Teen Booklist

  • The Chaos Code

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    By Richards, Justin

    Fifteen-year-old Matt and his new friend Robin search the globe to retrieve an ancient code--rumored to have brought down the ancient civilization of Atlantis--from the hands of a madman who is bent on destroying the modern world. Cool mix of modern technology and ancient mystical magic.

  • The Cry of the Icemark

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    By Hill, Stuart

    After the death of her beloved father, headstrong princess Thirrin Freer Strong-In-The-Arm becomes warrior queen of her homeland, Icemark, defending it from a formidable invader. Despite Thirrin's bravery and the support of Oskan, the Witch's son, the task proves more difficult than Thirrin ever dreamed. She must assemble a force to rival her opponent. And, in the chill winter of Icemark, she only has until spring to unite the strange beasts and frightening creatures who live just outside her country. Ultimately, it is Thirrin's vision and determination that will see her through to victory.

     See also Book 2: Blade of Fire

  • The Dangerous Days of Daniel X

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    By Patterson, James

    Fifteen-year-old Daniel has followed in his parents' footsteps as the Alien Hunter, exterminating beings on The List of Alien Outlaws on Terra Firma, but when he faces his first of the top ten outlaws, the very existence Earth and another planet are at stake.

    Sequel: Daniel X: Watch the Skies

  • 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 Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp

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    By Yancey, Richard

    Through a series of dangerous and violent misadventures, teenage loser Alfred Kropp rescues King Arthur's legendary sword Excalibur from the forces of evil.

  • The Fire Within

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    By D'Lacey, ChrisBook I of the Firestar Trilogy, a fun series of books about a college student who rents a room in a house full of small clay dragon sculptures--that turn out to be real live fire-breathing dragons when no one is looking! And they lead Chris to discover the writer he never knew he could be, as well as to discover a witch and some magical bears, and more.
  • The Fire Within

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    By D'Lacey, Chris

    When college student David Rain rents a room in an unusual boardinghouse full of clay dragons, he has no idea that they, along with some lively squirrels, will help jumpstart his writing career.  (Sequels:  Icefire, Fire Star, The Fire Eternal, etc.)  

  • The Golden Compass

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    By Pullman, Phillip

    Accompanied by her daemon Pantalaimon (her other half, psychically linked to her and able to change into any animal form), Lyra Belacqua sets out to prevent her best friend and other kidnapped children from becoming the subject of gruesome experiments in the Far North. Talking armored bears and winged creatures live side by side with humans, and a mysterious entity called Dust just might have the power to unite the universes--if it isn't destroyed first. A complex, beautiful, multilayered epic story.

    Sequels: The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass

  • The Lightning Thief

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    By Riordan, Rick

    Percy Jackson can't seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being at school is only getting worse -- Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy's mom finds out, she knows it's time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he'll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half-Blood, a summer camp for demigods, where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon, a mystery unfolds and Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods. Full of Greek mythology humor.

    Book 1 of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series.

  • 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