With so much troubling change in the world, focusing on a book can be difficult. To address this problem to the best of my young-adult-novel-expert ability I’ve compiled a list of some of my favorite books of all time (in no particular order) that also happen to be escapist fantasies with a ridiculous page count. - Ivy, BookPeople Teen Press Corps
Laini Taylor$14.99 $13.79
"This book is weird, dark, and incredibly vivid. Laini Taylor’s writing feels palpable, her stories as full of heart as they are full of monsters."
Libba Bray$15.99 $14.71
"This ensemble-driven story is as spooky as it is glitzy, following a diverse cast of teens with mysterious powers in 1920s New York City as a looming darkness threatens young America."
Erin Morgenstern$28.95 $26.06
"The Starless Sea hops around in reality as it tells the peaceful and rich tale of a graduate student sent on the bookish adventure of a lifetime and the infinitely beautiful literary world he discovers along the way. Packed with love, danger, and lots of cuddly cats, this novel is perfect for a rainy quarantine afternoon."
Brian K. Vaughan$59.99 $53.99
"As the nerd world waits on the edge of their seats for the book to come back from hiatus, you can catch up on this massive epic that chronicles the space opera adventure of a young couple and their child during a galactic civil war that is packed with gore, goofs, and some of the most heart-wrenching plot-twists ever to grace the page."
Marissa Meyer$10.99 $10.11
"Marissa Meyer’s go at superheroes is pure fun. She mixes what it means to be a villain or hero, as all the best cape chronicles do, while also supplying the pure joy of unique superpowers, badass costumes, teen romance, and riveting plot twists."
Mackenzi Lee$11.99 $11.03
"The detail and magic in Mackenzi Lee’s novel move it from just a historical romance to a full-fledged fantasy adventure, Monty and Percy’s romance a true side plot when compared to the awesomely immersive mystery they’re set on solving. (But the romance is pretty good too)."
Tillie Walden$21.99 $19.79
"Reading this book feels like dreaming, ephemeral and pointedly real. It follows two girls falling in love across time and space, as well as touching on chosen families, galactic exploration, and the endless importance of history."
Edgar Cantero$16.95 $15.59
"Meddling Kids is a twisted Scooby-Doo parody that checks in with the gang thirteen years after their last case. Lovecraftian, hilarious, and brilliant written, this novel packs a punch with a side of spooky sauce."
Rainbow Rowell$10.99 $10.11
"Set at a British school for young mages, the novel swerves from the expected to the tune of a forbidden romance, dark backstories, twisted heroes, and so much freaking fun it’s insane."
Hayao Miyazaki$70.00 $63.00
"...this manga expands on the story from the 9781421550640_p5_v4_s550x406beloved Studio Ghibli film of the same name. The entire epic is richly illustrated and feels like a beacon of natural light in a world ruled by industrialism and climate change."