29 Best fantasy books and series for teens in 2023

There is no shortage of good and great fantasy books in 2023 but here is the list of books that are considered to be the best for teens and young adults.

Let’s forgo the usual recommendations like the Harry Potter series and books by Tolkien. If you love fantasy, here are the books you will enjoy.


Good fantasy books

  1. “The Giver” by Lois Lowry
  2. “Sabriel” by Garth Nix
  3. “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak
  4. “Uprooted” by Naomi Novik
  5. “The Lies of Locke Lamora” by Scott Lynch
  6. “American Gods” by Neil Gaiman
  7. “The Wrath and the Dawn” by Renée Ahdieh
  8. “The Raven Boys” by Maggie Stiefvater
  9. “The Secret of Platform 13” by Eva Ibbotson
  10. “The Thief” by Megan Whalen Turner
  11. “The Scorpio Races” by Maggie Stiefvater
  12. “Seraphina” by Rachel Hartman

Best fantasy series for teens and young adults

  1. “The Kingkiller Chronicles” series by Patrick Rothfuss
  2. “Mistborn” trilogy by Brandon Sanderson
  3. “The Mortal Instruments” series by Cassandra Clare
  4. “The Hunger Games” series by Suzanne Collins
  5. “The Maze Runner” series by James Dashner
  6. “Graceling” series by Kristin Cashore
  7. “Inkheart” trilogy by Cornelia Funke
  8. “Red Queen” series by Victoria Aveyard
  9. “Throne of Glass” series by Sarah J. Maas
  10. “The Inheritance Cycle” series by Christopher Paolini
  11. “The Raven Cycle” series by Maggie Stiefvater
  12. “Shadow and Bone” series by Leigh Bardugo
  13. “The Folk of the Air” series by Holly Black
  14. “The Lunar Chronicles” series by Marissa Meyer
  15. “Hush, Hush” series by Becca Fitzpatrick
  16. “Vampire Academy” series by Richelle Mead
  17. “The Bartimaeus Trilogy” by Jonathan Stroud

These are the books and series that you can rarely go wrong with. We have made sure to select the best of the very best that everyone should read if they love fantasy.

Are any of your favorites or TBR books in here? Let us know in the comments below if you have any thoughts or suggestions regarding good fantasy books for teens.

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