10 Thrilling Books for Teens Who Love Fantasy

Wonderful world-building and exciting stories make these fantasy books gripping reads for teens. From magic spells to ghosts, fairies, evil rulers, and fearsome, grotesque creatures, the fantastic elements and riveting characters in these books take readers out of the here and now and plunge them into unreal action, peril, and triumph. There's romance and brave self-sacrifice, too. Pick your poison -- literally. For more exciting teen reads, check out our Thriller Books for Teens and Romantic Fantasy Books for Teens

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The Belles Book Poster Image
Richly imagined dark fantasy explores the price of beauty.
By Dhonielle Clayton
(2018)
(2018)
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Flamecaster: Shattered Realms, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Absorbing fantasy romance full of spies and palace intrigue.
By Cinda Williams Chima
(2016)
(2016)
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Forest of a Thousand Lanterns:  Rise of the Empress, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Vivid dark-fantasy series off to a compelling start.
By Julie C. Dao
(2017)
(2017)
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The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic Book Poster Image
Deliciously dark, illustrated Grisha world fairy tales.
By Leigh Bardugo
(2017)
(2017)
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The Scorpio Races Book Poster Image
Bloodthirsty horses star in thrilling coming-of-age tale.
By Maggie Stiefvater
(2011)
(2011)
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The Cruel Prince: The Folk of the Air, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Tricky fantasy will keep readers guessing until the end.
By Holly Black
(2018)
(2018)
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Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Dynamic writing sets intense angel romance apart.
By Laini Taylor
(2011)
(2011)
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An Ember in the Ashes, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Gripping romantic fantasy in an alternative universe.
By Sabaa Tahir
(2015)
(2015)
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Six of Crows, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Riveting, violent fantasy of flawed teens on a mission.
By Leigh Bardugo
(2015)
(2015)
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A Court of Thorns and Roses, Book 1 Book Poster Image
Dark magic, gore, hot faerie romance mark mature fantasy.
By Sarah J. Maas
(2015)
(2015)
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