YA Book Recs for Manga Lovers

If you’re a manga or anime fan looking for novels or graphic novels with a similar feel, look no further! Lately, I feel like I've read quite a few young adult books that give off great manga or anime vibes. Meaning, they would definitely make great manga or anime series. When you're reading them, you can almost see them playing out in your head.

I’ve separated the list into a few different categories, depending on what kind of manga or anime you enjoy. From fantasy/adventure to romance, there’s a little something for everyone.

Or maybe you’re the reverse! If you loved any of these books, there might be a manga series to pair with it. Check out Annaka’s post about getting started with manga, if you’re interested!

If you like: Attack on Titan, Dragon Ball Z, Spirited Away, or Demon Slayer

Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao

The Girl Who Fell Beneath The Sea by Axie Oh

Gearbreakers by Zoe Hana Mikuta

Beasts of Prey by Ayana Gray

If you like: Fruits Basket, Orange, or Blue Period

Himawari House by Harmony Becker

To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han

Not Here to Be Liked by Michelle Quach

This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith

If you like: Haikyu!!, Slam Dunk, or Blue Lock

Fence by CS Pacat

Check, Please! by Ngozi Ukazu

Icebreaker by AL Graziadei

A Map to the Sun by Sloane Leong

Check out the list below for further reading as well!

YA Book Recs for Manga Lovers

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