Ya booksbook club booksi love booksgood booksbest sci fi books. The best modern fantasy books for summer 2019 forbes. Feb 16, 2017 11 addictive ya fantasy series to distract you from real life. Find the top 100 most popular items in amazon books best sellers. This is a young adult fantasy that feels very of this moment.
Epic fantasy romance can also get lumped with young adult fantasy romance, and although some of these do span genres, many arent actually epic fantasy romance. She started in the late 80s still publishing so i wouldnt say shes part of a trend unless she was at the front of it. Dec 17, 2019 the young adult genre produced many books of genuine literary. The 10 best standalone ya fantasy novels of 2019 hypable. Agents are also reporting sheer joy in selling standalone novels, especially if its part of a twobook deal for a second, undefined bookmaybe a companion, maybe another standalone. While 2018 had some amazing standalone ya fantasy novels, 2019 was no different. Weve got a lineup of 20 great ya fantasy standalones that shine all on. These books tend to get confused with, and put in the same category as, other types of fantasy romance. A kirkus 2014 best book for teens a sorceress without magic navigates lies, treachery and despair in this thoughtful conclusion to the fantasy duology that began with death sworn. When it comes to masterpiece stand alone fantasy novels, look no further than tigana. Dec 21, 2015 im a sucker for weird ya, vivid worldbuilding, powerful girls, uncanny boys, enchanted objects, lush imagery, monsters with human faces, and the thin places between the mundane and the magic, so next years crop of fresh fantasy has me lying atop my pile of books like smaug on his hoard.
This immersive, standalone historical fantasy is a mustread for lu fans, and also a great jumpingoff point for her work. Spanning over 400 years, this book is equal parts generational saga and epic fantasy. Today, ive come up with a list of ya romantic fantasies in which i adored the romance from start to finishthis is basically a compilation of my alltime favorite romances, so theyll pretty much be backlist books. Mar, 2017 25 epic ya fantasy standalones for the commitmentphobe fantasy loversare you tired of waiting two, three, four, sometimes half a decade for one story to end. Blog posted on wednesday, jan 02 20 magical books like harry potter after harry potter and the deathly hallows was released, some of us thought wed never find another worthy book series again. While you might be able to easily find a great standalone romance or historical fiction novel, finding a great standalone fantasy novel is really something out of the ordinary. Young adult literature entered the decade like a lion, but. Experience the prolific ya fantasy writer holly black in her standalone novel, the darkest part of the forest. What i mean by that is the plot was meant to be all wrapped up by the end of the book. Micheal stackpole typically writes scifi but once a hero is totally captivating. Can you recommend any standalone young adult novels.
Apr 24, 2017 small gods is one of a few novels in the series that stands alone entirely, which makes it an excellent jumpingoff point. The books homepage helps you explore earths biggest bookstore without ever leaving the comfort of your couch. My own books are standalone stories as well, so if you care to venture into the scary waters of indie publishing. Its also unique given the fact that the book is divided into three parts, each written by a different author. Features some great line drawingsillustrations by barker. Standalone ya fantasy books have swept readers off their feet with sorcery of thorns by margaret rogerson and the binding by bridget.
Film versions of standalone books with realistic contemporary settings. Film versions of stand alone books with realistic contemporary settings. A standalone novel to me is a book that is selfcontained and independent, able to be understood and appreciated without the need to read anything else. The best standalone science fiction and fantasy books. Read on for our pick of the best new fantasy books coming in 2020, and a look back at the most exciting fantasy novels of 2019. Indeed, some of the best mystery books ever written are in fact stand alone books. Clive barkers the thief of always is a great ya fantasy about a young boy who is brought to holiday house where every day is a holiday. Dec 07, 2018 fantasy fiction is best known for its giant, doorstopping series that come in trilogies or longer. The young adult genre produced many books of genuine literary.
The best standalone science fiction and fantasy books show list info if you feel like reading a scifi or fantasy book but dont want to delve into what seems like a neverending series like they often seem, heres a list of some standalone science fiction and fantasy books that should be great. Some fantasy novels are written to be a one shot, standalone story, while others started out as a selfcontained adventure only to become the first part of a trilogy. For one, you wont have to wait a year, or two, or even five before you find out what happens next. From gripping debuts to adventures through epic worlds and muchanticipated series conclusions, theres a fantasy book on this list for every type of reader. Im a sucker for weird ya, vivid worldbuilding, powerful girls, uncanny boys, enchanted objects, lush imagery, monsters with human faces, and the thin places between the mundane and the magic, so next years crop of fresh fantasy has me lying atop my pile of books like smaug on his hoard. Coral by sara ella, the stars we steal by alexa donne, a dress for the wicked by autumn krause, the bone houses.
