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150+ YA Sci-Fi & Fantasy Books Set in the United States



YA SFF blog is putting together massive lists of books with settings all around the world! To start off, we put together 150+ books set in the United States (the territories will be included in upcoming Americas post). Check them out below, and if you don't see your favorites, feel free to comment!



Alabama


Hoodoo by Ronald L. Smith


Set amid the swamps, red soil, and sweltering heat of small town Alabama in the 1930s, Hoodoo is infused with a big dose of creepiness leavened with gentle humor.



The Splendor Falls by Rosemary Clement-Moore


Can love last beyond the grave? Find out in this YA Fantasy that is full of romance, tension, and mystery.


Alaska


The Wild Lands by Paul Greci


The Wild Lands is a pulse-pounding YA thriller full of shocking plot twists. It’s the ultimate survival tale of humanity’s fight against society’s collapse.



Hostile Territory by Paul Greci


In Paul Greci’s Hostile Territory, a catastrophic earthquake strands four teens in the Alaskan wilderness—and leaves them without a civilization to return to.



Our Last Echoes by Kate Alice Marshall


Melissa Albert meets Twin Peaks in this supernatural thriller about one girl's hunt for the truth about her mother's disappearance.



Crave by Tracy Wolff


A YA Fantasy full of romance, vampires, and fun. Reviewers rave that it is the next Twilight.



Arizona


Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland


Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe meets Roswell by way of Laurie Halse Anderson in this astonishing, genre-bending novel about a Mexican American teen who discovers profound connections between immigration, folklore, and alien life.



Dragon Magic by Ashley McLeo & Kelly N. Jane


Dragon Magic is an upper YA/NA dragon shifter contemporary fantasy adventure novel. If you like loads of action, a slow-burn romance, and characters who will steal your heart, you’ll love Dragon Magic.



Eat Your Heart Out by Kelly deVos


Shaun of the Dead meets Dumplin' in this bitingly funny YA thriller about a kickass group of teens battling a ravenous group of zombies.



Wicked As You Wish by Rin Chupeco


Gripping, fantastical, and delightfully funny, Wicked As You Wish is perfect for readers looking for:

• young adult magic, mythology, and folklore

• LGBTQ representation

• diverse characters

• creative new takes on classic stories

• fresh and dazzling world building



Arkansas


Eventide by Sarah Goodman


Eventide is an evocative YA historical fantasy thriller by debut author Sarah Goodman, for fans of Jennifer Donnelly and Libba Bray.



Unleashed by Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguié


Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie, the New York Times bestselling authors of the Wicked series, have created an entirely new trilogy with the passion of Twilight and the grandeur of Fallen. The Wolf Springs Chronicles introduces readers to a town of secrets and the new girl who's about to start believing in werewolves.



California


Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas


A trans boy determined to prove he's a brujo to his Latinx family summons a ghost who refuses to leave in Aiden Thomas's paranormal YA debut.



The Reluctant Witch by Kristen S. Walker


A young witch who just wants to be invisible. A beautiful mermaid who doesn’t belong. A secret relationship that threatens the entire academy.



The Lost Coast by A.R. Capetta


The spellbinding tale of six queer witches forging their own paths, shrouded in the mist, magic, and secrets of the ancient California redwoods.



Future Shock by Elizabeth Briggs


Don't miss this unforgettable trilogy combining time travel, mystery, and romance with a tough heroine who will do whatever it takes to save the ones she loves.

The future is inevitable...or is it?



Colorado


Haven Fall by Sara Holland


A safe haven between four realms. The girl sworn to protect it--at any cost. New York Times bestselling author Sara Holland crafts a breathtaking new contemporary fantasy perfect for fans of Melissa Albert and Holly Black.



Girls with Sharp Sticks by Suzanne Young


From New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Young comes the start of a thrilling, subversive new series about a girls-only boarding school with a terrifying secret and the friends who will stop at nothing to protect each other.



Elleson by Misha McCorkle


Daisy's father raised her to think differently, to think beyond life in their small town. Maybe that’s why she never fit in, why people keep her at arm’s length. Or maybe it's her scarred face and broken body.



Spartan Heart by Jennifer Estep


At Mythos Academy, everyone knows exactly who I am: Rory Forseti, Spartan girl and the daughter of Reapers.

New school year, same old problems...



Connecticut


Sear by Nina Malkin


A promise broken. A bond betrayed. What do you do when an oath of devotion threatens to destroy the one you love? “The drama is high” (Booklist) in this paranormal sequel to Swoon.



Specter by Katie Jane Gallagher


Stranger Things with a ghostly twist! This gripping, genre-bending debut is a book not to miss.



