New book list: Recent YA high fantasy

Mostly because I was curious how much of it was out there in the last couple years with paranormal and dystopian being so popular, I made a list of high fantasy for young adults published in the last couple of years. I went as far back as 2010, and it’s still not that large a list. Feel free to suggest in the comments books I might have missed, but remember–only books from 2010 to the present. If you’re looking at a paperback, be sure the original version of the book was that recent. (ETA: For those who missed it, the picture is a *link* to the list, not the list itself. The full list is over on Pinterest.)

6 thoughts on “New book list: Recent YA high fantasy

  1. I know these two have both been published in the last two years (at least, I’m 99% sure they have been):

    Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

    Pegasus by Robin McKinley

    1. Thanks, I hadn’t added Pegasus, but Girl of Fire & Thorns is on the list. Click the picture for the full list.

  2. I’m a bit of a fantasy enthusiast, so I thought I would add a few that have come out recently.

    Daughter of the Centaurs by Kate Klimo, RJ Anderson’s Faery Rebels series, Sword of Light by Katherine Roberts, When the Sea Is Rising Red by Cat Hellisen, Breath of Angel by Karyn Henley, Eye of the Sword by Karyn Henley, The Princess of Trelian by Michelle Knudson,, Grave Mercy by RL LaFevers, Princess of the Wild Swans by Diane Zahler,
    Cinder by Marissa Meyer, The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab, Magic Under Stone by Jaclyn Dolamore,

    I didn’t know if you wanted MG too, but I figured I’d add these since you had The False Prince on the pinterest board. Winterling by Sarah Prineas, The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann, The Rock of Ivanore by Laurisa White Reyes, Storybound by Marissa Burt, The Cabinet of Earths by Anne Nesbet, The Book of Wonders by Jasmine Richards, Knightley Academy by Violet Haberdasher,

    Then these come out later this year: Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas, Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes, Seraphina by Rachel Hartman, Palace of Stone by Shannon HAle, Island of Silence by Lisa McMann, Crown of Embers by Rae Carson, Vessel by Sarah Beth Durst

    1. The False Prince is YA, not middle grade, so no, I don’t want MG. Thanks, though.

      I thought Cinder was steampunk, not high fantasy. Grave Mercy is historical fantasy (set in our world, but with magic) I thought. I was just looking at it wondering.

  3. “Mastiff” etc by Tamora Pierce…

    I am glad you put together this list, as i hadn’t read a few of those, and this is my favorite genre.

  4. Great list. There are some wonderful books on it. I don’t read a lot of YA high fantasy, but I love magical realism–which is what I write. Some of these look interesting, so thanks for compiling this list.

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