Books the cursing tree exclusively avaiable for amazon kindle, the cursing tree is a standalone urban fantasy novel set in the same world as the rest of my corax chronicles series, but involves a different set of characters than the larger stories im telling in crossroads, the valhalla, and the agate heart. There are still some standout stand alones in the genre, waiting for you to find them like the hidden jewel they are becoming. Youll get your delicious worldbuilding, your action, as well as everything else that is so satisfying in a series, but without the wait between books. Most of these are standalone novels, but there are also a few continuations of some of our favorite fantasy series. Of course, not everyone wants to embark on a tenbook project. A book s total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book. When clive barker turns his hand to young adult fantasy rather than pure horror, the. The discworld books skewer high fantasy tropes while simultaneously building a complete fantasy world and in this outing, pratchett set his sights on religion. There are not only dreams and books that come to life, but doors that lead into peoples souls, the disappearance. Popular standalone ya fantasy books showing 118 of 18 when the moon was ours hardcover by. For instance, enders game by orson scott card is one of several books with the same characters and setting, yet the entire plot. Luckily, most of the fantasy series ive read have steered clear of the cliffhanger ending. Aug 29, 2014 the novel was awarded the 2007 pulitzer prize for fiction, and critics have called it heartbreaking, haunting, and emotionally shattering.
In this list youll find only single, standalone fantasy novels from every subgenre, period oder author. Find the top 100 most popular items in amazon kindle store best sellers. Think about the harry potter series and how kids and parents camped out at local. This immersive, stand alone historical fantasy is a mustread for lu fans, and also a great jumpingoff point for her work. Marys academy book 6 and isnt that a monstrously long title that kindle used is that it is both a wonderful ya romance as promised and a book that easily deserves five stars on a standalone basis. Actually, all of his books are standalone, and while im not usually a fan of modern urban fantasy stuff, king rat and kraken were both really great reads. Fantasy newbiesdoes the idea of reading fantasy intrigue you but when you look at how many books are in most fantasy series youre just like nahhhh aint nobody got time. As you can expect, this list of ya fantasies isnt comprehensive. You guarantee more sales when your loyal public is panting for the next book in your series. Dennis mckiernan has several stand alone books that take place in his fantasy world of mithgar that i liked. In its stand alone genre of romance fantasy it is the best.
The best fantasy novels of all time penguin random house. Annamarie mclemore goodreads author shelved 1 time as standaloneya fantasy avg rating 3. Less a fantasy series and more a complex dedication to worldbuilding. Not a top 25 fantasy when you narrow the list though. You definitely wont see shatter me up hereim still salty about that particular romance.
The books in this kind of series tend to be written to a formula. Theres a certain satisfaction in picking up a fantasy novel and knowing its a standalone. A standalone book is a book that doesnt need more books to finish the plot. This list offers some of the top standalone fantasy novels. Fantasy standalone can be harder to come across as most fantasy syfy books are part of a larger series. Jan 18, 2017 ya has plenty of standalone fantasy titles worth picking up. Blockbuster adaptations of standalone novels and series like the fault in our stars, the maze runner, and divergent have made ya familiar even to those who havent picked up a book written for. This novel draws on fairytale conventions while creating a new legend of its own. This reading list includes the best standalone fantasy books you can enjoy commitment free. Most of these are stand alone novels, but there are also a few continuations of some of our favorite fantasy series. Theres a bit of a variety here mostly fantasyparanormal romance with a few contemporaries. Jul 18, 2019 a stand alone fantasy novel, the priory of the orange tree details a rich, magical world in which three vastly different societies all have very different opinions about dragons.
For the most part, im prefer series to standalone young. The night circus, by erin morgenstern besides being one of the biggest inspirations for those participating in the annual nanowrimo challenge, the night circus is a dazzling revelation of love, magic, and mystery. Back to estore stand alone books stand alone books. The 100 best youngadult books of all time were living in a golden age of youngadult literature, when books ostensibly written for teens are equally adored by readers of every generation. It is widely considered to be his best novelalthough i think several of his other novels rank up there as well. There are certainly some good fantasy books that are standalone, though i will admit that the. List your favorite single book, youngadult novels here from any genre.
