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Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

For more supernatural romance:

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor for a heroine who stands her own.

The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter for a modern take on the Persephone myth.

Secret Lives by Gabriella Poole for the story of a new girl at a guarded school full of secrets.

Finding Sky by Joss Stirling for a heroine learning to embrace her power. 

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The Song of the Lioness by Tamora Pierce

For more epic young adult fantasy with female leads, try these…

His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman for an iconic series and heroine

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor for a tough as nails lead and a new, dark take on the supernatural romance

Sabriel by Garth Nix for magic blood lines, epic journeys, and a huge cast

The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde for quirky humour alongside magic and dragons

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A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

For more charismatic heroines against the odds, try these…

A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett for the original story of an abandoned girl and school politics

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor for a complex heroine in a supernatural story

Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys for complicated mother/daughter relationships in an historical setting

The Moth Diaries by Rachel Klein for a dark story of school cliques and unexplained events

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Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke

If you want more intricate, literary fantasy, try these next…

Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake for an elaborate and bizarre gothic epic

The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly for a dark fairy tale

The Magicians by Lev Grossman for a melancholy urban fantasy

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor for superb YA world building

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