The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare


Elizabeth George Speare won the 1959 Newbery Medal for this portrayal of a heroine whom readers will admire for her unwavering sense of truth as well as her infinite capacity to love.



Reverie by Ryan La Sala


A "joyously, riotously queer" (Kirkus) young adult fantasy from debut author Ryan La Sala, Reverie is a wildly imaginative story about dreams becoming reality, perfect for fans of Adam Silvera and Laini Taylor.



Delaware


I couldn't find any Delaware books that were YA sci-fi or fantasy. If you find/or know of a YA sci-fi or fantasy set in Delaware, please comment below and I will add it!


Florida


The Kindred by Alechia Dow


To save a galactic kingdom from revolution, Kindred mind-pairings were created to ensure each and every person would be seen and heard, no matter how rich or poor…



Breathe and Count Back from Ten by Natalia Sylvester


In this gorgeously written and authentic novel, Verónica, a Peruvian-American teen with hip dysplasia, auditions to become a mermaid at a Central Florida theme park in the summer before her senior year, all while figuring out her first real boyfriend and how to feel safe in her own body.



Howl by Shaun David Hutchinson


From critically acclaimed Shaun David Hutchinson comes a gritty and raw portrayal of the oftentimes traumatic experience of growing up.



Lobizona by Romina Garber


"Garber’s gorgeous novel combines the wonder of a Hogwarts-style magic school with the Twilight-esque dynamics of a hidden magical species that has strict rules about interacting with the human world." - BOOKLIST (Starred Review)



Georgia


The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater


Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue never sees them--until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks to her.



Fallen by Lauren Kate


Read FALLEN, the worldwide sensation that's both dangerously exciting and darkly romantic.



Seven Crowns by E.V. Everest


Travel to a glittering, dangerous world with political alliances and ballgowns, perfect for fans of The Hunger Games and Cinder.



One Foot in the Grave: An Almost Zombie Tale by Shanti Krishnamurty


It's the summer after graduation, and all Isis wants to do is hang out and party with her friends. Unfortunately, her boyfriend has other plans. When a fun trip to Savannah leaves her with a bite mark on her neck and a strange craving for raw brains, her journey of self-discovery begins in the weirdest place imaginable: a rundown church full of misfits, all struggling to fit in.



Hawaii


Rise of the Mano by Leialoha Humpherys


The alchemist, the messenger, and the true king must join together and destroy soran, the island’s ancient pools of long life and immunity. Will the three heroes put aside their differences to unify, or will they fall apart, along with the rest of the island?



Lehua by Leialoha Humpherys


Lehua is inspired by the story of Rapunzel, as well as Hawaiian mythology, folklore, and culture. Fans of clean romance and happily ever afters will be moved by Lehua, the first book in The Enchanted Hawai‘i Collection, a fairy tale and folklore retelling series set in ancient Hawaii.



The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig


The Girl from Everywhere, the first of two books, blends fantasy, history, and a modern sensibility. Its sparkling wit, breathless adventure, multicultural cast, and enchanting romance will dazzle readers of Sabaa Tahir and Leigh Bardugo.



The Islands at the End of the World by Austin Aslan


In this fast-paced survival story set in Hawaii, electronics fail worldwide, the islands become completely isolated, and a strange starscape fills the sky. Leilani and her father embark on a nightmare odyssey from Oahu to their home on the Big Island. Leilani's epilepsy holds a clue to the disaster, if only they can survive as the islands revert to earlier ways.



Idaho


Dead America - Idaho Pt. 1 by Derek Slaton


After depleting an alarming amount of resources securing Seattle from the undead menace, Captain Kersey and his elite team of soldiers embark on a mission to Boise, Idaho in search of a reliable source of ammunition.



Nemesis by Brandan Reichs


Orphan Black meets Lord of the Flies in this riveting new thriller from the co-author of the Virals series.



Illinois


Divergent by Veronica Roth


This first book in Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times bestselling Divergent series of books is the novel the inspired the major motion picture starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, and Kate Winslet. This dystopian series set in a futuristic Chicago has captured the hearts of millions of teen and adult readers.



Runebinder by Alex R. Kahler


Runebinder is wall-to-wall elemental magic and mayhem. Alex R. Kahler knows how to rock some socks.” —Kendare Blake, New York Times bestselling author of Three Dark Crowns



The Guardian of the Palace by Steven Morris


Everyone knows magic isn’t real.

Alien invaders? Ha!

But something destroyed an entire skyscraper in a never-before-seen implosion. One skeptical security guard stands between monsters and magic that threaten the world.



