So you want to write Young Adult Fantasy? It’s time to read some! But what stories are considered Fantasy? According to StoryGrid, Fantasy should have the reader suspend disbelief when encountering an imaginative world has a protagonist negotiating a core event or controlling idea, particularly with combining fantasy with other genres like thriller or horror. Check StoryGrid for more information.
examples of Young Adult Fantasy are An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir, Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo, Sabriel by Garth Nix, and We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal. Check out a list of more
Young Adult Fantasy titles here, here, and here. Personally, I love everything by Sabaa Tahir and Leigh Bardugo.
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This blog post is part of a series called Q: What Are You Reading? by Suzanna Anderson on Operation Awesome. Please note that this book list is not comprehensive. This list is a starting point, an introduction to Young Adult Fantasy titles. Suzanna reads a book and usually finds at least ten more books to read. Use this list as inspiration to check out titles at your local library, support your local bookstores with purchases, or wherever you get your books. Please do read, share, and write reviews (if you want to). Comment below what you’ve read and what you’re excited to read next!
What are you reading?