Dragons have been a staple of fantasy literature for centuries and have captured the imagination of readers of all ages. If you’re a fan of these mythical creatures, you’re in luck because there are many young adult books that feature dragons in all their fiery glory. Here are five of the best young adult books featuring dragons that are worth checking out:
“Eragon” by Christopher Paolini
“Eragon” is the first book in the Inheritance Cycle and follows the story of a young farm boy named Eragon who discovers a mysterious blue stone. As he begins to explore the stone’s powers, he discovers that it is a dragon egg, and he finds himself on an epic adventure to save the kingdom from an evil king. With its rich world building, captivating characters, and thrilling storyline, “Eragon” is a must-read for any young adult who loves dragons.
“Dragonfly in Amber” by Diana Gabaldon
“Dragonfly in Amber” is the second book in the Outlander series and features dragons in a historical fantasy setting. The main character, Claire, travels back in time to 18th century Scotland, where she encounters dragons and magic that threaten to change the course of history. With its complex characters, intricate world building, and fast-paced action, “Dragonfly in Amber” is a must-read for any young adult who loves dragons and historical fantasy.
“Fire” by Kristin Cashore
“Fire” is the second book in the Seven Kingdoms Trilogy and follows the story of Fire, a creature with the power to control the minds of those around her. As she navigates her powers and the dangerous world of the Seven Kingdoms, she finds herself caught in a power struggle between dragons, humans, and other creatures. With its rich world building, complex characters, and captivating storyline, “Fire” is a must-read for any young adult who loves dragons and action-packed adventure.
“Dragonriders of Pern” by Anne McCaffrey
“Dragonriders of Pern” is a classic young adult series that has been entertaining readers for decades. The series takes place on a world where dragons and their riders protect the land from a deadly rain of fire known as Thread. With its rich world building, complex characters, and thrilling action, “Dragonriders of Pern” is a must-read for any young adult who loves dragons and epic adventures.
“The Dragon’s Eye” by Elvira Woodruff
“The Dragon’s Eye” is a middle grade novel but don’t let that stop you (I tend to stick to YA and adult reading but I make exceptions and this was one of them). It follows the story of two siblings who are transported to a world where dragons are real. As they navigate this strange new world, they find themselves in the middle of a battle between good and evil, and they must find a way to save the dragons and themselves. With its rich world building, relatable characters, and thrilling storyline, “The Dragon’s Eye” is a must-read for any young adult who loves dragons and exciting adventures.
These are just a few of the best young adult books featuring dragons. Whether you’re a fan of action-packed adventures, historical fantasy, or middle grade novels, there is something for everyone in this genre. So, grab a copy of one of these books and get ready to be transported to a world of dragons, magic, and excitement!