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Our favorite young adult fantasy series!

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November 21, 2018

This time of the year is the perfect time to start a series—it’s cold outside, there are upcoming holidays and books make great presents! And I’ve got some great recommendations for you!

A lot of my recent (and not so recent) favorite books are part of a fantasy series. And while I could fill up a whole book case with what I think is awesome when it comes to fantasy, I also realized that there were probably fantasy series that I haven’t heard of, let alone read, yet.  I reached out to my co-workers, and here is a small sampling of fantasy series that we think are fantastic.  (No pun intended. Ok, maybe pun intended.)

Our list covers everything from urban fantasy/horror with Lili St. Crow’s “Strange Angels” to traditional fantasy with a spin, like Tamora Pierce’s “The Song of the Lioness.” I’ve included steampunk, because no one but someone who writes fantasy would include a giant airship that is genetically part whale in their story, like Scott Westerfeld does in his “Leviathan” trilogy.  There are necromancers, Leopard People, fairies and vampires; psychics and people who live underground; djinn, wizards, time traveling pirates and chimera. So dip your toe into the wonderful worlds of fantasy!



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