Top 10 Best Books to Read in Teen & Young Adult Fantasy - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Teen & Young Adult Fantasy. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Book 1


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Teen & Young Adult Fantasy - August 2021

A global phenomenon and cornerstone of contemporary children’s literature, J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series is both universally adored and critically acclaimed. Now, experience the magic as you’ve never heard it before. The inimitable Jim Dale brings to life an entire cast of characters - from the pinched, nasal whine of Petunia Dursley to the shrill huff of the Sorting Hat to the earnest, wondrous voice of the boy wizard himself.  Orphaned as an infant, young Harry Potter has been living a less-than-fortunate life. Belittled by his pompous uncle and sniveling aunt (not to mention his absolute terror of a cousin, Dudley), Harry has resigned himself to a mediocre existence in the cupboard under the stairs. But then the letters start dropping on the doormat at Number Four, Privet Drive. Addressed to “Mr. H. Potter” and stamped shut with a purple wax seal, the peculiar envelopes are swiftly confiscated by his relentlessly cruel family. But nothing stops Rubeus Hagrid, a great beetle-eyed giant of a man, from kicking down the door and bursting in with astonishing news: Harry Potter is a wizard - and not only a wizard, he’s an incredibly famous wizard. Hagrid spirits him away to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, setting into motion an incredible adventure (Banks run by goblins! Enchanted train platforms! Invisibility Cloaks!) that listeners won’t ever forget. Having now become classics of our time, the Harry Potter audiobooks never fail to bring comfort and escapism to listeners of all ages. With its message of hope, belonging, and the enduring power of truth and love, the story of the Boy Who Lived continues to delight generations of new listeners.

  • Author: J.K. Rowling
  • Genre: Teen & Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Social & Family Issues, Family

                 

2. Sorcery of Thorns


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Teen & Young Adult Fantasy - August 2021

A New York Times bestseller! “A bewitching gem...I absolutely loved every moment of this story.” —Stephanie Garber, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Caraval series “If you loved the Hogwarts Library…you’ll be right at home at Summershall.” —Katherine Arden, New York Times bestselling author of The Bear and the Nightingale From the New York Times bestselling author of An Enchantment of Ravens comes an “enthralling adventure” ( Kirkus Reviews , starred review) about an apprentice at a magical library who must battle a powerful sorcerer to save her kingdom. All sorcerers are evil. Elisabeth has known that as long as she has known anything. Raised as a foundling in one of Austermeer’s Great Libraries, Elisabeth has grown up among the tools of sorcery—magical grimoires that whisper on shelves and rattle beneath iron chains. If provoked, they transform into grotesque monsters of ink and leather. Then an act of sabotage releases the library’s most dangerous grimoire, and Elisabeth is implicated in the crime. With no one to turn to but her sworn enemy, the sorcerer Nathaniel Thorn, and his mysterious demonic servant, she finds herself entangled in a centuries-old conspiracy. Not only could the Great Libraries go up in flames, but the world along with them. As her alliance with Nathaniel grows stronger, Elisabeth starts to question everything she’s been taught—about sorcerers, about the libraries she loves, even about herself. For Elisabeth has a power she has never guessed, and a future she could never have imagined.

  • Author: Margaret Rogerson
  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books; Reprint edition (June 4, 2019)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Teen & Young Adult

                 

3. A Veil of Truth and Trickery (The Veiled Realm Book 1)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Teen & Young Adult Fantasy - August 2021

Delphine has been fae-marked from birth, treated as a curse despite the fact the once treacherous fae haven’t been sighted in decades—in fact, no one in Delph’s village has so much as laid eyes on one of the folk in nearly a century. Right up until a fae turns up on her doorstep, demanding Delph as down payment. No sooner has she set foot in the fae realm, however, then she learns she’s no mere collateral in a deal made with the lord that owns her family lands. She was selected for a reason, hunted down for a single purpose. The fae courts are fading. The folk disappearing. Only four courts remain. Four princes determined to save their crumbling kingdoms. And Delph … Delph may just hold the key to save them all. But even as Delph learns to see past the feared glamour of the fae realm, she quickly learns the impossible position she’s found herself in. The fae may not be the monsters she was led to believe, but in order to save them … she may have to become a monster herself. A Veil of Truth and Trickery is the first of a new upper YA/New Adult reverse harem fantasy series that may contain content sensitive to some readers.

