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36 Best YA Fantasy Books of All Time


Our goal: Find what the internet ranks as the best YA Fantasy books (instead of one person's opinion).

    Our process:
  1. Search for "best ya fantasy books" and study the top 5 articles.
  2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
  3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
    (This took a long time, but we do the research so you don't have to!)

(Updated 2023)

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  1. 5
  2. 6
  3. MOST RECOMMENDED!
    9
  4. 10

    Uprooted

    A Novel

    Naomi Novik

  5. 11

    Fable

    Fable, Book 1

    Adrienne Young

  6. 13
  7. 14
  8. 15
  9. 16
  10. 17

    Caraval

    Caraval, Book 1

    Stephanie Garber

  11. 21
  12. 26

    Girl, Serpent, Thorn

    Melissa Bashardoust

  13. 29

    The Thief

    Attolia, Book 1

    Megan Whalen Turner

  14. 30
  15. 31

    Pet

    Akwaeke Emezi

  16. 33

FAQ

  • How was this YA Fantasy books list created?

    We searched for "best YA Fantasy books", found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many YA Fantasy books are in this list?

    There are 36 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this YA Fantasy books list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of YA Fantasy books on the internet.

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