Recommend Me Books – Young Adult Paranormal and Urban Fantasy

Posted August 12, 2017 by Geybie in Recommend Me / 68 Comments

Young Adult Paranormal Urban Fantasy

We are back again with a new genre and this time we are talking about Young Adult Paranormal and Urban Fantasy books. Check out the other posts if you haven’t yet. I know this genre is one of the MOST popular ones and has unlimited fans. I’ve seen countless titles raved by readers and have been curious about them. I haven’t read many; therefore, I cannot recommend more. To be honest, I’m not familiar with this genre but the one I read has been one of my TOP favorites ever.

Please check out the other posts if you haven’t yet:

The only series I finished so far is:

Twilight (Twilight, #1) New Moon (Twilight, #2) Eclipse (Twilight, #3) Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4)

Please, share your TOP favorites. What are your favorite Young Adult Paranormal and Urban Fantasy books? 😀

Talia at Red Hot Ink: I have 4 I would recommend:

The Hush, Hush Saga by Becca Fitzpatrick The Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout The Mara Dyer Trilogy by Michelle Hodkin The Sweet Trilogy by Wendy Higgins

Sophie at Beware Of The Reader: I have tons of series to recommend you Geybie!

and many more beginning with The Dark of The Moon by E.S. Bell that I’ve finished today!

Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas Shadow Falls series by C.C. Hunter Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare The Winner's Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski Shatter Me Series by Tahereh Mafi The Dark Artifices series by Cassandra Clare An Ember In The Ashes by Sabaa Tahir The Wrath and The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh The Dark Of The Moon by E.S. Bell

J. Hooligan at Platypire Reviews: Here are my favorites:

The Creatura Series by Nely Cab The Paper Gods series by Amanda Sun A Sage Hannigan series by Peggy Martinez Beautiful Creatures series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl Dirty Blood series by Heather Hildenbrand Fae series by C.J. Abedi Someone Wicked This Way Comes series by DelSheree Gladden Hawksong (The Kiesha'ra #1) by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes Snakecharm (The Kiesha'ra #2) by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes Falcondance (The Kiesha'ra #3) by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes Wolfcry (The Kiesha'ra #4) by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes Wyvernhail (The Kiesha'ra #5) by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes The Shapeshifters (The Kiesha'ra series) by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes Moonflower by Angela J. Townsend The Mind's Eye (SYNSK #1) by K.C. Finn Leighton's Summer (SYNSK #2) by K.C. Finn A PLace Halfway (SYNSK #3) by K.C. Finn

Lexxie at (Un)Conventional Bookviews: I love your recommend me series, Geybie! I always find some books I haven’t read yet. 🙂 Here are my recommendations:

I think that’s it for paranormal / UF when it comes to YA 😉

The Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater Soul Eater series by Eliza Crewe The Talon Saga by Julie Kagawa The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa Dissonance by Erica O'Rourke Harmonic by Erica O'Rourke Resonance by Erica O'Rourke Talent Chronicles by Susan Bischof The Diviners series by Libba Bray The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater Sisters of Blood and Spirit by Kady Cross Sisters of Salt and Iron by Kady Cross Undertow by Michael Buckley Rules For Stealing Stars by Corey Ann Haydu Archived series by Victoria Schwab Backward Glass by David Lomax Faeriewalker series by Jenna Black Gypsy (The Cavy Files #1) by Trisha Leigh Soul Walker (A Touched Girl #1) by Robyn Jones Soul Bender (Touched Girl #2) by Robyn Jones Soul Twister (Touched Girl #3) by Robyn Jones Scintillate by Tracy Clark Penryn and The End of Days series by Susan Ee Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead A Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead Soul Screamers Volume Two (My Soul to Keep, My Soul to Steal, Reaper) by Rachel Vincent Soul Screamers Volume Three (If I Die, Never to Sleep, Before I Wake) by Rachel Vincent Soul Screamers Volume One (My Soul to Lose, My Soul to Take, My Soul to Save) by Rachel Vincent Shine by Jeri Smith-Ready Shift (The Shade Trilogy) by Jeri Smith-Ready Shade by Jeri Smith Ready Graceling (Graceling Realm Book 1) by Kristin Cashore Fire (Graceling Realm Book 2) by Kristin Cashore Bitterblue (Graceling Realm Book 3) by Kristin Cashore Vision Of Shadows by Vincent Morrone Untethered by Katie Hayoz Unearthy series by Cynthia Hand Dark Swan series by Richelle Mead Fallen series by Thomas E. Sniegoski The Demon's Lexicon series by Sarah Rees Brennan

