YA Books for Slytherins
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7 YA Books for Slytherins

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YA Books for Slytherins

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

In my opinion, Slytherin is one of the most underappreciated Hogwarts houses.

They’re often the target of wild assumptions, unfair judgement, and underestimated talent. Sure there have been some (okay quite a few) rotten apples that have come from the Slytherin house, I’m looking at you Tom Riddle, but the traits that make up a Slytherin can be used in great ways.

After all, my best friends and one of my younger brothers are true Slytherins, and they’re the smartest and kindest people I know! If YOU happen to be a Slytherin, here are some YA Books for Slytherins that you’ll be sure to enjoy.


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YA Books for Slytherins

One of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus

An angsty teen novel that gives off pretty little liar vibes, the story revolves around five very different high school students. The only thing that four of them have in common, is that they were in the exact same classroom as Simon, who never left detention alive. This book is super thrilling, and you’ll never guess who did or didn’t do what!

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee

Definitely living for all the Slytherin energy in this one. Set in the 18th century, a young bisexual British lord named “Monty” is embarking on a grand tour of Europe with his best friend (and secret crush) Percy. His reckless flirting leads to more trouble than he could’ve ever imagined. I love the cover so much.

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Though she is a trained soldier, even Alina knows that she might not make it back from her upcoming trek across the Shadow Fold. A large vast of darkness, crawling with monsters. But Alina suddenly develops an untamed magic and is sent to train with the Grisha.

More YA Books for Slytherins

Mother Knows Best: A Tale of the Old Witch by Serena Valentino

I’m a sucker for anything Disney, and l loveee this villains book series that Disney has been publishing. We all know the story of the girl with the long magical hair who was locked away in a tower by an evil witch. But what caused the witch to be the monster she is today? This book gives a great backstory on the notorious villain from Rapunzel/Tangled.

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

Audrey lives a life of privilege and glamour. Well, at least during the day she does. At night, the young girl sneaks down to her Uncle’s laboratory to study forensic medicine. But when her investigation on a series of similar murders alerts her to the possibility of a serial killer, finding who did it brings her back closer to her own world than she’d like.

Other YA Books for Slytherins

Trash by Andy Mulligan 

In an unknown third world country, you’ll find three boys who make their living by picking through garbage. One day, Raphael, finds something very valuable but dangerous. Even when a police officer offers him a handsome reward from it, Raphael won’t give it up.

The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White

Elizabeth is saved from a hard life on the streets by a boy named Victor Frankenstein. Her and Victor become closer than ever, but their relationship takes a dangerous twist as Elizabeth must juggle his dangerous temper, and keep him from becoming bored of her. But Elizabeth is willing to do whatever it takes to survive.


What are some of your favorite book characters that have Slytherin traits?

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