Top 10 Best 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 Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling is a seven-book series that follows the adventures of a young wizard named Harry Potter and his friends Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley. The books are set in a magical world and explore themes such as love, friendship, and the fight between good and evil. Along with the main storyline, the series also delves into the history and politics of the magical world, as well as the complex relationships between its characters.

I could go on for weeks, nonstop, talking about why Harry Potter is the best book franchise of all time. I've read each book multiple dozens of times, still in awe, like the first time I read them. But I'll just briefly summarize my thoughts.

Firstly, this is easily the most creative and imaginative series of all time. The setting was based on a personal life story, making it even more connecting to you. Every location in this book just takes you away from reality.

Secondly, the characters are very raw and relatable. I could relate so much to Hermione Granger because, when I first read the books in elementary school, I was pretty much exactly like her. I was known as the buck-toothed, annoying smarty-pants, and I still am today, except now I'm more like a fifth-year Hermione. I've also recently started to relate to Luna Lovegood. Her empathy and emotional intelligence are a vital part of her character, as she symbolizes turning trauma to hope and helped many conquer bullies. Every character has their strengths and flaws, which makes them relatable and allows you to share experiences with them - except for the fact that they live in the Wizarding World. All the characters build up this fundamental universe that keeps you coming back for more, causing you to instantly love or hate every character and to be curious for more.

I don't know how to explain this, but this series is just written in such a unique style that makes it stand out from other books. It is so memorable and so re-readable. Every time I learn more and more about the universe. The spells and classes just add more to the story, and the plot is spot-on. As one of the biggest Potterheads of all time, I am proud to say that, in my opinion, Harry Potter is the most iconic and undoubtedly the best series of all time. Thank you for reading my summarized lecture, which, when un-summarized, would be hours upon hours long.

2 Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan is a five-book series that follows the adventures of a young demigod named Percy Jackson and his friends Annabeth Chase and Grover Underwood. The books are set in a world where Greek mythology is real and explore themes such as friendship, loyalty, and self-discovery. Along with the main storyline, the series also delves into the history and politics of the gods and their interactions with humans.

It's incredible! I was recommended this by a friend who told me it was like Harry Potter. Way better than Harry Potter. No plot holes.

It was fantastic. I loved it and would read for the rest of my life if I could. So much adventure, doofus Percy, a sprinkle of romance, and comedy!

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!

3 Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is a three-book series that takes place in a dystopian future where a powerful government controls the population by forcing teenagers to participate in a televised fight to the death called the Hunger Games. The books explore themes such as rebellion, sacrifice, and the effects of power on individuals and society. Along with the main storyline, the series also delves into the complex relationships between its characters and the political machinations of the government.

Suzanne Collins is an incredible writer, and her other series, Gregor The Overlander, is severely underrated and just as good as this series. Her world-building skills are incredible.

The Hunger Games is awesome. Also, a lot of the characters that died didn't deserve to die. Like Prim, Rue, Thresh, Madge, Cinna, President Coin (no, just kidding), and Foxface, to name a few.

Anyway, the Hunger Games is an amazing series full of action and a great plot. One thing, though: the romance is really tacky.

I think The Hunger Games is the best series of all time! I have read so many books, but none of them stick with me as The Hunger Games did. It had so many different ideas in one book.

It's my favorite book series! I strongly recommend this series. The Hunger Games is by far the best book ever!

4 Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan is a five-book series that continues the story of Percy Jackson while introducing new characters, including Roman demigods, to the mix. The books are set in a world where Greek and Roman mythology coexist and explore themes such as acceptance, loyalty, and the balance between the two mythologies. Along with the main storyline, the series also delves into the history and politics of the two mythologies and the complex relationships between the characters.

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. The seven main characters include characters from the old books and some new ones as well. There is rarely a dull moment, and they are absolutely worth the read.

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.

5 The Lord of The Rings by J.R.R Tolkien The Lord of The Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien is a three-book series that takes place in a fantastical world called Middle-earth and follows a hobbit named Frodo Baggins as he journeys to destroy a powerful ring that could lead to the destruction of the world. The books explore themes such as heroism, sacrifice, and the corrupting influence of power. Along with the main storyline, the series also delves into the history and mythology of Middle-earth and the complex relationships between its inhabitants.

Beats all the book series all the way, yes, including Harry Potter. I'm an avid reader since the age of 6, and I've read hundreds of books. All I can say is that no books could ever 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 series. Yes, Harry Potter is a good series too, no denying that, but LOTR is just so awesome that it is indescribable in words. Those beautifully written characters, suspenseful story, and exciting adventures of Frodo keep you going all the way!

And may I ask, 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 fell asleep reading them because they're boring. Seriously no offense. Anyway, LOTR is the best series ever written, hands down.

