Fantasy Fiction

Looking for a new world?  Find it in one of these great fantasy reads.
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The 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. (Grade 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. (Grade 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. (Grade 8+)
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Three Dark Crowns
Kendare Blake (YA BLAKE)
One set of triplet sisters, each born a queen with a unique power. At the age of 16, they must battle each other to the death, to the one remaining true heir to the crown. (Grade 8+)
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As Old as Time [Series]
Liz Braswell (YA BRASWELL)
Twisted Tale Series. Belle seems forever stranded in her town, on account of the terrifying Beast. But touching the Beast’s enchanted rose reveals images of her long missing mother cursing the Beast and his castle. Together, can they unravel the dark mystery of their families? (Grade 7+)
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The Reader [Series]
Traci Chee (YA CHEE)
Sea of Ink and Gold Series. Reading is unheard of in Sefia’s world, thus it seems a mysterious object left behind by her father that holds the key to finding her kidnapped aunt and solving the mystery behind her father’s murder. (Grade 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! (Grade 9+)
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Of Fire and Stars
Audrey Coulthurst (YA COULTHURST)
Magic is forbidden in the kingdom of Princess Dennaleia, but she secretly possesses a
growing affinity for fire, all while facing a crisis in her kingdom that threatens her personal
Relationships, as well as those with neighboring kingdoms. (Grade 8+)
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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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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. (Grade 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. (Grade 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! (Grade 6+)
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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. (Grade 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. (Grade 9+)
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The Novice [Series]
Taran Matharu (YA MATHARU)
Summoner Series. Blacksmith apprentice, Fletcher, summons his demon to travel with him to an academy for adepts, where he trains for the war against the orcs. But all is not as it seems. (Grade 9+)
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When the Moon Was Ours
Anna-Marie McLemore (YA MCLEMORE)
Latina Miel and Italian-Pakistani transgender Sam may seem strange, but scarier are the witch sisters who want the roses growing out of Miel’s wrists for their love potion, an exercise that threatens to reveal Miel and Sam’s secrets. (Grade 9+)
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Glittering Court [Series]
Richelle Mead (YA MEAD)
Across the sea, Glittering Court offers select girls a life of luxury, leisure and glamour. For already high-born Adelaide, it offers escape from an arranged marriage and charting her own destiny. (Grade 8+)
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Marissa Meyer (YA MEYER)
In this prequel to Alice in Wonderland, would-be queen Catherine would rather open a bakery and marry for love than accept a proposal from the King of Hearts, especially after meeting the handsome, mysterious court jester. (Grade 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… (Grade 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. (Grade 9+)
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Vassa in the Night
Sarah Porter (YA PORTER)
In the enchanted kingdom of Brooklyn, Vassa uses a magical gift from her dead mother to take on Babs Yaga, the witch who owns the local convenience store. Inspired by the Russian folktale, Vassilissa the Beautiful. (Grade 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... (Grade 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. (Grade 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 abound, four young members of the kingdom find themselves trapped in the middle. (Grade 9+)
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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children [Trilogy]
Ransom Riggs (YA RIGGS)
Jacob travels to his grandfather’s old orphanage to find that the strange children from his stories are still alive, reliving the same day in a constant loop. (Grade 8+)
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The Hidden Oracle [Series]
Rick Riordan (YA RIORDAN)
The Trials of Apollo Series. After angering his father Zeus, the god Apollo is cast down from Olympus. He must learn to survive in the modern world until he can somehow find a way to regain Zeus's favor. (Grade 5+)
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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. (Grade 10+)
The Rithmatist [Has a Sequel]
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. (Grade 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. (Grade 9+)
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Strange the Dreamer [Series]
Laini Taylor (YA TAYLOR)
Strange the Dreamer Series. In the aftermath of a war between gods and men, a hero, a librarian, and a girl must battle the fantastical elements of a mysterious city stripped of its name. (Grade 9+)