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7 YA Must-Read Fantasy Series To Fall Into This Season

As we dive further into September, I cannot help the growing smile on my face as the leaves are ever so slowly falling, the pumpkin spice everything is making it’s way back into my life, and the plethora of books piled up ready to be read.

That being said, am I the only one who thinks the absolute best time to read Fantasy (besides all year round ;)) is in Autumn?

Whether you are new to YA Fantasy or not, here are some of the best (completed and fully released) series that you should read this Autumn. (In no particular order… otherwise it would have been the hardest thing I would ever have to do…)

1. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

These books were my absolute dream back when they were getting published. I would be waiting each release date on the edge of my seat, to run to the bookstore and pick them up. It’s more of a nostalgia read for me but definitely a fun read and gets you in the autumnal/halloween vibes.

If you like fallen angels, romance, epic world-end adventure… this one is for you.

Books in the Series: 4

Synopsis of Book 1:


Romance was not part of Nora Grey’s plan. She’s never been particularly attracted to the boys at her school, no matter how hard her best friend, Vee, pushes them at her. Not until Patch comes along. With his easy smile and eyes that seem to see inside her, Patch draws Nora to him against her better judgment.

But after a series of terrifying encounters, Nora’s not sure whom to trust. Patch seems to be everywhere she is and seems to know more about her than her closest friends. She can’t decide whether she should fall into his arms or run and hide. And when she tries to seek some answers, she finds herself near a truth that is way more unsettling than anything Patch makes her feel.

For she is right in the middle of an ancient battle between the immortal and those that have fallen – and, when it comes to choosing sides, the wrong choice will cost Nora her life.

2. Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J. Maas

It kinda seems silly to put this one on the list because if you haven’t read it by now you must have been somewhere with no internet, books, or social contact… BUT, it is an incredible series and if you haven’t read it, run don’t wait to your local bookstore because I guarantee they have it and all the special editions too.

This is obviously a well-known series with millions of books sold and for good reason. It is filled with adventure, magic, romance, prophecies, thrills, steamy moments, and inspiration invoked with every chapter you read.

I am slightly jealous of those who haven’t read it as I wish I can go back an experience it all again for the first time. Although, it is a phenomenal re-read and if you have been punched in the guts by these books like me, why not read them again?

A little side story – I remember the day I finished the last book of the series Kingdom of Ash. It was well into the night, and the next morning I had a brunch date with one of my girlfriends. I remember forcing myself to go to sleep but still I could not fully get over the book. The next day, after brunch, I was walking home and it was the most beautiful brisk fall wether you can imagine… and I swear somehow I felt like I could do it. I can write, I can tell stories about epic characters and thrilling adventures that would keep people up at night. It was a real turning moment for me, truly pushing me to accomplish my dreams.

Books in the Series: 8

Synopsis of Book Throne of Glass (Book 1):

In a land without magic, where the king rules with an iron hand, Celaena, an assassin, is summoned to the castle. She comes not to kill the king, but to win her freedom. If she defeats twenty-three killers, thieves, and warriors in a competition, she is released from prison to serve as the king’s champion.

The Crown Prince will provoke her. The Captain of the Guard will protect her. But something evil dwells in the castle of glass—and it’s there to kill. When her competitors start dying one by one, Celaena’s fight for freedom becomes a fight for survival, and a desperate quest to root out the evil before it destroys her world.

3. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J.Maas

Another one of those if you haven’t read it, where have you been?

This series is by far one of my ultimate fav high Fantasy Romances.

It is technically an Adult Fantasy, with some really steamy moments and super hot winged guys. Trust me, you will love them all and debate which one you will marry before deciding that you’ll have them all.

A fantastic read if you enjoy fairy-tale retellings, fated soulmates, mystical kingdoms, otherworldly creates, and a brave heroine who comes into her own (and kicks some Fae ass).

Books in the Series: 3

In the main series, it is a trilogy – 3 books. However, there are novellas that have been released about side characters in this world and some that have yet to be released.

Synopsis of Book 1:

When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a terrifying creature arrives to demand retribution. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she knows about only from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not truly a beast, but one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled her world.

At least, he’s not a beast all the time.

As she adapts to her new home, her feelings for the faerie, Tamlin, transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But something is not right in the faerie lands. An ancient, wicked shadow is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it, or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.

4. The Folk of Air by Holly Black

Another amazing fantasy romance whirlwind that is a must read this autumn season, if not for its sassy characters than for the incredible world building. With each turn of the page, I truly felt like I was in that world, with the faes, with the taunting cruel prince.

Beautifully written and the perfect way to cozy up on a cool evening.

Books in the Series: 3

Synopsis of Book 1:

Jude was seven when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.

To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.

As Jude becomes more deeply embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, she discovers her own capacity for trickery and bloodshed. But as betrayal threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.

5. Cursebreakers Series by Brigid Kemmerer

This series is by far up there with one of my all-time favs. I did a review on the first book in the series here:

It has the fairytale retelling element that is done so well that you see the hints of the original fairy-tale but with a unique twist. The elaborate world-building, the plot, the characters… chef’s kiss.

A true autumn read .

Books in the Series: 3

Synopsis of Book 1:

Fall in love, break the curse.

Cursed by a powerful enchantress to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year, Prince Rhen, the heir of Emberfall, thought he could be saved easily if a girl fell for him. But that was before he turned into a vicious beast hell-bent on destruction. Before he destroyed his castle, his family, and every last shred of hope.

Nothing has ever been easy for Harper. With her father long gone, her mother dying, and her brother constantly underestimating her because of her cerebral palsy, Harper learned to be tough enough to survive. When she tries to save a stranger on the streets of Washington, DC, she’s pulled into a magical world.

Break the curse, save the kingdom.

6. Six of Crowd Duology by Leigh Bardugo

If I could write a book… a thousand books about why these books are amazing and more importantly how big of a crush I have on Kaz Brekker, it would not be enough.

Leigh Bardugo is one of those authors you just love. She has such a methodical way of grabbing you into the story without losing any whimsy or magic or anything… i am convinced the woman has magic in her veins that transpire into the best stories I ever read.

Seriously… read this series, you can come back and thank me later in the comment. I’ll wait.

Books in the Series: 2

Synopsis of Book 1:

Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone. . . .

A convict with a thirst for revenge

A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager

A runaway with a privileged past

A spy known as the Wraith

A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums

A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes

Kaz’s crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first

7. An Ember in the Ashes Series by Sabaa Tahir

Now I did say there was no particular order for these recs, but I think I subconsciously saved one of the bests for lasts.

This series has brought me so much hope and inspiration, not just as an aspiring author, but as a reader. The representation with different POCS, the world-building, the family relations, the magic, the intrigue, the ending… I think I have like 15 stickers with quotes from this series on them scattered in all notebooks because I love them so much and the characters who said them.

If you enjoy reading such diverse, enthralling fantasy stories with enough heart-wrenching moments to keep you gasping for air as you hurriedly flip the pages… you need to read this series!

Books in the Series: 4

Synopsis of Book 1:

Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free.

Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear.

It is in this brutal world, inspired by ancient Rome, that Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire’s impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They’ve seen what happens to those who do.

But when Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision. In exchange for help from rebels who promise to rescue her brother, she will risk her life to spy for them from within the Empire’s greatest military academy.

There, Laia meets Elias, the school’s finest soldier—and secretly, its most unwilling. Elias wants only to be free of the tyranny he’s being trained to enforce. He and Laia will soon realize that their destinies are intertwined—and that their choices will change the fate of the Empire itself.

If you have already read any of these series, let me know so we can chat all about how glorious they were!

Happy Reading



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