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#YA Fantasy Week 2019

Unlikable Female Characters in YA Fantasy

Edgy, angry, rough around the edges...unlikeable, even. Here are eight of one reader's favorite unlikable female characters in YA fantasy.

Dragons, Magic, and Studying for Algebra: YA Fantasy Books Set in the Modern World

YA books with a traditional fantasy setting are everywhere, but what about YA fantasy books set in the modern world? We examine two such books in this post.

How to Make Romance Work in YA Fantasy

From putting a new spin on the love triangle trope to knowing your creep factor, here are one reader's tips for writing great romance in YA fantasy.

15 Must-Read Queer YA Fantasy Books

Explore new and fantastic worlds and find LGBTQ+ characters represented on the page with these must-read queer YA fantasy books!

Finding Representation at the Festival of Books and in WE HUNT THE FLAME

A Los Angeles Times Festival of Books attendee on finding WE HUNT THE FLAME author Hafsah Faizal, and finding representation in this YA fantasy.

10 of the Best Feminist YA Fantasy Books of 2019

Get out your misogyny slicing swords and your anti-sexist sorceress robes, because these feminist YA fantasy books are ready to crush the patriarchy.

What Do Adults Love About YA Fantasy?

Let's face it, adulthood would be so much better if us grown people were armed with magic. Right? Here's more on that and why adults love YA fantasy.

10 Great Standalone YA Fantasy Books

If you don't enjoy waiting for the next book in a series, we've got some excellent standalone YA fantasy book you should add to your TBR.

7 YA Fantasy Books With Heroines Disguised As Boys

Here's a list of the badass women of YA fantasy who kick gender norms to the curb. These heroines disguised as boys break free to make an impact.

No, My First Name Ain’t Royal Baby: Awesome Royals in YA Fantasy

Honey, you should see me in a crown. Get ready for awesome royals in YA fantasy with these nine excellent reads you can pick up right now.

A.O.U.S.s: Animals of Unusual Size in YA Fantasy

Maybe you know about the legendary R.O.U.S.s, but what about all of the other giant animals of fantasy fiction? Check out these Animals of Unusual Size.

Beware of These 7 Monster Girls in YA Fantasy

Dangerous. Strong. Feared. These monster girls in YA fantasy will make you run the other way, but you won't be able to help love them as well.

More of the Heroes We Want to See in YA Fantasy

A reader recommends some of the best YA fantasy novels featuring protagonists from less represented cultures and backgrounds.

8 Asian-Inspired YA Fantasy Books to Enjoy and Anticipate

Looking for some Asian-inspired YA fantasy novels to read? Here's a list of recently published titles to check out--along with a couple forthcoming ones!

Redwall, Determinism, and Making Peace with Flawed Favorites

One reader returns to a favorite young adult series and analyzes the determinism in REDWALL that pervades the whole series.