Best YA Fantasy Books


Emma Haag, Author

If you are anything like me, you love to read. And one of my favorite genres is Fantasy. Here are two books I’ve been wanting to read.

Red Queen – Victoria Aveyard 2015

Red Queen tells the story of Mare Borrow, a 17 year old girl who lives in a world where status depends on the color of your blood. Those of you who have red blood would be commoners yet those of you who have silver blood would be royals who possess special powers. Mare is a Red who lives in the stilts with her family while her brothers are off fighting for the Silvers in an ongoing war. One day Mare is whisked off to sever for the King. During her service, Mare finds out that while she has Red blood, she possesses a Silver ability. The King, who fears her potential, hides her away in plain sight by betrothing her to his youngest son Maven. However, Mare’s heart belongs to his older brother Cal. Dun Dun Dunn! Trapped with the sea of Silvers, Mare must now use her new powers to bring down the regime from the inside.

Six of Crows – Leigh Bardugo 2015

This story follows a Kaz Brekker and his crew and is set in the city of Ketterdam. Kaz and his crew are attempting to pull off an impossible heist. There is Kaz, know as “dirtyhads” in the Barrel (Slums of Ketterdam). Then Inej, a wraith who has the ability to move soundlessly. Jesper, the sharpshooter with a gambling problem. Wylan, the insurance. Finally Nina, a grisha heartrender and Matthias, an outsider with insiders information. Together, they are going on a suicide mission, and all together they are dangerous enough that they just might have a chance.

The Cruel Prince – Holly Black 2018

This story follows Jude, who was seven when her parents were murderer and she and her 2 sisters were stolen away to live in the High Court of Faerie. Now, 10 years later Jude wants nothing more that to belong here, despite her mortality. Jude wants to win a place at the Court but in doing so she must defy Prince Carden, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King. With the hint of betrayal in the nation, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters and Faerie itself. This books contains the epitome of the enemies-to-lovers trope.