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Rachel Greenlaw's Top 6 YA Books

Rachel Greenlaw's Top 6 YA Books

Need some more YA books to add to your ever growing TBR?

Rachel Greenlaw, author of our February book, Compass and Blade, has six exceptional YA fantasy books to add to your list! 

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1. Caraval by Stephanie Garber

YA Romantasy Trilogy

“Caraval is the story that made me truly fall in love with YA fantasy. The writing has a sumptuous, decadent quality to it and the world you discover alongside the main character, Scarlett Dragna is enthralling and fascinating.”

Tropes:

Fake Dating

He Falls First

High Stakes Games

Stalking Shadows by Cyla Panin

2. Stalking Shadows by Cyla Panin

YA Horror Standalone

“This is a gothic, romantic thrill ride of a book that had me glued to the pages, I couldn’t turn them fast enough. Panin always weaves in incredible detail to really bring her settings to life.”

Tropes:

Feisty FMC

Brooding Lord

Beauty & The Beast retelling with a twist

3. The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

YA Dystopian Trilogy

“The Belles is a book I still think about years after first reading it. The prose has a delicate quality, but the twists and reveals are anything but. This is a sit down and read in one sitting kind of book.”

Tropes:

Ominous World

Truly Evil Villain

Unexpected Betrayal

4. Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

YA Viking inspired standalone

“Sky in the Deep is as brutal as it is beautiful. The sparse prose and stark setting paint a dramatic picture that will linger long after you finish reading.”

Tropes:

Warrior FMC

Gold Retriever Love

Interest Slow Burn Romance

 Daughter of Smoke and Bone: 10th Anniversary Edition - Hodderscape

5. Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor

YA Urban Fantasy Trilogy

“This book is a lyrical masterpiece. I could not have predicted where the plot would carry us, and if there’s one story I wish I could wipe my memory clean and read all over again, it’s this one.”

Tropes:

Strong-Willed FMC

Star-crossed Lovers

Who’s the beauty and who’s the beast

 

6. Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao

YA Fantasy Duology

“This story is the best depiction of a villain emerging and claiming her power that I’ve ever read in YA fantasy. Dao charts the rise of a young woman to power from her roots right through to becoming the devastating villain.”

Tropes:

Snow White

Retelling Villainous

FMC Obsession with prophecy

 

If you haven't picked up Compass and Blade by Rachel Greenlaw, make sure you do!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Romance. Betrayal. Magic. The YA romantasy debut of 2024.

Mira is a wrecker, one of the seven chosen to swim out and plunder the wrecked ships beyond the Isle of Rosevear. The waves sing to her soul, the call of the sea beckoning her into deeper waters. But Rosevear needs her, and she could never abandon her home. Until one evening when lightning splits the sky and the Watch descend, taking Mira’s father away.

Mira must set off on a journey to win back her father’s freedom. She will encounter two strangers along the way – enigmatic Seth and smouldering Elijah – and learning who to trust will not be easy. When she discovers a dark family secret, buried deep in the ocean, Mira finds that securing her future – and that of her island – will come at a high price . . .

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