FAQ About YA Fantasy Books

YA Fantasy Books
9 months ago | gizem

Are there any YA Fantasy books that feature magical schools or academies?

Yes, magical schools or academies are a popular and beloved trope in YA Fantasy literature. These settings provide opportunities for young protagonists to learn and hone their magical abilities, make friends, and embark on thrilling adventures. Here are some YA Fantasy books that feature magical schools or academies:

  • "Harry Potter" series by J.K. Rowling: This iconic series follows Harry Potter and his friends as they attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where they learn magic and uncover mysteries.
  • "The Magicians" by Lev Grossman: Quentin Coldwater discovers a magical school called Brakebills, where he learns real magic and gets entangled in a dark and dangerous world.
  • "Percy Jackson & The Olympians" series by Rick Riordan: While not a traditional magical school, Camp Half-Blood serves as a training ground for demigods, the children of Greek gods and mortals.
  • "A School for Unusual Girls" (Stranje House) by Kathleen Baldwin: This historical fantasy follows a group of unusual girls with special talents who attend Stranje House, a school where they are trained for espionage and intrigue.
  • "Akata Witch" by Nnedi Okorafor: Set in Nigeria, this book follows a young girl who discovers her magical abilities and attends a secret school to learn about her powers.
  • "Carry On" by Rainbow Rowell: A homage to the "Chosen One" and magical school tropes, this book features Simon Snow and his adventures at Watford School of Magicks.
  • "The Name of the Wind" (The Kingkiller Chronicle) by Patrick Rothfuss: The protagonist, Kvothe, attends the University to study magic in this epic fantasy series.
  • "The Black Witch" (The Black Witch Chronicles) by Laurie Forest: Elloren Gardner attends the prestigious Verpax University, where she must confront prejudice and discrimination.
  • "Nevernight" (The Nevernight Chronicle) by Jay Kristoff: Mia Corvere trains at the Red Church, an assassin's school, to seek vengeance for her family.
  • "Schooled in Magic" (The Schooled in Magic Series) by Christopher Nuttall: This series follows Emily, a girl transported to a magical world and enrolled in the Whitehall School of Witchcraft.