Top 10 Book Series for Teens

There are thousands of story books to read. From Harry Potter to Hunger Games to Alex Rider. Wondering which to read? Here you'll find the top 10 story-books having everything from action to a beautiful story to a topping of romance. Suggested by a hardcore, dedicated book-worm these books are mainly for the teenage type...

The Top Ten

1 Harry Potter by J.K Rowling

Honestly, books are NOT my thing... But when I started reading Harry Potter out of boredom I couldn't stop reading it! I always used to sneakily read it during class and boring history lectures. It absolutely takes me into a different world and gets me imagining all sorts of things! Now I'm really sad the whole series ended and I already read the whole thing... But what the hell? I'm reading it again! BEST BOOK EVER! Love you miss Rowling!

Are you kidding me? Harry Potter is the best book ever and it should unarguably be at the top of the list. There's not a dull or boring moment in it.J. K Rowling has created a whole new world that everybody can find a place in it. It's magical but at the same time it has logic. It's everything a book should be.

This book series is actually for everyone who has good taste in books. I started reading these when I was 9 and despite finishing the series, I read a chapter of my favourite Harry Potter book The Philosophers stone every night!

One of the best series ever written. Better than dumb Twilight because Hermione is better than that stupid Bella Swan - Lunala

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2 Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan

The idea of the Percy Jackson is again very innovative and new. No other story like it. And most of all completely ACTION-PACKED! Only the plot isn't as well executed as some others and the odds are too much in Percy's favour

Bringing mythology to the modern world was a lot more interesting to read about than I thought. I was hesitant to begin this series but glad I did. Percy has an amazing way of narrating and is also very humorous. I loved the fights as well and how he never backed down, even when the situation seemed impossible. Annabeth was also a fun character to read about and I wish there was more Grover in this series! Thank goodness there was another series following this one because I needed more Percy to read!

I was always into Greek Mythology, even before I started reading the series. Percy Jackson is my favorite book series EVER, even beating Harry Potter for my, which is HUGE. It helped me learn a lot of Mythology while keeping me hooked and reading one after another in two days, which actually isn't long at all to me. It's just my favorite series ever, and I was crying when it was over. Thank goodness for Heroes of Olympus!

Percy Jackson books Are amazing They were very interesting and actually fun to read. the 2 movies sucked but I liked the book - YoshiApple

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3 The Saga of Darren Shan by Darren Shan

This is the series of books that really got me hooked to reading! I got the first book as a Christmas present and was immediately hooked. By February, I had and read all of this series. This series of books is one of my favorites and I can honestly say I have read it about 5 times and can quote it! Because of this series, I have brought all of Mr. Shan's books and he has a section, a very large one I might add, on my book shelf! He is my favorite author and I have had the pleasure to meet him! I have to read this series again! It's full of action and very emotional and because of my excessive talking of these books, my friends know everything about them though they haven't read them! Love it so much!

I absolutely love the Saga of Darren Shan because it was the first ever horror series I read in my life and after reading it I have gotten so gripped with his books that I just can't get enough of them. All the series that he has wrote are amazing and mind blowing. So if you are ever bored with life just grab a Darren Shan book and you will enter an astonishing realm of all things demonic and dark. The Saga of Darren Shan is jaw dropping and will suck you into the world of Vampires. My favourite quote from the series is " Even In Death May You Be Triumphant ". Finally I would like to say a MASSIVE thanks to Darren Shan for being an awesome author

This was the series that made me start reading. I am dyslexic and so found it difficult to read but since stumbled upon these books I haven't stopped. I have read everything Darren has written and I have to say these books are his best work. They have deep characters and an awesome plot, with great twists. The thing I like about this series is how easy it is to pick up and read; it has no over complicated plot and it is really easy to follow. Furthermore, the characters are believable, making you either cheer for them or hate them. There was also a few times when a tear was brought to my eye. I would recommend this series to anyone of any age.

Read Cirque Did Freak in class. Loved it. Would definitely recommend it.

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4 The Demonata by Darren Shan

I got the first book when I was in a mental hospital. And I was hooked. I only laid it down, when I had to go to therapy and ordered the next books to be sent straight to the hospital. The story is just wonderful! After the German ones were done (they didn't translate them all) I straight without any hesitation bought the following books in English. Kernel is so much like me and Grubbs... Man, don't get me started on book 8! Darren Shan is an awesome Writer! I started to listen to the audiobooks and because I know what will happen, I start to cry before anything ever really happens! Those book have really caught me and will probably never release me again! ;D

This series got me truly hooked on books, Darren is also the only author I can read over and over again without getting bored. The feels in this book were ridiculous and as I read them again at an older age they are the books that got me into writing myself. Honestly some of the greatest books I've ever read.

