Teen Booklist

  • A Great and Terrible Beauty

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    By Bray, Libba 

    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. Gothic supernatural romance.

    Sequel: Rebel Angels

  • Abarat

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    By Barker, Clive 

    Candy Quackenbush of Chickentown, Minnesota, one day finds herself on the edge of a foreign world of 25 islands, each corresponding to one hour of the day and populated by strage creatures. Like Alice in Wonderland, Candy crosses into Abarat and her life is never the same again.

    Sequel: Days of Magic, Nights of War

  • Airborn

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    By Oppel, Kenneth 

    Matt, a cabin boy aboard an airship, and Kate, a wealthy 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.

  • Alanna: The First Adventure

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    By Pierce, Tamora 

    Strong female characters who can kick butt, using magic or swords or both. Well-developed universe where gods often appear to mortals.

    Book 1 of the Song of the Lioness series.

  • Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians

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    By Sanderson, Brandon  On his thirteenth birthday, foster child Alcatraz Smedry receives a bag of sand which is immediately stolen by the evil Librarians who are trying to take over the world, and Alcatraz is introduced to his grandfather and his own special talent, and told that he must use it to save civilization.
  • Atherton: The House of Power

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    By Carman, Patrick 

    The world of Atherton consists of three distinct, interconnected lands stacked atop each other like a layer cake, At the top are the Highlands, home to Atherton's rich and oppressive ruling class; the middle layer is the Flatlands, populated by Atherton's subservient working class; the bottom layer is The Wastelands, where none dare venture, for the few that have done so have never been heard from again. Edgar, an eleven-year-old orphan, finds a book that reveals significant secrets about Atherton, the strictly divided world on which he lives, even as geological changes threaten to shift the power structure that allows an elite few to live off the labor of others.

    See also Book 2: Rivers of Fire

  • Beautiful Creatures

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    By Beautiful Creatures ---Garcia, Kami 

    Ethan Wate, a high school sophomore, plans to escape his small Southern town as soon as he can. Life has been difficult since his mother died; his father, a writer, has withdrawn into his study. Then Lena Duchannes arrives, and this strange new girl is the very one who has been occupying his dreams. She and her kin are Casters, beings who have supernatural powers. Getting to know her exposes Ethan to time travel, mortal danger, and love. The teens can hardly bear to be apart, but Lena's 16th birthday, when she will be Claimed for dark or light, is only 6 months away. To save her, they fight supernatural powers and the prejudice of closed-minded people.

  • Blackbringer

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    By Taylor, Laini 

    Magpie Windwitch, faerie, devil hunter, and granddaughter of the West Wind, must defeat an ancient evil creature, the Blackbringer, who has escaped from his bottle and threatens to unmake all of creation.

  • Blood and Chocolate

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    By Klause, Annette Curtis  Having fallen for a human boy, a beautiful teenage werewolf must battle both her packmates and the fear of the townspeople to decide where she belongs and with whom.
  • Blue Bloods

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    By De La Cruz, Melissa 

    Gossip Girl meets Dracula! Certain teenagers from some of New York City's wealthiest and most socially prominent families learn a startling secret about their bloodlines--they are becoming vampires.

    See also Book 2: Masquerade