What are the best LitRPG books for young adults?

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    Stephanie Stone
    Written on October 17, 2018
    "I love to read, and It's a great way to pass time on the train on my commute, but I also get dizzy if I read while moving, which bummed me out, but I found this AudiobooksNow thing and now I can't get enough. I've been eating up my reading list thanks to this!"
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      The Land: Founding (Chaos Seeds)
      The Land: Founding is the first book of the Chaos Seeds series by Aleron Kong. It is a LitRPG featuring the protagonist Richter being tricked into The Land.  This audiobook had been a nominee for the Best Book of 2017 of Goodreads.
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      $14.99

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      Anonymous
      Written on April 6, 2018
      "since i'm a player of Everquest, i thought of reading some litrpg books. this one is something i can relate to becuz the story includes the progression of characters. RPG..."
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      Anonymous
      Written on April 6, 2018
      "since i'm a player of Everquest, i thought of reading some litrpg books. this one is something i can relate to becuz the story includes the progression of characters. RPG players must read this one!!"
    2. 55
      Super Sales on Super Heroes
      Super Sales on Super Heroes is a LitRPG by William D. Arand. It tells the story of Felix who lives in a city being taken over by a Super Villain. Contains graphic scenes not suitable for children.
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      $14.99

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      Anonymous
      Written on April 6, 2018
      "I sometimes imagine myself having super powers just like those online games i used to play after school when i was a kid. I checked this book out and it's entertaning..."
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      Anonymous
      Written on April 6, 2018
      "I sometimes imagine myself having super powers just like those online games i used to play after school when i was a kid. I checked this book out and it's entertaning for me, but opps i dont wanna spoil anybody so yeah just give this one a chance :P"
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      Stalking the Beast (Pathfinder Tales)
      Stalking the Beast is written by Howard Andew Jones which is the 17th book in the litRPG Pathfinder Tales series. The Pathfinder RPG has received an ENnie Award for Best Campaign Setting. Published in 2013 by Paizo Publishing, LLC.
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      $9.99 - Price varies by seller

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      Anonymous
      Written on April 6, 2018
      "Not really into monsters but being a female reader, i was thinking of trying out some books that are outside my choice of genre. I used to see my younger brother reading..."
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      Anonymous
      Written on April 6, 2018
      "Not really into monsters but being a female reader, i was thinking of trying out some books that are outside my choice of genre. I used to see my younger brother reading this book so i took this one up. Found out that the plot is not so bad. Elyana is a fav character!!"
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      Prince of Wolves (Pathfinder Tales)

      Prince of Wolves is written by Dave Gross which is the 1st book in the litRPG Pathfinder Tales series. The Pathfinder RPG has received an ENnie Award for Best Campaign Setting. Published in 2010 by Paizo Publishing, LLC.

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      $24.4 - Price varies by seller

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      Anonymous
      Written on April 6, 2018
      "Never expected that Prince of Wolves would be this great!! Had fun reading this and i am thinking of reading the next book of the series as well since the plot and..."
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      Anonymous
      Written on April 6, 2018
      "Never expected that Prince of Wolves would be this great!! Had fun reading this and i am thinking of reading the next book of the series as well since the plot and setting of this first book is well-narrated :_"
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      Pirate's Prophecy (Pathfinder Tales)

      Pirate's Prophecy is written by Chris A. Jackson which is the 31st book in the litRPG Pathfinder Tales series. The Pathfinder RPG has received an ENnie Award for Best Campaign Setting. Published in 2016 by Tor Books.

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      $10.76 - Price varies by seller

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      Anonymous
      Written on April 6, 2018
      "I've always been a fan of Chris Jackson's works so I've read almost all the books in the pathfinder tales series. RPG gamers like me might like the series as well because..."
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      Anonymous
      Written on April 6, 2018
      "I've always been a fan of Chris Jackson's works so I've read almost all the books in the pathfinder tales series. RPG gamers like me might like the series as well because the story is not so hard to decipher in a gamer's perspective. Would definitely give this a 5-star!! "
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      City of the Fallen Sky (Pathfinder Tales)

      City of the Fallen Sky is written by Tim Pratt which is the 8th book in the litRPG Pathfinder Tales series. The Pathfinder RPG has received an ENnie Award for Best Campaign Setting. Published in 2012 by Paizo Publishing, LLC.

