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The Best Young Adult Fantasy Series  

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Whether they are set in gritty future landscapes or feature larger-than-life creatures, the best young adult fantasy series capture readers' imaginations. But while they all fall under the same genre, the top young adult fantasy series are all very distinct. Some great YA fantasy collections focus on star-crossed lovers while other fantasy series for young adults incorporate lots of action. Many of the most popular YA fantasy book series have been adapted into big budget films.

What popular series will you find on this list? Taking place in a dystopian future, The Hunger Games saga has everything that a young reader would be looking for in a fantasy series. A captivating love triangle, live or death situations, and one rebellious teenager named Katniss Everdeen keep readers engaged throughout the three-book collection. The romantic vampire epic Twilight is another good YA fantasy series. The Lord of the Rings series is arguably the greatest fantasy series of all time, continuing to enchant readers of all ages. Other good sagas featured on this top YA fantasy series list include Harry Potter and The Divergent series.

Which book franchise deserves the top spot on this list? Give a thumbs up to the books that kept you reading well past your bedtime, and add any notable YA series that are missing.
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Percy Jackson and the Olympian... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Young Adult Fantasy Series
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The Chronicles of Narnia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Young Adult Fantasy Series
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The Lord of the Rings is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Young Adult Fantasy Series
J. R. R. Tolkien
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Eragon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Young Adult Fantasy Series
Christopher Paolini
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Harry Potter and the Philosoph... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Young Adult Fantasy Series
J. K. Rowling
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The Hunger Games is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Young Adult Fantasy Series
Suzanne Collins
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Divergent is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Young Adult Fantasy Series
Veronica Roth
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City of Bones is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Young Adult Fantasy Series
Cassandra Clare
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The Maze Runner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Young Adult Fantasy Series
James Dashner
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Twilight is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Young Adult Fantasy Series
Stephenie Meyer
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Artemis Fowl is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Young Adult Fantasy Series
Eoin Colfer
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Graceling is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Young Adult Fantasy Series
Kristin Cashore
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The Golden Compass is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Young Adult Fantasy Series
Brian Sibley
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The Kane Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Young Adult Fantasy Series
LaurynThamaraksagul added
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The Ruins of Gorlan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Young Adult Fantasy Series
John Flanagan
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The Kane Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Young Adult Fantasy Series
LaurynThamaraksagul added
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Fablehaven is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Young Adult Fantasy Series
Brandon Mull
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Stormbreaker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Young Adult Fantasy Series
Anthony Horowitz
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Relentless is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Young Adult Fantasy Series
pixie1 added Karen Lynch
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The Amulet of Samarkand is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Young Adult Fantasy Series
Jonathan Stroud
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Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Young Adult Fantasy Series
Jessica Lyn added Holly Black

Includes Tithe, Valiant, and Ironside.

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Stoneheart is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Young Adult Fantasy Series
Charlie Fletcher