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Fantasy Books for Teens

Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast
by Robin McKinley (2003)

Beauty takes her father's place in the Beast's castle. Instead of her "imprisonment" being torture, she finds the enchanted castle a pleasurable place to live.

by Donna Jo Napoli (2003)

Napoli retells the Pied Piper folktake by showing what can happen when a mysterious plague hits a community.

by Elizabeth Knox (2006)

Laura's father is the famous dreamhunter and she is set to become one herself when her father goes missing. Everyone around her is shielding her from the truth so how will she ever find it? Read more in Dreamquake, the sequel.

by Gabrielle Zevin (2005)

When 15-year-old Liz dies in a car crash, she ends up in Elsewhere, a place where she daily gets younger. What is there to look forward to if you are only going to return to the stages you have already lived through?

Endymion Spring
by Matthew Skelton (2006)

A book that uses the blood of children to reveal its secrets is hiding in the library. What will be written?

by Robert Cormier (2005)

Paul discovers he has the ability to become invisible. Is he ready for this power? Can he control it? Who will help guide him?

The Golden Compass
by Philip Pullman (1996)

When Lyra's playmate Roger is kidnapped by Gobblers, she sets out to find him with her dæmon, her animal familar, and to find out the truth about a mysterious celestial phenomenon called Dust. (His Dark Materials Series continues with The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass)

Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City by Kirsten Miller (2006) 

Kiki Strike shows up in Ananka Fishbein's life to recruit her the Irregulars, a detective crew whose mission is to solve the mystery of NYC's Shadow City.

The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor (2006) 

Prince Alyss has to escape through the looking glass after her aunt Redd tries to steal the Queen of Hearts throne in this adaptation of the Lewis Carroll classic tale.

by Sonya Hartnett (2006)

A psychological thriller about a boy who struggles with his inner demons and family secrets.

by Donna Jo Napoli (1996)

Napoli digs into the psychological heart of the Rapunzel fairytale.