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Barker, Clive – Abarat (388 pages) Candy Quackenbush of Chickentown, Minnesota, one day finds herself on the edge of a foreign world that is populated by strange creatures, and her life is forever changed. (N)
Bass, L.G. – Sign of the Qin (383 pages) 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. (N) Book One of Outlaws of Moonshadow Marsh series.
Berry, Liz – The China Garden (285 pages) After college, Clare moves with her mother from London to a rural home where her psychic ability helps unravel the past and where she searches for something called the Benison. (N)
Black, Holly – Tithe (310 pages) Sixteen-year-old Kaye, who has been visited by faeries since childhood, discovers that she herself is a magical faerie creature with a special destiny. (N) Sequel is: Ironside.
Black, Holly – Valiant (314 pages) When she runs away to New York seventeen-year-old Valerie Russell finds that escape from her own reality is impossible as she encounters colorful, desperate, and strange new friends who end up giving her the surprise of her life. (N)
Block, Francesca Lia – Ecstasia (196 pages) Calliope forms Ecstasia, a rock band, with her brother, Rafe, but a series of visions compels her to leave the group and journey to Under, where the Old Ones went to die and where her parents disappeared. (N)
Block, Francesca Lia - I Was a Teenage Fairy (186 pages) A feisty, sexy fairy helps a girl deal with her annoying mother, absent father, and a past incident of sexual abuse. (N)
Bray, Libba – A Great and Terrible Beauty (403 pages) 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. (N) Sequel is: Rebel Angels.
Brennan, Herbie – Faerie Wars (367 pages) Troubled by family problems, Henry finds his life taking a whole new dimension when he and his friend, old Mr. Fogarty, become involved with Prince Pyrgus Malvae who has been sent from the faerie world in order to escape the treacherous Faeries of the Night. (N) Book One of the Faerie Wars Chronicles.
Browne, N.M. – Hunted (335 pages) A young woman in a coma becomes a magical red fox in another space and time, where she plays a vital role in a rebellion against the king. (N)
Bull, Emma – War for the Oaks (332 pages) Being the only person who sees the other-worldly creatures, Eddi McCandry plunges into excitement and terror when she becomes a pawn in a bitter age-old battle between two faerie courts in modern Minneapolis. (N)
Callander, Don - Dragon Tempest (243 pages) Tom, the librarian, pioneers across a new land having adventures that include a talking lion, flying dragons, the kidnapping of the princess, and her rescue (N)
Chester, Deborah - Reign of Shadows (344 pages) Not wishing to follow his healer father's footsteps, Caelan works on his magic skills instead and finds his fate intertwined with that of Elandra, who is also pursuing a private destiny in the shadow of her spoiled sister. Original. (N)
Clement-Davies, David – The Telling Pool (360 pages) Relying on true courage and true love, as well as some surprising connections to the Arthurian legends, a young Welsh teenager named Rhodri embarks on a quest to remove an ancient curse from Great Britain during the reign of Richard the Lionheart. (N)
Constable, Kate – The Singer of All Songs (297 pages) Calwyn, a young priestess of ice magic, or "chantment," joins with other chanters who have different magical skills to fight a sorcerer who wants to claim all powers for his own. (N)
Croggan, Alison – The Naming (492 pages) 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. (N)
Dalkey, Kara – Ascension (235 pages) A young mermaid of the Bluefin clan, sixteen-year-old Nia hopes to become an Avatar, responsible for the protection of Atlantis, unaware that a prophecy foretells the destruction of the city should she be selected. (N) Book one of the Water series.
Dalkey, Kara - Little Sister (200 pages) Thirteen-year-old Fujiwara no Mitsuko, daughter of a noble family in the imperial court of twelfth century Japan, enlists the help of a shape-shifter and other figures from Japanese mythology in her efforts to save her older sister's life. (N)
DeLint, Charles – The Blue Girl (368 pages) New at her high school, Imogene enlists the help of her introverted friend Maxine and the ghost of a boy who haunts the school after receiving warnings through her dreams that soul-eaters are threatening her life. (N)
De Lint, Charles - Waifs and Strays A collection of stories first published between 1986 and 2001 features tales about teenagers encountering change, growth, and magic in Ottawa, in the imaginary city of Newford, in Bordertown, and in the Otherworlds. (N)
Del Vecchio, Gene – The Pearl of Anton (256 pages) Jason Del struggles to master himself and the Pearl of Anton in order to defend humanity in the Final Contest. (N)
Dickinson, John – The Cup of the World (419 pages) When Phaedra, a willful daughter of a baron, decides to marry for love, she sets off an unforeseeable chain of events and a battle between good and evil. (N)
Duane, Diane – So You Want to Be a Wizard (226 pages) Thirteen-year-old Nita, tormented by a gang of bullies because she won't fight back, finds the help she needs in a library book on wizardry which guides her into another dimension. (N) Book One of the Young Wizards series.
Dunkle, Clare B – The Hollow Kingdom (230 pages) In nineteenth-century England, a powerful sorcerer and King of the Goblins chooses Kate, the elder of two orphan girls recently arrived at their ancestral home, Hallow Hill, to be his bride and queen. (N) Sequels are: Close Kin and In the Coils of the Snake.
