NOTE: The order of these has nothing to do with rank, but rather, the simply the order in which they popped into my head. Also, all of the titles have links to connect you to a full summary of the first book in the series on Goodreads. Enjoy!!!!

The Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare-These are some of my favorite books with beautiful writing and amazing character development. These two series, though not dependent on one another, connect wonderfully and both serve to further enrich the Clare’s world of shadowhunters. I, personally, love the Infernal Devices a little more with its Victorian London setting and heartrending characters.

The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa-It’s amazing with a love triangle and lots of suspense! I love it I love it! Kagawa’s writing is poetic and moving.

Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas-It has a great and intricate plotline with a strong heroine, action, and romance.

The Tiger’s Curse series by Colleen Houck- I thought that as whole the series was a good one and definitely unique with the strong Indian culture influence. Great love story!!!!

Star-Crossed Series by Rachel Higginson-This four part series is amazing and addictive to read with great and emotional development of characters and a nail-biting storyline!!!

Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson-This book is not just a retelling of Peter Pan, but rather a more realistic view on a coming-of-age tale. This is not a sweet love story, but it is beautiful all the same. I loved the poignancy of Anderson’s writing and the lasting effect it had on me long after I had closed the book.

Red Rising series by Pierce Brown-these are some of the most suspenseful books I’ve ever read. Brown has a real talent for writing action sequences and jaw-dropping plot twists. Once you get into these, they’re impossible to put down.

Splintered series by A.G. Howard-the author’s reimagining of Wonderland and beyond is extremely rich and intriguing. While the love triangle was at times tiresome, I thoroughly enjoyed this series because of the amazing growth that the female protagonist undergoes. Team Morpheus all the way!

Angelfire series by Courtney Allison Moulton. This series is made up of the kind of books that are perfect for snuggling down in blanket on a cold winter day to just relax and read. Actually reading it in the spring, summer, or fall would be just as fine, but you get the point. Wonderful romance (Are you catching on to a major theme in all these books) and great suspense.

Ember series and Shades of Atlantis by Carol Oates-I love her books because the characters seem so real and relatable. Definitely unique storylines and very entertaining reads!!!

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater-I loved this standalone book because Stiefvater’s writing instantly drew me in. In this novel there is no magic or anything paranormal, however the island setting and concept of water horses was utterly original.

Hope you enjoy!