Sarah at Puss Reboots: Here are my recommendations:

 Darkest Powers series by Kelley Armstrong Darkness Rising series by Kelley Armstrong Dust Girl (The America Fairy Trilogy #1) by Sarah Zettel Golden Girl (The American Fairy Trilogy #2) by Sarah Zettel Bad Luck Girl (The America Fairy Trilogy #3) by Sarah Zettel Bone Gap by Laura Ruby Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern Dead City series by James Ponti Carry On by Rainbow Powell The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff Ghost and the Goth series by Stacey Kade

Ezin at Oh My Shelves: I loved the Sweet series by Wendy Higgins. It’s Nephilim. Black Blade by Jennifer Estep. It’s magic. The Wolves of Mercy Falls by Maggie Stiefvater. Shifters. His Fair Assassins by Robin Lafevers.

The Sweet Trilogy by Wendy Higgins The Wolves of Mercy Falls series by Maggie Stiefvater Black Blade series by Jennifer Estep His Fair Assassin trilogy by Robin LaFevers

Vanessa at Blushing Geek: I haven’t read the Twilight series yet but I’ve watched the movie. I’ve been meaning to read it soon though. For my recommendation:

Sleep Hollow series by Dax Varley Supernaturals series by Kelly Oram The Raven series by J.L. Weil

S.J. Higbee at Brainfluff: As you already have LOADS of brilliant recommendations, I’m just going to leave a couple – one is a standalone – Among Others by Jo Walton, which is unlike anything else I’ve ever read and I think is extraordinary. And the next is a trilogy, of which the first 2 books are out and the third will be published at the end of the month – it’s funny and feisty – The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Magic series by Helen Harper.

The Lazy Girl's Guide To Magic series by Helen Harper Among Others by Jo Walton

Lauren at Shooting Stars Mag: I LOVE The Raven Cycle books. I highly recommend that series. I read and loved The Demon’s Lexicon when it came out, but I never got around to finishing the series so now I need to re-read the first one and go on!

The Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater The Demon's Lexicon series by Sarah Rees Brennan

Christy at Christy’s Love of Books: I haven’t read most of those up there, but man, the Throne of Glass series I love. I really don’t read that much YA in these genres. I absolutely love the Kricket Series by Amy Bartol, though.

Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas The kricket series by Amy A. Bartol

Amy at A Magical World of Words: I definitely think you’ll love the Hush, Hush series by Becca Fitzpatrick. Also, there’s the Fallen series by Lauren Kate which you might also enjoy. Any Sarah J. Maas books I’m sure you’ll love, and there’s also the Starr Fall series by Kim Briggs which I didn’t enjoy but I think you might. AND: Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce is a gorgeously dark and gritty retelling of Red Riding Hood, set in an urban town. That one is awesome. 🙂

The Hush, Hush Saga by Becca Fitzpatrick Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas Fallen series by Lauren Kate The Starr Fall series by Kim Briggs Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce

Uma at Books Bags Burgers: Okay so this is like my second favorite genre after Epic Fantasy and I’ve read SO many books in this genre! I know people have already recommended The Raven cycle and The Vampire Academy series but I have to say those 2 are my all-time favorites! Here are some recommendations that haven’t been mentioned before:

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake The Witchlands series by Susan Dennard Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova Dark Gifts series by Vic James Soul Screamers Volume Two (My Soul to Keep, My Soul to Steal, Reaper) by Rachel Vincent Soul Screamers Volume Three (If I Die, Never to Sleep, Before I Wake) by Rachel Vincent Soul Screamers Volume One (My Soul to Lose, My Soul to Take, My Soul to Save) by Rachel Vincent Ripple by Mandy Hubbard Abandon Trilogy by Meg Cabot Angle series by L.A. Weatherly Anna Dressed in Blood series by Kendare Blake Asylum series by Madeline Roux

Jenea at Jenea’s Book Obsession: A few of my favorites are:

The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa A Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead Mythos Academy series by Jennifer Estep

Lorna at Rabid Reads: Lux series by Jennifer Armentrout, read them all in less than a week. So good. Hidden Wings series by Cameo Renae, ARV-3 series by Cameo Renae, Relentless series by Karen Lynch, Kricket Series by Amy Bartol.

The Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout The kricket series by Amy A. Bartol Relentless series by Karen Lynch Hidden Wings series by Cameo Renae ARV-3 (The After Light Saga #1) by Cameo Renae Sanctrum (The After Life Saga #2) by Cameo Renae Intransigent (The After Light Saga #3) by Cameo Renae Hostile (The After Light Saga #4) by Cameo Renae Retribution (The After Life Saga #5) by Cameo Renae

Dragonfly at Our Familiarium: OH I ADORE this feature Geybie, especially this edition! I think this page will become my “what to read next” index! I see “The Fallen” here already which was THE series that got me reading YA urban fantasy and my all time fav… [drum roll] which I don’t think is here yet, Susan Ee’s Angelfall (Penryn & The End of Day series). OMG SO FREAKING GOOD! Thanks for sharing all this!

Fallen series by Lauren Kate  Penryn and The End of Days series by Susan Ee

Melanie Simmons at Hot Listens & Rabid Reads: I’m a really picky YA reader, but paranormal is my genre, so I have more books in that genre than any other YA genre.

There are some I saw in the post that I want to try. Great post.

Faeriewalker series by Jenna Black Black Blade series by Jennifer Estep Age of Legends Trilogy by Kelley Armstrong  Darkest Powers series by Kelley Armstrong Darkness Rising series by Kelley Armstrong Endless Knight (The Arcana Chronicles #2) by Kresley Cole Poison Princess (The Arcana Chronicles #1) by Kresley Cole Arcana Rising (The Arcana Chronicles #5) by Kresley Cole Day Zero (The Arcana Chronicles #4) by Kresley Cole Dead of Winter (The Arcana Chronicles #3) by Kresley Cole Replica (Replica #1) by Jenna Black Resistance (Replica #2) by Jenna Black Revolution (Replica #3) by Jenna Black Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes Trial by Fire (Raised by Wolves #2) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes Taken by Storm (Raised by Wolves #3) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Dinky: I read many of mentioned series and must to agree with the commenters, the series is awesome! I would recommend you The Harvesting series by Melanie Karsak, books by Lili St. Crow, Bitter Sixteen by Stefan Mohamed and Auracle by Rosati. 🙂

Tales of Beauty and Madness series by Lili St. Crow The Harvesting Series by Melanie Karsak Strange Angels series by Lili St. Crow The Bitter Sixteen Trilogy by Stefan Mohamed Auracle by Gina Rosati

Karen at Kissin Blue Karen: I love paranormal and fantasy books, so I got quite a few I would recommend.

I plan to check out some of these other recs. Thanks for putting this together!

The Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake The Young Queens (Three Dark Crowns novella) by Kendare Blake One Dark Throne (Three Dark Crowns #2) by Kendare Blake An Ember In The Ashes by Sabaa Tahir Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas Undertow by Michael Buckley Seven Realms series by Cinda Williams Chima The Country Saga by David Estes The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo   Young Elites series by Marie Lu Kindom On Fire series by Jessica Cluess Outlier series by Daryl Banner

Martha at Martha’s Bookshelf: What a great list. I do see several that I have enjoyed. I have two to add: Inside Out\Outside In by Maria V. Snyder (which might be classified more as sci fi than fantasy); and The Syrena Legacy Trilogy by Anna Banks.

The Syrena Legacy by Anna Banks Inside Out Outside In by Maria V. Snyder

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68 responses to “Recommend Me Books – Young Adult Paranormal and Urban Fantasy

  1. I have 4 I would recommend:
    1- Hush Hush series by Becca Fitzpatrick. I liked the ambiguity of it, how you never know who’s on which side. It plays with your mind.
    2- The Mara Dyers trilogy by Hodkin. This is the darkest of all. This really f*ckss with your mind.
    3- The Sweet trilogy by Higgings. It starts a bit muted but in the end I got the feeling of an epic read.
    4- The Lux series by Armentrout. The one I loved the most. There are five books in the series and even though the first one is eerily similar to Twilight (I’m not the only one saying it), they are all amazingly written, romantic, funny and just… great!