Got me into reading books as I never really gave them a chance. After reading the first one I was hooked, brilliant plot which keeps you second guessing and sharing with my friends made the books that much better. Felt like an addict waiting for the next book to come out.

Another wonderful fiction series by Darren Shan. So vivid, real and unable to put down!

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5 The Lord of The Rings by J.R.R Tolkien

Beats all the book series all the way, yes, including Harry Potter. I'm avid reader since the age of 6 and I've read hundreds of books and all I can say is that, no books ever could best LOTR. I read Harry Potter when I was 16 and Lord of the Rings when I was 17, and I have to start telling people off for liking Harry Potter more after I finished reading both of the series. Yeah, Harry Potter is too a good series, no deny, but LOTR is just so awesome that... That it is indescribable in words, you know? Those beautifully written characters, suspension story and exciting adventures of Frodo keeps you going all the way! And may I demand, why is LoTR ranked 5? And Darren Shan series third and fourth? Must be the crazy fans... Percy Jackson is a great series too, guys. Percy is full of humor but he's a little dumb sometimes. Darren Shan books are like sleeping pills; I feel asleep reading them (no offense guys) because they're boring. Seriously no offense. Anyway, LoTR is the best series ...more

Hands down this is the best book series ever and Tolkien is without question the greatest author (not counting Shakespeare) but when it comes to series for teens to read I'd say books like Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, the inheritance cycle, the hunger games and divergent are all better - maverick88

How the hell is this Number Eight?! Should DEFINITELY be higher ranked. And don't leave out the Hobbit!

Well executed and a beautiful plot. Almost flawless...

Personally I didn't enjoy this book.

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6 Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

A terrifying and exhilarating series. Very violent with a surprise round every corner. Brilliantly plotted.

The hunger games has a great story that will keep you hooked through all the books if you are willing to put up with horrible characters

Okay, as much as I love The Hunger Games, it's a little overrated. You guys should read Gregor The Overlander, another book series written by Suzanne Collins. I think love it more than The Hungers Games. It's incredible

Katniss is a good role model for teens. My favourite Hunger Games characters are katniss, prim and rue - Lunala

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7 Zom-B by Darren Shan

Zom-B is a well written story focusing on the problems young teens face when they perceive faults in their parents or caregivers it also shows that the most valuable asset to survival is human kindness

It may be for teens but the way B thinks (as written by Darren Shan), adults could pick up a note or two! Great book!

Excellent series warren than is amazing

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8 Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan

This should so be higher up. If you saw the all caps explosion of fangirl above. That was me. These are perhaps even better than the original books. They are filled with great lovable characters who had great lovable flaws. They go through a lot and develop and change and live and die (maybe possibly, no spoilers here! ) together. They seven main characters include characters from the old books and some new ones as well. There is rarely a dull moment and are ABSOLUTELY worth the read.

Full of non-stop action that makes you want to keep reading. A very brilliant and innovative sequel of Percy Jackson. Only, the plot again isn't as well executed again.

This should be up with the original Percy Jackson series. I love both series with all of my heart and each one of the characters is SO unique and amazing in their own ways. I'd recommend the books to ANYONE. If you haven't read them, do it. You won't regret it.

I read the second before the first

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9 Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

Don't get me wrong I love Harry Potter, but I always have Artemis Fowl as number one, the criminal mastermind kept me captive in all of his 8 books, I began to love him with Holly, Butler, Juliet and Foaly.

LOTR is good but very long it makes you to watch the movies instead, Percy Jackson I got bored in mid series, Twilight Is very badly written, and the Hunger games has that little blip about being a copy of "Battle Royale" (Although I do like it a lot)

A very fast and exciting story. With its laugh out loud jokes and extremely modern technology, Artemis really hooks readers. A very new idea and a spectacular mix of myth, modernity, magic and crime.

This is a wonderful story about a criminal teen that at the end saved the world!

This should be higher, I mean harry potter is number one.? don't get me wrong its great, but its sooo overrated and artemis fowl never gets old

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10 The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

I absolutely ADORE this series! I just finished City of Fallen Angels (Book 4) and I am literally counting down the minutes until I can go get book 5. I have to say that my favorite series are Rick Riordan's books but this series is AMAZING and seriously deserved to be a lot higher.

I am obsessed with books. I have literally read all the books on this list plus more and this series seemed like the best. I started reading it and literally finished the series in a week. I know, nothing is better than Harry Potter but seriously...

Love this series! It will keep on the edge till the very end... Now I truly understand the meaning of "can't to stay away"... Why isn't this in the top 3?!?!? 5 STARS!

