• Carly Huss

Best Young Adult Fantasy Series

Updated: Jan 26


I don't judge a book by its cover, I judge it by its sequel.

Not many things irk me more than falling in love with a story only to have my heart broken by a terrible second, third, or fourth book.

This is my list of Young Adult Fantasy Series that did it right.

10. "Blue is for Nightmares" by Laurie Faria Stolarz


This is where it all started for me. Magic, murder, men, mystery, it has all the crucials. It's an oldie, but a goodie.

Fun Fact: I used to make my mom buy me colored candles so I could burn them while I read.

The Series:

Blue is for Nightmares

White is for Magic

Silver is for Secrets

Red is for Remembrance

Black is for Beginnings

Other series by Laurie:

Touch

Dark House


9. "Across the Universe" by Beth Revis

Amy wakes up fifty years too early from her frozen slumber, far, far away from home.

New society:

Everyone on Godspeed has brown hair, brown eyes, and dark skin. Except redhead Amy.

The series:

Across the Universe

A Million Suns

Shades of Earth

Other books by Beth:

The Body Electric

A World Without You

The Turing Test

The Girl & the Machine

8. "Mythos Academy" by Jennifer Estep


Gwen goes to Mythos Academy, where everyone has wicked-cool gifts, and she sees history with just a touch

Favorite Character: Gwen's dagger. He's blood thirsty.

The Series:

Touch of Frost

Kiss of Frost

Dark Frost

Crimson Frost

Midnight Frost

Other series by Jennifer:

Elemental Assassins

Black Blade

Big Time

7. "Lunar Chronicles" by Marissa Meyer


Cinder is a cyborg with an android side-kick in New Bejing, trying to save her step sister from a lunar disease and not fall in love with the prince.

Retold fairy-tales:

Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and Snow White

The Series:

Cinder

Scarlet

Cress

Winter

Bonus Books:

The Fairest

Stars Above

6. "Kricket" by Amy A. Bartol


Kricket learns her parents gave her more than pale hair and purple eyes before they left her to the foster system.

The men:

Trey Allairis goes beyond his duty to bring Kricket to his planet safe and sound.

Kyon Ensin understands Kricket's gifts better than her, and won't take no for an answer.

The series:

Under Different Stars

Sea of Stars

Darken the Stars

5. "The Sweet Trilogy" by Wendy Higgins


Good girl Anna Whitt falls for Kaidan Rowe, the most tempting bad-boy of them all.

Her Temptation:

Drugs and Alcohol

His Temptation:

Anna Whitt

The series:

Sweet Evil

Sweet Peril

Sweet Reckoning

Bonus: Sweet Temptation

More from Wendy

See Me

Remember Me

Eurona Duology

4. "Soul Screamers" by Rachel Vincent


Its hard to fit in when you're a Banshee and classmates are dropping dead left and right, Kaylee Cavanaugh would know.

Favorite Character:

A reaper

Hate-to-love Character:

A mara

Love-to-hate Character:

An incubus

The Series:

My Soul to Take

My Soul to Save

My Soul to Keep

My Soul to Steal

If I Die

Before I Wake

With All My Soul

3. "The Dark Elements" by Jennifer L. Armentrout


Layla wants nothing more than to kiss her life-long crush, but can't risk sucking out his soul, and Zayne's soul is beautiful. She can kiss Roth, however. Why? Because he doesn't have a soul to take.

Is it hot in here, or is it just me? It's amazing how steamy a no-kiss scene can be.

The series:

White Hot Kiss

Stone Cold Touch

Every Last Breath

Just read everything by Jennifer

2. "Lux" by Jennifer L. Armentrout


Daemon is the best "book boyfriend" ever, so what if he's an alien.

Katy is just like us: She reads a lot and thinks book boyfriends are so much better than dealing with the idiocy of real guys. Until she meet Daemon.

Electric: No electronics are safe when Katy and Daemon get hot and heavy.

The Series:

Obsidian

Onyx

Opal

Origin

Opposition

Oblivion (Daemon POV)

If she wrote it, read it.

1.5. "Vampire Academy" by Richelle Mead


So much more than a vampire book. Throw your judgement away , and just read it.

The people: Even minor characters come to life.

Number of times I've read the series: Six.

Romance: Rose and Dimitri are meant to be together. Duh. But...but...Adrian...

The series:

Vampire Academy

Frost Bite

Shadow Kiss

Blood Promise

Spirit Bound

Last Sacrifice

1. "Bloodlines" by Richelle Mead


Yes, the spinoff is even better than the original, proving each book is better than the last.

But...but...Adrian He's baaaaaack. And thank St. Vladimir he didn't stick with Rose, because he's perfect for Sydney

Who Else? Jill, Eddie, Angeline, Sonya, Rose, and *sigh* Dimitri

The series:

VA Series

Bloodlines

The Golden Lily

The Indigo Spell

Silver Shadows

The Fiery Heart

The Ruby Circle

Also Read:

The Glimmering Court

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