10 YA Fantasy Books to Get Started

“They dreamed through golden days and silvered nights. All the other creatures envied or adored them, because Death and the Elemental were destruction and creation joined as One. In the natural order of things, they should not have been stronger joined. And yet they were.”
The Sweetest Dark

Hello, dearies! 😎

I thought to make a quick (debatable) post on some good YA Fantasy books to get you started on this genre, or if you know all of them already, then you can just be reminded of some of these cool books.

Please, be advised that this is my very biased opinion, and we all know that not all of us like the same books or authors and that’s okay. We all have different tastes. ☀️

That said, here are the ten books that I would recommend to get started in the YA Fantasy world, and don’t be frightened to explore a new book. All or some books might be ten years old but it does not mean they’re not just as good as any other book.

Alright, alright, I’m starting now.

10 YA Fantasy Books to Get Started

  1. Obsidian (Lux Series). Book #1 in the Lux Series which is a must-read if you one a hot alien with attitude problems who is incredibly gentleman like and actually caring underneath all of the first bad impression situation. And a heroine that in fact continues to grow and become a real female lead that you will love.
  2. City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments). Well, I think you know about this one, but if you’re still on the fence about starting this series, you’ll only get recommendations from me because Shadowhunters are life. So, yes, for starting into the YA and fantasy world this has to be on the TBR.
  3. Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices). Well this is awkward lol 😆 because another Shadowhunter book and another must-read, must-have on the TBR and if you like books set in the UK or in the past with the fantasy romance aspect of it all, then you are in for a big surprise 🫢 it’s awesome.
  4. The Resistance (The Idhun Chronicles). Lucky for you this amazing book series is being slowly published in English, it was originally only in Spanish. And now the comic version of it is in English. Idhun is set on Earth and on Idhún, a mythical place with 3 suns and moons that shine over a wonderful world you cannot wait to explore. Every time I talk about this book I get carried away and ramble because I loved it too much, for more you can see all previous posts on it. 😉
  5. Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles). Now we go futuristic, retelling, sort of dystopian but actually post-apocalypse with Cinder. I mentioned it before but this one was not easy to start and continue, I started this book a couple of times before fully committing to it and boy did I commit. To the point that this saga is one of my favourites.
  6. Northern Lights (His Dark Materials). I only read this trilogy one time, but it was enough for me to recommend it. Specially book 2 and 3, but you cannot skip Northern Lights and meet Lyra and her dæmon. By the end of this YA Fantasy you’ll be in and ready to devour the other books.
  7. Hush Hush (Hush Hush Saga). I once thought that if I read Hush Hush again I would not like it as much, but I recently did read it and from book 1 as the first time I was so drawn into the story it was a bit awing. So, yes, if you like fantasy, YA, high school drama, and handsome bad boys that are actually the good guys, then this one is a must.
  8. La Emperatriz de los Etereos. Sadly, not in English yet, but it is available in other languages aside from Spanish. La Emperatriz is not a YA perse, it’s a big younger than that but the fantasy story in it, wow. You go on a journey with Bipa to meet The Empress and we meet so many cool characters and see so many wonderful things, it’s great. I wish more people knew this book. You can read more about it in my review.
  9. The Sweetest Dark. This one is not so YA but it’s filled with fantasy, and you fall for the stars. I thought about what to say but I think a bit of the description is best here: Iverson’s eerie, gothic castle is like nothing Lora has ever seen. And the two boys she meets there will open her eyes and forever change her destiny.

I could go into detail about how much I liked the character of Jesse, but I’ll leave that to your own judgment. 😏😶‍🌫️

10. The Awakening (The Vampire Diaries). For those looking for Vampires, fantasy, darkness, YA and romance, then here you go. The Awakening starts you on this path and when you finish the series you cannot decide between the Salvatore brothers (Damon more than Stefan at times 👀).

It’s not that I want to convenience anyone, but I always recommend this one over T-light. If we’re talking about descriptions and the story, I’m not saying I don’t like the Cullens because I do, but it’s not the first option for me. TVD is the first for YA vampires.

And that’s it for this one, dearies! Hope you enjoyed and sorry for the long wait. There are more listings to come so be on the lookout. 😊❤️

Happy Reading! 🚝


Author: Sela O.

Book Reviewer. Indie Author. ✍️ Book lover. RedBubble Artist. Dragon Rider. Slytherin. 🐍 E.L.F 💎

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