books 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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Harry Potter and the Philosoph... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Young Adult Fantasy Series
Harry Potter J. K. Rowling

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81 19
Percy Jackson and the Olympian... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Young Adult Fantasy Series

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The Hunger Games is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Young Adult Fantasy Series
The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins

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81 25
The Chronicles of Narnia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Young Adult Fantasy Series

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70 29
The Lord of the Rings is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Young Adult Fantasy Series
The Lord of the Rings J. R. R. Tolkien

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72 34
City of Bones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Young Adult Fantasy Series
The Mortal Instruments Cassandra Clare

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71 45
Divergent is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Young Adult Fantasy Series
Divergent Veronica Roth

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38 25
Artemis Fowl is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Young Adult Fantasy Series
Artemis Fowl Eoin Colfer

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55 42
The Maze Runner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Young Adult Fantasy Series
The Maze Runner James Dashner

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32 23
Graceling is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Young Adult Fantasy Series
Graceling Realm Kristin Cashore

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Twilight is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Young Adult Fantasy Series
Twilight Stephenie Meyer

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33 30
Eragon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Young Adult Fantasy Series
The Inheritance Cycle Christopher Paolini

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26 25
The Golden Compass is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Young Adult Fantasy Series
His Dark Materials Brian Sibley

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The Ruins of Gorlan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Young Adult Fantasy Series
Ranger's Apprentice John Flanagan

The Best Fantasy TV Shows

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Maggie Stiefvater is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Young Adult Fantasy Series

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The Kane Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Young Adult Fantasy Series
LaurynThamaraksagul added The Kane Chronicles

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The Amulet of Samarkand is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Young Adult Fantasy Series
Bartimaeus Jonathan Stroud

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12 21
Stormbreaker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Young Adult Fantasy Series
Alex Rider Anthony Horowitz

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12 21
Fablehaven is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Young Adult Fantasy Series
Fablehaven Brandon Mull

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14 24
Relentless is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Young Adult Fantasy Series
pixie1 added Relentless Karen Lynch

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The Kane Chronicles is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Young Adult Fantasy Series
LaurynThamaraksagul added The Kane Chronicles

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Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Young Adult Fantasy Series
Jessica Lyn added Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale Holly Black - Includes Tithe, Valiant, and Ironside.

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Stoneheart is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Young Adult Fantasy Series
Stoneheart Charlie Fletcher