FANTASY

 

Non-Fiction

 

McHugh, Maura
Twisted Fairy Tales
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Presents a collection of classic and lesser known fairy tales retold with sinister plot twists and macabre characters, including "Rapunzel," "Molly Whupple," "Beauty and the Beast," and "The Island of Skeletons."  2013.

 

November, Sharyn (editor)

Firebirds Rising

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A collection of sixteen short science fiction and fantasy stories by award-winning authors. Contents: Huntress / Tamora Pierce -- Unwrapping / Nina Kiriki Hoffman -- The real thing / Alison Goodman -- Little (Grrl) lost / Charles de Lint -- I'll give you my word / Diana Wynne Jones -- In the house of the seven librarians / Ellen Klages -- Wintermoon wish / Sharon Shinn -- The wizards of Perfil / Kelly Link -- Jack o'Lantern / Patricia A. McKillip -- Quill / Carol Emshwiller -- Blood roses / Francesca Lia Block -- Hives / Kara Dalkey -- Perception / Alan Dean Foster -- The house on the planet / Tanith Lee -- Cousins / Pamela Dean -- What used to be good still is / Emma Bull. (2006)

 

Coville, Bruce
Half-Human 
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A collection of stories about such creatures as mermaids and centaurs, who are part-human and part-animal or part-plant, and their struggles to understand their true identity. (2001)

Kaye, Marvin (editor)
The Fair Folk  
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Six novella-length stories with the common theme of elves, published by the Science Fiction Book Club. (2005)

Jones, Diana Wynne

The Tough Guide To Fantasyland

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A unique guide to fantasy literature helps readers understand such subjects as virginity, why High Priests are always evil, how Dark Lords always have minions, and useful tips on what to do when captured by a Goblin. (1996)

 

Fiction

Almond, David
Heaven Eyes 
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Having escaped from their orphanage on a raft, Erin, January, and Mouse float down into another world of abandoned warehouses and factories, meeting a strange old man and an even stranger girl with webbed fingers and little memory of her past. (2001)

Anderson, Jodi Lynn
Tiger Lily
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Fifteen-year-old Tiger Lily receives special protections from the spiritual forces of Neverland, but then she meets her tribe's most dangerous enemy--Peter Pan--and falls in love with him.  2013.

Angelini, Josephine
Trial By Fire (Worldwalker Trilogy bk 1)
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In her hometown of Salem Lily Proctor endures not only life-threatening allergies but humiliation at her first high school party with her best friend and longtime crush, Tristan. But in a different Salem -- one overrun with horrifying creatures and ruled by powerful women called Crucibles, she is Lillian, the strongest and cruelest Crucible ... Lily's other self in an alternate universe that Lily suddenly finds herself where she is torn between responsibilities she can't hope to shoulder alone and a love she never expected.  2014.

Atwater-Rhodes, Amelia
Bloodwitch
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Raised by vampires, a shapeshifter learns that he may be a bloodwitch who possesses rare and destructive magic that the leader of the powerful Midnight empire seeks to control.  2014.

Atwater-Rhodes, Amelia
Falcondance 
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As a falcon and the son of two exiled parents, Nicias has always felt like an outsider amongst the avians and so when his parents force him to return to their homeland to get his magic bound, Nicias is placed in a difficult dilemma as he has to choose between what he wants and want is required of him. (2005)

Augarde, Steve
The Various 
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While staying on her uncle's rundown farm in the Somerset countryside, twelve-year-old Midge discovers that she has a special connection to the Various, a tribe of "strange, wild--and sometimes deadly" fairies struggling to maintain their existence in the nearby woods. (2004)

Barron, T. A.
Child of the Dark Prophecy  
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In accordance with prophecy, Avalon's existence is threatened in the year that stars stop shining and at the time when both the dark child and Merlin's heir are to be revealed. (2004)

Bass, L. G. 
Sign of the Qin 
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In long-ago China, Prince Zong, the mortal young Starlord chosen to save humankind from destruction, joins the twin outlaws, White Streak and Black Whirlwind, to fight the Lord of the Dead and his demon hordes. (2004)

Beddor, Frank
The Looking Glass Wars (Looking Glass Wars bk 1)
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When her evil aunt Redd kills her parents and seizes the throne, young Alyss Heart is forced to flee Wonderland through the Pool of Tears. She finds herself living in Victorian Oxford as Alice Liddell and struggles to keep memories of her kingdom intact until she can return and claim her rightful throne.  2007.

