Young Adult fantasy is expansive and growing, which makes it all the more surprising that Book Riot hasn’t had a must-read list of the best YA fantasy books before. But better late than never.
As you can expect, this list of YA fantasies isn’t comprehensive. Dipping into sub-genres of contemporary, historical, and high fantasies, it includes a mix of new and newer titles, a few to look forward to (and preorder!) and a few classic YA fantasy mainstays that are just so good that you, well, must read them. And if you want more, you can find lists of the best feminist YA, YA fantasies by women of color, and #Ownvoices YA fantasy.
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