Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature/ meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
This weeks topic was one I was both really excited and really nervous about, as it is such a different and unique topic that I was worried I wouldn’t really be able to create a list for. However, after sitting down and having a good long stare at my bookshelves, as is usually the way I come up with my answers for TTT’s, I soon found myself with a fairly long list of words that I noticed seem to crop up quite a lot in YA fantasy titles.
And so here are 10 frequently used words in YA fantasy titles!
Examples: Flame In The Mist by Renee Ahdieh, Strange Fire by Tommy Wallach, Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas, Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch, Spindle Fire by Lexa Hillyer
Examples: Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston, The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson, Assassin’s Heart by Sarah Ahiers, Heartless by Marissa Meyer,
Examples: A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab, The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black, The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken, Even The Darkest Stars by Heather Fawcett, And I Darken by Kriesten White
Examples: A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab, The Darkest Magic by Morgan Rhodes, Magic Study by Marie V. Snyder, The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell
Examples: Shadow & Bone by Leigh Bardugo, Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare, The Shadow Queen by C. J. Redwine, A Shadow Bright & Burning by Jessica Cluess, Shadowcaster by Cinda Williams China
Examples: Children of Blood & Bone by Tomi Adeyemi, Shadow & Bone by Leigh Bardugo, Ivory & Bone by Julie Eshbaugh, Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
Examples: Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake, Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas, The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye
Example: Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas, Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard, Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa, Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen, The Star Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
Examples: Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo, Crystal Kingdom by Amanda Hocking, Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes, To Kill A Kingdom by Christo Alexandra, Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas
Examples: Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton, Rebel Springs by Morgan Rhodes, These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch
Do you agree with my choices? What do you think are some of the most frequently used words in YA fantasy titles?