Top 30 Fantasy & Dystopian Fiction YA Books

Over 30 Fantasy and Dystopian Fiction YA books recommended by teens and adults that love to read. Perfect for summer reading and gift ideas for teens!

My 14 and 16 year old daughters, along with many of their friends, are avid readers. These are some of their favorite fantasy and dystopian fiction YA books. Most are trilogies or series, which means a ton of great YA books for teens and adults that love dystopian fiction and fantasy. Amazon Affiliate links are included. See my disclosure policy.

1. The Testing Trilogy by Joelle Charbonneau
2. The Lunar Chronicles Series by Marissa Myer
3. Legend Trilogy by Marie Lu
4. The Selection Series by Kiera Cass
5. Unearthly Series by Cynthia Hand
6. Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J. Maas
7. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
8. Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson
9. Gallagher Girl Series by Ally Carter
10. Divergent Series by Veronica Roth
11. The Darkest Minds series by Alexandra Bracken
12. The Giver by Lois Lowry
13. Delirium Trilogy by Lauren Oliver
14. Everneath Series by Brodi Ashton
15. The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins
16. Matched Trilogy by Ally Condie
17. The Missing Series by Margaret Peterson Haddix
18. Paranormalcy Series by Kiersten White
19. The Young Elites Series by Marie Lu
20. The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare
21. Shatter Me Series by Tahereh Mafi
22. Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale
23. Inherit Midnight by Kate Myers
24. The Heroes of Olympus Series by Rick Riordian
25. Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
26. Ruby Red Trilogy by Kerstin Gier

These books are on my teens must read list:
26. Panic by Lauren Oliver
27. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
28. Shadow and Bone (The Grisha Trilogy) by Leigh Bardugo
29. The Rule of 3 Series by Eric Walters
30. Illuminae by Jay Kristoff
31. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
32. The List by Siobhan Vivian

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5 thoughts on “Top 30 Fantasy & Dystopian Fiction YA Books

    • Thank you for your comment. I find that a lot of people that enjoy dystopian fiction also enjoy fantasy books and vice versa. They both offer a world with the surreal that requires a lot of imaginative thinking. They take you to places that are completely different from our reality. They are both fiction.

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