Bell, Hilari

The Last Knight

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In alternate, chapters, eighteen-year-old Sir Michael Sevenson, an anachronistic knight errant, and seventeen-year-old Fisk,

his street-wise squire, tell of their noble quest to bring Laady Ceciel to justice while trying to solve her husband's murder.  2007.

Bell, Hilari
A Matter of Profit 
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Sick of the horrors of conquering beings on other planets, Ahvrem will end his service as a soldier and save his sister from marrying the emperor's son if he can discover who is behind a rumored plot to assassinate the Emperor. (2001)

Bowling, Drew C.

The Tower of Shadows

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The lives of three teenagers and those of the adults charged to protect them intertwine as a great evil from the past engulfs the land of Elynnrie, forcing a former mercenary to take up his sword, and transforming a young student of magic into an untried wizard. (2006)

Bray, Libba
A Great and Terrible Beauty 
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After the suspicious death of her mother in 1895, sixteen-year-old Gemma returns to England, after many years in India, to attend a finishing school where she becomes aware of her magical powers and ability to see into the spirit world. (2004)

Buckley, Michael
Undertow
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A sixteen-year-old girl is caught in an epic clash of civilizations when a society of undersea warriors marches out of the ocean into modern-day Coney Island Lyric Walker witnessed the arrival of 30,000 Alpha, a five-nation race of ocean-dwelling warriors, on her beach in Coney Island. The world's awe over the Alpha quickly turns ugly and paranoid and violent, and Lyric's small town transforms into a military zone with humans on one side and Alpha on the other. When Lyric is recruited to help the crown prince, a boy named Fathom, assimilate, she begins to fall for him. But their love is a dangerous one, and there are forces on both sides working to keep them apart. 2015.

Calhoun, Dia
Firegold 
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Thirteen-year-old Jonathon, feared and hated by the brown-eyed Valley people because of his blue eyes, tries to find answers to his true identity in the Red Mountains, home of the Dalriada, a mountain people with magnificent horses, mystical powers, and blue eyes like his. (1999)

Carmody, Isobelle
Night Gate  
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Seeking a cure for her sick mother, Courage "Rage" Winnoway and her dogs pass through a magical gateway to a strange land known as Valley where they must find, before the sand in an enchanted hourglass runs out, the powerful wizard noted for his healing magic. (2000)

Carson, Rae
The Bitter Kingdom (Girl of Fire and Thorns bk 3)
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Elisa, a fugitive in her own kingdom, faces great challenges to rescue the man she loves from her enemies, prevent a civil war, and take back her throne but as her magic grows, Elisa discovers the shocking truth about her enemy's ultimate goal.  2013.

Cashore, Kristin

Graceling

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In a world where some people are born with extreme and often-feared skills called Graces, Katsa struggles for redemption from her own horrifying Grace, the Grace of killing, and teams up with another young fighter to save their land from a corrupt king. (2008)

 

Chima, Cinda Williams

The Demon King

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Relates the intertwining fates of former street gang leader Han Alister and headstrong Princess Raisa, as Han takes possession of an amulet that once belonged to an evil wizard and Raisa uncovers a conspiracy in the Grey Wolf Court. 2009.

 

 

Clare, Cassandra

City of Bones

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Suddenly able to see demons and the Darkhunters who are dedicated to returning them to their own dimension, fifteen-year-old Clary Fray is drawn into this bizarre world when her mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a monster. (2007)

 

Clare, Cassandra
Clockwork Princess (Infernal Devices bk. 3)
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When seventeen-year-old orphaned shapechanger Tessa Gray is kidnapped by the villainous Mortmain in his final bid for power, the London Institute rallies to save her, but is beset by danger and betrayal at every turn.  2013.