Firebirds – Firebirds: An Anthology of Original Fantasy and Science Fiction (420 pages) Sixteen original stories showcase some of the genre's most admired authors, including multiple award-winners Diana Wynne Jones, Garth Nix, Lloyd Alexander, Nancy Farmer, and Meredith Ann Pierce. (N)
Fisher, Catherine – Darkhenge (340 pages) Worried about his sister Chloe's comatose state after a riding accident, teenage Rob, in an effort to distract himself, gets a job on a secretive local archeological dig. He soon finds himself drawn into a mysterious world of magic involving a powerful, centuries-old, shape-shifting Druid called Vetch who promises to help retrieve his sister from the "unworld" of her coma. (N)
Fisher, Catherine –The Oracle Betrayed (341 pages) 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. (N) Book One of the Oracle Prophecies series.
Galloway, Patricia – Truly Grim Tales (132 pages) A guilt-ridden prince with a foot fetish seeking his glass-slippered dance partner and a beauty contest winner as Snow White's murderous stepmother are featured in two of the original "grim" plots in this young adult collection loosely based on eight traditional fairy tales. (N)
Hale, Shannon – The Goose Girl (383 pages) 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. (N) Sequel is: Enna Burning.
Hale, Shannon – Princess Academy (314 pages) While attending a strict academy for potential princesses with the other girls from her mountain village, fourteen-year-old Miri discovers unexpected talents and connections to her homeland. (N)
Hanley, Victoria – The Seer and the Sword (341 pages) Princess Torina, who has the ability to see the future, and her friend Landen, who seeks a sword that belongs to his conquered kingdom, are separated when a treacherous murderer gains power, but from exile each works to restore peace and the rightful rulers. (N)
Harrison, Mette Ivie – Mira, Mirror (314 pages) Long after the disappearance of Snow White's stepmother, the witch trapped in her mirror manipulates a desperate peasant and a merchant's daughter to seek the magic she needs to gain her freedom, but the girls show her a power far greater. (N)
Hearn, Julie – The Minister’s Daughter (263 pages) In 1645 in England, the daughters of the town minister successfully accuse a local healer and her granddaughter of witchcraft to conceal an out-of-wedlock pregnancy, but years later during the 1692 Salem trials their lie has unexpected repercussions. (N)
Jones, Diana Wynne - Dark Lord of Derkholm (345 pages) Derk, an unconventional wizard, and his magical family become involved in a plan to put a stop to the devastating tours of their world arranged by the tyrannical Mr. Chesney. (N)
Jordan, Sheryl – The Hunting of the Last Dragon (186 pages) In England in 1356, as a monk records his every word, a young peasant tells of his journey with a young Chinese noblewoman to St. Alfric's Cove and the lair of a dragon. (N)
Jubert, Hervé – Dance of the Assassins (396 pages) A sorceress and a police detective track a reborn Jack the Ripper through historically recreated cities, from Victorian London to Montezuma's Mexico City. (N)
King, Gabriel - The Wild Road (460 pages) While guiding the king and queen of cats to Tintagel before the spring equinox, a young house cat named Tag and his band of allies encounter the Alchemist, a sinister human who is after the extraordinary power possessed by the queen of cats (N)
Larbalestier, Justine - Magic or Madness (271 pages) 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. (N) Sequel is: Magic Lessons.
Leavitt, Martine – The Dollmage (159 pages) The Dollmage, the wise woman who protects the hidden village of Seekvalley, chooses Renoa as her successor, but the losing candidate, Annakey, has her own magic that also affects the town and its people in unexpected ways. (N)
Leavitt, Martine – Keturah and Lord Death (216 pages) When Lord Death comes to claim sixteen-year-old Keturah while she is lost in the King's Forest, she charms him with her story and is granted a twenty-four hour reprieve in which to seek her one true love. (N)
Lee, Tanith - Wolf Tower (223 pages) When a stranger is captured by the Guards of the House and Garden where she has worked all her life as a slave and maid, sixteen-year-old Claidi helps him escape and sets out with him to journey to his home city through the dangerous Waste. (N) Book one of the Claidi Journals.
Le Guin, Ursula K. - A Wizard of Earthsea (205 pages) During a spell recalling the dead, the boy Sparrowhawk, a sorcerer's apprentice, unwittingly unleashes evil on the land. He grows to manhood while attempting to subdue the evil he unleashed on the world. (N) Book One of the Earthsea series.
Marillier, Juliet – Wildwood Dancing (407 pages) 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. (N)
McNaughton, Janet – An Earthly Knight (261 pages) In 1162 in Scotland, sixteen-year-old Jenny Avenel falls in love with the mysterious Tam Lin while being courted by the king's brother and must navigate the tides of tradition and the power of ancient magic to define her own destiny. (N)
Melling, O.R. – The Hunter’s Moon (284 pages) Two teenage cousins, one Irish, the other from the United States, set out to find a magic doorway to the Faraway Country, where humans must bow to the little people. (N)
Nix, Garth - Sabriel (292 pages) Sabriel, daughter of the necromancer Abhorsen, must journey into the mysterious and magical Old Kingdom to rescue her father from the Land of the Dead. (N)
Oppel, Kenneth – Airborn (355 pages) Matt, a young cabin boy aboard an airship, and Kate, a wealthy young girl traveling with her chaperone, team up to search for the existence of mysterious winged creatures reportedly living hundreds of feet above the Earth's surface. (N)
Paolini, Christopher – Eragon (509 pages) 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. (N) Book One of the Inheritance series.
