Fantasy Fiction

Looking for a new world?  Find it in one of these great fantasy reads.
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Wrath and the Dawn
Renee Ahdieh (YA AHDIEH)
To keep herself alive, Sharzad invents fantastic new stories...all the while plotting vengeance against the insane king. (Grades 10+)
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Red Queen [Series]
Victoria Aveyard (YA AVEYARD)
In a world divided by blood--those with Red blood serve the Silver-blooded, who have superhuman abilities--Mare, a Red, discovers she has an ability of her own. (Grades 9+)
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Shadow and Bone [Trilogy]
Leigh Bardugo (YA BARDUGO)
Grisha Trilogy. Alina’s newfound magical powers have the potential to put an end to the shadow fold—a wall of impenetrable darkness populated by flesh-eating creatures. (Grades 8+)
Graceling [Series]
Kristin Cashore (YA CASHORE)
Katsa’s extraordinary Grace? Killing. The King’s new problem? She’s not going to let him use her as a hired thug anymore. (Grades 8+)
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The Warrior Heir [Trilogy]
Cinda Williams Chima (YA CHIMA)
Heir Trilogy. It’s simply called ‘The Game’—two houses determine supremacy by entering a warrior to fight to the death. Jack’s next. (Grades 6-8)
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City of Bones [Series]
Cassandra Clare (YA CLARE)
Mortal Instruments Series. When Clary Fray heads out to a club, she hardly expects to witness a murder by tattooed teenagers with strange weapons. Then the body disappears into thin air. Be sure to read the “Infernal Devices” series, too! (Grades 9+)
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Deep Blue [Series]
Jennifer Donnelly (YA DONNELLY)
Uncovering an ancient evil, Serafina, a mermaid, searches for five other mermaid heroines who are scattered across the six seas, to save their world. (Grades 5-8)
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The Sea of Trolls [Trilogy]
Nancy Farmer (YA FARMER)
If Jack’s sister had just stayed quiet, they wouldn’t have been captured by Vikings! (Grades 6-9)
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Half Bad [Trilogy]
Sally Green (YA GREEN)
In modern-day England, where witches live alongside humans, Nathan must escape captivity before his 17th birthday and receive the gifts that will determine his future. (Grades 8+)
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The Girl at Midnight [Has a Sequel]
Melissa Grey (YA GREY)
A girl who is adopted and raised by a race of creatures with feathers for hair and magic in their veins becomes involved in an ancient war and a centuries-old love, discovering startling truths about the world she lives in. (Grades 9+)
Seraphina [Has a Sequel]
Rachel Hartman (YA HARTMAN)
Seraphina Dombegh, an unusually gifted musician, joins the court just as a member of the royal family is murdered. She is drawn into the investigation with the captain of the Queen's Guard. (Grades 7+)
Switched [Trilogy]
Amanda Hocking (YA Hocking)
Trylle Trilogy. Amanda Hocking’s bestselling young adult series that takes readers to Trylle, a world as beautiful as it is deadly. (Grades 8+)
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Crimson Bound
Rosamund Hodge (YA HODGE)
The forest in the kingdom where Rachelle lives is full of wolves. One day, she strays off the path. (Grades 8+)
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Tiger’s Curse [Series]
Colleen Houck (YA HOUCK)
Kelsey has to travel across the world to break an ancient Indian curse with a Bengal tiger. (Grades 7+)
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The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim [Has a Sequel]
E. K. Johnston (YA JOHNSTON)
In an alternate world where industrialization has caused species of carbon-eating dragons to thrive, Owen and Siobahn face a dragon infestation near their small town in Canada. (Grades 7+)
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Howl’s Moving Castle [Trilogy]
Diana Wynne Jones (YA JONES)
Talk about bad days! Turned into an old woman AND trapped in the dreaded wizard’s castle! (Grades 6+)
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The Iron King [Series]
Julie Kagawa (YA KAGAWA)
Iron Fey Series. Her younger brother’s been exchanged, and Megan plunges into the dangerous faery world to rescue him. But much more is at stake…. (Grades 8+)
