I love YA, it is such a varied genre! The authors are incredible and the stories are original and beautifully written! At this point of time we can access authors better than ever so, I now realize how awesome authors are, and YA authors have to be some of the funniest, fabulous authors ever! But some YA books are even better than others, and fantasy is my favorite so I am going to share with you some of my favorite YA fantasy books of all time! And why they are fabulous!
Beauty by Robin McKinley
This was one of the first YA books that I ever read, I had always loved Beauty and the Beast, and this retelling was beautiful! Very eloquent and the scenery was beautiful. If you have not read this book you need to!
Why YA: Because teens are usually reading because they love it, they will appreciate the beauty of Robin McKinley’s writing, and in Adult fiction many people would just dismiss this book as just a fantasy book, where in YA it has been more embraced!
Eon: Dragoneye Reborn
This is a underrated, amazing book! I loved the mixture of culture and plot lines, and the innovative plot! The characters are well written and relatable in their reaction to things! I also love the strong female characters in this novel!
Why YA: This book would not have worked as well if she had been older, and more sure of herself. Also this book would have blended into the sci-fi/fantasy books to much in Adult fiction, also adults may have found parts of the book to be too unbelievable, the parts that enchanted me!
Graceling and Fire by Kristin Cashore
These are two of my favorite books! With the combination of strong female characters, amazing plots, and beautiful writing that I getting better with each book, these book have it all.
Why YA; These books are really about finding yourself so they may not have been so appreciated in adult fiction. Also the enchantment of first loves may not have been as touching had it been with adult characters!
These are just some of the amazing books YA has to offer! YA is so special to me, and I love how almost any one will enjoy YA books, I really encourage anyone who has never read a YA novel to pick one up and reach into a growing but wonderful genre!
Mariah blogs about YA books at A Reader's Adventure!
What are your favourite YA fantasy novels?