FAQ About YA Fantasy Books

YA Fantasy Books
9 months ago | gizem

Can you recommend some diverse YA Fantasy novels with inclusive representation?

Absolutely! Representation and diversity in YA Fantasy are essential to ensure that readers from all backgrounds can see themselves in the stories they read. Here are some diverse YA Fantasy novels with inclusive representation:

  • "Children of Blood and Bone" by Tomi Adeyemi: Set in a West African-inspired world, this gripping tale follows Zélie, a young divîner, as she embarks on a quest to restore magic to her oppressed people.
  • "The Gilded Wolves" by Roshani Chokshi: This novel features a diverse cast of characters from various cultural backgrounds as they engage in a heist filled with magic, intrigue, and romance.
  • "We Hunt the Flame" by Hafsah Faizal: Set in an ancient Arabian-inspired world, this novel follows Zafira, a talented hunter, and Nasir, a deadly assassin, on a quest to restore magic.
  • "Cinderella Is Dead" by Kalynn Bayron: A fresh take on the Cinderella story, this novel follows Sophia as she challenges a patriarchal society and seeks to change her own fate.
  • "The Sound of Stars" by Alechia Dow: In a world invaded by aliens, a human girl named Ellie and an alien named Morris must work together to save humanity and preserve art and music.
  • "An Ember in the Ashes" by Sabaa Tahir: This series includes a diverse cast of characters in a Roman-inspired world, exploring themes of power, oppression, and resistance.
  • "The Bone Season" by Samantha Shannon: Set in a dystopian London, this series features a diverse set of clairvoyant characters with unique abilities.
  • "The Poppy War" by R.F. Kuang: Inspired by Chinese history, this dark and gritty fantasy follows a young woman named Rin who discovers her shamanic powers and gets entangled in war.
  • "Akata Witch" by Nnedi Okorafor: Set in Nigeria, this novel follows Sunny, a young girl with magical abilities, as she learns to embrace her identity as a Leopard Person.
  • "The City of Brass" by S.A. Chakraborty: This novel features a richly detailed world inspired by Islamic mythology and follows Nahri, a con artist, and Dara, a djinn warrior.
  • "The Black Tides of Heaven" by Neon Yang: The first novella in the Tensorate series, this Asian-inspired fantasy explores themes of gender, family, and rebellion.
  • "Shadowshaper" by Daniel José Older: This urban fantasy novel features diverse characters from various cultural backgrounds who can infuse art with magic.