Riot Recommendation

Riot Recommendation: Tell Us About Great Inclusive YA Fantasy Reads

Jamie Canaves

Contributing Editor

Jamie Canavés is the Tailored Book Recommendations coordinator and Unusual Suspects mystery newsletter writer–in case you’re wondering what you do with a Liberal Arts degree. She’s never met a beach she didn’t like, always says yes to dessert, loves ‘80s nostalgia, all forms of entertainment, and can hold a conversation using only gifs. You can definitely talk books with her on Litsy and Goodreads. Depending on social media’s stability maybe also Twitter and Bluesky.

This Riot Recommendation asking for great inclusive YA fantasy reads is sponsored by We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal and Fierce Reads.

We Hunt the Flame cover imageSet in a richly detailed world inspired by ancient Arabia, Hafsah Faizal’s We Hunt the Flame—first in the Sands of Arawiya duology—is a gripping story of discovery, conquering fear, and taking identity into your own hands. // “We Hunt the Flame should be on every fantasy fan’s bookshelf.” —Kiersten White, bestselling author of And I Darken. // “Filled with rich worldbuilding with stakes that will keep you at the edge of your seat.” —BuzzFeed

Ahh, fantasy, the genre where we can have dragons flying around but some will argue it’s inaccurate to have people of color. We’re here for having it all and want to hear about great inclusive YA fantasy reads, because our TBR is always welcoming of more books. So many more books. So pop into our comments below, please, and tell us your favorite inclusive YA fantasy reads so that next week we can have those amazing titles in a list. Our pet dragons will be most pleased.