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By Meyer, Stephenie

In the first book, Bella meets an unusual family of gorgeous teens, who turn out to be vampires. And she is falling in love with Edward, the most handsome of them all. But will she live long enough to be with him?

Sequels: New Moon, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn


Vampire Academy

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By Mead, Richelle

Two years after a horrible incident made them run away, vampire princess (“Moroi”) Lissa and her guardian-in-training Rose (a “dhampir”) are found and returned to St. Vladimir's Academy, where one focuses on mastering magic, the other on physical training, while both try to avoid the perils of gossip, cliques, gruesome pranks, and sinister plots.

Sequels: Frostbite, Shadow Kiss, Blood Promise, Spirit Bound



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By McCaffrey, Anne

Classic tale of telepathic, teleporting dragons and the humans who bond with them for life. Dragonriders used to be trained to fight “Thread,” a deadly airborne organism that kills living things on contact, to keep their communities safe. But the traditions are dying out, because no Thread has fallen for hundreds of years; when it suddenly reappears, it is up to Lessa to rediscover the true abilities of dragons. Once you visit Pern, you’ll want to go back again and again.

Book 1 in the Dragonriders of Pern series.



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By Le Guin, Ursula

In a city controlled by people who forbid any writing or reading of books, Memer escapes to a hidden library, where she takes on a pivotal role in freeing her war-torn homeland from its oppressive captors.



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By Klass, David

His mother is not his mother. His father is not his father. But if Jack hadn’t broken the high school rushing record that night, he never would have known and nothing would have changed. He’d just be going out for pizza, playing football, trying yet again to score with his girlfriend, P.J. But he did break the record. He appeared on the news. And now they’ve found him. Jack plunges into a space-time–bending game of survival with no way out. The rules are shrouded in secrets. But one thing he learns fast: Trust no one. After centuries of abuse, the earth is dying, and it’s up to Jack to reverse the decline before the Turning Point, when nothing will ever be the same again. Beaten into shape by a ninja babe and a huge telepathic man’s best friend, Jack hurtles across the ocean to save the future from the present and to solve the mystery of his purpose. Exactly who, or what, is Firestorm, and what does it have to do with Jack? And what comes next when everything you have ever known turns out to be wrong?

 Sequel: Whirlwind


Dragon Quintet

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By Kaye, Marvin (editor)

Five tales of dragon lore by Tanith Lee, Orson Scott Card, and other equally talented fantasy authors





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By Jacques, Brian

When the peaceful life of ancient Redwall Abbey is shattered by the arrival of the evil rat Cluny and his villainous hordes, Matthias, a young mouse, determines to find the legendary sword of Martin the Warrior which, he is convinced, will help Redwall.


Dirty Magic

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By Hughes, Carol

After his little sister Hannah becomes mortally ill, ten-year-old Joe follows a shadowy figure to the war-torn land of Asphodel, a mysterious and dangerous world of dying children, where he entrusts himself to a devious blind guide, faces ruthless killing machines, and discovers a shocking truth about himself.


City of Masks

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By Hoffman, Mary

Sick in bed with cancer, Lucien discovers he can journey to a place in a parallel world that resembles medieval Venice, Italy, while he sleeps. He becomes caught up in the political intrigues surrounding the Duchessa who rules the city. In each volume, new characters from our modern world learn how to “stravagate” and join Lucien in his adventures.

 Sequels: City of Stars, City of Flowers, City of Secrets


Dragon Flight

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By George, Jessica Day

Sequel to Dragon Slippers continues the fairy-tale adventures of Creel, an orphan who escaped coldhearted relatives and, with the help of new dragon friends, found a new life as a talented seamstress in the city. Creel grows restless with her sewing business and jumps at another opportunity for magical adventure when her country is threatened by a war led by an evil dragon.



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