 

Coburn, Ann

Glint

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Ellie's search for her kidnapped brother Danny is contrasted with a girl from the siblings' imagined world who sets off on a quest to reclaim a stolen dragon hatchling, and as each girl makes her way closer to her goal, the boundaries between fantasy and reality begin to blur. (2005)

 

Cokal, Susann
The Kingdom of Little Wounds
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On the eve of Princess Sophia's wedding the Scandinavian city of Skyggehavn prepares to fete the occasion with a sumptuous display of riches. Yet beneath the veneer of celebration, a shiver of darkness creeps through the palace halls. A mysterious illness plagues the royal family, threatening the lives of the throne's heirs, and a courtier's wolfish hunger for the king's favors sets a devious plot in motion. In the palace at Skyggehave, things are seldom as they seem -- and when a single errant prick of a needle sets off a series of events that will alter the course of history, the fates of seamstress Ava Bingen and mute nursemaid Midi Sorte become irrevocably intertwined.  2013.

Colfer, Eoin
Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code 
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Discovering a way to build a super-computer using stolen fairy technology, young criminal mastermind Artemis sets out to blackmail a Chicago businessman but runs into a trap that leaves Butler mortally injured. (2003)

Condie, Ally
Atlantia
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"Rio has always dreamed of leaving the underwater city of Atlantia for life in the Above; however, when her twin sister, Bay, makes an unexpected decision, Rio is left stranded below where she must find a way to unlock the secrets of the siren voice she has long hidden and save Atlantia from destruction"-- Provided by publisher.  2014.

Cooney, Caroline B. 
For All Time  
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Annie, a teenager in 1999, tries to travel back in time to join her lost love Strat in Egypt in 1899, but instead she ends up in ancient Egypt and in great danger. (2001)

Croggon, Alison

The Naming

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A manuscript from the lost civilization of Edil-Amarandah chronicles the experiences of sixteen-year-old Maerad, an orphan gifted in the magic and power of the Bards, as she escapes from slavery and begins to learn how to use her Gift to stave off the evil Darkness that threatens to consume her world. Book 1 of the Pellinor. (2005)

 

Cypress, Leah
Death Sworn
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"When a young sorceress is exiled to teach magic to a clan of assassins, she will find that secrets can be even deadlier than swords"-- Provided by publisher.  2014.

Dickinson, Peter
The Ropemaker  
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When the magic that protects their Valley starts to fail, Tilja and her companions journey into the evil Empire to find the ancient magician Faheel, who originally cast those spells. (2001)

Dokey, Cameron
Beauty Sleep  
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Sixteen-year-old Aurore, whose original curse has been transmuted to a one hundred year sleep starting on her seventeenth birthday, encounters Oswald, whom she has replaced as the king's heir, and the questing knight Ironheart. (2002)

Duane, Diane
The Wizard's Dilemma 
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Teenage wizard Nita travels to other universes to find a cure for her mother who has brain cancer, but the only one who can really help her mother survive is the evil Lone Power--the source of all death in the universe -- and the one she's devoted her life to fighting. (2001)

Duey, Kathleen

Skin Hunger

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Living in a world where magic is outlawed, Sadima's special gift to speak to the animals binds her to two young men who are determined to restore magic to their poor village in order to save the people they love.  (2007)

DuPrau, Jeanne
The City of Ember 
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In the year 241, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions. (2003)

Durham, Paul
The Luck Uglies
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Eleven-year-old Rye O'Chanter and her two friends delve into the secret lore of their village when mysterious creatures of legend reappear on the night of the Black Moon, leading them to the notorious secret society, the Luck Uglies.  2014.

Ellis, M. Henderson
Petra K and the Blackhearts
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In the oppressed city of Pava, Petra, a fatherless girl, and the dragonka she has taken under her wing are pulled into a resistance movement, led by a gang of orphans called the Blackhearts, that defies the new child dictator's rule.  2014.