Creator of the mike delaney series of action thrillers, stand alone thrillers, ya fantasy and child. Blockbuster adaptations of stand alone novels and series like the fault in our stars, the maze runner, and divergent have made ya familiar even to those who havent picked up a book written for. It wouldnt need another book following the adventures of soandso to be finished. Here are the 20 best science fiction and fantasy books of 20. Kay is adept here at storytelling, magic, politics, and the complex and amazing characters that infuse epic stories. Scott hungerfords books on amazon a collection of urban. This is a sortof list of recommended books you can win if. At its center is a circus, specifically le cirque des reves, an ethereal and enigmatic traveling revue that unfurls its striking blackandwhite tents without warning. The list my top 10 supersolounsequelledstandalone fantasy novels presented below tam lin, by pamela dean this is one often recommended, with the codicil that actually, it doesnt have much fantasy in it at all, and is mostly a story about girls attending a glorious liberal arts college in the 1970s. Books that embody the rise of standalone ya fantasy hypable. Graffiti moon was crowleys fifth novel and second standalone ya its a. A reading list of ya fantasy standalones by epic reads. The majority of her valdemar her fantasy world books are trilogies because she focuses on different times and types of people for each set. Favorite fantasy standalone ya books if you are looking to get into fantasy but arent ready to jump into a series just yet, i have made a list of my favorite standalone fantasy books.
Young adult fantasy is expansive and growing, which makes it all the more surprising that book riot hasnt had a mustread list of the best ya fantasy books before. Looking for books full of contained worlds with concise and poignant plot lines. Ya has plenty of standalone fantasy titles worth picking up. Check out the 10 best standalone ya fantasy novels of 2019.
When the whales leave by yuri rytkheu, translated by ilona yazhbin chavasse milkweed. But little did we know that there are tons of other amazing books like harry potter out there you just have to know where to look. Fantasy fiction is best known for its giant, doorstopping series that come in trilogies or longer. Guys, there are so many great recentlyreleased fantasy books, and so many great books that lie outside of the.
So its time to sit back, relax, and enjoy one or all of these fantasy standalonesno sequels, no waiting. Its been two months since the fates were freed from a deck of cards, two months since legend claimed the throne for his own, and two months since tella discovered the boy she fell in love with. The novel was awarded the 2007 pulitzer prize for fiction, and critics have called it heartbreaking, haunting, and emotionally shattering. The sword of truth series is 14 books, all of which are designed to be stand alone stories, totally independent from the. Standalones are selfcontained stories that allow you to sample a writers style, and they can be just as epic and powerful as series that stretch into eight or ninebook installments. Rowling to sabaa tahir, we list the best fantasy books of the 21st century. Oct 11, 2017 these books tend to get confused with, and put in the same category as, other types of fantasy romance.
Some of them can have continuations like hobbit, but they work perfectly fine as a. Ive adored his romance with annabeth since book 1 of the original percy jackson books, which are still classified as mg. Complete with the grandfather of fantasy the hobbit and other essential fantasy novels including american gods by neil gaiman and the wonderful wizard of oz by l. It begins with immigration and customs enforcement pounding on. The trend nowadays is for contemporary authors to write books in series. For instance, enders game by orson scott card is one of several books with the same characters and setting, yet the entire plot of the novel is selfcontained and not dependent on other books to complete the story.
The good new about seven steps the trouble with kissing frogs. Im also providing a link to the goodreads profile of each book so you can see if its something youd want to read. If you dont enjoy waiting for the next book in a series, weve got some excellent standalone ya fantasy book you should add to your tbr. May 15, 2019 thats why standalone ya fantasy novels are great reads if youre feeling commitmentphobic about getting involved with a new series. The sword of truth series is 14 books, all of which are designed to be standalone stories, totally independent from the. Youll get your delicious worldbuilding, your action, as well as everything else that is so satisfying in a. The lost hero, the son of neptune, the mark of athena, the house of hades, the blood of olympus. Jan 15, 2019 26 young adult fantasy novels you need to read in the first half of 2019 the night may be dark and full of terrors, but the year is bright and full of incredible books to get you through. The 50 best fantasy books of the 21st century so far paste. Weve faithfully stood by the selection series for 4 years and 5 books, were anxiously awaiting a sixth throne of glass novel, and honestly our hearts cant take much more. Here youll find current best sellers in books, new releases in books, deals in books, kindle ebooks, audible audiobooks, and so much more. When you cant stand another second of your reality. Mar 08, 2018 theres a certain satisfaction in picking up a fantasy novel and knowing its a standalone.1256 1590 245 145 534 1235 1632 842 34 552 247 1416 132 1623 1475 1199 470 1163 743 415 1483 1620 1153 1458 1270 623 500 1431 699 649 630 103 836