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Fantastical Lands

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The Girl of Fire and Thorns - Rae Carson
Call Number: YA Carson
ISBN: 9780062026484
Publication Date: 2011-09-20
A fearful sixteen-year-old princess discovers her heroic destiny after being married off to the king of a neighboring country in turmoil and pursued by enemies seething with dark magic.

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Graceling - Kristin Cashore
Call Number: YA Cashore
ISBN: 9780152063962
Publication Date: 2008-10-01
Seven Kingdoms series, book 1.
In a world where some people are born with extreme and often-feared skills called Graces, Katsa struggles for redemption from her own horrifying Grace, the Grace of killing, and teams up with another young fighter to save their land from a corrupt king.

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Mister Monday - Garth Nix
Call Number: YA Nix
ISBN: 0439551234
Publication Date: 2003-07-01
Keys to the Kingdom series, book 1.
Arthur Penhaligon is supposed to die at a young age, but is saved by a key that is shaped like the minute hand of a clock. The key causes bizarre creatures to come from another realm, bringing with them a plague. A man named Mister Monday will stop at nothing to get the key back. Arthur goes to a mysterious house that only he can see, so that he can learn the truth about himself and the key.

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The Scorpio Races - Maggie Stiefvater
Call Number: YA Stiefvater
ISBN: 9780545224901
Publication Date: 2011-10-18
Nineteen-year-old returning champion Sean Kendrick competes against Puck Connolly, the first girl ever to ride in the annual Scorpio Races, both trying to keep hold of their dangerous water horses long enough to make it to the finish line.

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The Space Between - Brenna Yovanoff
Call Number: YA Yovanoff
ISBN: 9781595143396
Publication Date: 2011-11-14
When her brother Obie is kidnapped, Daphne, the daughter of a demon and fallen angel, teams up with the human boy she believes to be the last person to see her brother alive.

 

Paranormal Romance

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Everneath - Brodi Ashton
Call Number: YA Ashton
ISBN: 9780062071132
Publication Date: 2012-01-24
Regretting her decision to forfeit her life on Earth to become an immortal on Everneath, a world between Earth and Hell, teenaged Nikki is given the chance to return to the Surface for six months, in this story loosely based on the "Hades and Persephone" myth.

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Glimmerglass - Jenna Black
Call Number: YA Black
ISBN: 9780312575939
Publication Date: 2010-05-25
Fairiewalker series, book 1.
Dana Hathaway doesn't know it yet, but she's in big trouble. When her alcoholic mom shows up at her voice recital drunk, again, Dana decides she's had enough and runs away to find her mysterious father in Avalon: the only place on Earth where the regular, everyday world and the captivating, magical world of Faerie intersect. But from the moment Dana sets foot in Avalon, everything goes wrong, for it turns out she isn't just an ordinary teenage girl-- she's a Faeriewalker, a rare individual who can travel between both worlds, and the only person who can bring magic into the human world and technology into Faerie.

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Crave - Melinda Metz; Laura Burns
Call Number: YA Burns
ISBN: 9781442408166
Publication Date: 2010-09-21
Crave series, book 1.
When given blood transfusions by her step-father, Shay starts having odd visions, and while investigating the strange phenomenon, she encounters teenaged Gabriel, a vampire imprisoned by Shay's step-father.

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Clockwork Angel - Cassandra Clare
Call Number: YA Clare
ISBN: 9781416975861
Publication Date: 2010-08-31
Infernal Devices series, book 1. Prequel to Mortal Instruments series.
When sixteen-year-old orphan Tessa Fell's older brother suddenly vanishes, her search for him leads her into Victorian-era London's dangerous supernatural underworld, and when she discovers that she herself is a Downworlder, she must learn to trust the demon-killing Shadowhunters if she ever wants to learn to control her powers and find her brother.

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City of Bones - Cassandra Clare
Call Number: YA Clare
ISBN: 1416955070
Publication Date: 2008-02-19
Mortal Instruments series, book 1.
Suddenly able to see demons and the Shadowhunters who are dedicated to returning them to their own dimension, fifteen-year-old Clary Fray is drawn into this bizarre world when her mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a monster.

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Nightshade - Andrea Cremer
Call Number: YA Cremer
ISBN: 9780142419809
Publication Date: 2011-06-14
Nightshade novels, book 1.
Calla and Ren have been raised knowing it is their destiny to mate with one another and rule over their pack, but when a human boy arrives and vies for Calla's heart, she is faced with a decision that could change her whole world.

