Ten YA Fantasies Liza’s Looking Forward To

Posted June 21, 2017 by Liza in Personal / 10 Comments

As you might know if you’ve ever stop by this blog before I adore fantasy (Leah and Bee too!) This is a list of the top ten fantasy YA reads for the rest of 2017 that I’m dying to read.  So here we go:

The Savage Dawn by Melissa Grey – The conclusion of the Girl at Midnight series.  At long last! Caius, I’m coming for you 😉

The Dragons of Nova by Elise Kova – If you haven’t read the splendid steampunk-fantasy that is The Alchemist of Doom, get to it. Dragond of Nova is the second book and I’m reading it as we speak (or as you read, I guess).

Iron Gold by Pierce Brown – I LOVE Brown’s Red Rising series.  In case you missed it, I LOVE it.  This is the beginning of another trilogy based on the same world (and I hope, the same characters). Can’t wait!

Before She Ignites by Jodi Meadows – Magic, betrayal, dragons, and a gorgeous cover.  What else can you ask for?

Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore – Cashore wrote two of my favorite YA fantasies of all time: Graceling and Fire, therefore, I shall read anything she writes. *Period*

Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel – There is something about this cover that made me look at it twice.  It’s sounds like a mix of fantasy and paranormal with a harbingers of death to boot.

The Tethered Mage by Melissa Caruso – This one sound like an Epic fantasy full of magic, politics, war, good and evil.

Renegades by Marissa Meyer – Super heroes? Yes please!

Freed by Flame and Storm by Becky Allen – This is the second book on the Bound by Blood and Sand series and I quite loved the first book.  It was different, hard to read, and all sorts of amazing.

The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo – It’s Bardugo.

Are you a fan of fantasy?  Are you also waiting for any of these?  Do you have other fantasies that you’re dying to read?



I'm an avid reader (since I learned to read at age four) and a book blogger (since May, 2011).I read mostly YA, but I also read romance, new adult and some middle grade.

Born in Puerto Rico, hola :), military wife for 22-years, and mother of three boys.I work full time doing something else that I love (sadly I don't get paid for reading!)


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10 responses to “Ten YA Fantasies Liza’s Looking Forward To

    • Liza

      I haven’t read The Blacthorn Key (even though I have a copy!) and I haven’t started any of these other series. I hope you love them all!

  1. Nathan

    I like some fantasy. I mean to return to the Frey saga, and Chloe Neill’s worlds as well. I also have Uprooted and a few other fairy tale retellings to get to. So many books, so little time…
    ….all waiting for the right time and mood to be acquired and read.

  2. I’ll admit I’m not the biggest fan of fantasy – I need to be in the mood to exert the energy required to delve into a whole other world. (Though I have less problems with historical fiction.) I loved the Graceling books (Kristin Cashore is a goddess, imo), and The Language of Thorns and Renegades are both sure to be stand-outs. I haven’t heard of the others, will definitely look into them. Great list! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    Cass (Words on Paper) recently posted: [Review] Remind Me How This Ends by Gabrielle Tozer
    • Liza

      I don’t think I’ve met anyone who doesn’t love Graceling 🙂 I hope I love them all and that you find at least one fantasy book that you love this year. What genre do you like to read then?

      • I really do hope you love them all too! I did think that Bitterblue was the weaker of the three, but I still feel nothing but fondness for the series as a whole. 🙂 <3 Lots of love! I just looked back at my reading for this year so far, and I'm surprised! I have only read ONE fantasy-ish book this year, all the rest have been pretty much contemporary/realistic! The book I read was Frogkisser by Garth Nix, which was pretty fun but not a stand-out in my eyes, I think my expectations were too high. I still have plenty of series books to finish (all of them fantasy or dystopia), so I'm sure I'll be reading some great fantasy in my near future. 🙂

        Cass (Words on Paper) recently posted: [Review] Remind Me How This Ends by Gabrielle Tozer

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