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40+ Of Your Favorite YA Fantasy Adventure Books

Kelly Jensen


Kelly is a former librarian and a long-time blogger at STACKED. She's the editor/author of (DON'T) CALL ME CRAZY: 33 VOICES START THE CONVERSATION ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH and the editor/author of HERE WE ARE: FEMINISM FOR THE REAL WORLD. Her next book, BODY TALK, will publish in Fall 2020. Follow her on Instagram @heykellyjensen.

This giveaway is sponsored by The Reader by Traci Chee.

the reader 2The only clue Sefia has to both her aunt’s disappearance and her father’s murder is the odd rectangular object her father left behind, an object she comes to realize is a book—a marvelous item unheard of in her otherwise illiterate society. With the help of this book, and the aid of a mysterious stranger with dark secrets of his own, Sefia sets out to rescue her aunt, discover what really happened the day her father was killed, and to punish the people responsible.
With clues hidden throughout, a beautiful cover, and deckle-edged pages, The Reader will remind you just how special a book can be.

We asked you to share your favorite YA fantasy adventures and you responded. Grab yourself a nice drink and enjoy one or more of these 40 (!!) picks:

The Blue Girl by Charles de Lint

The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley

The Books of Pellinor by Alison Croggon

Cassidy Jones Adventures by Elise Stokes

The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander

The Dark Is Rising by Susan Cooper

Daughter of Smoke and Bone series by Laini Taylor

Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede

DragonSpell by Donita K. Paul

Dreamstrider by Lindsay Smith

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Eragon series by Christopher Paolini

The Graceling Trilogy by Kristin Cashore

The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo

The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling

The Heir series by Cinda Williams Chima

Heir Apparent by Vivian Vande Velde

His Dark Materials series by Philip Pullman

Huntress by Malinda Lo

The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa

Lady Knight by Tamora Pierce

The Legend series by Marie Lu

The Lumatere Chronicles by Melina Marchetta

The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

The Lux Series by Jennifer Armentrout

Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley

Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson

Reckless by Cornelia Funke

Rook by Sharon Cameron

Sabriel by Garth Nix

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

Serpentine by Cindy Pon

Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Song of the Lioness by Tamora Pierce

The Star Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

Steel by Carrie Vaughn

The Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner

Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas

Uprooted by Naomi Novak