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      $9.99

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      Phillip Davidson
      Written on April 25, 2018
      "The book is moving towards the end of the book when we finally begin to actually explore the ruins It suddenly feels rushed which isn't fun because this is the best part...."
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      Phillip Davidson
      Written on April 25, 2018
      "The book is moving towards the end of the book when we finally begin to actually explore the ruins It suddenly feels rushed which isn't fun because this is the best part. Good but not great."
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      Video Game Plotline Tester (The Dark Herbalist)
      Video Game Plotline Tester is the first book in Michael Atamanov's LitRPG series The Dark Herbalist. It tells the story of the protagonist about to accept a non-paying job for a large corporation of MMORPG.
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      $14.99

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      Pamela Walters
      Written on April 22, 2018
      "I was looking for a good LitRPG books for my young son who is into video games. I came across Video Game Plotline Tester, the Dark Herbalist Book book number 1 and was a..."
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      Pamela Walters
      Written on April 22, 2018
      "I was looking for a good LitRPG books for my young son who is into video games. I came across Video Game Plotline Tester, the Dark Herbalist Book book number 1 and was a pretty good match. It was great because it helped him with the game and allowed him to plan ahead of actually playing the game in terms of what to expect."
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      Judith Harper
      Written on April 19, 2018
      "has good reviews, a lot of people seem to like it"
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      AlterWorld (Play to Live)
      AlterWorld is the first book in D. Rus' audiobook series Play to Live. This has been number one bestseller in Rusia from 2013 to 2015, as well as at Audible in 2016. This is also available in other four translations.
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      $16.99

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      Stephanie Griffin
      Written on May 3, 2018
      "cation Date: July 18, 2014 A new pandemic - the perma effect - has taken over Earth of the near future. Whenever you play your favorite online game, beware: your mind might..."
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      Stephanie Griffin
      Written on May 3, 2018
      "cation Date: July 18, 2014 A new pandemic - the perma effect - has taken over Earth of the near future. Whenever you play your favorite online game, beware: your mind might merge with the virtual world and dump its comatose host. Woe be to those stuck forever in Tetris! And still they're the lucky ones compared to those burning alive eternally within the scorched hulls of tank simulators. But some unfortunates - the handicapped and the terminally ill, shell-shocked army vets, wronged crime victims and other society misfits - choose to flee real life willingly, escaping to the limitless world of online sword and sorcery MMORPGs. Once a seasoned gamer and now a terminal cancer patient, Max grasps at this final chance to preserve his life and identity. So he goes for it - goes for the promise of immortality shared with a few trusty friends and the woman he loves. Together they roam the roads of AlterWorld and sample its agony and ecstasy born of absolute freedom."
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      Abhinav Kapur
      Written on May 5, 2018
      "The best LitRPG book for young adults is AlterWorld (Play to Live) by D. Rus. The story revolves around seasoned gamer and now a terminal cancer patient, Max grasps at this final chance to preserve his life and identity. He is confronted with the promise of immortality with the woman he loves. Together they roam the roads of AlterWorld and sample its agony and ecstasy born of absolute freedom."
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      Awaken Online: Catharsis
      Awaken Online: Catharsis is a LitRPG by Travis Bagwell. It tells the story of Jason who immerses into the Awaken Online game to escape reality. Awaken Online is a virtual reality game new to the market.
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      $14.99

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      George Greene
      Written on April 22, 2018
      "This is a decent solution as it provides the author and the fact that it is a "LitRPG book". However, the description fails to mention that it is intended for young adults...."
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      George Greene
      Written on April 22, 2018
      "This is a decent solution as it provides the author and the fact that it is a "LitRPG book". However, the description fails to mention that it is intended for young adults. This is a critical piece of missing information as the topic is requesting LitRPG books for young adults."
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      Death's Heretic (Pathfinder Tales)

      Death's Heretic is written by James L. Sutter which is the 6th book in the litRPG Pathfinder Tales series. The Pathfinder RPG has received an ENnie Award for Best Campaign Setting. Published in 2011 by Paizo Publishing, LLC.

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      $6.42 - Price varies by seller

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      Julia Flores
      Written on April 22, 2018
      "I have been reading the Pathfinder Tales series since they first started coming out. I love this series and Death's Heretic is one of the best."
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      Julia Flores
      Written on April 22, 2018
      "I have been reading the Pathfinder Tales series since they first started coming out. I love this series and Death's Heretic is one of the best."
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      Lord of Runes (Pathfinder Tales)

      Lord of Rune is written by Dave Gross which is the 27th book in the litRPG Pathfinder Tales series. The Pathfinder RPG has received an ENnie Award for Best Campaign Setting. Published in 2015 by Tor Books.