  • Author: Analeigh Ford
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Teen & Young Adult

                 

4. Midnight Sun


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Teen & Young Adult Fantasy - August 2021

Number one best-selling author Stephenie Meyer makes a triumphant return to the world of Twilight with this highly anticipated companion: the iconic love story of Bella and Edward told from the vampire's point of view. When Edward Cullen and Bella Swan met in Twilight, an iconic love story was born. But until now, fans have heard only Bella's side of the story. At last, listeners can experience Edward's version in the long-awaited companion novel, Midnight Sun . This unforgettable tale as told through Edward's eyes takes on a new and decidedly dark twist. Meeting Bella is both the most unnerving and intriguing event he has experienced in all his years as a vampire. As we learn more fascinating details about Edward's past and the complexity of his inner thoughts, we understand why this is the defining struggle of his life. How can he justify following his heart if it means leading Bella into danger? In Midnight Sun , Stephenie Meyer transports us back to a world that has captivated millions and brings us an epic novel about the profound pleasures and devastating consequences of immortal love. An instant number one New York Times best seller An instant number one USA Today best seller An instant number one Wall Street Journal best seller An instant number one IndieBound best seller Apple Audiobook August Must-Listens Pick "People do not want to just read Meyer's books; they want to climb inside them and live there." ( Time ) "A literary phenomenon." ( New York Times )

  • Author: Stephenie Meyer
  • Genre: Teen & Young Adult, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy, Paranormal & Urban, Vampires

                 

5. Isle of the Undead: An Epic Fantasy Gamelit Adventure (Darkthorn Academy Book 4)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Teen & Young Adult Fantasy - August 2021

The hero becomes the hunted! After foiling the Quarnon's plans and killing his arch enemy, Jack is now being hunted. To keep his friends safe, Jack heads to the mysterious Isle of Maga. A place filled with poisonous mana, deadly beasts and an army of undead minotaurs. With his companion dragon Willmarth at his side, Jack will have to discover the Isle's secrets if he is going to survive the waves of Ogron warriors coming to hunt him. While Jack focuses on survival, the rest of the Misfits are continue to help grow Darkthorn Academy into a powerful school of mages. But unrest in the Orc lands force Stann to face his past, and the rest of the team struggles to find ways to help Jack. Together the Misfits will learn more about magic and how to grow as cultivators, if they can survive...

  • Author: Robyn Wideman
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Teen & Young Adult

                 



6. Zodiac Academy 4: Shadow Princess: An Academy Bully Romance


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Teen & Young Adult Fantasy - August 2021

The shadows are in my blood. I can feel them crawling through me, slithering under my skin and taking me hostage . But the darkness within me , isn't nearly as bad as the darkness that lives around me. The four heirs will stop at nothing to destroy the lives of me and my sister.  But they haven't figured out yet, we're the strongest creatures they've ever known... This is the fourth book in the Supernatural Bullies and Beasts series. Start the series now with Zodiac Academy: The Awakening

  • Author: Caroline Peckham
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Teen & Young Adult

                 

7. A Deal with the Elf King (Married to Magic)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Teen & Young Adult Fantasy - August 2021