Ewing, Lynne

Barbarian

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Having escaped from Nefandus, a parallel universe where he was made an immortal slave, fifteen-year-old Obie must return to retrieve his mother's rune stones in order to fulfill his destiny in modern-day Los Angeles as one of the four Sons of the Dark. (2004)

 

Fforde, Jasper
The Last Dragonslayer (Chronicles of Kazam bk 1)
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"Fifteen-year-old Jennifer Strange runs an agency for underemployed magicians in a world where magic is fading away, but when visions of the death of the world's last dragon begin, all signs point to Jennifer--and Big Magic"-- Provided by publisher.  2012.

Fisher, Catherine
The Oracle Betrayed 
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After she is chosen to be "Bearer-of-the-god," Mirany questions the established order and sets out, along with a musician and a scribe, to find the legitimate heir of the religious leader known as the Archon. (2004)

Fisher, Catherine
Obsidian Mirror (Obsidian Mirror bk 1)
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When his father disappears while experimenting with a black mirror that is a portal to both the past and the future, Jake encounters obstacles when he tries to use the mirror to find his father.  2013.

Flanagan, John

Ranger's Apprentice Bk 1: The Ruins of Gorlan

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When fifteen-year-old Will is rejected by battleschool, he becomes the reluctant apprentice to the mysterious Ranger Halt, and winds up protecting the kingdom from danger. (2005)

Funke, Cornelia
Inkheart 
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Twelve-year-old Meggie learns that her father, who repairs and binds books for a living, can "read" fictional characters to life when one of those characters abducts them and tries to force him into service. (2003)

Gates, Susan
Dusk 
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Sharing both human and hawk genes, a young girl escapes from her cage at a top secret laboratory where she was conceived by military scientists in a botched experiment designed to create stronger soldiers. (2004)

Gee, Maurice

Salt

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Hari, one of the enslaved people from Blood Burrow, and Pearl, a member of the ruling families known as Company, forge an unusual alliance and become reluctant traveling companions, as they undertake a desperate pilgrimage to save the world from a terror beyond their greatest imaginings. (2009).

 

Goldman, William
The Princess Bride
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A classic swashbuckling romance retells the tale of a drunken swordsman and a gentle giant who come to the aid of Westley, a handsome farm boy, and Buttercup, a princess in dire need of rescue from the evil schemers surrounding her.  1998.

 

Hahn, Chanda
Unenchanted: An Unfortunate Fairy Tale
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Mina Grime is unlucky, unpopular and uncoordinated, that is until she saves her crushes' life on a field trip, changing her High School status from loser to hero overnight. But with her new found fame brings misfortune in the form of an old family curse come to light. For Mina is descended from the Brothers Grimm and has inherited all of their unfinished fairy tale business. Which includes trying to outwit a powerful Story from making her it's next fairytale victim. To break the fairy tale curse on her family and make these deadly occurrences stop, Mina must finish the tales until the very Grimm end.  2012.

 

Hahn, Rebecca
A Creature of Moonlight
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Marni, a young flower seller who has been living in exile, must choose between claiming her birthright as princess of a realm whose king wants her dead, and a life with the father she has never known--a wild dragon.   2014.

Hale, Shannon
The Goose Girl 
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On her way to marry a prince she's never met, Princess Anidori is betrayed by her guards and her lady-in-waiting and must become a goose girl to survive until she can reveal her true identity and reclaim the crown that is rightfully hers. (2003)

Hale, Shannon
Princess Academy: The Forgotten Sisters
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Miri is eager to return to her beloved Mount Eskel after a year at the capital, but the king and queen ask her to first journey to a distant swamp and start her own miniature princess academy for three royal cousins, but once there she must solve a mystery before she can return home.  2015.

