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YA Epic Fantasy 2016

A list of YA high/epic fantasy books, published in 2016.

This list is only for books set in a fiction world, not for books set in our own world!
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4.25 avg rating — 136,208 ratings
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3.85 avg rating — 50,299 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 85,382 ratings
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3.74 avg rating — 18,825 ratings
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3.95 avg rating — 14,049 ratings
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3.56 avg rating — 10,165 ratings
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4.22 avg rating — 15,379 ratings
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3.95 avg rating — 59,558 ratings
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4.12 avg rating — 39,680 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 6,474 ratings
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4.03 avg rating — 14,550 ratings
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3.80 avg rating — 11,003 ratings
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3.83 avg rating — 49,499 ratings
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3.84 avg rating — 17,331 ratings
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4.08 avg rating — 148,751 ratings
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4.22 avg rating — 10,728 ratings
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3.64 avg rating — 5,467 ratings
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3.66 avg rating — 7,767 ratings
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23

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4.26 avg rating — 374,465 ratings
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3.82 avg rating — 98,858 ratings
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3.74 avg rating — 14,573 ratings
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3.83 avg rating — 22,786 ratings
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3.40 avg rating — 6,655 ratings
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3.65 avg rating — 7,203 ratings
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4.22 avg rating — 77,921 ratings
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3.89 avg rating — 6,799 ratings
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3.88 avg rating — 3,863 ratings
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3.72 avg rating — 3,688 ratings
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4.03 avg rating — 4,693 ratings
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3.54 avg rating — 3,310 ratings
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3.33 avg rating — 4,963 ratings
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3.53 avg rating — 1,799 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 330,315 ratings
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4.21 avg rating — 9,040 ratings
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3.47 avg rating — 2,631 ratings
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3.91 avg rating — 1,146,928 ratings
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4.16 avg rating — 175,379 ratings
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3.32 avg rating — 1,339 ratings
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43

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3.53 avg rating — 881,594 ratings
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3.89 avg rating — 10,402 ratings
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3.25 avg rating — 1,053 ratings
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4.37 avg rating — 207,808 ratings
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3.43 avg rating — 2,553 ratings
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4.22 avg rating — 89,655 ratings
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3.55 avg rating — 1,229 ratings
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4.28 avg rating — 106,577 ratings
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51

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3.76 avg rating — 19,129 ratings
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3.56 avg rating — 25,244 ratings
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53

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3.70 avg rating — 19,180 ratings
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4.26 avg rating — 57,055 ratings
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55

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3.80 avg rating — 888 ratings
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3.90 avg rating — 987 ratings
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57

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3.91 avg rating — 235,065 ratings
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3.87 avg rating — 2,085 ratings
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3.66 avg rating — 101 ratings
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4.23 avg rating — 48 ratings
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61

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3.72 avg rating — 75,383 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 12,573 ratings
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63

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4.01 avg rating — 625 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 8,951 ratings
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3.71 avg rating — 3,792 ratings
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3.74 avg rating — 779 ratings
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3.97 avg rating — 186 ratings
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3.41 avg rating — 533 ratings
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3.63 avg rating — 1,840 ratings
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3.75 avg rating — 16 ratings
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3.74 avg rating — 1,312 ratings
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4.51 avg rating — 3,713 ratings
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3.74 avg rating — 50,565 ratings
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4.14 avg rating — 21 ratings
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3.93 avg rating — 380 ratings
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3.88 avg rating — 4,682 ratings
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4.11 avg rating — 2,211 ratings
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4.43 avg rating — 98 ratings
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4.43 avg rating — 243,829 ratings
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4.23 avg rating — 10,854 ratings
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81

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4.18 avg rating — 1,071 ratings
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3.80 avg rating — 6,896 ratings
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3.97 avg rating — 1,068 ratings
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4.08 avg rating — 484 ratings
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3.95 avg rating — 107 ratings
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4.73 avg rating — 22 ratings
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4.56 avg rating — 9 ratings
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4.80 avg rating — 5 ratings
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3.80 avg rating — 44 ratings
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3.91 avg rating — 22 ratings
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4.22 avg rating — 58 ratings
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4.32 avg rating — 2,826 ratings
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4.25 avg rating — 8 ratings
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93