6 The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis is a seven-book series that follows the adventures of a group of children who find their way into the magical world of Narnia. The books are known for their Christian themes and allegories, and are considered classics of children's literature.

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S Lewis are wonderful books to read, and I love them all, including The Horse and His Boy, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and The Magician's Nephew.

I really love these books very much.

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.

Ok, I haven't read the entire series, only bits and pieces, but The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is amazing!

7 The Diary of the Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney The Diary of the Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney is a series of humorous novels aimed at children and young adults. The books are written in the form of a diary and follow the misadventures of a middle school student named Greg Heffley. The series has become extremely popular and has spawned a successful film franchise.

Go Greg, go! You are the awesome protagonist of my favorite book series, which is ranked here on number... 13?!? This low?!?

I like the format of these books. There are drawings and lined paper inside. This book is great, and I like the type of writing.

Like, DUH! It's really popular, and who doesn't know about these books?

8 Divergent by Veronica Roth Divergent by Veronica Roth is a young adult dystopian series set in a post-apocalyptic Chicago. The story follows a teenager named Beatrice "Tris" Prior as she navigates a society divided into factions based on personality traits. The series explores themes of identity, belonging, and rebellion.

This series was not afraid to do things differently, to throw in a curveball 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.

Amazing! This book had me hooked from the start, and I read the rest nonstop. This was a compelling story of love, compassion, and the true meaning of bravery.

This book series is amazing! It is clearly the best. You will surely be disappointed when it ends.

I want to read them over again. Veronica Roth did a fantastic job. This should without a doubt be at the top of the list!

9 The Saga of Darren Shan by Darren Shan The Saga of Darren Shan by Darren Shan is a twelve-book series that follows the life of a boy named Darren Shan as he becomes involved with a circus of supernatural beings and is turned into a vampire. The books explore themes such as fate, morality, and the struggle between good and evil. Along with the main storyline, the series also delves into the complex relationships between the characters and the history and mythology of the supernatural world.

This is the series of books that really got me hooked on reading! I got the first book as a Christmas present and was immediately hooked. By February, I had read all of the books in this series. This series 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 bought all of Mr. Shan's books. He has a section, a very large one I might add, on my bookshelf! 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. Because of my excessive talking about these books, my friends know everything about them, though they haven't read them! Love it so much!

10 Goosebumps by R. L. Stine Goosebumps is a horror fiction series aimed at young readers. Written by R.L. Stine, the series consists of over 60 books, each featuring a different scary story. The books were first published in 1992 and quickly became a popular franchise. Goosebumps has been adapted into a TV series and several movies.

Extremely chilling and addicting. Excellent writing and fast-paced.

The Contenders
11 The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan is a high fantasy book series consisting of 14 volumes. The story is set in a world where magic exists and follows the journey of the Dragon Reborn, a man who is prophesied to save the world or destroy it. Along with a group of companions, he travels across the world to fulfill his destiny. The series was completed by Brandon Sanderson after Robert Jordan's death.
12 The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare is a six-book series set in a world of demons, angels, and supernatural beings. The story follows a teenage girl named Clary Fray as she discovers her own supernatural abilities and becomes involved in a world of demon-hunting and magic.

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 deserves 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...

13 Fablehaven by Brandon Mull Fablehaven is a fantasy series written by Brandon Mull. The series follows the adventures of Kendra and Seth Sorenson, who discover that their grandparents are the caretakers of a magical sanctuary for mythical creatures called Fablehaven. The series consists of five books and was published between 2006 and 2010.

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 in and left us invested in the various characters.

So, for the next trip, the boys requested more by Brandon Mull. That's 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 of years. This series helped develop my kids' love for books, adventures, and reading.

14 The Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer The Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer is a young adult paranormal romance series that centers on the relationship between a teenage girl named Bella Swan and a vampire named Edward Cullen. The series explores themes of love, loyalty, and the struggle between good and evil. The books have become incredibly popular and have been adapted into a successful film franchise.

The Twilight Series from Stephenie Meyer is a must-read. My favorite book in the series is New Moon, and I am team Jacob all the way through the book series because Taylor Lautner is so handsome, so adorable, and has awesome good looks.

Best novel series of all time. So low on the list because those poor Potter fans feel insecure.

A fantastic and addicting series for those who love a good romance thriller.

15 Warriors by Erin Hunter Warriors by Erin Hunter is a six-book series that follows the lives of feral cats who live in clans and must fight to survive in a dangerous world. The books explore themes such as loyalty, family, and the balance between nature and civilization. Along with the main storyline, the series also delves into the intricate social structures of the cat clans and the relationships between its characters.

Yes, this should be way higher. It's a shame people think that it's for kids, but it's not. I think it could be for mature kids less sensitive to blood and stuff.