Hardinge, Frances

Fly By Night

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Knowing her ability to read could get her in trouble if discovered, twelve-year-old orphan, Mosca, and her pet goose suddenly find themselves in a whirlwind drama after being taken away to a strange world by a smooth-talking con man, yet when the situation changes and things get dangerous, her secret skill may be the one thing that can save her. (2005)

 

Harris, Joanne

Runemarks

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Maddy Smith, who bears the mysterious mark of a rune on her hand, learns that she is destined to join the gods of Norse mythology and play a role in the fate of the world. (2008)

 

Hoffman, Mary
Stravaganza: City of Stars 
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Fifteen-year-old Georgia, who loves horses as much as she hates her bullying stepbrother, buys a figurine of a winged horse and finds it has magical powers that transport her from present-day London to the sixteenth-century world of Talia where, in the city of Remora, similar to Sienna, Italy, she finds danger and intrigue as well as friendship and a chance to perfect her riding skills. (2003)

Jarvis, Robin

The Alchemist's Cat

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In 1664, Will Godwin arrives in London and, to escape punishment for a crime he didn't commit, becomes an assistant to a powerful and wicked alchemist, Elias Theophratus Spittle, but longs to flee his servitude.  Book 1 of Deptford Histories. (2004)

Jobin, Matthew
The Nethergrim
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An evil force has been awakened from years of sleep and it's up to 14-year-old Edmund, an aspiring sorcerer, and his friends to stop it.  2014.

Johnston, E.K
The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Throndheim
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In an alternate world where industrialization has caused many species of carbon-eating dragons to thrive, Owen, a slayer being trained by his famous father and aunt, and Siobahn, his bard, face a dragon infestation near their small town in Canada.  2014.

Jones, Diana Wynne
The Islands of Chaldea
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Aileen's family of magic makers includes Aunt Beck, the most powerful magician on Skarr, but her own magic does not show itself until a mission for the King and a magical cat help her find strength and confidence.  2014.

Kaaberbol, Lene
The Shamer's Daughter 
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After her mother, a Shamer, is summoned to Dunark for a mission, ten-year-old Dina is forced to use her own special powers as she is caught up in an adventure of political intrigue and survival. (2004)

Kagawa, Julie
Talon (Talon Saga Bk 1)
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Long ago, dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a legendary society of dragon slayers. Hiding in human form and growing their numbers in secret, the dragons of Talon have become strong and cunning, and they're positioned to take over the world with humans none the wiser. Ember and Dante Hill are the only sister and brother known to dragonkind. Trained to infiltrate society, Ember wants to live the teen experience and enjoy a summer of freedom before taking her destined place in Talon. But destiny is a matter of perspective, and a rogue dragon will soon challenge everything Ember has been taught. As Ember struggles to accept her future, she and her brother are hunted by the Order of St. George. Soldier Garret Xavier Sebastian has a mission to seek and destroy all dragons, and Talon's newest recruits in particular. But he cannot kill unless he is certain he has found his prey--and nothing is certain about Ember Hill. Faced with Ember's bravery, confidence and all-too-human desires, Garret begins to question everything that the Order has ingrained in him--and what he might be willing to give up to find the truth about dragons.  2014.

Knox, Elizabeth

Dreamhunter

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In a world where select people can enter "The Place" and find dreams of every kind to share with others for a fee, a fifteen-year-old girl is training to be a dreamhunter when her father disappears, leaving her to carry on his mysterious mission. (2007)

 

LaFevers, Robin
Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin bk 1)
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In the fifteenth-century kingdom of Brittany, seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where she learns that the god of Death has blessed her with dangerous gifts--and a violent destiny.  2012.

 

Landy Derek

Skulduggery Pleasant (Skulduggery Pleasent bk. 1)

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When twelve-year-old Stephanie inherits her weird uncle's estate, she must join forces with Skulduggery Pleasant, a skeleton mage, to save the world from the Faceless Ones. (2007).  ALTERNATE TITLEScepter of the Ancients

 

Larbalestier, Justine

Magic or Madness

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From the Sydney, Australia home of a grandmother she believes is a witch, fifteen-year-old Reason Cansino is magically transported to New York City, where she discovers that friends and foes can be hard to distinguish. (2005)

 

Levine, Gail Carson
The Two Princesses of Bamarre 
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With her adventurous sister, Meryl, suffering from the Grey death, meek and timid Princess Addie sets out to find a cure and encounters monsters and other dangers along the way. (2001)

Lindsey, Mary
Ashes on the Waves
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Expands on the Edgar Allan Poe poem, Annabel Lee, as Liam and Anna reunite on an isolated Maine island where they were children together and fall so deeply in love they provoke a wager between Otherworld creatures from Celtic mythology.  2013.