Rise of Midnight by Sara A. Freites


Helping vampires send a demon back to hell wasn't how Autumn thought she'd spend spring break.



Indiana


Stranger Things: Rebel Robin by A. R. Capetta


High school is a monster, and it's eating everyone Robin knows. Discover the backstory of the new Stranger Things fan favorite character, Robin, played by Maya Hawke!



Iowa


Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith


In the small town of Ealing, Iowa, Austin and his best friend, Robby, have accidentally unleashed an unstoppable army. An army of horny, hungry, six-foot-tall praying mantises that only want to do two things.



Kansas


Lock Down by Aella Black


Lock Down is the first book in a young adult urban fantasy trilogy that's full of interesting characters and more than a few villains.



Definitely Not Kansas by Tom Monteleone & F. Paul Wilson


Definitely Not Kansas is the first volume of the Nocturnia Cycle, a series for both adults and young readers, middle grades and up.



Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett


The last words Ash hears her mother say are, “When you fall in love, you will carve out your heart and throw it into the deepest ocean. You will be all in—blood and salt.”



Dorothy Must Die


The New York Times bestselling first book in a dark series that reimagines the Oz saga, from debut author Danielle Paige. Start at the beginning and discover your new series to binge!



Kentucky


Where Echoes Lie by Shannon Schuren


In this eerie thriller of a ghost story, a teenage girl must solve the mystery of the ghost bride that has haunted her community in rural Kentucky for more than a century.



The Love that Split the World by Emily Henry


Emily Henry's stunning debut novel is Friday Night Lights meets The Time Traveler's Wife and perfectly captures those bittersweet months after high school, when we dream not only of the future, but of all the roads and paths we've left untaken.



Wake the Bones by Elizabeth Kilcoyne


The sleepy little farm that Laurel Early grew up on has awakened. The woods are shifting, the soil is dead under her hands, and her bone pile just stood up and walked away.



The Spirit Hollows by P.R. Brewer


A spooky steampunk Young Adult novel for fans of Stranger Things, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, and Cherie Priest.



Lousiana


The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh


New York Times bestselling author Renée Ahdieh returns with a sumptuous, sultry and romantic new series set in 19th century New Orleans where vampires hide in plain sight.



Magical Miri by Debra Kristi


There are the witches of the Quarter...and then there's the unwanted magical bloodline. The family so secret, even its youngest members are unaware. Like me.



Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes


From New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes comes a heartbreaking and uplifting tale of survival in the face of Hurricane Katrina.



Vial Things by Leah Clifford


A gripping young adult novel that fans call "thrilling" and "a great urban fantasy read that kept me coming back for more!"



Maine


What Big Teeth by Rose Szabo


Rose Szabo's thrilling debut is a dark fantasy novel about a teen girl who returns home to her strange, wild family after years of estrangement, perfect for fans of Wilder Girls. This exquisitely terrifying and beautiful tale will sink its teeth into you and never let go.



My Dearest Darkest by Kayla Cottingham


Wilder Girls meets The Craft in this Sapphic horror debut that asks: what price would you be willing to pay to achieve your deepest desires?



Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick


Nora finds forbidden love with her fallen angel, in the first in the New York Times bestselling Hush, Hush saga.



Horrid by Katrina Leno


From the author of You Must Not Miss comes a haunting contemporary horror novel that explores themes of mental illness, rage, and grief, twisted with spine-chilling elements of Stephen King and Agatha Christie.



Maryland


The Reckoning by D.M. Taylor


D.M. Taylor's, The Reckoning, created a mixture of a science fiction and real-life feel that had me utterly captivated. The characters were well-built and easy to love. The story was a fabulous journey that so many readers will enjoy. Overall, I loved everything about this book." -Goodreads Reader



Survive the Dome by Kosoko Jackson


The Hate U Give meets Internment in this pulse-pounding thriller about an impenetrable dome around Baltimore that is keeping the residents in and information from going out during a city-wide protest.



Dread Nation by Justina Ireland


At once provocative, terrifying, and darkly subversive, Dread Nation is Justina Ireland's stunning vision of an America both foreign and familiar—a country on the brink, at the explosive crossroads where race, humanity, and survival meet.



Massachusetts


The Spaceship Next Door by Gene Doucette


When a spaceship lands in Sorrow Falls, a lovable and fearless small-town girl is the planet’s only hope for survival.



These Witches Don't Burn


Isabel Sterling's delightful, suspenseful debut is equal parts sweet romance and thrilling mystery. With everything she loves on the line, Hannah must confront this murderous villain before her coven--and any chance she has with the new girl--is destroyed.