I prefer Harry Potter definitely but these are my second favourite books I adore them and I'm obsessed with them! The characters and the plot and the whole world are so great they should be higher

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The Contenders

11 Alex Rider by Anthony Horowitz

Spectacular series. It's my favourite and once I started reading the series I couldn't stop! And what about this Darren Shan thing! I have never heard about it and I don't think it deserves to be in front of such sensational books like hunger games, Percy Jackson, and Alex rider! Who Agrees with me give me a thumbs up!

A wonderful and completely new story. Action-packed and ingenious. It never has a dull moment and is filled with action. Alex Rider is a reluctant teenage spy working for MI6 and is in my opinions the best series!

Theses books are great for adventure lovers. Such an original story line is always nice to see, especially one as exiting and well written as the Alex Rider series. I LOVE these book and have read every one.

I love this story because the plot is very well executed and realistic. The are almost no dull parts in it, and it's action-packed. Alex Rider is my all time favorite!

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12 I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore

I am 12 years old and I have read a fair amount of books for my age and this is hands down the best. I cannot believe that this is all the way up at 16 this should be #1. I just bought a ereader and this is the first book I bought. Bofore this I have just been buying hard copies and not one of the has come anywhere close to as good as this. It consists of 34 chapters and took me about a day and a half to read. I would recommend it to anyone and everyone. Rent it from the library, boy it, I don't care, just read it!

This is a good series. I love it. It is a really good series. I like it. It is really good.

AMAZING series! Read all seven books and they just get better and better!

Badass teenage aliens with superpowers training to fight an army of genocidal xenoforms responsible for massacring their entire planet. As that one meme says, "still a better love-story than 'Twilight.'"

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13 The Diary of the Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

Nooo! Not for teens, for babies.

This series has been going on way too long. Jeff Kinney is flogging a dead horse. They used to be semi-interesting but now the author keeps on farting out lame books that are supposed to make me pity the main character but just make me hate him. Just because you can publish more it doesn't mean you should.

Here's a shocker: popularity does not equal quality!

I like format of this books, there's drawing and paper inside this book is great and I like type of written...

It gets duller when a new book comes out but I still like the books - YoshiApple

I’m a teen and I love this series but to be honest not every teen would wanna read these books. - Lunala

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14 The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

I have loved these since I learned to read. Even though the series is great for teens; it is also great for just about any age.

This isn't really for teenagers? It's still awesome though

Whimsical, philosophical, and fun. Perfect for all ages.

I’ve read The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and it’s really good. - Lunala

15 Fablehaven Series by Brandon Mull

I have to say, Brandon Mull easily became one of my favorite YA authors. I originally got his book, "The Candy Shop Wars", for a road trip with my two boys (6 and 8 at the time). We fell in love with the story and the sense of adventure that pulled us into the story and left us invested in the various characters. So for the next trip the boys requested more by Brandon Mull. that is when I found Fablehaven. Wow! The story was absolutely amazing, and had my husband and me on the edge of our seats as much as both the boys. The whole family binge listened to this series, and the boys have both listened to it at least twice more each in the last couple years. This series helped develop my kids love for books, adventures, and reading.

If you haven't read this series you need to stop reading and go NOW!

OK I see you need a little more convincing okay so first of all if you don't know who Brandon Mull is, he is a really creative author and writes many good series. I'm 13 and I read lots of series and Fablehaven is one of my most favorite series tied with, The Lunar Chronicles and the Percy Jackson/Hero of Olympus series.
This is one of my first series and it made me stay up at 3am in the morning just to finish one of the books and I've read it a couple hundred times but yeah its totally worth it! It kept me on edge every page and the story isn't slowpaced which is a big problem in most series I've read. I've suggested my whole lunch table to read this book and we are all really big fans of this series and the other series listed above. (we have like really big debates on which of them is better but yeah) I would rate this a 100 star if possible.


16 Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy

These books never get enough credit. I have never waited so eagerly for a book in my whole life. I was extremely disappointed when not many people know this series quite well. - MyaCastallana

Love these books have every single one

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17 Parvana Series by Deborah Ellis
18 Divergent by Veronica Roth

This series was not afraid to do things differently, throw in a curve ball here and there. I am an avid reader so I don't cry when reading, but this one did. It made me cry and hurt and I couldn't put it down.

Amazingly compelling you got to love tris - seaburds

Overrated...Too Dull.

Divergent is a very powerful book in many ways.

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19 War Guests Series by Kit Pearson
20 Bone by Jeff Smith

Criminally underrated series... Amazing story

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Top Remixes (10)

1. Alex Rider by Anthony Horowitz
2. Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan
3. Harry Potter by J.K Rowling
1. Zom-B by Darren Shan
2. The Saga of Darren Shan by Darren Shan
3. The Demonata by Darren Shan
1. Fablehaven Series by Brandon Mull
2. Parvana Series by Deborah Ellis
3. War Guests Series by Kit Pearson

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