Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Top Ten MG + YA Fantasy Books

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
1.  Harry Potter series by JK Rowling - HP is amazing, I can't even explain it in such a way that will make sense. Simply put, if you haven't started these books, you should check them out. They only get better as they go on!

2.  The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians) by Rick Riordan - Three words: Humor, adventure, FUN.

3.  Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor - Wonderfully written and utterly captivating, this is a book that cannot be missed.

4.  Graceling by Kristin Cashore - Tough heroine, cool fight scenes, long journeys, secrets, and shady rulers. It's awesome.

5.  Fire by Kristin Cashore - She's part monster with awesome red hair, 'nuf said.

6.  Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev - A fantastical and magical theater where all of Shakespeare's plays come to life. So naturally, there are also trouble-making fairies (who rock).

7.  The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson - Despite the slow start, this one truly became amazing by the end. I can't wait for the sequel!

8.  The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater - Okay, so this is like "light" fantasy. BUT it has Horses - deadly water horses. Races. Love. Fantastic characters.

9.  The Faerie Ring by Kiki Hamilton - Dangerous faeries, a stolen ring, awesome characters, and an amazing setting. An incredibly wonderful historical fantasy.

10.  Hex Hall series by Rachel Hawkins - Cool covers, humor, magic, boys, boarding school, secrets, life and death! Seriously though, these books have great humor and very intriguing mysteries.

What's one of your favorite MG or YA Fantasy novels?


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  1. Lea-

    Eyes Like Stars, The Girl of Fire and Thorns and Scorpio Races are 3 of my favorite reads lately- great list!

  2. I loved The Girl of Fire and Thorns and Daughter of Smoke and Bones. I also love the Percy Jackson books. The HP series is my favorite YA fantasy series though.

    I hope to read The Scorpio Races soon. A favorite YA fantasy novel not on your list is Eon: Dragoneye Reborn by Alison Goodman. I still need to read the sequel, Eona which was published last year.

  3. Hex Hall series has captivated me. I can't wait for Spell Bound to be released. The author left us with such a nasty cliffhanger, huh?

  4. Hex Hall series has captivated me. I can't wait for Spell Bound to be released. The author left us with such a nasty cliffhanger, huh?

  5. You've got some awesome books on this list Lea, some of my very favorites! Daughter of Smoke and Bone and The Scorpio Races are both on my special shelf of books to read again and again, and I absolutely adore the Hex Hall series. Can't wait for Spell Bound!

  6. I've been reading a lot of fantasy lately so will have to give some of these books a read. For Percy Jackson, I've heard that the movie is not so good but I still want to give the books a try.

  7. The Daughter of Smoke and Bone was just so, so beautiful. Gah, I just love it!

    My TTT

  8. Awesome list.
    I really must try The Lightening Thief some day!

  9. If this post had a "Love" button I would push it. Love your picks! I REALLY want to read the Faerie Ring BADLY!

  10. HP is epic, obviously, and the percy Jackson series, they get better and better as you read on, the new Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan is also pretty good... As forD aughter of Smoke and Bone I really had high hopes for it, it starts out wonderfully but it fell for me as soon as the plot started unfolding. I love Hex Hall, today's the release of book 3 (Spellbound)!!

  11. I have a copy of Graceling on my shelves and I really can't wait to start reading it .. Because I've heard nothing but great things about it !! :)

  12. I haven't read 3 or 8 but loved all the rest. After Harry, I'd put Graceling as my favorite. Great list!

  13. Ofcourse Harry Poter :D And the rest of the books are all on my going to read list :)

    If you like, you can find my list on my blog.

  14. Great list! There are several on here that I read and loved - Graceling - love love LUV!!