Iron Cast by Destiny Soria


Partners in crime with magical talents must stick together in order to survive in this “energetic and original” YA historical fantasy (Kirkus, starred review).



What Lies Beneath by Marissa Doyle


It’s 1917, and everyone is doing their bit now that America has entered the Great War—everyone except 17-year-old Emma Verlaine. Her overprotective dad won’t let her go to nursing school while he’s off doing war work; instead, she’s been sent to stay for the summer with her Gran on an island off Cape Cod, and the most she’ll be able to do for the war effort is knit socks.



Michigan


Titans by Victoria Scott


Ever since the Titans appeared in her Detroit neighborhood, Astrid Sullivan's world has revolved around the mechanical horses. It's not just the thrill of the race. It's the engineering of the horses themselves and the way they're programmed to seem so lifelike. The Titans are everything that fascinates Astrid, and nothing she'll ever touch.



A Million Junes by Emily Henry


Romeo and Juliet meets One Hundred Years of Solitude in Emily Henry's brilliant follow-up to The Love That Split the World, about the daughter and son of two long-feuding families who fall in love while trying to uncover the truth about the strange magic and harrowing curse that has plagued their bloodlines for generations.



The Six by K. B. Hoyle


"Author K. B. Hoyle pens scenes that pop with vibrant details, making the world of Alitheia vivid and very much alive for the reader... The world of fantasy fiction is brought to an entirely new level with this outstanding series." - Literary Classics International Book Awards



Edge of Collapse by Kyla Stone


From USA Today Bestselling Author Kyla Stone comes the complete seven book Edge of Collapse series, a post-apocalyptic EMP survival thriller featuring flawed, complex characters and high-octane action adventure. Perfect for fans of Ryan Schow, Grace Hamilton, Bobby Akart, A.G. Riddle, and Jack Hunt.



Minnesota


All These Bodies by Kendare Blake


Sixteen bloodless bodies. Two teenagers. One impossible explanation. In this edge-of-your-seat mystery from #1 New York Times bestselling author Kendare Blake, the truth is as hard to believe as it is to find.



Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater


From a dazzlingly talented young writer, a haunting and original supernatural romance in the vein of TWILIGHT.



Mississippi


Rogue Untouched by Alisa Kwitney


Rogue’s frightening new mutant powers keep her at arms-length from the world, but two strangers offer a chance to change her life forever, in this exhilarating Marvel Super Hero adventure



Red Magnolia by Lucy Holden


Even if it means binding herself to the curse forever.

Red Magnolia is the bewitching first installment of the Nightgarden Saga, a heart wrenching YA/NA paranormal romance series, full of Southern Gothic atmosphere, supernatural adventure, and shocking twists that will keep you turning pages deep into the night.



Searching for Shelter by Stephanie Mychreest, Misty Zaugg, & Mike Kraus


Featuring a powerful cast of characters, Aftermath delves deep into a frighteningly realistic "what if" scenario, showcasing both the prepared and unprepared, and showing what tenacity, courage and drive can do in the face of insurmountable odds.



Missouri


Deadly Lockdown by Stephanie Mylchreest & Misty Zaugg


From the authors of the top-selling Aftermath series, Deadly Lockdown is the first book in a gripping post-apocalyptic series full of everyday, driven characters who never quit fighting through non-stop peril and danger. A post-apoc thriller just right for fans of Kyla Stone, T.L. Payne, Ryan Schow, Jack Hunt and Mike Kraus.



Tracker220 by Jamie Krakover


When everyone has a brain-interfacing tracking chip, one glitch threatens the entire network.

Kaya Weiss is that glitch.



P.A.W.S. by Debbie Manber Kupfer


Join Miri on a mysterious and supernatural journey with her new friends, members of an underground St. Louis society known as the Partnership for Animagi, Werewolves, and Shapeshifters, better known as P.A.W.S.



Montana


The Bone Wars by Erin Evan


For 65 million years, the Badlands of Montana have held a secret hidden in their depths...



Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead


"This story is no ordinary vampire tale. Mead has done her homework on Romanian folklore and Orthodox Catholic saints, and she uses it to weave a unique and mesmerizing mystery with a whodunit ending that even the most skilled detectives will not predict. With social angst that every teenager can appreciate and sexual tension that leaves Stephanie Meyer's Twilight looking like a children's book, this little gem is sure to be a hit."For 65 million years, the Badlands of Montana have held a secret hidden in their depths...—VOYA



Nebraska


Alchemist of Eternity by A.L. Helland


The epic Paradox saga begins here, in small-town Angel, Nebraska. Ever since his wife and child died, Jett King has spent his life avoiding change. But when his best friend invents time-travel and a mysterious stranger claims his son is alive, Jett must choose to face a world he never knew existed. Follow his journey as he meets the happy-go-lucky Robbie, the brave Parker, the mysterious Duke and the devious Ivan. From a frozen wasteland to a planet rumored to be alive, Jett searches for answers about his son, as well as the dark truth behind his best friend.



