Popular Young Adult Series
These top YA series explore young love and dystopian landscapes alike
A Court of Thorns and RosesBudding love and a dauntless heroine reign in A Court of Thorns and Roses, a fantasy romance from a YA favorite.
To All The Boys I’ve Loved BeforeJenny Han’s charming trilogy follows the high school crushes and conundrums of a sweet secret letter-writing romantic.
What If It’s UsSparks fly following a fateful meeting between Arthur, a bright-eyed optimist and believer in fate, and Ben, a native New Yorker left jaded by a breakup.
Field PartyFootball, cute boys, pickup trucks, and dark secrets abound in this Southern small town teen soap from Abbi Glines.
The SelectionWith a dreamy opportunity that offers freedom from a rigid caste system, this series puts happily-ever-after expectations to the test.
Tokyo Ever AfterLighthearted and fresh, Emiko Jean’s rom-com series finds small-town teen Izumi Tanaka caught in a whirlwind after she discovers her royal roots.
Shatter MeAs if wielding a fatal touch weren’t enough, Juliette must contend with an institution that wants to use her as a weapon and the pull of romance.
Dimple and RishiMultidimensional characters and sweet rom-com flair combine for an endearing series about the ups-and-downs of early adulthood.
American RoyalsWhat if America had a royal family? An alternative history in which monarchy was born out of the Revolution, this listen follows two very different princesses vying for one love interest.
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
The Folk of the AirOrphaned Jude and her two sisters are mortals living amongst magic in the High Court of Faerie. If she wants to fit in, she’ll need to face the wicked prince.
A Court of Thorns and RosesWhen Feyre kills a creature in the woods, she awaits punishment in the faerie lands—where she also finds romance.
Legacy of OrïshaStar narrator Bahni Turpin performs this saga of an evil monarchy, vengeful spirits, and one girl’s quest to bring back magic.
Harry PotterJoin Harry as he discovers his magical powers and navigates the wizarding world as brought to life by award winner Jim Dale.
An Ember in the AshesIn the Martial Empire, soldiers must do their duty and scholars must keep quiet. But Elias and Laia are destined to defy authority—or die trying.
The Skyward SeriesSet admist the sprawling backdrop of the Cytoverse, this epic space opera from fantasy favorite Brandon Sanderson is utterly gripping.
GrishaLeigh Bardugo creates a world of looming darkness, magical warriors, and a refugee with an untamed power that could save her kingdom.
Blood & AshGet your heart racing with this steamy and action-packed fantasy following Poppy, a Maiden chosen by the gods to ensure her kingdom’s future.
Simon Snow TrilogyLBTQIA+ romance and magic combine in this fantasy series that follows unlikely chosen one Simon and his vampiric roommate Baz.
Kingdom of the WickedEmilia and Vittoria are twin witches who conceal themselves amongst humans. And when Emilia finds her sister brutally murdered, she sets out on a vicious quest for revenge.
The Aurora CycleThis totally immersive full-cast sci-fi introduces a motley crew of Aurora Academy’s outcasts, including a sociopathic scientist, an alien warrior, and a sarcastic diplomat.
The Legendborn CycleThe folk traditions of the American South are folded into this feat of world-building that sees the emergence of a mysterious group known as the Legendborn.
Montague SiblingsEscapades abruptly turn perilous in the grand European travels of a young bisexual British lord and his best friend (and secret crush).
Aristotle and DanteAt the heart of this stunning coming-of-age duology is the budding love between two teenage boys learning to embrace their queer identities.
Gallagher GirlsAn elite spy-in-training at the Gallagher Academy, Cammie is prepared for every danger—except falling for an ordinary boy.
The ExtraordinariesYoung love is hard enough—but when your crush is a superhero, it gets a bit more complicated. Don’t miss this delightful queer coming-of-age series.
Black Girl UnlimitedThis blend of memoir and magical realism follows teen wizard Echo Brown as she navigates life in a community rocked by poverty and racism.
Garden HeightsGrowing up is further complicated by the specter of racism, notions of masculinity, the pursuit of identity, and more in this shattering audioverse.
The SimonverseA diverse group of teens navigate LGBTQIA+ identity, coming out, and the ups-and-downs of friendship and first love in this charming series.
Dear MartinNic Stone deftly explores America’s legacy of racism and the impact of biased policing in this timely, moving series.
If I StayA devastating accident rocks the relationship between two aspiring musicians in this richly layered series about love and choices.
Truly DeviousTrue crime fans will find kinship with Stevie Bell, an amateur detective set on solving one of history’s most notorious unsolved mysterious. And sometimes, the past comes back.
A Good Girl’s Guide to MurderIf you’re searching for a mystery to keep you on edge, look no further. Step inside Fairview, a small town where a murder looms large and the question of guilt remains uncertain.
Inheritance GamesA mysterious benefactor, an estate filled with secret passages, a few vengeful, entitled heirs, and an unsuspecting heroine caught in the middle. What more could you ask for?
The Hunger GamesEmmy winner Tatiana Maslany narrates the story of Katniss Everdeen, a teen forced to fight for her very survival in a televised life-or-death game.
LegendA prodigy born into an elite wealthy family, June has no reason to cross paths with Day, a criminal from the slums—unless it’s fate.
Arc of a ScytheIn a world with no disease or war, two teens are tasked with a killer apprenticeship—and the duty of preventing overpopulation.
DivergentTris doesn’t quite fit in her community, a society divided into five faction, each based on given virtues. And in her world, difference can be deadly.
Maze RunnerIn this blockbuster series, a group of boys with no memories wake up surrounded only by towering stone walls. The only way out? Through an endless maze.
The Giver QuartetThis classic YA series, a commentary on memory, emotion, and individualism, is set in a world curiously free of all pain and sorrow.
MatchedFrom her career to her soul mate, Cassie has always trusted the Society to make the right choice for her—but freedom calls.
Red QueenThough Mae Barrow’s blood is red, the color of common folk, she wields a powerfull gift only found in the elite Silver-blooded.
Dread NationAlternative history and zombie lore collide in this chronicle of Jane, a young Black woman trained to fight the undead in Civil War-era America.
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