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Infographic: The Longest Running Series in YA

These are the literal never ending stories. How many books does it take to start and finish a good story? Often times it only takes 1 book. A lot of the times it takes 3. And sometimes it takes 19. With the release of United As One by Pittacus Lore, the twelfth book in the Lorien Legacies, it got us wondering “How long are the longest running series in YA?” And this infographic has the answer for you!

For this infographic, we only included only series with physical, published works as of summer 2016. Many series have digital novellas, so we excluded those and only counted physical printed editions. So if the digital novellas were combined into a paperback or hardcover bind up, that was counted as one book.

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The Longest Running Series in YA Lit - an infographic by Epic Reads

Here is a complete breakdown of all of the series featured in this infographic!

19 Books

The Vampire Diaries series by L.J. Smith

  • The Vampire Diaries
    • The Awakening
    • The Struggle
    • The Fury
    • Dark Reunion
  • The Vampire Diaries: The Return
    • Nightfall
    • Shadow Souls
    • Midnight
  • The Vampire Diaries: The Hunters
    • Phantom
    • Moonsong
    • Destiny Rising
  • The Vampire Diaries: The Salvation Series
    • Unseen
    • Unspoken
    • Unmasked
  • The Vampire Diaries: Stefan’s Diaries
    • Origins
    • Bloodlust
    • The Craving
    • The Ripper
    • The Asylum
    • The Compelled

 

18 books

The Pretty Little Liars series by Sara Shepard (16 books, 2 novellas)

  • Pretty Little Liars
  • Flawless
  • Perfect
  • Unbelievable
  • Wicked
  • Killer
  • Heartless
  • Wanted
  • Twisted
  • Ruthless
  • Stunning
  • Burned
  • Crushed
  • Deadly
  • Toxic
  • Vicious
  • Companion novellas
    • Ali’s Pretty Little Lies
    • Pretty Little Secrets

 

16 books

The House of Night series by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast (12 books, 4 novellas)

  • Marked
  • Betrayed
  • Chosen
  • Untamed
  • Hunted
  • Tempted
  • Burned
  • Awakened
  • Destined
  • Hidden
  • Revealed
  • Redeemed
  • House of Night Novellas
    • Dragon’s Oath
    • Lenobia’s Vow
    • Neferet’s Curse
    • Kalona’s Fall

Cirque du Freak: The Saga of Darren Shan by Darren Shan (4 prequels, 12 books)

  • The Saga of Larten Crepsley (prequels)
    • Birth of a Killer
    • Ocean of Blood
    • Palace of the Damned
    • Brothers to the Death
  • The Saga of Darren Sharen
    • A Living Nightmare
    • The Vampire’s Assistant
    • Tunnels of Blood
    • Vampire Mountain
    • Trials of Death
    • The Vampire Prince
    • Hunters of Dusk
    • Allies of the Night
    • Killers of the Dawn
    • The Lake of Souls
    • Lord of the Shadow
    • Sons of Destiny

 

15 books

The Morganville Vampires series by Rachel Caine

  • Glass Houses
  • The Dead Girls’ Dance
  • Midnight Alley
  • Feast of Fools
  • Lord of Misrule
  • Carpe Corpus
  • Fade Out
  • Kiss of Death
  • Ghost Town
  • Bite Club
  • Last Breath
  • Black Dawn
  • Bitter Blood
  • Fall of Night
  • Daylighters

 

12 books

The Lorien Legacies by Pittacus Lore

  • I Am Number Four
  • The Power of Six
  • The Rise of Nine
  • The Fall of Five
  • The Revenge of Seven
  • The Fate of Ten
  • United as One
  • The Lost Files
    • The Legacies
    • Secret Histories
    • Hidden Enemy
    • Rebel Allies
    • Zero Hour

The Shadowhunter Chronicles by Cassandra Clare (3 series, 2 novella bind ups)

  • The Mortal Instruments
    • City of Bones
    • City of Ashes
    • City of Glass
    • City of Fallen Angels
    • City of Lost Souls
    • City of Heavenly Fire
  • The Infernal Devices
    • Clockwork Angel
    • Clockwork Prince
    • Clockwork Princess
  • The Dark Artifices
    • Lady Midnight
  • The Bane Chronicles
    • Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy –online but being printed in November

Rick Riordan’s Mythical World (not sure about the name) (4 series)

  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians
    • The Lightning Thief
    • The Sea of Monsters
    • The Titan’s Curse
    • The Battle of the Labyrinth
    • The Last Olympian
  • The Heroes of Olympus
    • The Lost Hero
    • The Sun of Neptune
    • The Mark of Athena
    • The House of Hades
    • The Blood of Olympus
  • Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard
    • The Sword of Summer
  • The Trials of Apollo
    • The Hidden Oracle

Vampire Academy and Bloodlines by Richelle Mead (2 series)

