Fantasy fiction stories are set in imaginary lands, involving magic, and mythical creatures. Looking for a fantasy? Try some of these authors and titles...
Middle School Ideas for Fantasy Books
Abarat : Book 1
by Clive Barker
Call Number: FIC Bar
Candy Quackenbush of Chickentown, Minnesota, journeys to the Abarat, an archipelago filled with strange wonders, and has a curious revelation: she has been here before, and it is her responsibility to save this mysterious place from the evil forces that threaten it.
by Tahereh Mafi
Twelve-year-old Alice Queensmeadow, with the help of her friend Oliver, travels through the dangerous, magical land of Furthermore in order to rescue her missing father and prove her own magical abilities.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
by C. S. Lewis
Call Number: FIC Lew
Four English school children find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist Aslan, the golden lion, to triumph over the White Witch, who has cursed the land with eternal winter.
by Laurel Snyder
A group of orphans wait each year for a boat to arrive on the island, replacing the eldest with the youngest, never to be seen again, as each remaining child child learns what it means to say goodbye to childhood forever.
The Poe Annex
by Polly Shulman
Sukie braves the twists and turns of the spooky Poe Annex at the New-York Circulating Material Repository to untangle ancient family secrets, find hidden treasure, and help the ghosts who are haunting her house.
by Brandon Sanderson
Call Number: FIC San
As Wild Chalklings threaten the American Isles and Rithmatists are humanity's only defense, Joel can only watch as Rithmatist students learn the magical art that he would do anything to practice.
by Rachel Hartman
Call Number: FIC Har
In a world where dragons and humans coexist in an uneasy truce and dragons can assume human form, Seraphina, grapples with her own identity amid magical secrets and royal scandals, while she struggles to accept and develop her extraordinary musical talents.
The Serpent's Secret
by Sayantani DasGupta
Call Number: FIC Das
Up until her twelfth birthday, Kiranmala felt ordinary. Then her parents disappear, a drooling rakkhosh demon appears and she is swept into another dimension, full of magic, winged horses, and cute princes. Somehow Kiranmala needs to find her parents, and basically save the world.
Shadow and Bone : Grisha Trilogy, 1
by Leigh Bardugo
Orphaned by the Border Wars, Alina Starkov is taken from obscurity and her only friend, Mal, to become the protegé of the mysterious Darkling, who trains her to join the magical elite in the belief that she is the Sun Summoner, who can destroy the monsters of the Fold.
by Lisa McMann
a society that purges thirteen-year-olds who are creative, identical twins Aaron and Alex are separated, one to attend University while the other, supposedly Eliminated, finds himself in a wondrous place where youths hone their abilities and learn magic.
The Candle and the Flame
by Nafiza Azad
Call Number: ON ORDER
Upper School Ideas for Fantasy Books
by Dhonielle Clayton
In a world where Beauty is a commodity only a few control, one Belle will learn the dark secrets behind her powers, and rise up to change the world.
Children of Blood and Bone
by Tomi Adeyemi
Call Number: FIC Ade
Seventeen-year-old Zélie, her older brother Tzain, and rogue princess Amari fight to restore magic to the land and activate a new generation of magi, but they are ruthlessly pursued by the crown prince, who believes the return of magic will mean the end of the monarchy.
City of Bones
by Cassandra Clare
Call Number: FIC Cla
Suddenly able to see demons and the Darkhunters 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.
The Color of Magic
by Terry Pratchett
A wizard named Rincewind is pursued, not by a deadly messenger, but by Death himself while guiding a tourist through the unique land of Discworld.
The Cruel Prince
by Holly Black
Call Number: FIC Bla
Jude, seventeen and mortal, gets tangled in palace intrigues while trying to win a place in the treacherous High Court of Faerie, where she and her sisters have lived for a decade.
by Justina Ireland
Call Number: FIC Ire
Jane was born two days before the dead began to walk the battlefields of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania--derailing the War Between the States and changing the nation forever. In this new America, safety for all depends on the work of a few. She attends a combat school to learn to put down the dead and finds herself in a desperate fight for her life against some powerful enemies.
by Neil Gaiman ; Terry Pratchett
When Agnes Nutter predicts that the end of the world is days away, the demon Crowley and his angel friend, Aziraphale, team up to save humankind.
by Kristin Cashore
Call Number: FIC Cas
In a world where selected people are given a Grace, a special talent, Katsa’s is killing. As the king’s niece, she is forced to use her extreme skills as his thug. Along the way, Katsa must learn to decipher the true nature of her Grace . . . and how to put it to good use.
by Audrey Coulthurst
Call Number: FIC Cou
Asra is a demigod with a dangerous gift: the ability to dictate the future by writing with her blood. To keep her power secret, she leads a quiet life as a healer on a remote mountain, content to help the people in her care and spend time with Ina, the mortal girl she loves.
The Love That Split the World
by Emily Henry
Call Number: Fiction Hen
At the beginning of her last summer in Kentucky before leaving for college, Natalie is once again visited by the apparition she calls "Grandmother" and meets a new boy, Beau, who changes her life.
Queen of Hearts
by Colleen Oakes
When an enchanting stranger arrives at Wonderland Palace, Princess Dinah, the future Queen of Hearts, is launched into Wonderland's dangerous political game. She must stay one step ahead of her cunning enemies or she'll lose not just the crown but her head.
The Reader : Book One Of Sea Of Ink And Gold
by Traci Chee
Call Number: FIC Che
Set in a world where reading is unheard-of, Sefia makes use of a mysterious object to track down who kidnapped her aunt Nin and what really happened the night her father was murdered.
Reign the Earth
by A. C. Gaughen
Call Number: FIC Gau
Having sacrificed her freedom to establish peace with a neighboring kingdom, Shalia discovers that she has the power to control earth the day she marries Calix, whose only motivation is to eliminate the Elementae.
Shadow of the Fox
by Julie Kagawa
Raised by monks in the isolated Silent Winds temple, Yumeko has trained all her life to hide her yokai nature. She is forced to flee for her life with the temple's greatest treasure--one part of the ancient scroll. Fate brings Kage Tatsumi, a mysterious samurai and Yumeko together. With a promise to lead him to the scroll, an uneasy alliance is formed, offering Yumeko her best hope for survival. But he seeks what she has hidden away, and her deception could ultimately tear them both apart.
Throne of Glass
by Sarah J. Maas
Call Number: FIC Maa
After she has served a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, Crown Prince Dorian offers eighteen-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien her freedom on the condition that she act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.