Nevada


Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan


Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can't seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse-Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him.



Bad Blood by Mari Mancusi


Sunny McDonald is in the ultimate forbidden relationship. Her boyfriend Magnus is a vampire, and the leader of the Blood Coven. And when the Coven decides that Magnus needs a mate to be his co-ruler, Sunny's humanity puts her out of the running. The Coven's chosen candidate is Jane Johnson, a magna cum laude graduate of Oxford University who just happens to look like a vampiric supermodel.



Prodigy by Marie Lu


The second book in Marie Lu’s New York Times bestselling LEGEND trilogy—perfect for fans of THE HUNGER GAMES and DIVERGENT!



Frozen: Heart of Dread by Melissa de la Cruz


Welcome to New Vegas, a city once covered in bling, now blanketed in ice. Like much of the destroyed planet, the place knows only one temperature—freezing. But some things never change. The diamond in the ice desert is still a 24-hour hedonistic playground and nothing keeps the crowds away from the casino floors, never mind the rumors about sinister sorcery in its shadows.



New Hampshire


The Red Thread by Roderick Townley


How do you avenge -- or forgive -- your own murder four hundred years after it happened?

Prompted by recurrent dreams, sixteen-year-old Dana Landgrave uncovers an ancient crime that has drawn the same souls together through three lifetimes.



Asylum by Madeleine Roux


Madeleine Roux's New York Times bestselling Asylum is a thrilling and creepy photo-illustrated novel that Publishers Weekly called "a strong YA debut that reveals the enduring impact of buried trauma on a place."



Scion of the Sun by Nicola Marsh


A mystifying time rift. An ancient civilisation. Two worlds collide in an epic fight to the death.



Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt


The classic novel about a young girl who stumbles upon a family's stunning secret

What if you could live forever?



New Jersey


Glow by Megan E. Bryant


"This fictionalized take on the Radium Girls is by turns suspenseful, macabre, and, at points, quite gory. Bryant doesn't shy away from the true horrors that befell these women...An eye-opening window into a troubling moment in history."―Booklist



Only Everything by Kieran Scott


High school romance is tough—even for a bona fide love goddess. Can Cupid succeed as a mortal matchmaker?



Vintage by Steve Berman


Gay teen readers who've been hankering for a horror story all their own will be thrilled with all of the creeps, crawls, chills, and eyeliner that Berman has to offer. --School Library Journal



Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Mass


Sizzling with action and suspense, #1 New York Times bestselling author SARAH J. MAAS delivers a coming-of-age Selina Kyle who will steal readers' hearts in a new, highly anticipated YA blockbuster: CATWOMAN!



New Mexico


Shade and the Skinwalkers by Marilyn Peake


As if being a ghost whisperer in a trailer park isn’t weird enough, skinwalkers take things to a whole new level of strange.



Hour of the Bees by Lindsay Eagar


What does it mean to be fully alive? Magic blends with reality in a stunning coming-of-age novel about a girl, a grandfather, wanderlust, and reclaiming your roots.



Between Wild & Ruin by Jennifer G. Edelson


As Ruby unravels her own connections to both Ezra and the pueblo ruin, she’ll learn surfaces are deceiving. Especially in the heart of New Mexico, where spirits and legends aren’t always just campfire stories.



Fated by Alyson Noël


From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Immortals, Alyson Noël, comes Fated—a breathtaking new saga brimming with magic, mystery, and an intoxicating love story that will steal your heart away. Meet The Soul Seekers.



New York


The Alpha's Son by Penny Jessup


Netflix's Young Royals meets Teen Wolf meets Twilight––the first installment in a thrilling new series, The Alpha's Son is a heart-wrenching Young Adult, Boys Love, wolf shifter romance; full of yearning, comedy, and adventure.



Lore by Alexandra Bracken


From the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Darkest Minds comes a sweepingly ambitious, high-octane tale of power, destiny, love, and redemption.



Below by Lee Ryder


"We have been watching you. We know who you are. We know who you love." Essie Lattimer was born with the gift of Healing. Everything changes for her when she is drawn into a dangerous black market society where gifts are used as currency. There's no escaping the world Below....