Lisle, Holly

The Ruby Key

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In a world where an uneasy peace binds Humans and Nightlings, fourteen-year-old Genna and her twelve-year-old brother Dan learn of their uncle's plot to gain immortality in exchange for human lives, and the two strike their own bargain with the Nightling lord, which sets them on a dangerous journey along the Moonroads in search of a key. (2008)

 

Lomax, David
Backward Glass
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Maas, Sarah J
The Assassin's Blade (Throne of Glass Novellas)
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Contains four previously published e-books: The assassin and the pirate lord, The assassin and the desert, The assassin and the underworld, and The assassin and the empire, plus one never-before-published novella, The assassin and the healer In these five prequel novellas to "Throne of Glass," feared assassin Celaena embarks on daring missions that take her from remote islands to hostile deserts, where she fights to liberate slaves and avenge tyranny.  2014.

 

Maas, Sarah J
Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass bk 1)
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After she has served a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, Crown Prince Dorian offers eighteen-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien her freedom on the condition that she act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.  2012.

 

McBride, Lish
Firebug
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Ava, a contract killer who can start fires with her mind, hits the road with her friends, desperately trying to escape the Coterie, a magical mafia, while keeping the murder to a minimum after she's asked to kill a family friend by Venus, who killed Ava's mother.  2014.

 

Mantchev, Lisa
Eyes Like Stars (Illuminata bk 1)
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Thirteen-year-old Bertie strives to save Theater Illuminata, the only home she has ever known, but is hindered by the Players who magically live on there, especially Ariel, who is willing to destroy the Book at the center of the magic in order to escape into the outside world.  2009.

 

 

Marchetta, Melina
Finnikin of the Rock (Lumatere Chronicles bk. 1)
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Now on the cusp of manhood, Finnikin, who was a child when the royal family of Lumatere was brutally murdered and replaced by an impostor, reluctantly joins forces with an enigmatic young novice and fellow-exile, who claims that her dark dreams will lead them to a surviving royal child and a way to regain the throne of Lumatere.  2010.

 

Marillier, Juliet

Wildwood Dancing

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Five sisters who live with their merchant father in Transylvania use a hidden portal in their home to cross over into a magical world, the Wildwood. (2007)

Martin, Rafe
Birdwing 
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Prince Ardwin, known as Birdwing, the youngest of six brothers turned into swans by their stepmother, is unable to complete the transformation back into human form, so he undertakes a journey to discover whether his feathered arm will be a curse or a blessing to him. (2005)

Michaelis, Antonia

Tiger Moon

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Sold to be the eighth wife of a rich and cruel merchant, Safia, also called Raka, tries to escape her fate by telling stories of Farhad the thief, his companion Nitish the white tiger, and their travels across India to retrieve a famous jewel that will save a kidnapped princess from becoming the bride of a demon king. 2006.

Napoli, Donna Jo
Zel 
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Based on the fairy tale Rapunzel, the story is told in alternating chapters from the point of view of Zel, her mother, and the prince, and delves into the psychological motivations of the characters. (1996)

Nicholson, William
The Wind Singer (Wind On Fire Trilogy bk1)
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After Kestrel Hath rebels against the stifling rules of Amaranth society and is forced to flee, she, along with her twin brother and a tagalong classmate, follow an ancient map in quest of the legendary silver voice of the wind singer, in an attempt to heal Amaranth and its people.  2002.

Nix, Garth
Clariel (The Old Kingdom prequel)
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"The story of how Clariel became a Free Magic Sorcerer, set 600 years before the birth of Sabriel"-- Provided by publisher.  2014.

