Young Adult (YA) urban fantasy has become a popular genre for many teen readers, offering a unique blend of magic and reality. One of the most recurring themes within YA urban fantasy is the use of a school or academy, which serves as a central setting for the story. These schools or academies offer a place for the characters to learn and hone their skills, while also dealing with the challenges of growing up and navigating the complexities of relationships. Here are some of the best YA urban fantasy books that feature a school or academy.

“Harry Potter” series by J.K. Rowling – One of the most famous YA urban fantasy series of all time, the Harry Potter books are set at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The series follows the adventures of Harry, Ron, and Hermione as they learn magic and confront the evil Lord Voldemort. With its magical setting and memorable characters, the series has captivated readers for over two decades.

“Shadow and Bone” series by Leigh Bardugo – This dark and thrilling series is set in the world of Ravka, where a young orphan named Alina discovers she has the power to summon light. She is taken to the magical institution of the Grisha, where she learns to hone her powers and becomes embroiled in a dangerous and deadly political conflict.

The Moonshifter Academy” series by M.S. Kaminsky – This series is set in a supernatural version of New York City, where shifters are hunted by witches who want to drive them to extinction. The series follows the journey of Kat as she discovers her own powers and attends the Moonshifter Academy to learn how to use them. Yes, this is my book!:)

“The Infernal Devices” series by Cassandra Clare – This prequel series to The Mortal Instruments takes place in Victorian England and follows the journey of Tessa Gray as she attends the Shadowhunter Academy. With its historical setting and complex characters, the series offers a unique take on the urban fantasy genre.

“The Iron Fey” series by Julie Kagawa – This series is set in a world where humans and fairies coexist, and follows the journey of Meghan Chase as she attends the Nevernever Academy. With its magical setting and thrilling adventures, the series is a must-read for any fan of YA urban fantasy.

These are just a few of the many fantastic YA urban fantasy books that feature a school or academy. Whether you’re looking for a magical world filled with adventure and danger, or a place where the characters can learn and grow, these books are sure to captivate and entertain. So, if you’re in the mood for an exciting and magical read, grab one of these books and get ready for a journey like no other!