Teenagers typically have a vivid imagination that allows them to love magical, fantasy and adventure books, graphic novels, and comics. The best fantasy novels appeal to this creativity. They let teenagers immerse themselves in the tale and envision themselves as characters.
Magical fantasy literature allows teenagers to revel in things outside reality, from alien invasions to murder mysteries, intergalactic travel, and superhero tales. Fantasy books are an excellent choice if you’re looking for a wonderful gift for your adolescent child.
The Best Magical Fantasy Books For Youngsters
Let have a look at some excellent magical fantasy books that you might enjoy reading.
The Twilight Saga
This list won’t be complete without the mention of these four books saga written by Stephanie Meyer. It follows the journey of a teenage girl Isabella “Bella” Swan, as she settles in Forks, Washington. There, she meets Edward, a mystery man who is 104 years old and a vampire who consumes animal blood.
Bella develops feelings for him, putting herself in danger and making enemies with another vampire coven. The show centers on Bella’s romance with Edward, her run-ins with James and his mate, and her relationship with Jacob, a werewolf.
It became an instant rave among teenagers after its release! Later, films were released based on the series of this book.
The Hunger Games
Most teens would remember The Hunger Games from the famous movie adaptation of the same name. Although the movie was excellent, as we mostly say – the book is better.
After Harry Potter, The Hunger Games trilogy was rated the second-best teen fantasy book.
It is set in a country called Panem, which depicts a dystopian space. It has 12 impoverished districts and one affluent Capitol, which is the novel’s setting. Two teens from each district compete in the Hunger Games, a televised death contest held at the Capitol.
One of the contestants is 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who wins the annual series with Peeta Mellark, one of her admirers. She unintentionally starts a rebellion against the Capitol, which enrages the authorities.
Daughter Of Smoke And Bone
Another exciting and engaging mention has to be this piece of art written by Laini Taylor. Karou, an art student, living in Prague, is the subject of Daughter of Smoke and Bone, one of the best young fantasy stories. Of course, she spends much time with her best friend, Zuzana, just like any other adolescent. She is not your typical teen, though.
Karou, raised by four chimeras, resides in a dingy workshop that connects Earth and the Eretz, the chimeras’ homeland. These portals, overseen by Karou’s parent figure Brimstone, are located all over the earth.
Karou discovers black handprints over time on these gateway doors. The remainder of the narrative centers on Karou’s search for her true identity and how she becomes entangled in the conflict between the Seraphim and the Chimaera.
Throne of Glass
This book, by Sarah J. Maas, is perfect for teens who enjoy reading the perspective if strong female characters. Celaena Sardothien, an 18-year-old assassin, is the book’s subject and is being held in jail by the King as punishment for her crimes.
Calaena, a cunning, sarcastic, and arrogant assassin, bargains with the King’s son to escape prison. The rest of the narrative focuses on how she overcomes her opponents, handles her feelings for two men, becomes involved in a plot, escapes from it, and learns that she has a bigger destiny in store for her.
This is a fantasy story by Neal Shusterman where young children’s souls frequently wind themselves in Everlost, between life and death. After dying in a car accident, Allie and Nick wind up in Everlost and turn into “afterlights” (departed souls). They become friends with Lief, a youngster who warns them about the McGill, an evil creature.
They eventually learn that McGill and Mary Hightower are related and that McGill is not the monster they thought he was. Mary is not who she appears to be either.
Humankind has been divided into two classes due to a genetic quirk of fate. The governing class is the Silvers, who possess superhuman abilities thanks to their silver blood. On the other hand, common red-blooded beings lead a life of being disposable commoners.
Mare Barrow unintentionally discovers she possesses superhuman strength—stronger than most Silvers—while working at the Palace. Will she be identified as a spy for the Red resistance organization, or will she be able to pass for a lost Silver princess before being caught?
These are some of the most captivating magical fantasy books youngsters should read to inculcate a love for reading books. Though many books and series have been turned into moving pictures, but the imagination and visualization books can create can’t be replaced by films. The list we have curated here is the most exhaustive one after rummaging through hundreds of books on magical fantasy.