My Favorite YA Fantasy Books/Series

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I personally think that fantasy is the most challenging genre to read. Unlike contemporary books, finding the right fantasy book and immersing yourself in the world properly requires a great deal of imagination and concentration. And if the writing isn’t that good, there’s no way I’d be able to continue on with the book. But on the other hand, I believe that fantasy is the most essential genre of all; what’s the point of reading if you don’t come across a book every now and then that takes you to worlds where faeries and monsters and unicorns exist?(the books aren’t in any specific order)


The Lunar Chronicles Series by Marissa Meyer

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One of my favorite series ever. I’m total Cresswell trash here.


The Firebird Series by Claudia Gray

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universe-traveling/physics


The Shatter Me Series by Tahereh Mafi

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Amazing character development. 3 more books to come! Check out my post here


The A Court Of Thorns and Roses Series by Sarah J Maas

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The 3rd book’s on the way! This is my favorite fantasy series yet.


The Mara Dyer Series by Michelle Hodkin

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It was a little creepy at first but ended up being one of the most romantic and thrilling series I’ve come across.


The Throne Of Glass Series by Sarah J Maas

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Currently reading the second book, but I have really high expectations for this series.


The Red Queen Series by Victoria Aveyard

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Still haven’t read the 3rd book. The first two caused me to have some pretty serious trust issues.


Heartless by Marissa Meyer

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A fairytale retelling of The Queen Of Hearts that literally blew my mind.

 

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38 thoughts on “My Favorite YA Fantasy Books/Series

  1. salmahsbookshelf says:

    I’ve always wanted to read the Lunar Chronicles but haven’t gotten around to it yet. I’ve heard it’s a lot like sailor moon so that interested me. I loved Shatter Me but actually never read the third book. I’m gonna refresh now that 3 more are coming

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  2. thebookcorps says:

    I still have to read The Lunar Chronicles! I have the first book and have tried reading it so many times, but I get distracted lol! Also ACOWAR is coming out tomorrow! so excited lol
    great choices 😀

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    • Nadwa @ painfullyfictional says:

      Oh my God, Laura! Come on!! Alright, here’s an idea, what about a buddy-read in July? That would be after my finals. I’m planning on binge-reading the series, but if you’re up to it, I’d love to read Cinder with you. I would even find other people to tag along so you’d get motivated 😂😂 Ohh I’m super excited for ACOWAR!! 😍😍

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        • Nadwa @ painfullyfictional says:

          All right, It’s all set then! 😍 This is going to be my first buddy-read so I’m really looking forward to it! That’s going to be over 2 months from now, so I’ll contact you later to set the date 😂💘 We can even publish a post to invite anyone who wants to read/reread the books to join!

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          • thebookcorps says:

            My first one too!! How exciting 😀 Yes let me know when you want to do it – I’ll be done with uni in July so I’ll have plenty of time to read ❤ And yes that sounds good to invite other people !

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  3. Bionic Book Worm says:

    Agreed. You have to be in the right mind set and have the time to dedicate to fantasy if you want to get the most out of it. I LOVE the ACOTAR and Throne of Glass series! SJM is now one of my favourite authors. The Lunar chronicles is just as amazing. I plan to start the firebird series this month or next. So excited!

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    • Nadwa @ painfullyfictional says:

      Ahh just thinking about the squad gives me ALLLL the feels. I can’t imagine what re-reading the books would make me feel. I wish I were free enough to binge read them but I’m so busy with school right now 😭 Tell Thorne I say hi, will you? And I’m utterly honored!! 😍💘

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  4. readwithkatie says:

    I’ve read the first books in the Lunar Chronicles and the Firebird trilogy, I really need to continue as I loved both of them! Of course ACOTAR and ACOMAF are my all time favourites, I can’t wait for ACOWAR! I still need to read Mara Dyer, Throne of Glads and Red Queen. I read Heartless and I really liked it but the ending killed me 😫

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  5. Ashley says:

    I’ve heard a lot of great things about the Lunar Chronicles and Shatter Me, I might have to check them out at some point. I’m reading a Court of Wings and Ruin right now and am so glad I decided to give the series a second chance because book two was amazing! I’ve read four of the Throne of Glass books and even though I find them somewhat entertaining, I’ve never really been able to adore them the way a lot of other people have. The same goes for Red Queen. My sister’s a fan though! Great list.

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