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16 Young Adult Cozy Fantasy Reads to Warm Your Heart

Have you ever just wanted to curl up with a fantasy book that you were sure would delight you? How about one that pairs well with a mug of your favorite beverage and just seeps into your heart and soul?

This is what cozy fantasy does to you. These are books that have low to no triggers, low tension, may or may not have low stakes, but in the end, you know you’re going to feel good and comforted.

These charming cozy fantasy reads may involve humor, adventure, Victorian societies, baking, romance, and enchanting magic, or they can be their own quirky mix of quaint and fantastical themes. But they all provide that cozy feeling that means you’re safe throughout the entire book.

Below are my sixteen young adult cozy fantasy reads that will warm your heart. Enjoy.

So This is Ever After

by F.T. Lukens

A chosen one wins the kingdom and has to get married to keep it, m/m romance, found family, friends to lovers, D&D party dynamic, charming and quirky

Half a Soul

by Olivia Atwater

Bridgerton with faeries, magic, whimsy, dry humor, m/f romance, and a girl with only half a soul

The Wee Free Men

by Terry Pratchett

Armed only with a frying pan and her common sense, Tiffany Aching, a young witch-to-be, is all that stands between the monsters of Fairyland and the warm, green Chalk country that is her home, hilarity, little rascal creatures, adventure, inspiring female main character

A Wizard's Guide To Defensive Baking

by T. Kingfisher

Baking magic, wizards, murder mystery, a little gingerbread man, humor, fantastical and entertaining, coming of age, female main character

Wildwood Dancing (Wildwood Dancing Series Book 1)

by Juliet Marillier

Retelling of the Twelve Dancing Princesses, fascinating setting in the Transylvanian woods and an Otherworld, two love stories, magic and wonder

Howl’s Moving Castle

by Diana Wynne Jones

The classic of cozy fantasy, suitable for middle-grade audience and above, heartfelt, whimsical, engaging female main character under a curse that makes her old, m/f romance, overdramatic love interest, (you guessed it) a moving castle, wondrous magic

The Tea Dragon Society (The Tea Dragon Series Book 1)

by K. O'Neill

Graphic novel, possibly more middle grade, but tea dragons, cast of diverse LGBTQIA characters, enchanting, warm, funny

The Prince and the Dressmaker

by Jen Wang

Graphic novel, sweet romance between a seamstress and a prince, warm and charming, LGBTQIA characters, coming of age


by Catherine Bakewell

Flower magic, a curse, sweet m/f romance, whimsical, charming characters, feels like Howl’s Moving Castle


by Neil Gaiman

Adventurous, magical, fairytale-like, chasing a fallen star, m/f romance, an enchanted realm that lies beyond the wall of an English country town