  2. Beware Of The Reader

    I have tons of series to recommend you Geybie!
    1. Srah J maas Throne of Glass series;
    2. Cassandra Clare Mortal Instruments + Infernal Devices + Dark Artifices series;
    3. The Shatter Me series by Tahere Mafi;
    4. The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
    5. An Ember in the Ashes series by Sabaa Tahir;
    6. Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard
    7. The Winner’s Curse series my Marie Rutkosky (rather dystopian than paranormal)
    8. The Born at Midnaight series by CC Hunter (a hoot!)

    and many more beginning with The Dark of the Moon by ES Bell that I’ve finished today! Enter my giveaway and you might win your copy 😉

  3. Here’s my favorites:

    1. Creatura series by Nely Cab
    2. Paper Gods series by Amanda Sun
    3. The Kiesha’ra series by by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
    4. Dirty Blood series by Heather Hildenbrand
    5. Beautiful Creatures series by by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
    6. Sage Hannigan series by Peggy Martinez
    7. Moonflower by Angela J. Townsend
    8. Fae Trilogy by C.J. Abedi
    9. SYNSK series by K.C. Finn
    10. Someone Wicked This Way Comes series by DelSheree Gladden

  4. I love your recommend me series, Geybie! I always find some books I haven’t read yet 🙂 Here are my recommendations :

    The Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater
    The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
    The Sisters of Blood and Spirit series by Kady Cross
    Undertow by Michael Buckley
    The Soul Eater series by Eliza Crewe
    The Talon series by Julie Kagawa
    Dissonance series by Erica O’Rourke
    Heroes ’til Curfew series by Susan Bischoff
    The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa
    The Diviners series by Libba Bray
    Rules for Stealing Stars by Corey Ann Haydu
    Gypsy (The Cavy Files #1) by Trisha Leigh
    Backward Glass by David Lomax
    Faeriewalker series by Jenna Black
    The Archived by Victoria Schwab
    Penryn & The End of Day series by Susan Ee
    Touched Girl series by Robyn Jones
    Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead
    Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead
    Scintillate by Tracy Clark
    Vision of Shadow by Vincent Morrone
    Soulscreamer series by Rachel Vincent
    Untethered by Katie Hayoz
    Graceling Realm series by Kristin Cashore
    Shade series by Jeri Smith-Ready
    Unearthly series by Cynthia Hand
    The Demon’s Lexicon series by Sarah Rees Brennan
    The Fallen series by Thomas E Sniegoski
    Dark Swan series by Richelle Mead

    I think that’s it for paranormal / UF when it comes to YA 😉

  5. Pussreboots

    Here are my recommendations:
    Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
    Dust Girl series by Sarah Zettel
    Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
    Darkest Powers series by Kelley Armstrong
    Darkness Rising by Kelley Armstrong
    Dead City series by James Ponti
    Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
    The Ghost & the Goth series by Stacey Kade
    The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
    The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff

  6. I loved the Sweet series by Wendy Higgins. It’s nephilim. Black Blade by Jennifer Estep. It’s magic. The Wolves of Mercy Falls by Maggie Stievfater. Shifters. Her Fair Assassins by Robin Lafevers.

  7. I haven’t read the twilight series yet but I’ve watched the movie. I’ve been meaning to read it soon though.

    For my recommendation:
    1. Supernatural series by Kelly Oram
    2. Raven series by J.L. Weil
    3. Sleepy hollow series by Dax Varley

    I think that’s it for now Geybie 🙂

  8. As you already have LOADS of brilliant recommendations, I’m just going to leave a couple – one is a standalone – Among Others by Jo Walton, which is unlike anything else I’ve ever read and I think is extraordinary. And the next is a trilogy, of which the first 2 books are out and the third will be published at the end of the month – it’s funny and feisty – The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Magic series by Helen Harper. Have a great week Di:) My Sunday Post – https://sjhigbee.wordpress.com/2017/08/13/sunday-post-13th-august-2017/

  9. Lauren Becker

    I LOVE The Raven Cycle books. I highly recommend that series. I read and loved The Demon’s Lexicon when it came out, but I never got around to finishing the series so now I need to re-read the first one and go on!

    -Lauren
    http://www.shootingstarsmag.net

  10. I haven’t read most of those up there, but man, the Throne of Glass series I love. I really don’t read that much YA in these genres. I love absolutely love the Kricket series by Amy Bartol, though.

  11. amynikitawords

    I definitely think you’ll love the Hush, Hush series by Becca Fitzpatrick. Also, there’s the Fallen series by Lauren Kate which you might also enjoy. Any Sarah J. Maas books I’m sure you’ll love, and there’s also the Starr Fall series by Kim Briggs which I didn’t enjoy but I think you might.
    AND: Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce is a gorgeously dark and gritty retelling of Red Riding Hood, set in an urban town. That one is awesome 🙂

    Happy reading!

