What are the best young-adult novels with faeries?

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    #1The Hobbit

    The Hobbit

    The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien is a modern classic and the prelude to The Lord of the Rings. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable life, but his contentment is disturbed when Gandalf and a group of dwarves arrive on his doorstep.

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    Pablo Seefoo
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "hmmm.... not sure what to make about The Hobbit on this lsit. I'm pretty sure there are no faeries in The Hobbit! So although its a great book, for a list of novels with faeries I don't rank it highly - because you can find exactly zero faries in this book. :P"
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    #2The Lord of the Rings

    The Lord of the Rings

    The Lord of the Rings is written by J.R.R. Tolkien which is the sequel to the 1937 novel The Hobbit. This follows the course of the War of the Ring after the Dark Lord Sauron created the One Ring to rule the other Rings of Power. 

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    Dylan Santos
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "Lord of the Rings only partially satisfies the topic at hand. While it has fantasy elements that are adjacent to the concept of faeries, The Lord of the Rings contains little if any content about faeries themselves, and they certainly are not the focus of the novels. I enjoyed part of the story, but it was not what I was looking for."
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    #3Glimmerglass (Faeriewalker)

    Glimmerglass (Faeriewalker)

    Glimmerglass (Faeriewalker) by Jenna Black is a fantasy fiction novel first published on May 25, 2012. This is the first book in Black's Faeriewalker series. Glimmerglass is followed by Shadowspell.

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    Johnny Hayes
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "Glimmerglass (Faeriewalker) is a fantasy fiction novel written by Jenna Black. This is the first book in Black's Faeriewalker series. Glimmerglass is followed by Shadowspell."
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    #4Artemis Fowl

    Artemis Fowl
    When a twelve-year-old evil genius tries to restore his family fortune by capturing a fairy and demanding a ransom in gold, the fairies fight back with magic, technology, and a particularly nasty troll.
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    Richard Bates
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "I bought this book for a friend's young teenager. I didn't intend to read it but I have a habit of flipping through books before I wrap them up as a gift. This one struck me as interesting because it involves anti-hero concepts along with magical elements that have some sprinkling of science. Of all things, a fairy is taken hostage but I don't want to give away too much."
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    #5Sirensong (Faeriewalker)

    Sirensong (Faeriewalker)

    Sirensong by Jenna Black is a young adult fantasy fiction novel originally published in 2011. This is the third book in Black's Faeriewalker series. It is preceded by Shadowspell. 

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    Keith Wilson
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "It seems to meet all the criteria of age specificity and faeries. So I guess that tells us everything the question asks us. As to the best? Who knows, but it is well received, with a 4.5 enthusiasm rating out of only some fifty readers. Sure it is relevant"
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    #6The Iron Daughter

    The Iron Daughter

    The Iron Daughter is the second book in The Iron Fey series written by the New York Times Bestselling author Julie Kagawa. This young adult fantasy romance novel was originally published in 2010.

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    Pablo Huerta
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "I love this series. It's awesome. Well written, captivating, and it lets your imagination go wild! I would recommend it to all young adult fiction readers."
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    #7Ink Exchange (Wicked Lovely)

    Ink Exchange (Wicked Lovely)

    Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr is a young adult fiction and ubran fantasy novel first published in 2008. This book is a companion novel to Marr's Wicked Lovely novel. It is followed by Fragile Eternity.

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    Edward Crawford
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "This author knows how to develop characters unlike anyone else. Just wonderful overall and the world is just astounding. The story however in my opinion is not as good as the first but even then it's phenomenal. Give it a read if you have the time."
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    #8The Iron King (The Iron Fey)

    The Iron King (The Iron Fey)

    The Iron King, the first book in Julie Kagawa's The Iron Fey series, is about Meghan, a normal girl who discovered she was the daughter of a faery king that is in the middle of a deadly magical war in the faery world.

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    #9A Midsummer Night's Dream

    A Midsummer Night's Dream

    A Midsummer Night's Dream is a classic romantic fantasy play by one of the most famous playwrights in history, William Shakespeare. It features love stories of mythological creatures like Theseus and Hippolyta. 

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    #10The Iron Queen (Iron Fey)

    The Iron Queen (Iron Fey)

    The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa is fantasy romance fiction novel that was originally published in January, 2011. This book tells the story of Meghan Chase. It is nominated for Goodreads Choice Awards and Best Debut Goodreads Author.

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    Donald Henderson
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "I really enjoyed this book when I was younger. So much so that I gave to my niece as a birthday gift. She likes it too now. The book really ropes you in. It is the classic story of the false leader, banishment, and redemption. It has an interesting take on faeries and places them in the real world. Kind of reminds me of the Fables comic books. Highly recommended for angsty teens who love fantasy. Excellent writing too! You will find yourself stuck reading this book for hours."
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    #11An Enchantment of Ravens

    An Enchantment of Ravens

    An Enchantment of Ravens is a standalone young adult fantasy novel written by Margaret Rogerson which centers on prodigy portrait artist Isobel.

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    Maribel Piña
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "This is a great book that deals with the troubles of faeries and how they disrupt things into the life of Isobel. Ranging from funny to serious, the book is well written and moves quickly and kept me interested throughout. A very good book."
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    #12The Wild Wood

    The Wild Wood

    The Wild Wood is an urban fantasy science fiction novel written by Charles de Lint. This book is about a young artist who returned to Canada. It is first published in 1994 and Orb Books reprinted it in 2004. 

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    Nicole Richards
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "I rarely read paranormal fiction, but who hates fairies? This book makes suspension of disbelief fun."

Summary

Best What are the best young-adult novels with faeries
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The HobbitBooks 56 Paid
2The Lord of the RingsBooks 51 Paid
3Glimmerglass (Faeriewalker)Books 49 Paid
4Artemis FowlBooks 44 Paid
5Sirensong (Faeriewalker)Books 31 Paid
6The Iron DaughterBooks 24 Paid
7Ink Exchange (Wicked Lovely)Books 18 Paid
8The Iron King (The Iron Fey)Books 15 Paid
9A Midsummer Night's DreamBooks 13 Paid
10The Iron Queen (Iron Fey)Books 12 Paid
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