What are the best ya fantasy books with gods?

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    #1Anansi Boys

    Anansi Boys

    Neil Gaiman's novel Anansi Boys is about Fat Charlie, who discovered his lineage after his father's death. Aside from the surprise of having a brother, Charlie also found out he is a demigod, which means life just got more exciting, but also more dangerous. 


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    Peter Perez
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "I love Neil Gaiman's books and Anansi Boys is one of his best. All I can say about this novel is it's Neil and that's all you need to know. Go read it and you will not be disappointed. I thoroughly enjoyed the novel and will always be a fan of Neils."
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    #2American Gods

    American Gods

    American Gods is a multi-award-winning novel by the acclaimed British author, Neil Gaiman. It tells the story of Shadow and Mr. Wednesday as they travel around America to recruit American reincarnations of old deities to fight the new ones.


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    Jason Austin
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "This is one of the more creative, imaginative, and unusual books I've read in a long, long time. Sad I discovered it so late; it's truly a great read. A long book, yet reads vey well. Go ahead, dive into Gaiman's wild imagination. Be prepared for unexpected twists, turns, and delightful weirdness. Truly A classic."
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    #3The Chronicles of Narnia

    The Chronicles of Narnia

    This set contains all seven tales of C. S. Lewis' classic The Chronicles of Narnia. The series brings you to Narnia, the magical world filled with talking animals and powerful beasts that is connected to the real world through an unlikely portal.


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    Antonio Zamudio
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "I must be weird but I found The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis to be a bit boring. This story requires a lot of patience as the plot tends to drag along. I know this book is highly rated, especially for those who like fantasy and mystical creatures and gods, but I just didn't really enjoy the story."
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    #4The Son of Neptune (Heroes of Olympus)

    The Son of Neptune (Heroes of Olympus)
    The Son of Neptune, the second book in Rick Riordan's Heroes of Olympus series, is centered on a dazed Percy Jackson who remembers nothing of his past, a revived Hazel Levesque, and a clumsy Frank Zhang. 

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    Eugene Woods
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "I love fantasy novels, but "The Son of Neptune" was disappointing for me. I liked the mythical-god subject, but it moved slowly and I didn't like some of the characters. If I had a chance to decide again, I would not pick this book."
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    #5Dead Beat (The Dresden Files)

    Dead Beat (The Dresden Files)

    Dead Beat is an urban fantasy mystery fiction written by Jim Butcher. It is the seventh book in The Dresden Files series and first published in 2005 by Roc.


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    Kathryn Gardner
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "This is one of the best fantasy books you will ever read. There are several books in the series, and I think more will be coming soon."
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    #6The Song of Achilles

    The Song of Achilles

    Song of Achilles is a book by Madeline Miller that tells a story of Achilles and his life story based from Homer's The Iliad. It contains all his sufferings and triumphs during Trojan war. 


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    Harold McDonald
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "This book goes over the events of the Trojan War. This is about all the suffering that Achilles faced during that time. Definitely a great read to learn more of Achilles. "
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    #7The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)

    The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)

    Battle of the Labyrinth, the fourth book in Rick Riordan's series Percy Jackson & the Olympians, is centered on how Percy and his demigod friends braved a vast and dangerous maze to save Camp Half-Blood from an expected attack from the Titan Kronos. 


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    Emma Torres
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "My 11 yr old daughter loves this series and asked me to read it with her. I found myself reluctantly enjoying these books. I like the hidden morality lessons and the mythological component, which has inspired her to learn about the Greek gods independently. There is a romantic component between the characters which I could do without, but it's all PG and nothing too hot and heavy. Violence is a component of the books but it is limited and not graphic at all."
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    #8Good Omens

    Good Omens

    Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch is a collaboration between Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. Printed in 1990, it's about how the world prepares for the birth of the Son of Satan and the prophesied apocalypse.


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    Alice Munoz
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "This book was incredibly entertaining and a great choice! I read it very quickly and when I was done I wanted more! so glad someone suggested this!"
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    #9The Iliad and the Odyssey

    The Iliad and the Odyssey
    Appealing to children's sense of adventure and sense of humor, the author uses her popular, highly detailed comic strip style and a rollicking text to adapt the ancient Grecian tales of gods, monsters, and warriors. Reprint.

