The Best Young-Adult Books of All TimeWith so many great titles slated for publication, YA lovers will be happily turning pages all year long. From the author that captivated readers with One of Us Is Lying comes a new YA thriller about a small town, sinister secrets, and a doomed homecoming. With enough plot twists to leave you reeling, this captivating mystery will keep you glued to the page. Both horrific and touching, this novel is about humanity, family, redemption, and hope. Aspasia captains a ship dedicated to rescuing women and children from slavery. With war brewing and a constant threat hanging over her, Aspasia must rely on her magic, tenacity, and loyal friends to win her freedom. This action-packed sequel to Reign the Earth will satisfy your craving for magic, romance, and suspense.
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As an online gamer girl, Sofi Snow works behind the scenes to protect her brother, Shilo, as he competes in a mix of real and virtual blood sport. She must partner with Miguel, a Delonese Ambassador, to free Shilo and warn those on Earth of impending doom. All genres are represented! Are you ready to find your next favorite YA book series? This trilogy follows Lara Jean Song, whose secret love letters accidentally get sent to her crushes, and the embarrassing and surprisingly romantic consequences. Three novels focusing on an interconnected group of Australian teens, exploring life, love, grief, and identity. First book: Six Impossible Things.
Speculative fiction has exploded in the young adult category, and the past decade alone has seen some really incredible works. Here are 25 of the best fantasy books for teens or readers of all ages to check out — everything from princesses to dragons to heists and street gangs. But a job gone wrong gets Ada imprisoned, and soon the girls are on the run from the law. Blending a rich historical setting with a touch of romance and a permeating magic, Iron Cast is a fresh fantasy to explore. To flee from her Uncle Hiram, who seeks to control her and exploit her power, Lee disguises herself as a boy and escapes towards California, where the call of the Gold Rush attracts miners hoping to strike it rich. If she plays her cards right, she might just find a safe place to call her own. Though the plot focuses on the literal sisterhood of Cate, Maura, and Tess Cahill, Cate experiences sisterhood bonds with many of the girls and young women she encounters.
This story was written in collaboration with Forbes Finds. Featured products are independently selected and linked to for your convenience. If you buy something using a link on this page, Forbes may receive a small share of that sale. There's something special about young adult fantasy. Perhaps the limits YA authors set on themselves—no cursing, no graphic sex, not too much gory violence—actually make the stories more clever and more human, than some of their more adult-oriented counterparts.
The night may be dark and full of terrors, but the year is bright and full of incredible books to get you through. We have a reading challenge. These novels have everything from snarky assassins to clever, magic manipulating girls. Becuase, really, the genre just keeps getting better. We included both sequels, standalones, and series starters below, but made sure to designate if anything was part of a preexisting series.
We all know that feeling of pleasant-yet-painful anticipation during the wait between books in our favorite series, but sometimes we want to read series the way we watch seasons of Netflix shows: all in one sitting. The Program is both a cure and a curse—it takes away hurtful emotions, but it also strips people of their memories. Michelle Hodkin has a new series told from the perspective of Noah Shaw, and it. What it has: sci-fi and fantasy elements, mystery, romance, evil corporations, action, and adventure. What it has: fantasy elements, adventure, powers, romance, self-discovery, and mythology. But the Maids of Honor—five young ladies-in-waiting—are her most trusted royal guard. What it has: romance, powers, action, devious plots, historical elements, and tons of girl power.
Print book list. The hook: At 9 years old, Finnikin has a prophetic dream about the destruction of his kingdom, Lumatere. The prophecy leads him to make a pact with his two best friends to protect their people. As Finnikin grows up, he spends his life trying to find a home for the refugees locked outside the kingdom. Finnikin struggles between his growing love for Evanjalin and his quest to save his friends and kingdom. This richly complex fantasy trilogy is beautifully written with well-developed characters and an intricate plot, which might make it a bit hard to get into for weaker readers. Parents should note the mature sexual content including rape and violence make this series best for older teens and up.