2019 has been an amazing year for YA fantasy! Our favorite authors have released fantastic stories that are loved by readers worldwide. After reading so many incredible books this year, we’ve picked the finest of them to include in our list of the best YA fantasy books of 2019. Find your next great read here!
- The Wicked King – Holly Black
To start off the best YA fantasy books of 2019, we have The Wicked King! The Wicked King was voted the best YA fantasy release of 2019 on Goodreads! This enchanting story is one you won’t want to miss.
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2. Queen of Air and Darkness – Cassandra Clare
The final novel of the Dark Artifices trilogy, Queen of Air and Darkness, is full of dark secrets and forbidden love, and comes with an absolutely gorgeous cover! Don’t pass up on this beauty!
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3. King of Scars – Leigh Bardugo
Leigh Bardugo is a master storyteller, and she does not disappoint with King of Scars! One of the most anticipated releases of 2019, this book will keep you hooked until the last page!
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4. The Toll – Neal Shusterman
The highly anticipated finale to Neal Shusterman’s Arc of a Scythe trilogy is here! This bestseller is a fantastic read and very difficult to put down!
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5. A Curse So Dark and Lonely – Brigid Kemmerer
This spin on the story of Beauty and the Beast is a nail-biter! Don’t miss this dark, gritty, and unflinchingly raw retelling of a well loved fairy tale!
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6. Finale – Stephanie Garber
The end to the Caraval series is here, and it does not disappoint! Stephanie Garber’s writing is absolutely magical. Don’t pass up on this beauty, it is well worth your time to read!
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7. Sorcery of Thorns – Margaret Rogerson
For our fellow bookworms, Sorcery of Thorns is a treat! Filled with adventure and magic, this is a story you don’t want to miss!
Buy Sorcery of Thorns here
8. Aurora Rising – Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Action packed and exciting, Aurora Rising is one of the most unique releases of 2019! You don’t want to miss out on the adventures of this squad of misfits!
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9. Supernova – Marissa Meyer
Marissa Meyer is an incredible author, and she definitely put her best into this book! Don’t miss this amazing release!
Buy Supernova here
10. Defy Me – Tahereh Mafi
The latest installment of the Shatter Me series is not to be missed! A completely addicting release, this is one we know you will not be able to put down!
Buy Defy Me here
11. Bloodwitch – Susan Dennard
This heart pounding book is one of the most intense and spellbinding books of the year! Don’t wait to pick this one up, you won’t regret it!
Buy Bloodwitch here
12. Four Dead Queens – Astrid Scholte
This fast-paced book is a fantastic thrill ride that you are sure to enjoy! Plus, the cover is absolutely beautiful. This is one you won’t want to miss!
Buy Four Dead Queens here
13. Serpent and Dove – Shelby Mahurin
One of the most exciting releases of 2019, Serpent and Dove is an exciting story that completely lives up to its hype! This bestseller is completely worth the read, go ahead and pick up a copy!
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14. We Hunt The Flame – Hafsah Faizal
A New York Times bestseller, We Hunt the Flame is the exciting new release from Hafsah Faizal. Complete with incredible world building and spellbinding writing, this is one that you are guaranteed to love!
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15. The Gilded Wolves – Roshani Chokshi
From bestselling author Roshani Chokshi comes a gripping new book that will keep you on your toes until the last page! The Gilded Wolves is a New York Times bestseller, and it completely lives up to the hype!
Buy The Gilded Wolves here
16. Spin The Dawn – Elizabeth Lim
Spin the Dawn is creative, imaginative, and thrilling! Elizabeth Lim is an amazing author, and you do not want to miss this release!
Buy Spin the Dawn here
17. Children of Virtue and Vengeance – Tomi Adeyemi
The much anticipated sequel to the popular book Children of Blood and Bone, Children of Virtue and Vengeance is an instant best seller! Don’t pass this one up, you do not want to miss out on Tomi Adeyemi’s masterful storytelling!
Buy Children of Virtue and Vengeance here
18. The Queen of Nothing – Holly Black
Holly Black is a master writer, and it definitely shows through with The Queen of Nothing! This epic conclusion to the Folk of the Air trilogy is one that will keep you on your toes!
Buy The Queen of Nothing here
19. Crown of Feathers – Nicki Pau Preto
If you are looking for fierce warrior queens and legendary heroes, this book is for you! Unique and unforgettable, Crown of Feathers is a must read!
Buy Crown of Feathers here
20. Five Dark Fates – Kendare Blake
Five Dark Fates is the epic conclusion to the Three Dark Crowns series by best selling author Kendare Blake. Epic and exciting, this is a book we know you’ll love!
Buy Five Dark Fates here
21. Vow of Thieves – Mary E. Pearson
Vow of Thieves is the exciting conclusion to the Dance of Thieves series! Intense and breathtaking, Vow of Thieves does not disappoint!
Buy Vow of Thieves here
22. Lady Smoke – Laura Sebastian
Lady Smoke is an epic fantasy that is sure to steal your heart. Laura Sebastian is an amazing author that you don’t want to miss!
Buy Lady Smoke here
23. House of Salt and Sorrows – Erin A. Craig
Eerie and haunting, House of Salt and Sorrows is a bestseller loved by many. Don’t miss this amazing story!
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24. The Girl The Sea Gave Back – Adrienne Young
The Girl The Sea Gave Back is both gripping and beautiful. And doesn’t the cover look incredible? Don’t miss this incredible release by Adrienne Young!
Buy The Girl The Sea Gave Back here
25. Wicked Saints – Emily A. Duncan
A New York Times bestseller, Wicked Saints is a fantastic release by Emily A. Duncan. Don’t miss this gripping book, it will keep you up reading late into the night!
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26. The Elements of the Crown – Kay L Moody
Kay L Moody is an increasingly popular author, and she does not disappoint with The Elements of The Crown! Be sure to pick it up, you won’t regret it.
Buy The Elements of The Crown here
27. The Merciful Crow – Margaret Owen
The writing in this book definitely matches its incredible cover! Exciting and intense, this is definitely a must read!
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28. Kingsbane – Claire Legrand
A New York times Bestseller, Kingsbane is a book that you won’t be able to put down! Don’t miss this epic release by Claire Legrand!
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29. There Will Come a Darkness – Katy Rose Pool
This debut from Katy Rose Pool is one that you don’t want to miss! It is one of the most talked about releases of 2019, and it definitely lives up to the hype!
Buy There Will Come a Darkness here
30. Stain – A.G. Howard
Stain has one of the most beautiful covers of the books on our list! A. G. Howard is an incredible author, and this gripping tale is one you wont want to miss!
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31. Gravemaidens – Kelly Coon
This fierce fantasy is a must read! Don’t miss Kelly Coon’s exciting release!
Buy Gravemaidens here
32. Courting Darkness – Robin Lafevers
This dark tale is both thrilling and intriguing. It is sure to leave you breathless!
Buy Courting Darkness here
33. The Devouring Gray – Christine Lynn Herman
This unforgettable thriller is the last on our list of the best YA fantasy books of 2019! Riveting and exhilarating, this is one you don’t want to miss!
Buy The Devouring Gray here
That concludes our list of the best YA fantasy books of 2019! Let us know in the comments which ones from the list you have read and what your favorites are!