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Young Adult (YA) novels are some of the most engaging reads that even older adults can enjoy. And when you discover one in a series, you can fully immerse yourself in the story’s world and extend the adventure over the course of several books.

But sometimes, you may not have the patience to wait for the next book! A completed series has the advantage of giving you a full binge-reading experience. 

17 Best Completed Young Adult Series 

Here are some of the best completed young adult series you can dive into right away.

1. The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare 

With more than 5 million copies in print, you can’t go wrong starting with this fan-favorite series. The story follows Clary Fray, who discovers the Shadowhunters and joins forces with them to fight off demons. 

Titles in the series: 

2. The Program by Suzanne Young 

In this dystopian romance series, the cure to the suicide epidemic seems to be The Program—but it also turns out to be a curse, taking away not just painful emotions but of a patient’s memories. 

Titles in the series: 

*Some of these series include extra books that are not necessary parts of the series, but that work as entertaining add-ons. These are the books with .5 in their order number.

3. The Mara Dyer Trilogy by Michelle Hodkin 

This YA series follows Mara Dyer, the survivor of an accident that killed all her friends, as she searches for answers about what really happened.

Titles in the series: 

4. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han 

This fun YA series features Lara Jean, who wrote each of her crushes a love letter, sealed them, and hid them in a box under her bed. But somehow, someone finds the box of letters and mails them! All her past crushes then come to confront her. This book series inspired the Netflix hit film of the same title. 

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5. The Arc of the Scythe by Neal Shusterman 

This science fiction/fantasy YA series is set in a world where war, old age, and sickness are all done away with. The Scythes are a people trained to kill in order to keep the population maintained. 

Titles in the series: 

6. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer 

This fantasy YA series features Cinder, a part-cyborg character living in New Beijing, where humans mingle freely with androids—all of them unaware that a group of people from the moon are about to attack Earth. 

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7. This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada

This science fiction/fantasy YA series features 17-year-old Catarina, who uses her skills to hack and decode a message from her late father about a vaccine for a terrifying plague. 

Titles in the series: 

8. The Dark Artifices by Cassandra Clare 

Following the events of The Mortal Instruments series, this YA trilogy is set in Los Angeles and features new Shadowhunters who need to work together to find out who has been annihilating the humans in the story. 

Titles in this series: 

9. Let the Sky Fall Trilogy by Shannon Messenger 

This YA series combines romance with epic fantasy as it follows Vane Weston, who dreams of a beautiful girl who turns out to be a guardian sylph that has the power to harness the wind. 

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10. The Hush, Hush Saga by Becca Fitzpatrick 

This series features Nora Grey, who finds herself in the middle of a battle between supernatural forces, such as fallen angels. 

Titles in the series: 

11. Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake 

This paranormal YA series follows Cas Lowood, who has an unusual job doing what his fathers have done before him: killing the dead. 

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12. Moribito by Nahoko Uehashi 

This Japanese fantasy series features Balsa, a wanderer who is also a warrior for hire, and who rescues a boy from a raging river. She ends up needing to protect the boy, who turns out to be Prince Chagum, who was tasked with bringing the great egg of the water spirit back to where it came from. 

Titles in the series: 

13. Proxy by Alex London 

This sci-fi dystopian series follows Syd, whose life functions as a proxy to pay for another person’s crimes. After Knox, his patron, kills someone in a car accident, Syd is sentenced to death. He and Knox decide to save each other and flee cross-country. 

Titles in the series: 

  • Book 0.5. Punishment
  • Book 1. Proxy
  • Book 2. Guardian
  • Book 2.5. Daydreamer: A Proxy Short Story

14. Skybound by Alex London

This fantasy saga follows twins Brysen and Kylee, brother and sister from a family of falconers, whose talents with these birds of prey can save their land of Uztar from a coming war. 

Titles in the series: 

15. The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

This series follows Maya, whose horoscope predicts a marriage of Destruction and Death, and whose father arranges a political marriage for her. Maya doesn’t like her roles as the wife of Amar and the queen of Akaran, but she ends up finding things she never expected. 

Titles in the series: 

16. Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

This fantasy series features Seraphina, a half-dragon creature whose mother was a dragon that took on human form. Her world has humans and dragons living and working side by side, but still harboring tensions beneath the surface. 

Titles in the series: 

17. Across the Universe by Beth Revis 

The story follows Amy, a cryogenicaly frozen passenger in the spaceship Godspeed set to join her parents on a new planet 300 years later. But before its expected landing time, Amy’s chamber gets unplugged and she wakes up when someone tries to kill her. 

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Young Adult Series 

Reading a young adult series is a great way to forget yourself in whole new worlds of adventure, romance, or even terror and suspense.

Check out the series from this list and try one out for yourself, or send it to a young reader in your life!

Do you have a favorite young adult series? Share it with us in the comments below!


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