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Blue Bloods - Melissa De la Cruz
Call Number: YA De la Cruz
ISBN: 9781423101260
Publication Date: 2007-03-27
Blue Bloods series, book 1.
Select teenagers from some of New York City's wealthiest and most socially prominent families learn a startling secret about their bloodlines.

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Hush, Hush - Becca Fitzpatrick
Call Number: YA Fitzpatrick
ISBN: 9781416989417
Publication Date: 2009-10-13
Hush, Hush series, book 1.
High school sophomore Nora has always been very cautious in her relationships, but when Patch, who has a dark side she can sense, enrolls at her school, she is mysteriously and strongly drawn to him, despite warnings from her best friend, the school counselor, and her own instincts.

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Beautiful Creatures - Kami Garcia; Margaret Stohl
Call Number: YA Garcia
ISBN: 9780316077033
Publication Date: 2010-09-14
Caster Chronicles, book 1.
In a small South Carolina town, where it seems little has changed since the Civil War, sixteen-year-old Ethan is powerfully drawn to Lena, a new classmate with whom he shares a psychic connection and whose family hides a dark secret that may be revealed on her sixteenth birthday.

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Twilight - Stephenie Meyer; Young C. Kim (Artist)
Call Number: YA Graphic Novel Kim
ISBN: 9780759529434
Publication Date: 2010-03-16
Graphic novel adaptation of Twilight by Stephanie Meyer.
When seventeen-year-old Bella leaves Phoenix to live with her father in Forks, Washington, she meets an exquisitely handsome boy at school for whom she feels an overwhelming attraction and who she comes to realize is not wholly human.

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Unearthly - Cynthia Hand
Call Number: YA Hand
ISBN: 9780061996177
Publication Date: 2011-11-01
Unearthly trilogy, book 1.
Sixteen-year-old Clara Gardner's purpose as an angel-blood begins to manifest itself, forcing her family to pull up stakes and move to Jackson, Wyoming, where she learns that danger and heartbreak come with her powers.

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Fallen - Lauren Kate
Call Number: YA Kate
ISBN: 9780385738934
Publication Date: 2009-12-08
Fallen series, book 1.
Suspected in the death of her boyfriend, seventeen-year-old Luce is sent to a Savannah, Georgia, reform school where she meets two intriguing boys and learns the truth about the strange shadows that have always haunted her.

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Blood and Chocolate - Annette Curtis Klause
Call Number: YA Klause
ISBN: 0385323050
Publication Date: 1997-08-11
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.

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Wicked Lovely - Melissa Marr
Call Number: YA Marr
ISBN: 0061214671
Publication Date: 2008-04-29
Wicked Lovely series, book 1.
Seventeen-year-old Aislinn, who has the rare ability to see faeries, is drawn against her will into a centuries-old battle between the Summer King and the Winter Queen, and the survival of her life, her love, and summer all hang in the balance.

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Vampire Academy - Richelle Mead
Call Number: YA Mead
ISBN: 9781595141743
Publication Date: 2007-08-16
Vampire Academy, book 1.
Two years after a horrible incident made them run away, vampire princess Lissa and her guardian-in-training Rose 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.

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Thirst No. 1 - Christopher Pike
Call Number: YA Pike
ISBN: 9781416983088
Publication Date: 2009-08-04
Thirst series, book 1.
Chronicles the events in the life of Alisa, a five-thousand-year-old vampire.

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The Awakening and the Struggle - L. J. Smith
Call Number: YA Smith
ISBN: 9780061140976
Publication Date: 2007-06-26
Vampire Diaries series, book 1 and 2.
Popular and beautiful high school senior Elena finds herself torn between two vampire brothers, the dark and brooding Stefan who wants to protect her from the horrors of his past and the dangerously attractive Damon, who is determined to use her to get revenge on his brother.

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Shiver - Maggie Stiefvater
Call Number: YA Stiefvater
ISBN: 9780545123273
Publication Date: 2010-06-01
Wolves of Mercy Falls series, book 1.
In all the years she has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house, Grace has been particularly drawn to an unusual yellow-eyed wolf who, in his turn, has been watching her with increasing intensity.

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Daughter of Smoke and Bone - Laini Taylor
Call Number: YA Taylor
ISBN: 0316134023
Publication Date: 2011-09-27
Seventeen-year-old Karou, a lovely, enigmatic art student in a Prague boarding school, carries a sketchbook of hideous, frightening monsters--the chimaerae who form the only family she has ever known.

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Paranormalcy - Kiersten White
Call Number: YA White
ISBN: 9780061985850
Publication Date: 2011-07-26
Paranormalcy trilogy, book 1.
When a dark prophecy begins to come true, sixteen-year-old Evie of the International Paranormal Containment Agency must not only try to stop it, she must also uncover its connection to herself and the alluring shapeshifter, Lend.

