Discover The 20 Best Fantasy Romance YA Books

An exciting novel keeps you on your seat all day and captures your heart beautifully. You feel complete once you see the novel end. Of course, that’s the feeling that comes with reading a beautifully written young adult fantasy romance book. 

Discover The 20 Best Fantasy Romance YA Books

The daydream, magical schemes, adventure, sweet romance, and fascinating characters sweep you off your feet and leave you yearning for more. You feel you are in another world entirely. No wonder this genre has gained popularity among readers of different ages and beliefs. 

But choosing the best YA fantasy romance books can be tasking. Grab a cup of coffee and snuggle in your blanket as you go through this best 20 young adult fantasy with sparks of romance. 

Chain of Gold

Chain of Gold (1) (The Last Hours)

A fantasy list without Cassandra Clare is not complete. Chain of Gold portrays the story of a shadow hunter and a warrior, Cordelia Carstairs. Her father is accused of a terrible crime, and now she must do everything possible to protect her family. 

Her quest to end her family’s ruins brings her to London where her fate changed when she came in contact with the supernatural world. Her world was soon filled with chaos when a series of demons that the shadow hunters had never experienced attacked London. 

Cordelia and her friends connected to the dark legacy gifted them with powers at the cruel price a true hero pays.

Blood Like Magic 

Blood Like Magic

Are you interested in dark fantasy romance novels? Then Blood Like Magic is for you. This dark, decadent fantasy is about a witch Voya Thomas. Having waited years for her Calling- a trial every witch must go through to attain their powers, she failed her first time. 

Given a second chance, she agrees but is dismayed at her task, which is to kill her first love. But she has never fallen in love. Determined to save her bloodline, she must find a love interest fast. 

Luc’s surly attitude and awkward social skills did nothing but infuriate her. However, there is a thin line between love and hate, and she wants to save Luc and her bloodline. To do so, she must find something more precious than blood to give to her ancestor. However, blood is everything in Witchcraft. 


Legendborn (1) (The Legendborn Cycle)

Full of mysteries and intriguingly dark, Legendborn will pique your interest until the last page. A modern-day twist of King Arthur, Legendborn tells the story of a young black teenage girl Bree Mathews who witnesses a magical attack on the night of her first day on campus. 

She thereby discovers the secret society of the so-called Legendborn students that hunt the creatures down. Bree infiltrates society to discover the truth about her mother’s death

But when the society reveals that they are descendants of King Arthur and that a magical war is coming, she must decide either to use her magic to destroy the society or join the fight. 

The romantic tension in the book is fascinating, and choosing between Nick and Sel seems impossible.

A Dark and Hollow Star 

A Dark and Hollow Star (1) (Hollow Star Saga)

This young adult fantasy romance novel is set in the magical underworld of Toronto. It follows the lives of four teens: an iron-born half-fae outcast, a tempestuous ex-Fury, a fae prince, and his brooding bodyguard. 

Each holds a vital piece of the truth behind the gruesome and ritualistic murders that rock the city. They must track down the serial killer behind these crimes or risk destroying the human and fairies world.

Meanwhile, amid everything, half-fae and ex-fury are falling for each other just as the fae prince and his bodyguard. This romance will surely be enjoyable. 

Sweet and Bitter Magic   

Sweet & Bitter Magic

Adrienne’s debut novel is an amazing book for every fantasy lover. The story is about a witch who has been cursed never to love and has to steal love from others and meets a girl hiding her dangerous magic. The two strike a bargain to save their queendom. Follow them on their long, perilous quest while both try not to kill each other.

The Queen of Nothing 

The Queen of Nothing (The Folk of the Air, 3)

This fantasy romance fiction is an action-packed novel that ignites your feelings. Holly Black brings her readers into a fantasy universe with characters you will love and hate. 

It’s one book that steers your emotion- you just see yourself feeling that way. It’s a book where you can never predict the following line or chapter. It just keeps wowing you. 

In Deeper Waters 

In Deeper Waters

In this adventure-filled romantic fantasy, the soft-hearted fourth Prince Tal hasn’t had the chance to explore the world. This is because he is the heir to his grandfather’s supernatural magic. He, however, got a chance when he came of age. 

Tal was kidnapped by pirates who wanted to know whether he had been hiding his powers and how much his family would pay to get him back. All hope was lost until a beautiful, mysterious boy reappeared to save him, which made him reveal a secret magic of his own.

The Girl of Fire and Thorns 

The Girl of Fire and Thorns

There is always a chosen one every century… 

And Elisa is the one. 

But she’s just a 16-year-old girl who has never accomplished greatness. She doesn’t even know if she will… 

Now everyone wants her-the king in need of the chosen one, savage opponents with black magic, and a daring revolutionary. 

It’s no more a matter of her life. Now her heart is involved. 

She could be everything, and she could be nothing……. Like most chosen ones, she must find her power before she dies young. You are unprepared for everything about to unfold in this book

An Enchantment of Ravens

An Enchantment of Ravens

This excellent book tells the tale of Isobel, a skilled painter whose clients are dangerous immortals. Painting mortal sorrow in her first royal patron Rook’s eye was a grave mistake. 

An angry Rook takes her away to his kingdom to be judged for her crime, but they are both attacked from every side. They only have each other as they fight for survival. And, of course, they fell for each other. 

Their love, however, goes against the laws of ten fair folks. Both their lives are in danger unless Isobel can fight the court with her skill. Her craft makes the fair folk feel sad, threatening them in their millennia of unchanging lives.

A Rush of Wings 

A Rush of Wings

All her life, Rowenna had known she had magic. Still, her mother, Maidread, refuses to teach her the craft that keeps their village safe because she believes she lacks discipline. Her chance to grow her power might have passed due to her mother’s death. 