Oppel, Kenneth

Darkwing

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  He alone can fly and see in the dark, in a colony where being different means being shunned—or worse. As the leader's son, he is protected, but does his future lie among his kin? From the author of the internationally acclaimed Silverwing trilogy comes an extraordinary adventure set 65 million years ago. (2007)

 

Paige, Danielle
Dorothy Must Die
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Amy Gumm, the other girl from Kansas, has been recruited by the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked to stop Dorothy who has found a way to come back to Oz, seizing a power that has gone to her head -- so now no one is safe!.  2014.

 

Paolini, Christopher
Eragon (Inheritence Series bk. 1)
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In Aagaesia, a fifteen-year-old boy of unknown lineage called Eragon finds a mysterious stone that weaves his life into an intricate tapestry of destiny, magic, and power, peopled with dragons, elves, and monsters. (2003)

 

Patterson, James
Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride bk 1) 
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After the mutant Erasers abduct the youngest member of their group, the "birdkids," who are the result of genetic experimentation, take off in pursuit and find themselves struggling to understand their own origins and purpose.  2005.

Pearson, Mary E
The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles bk 1)
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"On the morning of her wedding, Princess Lia flees to a distant village. She settles into a new life, intrigued when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive--and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her. Deception abounds, and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets--even as she finds herself falling in love"-- Provided by publisher.  2014.

Pierce, Meredith Ann
Birth of the Firebringer  
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Aljan, the headstrong son of the prince of the unicorns, becomes a warrior and discovers his destiny in his people's struggle against the hideous wyrms usurping their land. (2003)

Pierce, Tamora
Trickster's Choice 
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Alianne must call forth her mother's courage and her father's wit in order to survive on the Copper Isles in a royal court rife with political intrigue and murderous conspiracy. (2003)

Pierson, D C
Crap Kingdom
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Tenth-grader Tom Parking's dream of being swept away to a fantasy land where he becomes a hero nearly comes true when he finds himself the Chosen One of a nameless world, the most annoying, least "cool" place in the universe.  2013.

Pratchett, Terry

Only You Can Save Mankind

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Twelve-year-old Johnny endures tensions between his parents, watches television coverage of the Gulf War, and plays a computer game called Only You Can Save Mankind, in which he is increasingly drawn into the reality of the alien ScreeWee. (2005)

Pratchett, Terry
Wee Free Men  
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A young witch-to-be named Tiffany teams up with the Wee Free Men, a clan of six-inch-high blue men, to rescue her baby brother and ward off a sinister invasion from Fairyland. (2003)

Preus, Margi
West of the Moon
JUV P9185.w YA
In nineteenth-century Norway, fourteen-year-old Astri, whose aunt has sold her to a mean goatherder, dreams of joining her father in America.  2014.

Raasch, Sara
Snow Like Ashes
JUV R1036.s YA
Orphaned Meira, a fierce chakram-wielding warrior from the Kingdom of Winter, must struggle to free her people from the tyranny of an opposing kingdom while also protecting her own destiny.  2014.

Redwine, C J
Defiance
JUV R23489.d YA
When Rachel's father goes missing on a mission, her attempt to escape their walled city-state and find him brings danger, heartbreak, and a new romance with her father's apprentice.  2012.

Riordan, Rick
The Lightning Thief 
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After learning that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea, Percy Jackson is transferred from boarding school to Camp Half-Blood, a summer camp for demigods, and becomes involved in a quest to prevent a catastrophic war between the gods. Teacher's Guide available. (2005)

Schwab, Victoria
The Archived
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Imagine a place where the dead rest on shelves like books. Each body has a story to tell, a life seen in pictures that only Librarians can read. The dead are called Histories, and the vast realm in which they rest is the Archive. Mackenzie Bishop is a ruthless Keeper, tasked with stopping often-violent Histories from waking up and getting out. Now someone is deliberately altering Histories, erasing essential chapters. Unless Mac can piece together what remains, the Archive itself might crumble and fall.  2013.

