More and more often these days I'm seeing adults - men and women - asking for recommendations from our kids' fantasy section, only, not for their kids. If you are one of these people, there is no need to be embarrassed! You are not alone! It seems that now more than ever there are high quality, well written fantasy books for teens. Here are a few of my favorites.
Melina Marchetta's fantasy series is well-crafted and brilliantly executed. With heroes reminiscent of Tolkien, she tells a tale full of whispered rumors of saviors, dark spells, and unfulfilled prophesies.
Cashore ties together her previous two novels dramatically in the latest installment. With a more intimate look at one of the most sinister villains I've encountered in YA literature, this is her darkest and most complex book yet.
Brand new in September, the sequel to Rae Carson's the Girl of Fire and Thorns absolutely surpasses the first in the series - which won several awards itself. If you haven't read the first, I've listed it below.
The first book in the acclaimed and award winning New York Times bestselling trilogy. The Girl of Fire and Thorns is a remarkable novel full of adventure, sorcery, heartbreak, and power. "I stayed up until two a.m. reading this last night. Intense, unique. . . . Definitely recommended."--Veronica Roth, author of the best-selling Divergent series
Pre-order your copy of the fourth installment in Chima's masterful Seven Realms series, out October 23rd! A cunning, constantly surprising plot, with subversive characters that you are will be shocked to find yourself rooting for in the end, this is one of my all time favorite fantasy series.