I've read 12 books so far and I'm really enjoying them. It's complex but good to read.

This book is really deep. It not only is interesting, but is political, emotional, and has very well-developed characters! It touches on the evolution of the clans throughout the series, and so many other interesting ideas! Many of my friends are like "it's written for younger kids" or "it's about CATS," but hey - don't let the species barrier mask the awesomeness. Look at Animal Farm by George Orwell. There's a whole lot of symbolism in that, and the main character is a pig! I've seen so many themes in this novel, like the idea of finding purpose in Tallstar's Revenge, and just the whole thing about self-loyalty versus clan loyalty... etc. Also, the characters are so lovable - even the ones I hate, I admit, I'll miss them! This series fuels your sense of adventure, challenges your mind, and plays with your heart over and over.

16 The Demonata by Darren Shan The Demonata by Darren Shan is a ten-book series that takes place in a world where demons exist and can possess humans. The books follow several characters as they try to survive in a world where demons can take over their bodies and explore themes such as identity, morality, and the nature of evil. Along with the main storyline, the series also delves into the history and hierarchy of the demon world and the complex relationships between its characters.

I got the first book when I was in a mental hospital and was hooked. I only laid it down when I had to go to therapy. I 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 bought the following books in English without any hesitation. 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 listening to the audiobooks, and because I know what will happen, I start to cry before anything ever really happens! Those books have really caught me and will probably never release me again!

17 Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead Vampire Academy is a young adult paranormal romance series written by Richelle Mead. The series is set in a world where vampires and humans coexist and follows the story of Rose Hathaway, a Dhampir (half-human, half-vampire) who is training to become a guardian for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi (a peaceful, mortal vampire). The series consists of six books and was published between 2007 and 2010.

Love these books! Amazing vampire world.

The book should have a seventh part.

18 The Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan The Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan is a trilogy of young adult fantasy novels that draw on Egyptian mythology. The story follows two siblings, Carter and Sadie Kane, as they discover their own magical abilities and become embroiled in a battle against the gods of Ancient Egypt.

I really feel like this series never gets enough credit. People are always saying that Percy Jackson is so much better, and I do agree. But just because this is by Rick Riordan doesn't mean that it's automatically a Percy Jackson book, even if there are crossovers. It's a different series and a totally amazing one. I totally fell in love with the characters and the plot and devoured it like I would any other good book.

Ancient Egypt needs to be out there! How many book series are about Greek or Roman gods? These books were great, but I recommend reading them in order. It makes no sense otherwise.

19 Parvana Series by Deborah Ellis Parvana Series by Deborah Ellis is a four-part series of children's books that follow the story of a young girl named Parvana living in Afghanistan under Taliban rule. The series deals with themes of war, oppression, and gender inequality. The books were inspired by the author's experiences working with Afghan refugees.
20 War Guests Series by Kit Pearson War Guests Series by Kit Pearson is a three-part children's book series set during World War II. The story follows two British children, Norah and Gavin, who are sent to Canada as war guests. The books deal with themes of displacement, identity, and the impact of war on children.
21 Animorphs by Katherine Applegate This series is a young adult science fiction series that follows a group of teenagers who gain the ability to transform into any animal they touch. The group is tasked with protecting Earth from an alien invasion, but as they become more involved in the war, they start to question the morality of their actions. The series is known for its strong characterization, engaging plot, and ethical themes.
22 Bone by Jeff Smith Bone by Jeff Smith is a graphic novel series consisting of 9 volumes. The story follows three cousins, Fone Bone, Phoney Bone, and Smiley Bone, who are run out of their hometown and get lost in a mysterious valley filled with strange creatures. The series has been described as a mix of humor, adventure, and fantasy.

Criminally underrated series... amazing story.

23 I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore is a young adult science fiction series that follows the adventures of a group of aliens who are hiding on Earth from a deadly enemy. The story focuses on the fourth member of the group, John Smith, as he struggles to survive and protect his friends.

Dudes and dudesses, seriously, read this. The whole series is awesome. If you're looking for a good sci-fi series to start reading, filled with plot twists and excitement, this is the one.

At first, it may appear normal, but keep reading. You'll be surprised.

Badass teenage aliens with superpowers train 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.'"

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

24 Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz This book series is a collection of horror stories for children, featuring urban legends, folktales, and ghost stories that are sure to give readers a good scare. The stories are accompanied by eerie and disturbing illustrations by Stephen Gammell, making the series a classic in the horror genre for both kids and adults.
25 The Riftwar Cycle by Raymond E. Feist This series is a high fantasy series that follows various characters in the fantasy world of Midkemia as they face threats to their kingdom and world. The series spans multiple generations and features magic, politics, and warfare as central themes. The series is known for its complex world-building and engaging plotlines, making it a classic in the genre of high fantasy.
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