There’s nothing that quite captures our hearts like a good romantic story line in our fantasy novels! Especially when the cover of the book is just as beautiful and exciting. We’ve been dying for a little romance lately, so we’ve gathered a list for you of some of the best YA fantasy romance books! Read on for some swoon worthy titles and heart stopping novel covers to add to your reading collection.
1. The Elements of the Crown – Kay L Moody
“You’ll change Kamdaria for the better, my dear. I’m sure of it.”Kay L Moody, The Elements of the Crown
This cover has gorgeous typography complete with sparkles! And those beautiful crowns are just the icing on the cake. Plus, the story features a young woman with elemental magic, a dark and dangerous land, and a few people who crave power a little too desperately. It’s sure to satisfy every book lover’s craving.
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2. Cinder – Marissa Meyer
“Even in the future the story begins with Once Upon a Time.”– Marissa Meyer
We couldn’t make this list of the best YA fantasy romance books without including Cinder! This YA classic is a unique twist on the Cinderella story, with romance to catch your heart. If we’re going to be honest though, what we love the most about this book is its eye catching cover! Beautiful lettering and a unique picture send the message that this is not your ordinary Cinderella story. If you haven’t read this unique beauty, you are missing out!
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3. Spin the Dawn – Elizabeth Lim
“You will hold the seams of our family together, Maia. No other tailor in the world can do that.”– Elizabeth Lim, Spin The Dawn
Spin the Dawn is a newer release, with amazing reviews on goodreads. The stunning artwork on the cover had us captivated from our first glance! We love all the beautiful details, especially the fierce heroine amidst all the deep shades of blue. Our favorite part is how creatively the artist wove in the theme of being a tailor, hinting at both the talents of the main character and the challenges that she will face. Plan to pick up this beauty soon, you won’t regret it!
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4. The Girl of Fire and Thorns – Rae Carson
“Honor from death…is a myth. Invented by the war torn to make sense of the horrific. If we die, it will be so that others may live. Truly honorable death, the only honorable death, is the one that enables life.”– Rae Carson, The Girl of Fire and Thorns
The beautiful reflection in the diamond on the cover of this book stole our hearts as soon as we saw it! Combined with the beautiful purples and pinks, the art on the front of this book is absolutely stunning. The Girl of Fire and Thorns is a fantastic YA fantasy read, one that will keep you up late in the night and dying for more!
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5. Daughter of Shades – Sylvia Mercedes
This is honestly one of the most epic covers on our list! You can’t get much better than a tough female warrior with incredible armor and a creepy shadow in the background. We love how detailed and stunning the picture is. If you’re looking for a YA fantasy romance that you can’t put down, this is for you!
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6. A Court of Thorns and Roses – Sarah J. Maas
“Don’t feel bad for one moment about doing what brings you joy.”– Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Thorns And Roses
Let’s be honest, we picked up this YA fantasy romance because of the drop dead gorgeous dress on the front! The contrast between the deep red background and the black gown with thorns wound around the front of the book mirrors the intense story on the inside. If you haven’t picked this one up yet, you are missing out on an amazing experience!
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7. Daughter of Smoke and Bone – Laini Taylor
“Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love. It did not end well.”– Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke and Bone
The cover of this exciting YA fantasy is so mysterious! Everything from the black and white colors to the beautiful blue mask and the two opposite styles of writing in the title make us so excited to pick this one up! Laini Taylor is a master storyteller, and she does not disappoint in Daughter of Smoke and Bone.
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8. Sorcery of Thorns – Margaret Rogerson
“When terrible things have happened to you, sometimes the promise of something good can be just as frightening.”– Margaret Rogerson, Sorcery of Thorns
The cover of this YA fantasy beautifully hints at the magic waiting inside. We love the thorns wound around the cover and the adventurous depiction of Elisabeth with a jeweled sword in her hand. Known for its magic and creative world building, this enchanting story is one of our favorites from our list of best YA fantasy romance books!
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9. The Shadow Queen – C.J. Redwine
“You don’t go into battle because you’re sure of victory. You go into battle because it’s the right thing to do.”– C. J. Redwine, The Shadow Queen
This poisonously delicious cover is the perfect introduction to a dark YA fantasy romance inspired by the story of Snow White. We love the contrast of the dripping black apple with a pure white and grey background. For those of you who are fans of cunning princesses and stories that are impossible to put down, this gripping tale is for you!
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10. Stain – A.G. Howard
“Friendship has many rewards. Love is the culmination of them all.”– A.G. Howard, Stain
We can’t be the only ones sucked in by the beauty of this cover! The picture on the front is so mysteriously beautiful. The shining silver hair, deep purple flowers, and sweeping gold lettering make for a cover that we cannot stop staring at. Inspired by Hans Christian Anderson’s The Princess and the Pea, this Gothic beauty is guaranteed to take your breath away!
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11. The Assassin’s Blade – Sarah J. Maas
“She was fire, she was darkness, she was dust and blood and shadow.”– Sarah J. Maas, The Assassin’s Blade
We couldn’t help adding in a second YA fantasy romance book by Sarah J. Maas, she is such an incredible writer! The colors and detail on the front of this book are absolutely stunning! We love the blues and purples, and how incredibly epic Celaena looks. This heartbreakingly beautiful collection of the Throne of Glass novellas will work it’s way into your heart and leave you with tears in your eyes. It’s one you don’t want to miss!
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12. Storm Siren – Mary Weber
“I think some have to fight harder to choose good over evil because the evil’s got it out for them. And maybe it’s because those’re the ones evil knows will become the strongest warriors, recognizing true wickedness when it rears its head.”– Mary Weber, Storm Siren
Dark blue and stunning silvery white give the cover of Storm Siren a beautiful ethereal quality! The color contrast between dark and light is absolutely gorgeous. Complete with cracks of lightning and a swirling title, this epic fantasy from our best YA romance fantasy books list is one you are guaranteed to love!
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13. Daughter of the Pirate King – Tricia Levenseller
“Oh, the ridiculous things one has to do when one is a pirate.”– Tricia Levenseller, Daughter of the Pirate King
We love ourselves a red-headed female pirate! The cover of Daughter of the Pirate King deliciously hints at the swashbuckling adventures inside, with a courageous pirate and a dark stormy sea. For our fellow pirate fans, this YA fantasy is an experience you don’t want to miss!
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Do you love YA fantasy romance like we do? Let us know in the comments if you have any other romantic favorites!