The Best Of: YA Series #2

Ever since I started reading I have always been a series type of reader. Standalones don’t always do it for me. I like hefty books with tons of content that I can spread out over a large period of time. Now that statement won’t make tons of sense for this post as two of the series I have included have three or fewer books, however, I said what I said. 

So anyway here are three more of ‘the best’ YA series I think you should check out. 

The Folk of The Air by Holly Black 

This series is one that I wish I could erase from my memory and read again for the first time. I was very wary going into this series as I had seen all of the hype online and I really didn’t want to not have my expectations met. These expectations were not only met, but they also soared way higher than I thought they could. 

The love I have for both Jude and Cardan is insurmountable and honestly, that doesn’t happen often for me. I want nothing more than another glimpse into what life is like in Faerie after the final book. 

I still think about this series a lot and I am so very tempted to do a re-read very soon. 

Goodreads synopsis: Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.

And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.

Jude was seven when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.

To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.

As Jude becomes more deeply embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, she discovers her own capacity for trickery and bloodshed. But as betrayal threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.

Air Awakens by Elise Kova
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I’ve talked about this series a lot on Young Creative Press. From book one I was completely hooked and I’m pretty sure I read the majority of this series back-to-back (a rare occurrence for me). 

This is a series that I will always recommend to anyone that is looking for something fun and exciting to read and with the addition of the sequel series, A Trial of Sorcerers, I find myself loving this world more and more. 

If you have a Kindle Unlimited subscription you should absolutely check out this incredible YA series, it won’t disappoint. 

Goodreads synopsis: The Solaris Empire is one conquest away from uniting the continent, and the rare elemental magic sleeping in seventeen-year-old library apprentice Vhalla Yarl could shift the tides of war.

Vhalla has always been taught to fear the Tower of Sorcerers, a mysterious magic society, and has been happy in her quiet world of books. But after she unknowingly saves the life of one of the most powerful sorcerers of them all—the Crown Prince Aldrik—she finds herself enticed into his world.

Now she must decide her future: Embrace her sorcery and leave the life she’s known, or eradicate her magic and remain as she’s always been. And with powerful forces lurking in the shadows, Vhalla’s indecision could cost her more than she ever imagined.

American Royals by Katharine McGee

I have no idea whether this series is finished yet, but I would still put it up there with some of my favourites. Out of all of the series I  have mentioned so far in the two posts of this type this is the only non-fantasy. Which speaks volumes. I’m also not sure whether this is actually a YA series so apologies if not!

It’s not often that I read contemporary. I don’t know if this is actually contemporary that is just an umbrella term I tend to use for books that aren’t fantasy. I’m guessing it probably falls more into romance, but my first statement still stands. 

I love books about monarchies and reading about a modern-day American monarchy was really interesting and exciting. I am really hoping we will get a continuation of this series as it still has a lot of potential with unanswered questions and scandalous plot lines, so please let there be a book three. 

Goodreads synopsis: What if America had a royal family?

When America won the Revolutionary War, its people offered General George Washington a crown. Two and a half centuries later, the House of Washington still sits on the throne.

As Princess Beatrice gets closer to becoming America’s first queen regnant, the duty she has embraced her entire life suddenly feels stifling.

Nobody cares about the spare except when she’s breaking the rules, so Princess Samantha doesn’t care much about anything, either . . . except the one boy who is distinctly off-limits to her.

And then there’s Samantha’s twin, Prince Jefferson. If he’d been born a generation earlier, he would have stood first in line for the throne, but the new laws of succession make him third. Most of America adores their devastatingly handsome prince . . . but two very different girls are vying to capture his heart.

Let me know your favourite YA series in the comments!


Like this post? Why not read this one too? To Be Read: September 2021

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