The night may be dark and full of terrors, but the year is bright and full of incredible books to get you through. We have a reading challenge. These novels have everything from snarky assassins to clever, magic manipulating girls. Becuase, really, the genre just keeps getting better. We included both sequels, standalones, and series starters below, but made sure to designate if anything was part of a preexisting series.
Ari Helix has been chased her entire life. A fugitive refugee in territory controlled by the evil Mercer Corporation, Ari has always had to hide who she is. Until she crash lands on Old Earth, pulls a magic sword from its ancient resting place, and becomes the forty-second reincarnation of King Arthur. Then she meets Merlin, who has aged backward over the centuries into a teenager, and together they must break the curse that keeps Arthur coming back.
The Young Adult category of science fiction and fantasy novels has seen a boom thanks to a number of highly skilled authors including JK Rowling, Garth Nix and many others. So what exactly is Young Adult fiction YA for short? Essentially YA is fiction written for or marketed towards the young adult market, roughly the ages between 14 and There are usually distinct attributes that distinguish YA from adult fiction and the primary of these is the age of the protagonist, which in the vast majority of cases is of adolescent age.
Need a little magic in your life? We thought so. These twelve novels take readers on a wide array of incredible adventures.