YA Books Inspired by Mythology and Lore

We all have genres we can’t resist, and since you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you’re a sucker for mythology and lore. The good news is that you’re in the right place! The YA books on this reading list will transport you to magical places filled with adventure, romance, angry gods, and epic quests. So what are you waiting for? Dive into a fantastical new world with one of these YA books inspired by mythology and lore.

Deep Is the Fen

Deep Is the Fen

Get lost in the newest fantasy from the author of A Hunger of Thorns, on a beguiling journey behind the closed doors of a sinister secret society. Featuring a steamy enemies-to-lovers romance and a fight for the witching world that will get your heart racing.

Lucha of the Night Forest

Lucha of the Night Forest

An edge-of-your-seat fantasy about a girl who will do anything to protect her sister—even if it means striking a dangerous bargain. Dark forces, forgotten magic, and a heart-stopping queer romance make this young adult novel a must-read.

Midnight Strikes

Midnight Strikes

In this explosive fantasy debut, a provincial girl must work with an infuriatingly handsome prince to escape a nightmarish curse that forces them to relive the same night over and over.

“The time-loop fantasy you never knew you needed, where the fairytale ball is bloody and Cinderella is the Final Girl.”—Gina Chen, New York Times bestselling author of Violet Made of Thorns

Spice Road

Spice Road

By Maiya Ibrahim

Coming 04.23.24

Raised to protect her nation from the monsters lurking in the sands, sixteen-year-old Imani must fight to find her brother, whose betrayal is now the country’s greatest threat. Get swept away by this romantic fantasy!

Silver in the Bone

Silver in the Bone

By Alexandra Bracken

Coming 05.07.24

From the critically acclaimed author of Lore comes a stunning contemporary fantasy inspired by Celtic lore—the tale of a teenage girl who seeks her destiny in the cursed ruins of Avalon, driven by love, revenge, and pure adrenaline!

Dark Star Burning, Ash Falls White

Dark Star Burning, Ash Falls White

The epic sequel to the book Song of Silver, Flame Like Nightis a fast-paced, riveting YA fantasy inspired by the mythology and folklore of ancient China.

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