To make a YA fantasy title that fits into today’s market, all you have to do is pick two of the following words, separating them with either and or of:
Ashes Blood Bone Crown
Crow Forest Fortune Glass
Shadow Smoke Storm Stars
Sword Thorn Throne
To be fancy, choose three, separating the first two words with of and the second two with and. If you want to be sure your YA fantasy appeals to girls, you may add daughter or queen somewhere in the title. Et voila!
OR if you want your YA fantasy to stand out in a crowded market, you could give it a truly unique and interesting title that is easy to remember and evokes a rich and exiting world, or makes a reader pick it up and wonder how this book is different from all the others on the shelf. (Please. I’m begging you.)