The YA epic fantasy you should read next is written in the stars! There are so many new young adult fantasy novels out there that deciding which one to read next can seem like an overwhelming and daunting task, so we’ve done the hard work for you and paired books we recommend that match your zodiac personality traits!
ARIES (March 21 – April 20)
For all the Aries out there, we think you should read RUINED by Amy Tintera! This book starts out with a serious bang in the first chapter (okay, it’s actually a murder but you get the point) and the action doesn’t let up the rest of the book. It’s about a badass girl named Emelina Flores who must infiltrate the enemy’s kingdom, pose as the crown prince’s betrothed, lead an ambush, kill the king and basically unleash hell on all those that have done her and her family wrong. Get a copy here or give a try and read the first three chapters right here!
TAURUS (April 21 – May 21)
Those who fall under the Bull sign should read REIGN OF SHADOWS by Sophie Jordan! It’s an earthy, outdoorsy epic fantasy set in a world that is cloaked in complete darkness except for a few hazy hours during the day and the practical, independent Princess (just like you!) who must learn how to survive out in the wilderness when her home is attacked. Need another reason to check this one out? Here are 11.
GEMINI (May 22 – June 21)
Those born under the Gemini sign are known for their humor and wit and having a bit of a dual personality so we think you should read MY LADY JANE by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows! This comical, fantastical, romantical, (not) entirely true story of Lady Jane Grey doesn’t go on sale until June 7th but we promise it’s worth the wait for you, Geminis! (And once you read the book you’ll truly understand why we recommended it to the sign known for it’s dual nature!) Give it a try here and read the prologue!
CANCER (June 22 – July 22)
Those born under the Cancer sign are sensitive, empathetic and very intuitive. We chose books that is all about the feels for you! You should read BURNING GLASS by Kathryn Purdie! This epic fantasy is about a girl forced to use her gift for sensing—and absorbing—other people’s feelings to protect the empire from assassins.
LEO (July 23 – August 22)
Broad-minded and enthusiastic Leos should read THE STAR-TOUCHED QUEEN by Roshani Chokshi! Maya is cursed. With a horoscope that promises a marriage of death and destruction. Her whole world is torn apart when her father, the Raja, arranges a wedding of political convenience to quell outside rebellions. Soon Maya becomes the queen of Akaran and wife of Amar. As Akaran’s queen, she finds her voice and power. As Amar’s wife, she finds something else entirely: Compassion. Protection. Desire… With the fate of the human and Otherworldly realms hanging in the balance, Maya must unravel an ancient mystery that spans reincarnated lives to save those she loves the most…including herself.
VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)
If you are Virgo then you are known to be smart, methodical, analytical and pragmatic. We chose TALON by Julie Kagawa for you to read because you remind us of the dragons in this book! Long ago, dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a legendary society of dragon slayers. Hiding in human form and growing their numbers in secret, the dragons of Talon have become strong and cunning, and they’re positioned to take over the world with humans none the wiser.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 23)
Libra’s are so romantic and charming so we chose SWORD & VERSE by Kathy MacMillan for you! Here’s what it’s about: Raisa was just a child when she was sold into slavery in the kingdom of Qilara. Before she was taken away, her father had been adamant that she learn to read and write. But where she now lives, literacy is a capital offense for all but the nobility. The written language is closely protected, and only the King, Prince, Tutor, and Tutor-in-training are allowed to learn its very highest form. So when she is plucked from her menial labor and selected to replace the last Tutor-in-training, who was executed, Raisa knows that betraying any hint of her past could mean death.
SCORPIO (October 24 – November 22)
Well, hello there Scorpios! You are are passionate, strong-willed, magnetic, and known to be quite a powerful, stubborn force! We chose AN EMBER IN THE ASHES by Sabaa Tahir for you to read! Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear. Laia lives with her grandparents and older brother. The family ekes out an existence in the Empire’s impoverished backstreets. They do not challenge the Empire. They’ve seen what happens to those who do. But when Laia’s brother is arrested for treason, Laia is forced to make a decision.
SAGITTARIUS (November 23 – December 21)
Those born under the Centaur sign are true characters. Because of your big-hearted nature, we chose ASSASSIN’S HEART by Sarah Ahiers for you to read! Here’s what the book is about: Seventeen-year-old Lea Saldana is a trained assassin born into one of the nine clipper Families in the kingdom of Lovero, but that doesn’t stop Lea from getting into a secret relationship with Val Da Via, a boy from a rival clan. Then she awakens one night to a house full of smoke and she isn’t able to save her Family as their home is consumed by flames that Val and his Family are the only ones who could be responsible for. Now there’s just one thing on her mind: making the Da Vias pay.
CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 20)
Capricorns are the most determined and driven out of all the zodiac signs and sometimes you can have a thirst for revenge! You should read FLAMECASTER by Cinda Williams Chima! Adrian sul’Han, known as Ash, is a trained healer with a powerful gift of magic—and a thirst for revenge. Ash is forced into hiding after a series of murders throws the queendom into chaos. Now he’s closer than ever to killing the man responsible, the cruel king of Arden. With time running out, Ash faces an excruciating choice: Can he use his powers not to save a life but to take it?
AQUARIUS (January 21 – February 18)
Aquarius-born are so creative and inventive that we think you should read THE CROWN’S GAME by Evelyn Skye! This is a thrilling and atmospheric historical fantasy set in Imperial Russia about two teenagers who must compete for the right to become the Imperial Enchanter—or die in the process!
PISCES (February 19 – March 20)
Pisces love escaping and getting lost in a fantasy, so we think you should read IVORY AND BONE by Julie Eshbaugh! Here’s a little bit about the book: Hunting, gathering, and keeping his family safe—that’s the life seventeen-year-old Kol knows. Then bold, enigmatic Mya arrives from the south with her family, and Kol is captivated. He wants her to like and trust him, but any hopes of impressing her are ruined when he makes a careless—and nearly grave—mistake. However, there’s something more to Mya’s cool disdain…a history wrought with loss that comes to light when another clan arrives. With them is Lo, an enemy from Mya’s past who Mya swears has ulterior motives.
What is your sign and what do you think of your recommendation? Do you have any other new fantasy books you’d add to this list? Tell us in the comments below!