Fantasy Books for Teens

These fantasy titles can be found in the Teen Space unless otherwise noted.

Black, Holly. Tithe: a modern faerie tale.
When Kaye is forced to return to her grandmother's New Jersey home after her rocker mom is attacked by a band-mate, she discovers that her memories of imaginary playmates are real and that she herself is a changeling.

Bray, Libba. A great and terrible beauty.
After her mother is mysteriously killed, sixteen-year-old Gemma is sent off to school in Victorian England to learn the ways of sorcery and the marriage meat market.

Croggon, Alison. The Naming.
When sixteen-year-old slave Maerad helps the wounded Bard Cadvan, she begins an adventure that reveals her own mystical heritage and pits her against the servants of Dark and their master, the Nameless.

Gaiman, Neil. Neverwhere.
Richard's normal, boring life changes forever when he spots a bleeding woman on a London sidewalk and rescues her.

Haddix, Margaret Peterson. Just Ella.
What happens when Ella, aka Cinderella, discovers that Prince Charming is not so charming and that the castle is really a prison?

Hoffman, Nina Kiriki. A stir of bones.
Fourteen-year-old Susan struggles with an abusive father but has a chance to better her life when she bonds with an abandoned house and the ghost of the boy who haunts it.

Jones, Diana Wynne. Merlin conspiracy.
The world of Blest is under attack by powerful wizards who might be defeated if Nick, Roddy, and Grundo can take control of their magic.

Lackey, Mercedes. Arrows of the Queen.
13-year-old Talia escapes an arranged marriage when a magical white horse chooses her as his Herald. She must learn new duties, avoid intrigue, and reform the spoiled heir to the throne.
SF LACKEY [Located in Science Fiction Paperbacks, Main Floor]

Le Guin, Ursula K. A wizard of Earthsea.
During an apprenticeship to the Master Wizard, young Sparrowhawk releases a terrible evil upon the world, and must use his sorcerer powers to restore the balance.

Marillier, Juliet. Wildwood dancing.
A magical portal leads five sisters into the mystical realm of Wildwood, until their harsh cousin and other dark forces threaten everything they care about.

McKinley, Robin. Water: tales of elemental spirits.
This collection of six fantasy stories about water and the magical creatures of the sea illuminates captivating worlds filled with adventure, romance, intrigue, and enchantment.

Nix, Garth. Across the wall: a tale of the Abhorsen and other stories.
Garth Nix displays the range and versatility that have made him one of today's leading writers of fantasy for readers of all ages.

Pattou, Edith. East.
A young woman journeys to a distant castle on the back of a great white bear who is the victim of a cruel enchantment.

Oppel, Kenneth. Airborn.
Matt Cruse enters a world of adventure and intrigue as he assists Kate, the granddaughter of a dying man he rescued off a hot air balloon, in finding the strange creatures her grandfather described in his diary.
YA OPPEL [Also available as a Book on CD]

Paolini, Christopher. Eragon.
In Aagaesia, fifteen-year-old Eragon finds a mysterious stone that hatches into the dragon Saphira. Armed with his dragon rider skills, they seek revenge for the death of his uncle.
JSF PAOLINI [Located in the SciFi/Fantasy Collection, Lower Floor Children's Area, and as a Book on CD and Playaway MP3 format]

Pullman, Philip. The golden compass.
Lyra Belacqua and her daemon, Pantalaimon, most go to the North and battle all kinds of devious creatures an evil scientists to rescue her kidnapped best friend, Roger. 1st book in the His Dark Materials trilogy.
YA SF PULLMAN [Also available as a Book on CD]

Wrede, Patricia C. Sorcery and Cecelia, or, The enchanted chocolate pot: being the correspondence of two young ladies of quality regarding various magical scandals in London and the country.
In 1817 in England, two young cousins, Cecilia living in the country and Kate in London, write letters to keep each other informed of their exploits, which take a sinister turn when they find themselves confronted by evil wizards.