Top Ten Clean Fantasy Reads

 Top Ten YA Fantasy Reads

1. Prydain Chronicles by Lloyd Alexander:

What I love about it: the characters are amazing, story is top notch, great read-aloud books to youngsters. Good morals.

           2. Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

What I love about it: I love inventive retellings, characters are good. Each book has a fairytale couple. 

           3. Books of Bayern by Shannon Hale

What I love about these books: fun lore and magic system, (Goose Girl is a little slow in the beginning, give it 60 pages), great story, memorable. I have signed copies. Shannon once said if she wanted to make money in the biz, she'd write more Bayern Books but her heart took her another way. I respect that.

            4. Remnant Chronicles by Mary E. Pearson

What I love about this series: clean YA, great story, pacing is exciting, and I think I just like the word chronicles in a series title?

            5. Caraval by Stephanie Garber

What I love about this series: I just started the first book on Friday and finished it Saturday morning. It's clean YA but the story is gripping.  Reading the other two this week.

            6. Tress of the Emerald Sea by Brandon Sanderson

What I love about this series: Well, technically, it's kind of a stand alone. Brandon wrote this for his wife in answer to a what if question. What if the princess didn't wait for Westley in the Princess Bride but went off to rescue him. Although it's not fan fic of the princess Bride or anything other than tone and sheer delight, it is a fun read with Brandon's unique take on magic systems. Part of the Cosmere.

            7.  The Ascendance Series by Jennifer A. Neilson

What I love about this book: Her voice for these characters are great! I read this quickly and with utter delight. I have the other four books as well. She's also someone who genre hopped and went to MG historical fiction. The False Prince is book one.

            8. Forest Grimm by Kathryn Purdie

What I love about this book: I love fairytale retellings. This one is top notch.

            9. Bone Crier's Moon and Bone Crier's Dawn by Kathryn Purdie

What I love about this book: the lore is fun, the chemistry between the two leads is fun, and it's in fictional France.

            10. Any fairytale retelling. Check out Jessica Day George's Twelve Dancing Princesses and Heather Dixon Wallwork's Entwined.

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