21 Iconic Book Series for Every Type of Teen Reader

Whether you need some good summer reads for all your vacation trips and days by the pool or just need a good distraction from everything else going on in life, a good book always does the trick.

But what about when you reach the end of that book, and suddenly you're left with a hole in your heart that can't be filled with anything but the same setting and characters you've already fallen in love with? We've all been there. Thankfully, though, that's where book series come in, preventing (or at least postponing) the pain of the end of our favorite stories with the existence of multiple books that we can devour at our own pace.

But what exactly makes for a perfect book series for teens? We would argue a few good things: an exceptional plotline, well-developed characters, a setting we wish we could explore on our own and, of course, a little bit of romance. If you're in need of a new saga to dive into, we've got you covered with our best book series list for teens. Let's start with:


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Romantic Book Series for Teens

Here for the romance part above all else? No shame in the game! When you need an uplifting read that brings all the heart-wrenching feels, go with one of these teen-approved book series:

  • To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han
  • The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
  • Fallen Series by Lauren Kate
  • The Hush, Hush Saga by Becca Fitzpatrick
  • The Montague Siblings by Mackenzie Lee
  • Dimple and Rishi Series by Sandyha Menon
  • The Summer I Turned Pretty Series by Jenny Han

The Summer I Turned Pretty Book Cover

(The Summer I Turned Pretty via Simon & Schuster)


Dystopian Book Series for Teens

If there's one thing that Young Adult book series excel at, it's creating exceptional dystopian worlds that we somehow both want to be a part of and also are thankful that we're so far away from. This genre practically dominates the teen fiction section, so when you need your next good read that won't end in just one book, try one of these titles:

The Hunger Games book cover

(The Hunger Games via Scholastic)


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Supernatural Book Series for Teens

Sure, most of the titles on this list of the best book series for teens include a good mix of romance, dystopia and the supernatural, but there's just something about the following titles that give them a place in their own separate—superbly supernatural—category. Let's start with:

City of Bones Shadowhunters book cover

(City of Bones via Margaret K. McElderry)


While this list truly only scratches the surface of fantastic fiction that's worthy of your bookshelves, it's a solid place to start. But if you're more into self help books than the fictional world, you can check out some of our top titles by clicking HERE for 5 Essential Books on How to Better Yourself.