The Diviners by Libba Bray


A young woman discovers her mysterious powers could help catch a killer in the first book of The Diviners series--a stunning supernatural historical mystery set in 1920s New York City, from Printz Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Libba Bray.




North Carolina


Legendborn by Tracy Deonn


Filled with mystery and an intriguingly rich magic system, Tracy Deonn’s YA contemporary fantasy reinvents the King Arthur legend and “braids together Southern folk traditions and Black Girl Magic into a searing modern tale of grief, power, and self-discovery” (Dhonielle Clayton, New York Times bestselling author of The Belles).



The Grace Year by Kim Liggett


A speculative thriller in the vein of The Handmaid’s Tale and The Power. Optioned by Universal and Elizabeth Banks to be a major motion picture!



The Curse That Binds Us by Katie Hayoz


Redd, John, and Eleanor's stories twine together in a mashup of urban and historical fantasy, delving into the nuances of good and evil, the price of loyalty, and the extremes we will go to for those we love.



Primal Animals by Julia Lynn Rubin


The Female of the Species meets Midsommar for fans of Yellowjackets

At an elite summer program, a teen girl gets sucked into a secret society, with deadly consequences.



North Dakota


I couldn't find any North Dakota books that were YA sci-fi or fantasy. If you find/or know of a YA sci-fi or fantasy set in North Dakota, please comment below and I will add it!


Ohio


The Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima


A teen from Ohio discovers he's the last in a long line of magical warriors chosen to fight to the death.



I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore


Michael Bay, director of Transformers, raved: “Number Four is a hero for this generation.” This epic story is perfect for fans of action-packed science fiction like The 5th Wave series by Rick Yancey, The Maze Runner series by James Dashner, and Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game.



The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey


The Passage meets Ender's Game in an epic new series from award-winning author Rick Yancey.



Prophecy by Cassandra Morgan


In a land torn asunder by forbidden magic, four friends hold the key to saving the realm... or destroying it.



Oklahoma


Spirits Dark and Light by Tim Tingle


Owls, rabbits, deer, eagles – all of these spirits and more are here, shifting shapes in dizzying sequence and illuminating the values, beliefs, hopes and fears still embraced by the Five Civilized Tribes. These Native American stories will teach readers the importance of courage, resourcefulness and respect.



Marked by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast


Enter the dark, magical world of the House of Night series by bestselling authors P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast, a world very much like our own, except here vampyres have always existed.



Midnighters by Scott Westerfeld


A few nights after Jessica Day arrives in Bixby, Oklahoma, she wakes up at midnight to find the entire world frozen. For one secret hour each night, the town belongs to the dark creatures that haunt the shadows. And only a small group of people—Jessica included—is free to move about then. They are The Midnighters.



In the Woods by Carrie Jones & Steven E. Wedel


New York Times bestselling author Carrie Jones teams up with acclaimed cowriter Steven Wedel in the supernatural mystery, In the Woods…



Oregon


Trapped in Wonderland by Dani Hoots


Fall down the rabbit hole and into this YA fantasy series set in Salem, Oregon.



The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw


Hocus Pocus and Practical Magic meets the Salem Witch trials in this haunting story about three sisters on a quest for revenge—and how love may be the only thing powerful enough to stop them.



Secrets of Green & Gold by Jo Holloway


SECRETS is the first book in the GREEN & GOLD series, perfect for fans of modern young adult fantasy, hidden worlds, and unexpected friendships, filled with whimsy and mystery.

Join Cara's surprising journey of discovery in this coming-of-age fantasy novel, where strangeness and suspense ride alongside spirit and hope.



A Song Below Water by Bethany C. Morrow


Bethany C. Morrow's A Song Below Water is the story for today's readers -- a captivating modern fantasy about Black sirens, friendship, and self-discovery set against the challenges of today's racism and sexism.



Pennsylvania


Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer


Susan Beth Pfeffer has written several companion novels to Life As We Knew It, including The Dead and the Gone, This World We Live In, and The Shade of the Moon.



Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey


"Jessica evolves nicely with each new shocking revelation, becoming, over the course of the novel, an intriguing and strong protagonist . . . romance buffs will find the ultimate pairing of Lucius and Jessica absolutely irresistible, and it's downright swoonworthy once their elaborate courting ritual begins in earnest."— The Bulletin



Eight Days on Planet Earth by Cat Jordan


A heart-wrenching romance full of twists that are sure to bring tears to readers’ eyes, from Cat Jordan, author of The Leaving Season.



The Temperature of Me and You by Brian Zepka


THE TEMPERATURE OF ME AND YOU is the story of first love, and the lengths we'll go to figure out our hearts. What starts as an electric, chance encounter at a Dairy Queen quickly evolves into a heated romance, a journey of trust and identity, and a ticking clock for survival.