  12. Okay so this is like my second favorite genre after Epic Fantasy and I’ve read SOOOOO many books in this genre! I know people have already recommended The Raven cycle and The Vampire Academy series but I have to say those 2 are my all-time favorites! Here are some recommendations that haven’t been mentioned before-
    1. Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova
    2. Dark Gifts series by Vic James
    3. The Witchlands series by Susan Dennard
    4. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
    5. Otherbound by Corinne Duyvis
    6. Asylum by Madeleine Roux
    7. Anna Duology by Kendare Blake
    8. Abandon Trilogy by Meg Cabot
    9. Soul Screamers by Rachel Vincent
    10. Ripple by Mandy Hubbard (But I read it a loooong time ago and don’t remember much except it was about sirens!)
    11. Angel by L.A.Weatherly

    I hope you get to these books sometime and really enjoy them 🙂

  13. Jenea

    A few of my favorites are:
    Mythos Academy by Jennifer Estep
    The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa
    Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead

  14. lol I’ll need to take a close look because I can’t remember right away like that lol. I just know that I was never a fan of twilight…

    • I had read Twilight way before the movies. If I had read it after the movies, I wouldn’t have been a fan. I didn’t like the movies. Hehe.. it was one of the books that made me into romance books. 😁

  15. carolesrandomlife

    I haven’t read a lot of the books that have been list. I have a lot of them on my to read list though. I had fun looking at the suggestions.

  16. Lux series by Jennifer Armentrout, read them all in less than week. So good. Hidden Wings series by Cameo Renae, ARV-3 series by Cameo Renae, Relentless series by Karen Lynch. Kicket series by Amy Bartol.

  17. Drangonfly

    OH I ADORE this feature Geybies, Especially this edition! I think this page will become my “what to read next” index! I see “The Fallen” here already which was THE series that got me reading YA urban fantasy. and my all time fav… [drum roll] which I don’t think is here yet.. Susan Ee’s Angelfall OMG SO FREAKING GOOD! Thanks for sharing all this !

  18. Dinky (:

    I read many of mentioned series and must to agree with the commenters, the series are awesome! 🙂 I would recommend you The Harvesting series by Melanie Karshak, books by Lilyi St. Crow, Bitter Sixteen by Stefan Mohamed and Auracle by Rosati 🙂

    • Same here. I tried some but didn’t finish it so I forgot the titles. Most of these books LOOK new to me though. I’m so excited. Thank you for recommending me those books. 😁❤️

  19. I’m a really picky YA reader, but paranormal is my genre, so I have more books in that genre than any other YA genre.

    Fairiewalker by Jenna Black
    Replica (might be more sci-fi) by Jenna Black
    Age of Legends by Kelley Armstrong
    Arcana Chronicles by Kresley Cole
    Black Blade by Jennifer Estep
    Blackwell Pages (middle grade) by K Armstrong and M Marr
    Darkest Powers by Kelley Armstrong
    Darkness Rising by Kelley Armstrong
    Raised by Wolves by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

    There are some I saw in the post that I want to try. Great post.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

  20. I love paranormal and fantasy books, so I got quite a few I would recommend.
    The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater
    The Grisha Series by Leigh Bardugo
    Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
    The Seven Realms Series by Cinda Williams Chima
    An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
    Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
    The Country Saga by David Estes
    Undertow by Michael Buckley
    Outlier by Daryl Banner
    Kingdom on Fire by Jessica Cluess
    The Young Elites by Marie Lu

    I plan to check out some of these other recs. Thanks for putting this together!

  21. What a great list. I do see several that I have enjoyed. I have two to add: Inside OutOutside In by Maria V. Snyder (which might be classified more as sci fi than fantasy); and The Syrena Legacy Trilogy by Anna Banks.

  22. You see how far behind I am? 😱😱😱😱

    Thankfully all my favourites are added and I’ve picked up a few new ones I need to read!

    Funnily enough I find it’s difficult to find true UF or PNR in YA! Vampire Academy, Twilight Saga and Shadowhunters definitely fit the bill and I think all of them are well worth the read (if you haven’t yet!). In fact VA is one of my all time favourite series!

    I’m sorry I’ve been such a slack blogging friend. I’m catching up though!

    • Geybie's Book Blog

      I loved Twilight. Ohh I need to read Vampire Academy soon. You make me super curious. 😁

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