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      $8.24 - Price varies by seller

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      Adam Bishop
      Written on April 24, 2018
      "The provided solution looks like a great book series to get into. It reminds me of the type of books I read in middle school and could be well suited for young adults."
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      Adam Bishop
      Written on April 24, 2018
      "The provided solution looks like a great book series to get into. It reminds me of the type of books I read in middle school and could be well suited for young adults."
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      NPCs (Spells, Swords, & Stealth)
      NPCs is the first book in Drew Hayes' LitRPG series of Spells, Swords, & Stealth. It features the virtual town of Maplebark and the adventures that the four Non-Player Characters have gotten themselves into.
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      $14

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      Tiffany Dixon
      Written on April 18, 2018
      "I don’t care that I am technically an adult now, I still really love young adult fiction. This book is a great read for anyone who has any interest in Role Playing Games and..."
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      Tiffany Dixon
      Written on April 18, 2018
      "I don’t care that I am technically an adult now, I still really love young adult fiction. This book is a great read for anyone who has any interest in Role Playing Games and easy to read funny books. Even if you are not an RPG fan, you’ll enjoy reading this book. I’m already looking forward to the next book in the series and I will check out what else he has written very soon."
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      Sword Art Online (1) [Japan Import]

      Sword Art Online (1) [Japan Import] is a book written by Reki Kawahara. Sword Art Online (1) [Japan Import] was published on March 12, 2015 by Ofelbe Editions.

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      $16.4

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      Matthew Beck
      Written on April 25, 2018
      "I hate LitRPG books, they've ruined the fantasy universe, they are all mostly unedited garbage that don't follow any normal conventions and just use methods to keep people..."
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      Matthew Beck
      Written on April 25, 2018
      "I hate LitRPG books, they've ruined the fantasy universe, they are all mostly unedited garbage that don't follow any normal conventions and just use methods to keep people interested rather than tell a story."
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      Opening Moves (The Gam3)
      Opening Moves is the first book in The Gam3 by Cosimo Yap, a LitRPG also available as an audiobook. It is about the fully immersive VR, the Game, wherein Alan finds himself into.
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      $3.99

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      Frances Ryan
      Written on April 19, 2018
      "My teenage son is interested in LitRPG and is very into RPGs in general, so I bought him Opening Moves. It has instantly become one of his favorites. This book is creative..."
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      Frances Ryan
      Written on April 19, 2018
      "My teenage son is interested in LitRPG and is very into RPGs in general, so I bought him Opening Moves. It has instantly become one of his favorites. This book is creative and different than others in the category. He is already asking for the next book in the series."
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      Patch 17 (Realm of Arkon)
      Patch 17 is the first installment of G. Akella's Realm of Arkon, translated by Mark Berelekhis. It tells the story of Roman Kozhevnikov who gets confined to the Demon Grounds of the Arkon online game, living as his character Krian.
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      $2.99

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      Vishal Shah
      Written on April 12, 2018
      "Patch 17 is the first installment of G. Akella's Realm of Arkon, translated by Mark Berelekhis. It tells the story of Roman Kozhevnikov who gets confined to the Demon Grounds..."
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      Vishal Shah
      Written on April 12, 2018
      "Patch 17 is the first installment of G. Akella's Realm of Arkon, translated by Mark Berelekhis. It tells the story of Roman Kozhevnikov who gets confined to the Demon Grounds of the Arkon online game, living as his character Krian. A very interesting book to read."
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      The Citadel (Mirror World)

      The Citadel is a fantasy science fiction litRPG book written by Alexey Osadchuk as the second book of the Mirror World. With over 300 pages, this book is published in 2016 by Magic Dome Books.

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      $5.99

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      Joyce Carter
      Written on April 29, 2018
      "This is a good solution to the topic. It has over 500 reviews and the majority of them at 5 star ratings. It may be subjective from person to person though so while it may not..."
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      Joyce Carter
      Written on April 29, 2018
      "This is a good solution to the topic. It has over 500 reviews and the majority of them at 5 star ratings. It may be subjective from person to person though so while it may not be the best solution it is a very good one."

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    Summary

    Best LitRPG books for young adults
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 The Land: Founding (Chaos Seeds) Books 57 Paid
    2 Super Sales on Super Heroes Books 55 Paid
    3 Stalking the Beast (Pathfinder Tales) Books 53 Paid
    4 Prince of Wolves (Pathfinder Tales) Books 51 Paid
    5 Pirate's Prophecy (Pathfinder Tales) Books 48 Paid
    6 City of the Fallen Sky (Pathfinder Tales) Books 47 Paid
    7 Video Game Plotline Tester (The Dark Herbalist) Books 44 Paid
    8 AlterWorld (Play to Live) Books 39 Paid
    9 Awaken Online: Catharsis Books 37 Paid
    10 Death's Heretic (Pathfinder Tales) Books 33 Paid
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