Rhode Island


Dandelion on Fire by Sherry Torgent


Hardy and Darcy may have supernatural powers, but will it be enough to save Greene Island from the ghostly curse of Viola? Stranger Things meets The Hardy Boys & Nancy Drew in this supernatural mystery series.



Discovering the Real Millie by Tessa Marie


Millie Sinclair is a socialite from Newport, Rhode Island, a place rich with history—not that she cares. After failing a history test, she’s desperate for extra credit and accepts an assignment to tour one of the famous Newport mansions.



Fractured by Sarah Fine


In the week since Lela returned to Rhode Island as Captain of the Guard with Malachi as her second in command, local news has been dominated by chilling sightings of human-like creatures running on all fours. Lela knows there’s only one explanation: the Mazikin have arrived in the land of the living.



Swim that Rock


A young working-class teen fights to save his family’s diner after his father is lost in a fishing-boat accident.



South Carolina


Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia


The first book in the instant New York Times bestselling gothic fantasy series; a modern paranormal romance set against the gothic backdrop of an isolated southern town.



South Dakota


When Thunders Spoke by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve


Norman Two Bull is a modern and savvy fifteen-year-old Sioux who lives on a Dakota reservation with his parents. He is impatient with, if not faintly contemptuous of, the “old ways.” Encouraged by his grandfather, Norman makes a perilous climb to the top of a sacred butte, searching for agates where Indian boys had once gone for spirit visions. There, unexpectedly, he finds an ancient relic with the power to make strange things happen—and they do! When Thunders Spoke is a haunting story whose strength often lies in what is not said.



Tent City by Kelly Van Hull


The starvation that followed the locust invasion nearly decimated the human population. Now five years later, America’s citizens are faced with a choice. Send their children to safety camps designed to rebuild the human race or fight back.



Tennessee


Glow of the Fireflies by Lindsey Duga


Imaginative and full of intrigue. Lindsey Duga created a magical world parallel to our own, with unforgettable characters, creatures, and sights. Glow of the Fireflies will take you on an immersive and wondrous journey. —Alice Reeds, author of Echoes



Tennessee Tinys


This story filled with action, intrigue, and a little bit of romance will keep readers guessing at every turn. Who are the Tinys? Where did they come from? When did they come to America and how did the O'Brien family come to be their protectors?



Flight Time by Darcy Flynn


Sixteen-year-old, student pilot, RYLEE DEAN adores her grandfather. She only knows him through her grandmother’s stories, which have led to years of romanticizing the young pilot’s life and tragic loss. When her official solo flight is postponed, she decides to fly her newly restored Cessna, instead—after all, she is the granddaughter of test pilot Jaxon C. Scott.



Texas


Echoes of Grace by Guadalupe García McCall


In Eagle Pass, Texas, Grace struggles to understand the "echoes" she inherited from her mother--visions which often distort her reality. One morning, as her sister, Mercy, rushes off to work, a disturbing echo takes hold of Grace, and within moments, tragedy strikes.



The Cursed Princess by Alexa Michaels


A fresh and dark urban fantasy abounding with treacherous secrets, desperate fights, and an angsty romances that could ignite the pages.



Elatsoe by Darcie Little Badger


A Texas teen comes face-to-face with a cousin's ghost and vows to unmask the murderer.



Texas Gothic by Rosemary Clement-Moore


Amy Goodnight knows that the world isn't as simple as it seems. She also understands that "normal" doesn't mix with magic, and she's worked hard to build a wall between the two worlds. Not only to protect her family, who are all practicing witches, but to protect any hope of ever having a normal life herself.



Utah


Dino-Rift by Derek Borne


Dinosaurs. Time Travel. Action. Adventure. Evil Corporations. Teenage Angst. Count me in!~ Reader, B. Denny



Shadow Moon by M.R. Polish


Intense and riveting, the perfect soulmate romance, M.R. Polish's gripping fantasy is diving deep into a new world of magic and love, betrayal and evil.



Vermont


Sleeping Beauty's Spindle by Shonna Slayton


Sleeping Beauty's Spindle is for fans of fairy tale retellings, sweet romance, and women's history.



Wax by Gina Damico


Paraffin, Vermont, is home to the Grosholtz Candle Factory. There, seventeen-year-old Poppy finds something dark and unsettling: a room filled with dozens of startlingly lifelike wax sculptures. Later, she’s shocked when one of the figures—a teenage boy who doesn’t seem to know what he is—jumps naked and screaming out of the trunk of her car. Poppy wants to return him to the factory, but before she can, a fire destroys the mysterious workshop.