St. Crow, Lili
Nameless: A Tale of Beauty and Madness
JUV S1385.n YA
Raised in luxury as the pampered, adopted heiress of Enrico Vultusino, godfather of the Seven -- the powerful Families that rule magic-ridden New Haven -- Camille knows that she is not really Family. Unlike them, she is a mortal with a past that lies buried in trauma. Then she meets the mysterious Tor and begins to uncover the secrets of her birth ... to find out where she comes from and why her past is threatening her now.  2013.

Starmer, Aaron
The Riverman (The Riverman Trilogy bk 1)
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The first book in a trilogy about a girl who claims she is visiting a parallel universe where a nefarious being called The Riverman is stealing the souls of children and the boy she asks to write her biography because she fears her soul may be next.  2014.

Stroud, Jonathan
The Amulet of Samarkand 
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Nathaniel, a magician's apprentice, summons up the djinni Bartimaeus and instructs him to steal the Amulet of Samarkand from the powerful magician Simon Lovelace. (2003)

Tahir, Sabaa
An Ember in the Ashes
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"Laia is a Scholar living under the iron-fisted rule of the Martial Empire. When her brother is arrested for treason, Laia goes undercover as a slave at the empire's greatest military academy in exchange for assistance from rebel Scholars who claim that they will help to save her brother from execution"-- Provided by publisher.  2015.

Terrell, Heather
Relic
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Searching icy wastelands for Relics, artifacts of the corrupt civilization that existed before The Healing drowned the world, Eva unleashes a great danger when she unearths a Relic that gives voice to the unspeakable.  2013.

Thompson, Kate

The New Policeman

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Irish teenager JJ Liddy discovers that time is leaking from his world into Tir na nOg, the land of the fairies, and when he attempts to stop the leak he finds out a lot about his family history, the music that he loves, and a crime his great-grandfather may or may not have committed. (2005)

Uehashi, Nahoko

Moribito

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The wandering warrior Balsa is hired to protect Prince Chagum from both a mysterious monster and the prince's father, the Mikado. 1996.

 

Wallace, Becky
The Storyspinner (Keepers' Chronicles bk 1)
JUV W14595.s YA
The Keepers, a race of people with magical abilities, are seeking a supposedly-dead princess to place her on the throne and end political turmoil, but girls who look like the princess are being murdered and Johanna Von Arlo, forced to work for Lord Rafael DeSilva after her father's suspicious death, is a dead-ringer.  2015.

 

Welin, Nancy

Impossible

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When seventeen-year-old Lucy discovers her family is under an ancient curse by an evil Elfin Knight, she realizes to break the curse she must perform three impossible tasks before her daughter is born in order to save them both. (2008)

Westerfeld, Scott
The Secret Hour (Midnighters Series) 
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For one hour every evening, the world freezes and time stops on the planet for everyone but the Midnighters, but after having come to accept their unique gifts, this group of teenagers realizes that a great change is on the way when a new Midnighter comes to town and the hidden elements in the shadows begin to show themselves. (2004)

Wooding, Chris

Storm Thief

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With the help of a golem, two teenaged thieves try to survive on the city island of Orokos, where unpredictable probability storms continually change both the landscape and the inhabitants. (2006)

 

Wrede, Patricia C.
The Far West
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When the unlucky magical twin Eff joins an expedition to map the Far West, she endures a long prairie winter and encounters with previously unknown creatures before realizing the importance of ending a magical flood.  2013


Wrede, Patricia C.
Sorcery & Cecelia or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot 
JUV W925.so YA
In 1817 in England, two young cousins, Cecilia living in the country and Kate in London, write letters to keep each other informed of their exploits, which take a sinister turn when they find themselves confronted by evil wizards. (2003)

Yancey, Rick
Alfred Kropp: The Seal of Solomon
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The last descendant of Sir Lancelot, teenage misfit Alfred Kropp is drawn back into the OIPEP to battle a group of demons bent on freeing themselves from the confines of an ancient relic. (2007)