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The Young Elites [Has a Sequel]
Marie Lu (YA LU)
Cast out by her family, Adelina joins the secret society of the Young Elites and discovers her own dangerous abilities. (Grades 8+)
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Throne of Glass [Series]
Sarah J. Maas (YA MAAS)
After she has served a year of hard labor in the salt mines, Prince Dorian offers Celaena her freedom on the condition that she act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin. (Grades 9+)
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Finnikin of the Rock [Trilogy]
Melina Marchetta (YA MARCHETTA)
Lumatere Chronicles. One dark day ten years ago, assassins slaughtered the entire royal family of Lumatere. Could Finnikin be the one fated to “take his people home?” (Grades 8+)
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Here, There Be Dragons [Series]
James A. Owen (YA OWEN)
Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica Series. A mysterious book opens into a magical world, where the evil Winter King reigns… (Grades 7+)
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The Kiss of Deception [Has a Sequel]
Mary E. Pearson (YA PEARSON)
The Remnant Chronicles. When forced to wed, Princess Lia flees. Unknown to her, she is pursued by her jilted prince and an assassin. (Grades 9+)
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The Golden Compass [Trilogy]
Philip Pullman (YA PULLMAN)
Daemons, stolen children, Texan balloonists and warrior bears await Lyra on her quest... (Grades 9+)
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Snow Like Ashes [Trilogy]
Sara Raasch (YA RAASCH)
Meira lives in an enslaved kingdom. Training to be a fighter, she plots to bring back magic and hope. (Grades 7+)
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Fever Crumb [Series]
Philip Reeve (YA REEVE)
Fever Crumb has been raised in the order of Engineers. Now, for her first job, she must assist an archeologist on a secret project. (Grades 5-7)
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Falling Kingdoms [Series]
Morgan Rhodes (YA RHODES)
The peace between three neighboring realms is torn apart after a murder. As war breaks out and intrigue and distrust about, four young members of the kingdom find themselves trapped in the middle. (Grades 9+)
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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children [Trilogy]
Ransom Riggs (YA RIGGS)
Fever Crumb has been raised in the order of Engineers. Now, for her first job, she must assist an archeologist on a secret project. (Grades 5-7)
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Carry On
Rainbow Rowell (YA ROWELL)
Wizard Simon Snow may be the chosen one—but he sure doesn’t want to be. His magic fizzles, his roomie's a vampire...AND he has to save the world. (Grades 10+)
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The Sin Eater’s Daughter
Melinda Salisbury (YA SALISBURY)
When Prince Merek, Twylla’s betrothed returns to the kingdom she finds herself caught up in palace intrigues, unsure if she can trust him or the bodyguard who claims to love her. (Grades 7+)
The Rithmatist
Brandon Sanderson (YA SANDERSON)
More than anything, Joel wants to be a Rithmatist, with the power to infuse life into figures known as Chalklings and the courage to be humanity’s only defense against the Wild Chalklings. (Grades 6-10)
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The Alchemyst [Series]
Michael Scott (YA SCOTT)
Getting caught in a battle between alchemists over the secret of immortality wasn’t in his job description. (Grades 6-9)
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The Raven Boys [Series]
Maggie Stiefvater (YA STIEFVATER)
Blue has long been told that she would be the cause of her true love’s death. Now she’s entangled with four mysterious ’raven boys’ and their potentially impossible quest. (Grades 8+)
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The Amulet of Samarkand [Trilogy]
Jonathan Stroud (YA STROUD)
Bartimeus Trilogy. When young magician Nathaniel summons the ancient , powerful, and mischievous djinni Bartimeus, he gets more than he ever bargained for! (Grades 6-8)
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An Ember in the Ashes
Sabaa Tahir (YA TAHIR)
When her brother is taken hostage by the Martial Empire, she enters a dangerous game of intrigue to rescue him from their clutches. (Grades 9+)