Perfect for fans of A Court of Thorns and Roses and Uprooted, this stand-alone, fantasy romance about a human girl and her marriage to the Elf King is impossible to put down! The elves come for two things: war and wives. In both cases, they come for death. Three-thousand years ago, humans were hunted by powerful races with wild magic until the treaty was formed. Now, for centuries, the elves have taken a young woman from Luella's village to be their Human Queen. To be chosen is seen as a mark of death by the townsfolk. A mark nineteen-year-old Luella is grateful to have escaped as a girl. Instead, she's dedicated her life to studying herbology and becoming the town's only healer. That is, until the Elf King unexpectedly arrives... for her. Everything Luella had thought she'd known about her life, and herself, was a lie. Taken to a land filled with wild magic, Luella is forced to be the new queen to a cold yet blisteringly handsome Elf King. Once there, she learns about a dying world that only she can save. The magical land of Midscape pulls on one corner of her heart, her home and people tug on another... but what will truly break her is a passion she never wanted. A Deal with the Elf King is a complete, *stand-alone novel*, inspired by the tales of Hades and Persephone, as well as Beauty and the Beast, with a "happily ever after" ending. It's perfect for fantasy romance fans looking for just the right amount of steam and their next slow-burn and swoon-worthy couple.

  • Author: Elise Kova
  • Publisher: Silver Wing Press (November 6, 2020)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Teen & Young Adult

                 

8. The Shadow and Bone Trilogy Boxed Set: Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm, Ruin and Rising


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Teen & Young Adult Fantasy - August 2021

See the Grishaverse come to life on screen with Shadow and Bone , now a Netflix original series. All three books in Leigh Bardugo's New York Times -bestselling Shadow and Bone Trilogy are now available together in a beautiful paperback boxed set. Soldier. Summoner. Saint. Follow Alina Starkov through Shadow and Bone , Siege and Storm , and Ruin and Rising as she discovers her dormant powers and is swept up in a world of luxury and illusion. As Alina struggles to fit into her new life, a threat to the kingdom of Ravka grows―one that will test old alliances and challenge the very limits of magic, one that will forge a leader from a frightened girl. Praise for The Shadow and Bone Trilogy: " This is what fantasy is for. ” ―Laini Taylor for The New York Times on Shadow and Bone “Set in a fascinating, unique world rich with detail , Shadow and Bone was unlike anything I've ever read . Alina is a clever, sympathetic character I will gladly follow into the next installment―which can't come soon enough!” ―Veronica Roth, New York Times –bestselling author of Divergent, on Shadow and Bone

  • Author: Leigh Bardugo
  • Publisher: Square Fish; Box edition (November 14, 2017)
  • Genre: Teen & Young Adult, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • ISBN: 978-1250196231
  • Dimensions: 5.59 x 3.84 x 8.35 inches

                 

9. The Rotten Witch (The Coven: Fae Magic Book 3)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Teen & Young Adult Fantasy - August 2021

Sometimes magic just isn't enough... Sometimes you have to start a war, and that’s just what I’m going to do. They took my soulmate. I will get him back, even if I have to destroy everything to do so. Don't miss the penultimate book in The Coven: Fae Magic Series! **Trigger Warning: This book contains a scene with minor sexual violence that some may find triggering. If you feel this may bother you then please skip the scene labaled "Amelia" - if you read Rogue Witch, then you know.*

  • Author: Chandelle LaVaun
  • Publisher: Wanderlost Publishing (July 28, 2021)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Teen & Young Adult

                 

10. Twilight: The Twilight Saga, Book 1


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Teen & Young Adult Fantasy - August 2021

About three things I was certain. First, Edward was a vampire. Second, there was a part of him, and I didn't know how dominant that part might be, that thirsted for my blood. And Third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him. Isabella Swan's move to Forks, a small, perpetually rainy town in Washington, could have been the most boring move she ever made. But once she meets the mysterious and alluring Edward Cullen, Isabella's life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn. Up until now, Edward has managed to keep his vampire identity a secret in the small community he lives in, but now nobody is safe, especially Isabella, the person Edward holds most dear. The lovers find themselves balanced precariously on the point of a knife, between desire and danger. Deeply sensuous and extraordinarily suspenseful, Twilight captures the struggle between defying our instincts and satisfying our desires. This is a love story with bite.

  • Author: Stephenie Meyer
  • Genre: Teen & Young Adult, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy, Paranormal & Urban, Vampires