The Top 11 Best Teen Fantasy Books
11 Amazing Books
Everybody loves to read fiction, Nonfiction is o.k. if you need the information but for a good story it has to have some magic a few wizards and a dragon in it (At least that’s what I think). Here are some of my favorite fantasy books and why I like them. Some of them are pretty well known and liked but hopefully you will find an interesting one to put on your must read list. I lined them up from very amazing to really amazing (Haha).
Percy Jackson & the Olympians
1st book- The Lightning Thief
Author- Rick Riordan
# of books in series- 5
This is a great series of books that I think are not only fun to read but also very educational about the Greek gods. So you get to read an awesome action packed adventure that has fighting, monsters and demigods in it but as a bonus the next time someone asks you who the Greek god of war is you can tell them. (It’s Ares for anyone who's curious)
1st book in series- Fablehaven
# of books in series- 5
I think that these books are great because they are so attention holding, I mean you know how people describe good books by saying they cant stop reading them, well, I really could not stop reading. It is yet again another different look at an author’s view of magical creatures. These books are packed with all the magical creatures expected (and some unexpected) but it has different twists to them. Also it is cool because you can really see how it’s just two ordinary kids that get wrapped up in all the magic. This is a nice rounded series that should be on your book list.
1st book in series- The Merchant of Death
Author- D.J. MacHale
# of books in series- 10 and also a 3 book companion series
So say you’re just a regular person (like most of us) and then you uncle drags you through a Flume (portal) to another world were you have to save every body on that planet from an evil spirit. Sounds pretty interesting because this is what happens to Bobby Pendragon in the Merchant of Death. This is a very interesting series because of all the very different places Bobbies adventures take him. It is cool to see the different people from all the places. If you like stories with a bunch of action, high stakes and a guy with a very cool last name this is the story for you (even if you don’t you should still read it). :)
1st book in series- The Ruins of Gorlan
Author- John Flanagan
# of books in series- 10 books are out and John Flanagan is still not sure when the series will end. An 11th book is coming soon.
This is an awesome series. The setting is in a place that is like a medieval earth (but much cooler). The main character is will. Will gets selected to be a ranger which is an elite group of archers that keep peace. The books are about Wills many cool adventures. It is a very good series because of the way you see will grow up. In the first couple of books he’s apprentice then he’s a full ranger and so on. This is a great series and I really suggest reading it.
1st book in series- Magyk
Author- Angie Sage
# of books in series- 5
These books follow Septimus Heap from living in the poor part of town to being an apprentice wizard and then a full wizard. This series is very remarkable because of how different the books are with there own themes and ideas. It never gets boring reading these because you change perspective of people and the places and situations they are in so much from book to book. This is definitely a worth while read if you like fantasy.
1st book in series- Dragons of Autumn Twilight
Authors- Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman
# of books in series- There are 4 books in the Dragonlance chronicles (which is a good place to start) but there are like 50 other books that are in different sub series but are the same world. For a full list visit this site- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Dragonlance_novels
These two authors are very established and can really write a good book. The dragonlance chronicles are about a group of adventurers (half elf, dwarf, Kender, knight and who ever else they pick up on the way) who live in the world of krynn. There was a huge cataclysm 300 yrs ago and ever since the god have been absent from krynn. Evil is ruling and bandits are every where. Soon an evil dragon army is almost in control of krynn. This group of adventurers is captured escape and tries to find the true gods and to find peace with themselves. This is a very good series with all the fantasy aspects. I would definitely suggest reading this if you want a series that has plenty of books to keep you entertained for a long while.
1st book in series- Artemis Fowl
Author- Eoin Colfer
# of books in series- 7 and the 8th and last book will be coming out in 2012, Titled The Last Guardian
Artemis Fowl is an evil genius. It is very cool that the story is told from the perspective of the so called bad guy. I think this is a great series because of how well thought out it is; you really think Artemis is a genius because the ideas in this book are very thought out and smart. It has a lot of different scenarios and kinds of relationships, like for example between Artemis and hisButler. This is yet another really great series to consider.
1st book- The Roar
Author- Emma Clayton
# of books in series- 1 and there is rumored to be a second one in future
This is a pretty cool book. It is a highly exiting and thought provoking book that is based in a future Londonthat is surrounded by wall to keep them safe from an animal plague or so they think. The roar is an amazing adventure as Mika (12) tries to rescue his sister who has been thought dead. This book has a few themes from Enders Game but is definitely an amazing action packed original. This book is very well written, an enjoyable read, and will keep you captivated till the end.
1st book- The Amulet of Samarkand
Author- Jonathan Stroud
# of books in series- 3
Now this amazing 3 book series is absolutely stupendous. It has such an involving plot and magical feeling it just sucks you in. One of the things I liked about it is that it seemed like a very well rounded book series, I mean it has a beginning and then by the last book it has an ending. Not like some of those series that just keep dragging on or the ones that leave you hanging. It is about the adventures of a demon and his wizard "master". I would highly suggest reading this book.
1st book- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Author- J.K. Rowling
# of books in series- 7
Harry Potter has rocked the genre of fantasy and is very well known throughout the world. This book is definitely at the top of many readers favorites list. I really enjoyed the series because of the amazingly in depth plot and characterization. I also like how J.K. Rowling makes every thing fit almost seamlessly throughout this gigantic 7 book series. If you have not read this series, drop everything and read it right now. (:
The Inheritance Cycle
1st book- Eragon
Author- Christopher Paolini
# of books in series- 4
This is my very favorite book series that I have ever read. It is simply fantastic. It gives you a unique and well written look at the perfect fantasy book (you know: dragons, magic, elves, dwarfs, etc.) but makes it so realistic and great. The very young author Christopher Paolini can really put together a good story. The series is complete and contains four books. The series was originaly a trilogy but the third book grew to large so it was changed to the inheritance cycle. I was just glad becouse it meant there was another book in the series that i could read. So if you are going to read one of the books on this list, a real good choice would be Eragon.
Comment if you think that there is a book I should read. (I need suggestions :)
I know it seems like I am just Highly suggesting every single one but i really am, these are very good books.