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.
Blue is for Nightmares
White is for Magic
Silver is for Secrets
Red is for Remembrance
Black is for Beginnings
Other series by Laurie:
9. "Across the Universe" by Beth Revis
Amy wakes up fifty years too early from her frozen slumber, far, far away from home.
Everyone on Godspeed has brown hair, brown eyes, and dark skin. Except redhead Amy.
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.
Touch of Frost
Kiss of Frost
Other series by Jennifer:
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.
Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and Snow White
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.
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.
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.
Drugs and Alcohol
Bonus: Sweet Temptation
More from Wendy
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.
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.
White Hot Kiss
Stone Cold Touch
Every Last Breath
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.
Oblivion (Daemon POV)
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...
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 Golden Lily
The Indigo Spell
The Fiery Heart
The Ruby Circle
The Glimmering Court
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