Pattou, Edith - Hero's Song (368 pages) On a quest to rescue his kidnapped sister, Collun discovers that he is a key figure in the struggle to save the kingdom of Eirren from conquest by Medb, the Queen of Ghosts.
Pierce, Meredith – The Darkangel (233 pages) The servant girl Aeriel must choose between destroying her vampire master for his evil deeds or saving him for the sake of his beauty and the spark of goodness she has seen in him. (N)
Pierce, Tamora – Alanna: The First Adventure (241 pages) Eleven-year-old Alanna, who aspires to be a knight even though she is a girl, disguises herself as a boy to become a royal page, and learns many hard lessons along her path to high adventure. (N) Book One of the Song of the Lioness series.
Pierce, Tamora – Terrier (581 pages) When sixteen-year-old Beka becomes "Puppy" to a pair of "Dogs," as the Provost's Guards are called, she uses her police training, natural abilities, and a touch of magic to help them solve the case of a murdered baby in Tortall's Lower City. (N)Book One of the Beka Cooper series.
Pullman, Philip - Golden Compass (399 pages) Accompanied by her shape-shifting demon, Lyra Belacqua sets out to prevent her best friend and other kidnapped children from becoming the subject of gruesome experiments in the Far North. (N)
Regan, Dian Curtis – Princess Nevermore (232 pages) When a fifteen-year-old Mandrian princess makes a wish in a wizard's circle, she winds up on Earth alone and without the ability and desire to return to home. (N)
Salvatore, R.A. – The Sword of Bedwyr (290 pages) Living far from the evil doings of Wizard-King Greensparrow, privileged young nobleman uthien Bedwyr is drawn into the resistance against the king's terrifying power when a friend is murdered, leading the young man to discover his own magic powers. (N)
Shetterly, Will – Elsewhere (248 pages) Ron, a teenage runaway, comes of age among the punk elves and humans of Bordertown, a run-down city on the border between the real world and the magic world of Faerie. (N) Sequel is: Nevernever.
Shinn, Sharon – The Safe-Keeper’s Secret (222 pages) Fiona is Safe-Keeper in the small village of Tambleham, where neighbors and strangers alike come one by one, in secret, to tell her things they dare not share with anyone else. (N)
Snyder, Midori – Hannah’s Garden (247 pages) When Cassie's grandfather falls ill, she and her mother return to his farm, where Cassie discovers a wonderful, terrible secret about her family. (N)
Stevermer, Caroline – College of Magics (468 pages) Faris Nallaneen hopes to use the magic she learns at the College of Greenlaw to force her despotic uncle to give up control of the Dukedom of Galazon (N)
Stone, David Lee – The Ratastrophe Catastrophe (273 pages) An odd assortment of bumbling humans and creatures comes together to find and free the children held by a young man who, under the influence of dark magic, spirited them away from the mismanaged town of Dullitch with his flute music. (N)
Stroud, Jonathan – The Amulet of Samarkand (462 pages) 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. (N)
Tunnell, Michael D. – The Wishing Moon (266 pages) After a fourteen-year-old orphan named Aminah comes to possess a magic lamp, the wishes granted her by the genie inside it allow her to alter her life by choosing prosperity, purpose, and romance. (N)
Vande Velde, Vivian – Now You See It (275 pages) With Wendy's new glasses, she begins to see cheerful corpses, old crones disguised as teeny-boppers, and portals to another world--a place where everyone knows of the glasses' powers and will do anything they can to get them. (N)
Voigt, Cynthia - The Wings of a Falcon (467 pages) Fourteen-year-old Oriel and his friend Griff flee the slavery of Damall's Island and seek a new life on the mainland, where they face raiding Wolfers, rival armies, and other dangers. (N)
Wooding, Chris – Poison (273 pages) When Poison leaves her home in the marshes of Gull to retrieve the infant sister who was snatched by the fairies, she and a group of unusual friends survive encounters with the inhabitants of various Realms, and Poison herself confronts a surprising destiny. (N)
Wooding, Chris – Storm Thief (310 pages) 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. (N)
Wrede, Patricia C. - Dealing with Dragons (212 pages) Bored with traditional palace life, a princess goes off to live with a group of dragons and soon becomes involved with fighting against some disreputable wizards who want to steal away the dragons' kingdom. (N)
Wrede, Patricia C. – Sorcery and Cecelia (316 pages) 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. (N)
Yolen, Jane – The Sword of the Rightful King (349 pages) Merlinnus the magician devises a way for King Arthur to prove himself the rightful king of England--pulling a sword from a stone--but trouble arises when someone else removes the sword first. (N)
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