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For many of us, summer is the perfect time to get a little extra reading in. Maybe you’re headed to the beach or the pool, or perhaps you just have a little extra time at home and hope to turn a few pages. Are you looking to burn through an entire series (or a few) this summer? After all, you might not want to be left hanging mid-summer when you realize the next book won’t publish for months. Never fear. We’re here to help. Here are a few complete YA series (new and old) that we recommend. All of these books are out and waiting for your enjoyment!

Note: My favorites are sci-fi and fantasy, and this list reflects that. I made note if the author is writing more series based in the world they created in the ones listed below.  It will be fun to know there is more to come if it’s something you like!


Six of Crows

The Wrath and the Dawn


Red Rising  (Another series is being written in this world.)

The Winner’s Curse

Shadow and Bone (Six of Crows, above, is written in this world.)

Graceling Realm

Across the Universe

Daughter of Smoke and Bone

The Infernal Devices (Cassandra Clare’s shadowhunter world is always ongoing.)

Longer Series

The Raven Boys

The Lunar Chronicles

Seven Realms (Shattered Realms, below, is also written in this world, but I recommend reading this one first.)

Shattered Realms

Not YA

So I know this sub-category doesn’t fit with the title of this post, but if none of the Young Adult books above interest you or if you have already read them all, here are some fascinating reads outside of the YA realm.

Shades of Magic

The Queen of the Tearling

3 thoughts on “Looking for a complete YA series to read this summer?”

  1. Do you have any recommendations for books or series with a similar aesthetic or style to The Raven Cycle? I love the author’s writing, the character-driven aspects of it, and the friendship group, but I can’t seem to find anything similar.

    1. Have you read Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows duology? It’s a different genre & storyline (high fantasy; pulling off a big heist), but the character-driven aspects are there and are equally well-written as those in The Raven Cycle. I would also give Stiefvater’s other books a try. Besides The Raven Cycle, I’ve only read The Scorpio Races. But I thought it was EXCELLENT! Her voice is so unique.

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