 

Magic, witches, and wizards

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The White Cat - Holly Black
Call Number: YA Black
ISBN: 9781416963974
Publication Date: 2011-02-08
Curse Workers series, book 1.
When Cassel Sharpe discovers that his older brothers have used him to carry out their criminal schemes and then stolen his memories, he figures out a way to turn their evil machinations against them.

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Demon's Lexicon - Sarah Rees Brennan
Call Number: YA Brennan
ISBN: 9781416963806
Publication Date: 2010-04-27
Demon's Lexicon series, book 1.
Sixteen-year-old Nick and his family have battled magicians and demons for most of his life, but when his brother, Alan, is marked for death, Nick's determination to save Alan leads him to uncover a devastating secret.

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Ruby Red - Kerstin Gier; Anthea Bell (Translator)
Call Number: YA Gier
ISBN: 9780805092523
Publication Date: 2011-05-10
Sixteen-year-old Gwyneth discovers that she, rather than her well-prepared cousin, carries a time-travel gene, and soon she is journeying with Gideon, who shares the gift, through historical London trying to discover whom they can trust.

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13 Treasures - Michelle Harrison
Call Number: YA Harrison
ISBN: 9780316041485
Publication Date: 2010-04-12
Bedeviled by evil fairies that only she can see, thirteen-year-old Tanya is sent to stay with her cold and distant grandmother at Elvesden Manor, where she and the caretaker's son solve a disturbing mystery that leads them to the discovery that Tanya's life is in danger.

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Hex Hall - Rachel Hawkins
Call Number: YA Hawkins
ISBN: 9781423121398
Publication Date: 2011-02-01
Hex Hall series, book 1.
After a prom-night spell goes badly wrong, witch Sophie Mercer is exiled to an isolated reform school for wayward Prodigium, supernaturally gifted teenagers, where she learns that an unknown predator has been attacking students.

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Wildefire - Karsten Knight
Call Number: YA Knight
ISBN: 9781442421172
Publication Date: 2011-07-26
Wildefire series, book 1.
After a killing for which she feels responsible, sixteen-year-old Ashline Wilde moves cross-country to a remote California boarding school, where she learns that she and others have special gifts that can help them save the world, but evil forces are at work to stop them.

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Eyes Like Stars - Lisa Mantchev
Call Number: YA Mantchev
ISBN: 9780312380960
Publication Date: 2009-07-07
Thirteen-year-old Bertie strives to save Theater Illuminata, the only home she has ever known, but is hindered by the Players who magically live on there, especially Ariel, who is willing to destroy the Book at the center of the magic in order to escape into the outside world.

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Hold Me Closer, Necromancer - Lish McBride
Call Number: YA McBride
ISBN: 9780805090987
Publication Date: 2010-10-12
Sam LaCroix, a Seattle fast-food worker and college dropout, discovers that he is a necromancer, part of a world of harbingers, werewolves, satyrs, and one particular necromancer who sees Sam as a threat to his lucrative business of raising the dead.

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Eragon - Christopher Paolini
Call Number: YA Paolini
ISBN: 9780375826689
Publication Date: 2003-08-26
Inheritance Cycle, book 1.
In Alagaƫsia, a fifteen-year-old boy of unknown lineage called Eragon finds a mysterious stone that weaves his life into an intricate tapestry of destiny, magic, and power, peopled with dragons, elves, and monsters.

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Witch and Wizard - James Patterson; Gabrielle Charbonnet
Call Number: YA Patterson
ISBN: 9780316036245
Publication Date: 2009-12-14
Witch and Wizard series, book 1.
Torn from their parents in a society increasingly controlled by the government, 15-year-old Wisty and her older brother, Whit, are incarcerated in a totalitarian prison where they discover they have incredible supernatural powers.

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The Necromancer - Michael Scott
Call Number: YA Scott
ISBN: 9780385735315
Publication Date: 2010-05-25
Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, book 1.
Back in London, fifteen-year-old twins Sophie and Josh Newman must determine whom they can and cannot trust as they search for both Scatty and an immortal who can teach Josh the magic of fire, while Doctor Dee and Machiavelli continue to seek power.

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The Amulet of Samarkand - Jonathan Stroud
Call Number: YA Stroud
ISBN: 9780786818594
Publication Date: 2003-09-29
Bartimaeus trilogy, book 1.
Nathaniel, a magician's apprentice, summons up the djinni Bartimaeus and instructs him to steal the Amulet of Samarkand from the powerful magician Simon Lovelace.

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