Best YA fantasy books teens will love (80 of our favorite books and authors).

Looking for something new to read? There are tons of great YA books, but here are 80 of the ones that stuck with us. Check them out and let us know what you think!

1. A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown 
2. The Unbroken by C.L. Clark 
3. A Girl Called Shameless by Laura Steven 
4. Never-Contented Things by Sarah Porter 
5. The Obsidian Tower by Melissa Caruso
6. The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna 
7. All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace 
8. The Silvered Serpents by Roshani Chokshi 
9. The Shadow Game by Lydia Kang 
10. The Witch King by H.E. Edgerton 
11. The Other Side of Perfect by Mariko Turk 
12. The Falconer by Elizabeth May 
13. The Memory of Souls by Jenn Lyons 
14. The Betrothed by Kiera Cass 
15. The Obsidian Prince by Melissa Caruso 
16. The Queen’s Assassin by Melissa de la Cruz 
17. We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia 
18. The Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley 
19. The Mask Falling by Samantha Shannon 
20. Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco 
21. Rebel Fate by Marissa Meyer 
22. Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan 
23. The Crown of Grief by Melinda Salisbury 
24. The Devil You Know by Trish Doller 
25. The Cerulean by Amy Ewing 
26. These Vengeful Hearts by Katherine Laurin 
27. The Eve of War by Joelle Charbonneau
28. The Infinity Courts by Akemi Dawn Bowman 
29. The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson
30. The Light Between Worlds by Laura E. Weymouth 
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31. A Prophecy of Wolves by Kathryn Ormsbee 
32. The Memory Thief by Lauren Mansy 
33. Wilder Girls by Rory Power 
34. Empire of Gold by S.A. Chakraborty 
35. The Dark Tide by Alicia Jasinska 
36. The Witch’s Heart by Genevieve Gornichec 
37. The Witch of Willow Hall by Hester Fox 
38. The Unspoken Name by A.K. Larkwood 
39. Blood Heir by Amélie Wen Zhao 
40. If I’m Being Honest by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka
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41. The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh 
42. The Fever King by Victoria Lee 
43. The Shadowglass by Rin Chupeco 
44. The Iron Raven by Julie Kagawa 
45. Furyborn by Claire Legrand 
46. The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross 
47. The Light at the Bottom of the World by London Shah
48. Finale by Stephanie Garber 
49. The Wolf of Oren-Yaro by K.S. Villoso 
50. The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black
51. The Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen
52. The Infinity Courts by Akemi Dawn Bowman
53. The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi 
54. This is Not the End by Chandler Baker 
55. The Wicked King by Holly Black 
56. The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan 
57. The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White 
58. The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver 
59. A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik 
60. The Betrothed by Kiera Cass 
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61. Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse 
62. Reign of the Fallen by Sarah Glenn Marsh
63. The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
64. Game of Stars by Sara Raasch
65. The Darkest Star by Jennifer L. Armentrout 
66. The Deceivers by Kristen Simmons 
67. The Women of the Blue Castle by Jessica Rubinkowski 
68. The Tower of Nero by Rick Riordan 
69. The Winter Duke by Claire Eliza Bartlett 
70. The Alchemy of Chaos by Megan O’Keefe 
71. The Girl at the Center of the World by Austin Aslan
72. The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty 
73. The Storm Crow by Kalyn Josephson 
74. The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang 
75. The Iron Raven by Julie Kagawa 
76. The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh 
77. The Antidote by Shelley Sackier 
78. The Burning Shadow by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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    Aisling Grey is a courier enjoying a free, work-related trip to Paris when she learns she's a Guardian. That's a keeper of the Gates of Hell, for those who don't know. She finds this out from Drake Vireo, who's scrumptiously sexy-at least in his human form. Now Drake has stolen the package Aisling was sent to deliver, and she must track him down, get the package, and try to resist the passion boiling inside her.
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