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as a lone time lover of young adult fantasy, and a lover of standalones, i’ve decided to make a list of some standalone young adult fantasy recommendations for you to enjoy! feel free to add to the list in the comments.

these sorts of books are wonderful if you want to read fantasy, but don’t want the commitment of a full series.

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the night circus – add it on goodreadsbuy it on amazon

the starless sea – add it on goodreadsbuy it on amazon

both by erin morgenstern


cinderella is dead, by kalynn bayron

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house of salt and sorrows, by erin a. craig

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four dead queens, by astrid scholte

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lore, by alexandra bracken

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star daughter, by shveta thakrar

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warrior of the wild, by tricia levenseller

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hunted – add it on goodreadsbuy it on amazon

sherwood – add it on goodreadsbuy it on amazon

both by meagan spooner


the invisible life of addie larue, by v.e. schwab

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heartless, by marissa meyer

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an enchantment of ravens – add it on goodreadsbuy it on amazon

sorcery of thorns – add it on goodreadsbuy it on amazon


to kill a kingdom, by alexandra christo

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cemetery boys, by aiden thomas

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a deal with the elf king – add it on goodreadsbuy it on amazon

a dance with the fae prince – add it on goodreadsbuy it on amazon

both by elise kova.

these two are special, because they’re technically a series but you don’t need to read the other books (they all read as standalones, just set in the same world!)

have you read any of these books? or are they on your tbr? if you have any additional suggestions, please comment them below!

20 Comments

  1. avatar

    Thanks for the list! I love fantasy but sometimes I just need a one-shot-and-it’s-over type deal that provides closure rather than waiting for the next book for the closurem

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      definitely!! that’s the main reason i made this list! sometimes it’s good for a break in the norm

  2. avatar

    I just bought House of salt and sorrow. can’t wait to get that and read it.

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      i hope you enjoy it!

  3. avatar

    Such a great list. It’s always so nice to see a list of stand alone books, for people who don’t have time, or don’t like series books.

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      agreed! i like to read books where the series is shorter due to time and not remembering the previous books πŸ˜‚

  4. avatar

    Thank you for the recommendation ❀️

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  6. avatar

    Great Recommendation post! I also loved Cemetery Boys, Margaret Rogerson’s books and Hunted πŸ₯°

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      i’m glad you enjoyed them!!

  7. avatar

    Agree with Cemetery Boys and Heartless!! Just reread Cemetery Boys, it was really good (well, I knew that already πŸ˜„)

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    Agree with Cemetery Boys and Heartless! Just re-read Cemetery Boys on audio and it was great!

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      ooh i want to try the audio for that one, i’ve heard it’s good!

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        It is! I think the narrator is the same for Thomas’s other book – Lost in the Never Woods.

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          i haven’t listened to that one either – i might do both, one after the other!

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            Lost in the Never Woods is great if you’re a Peter Pan/retelling fan and like mystery stories!

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            ooh i do!! thank you!

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            πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ welcome! I love Peter Pan and retellings!

  9. avatar

    Cemetery Boys is an amazing standalone, as are both of Margaret Rogerson’s first two novels. I love them so much. Great post!

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