  • Vampire Academy
    • Vampire Academy
    • Frostbite
    • Shadow Kiss
    • Blood Promise
    • Spirit Bound
    • Last Sacrifice
  • Bloodlines
    • Bloodlines
    • The Golden Lily
    • The Indigo Spell
    • The Fiery Heart
    • Silver Shadows
    • The Ruby Circle

Melissa de la Cruz’s Blue Bloods world (3 series, 1 novella bind up)

  • Blue Bloods series
    • Blue Bloods
    • Masquerade, Revelations
    • The Van Alen Legacy
    • Misguided Angel
    • Lost in Time
    • Gates of Paradise
  • The Beauchamp Family series
    • Witches of East End
    • Serpent’s Kiss
    • Winds of Salem
  • Summer on East End series
    • Triple Moon
    • Wolf Pact

 

11 books

The Princess Diaries series by Meg Cabot

  • The Princess Diaries
  • Princess in the Spotlight
  • Princess in Love
  • Princess in Waiting
  • Princess in Pink
  • Princess in Training
  • Party Princess
  • Princess on the Brink
  • Princess Mia
  • Forever Princess
  • Royal Wedding

 

10 books

The Tomorrow series by John Marsden (2 series)

  • The Tomorrow series
    • Tomorrow
    • When the War Began
    • The Dead of Night
    • A Killing Frost
    • Darkness
    • Be My Friend
    • Burning for Revenge
    • The Night is for Hunting
    • The Other Side of Dawn
  • The Ellie Chronicles
    • While I Live
    • Incurable
    • Circle of Flight

The Confessions of Georgia Nicholson series by Louise Rennison

  • Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging
  • On the Brightside, I’m now the Girlfriend of a Sex God
  • Knocked Out by My Nunga-Nungas
  • Dancing in my Nuddy-Pants
  • Away Laughing on a Fast Camel
  • Then He Ate My Boy Entrancers
  • Startled by His Furry Shorts
  • Love is a Many Trousered Thing
  • Stop in the Name of Pants
  • Are These My Basoomas I See Before Me?

 

9 books

The Maximum Ride series by James Patterson

  • The Angel Experiment
  • School’s Out—Forever
  • Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
  • The Final Warning
  • Max
  • Fang
  • Angel
  • Nevermore
  • Maximum Ride Forever

Shadow Falls series by C.C. Hunter (2 series)

  • Shadow Falls
    • Born at Midnight
    • Awake at Dawn
    • Taken at Dusk
    • Whispers at Moonrise
    • Chosen at Nightfall
  • Shadow Falls: After Dark
    • Reborn
    • Eternal
    • Unspoken
    • Midnight Hour

Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz

  • Stormbreaker
  • Point Blank
  • Skeleton Key
  • Eagle Strike
  • Scorpia
  • Ark Angel
  • Snake Head
  • Crocodile Tears
  • Scorpia Rising

8 books

The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa (2 series)

  • The Iron Fey
    • The Iron Fey
    • The Iron King
    • The Iron Daughter
    • The Iron Queen
    • The Iron Knight
  • The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten
    • The Lost Prince
    • The Iron Traitor
    • The Iron Warrior

 

7 books

Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

The Covenant and Titan series by Jennifer Armentrout (2 series)

  • The Covenant series
    • Half-Blood
    • Pure
    • Diety
    • Apollyon
    • Sentinel
  • The Titan series
    • The Return
    • The Power

The Mediator series by Meg Cabot

  • Shadowland
  • Ninth Key
  • Reunion
  • Darkest Hour
  • Haunted
  • Twilight
  • Remembrance

 

 6 books

Gone series by Michael Grant

  • Gone
  • Hunger
  • Lies
  • Plague
  • Fear
  • Light

The Selection series by Kiera Cass

  • The Selection
  • The Elite
  • The One
  • The Heir
  • The Crown
  • Happily Ever After

The Caster Chronicles and Dangerous Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

  • The Caster Chronicles
    • Beautiful Creatures
    • Beautiful Darkness
    • Beautiful Chaos
    • Beautiful Redemption
  • Dangerous Creatures
    • Dangerous Creatures
    • Dangerous Deception

The Darkest Powers and The Darkness Rising by Kelley Armstrong

  • The Darkest Powers
    • The Summoning
    • The Awakening
    • The Reckoning
  • The Darkness Rising
    • The Gathering
    • The Calling
    • The Rising

The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series by Michael Scott

  • The Alchemyst
  • The Magician
  • The Sorceress
  • The Necromancer
  • The Warlock
  • The Enchantress

Mistborn Series by Brandon Sanderson

  • The Final Empire
  • The Well of Ascension
  • The Hero of Ages
  • The Alloy of Law
  • Shadows of Self
  • The Bands of Mourning

We were completely shocked at how many series we could find that had more than 6 books. But are we missing any more? Tell us which of these series is your favorite and which ones we forgot in the comments below!

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