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    Teresa Hoffman
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "Wonderful! I love the author's approach to this classic. It introduces kids to a literary classic in a way they can understand."
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    #10The Throne of Fire (The Kane Chronicles)

    The Throne of Fire (The Kane Chronicles)
    Magical siblings Carter and Sadie Kane return in The Throne of Fire, the second book of the Kane Chronicles. In this book, the kids must beat an ancient monster, but the only god that can help them is the one god who's been missing for a long while.


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    Frank Jenkins
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "The Throne of Fire is the second book in the very strong Kane Chronicles. I wish this type of book existed when I was a kid. I think I would have read a lot more with stories like these. Fully fleshed out and approachable characters that adults or kids can really understand and get behind."
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    #11The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles)

    The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles)
    Carter and Sadie were reunited by their father Julius for a research experiment, but it unleashed a result far more terrifying than Julius ever wanted. An ancient dangerous god is awakening, and the siblings can only stop him by discovering and embracing their lineage.

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    Amber Hicks
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "God? How about gods. The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles) is clearly the best ya fantasy books with gods. It follows the journey of two girls being reunited with their father, but unknown to them some dangerous gods are lurking. I'd highly recommend this book for any young adult."
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    #12The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)

    The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)
    The Lightning Thief is the first book in Rick Riordan's series Percy Jackson & the Olympians. In this book, Jackson discovers that he's Poseidon's son and must stop a war between the gods by finding the thief who stole Zeus' master bolt. 

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    Tammy Phillips
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "Percy Jackson & the Olympians is a very popular ya adult series dealing with fantasy and Greek gods. Of course, everyone needs to start with the first book in the series. So, of course, this means it's the best one out there."
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    #13Lord of Light

    Lord of Light

    Lord of Light is a science fantasy novel written by Roger Zelazny. It won the 1968 Hugo Award for Best Novel and was also nominated for the 1968 Nebula Award for Best Novel. Lord of Light was originally published in 1968.


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    Sandra Hamilton
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "My nephew is really into sci-fi and fantasy so I bought this book for him after reading some reviews. He really enjoyed it and could not put the book down until he finished it. He couldn't stop talking about the characters he read about!"
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    #14The Hero of Ages (Mistborn)

    The Hero of Ages (Mistborn)

    The Hero of Ages is a fantasy fiction book by Brandon Sanderson which follows the story of how the emperor Elend and Vin save the world against Ruin. It is the third installment in The Mistborn series and it was published in 2008 by Tor Books.


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    Tammy Anderson
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "Pretty much anything by Brandon Sanderson would be good for a YA audience. He keeps it clean and generally doesn't go TOO dark like some authors (mr. Martin). Mistborn is a great series with a really enjoyable magic system."
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    #15Hounded (Iron Druid Chronicles)

    Hounded (Iron Druid Chronicles)
    Hounded is the first book in the urban fantasy series the Iron Druid Chronicles written by Kevin Hearne which is about Atticus O’Sullivan who is the last of the Druids.

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    Adam Sanders
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I read Hounded because the author's bio made me laugh, which I felt was a good sign. The humor was present in the book but it seemed a bit forced. I loved the interaction between Atticus and Oberon, but aside from them I didn't find myself caring much for what happened to anyone else. It's nice to read when you are bored."
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    #16The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)

    The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)
    The Last Olympian, the last book in Rick Riordan's series Percy Jackson & the Olympians, is centered on how Percy trained to fulfill his destiny and lead the heroes in protecting Mount Olympus against the Titan King, Kronos.


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    #17True Jaguar

    True Jaguar

    True Jaguar is a thrilling fantasy and adventure novel for young adults written by Warren Norwood. It was originally published on January 1, 1988. It is about a young man who discovered that he is a descendant of a great Mayan god.


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    Ethan Alexander
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "This is a fun book and the few that reviewed it gave it 5 stars. There are many more popular books that would fulfill this topic though. It's still worth your time."


Best What are the best ya fantasy books with gods
1Anansi BoysBooks 48 Paid
2American GodsBooks 44 Paid
3The Chronicles of NarniaBooks 41 Paid
4The Son of Neptune (Heroes of Olympus)Books 39 Paid
5Dead Beat (The Dresden Files)Books 37 Paid
6The Song of AchillesBooks 37 Paid
7The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)Books 32 Paid
8Good OmensBooks 31 Paid
9The Iliad and the OdysseyBooks 26 Paid
10The Throne of Fire (The Kane Chronicles)Books 25 Paid

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