Young Adult

Top Ten Tuesday:  Frequently Used Words In YA Fantasy Titles

Top Ten Tuesday was started way back in June 2010 by The Broke and The Bookish because of a love of lists and books. In January 2018 it was taken over by That Artsy Reader Girl. Jana assigns each Tuesday a different topic for discussion, she has a scheduled lists of topics on her blog, which you will find here.


Today’s theme is ‘ Frequently Used Words In [Insert Genre/Age Group] Titles’. I’ve chosen YA Fantasy titles and I’ve also only chosen 1 word which is *drum roll please* Kingdom! Let’s see how many YA titles include the word ‘kingdom‘.

1. Crooked Kingdom

By Leigh Bardugo.

I just had to start with my favourite from the list. Crooked Kingdom is the sequel to Six of Crows and is one of my favourite books. Any Leigh Bardugo book is worth devouring. My good friend Katie, a.ka. @thatbookgal helped me out with this title. I can’t actually believe that I never even thought of this book for this challenge.

2. To Kill a Kingdom

By Alexandra Christo

Another firm favourite of mine which I read as an e-arc from Netgalley. I wrote a full review on this retelling of Ariel/The Little Mermaid here. A standalone novel about pirates & sirens, what’s not to love?

3. Kingdom of Ash

By Sarah J. Maas

Possibly one of the most highly anticipated books of the year alongside ACOFAS by the same author. I must admit I’m not an ACOTAR fan, I DNF’ed ACOWAR!! *gasps of horror* I will re-read the whole trilogy one day but I’m kind of over the hype. However the Throne of Glass series, which Kingdom of Ash belongs to, I’m a total fan and I can not wait to reread the series over the summer in preparation of the new release!

4. Kingdom of God’s

By N. K. Jemisin

The conclusion to The Inheritance Trilogy, which all of the titles feature the word Kingdom. My lovely friend Steph, a.k.a. @steph_d1234 made me aware of this paticular book.

5. Crystal Kingdom

By Amanda Hocking.

The final book in the Kanin Chronicles. I have previously read The Trylle trilogy by this author and enjoyed the faery based story, but I have yet to return to Trylle to read the Kanin Chronicles.

6. Kingdom of Ash and Soot

By C. S. Johnson

A book I will be reading soon in the form of an e-arc as this book is an upcoming release, expected to be published in early July. It is a fun blend of historical fiction, true love, castle intrigue, and family dysfunction. I’m very intrigued myself to read and review this latest novel by C. S. Johnson.

7. Falling Kingdoms

By Morgan Rhodes

The first book in a series with the same name. I have seen these books EVERYWHERE. One day I might gather the courage to actually pick up the first book and give it a go, but at the moment this huge series is a particularly daunting prospect! Recommended for my list by Ania, a.k.a. @anarchyinthelibrary

I’ve taken a slight liberty with the next few book ‘titles’ as these aren’t actually the title of a singular book. These names are only the titles of a series, but that still counts, right?

8. The Old Kingdom series

By Garth Nix

Also known as the Abhorsen series, consists of 4 novels currently. High fantasy novels where only the abhorsen can keep the living safe from the dead. This series sounds very intriguing, I might pick it up one day.

9. The Keys to the Kingdom series

By Garth Nix

Seven more books in another fantasy series by the same author as The Old Kingdom series. The series chronicles the adventures of Arthur Penhaligon, an asthmatic 12-year-old boy who is chosen to become the Rightful Heir of the House, the center of the universe.

10. Clash of Kingdoms

By Erin Summerill

A series featuring some of the most beautiful book covers. The third book in the series, Once a King is expected to be published in early December. The series follows seventeen year-old Britta Flannery who is at ease only in the woods with her dagger and bow. She spends her days tracking criminals alongside her father, the legendary bounty hunter for the King of Malam—that is, until her father is murdered… Also recommended for the list by @anarchyinthelibrary .

And we’ve come to the end of another Top Ten Tuesday, it’s currently 11.35pm and I’m going to take that as an achievement; completing the list before the end of the day. It’s definitely not as much fun posting a TTT on a Wednesday!

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