Omg, this is so hard, where do I even begin?! I thought about doing just fantasy but the truth is, I don’t read a lot of non-YA fantasy. YA is my go-to genre in everything so I though I at least could do myself a favor (!!!) by picking fantasy as my sub-genre! Still difficult though because there’s so many good ones! Ahhhhhh.
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Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling — Always. There’s not further explanation needed. Books of my early teen years. Movies of my later teen years. Forever a Potterhead.
The Winner’s Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski — Besides my favorite OTP of all time, Kestrel and Arin (Kestrin? Not sure if they have a combo name yet. XD ) are fantastic characters by themselves. Both headstrong and brilliant. I will never not love this series, and I will forever be grateful for meeting Marie back in April. She’s so sweet! I’m excited to see what else she’ll write! Here’s my review for The Winner’s Kiss and my audiobook reread for The Winner’s Curse.
An Ember in the Ashes and A Torch Against the Night by Sabba Tahir — My new loves. ❤ I fell in love with AEitA when it read it for the first time a few weeks ago just in time for the sequel to come out and I devoured that within days. Two strong female characters and a handsome, compassionate male character. Not to mention blood, violence, magic! What’s not to like? 😛 Here’s my review for AEitA and ATAtN.
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo — I should really put Crooked Kingdom here too because I know it’s going to be awesome and break my heart at the same time. 😦 I fell in love with Six of Crows too. Fantastic diverse group of characters, romances galore, including an LGBTQ one (possibly?!) and sass, general butt-kicking, and a heist just in case you think that’s exactly what you need. You can read my review here.
The Falconer series by Elizabeth May — Sadly, I don’t see these books around either on Goodreads or Instagram. Guys, stop what you’re doing and read this! This also falls under historical fiction but hello, look at that cover! Both of them! Doesn’t it just scream badass female character? Because you got it. There’s a dash of steampunk and crazy fae on the loose. You can read my review of The Vanishing Throne here.
Green Rider series by Kristen Britain — I don’t believe these are strictly advertised as Young Adult but I came across this series at the library last year or so. I fell in love with them, devouring each book quickly. I loved books 1 – 3 but 4 and 5 felt…off. Especially book five, Mirror Sight. Britain’s releasing book 6 next year around March and I’d be lying if I said I’m not waiting on the edge of my seat because I am. If you love fantasy, please give this series a try!
The Young Elites trilogy by Marie Lu — Ah, what’s not to love here? Besides that fact that Adelina got on my NERVES in TRS, I’m looking forward to the final book of the series, The Midnight Star. I might just reread the series in preparation for the finale! I think some of my favorite characters are going to die though. 😦 But we’ll see!
So yeah… This is more than 10 books. I suppose I should have said favorite YA fantasy series of all time but… *shrugs* XD I have a ton more favorite YA fantasy series but I will forever love and recommend these series to everyone.