The Memory Trees by Kali Wallace


A darkly magical novel about a mysterious family legacy, the bonds of sisterhood, and the strange and powerful ways we are shaped by the places we call home, from the critically acclaimed author of Shallow Graves.



Not Alone by Vox Oculis


“While stories of teen characters with exceptional abilities are abundant, Martin offers an alluring blend of the paranormal with a more grounded, realistic storyline ...” --The BookLife Prize



Virginia


The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater


Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue never sees them--until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks to her.



Cold Summer by Gwen Cole


Kale Jackson has spent years trying to control his time-traveling ability but hasn't had much luck. One day he lives in 1945, fighting in the war as a sharpshooter and helplessly watching soldiers—friends—die. Then the next day, he’s back in the present, where WWII has bled into his modern life in the form of PTSD, straining his relationship with his father and the few friends he has left. Every day it becomes harder to hide his battle wounds, both physical and mental, from the past.



The Raven's Tale by Cat Winters


"A darkly delicious tale that's sure to haunt readers forevermore." ―Kerri Maniscalco, #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Stalking Jack the Ripper series



Washington


Legacy by Jesikah Sundin


She is locked inside an experimental world.

He has never met the girl who haunts his dreams.

A chilling secret forever binds their lives together.



Twilight by Stephenie Meyer


Fall in love with the addictive, suspenseful love story between a teenage girl and a vampire with the book that sparked a "literary phenomenon" and redefined romance for a generation (New York Times).



Before We Disappear by Shaun David Hutchinson


It’s a new star-crossed romance about the magic of first love from the acclaimed author of We Are the Ants and Brave Face, Shaun David Hutchinson.



The Haunting of Sunshine Girl by Paige McKenzie


Shortly after her sixteenth birthday, Sunshine Griffith and her mother Kat move from sunny Austin, Texas, to the rain-drenched town of Ridgemont, Washington. Though Sunshine is adopted, she and her mother have always been close, sharing a special bond filled with laughter and inside jokes. But from the moment they arrive, Sunshine feels her world darken with an eeriness she cannot place. And even if Kat doesn’t recognize it, Sunshine knows that something about their new house is just ... creepy.



West Virginia


Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout


"The beginning of Armentrout's new Lux series is a thrilling ride from start to finish. A cross between Roswell and Dawson's Creek, this series is guaranteed to hold your attention and have you begging for more." ---Romantic Times



Wolf's Bane by Kelley Armstrong


Summer camp is a traditional teenage rite of passage, but when you add supernatural powers to the typically high dosage of adolescent hormones – you get an even more combustible mix. Sixteen-year-old werewolf twins Kate and Logan Danvers are none too thrilled at being shipped off to a supernatural youth leadership conference in West Virginia.



Blood Creek Witch by Jay Barnson


A monstrous evil rising from the mountains. A teen witch who doesn’t believe in magic. The fate of Blood Creek rests in her hands.



Wisconson


Raine of Fire by Susan Stradiotto


Sparks fly when an exiled Fae prince and a straight-laced detective team up to solve a murder.



Silent as the Grave by Zoe Aarsen


McKenna’s mission to save her friends from their predicted deaths concludes in the third and final installment in the Light as a Feather series that is Riverdale meets The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina!



The Phone by W. J. Orion


The invaders came down to Earth in their ships, and multi-legged battle armor and we had no way to stop them from taking the water. Made sense. They looked like massive crabs, after all. The war was over in days.



Wyoming


Latent Wolf by Elisha Kemp


Being a fifteen-year-old wolf shifter is totally overrated. Especially when I can’t actually turn into a wolf. To make matters worse, I’ve got a secret every other shifter would kill me for. A secret that got my parents killed.



Dissolution by W. Michael Gear


From western word-slinger and anthropologist W. Michael Gear, comes an entirely new type of western—a contemporary apocalyptic western.



Unearthly by Cynthia Hand


Unearthly is a moving tale of love and fate, and the struggle between following the rules and following your heart.



Sleeper by Lucy Adler


Sixteen-year-old Daria Grayson lives in The Great City of Progress, where the highest virtues are productivity and efficiency. School lasts twelve hours a day, not including mandatory sports and mountains of homework. Days off are limited to one public holiday a year. And as for sleep – the Guidelines restrict rest to forty-five minutes per night. No exceptions.




 

This article was written by Dani Hoots


Dani Hoots is a YA sci-fi & fantasy author who is best known for her Daughter of Hades series and City of Kaus series. Click the covers below to learn more!






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