On a stormy night, Rowena saves a handsome stranger named Gawen from a shipwreck, and her mother appears to have returned from the dead.

The new Maidread is monstrous and wicked, so to hide, she turns Rowenna’s brother and love interest, Gawen, into swans and robs Rowenna of her voice. 

If she wishes to save her loved ones, she must decide her fate and unlock her powers. But how would she do that when her mother failed to teach her? Follow Rowenna’s journey in A Rush of Wings

Spin the Dawn 

Spin the Dawn (The Blood of Stars)

How about a young fantasy fiction where the hero disguises? It’s an intriguing book that will keep you in your seats all day. Spin The Dawn will indeed have that effect on you. Elizabeth’s world depicts a young lady, Maria, disguised as a boy to achieve her dreams- being one of the best tailors in the town and saving her family from ruins. 

But life is not a bed of roses. She goes on a quest to finish an impossible task- make three magic dresses from the moon, star, and sun. How is that even possible? Guess what? It’s possible in Lim’s world! 

The Last Magician 

The Last Magician (1)

The Last Magician is another perfect option for young adult fantasy romance fans. Having been raised to steal magical artifacts from the ominous Order that created the brink, it is no doubt Esther is a talented thief. 

She was born with the ability to manipulate time. Hence she can steal things from the past before the Order realizes she was ever there. She had been training for just one thing: to travel to 1902 to steal an ancient book that contains the secrets of the Order and the brink before the Magician destroys it and dooms them to a hopeless future.

Cruel Illusions 

Cruel Illusions

Ava’s determination to avenge her mother’s death by a vampire has given her the strength to endure. She has given up all hopes of finding one until she stumbles on a hidden magical show.

The magicians told her they had real magic due to being part of an ancient secret society and that she was one of them. They promised to teach her the powers to hunt vampires and avenge her mother’s death. 

However, she must prove herself worthy. How? Find the answers to your burning questions in Cruel Illusion

The Elements of the Crown 

The Elements of the Crown (The Elements of Kamdaria)

“You will surely transform Kamdaria for the best, my dear. I’m convinced!” Wow, such a reassuring word! Well, that’s just the tip of the iceberg because more is coming……..

This adventure-filled book tells the story of a young woman with magic, a dark and evil town, and people hungry for power. It also oozes hate to love romance. You will surely love this book. 

The Shadow Queen 

The Shadow Queen (Ravenspire, 1)

If you are familiar with Snow white, how about reading a dark fantasy version? You are beginning to visualize how interesting it will be. Don’t stress yourself. The Shadow Queen says it all…… 

You get to meet fascinating characters, each with a story to tell as they fight for survival. It’s one of the best young adult fantasy novels to read. 

Storm Siren 

Storm Siren (The Storm Siren Trilogy)

Nym is a 17-year-old elementary slave girl without any rights. In fact, she shouldn’t have been born! Now with her disguise gone and her storm curse revealed, she has to choose between being trained as a weapon of war or being killed. Nobody wants to die. 

So she chose the former. But little did she know that a lot of dangers lie ahead. What will these people do when she chooses not to be what they want? 

Storm Siren perfectly combines power, suspicion, monsters, and super abilities. It’s okay to add to your reading list. 

Small Favors 

Small Favors

How about a break from sweet fantasy young adult romance novels? It’s not wrong to enter the world of a beautifully written dark fantasy filled with bone-chilling tales and a fantastic romance. You surely will love it! 

The creepy fairy tale in Small Favors will draw you more into its lines and make you yearn for more. It will be okay if you grow attached to the characters. 

Six Crimson Cranes 

Six Crimson Cranes

Princess Shiori of Kiata has a secret. A secret that could cost her life or the life of her brothers. But she was able to conceal it. However, she lost control on the morning of her betrothal. That was where her fate changed. 

Her eagle eye stepmother, Raikama, sent her far away from the land and turned her brothers into cranes. She warned Shiori: for every word, one of her brothers dies. This bestseller is full of twists and turns that will tug your heartstrings. 

City of Bones

City of Bones (1) (The Mortal Instruments)

Casandra’s masterpiece, City of Bones, is a young adult novel that satisfies you. The perfect way Clare merges the action, humor, characters, and supernatural human; twists to make this urban Fantasy appealing and fun to read. It’s a perfect novel to read. 

Hush Hush

Hush, Hush

Fallen angel 

An abnormal love 

A sacred commitment

Becca’s work depicts everything above. 

No matter how her best friend sets her up with guys, Nora Grey never plans to fall in love. But her plan was shattered when Patch showed up. He seems to have a way of drawing her to him against her wish. 

But a series of encounters make her unsure of him. She finds herself in a battle between immortal and fallen angels when she seeks an answer to her feelings. Now she must make the right choice because her life is at stake. 

Final Thoughts

There are various young adult fantasy romance books everywhere. This article helps you pick the best out of all. It offers different worlds of fantasy-paranormal, supernatural, dark Fantasy, and lots more. 

Everything about these fantasy books is worth every day, hours, minutes, and seconds you spend reading. They are books worth your emotions and energy. That is how a fantasy book should be!

Frequently Asked Question

What Age is Young Adult For?

Young Adult is fiction precisely written for teenagers between the ages of 13 and 18. 

Is it Okay for Adults to Read Young Adult Novels?

Everyone can read young adult books, whether you are 13 or 42. So you don’t need to be young to find reading a young adult novel fun and exciting. You should be unapologetic if you find any character amusing to you.

Is Reading Fantasy Healthy?

Reading fantasy novels helps build your speech and stimulate your creative knowledge. It can also help young ones expand their self-principles.

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