The list author says: "I love fantasy novels, and I especially love young adult/teen fantasy, the more action-packed, the more adventurous, the more imaginative, the better. The world has been searching for the next great YA fantasy in the wake of Harry Potter, and these books will at least tide readers over, if not fulfill that charge. Some of these books are well-known, (Percy Jackson, Narnia, Harry Potter, Ranger's Apprentice, Eragon.) Some are waiting to be discovered."
"Kestrel's Midnight Song was written by a teenager, but it sure doesn't read like it. From the prose to the characters to the plot, it's quite amazing. And he's working on sequels, so there looks to be more to come."
"Mister Monday is the start of one of my favorite series, Keys to the Kingdom. There hasn't been a more original story world in quite awhile. Garth Nix' imagination is off the charts, and it's a joy to be along for the ride. Series: Mister Monday, Grim Tuesday, Drowned Wednesday, Sir Thursday, Lady Friday, Superior Saturday, Lord Sunday"
"Before The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins wrote Gregor the Overlander, about a boy who falls into a fantastical world beneath our own in search of his baby sister. Series: Gregor the Overlander, Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane, Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods, Gregor and the Marks of Secret, Gregor and the Code of Claw"
"By Darkness Hid is a classic medieval fantasy done with remarkable skill. Its detail and depth are its strongest attributes. It's not a quick read, but it's not long and dry either. Series: By Darkness Hid, To Darkness Fled, From Darkness Won"
"A great, fresh new series with an original voice and remarkable style. It's kind of A Series of Unfortunate Events meets Chronicles of Prydain. Series: On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness, North! Or be Eaten"
"Midnight for Charlie Bone is very similar to Harry Potter. A school for the "gifted." Nowhere near as good as Harry Potter, but still enjoyable. Series: Midnight for Charlie Bone, Charlie Bone and the Time Twister, Charlie Bone and the Invisible Boy, Charlie Bone and the Castle of Mirrors, Charlie Bone and the Hidden King, Charlie Bone and the Beast"
"Before The Lightning Thief was a movie, it was a book that children across the country adored. (Still do.) Like many novels today, the concept owes something to J.K. Rowling, (a camp for half-gods instead of a school for wizards.) But it's still a fun read. Series: The Lightning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, The Titan's Curse, The Battle of the Labrynth, The Last Olympian"
"You already know about this. No need for an introduction. Series: 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"
"Eragon is another one by a teen author. And this is quite a popular series with millions in print. But if I had to recommend only one fantasy written by a teen, it would be the first on this list. Series: Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr"
"The youngsters seem to adore Fablehaven. It's a bit simple, but fun all the same. Series: Fablehaven, Rise of the Evening Star, Grip of the Shadow Plague, Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary, Keys to the Demon Prison"