Fantasy Fiction

What is Fantasy? by Linda Sawyer (NoveList Plus)

Fantasy books feature fantastical creatures and persons who possess magical powers and exist in an imaginary world that cannot exist.  One of the most important aspects of fantasy is that the plot must be rooted in magic or enchantment. When fantasy authors invent imaginary yet believable worlds where their stories take place, they create this world and all the rules of it, but they must be sure to stay consistent in the presentation of this world.


 

Six of Crows by Leigh BardugoSix of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz’s crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction–if they don’t kill each other first.

 

 


 

The Girl at Midnight by Melissa GreyThe Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey

A girl who’s adopted and raised by a race of creatures with feathers for hair and magic in their veins becomes involved in an ancient war and a centuries-old love, discovering startling truths about the world she lives in.

 


 

The Story of Owen by E. K. JohnstonThe Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim by E.K. Johnston

In an alternate world where industrialization has caused many species of carbon-eating dragons to thrive, Owen, a slayer being trained by his famous father and aunt, and Siobahn, his bard, face a dragon infestation near their small town in Canada.

 


 

Fairy Tail by Hiro MashimaFairy Tail by Hiro Mashima

Small-town wizard Lucy would love to join Fairy Tail, a guild for powerful wizards, but instead finds herself teaming up with Natsu, a crazy fire wizard whose best friend is a talking, flying cat named Happy.

 


 

Shadowshaper by Daniel Jose OlderShadowshaper by Daniel Jose Older

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.

 


 

Torn by Erica O'RourkeTorn by Erica O’Rourke

When Mo witnesses her best friend’s murder, she discovers Verity was hiding things she never could have guessed. To find the answers she needs and the vengeance she craves, Mo-quiet, ordinary, unmagical Mo-will have to enter a world of raw magic and shifting alliances.

 


 

The Winner's Curse by Marie RutkoskiThe Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

An aristocratic girl who is a member of a warmongering and enslaving empire purchases a slave, an act that sets in motion a rebellion that might overthrow her world as well as her heart.

 

 


 

The Raven Boys by Maggie StiefvaterThe Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Though she is from a family of clairvoyants, Blue Sargent’s only gift seems to be that she makes other people’s talents stronger, and when she meets Gansey, she discovers that he has talents of his own–and that together their talents are a dangerous mix.

 


 

The Way We Bared Our Souls by Willa StrayhornThe Way We Bared Our Souls by Willa Strayhorn

Five teenagers sit around a bonfire in the middle of the New Mexico desert and when they participate in a ritual to trade totems as a symbol of shedding and adopting one another’s sorrows, they think it is only an exercise, but in the morning they wake to find their burdens gone and replaced with someone else’s.

 


 

SuperMutant Magic Academy by Jillian TamakiSuperMutant Magic Academy by Jillian Tamaki

SuperMutant Magic Academy is a prep-school for mutants and witches but their paranormal abilities take a back seat to everyday teen concerns. Science experiments go awry, bake sales are upstaged, and the new kid at school is a cat who will determine the course of human destiny.

 


last updated: February 2016
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I am the Teen Services Librarian at the Grayslake Area Public Library.
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