13 Obsession-Worthy Young Adult Fantasy Books Hitting Shelves in 2017

By Kerri Jarema

We all have our favorite YA fantasy series and authors, those writers who have become auto-buys and instant reads the minute they release anything new. Lucky for us, 2017 is seeing new releases from many of them, some series continuations, others entirely new stories. We've got new books coming from Sarah J. Maas, Renee Ahdieh, Victoria Aveyard, Marie Lu and even more fan favorites. And while the hype surrounding them is real, and we're beyond excited to read them, we're also looking forward to dipping into new fantasy worlds from less established fantasy authors. These writers are bringing their A-Game with new plots, new worlds, incredible new magic systems and even more diversity than ever before.

These 13 upcoming releases include everything from sci-fi fantasy to those inspired by legendary myths, and many represent diverse casts of characters that include people of color, gender fluid people, and LGBT people. Though fantasy novels are the ultimate way to spend some time outside of our own world, we also know that it’s beyond important to see real world representation in everything that we read. If you’re looking to fall in love with some new obsession-worthy reads, we’ve got you more than covered.