By: Siddharth Manne
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
This series is set in the fictional realm of Narnia, a world of mythical beasts, magic, and evil. The novel narrates the story of a family of children who discover this fictional world and must protect it from evil. The story is filled with exciting battles and intense dialogues.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
This book has commonly been referred to as one of the most unique novels in the world of fantasy, following the story of an adventurous Florida teen who goes back in time to find a group of kids with strange abilities and powers living with their caregiver, Miss Peregrine. This visually-rich novel promises an action-packed literary experience.
Older readers have the benefit of expanding their scope of literature, with intense and exciting fiction novels, and here are some you should surely read!
Scythe by Neal Shusterman
The series Scythe by Neal Shusterman is perfect for readers who love dark-action packed stories. In this novel, disease, overpopulation, and hunger have conquered society, with people known as Scythes trained to take the lives of the chosen few in order to suppress these issues.
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo is set in a dystopian-like world, the Grishaverse, where rebels, thieves, and monsters struggle for power over one another, pulling off heists and fighting for survival. With its sly humour and brilliant dialogue, this novel is a must for older readers.
An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
This spy-thriller follows the story of two teenagers fighting against the ruthless authorities in an empire inspired by Ancient Rome. While this story is action-packed, hints of romance are also touched upon, ideal for readers over the age of 14.
If these books aren’t your style, you can always count on well-known series including Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien and Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan. If you’re stuck at home, make sure to pick up a book right away to help get rid of quarantine boredom!
Russo, Maria. "7 Great Fantasy Novels for Teenagers (Published 2019)." The New York Times - Breaking News, US News, World News and Videos, 6 Jan. 2020, www.nytimes.com/2019/11/27/books/7-great-fantasy-novels-for-teenagers.html.
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