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These YA books for Slytherins are jam-packed with ambitious characters, cunning storylines, and heart-wrenching romance. All of the characters in these stories represent the Slytherin house very well. They are all ambitious, cunning, and resourceful. They’ll do anything to achieve their ends, no matter the cost. If you’re in the Slytherin house, you’ll enjoy these YA books for Slytherins!
Or perhaps in Slytherin, you’ll make your real friends. Those cunning folk use any means to achieve their ends.
– The Sorting Hat
YA Books for Slytherins
Prince Henry Montague struggles to conceal his crush on his best mate as they embark on a grand tour of Europe together.
Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
Audrey Rose Wadsworth has a morbid obsession with studying forensic medicine and uses her skillset to trap a serial killer.
One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus
The students of Bayview High School experience chaos when four of their students become the primary suspects in an unsolved murder case.
Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu
Bruce Wayne makes a decision that lands him in Arkham Asylum, where he meets a mysterious girl he’s determined to know.
The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White
Elizabeth Lavenza lives under the care of Frankenstein’s family, as Elizabeth and Victor become closer she realizes how dangerous Victor truly is.
Slytherin Book Recommendations
Heist Society by Ally Carter
Katarina is ready to leave her thief lifestyle behind, but when a friend reaches out with a new job, Katerina accepts after learning her father is the prime suspect.
Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger
Sophronia must navigate attending Mademoiselle Geraldine’s Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality after her tomboyish antics get her in trouble.
The Wrath & the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
Shahrzad becomes the King’s bride and to avoid the fate of women before her Shahrzad tells the king a new story each night.
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Kaz Brekker is given an opportunity to achieve a fortune and hires a team of other thieves to pull off the heist successfully.
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
Kid mastermind and ambitious criminal, Artemis Fowl is in over his head after he accidentally kidnaps a stubborn fairy.
It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
Craig Gilner’s dream life crumbles away and he’s forced to check into a mental hospital where he meets other teenagers who make him realize how precious life is.
The Young Elites by Marie Lu
Adelina, Teren, and Enzo cross paths as the population of Young Elites increases.
Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levensellar
Alosa boards her rival’s pirate ship to retrieve an old map, but her missions are compromised when she meets Riden.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Katniss Everdeen volunteers to save her little sister from a televised survival game and must avoid being killed by the other tributes.
Books with Slytherin Heroines
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
In the year 2045 Wade Watts tries to solve the puzzles left behind by the creator of OASIS, so he can amass a fortune.
To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
Princess Lira schemes to steal Prince Elian’s heart after being banished from her kingdom, so her mother will accept her again.
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Tris Prior leaves her old faction to join Dauntless but must keep her dangerous secret hidden before it’s too late.
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
Dumped by the love of his life over 15 times, Collin Singleton isn’t ready to give up on love.
The Magicians by Lev Grossman
Quentin Coldwater’s dreams come true after he’s accepted into a magic college, but having powers is a big responsibility.
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
Karou wanders the streets of Prague with a sketchbook and dark secrets, and her secrets are uncovered when she meets Akiva.