Magic and Mischief

Great fantasy reads for teens.

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The Amulet of Samarkand
Artist/Author/Cast:
Stroud, Jonathan
Call Number:
YP F Stroud
Description:

In a magical London, a boy magician and a demon take on more than they can handle.

Ash
Artist/Author/Cast:
Lo, Malinda
Call Number:
HS F Lo
Description:

Ash finds herself in a love triangle with the handsome fairy cursed to always love her and the King’s beguiling huntress.

The Bear and the Nightingale
Artist/Author/Cast:
Arden, Katherine
Call Number:
HS F Arden
Description:

Vasilisa must defy her stepmother and use her gifts to protect her village from the winter demon of folklore and nightmares.

Beastly
Artist/Author/Cast:
Flinn, Alex
Call Number:
HS F Flinn
Description:

Kyle is a modern-day teen with the perfect life, until he is turned into a beast.

Book of a Thousand Days
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hale, Shannon; Smith, James Noel (Illustrator)
Call Number:
YP F Hale
Description:

A lady's maid and her mistress are sentenced to seven years in a tower in this tale based on Grimm.

A Curse Dark as Gold
Artist/Author/Cast:
Bunce, Elizabeth C.
Call Number:
YP F Bunce
Description:

Charlotte faces an uphill battle to keep her woolen mill running, with a huge mortgage and...a curse?

Grave Mercy
Artist/Author/Cast:
LaFevers, Robin
Call Number:
HS F LaFevers
Description:

Ismae trains as an assassin at the convent of St. Mortain. Can she really do what is asked of her?

Hero
Artist/Author/Cast:
Moore, Perry
Call Number:
HS F Moore
Description:

Thom’s hiding a few things, like his special powers and aspirations to become a superhero… and especially the fact that he’s gay.

Howl's Moving Castle
Artist/Author/Cast:
Jones, Diana Wynne
Call Number:
YP F Jones
Description:

When a witch turns her into an old woman, Sophie seeks refuge in the wizard Howl's magical moving castle.

Ink and Bone
Artist/Author/Cast:
Caine, Rachel
Call Number:
HS F Caine
Description:

In a world where all knowledge is controlled by the ruthless Great Library, owning books is illegal.

Midnight Magic
Artist/Author/Cast:
Avi
Call Number:
YP F Avi
Description:

Twelve-year-old Fabrizio goes to the castle with his master to find out whether the princess is really seeing a ghost.

Railsea
Artist/Author/Cast:
Miéville, China
Call Number:
HS F Mieville
Description:

Apprenticed aboard a moletrain, Sham yearns for more than hunting giant moles and soon gets more than he bargained for.

The Raven Boys
Artist/Author/Cast:
Stiefvater, Maggie
Call Number:
HS F Stiefvater
Description:

Blue’s gift is making other people’s talents more powerful.  When she meets a Raven Boy, her talent becomes dangerous.

The Ruby Key
Artist/Author/Cast:
Lisle, Holly
Call Number:
YP F Lisle
Description:

Two teens make a frightening and tricky deal with the lord of the nightlings to save their family.

The Ruins of Gorlan
Artist/Author/Cast:
Flanagan, John
Call Number:
YP F Flanagan
Description:

When Will is rejected from battleschool, he reluctantly becomes the apprentice of Halt, a Ranger tasked with the protection of the kingdom.

Runemarks
Artist/Author/Cast:
Harris, Joanne
Call Number:
YP F Harris
Description:

Maddy Smith knows she has some magical powers, but she isn't prepared for the astonishing fate in store for her.

Sabriel
Artist/Author/Cast:
Nix, Garth; Dillon, Leo (Illustrator); Dillon, Diane (Illustrator)
Call Number:
YP F Nix
Description:

Sabriel, a young mage, must travel into the Old Kingdom in search of her missing father and fight death itself.

Artist/Author/Cast:
Shusterman, Neal
Call Number:
YP F Shusterman
Description:

Two unlucky teens compete to become the next grim reaper.

Shadowshaper
Artist/Author/Cast:
Older, Daniel José
Call Number:
YP F Older
Description:

When the murals painted on the walls of her Brooklyn neighborhood start to change and fade in front of her, Sierra Santiago realizes that something strange is going on--then she discovers her Puerto Rican family are shadowshapers and finds herself in a battle with an evil anthropologist for the lives of her family and friends.

Six of Crows
Artist/Author/Cast:
Bardugo, Leigh; Stein, Erin (Editor)
Call Number:
HS F Bardugo
Description:

In order to collect a handsome reward, Kaz must do the impossible: break into an impenetrable fortress, save the hostage and survive.

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