I love to read Young Adult (YA) books and it’s great to find a good series to fall in love with. Every few years I discover a new series that I absolutely love.
I do find that I tend to read YA that is in the science fiction or fantasy genre, not the contemporary or romance genre. I find that it can be a hit or miss with YA so I prefer to read books that have been recommended by people I know or highly rated on Goodreads.
So without further ado, here are my top 5 young adult book series must read!
They are not in particular order and book covers link to first book in the series. Click covers to get the summary of the book.
The Raven Cycle is about Blue Sargent, daughter of a clairvoyant, who has no powers of her own and her adventures with 4 Raven boys. Gansey, the leader of the Raven boys is on a quest to find an old dead king who is wondering along the ley lines. Finding the king will grant Gansey one wish.
This series is definitely a must read, and not just for young adults. What an awesome series! Brilliantly written, with a great cast of characters, and a wonderful story line. I loved every aspect of the books.
Feyre, a resourceful girl kills a wolf in the woods and discovers later that it’s not just a wolf but a faerie. Feyre is forced into going into faerie lands to save her family and herself. And so begins her adventures in the world of Fae.
This series is exciting and full of action. Maas world building is superb and I loved getting to know more about the Fae! This is fantasy at its best!
Laia becomes a slave and acts as a spy to save her brother. Elias is a soldier in the Empire’s military academy. He wants to be free. Their worlds collide and they help each other to achieve their goals.
The plot will pull you into this series! I loved that the world building is inspired by ancient Rome. At the heart of this series is what length you will go to to save the one you love.
The Twilight Saga is a love story between Bella Swan, a human and Edward Cullen, a vampire.
I love the Twilight Saga. Meyers nails the love story; the ups and downs in Bella’s and Edward’s relationship, the break-up and then the getting back together. And it has vampires and werewolves!
Just an FYI, the books are way better than the movies!
Book 1: The Hunger Games
Book 2: Catching Fire
Book 3: Mockingjay
Set in the dystopian future, 16 year old Katniss Everdeen volunteers in place of her sister to fight in the annual televised “Hunger Games” to the death. She teams up with her fellow tribute, Peeta Mellark.
Astounding series! It’s a fast pace series that will suck you in with its unique story line. I loved how brave and strong Katniss was in this series. The world building was also awesome!
So there you have my top five Young Adult book series must read! Have you read any of these series? Which are your favorite YA series?
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