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36 Best YA Fantasy Books of All Time

(Updated 2021) Our goal was to create the best list of YA Fantasy books on the internet.
To remain objective and unbiased, we looked at the 5 most popular“best YA Fantasy books" articles online (we chose 5 because anything more than that diluted our quality).

Our rationale was simple: If a book only appears in one article, it’s probably just the journalist’s opinion, but if it appears in two or more, it’s probably worth checking out!
Below you’ll find which books made the cut 😊

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  1. 1
    Appears in 4 articles
  2. 2

    The Hazel Wood

    Melissa Albert

    Appears in 3 articles
  3. 3

    The Gilded Wolves

    Roshani Chokshi

    Appears in 3 articles
  4. 4
    Appears in 3 articles
  5. 5

    Red Queen

    Victoria Aveyard

    Appears in 3 articles
  6. 6
    Appears in 3 articles
  7. 7
    Appears in 3 articles
  8. 8
    Appears in 3 articles
  9. 9

    The Hobbit

    J.R.R. Tolkien

    Appears in 2 articles
  10. 10
    Appears in 2 articles
  11. 11

    The Selection

    Kiera Cass

    Appears in 2 articles
  12. 12

    Vampire Academy

    Richelle Mead

    Appears in 2 articles
  13. MOST RECOMMENDED!
    13

    Uprooted

    Naomi Novik

    Appears in 2 articles
  14. 14

    Twilight

    Stephenie Meyer

    Appears in 2 articles
  15. 15

    Three Dark Crowns

    Kendare Blake

    Appears in 2 articles
  16. 16
    Appears in 2 articles
  17. 17

    The Thief

    Megan Whalen Turner

    Appears in 2 articles
  18. 18

    The Reader

    Traci Chee

    Appears in 2 articles
  19. 19
    Appears in 2 articles
  20. 20

    The Belles

    Dhonielle Clayton

    Appears in 2 articles
  21. 21
    Appears in 2 articles
  22. 22

    Six of Crows

    Jørn Lier Horst

    Appears in 2 articles
  23. 23

    Shadow and Bone

    Leigh Bardugo

    Appears in 2 articles
  24. 24

    Seraphina

    Rachel Hartman

    Appears in 2 articles
  25. 25

    Pet

    Akwaeke Emezi

    Appears in 2 articles
  26. 26

    Graceling

    Kristin Cashore

    Appears in 2 articles
  27. 27
    Appears in 2 articles
  28. 28

    Girl, Serpent, Thorn

    Melissa Bashardoust

    Appears in 2 articles
  29. MOST RECOMMENDED!
    29

    Fable

    Adrienne Young

    Appears in 2 articles
  30. 30

    Eragon

    Christopher Paolini

    Appears in 2 articles
  31. 31

    Dorothy Must Die

    Danielle Paige

    Appears in 2 articles
  32. 32

    Caraval

    Stephanie Garber

    Appears in 2 articles
  33. 33

    Beasts Made of Night

    Tochi Onyebuchi

    Appears in 2 articles
  34. 34

    Ash Princess

    Laura Sebastian

    Appears in 2 articles
  35. 35

    Akata Witch

    Nnedi Okorafor

    Appears in 2 articles
  36. 36
    Appears in 2 articles

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