Fantasy

The Summoning

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By Ewing, Lynne 

By the author of the series THE DAUGHTERS OF THE MOON and SONS OF THE DARK.

Sudi never thought that one note could change her life; she just thought it would give her a chance at dating her longtime crush, Scott. But that note that fell out of her locker was not from Scott. Abdel was sent by the Hour Priest, a secret Egyptian society, to tell Sudi, along with Meri and Dalila, that they are all descendants of the Egyptian Pharaohs, and they have powers that only they can use to stop the Cult of Anubis. And before they know it, all three girls turn into unusual creatures: a bird, a cat, and a cobra. Their destiny has been set for them and if they still don't believe it, maybe the evil forces will help them figure it out.

Sequels: Divine One, Enchantress, The Haunting

 

The Black Tattoo

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By Enthoven, Sam 

When his best friend, Charlie, is possessed by an ancient demon who takes over his body via a writhing black tattoo, fourteen-year-old Jack, accompanied by a girl with superhuman powers, battles all over London and even into Hell to save him.

So You Want to Be a Wizard

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By Duane, Diane 

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.

The Ropemaker

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By Dickinson, Peter 

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.

Foundling

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By Cornish, D.M. 

Having grown up in a home for foundlings with a girl's name, Rossamund sets out to report to his new job as a lamplighter, though he really wants to be a monster fighter. He has several adventures along the way, as he meets people and monsters who are more complicated that he previously thought. First in a new trilogy, set in a very detailed world with a glossary and maps.

Book 1 in the Monster Blood Tattoo series.

The Sight

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By Clement-Davies, David 

In Transylvania during the Middle Ages, a pack of wolves sets out on a perilous journey to prevent their enemy from calling upon a legendary evil one that will give her the power to control all animals. 

Fire Bringer

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By Clement-Davies, David 

This book centers on a cast of deer, who often use their own special vocabulary (deer, for instance, are "Herla"; an insult to a Herla would be to call him a "brailah," or hedgehog). An ancient prophecy says that a fawn with an oak leaf-shaped mark on his forehead is destined to free his kind from the "lord of lies." When Rannoch is born with such a mark, the elders know to protect him from the power-hungry Lord of the Herd, Sgorr, and arrange his escape. Meanwhile, Sgorr conquers herd after herd. Rannoch doesn't want to fight, but he knows he must confront Sgorr and fulfill the rest of the prophecy.

City of Bones

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By Clare, Cassandra 

Clary witnesses a murder in a New York City nightclub--and the body disappears into thin air! It's hard to call the police when the murderers are invisible to everyone else and when there is nothing to show that a boy has died. This is Clary's first meeting with the Shadowhunters, warriors dedicated to ridding the earth of demons. Within twenty-four hours Clary is pulled into their world when her mother disappears and Clary herself is attacked by a demon. But why would demons be interested in ordinary mundanes like Clary and her mother? And how did Clary suddenly get the Sight? The Shadowhunters would like to know. . . .Full of snappy dialogue like an episode of Buffy.  Sequels: City of Ashes, City of Glass.

 

The Demon King

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By Chima, Cinda Williams 

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.

The Looking Glass Wars

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By Beddor, Frank 

Alyss Heart, heir to the Wonderland throne, is forced to flee when her vicious aunt Redd murders her parents, the King and Queen of Hearts. She escapes through the Pool of Tears to Victorian London, but she finds she has no way home. Adopted by the Liddells, who christen her Alice Liddell and disapprove of her wild stories about Wonderland, Alyss begs Charles Dodgson to tell her real story.  Sequels: Seeing Red, Archenemy

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