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4.56 avg rating — 505 ratings
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4.39 avg rating — 15,418 ratings
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4.18 avg rating — 50 ratings
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4.66 avg rating — 32 ratings
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4.23 avg rating — 1,594 ratings
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103 books · 667 voters · list created March 11th, 2015 by Crini (votes) .
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message 1: by Elias (last edited Aug 31, 2015 03:07PM) (new)

Elias Not all of these count as epic fantasy. Glass Sword is a dystopia. And let's face it: it's a romance novel more than anything. An enjoyable romance novel, but a romance novel nevertheless. If you don't have any battles or magic, you're not epic fantasy. The Throne of Glass series, A Court of Thorns and Roses, The Rose and the Dagger, The Shadow Queen and the confusingly-named The Great Hunt are all fairy tale retellings, so they don't count either. And I Darken (which I am REALLY excited for, for the record), The Blood Rose Rebellion, A Criminal Magic and My Lady Jane are alternate history. Also, as awesome as The Dark Days Club is going to be, it's fantasy of manners, and The Devil and the Bluebird is pure urban fantasy. With so little legit YA epic fantasy coming out, classifying dystopias and fairy tale retellings as epic fantasy will only hide the sad truth that there's just not enough of the real thing anymore. I'd like more The Hero and the Crown and less The Selection, please.

I don't mean any of this as a criticism toward anyone, and I'm very much looking forward to all books on this list. I'd go on the same rant if someone said that The Hero and the Crown was realistic fiction.


message 2: by Crini (new)

Crini Elias wrote: "Not all of these count as epic fantasy. Glass Sword is a dystopia. And let's face it: it's a romance novel more than anything. An enjoyable romance novel, but a romance novel nevertheless. If y..."

As mentioned in the description, this is a list for all epic/high fantasy novels as in books set in alternative, entirely fictional worlds and this applies to a lot of the books you mentioned.

I agree thought that there are some titles that definitely don't belong.


message 3: by Crimson Tala (new)

Crimson Tala What fairy tale is Throne of Glass based on?


These Violent Delights (Robin) Elias wrote: "Not all of these count as epic fantasy. Glass Sword is a dystopia. And let's face it: it's a romance novel more than anything. An enjoyable romance novel, but a romance novel nevertheless. If you d..."

Throne of Glass is NOT a fairy tale retelling, ACOTAR is though.


message 5: by TVPB (new)

TVPB Elentiya wrote: "What fairy tale is Throne of Glass based on?"

Robin wrote: "Elias wrote: "Not all of these count as epic fantasy. Glass Sword is a dystopia. And let's face it: it's a romance novel more than anything. An enjoyable romance novel, but a romance novel neverthe..."

Cinderella. Sarah built the story around the question of what if Cinderella went to the ball to assassinate the prince.


message 6: by Danielle (new)

Danielle Muse of Nightmares is 2017, not 2016


message 7: by Elias (new)

Elias Allow me to clarify: I did not mean to say that Glass Sword was enjoyable-- I was there referring to Red Queen. Glass Sword was excruciating. And seriously: you can love it, you can even name your daughter Mare Barrow if you want. But it is NOT epic fantasy. It's a romance novel, one step away from Twilight and The Selection.

Frankly, most of the books here are lacking in any sort of epicness. They're light, fluffy chick lit first and foremost. And I don't mean that in a sexist way, it's just how that sort of book is classified. There ARE true epic fantasy books on this list: A Torch Against the Night, Crooked Kingdom, Truthwitch, Crystal Storm, Rebel of the Sands, The Reader, Flamecasater, Bound by Blood and Sand, Three Dark Crowns, Keeper of the Mist and my beloved Goldenhand. But they are few and far between. And don't get me started on the sheer amount of books that are for adults, scripts for plays or came out before 2016.


♡Meme♡Reads love♡ Elias wrote: "Allow me to clarify: I did not mean to say that Glass Sword was enjoyable-- I was there referring to Red Queen. Glass Sword was excruciating. And seriously: you can love it, you can even name your ..."

Hi Elias Could you give me a list of the epic one for adults I'd appreciate that :)


Nina Brilliant Nemesis I removed A court of mist and fury and Empire of storms because the characters are all older than 18 and because pornographic scenes:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
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More than 1200 people have added A court of mist and fury to their new adult shelves and more than 400 added Empire of Storms to new adult .

You can vote for ACOMAF and EOS in this list instead
https://www.goodreads.com/list/edit/4...


Nina Brilliant Nemesis I removed Heir of Fire (2014)


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