Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Top-Rated YA Fantasy Books You Can't Miss

 

Top-Rated YA Fantasy Books You Can't Miss


Hey there, bookworms! Ready for some top-notch YA fantasy recommendations? These reads are among the highest-rated Young Adult on Goodreads. There's something about YA fantasy that's utterly captivating—personally, it's my go-to genre! The immersive worlds and compelling characters just pull you in. So better stick around for your next fantasy obsession! 

If you're a fan of magical worlds, daring quests, and coming-of-age adventures that leave you breathless this list is for you so let's dive in!




Highest-Rated YA Fantasy Books You Can't-Miss


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An Ember In The Ashes by Sabba Tahir

From Goodreads: Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear. It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire’s impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They’ve seen what happens to those who do.



The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)

From Goodreads: Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister's place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before—and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender.











Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter #6)

From Goodreads: It is the middle of the summer, but there is an unseasonal mist pressing against the windowpanes. Harry Potter is waiting nervously in his bedroom at the Dursleys' house in Privet Drive for a visit from Professor Dumbledore himself. One of the last times he saw the Headmaster was in a fierce one-to-one duel with Lord Voldemort, and Harry can't quite believe that Professor Dumbledore will actually appear at the Dursleys' of all places.




The Lightning by Thief by Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #1)

From Goodreads:  Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can't seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse - Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy's mom finds out, she knows it's time that he knew the truth about where he came from.



Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

From Goodreads: The year is 1878. Tessa Gray descends into London’s dark supernatural underworld in search of her missing brother. She soon discovers that her only allies are the demon-slaying Shadowhunters—including Will and Jem, the mysterious boys she is attracted to. Soon they find themselves up against the Pandemonium Club, a secret organization of vampires, demons, warlocks, and humans.






Divergent by Veronica Roth

From Goodreads:  In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. 






Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

From Goodreads: Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling.



The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

From Goodreads: Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks directly to her. His name is Gansey, and Blue soon discovers that he is a rich student at Aglionby, the local private school. Blue has a policy of staying away from Aglionby boys. Known as Raven Boys, they can only mean trouble.




A Curse So Dark and Lonely

A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

From Goodreads: Cursed by a powerful enchantress to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year, Prince Rhen, the heir of Emberfall, thought he could be saved easily if a girl fell for him. But that was before he turned into a vicious beast hell-bent on destruction. Before he destroyed his castle, his family, and every last shred of hope.




SORCERY OF THORNS BY MARGARET ROGERSON

Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson 

From Goodreads: Cursed by a powerful enchantress to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year, Prince Rhen, the heir of Emberfall, thought he could be saved easily if a girl fell for him. But that was before he turned into a vicious beast hell-bent on destruction. Before he destroyed his castle, his family, and every last shred of hope.



Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor


Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

From Goodreads:  Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. 



Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
Lady Midnight: The Dark Artifices, Book 1 by Cassandra Clare

From Goodreads:  It’s been five years since the events of City of Heavenly Fire that brought the Shadowhunters to the brink of oblivion. Emma Carstairs is no longer a child in mourning, but a young woman bent on discovering what killed her parents and avenging her losses. Together with her parabatai Julian Blackthorn, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches across Los Angeles, from the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica.



Six of Crows Book #1 by Leigh Bardugo



Six of Crows Book #1 by Leigh Bardugo

From Goodreads: Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone.


Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows Book #2) by Leigh Bardugo

Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows Book #2) by Leigh Bardugo

From Goodreads: Double-crossed and badly weakened, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous  jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz's cunning and test the team's fragile loyalties.



Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce

From Goodreads: And so young Alanna of Trebond begins the journey to knighthood. Though a girl, Alanna has always craved the adventure and daring allowed only for boys; her twin brother, Thom, yearns to learn the art of magic. So one day they decide to switch places: Thom heads for the convent to learn magic; Alanna, pretending to be a boy, is on her way to the castle of King Roald to begin her training as a page.



An Enchantment of Ravens Margaret Rogerson

An Enchantment of Ravens Margaret Rogerson

From Goodreads: With a flick of her paintbrush, Isobel creates stunning portraits for a dangerous set of clients: the fair folk. These immortal creatures cannot bake bread or put a pen to paper without crumbling to dust. They crave human Craft with a terrible thirst, and they trade valuable enchantments for Isobel’s paintings. 



Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

From Goodreads: n a land without magic, where the king rules with an iron hand, an assassin is summoned to the castle. She comes not to kill the king, but to win her freedom. If she defeats twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors in a competition, she is released from prison to serve as the king's champion. Her name is Celaena Sardothien.



Carry On by Rainbow Rowell


Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

From Goodreads: Half the time, Simon can't even make his wand work, and the other half, he starts something on fire. His mentor's avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there's a magic-eating monster running around, wearing Simon's face. Baz would be having a field day with all this, if he were here — it's their last year at the Watford School of Magicks, and Simon's infuriating nemesis didn't even bother to show up.



The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe C.S. Lewis , Tormod Haugen

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe C.S. Lewis , Tormod Haugen

From Goodreads: Half the time, Simon can't even make his wand work, and the other half, he starts something on fire. His mentor's avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there's a magic-eating monster running around, wearing Simon's face. Baz would be having a field day with all this, if he were here — it's their last year at the Watford School of Magicks, and Simon's infuriating nemesis didn't even bother to show up.



Red Queen #1 by Victoria Aveyard


Red Queen #1 by Victoria Aveyard

From Goodreads: The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change.


The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern


The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

From Goodreads: The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des RĂªves, and it is only open at night.

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