Fantasy

UPROOTED

Uprooted Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780804179034
Availability: Hard to Find--Contact us for More Info
Published: Del Rey Books - May 19th, 2015

Every ten years, the Dragon descends from his keep to take a new girl from the village. This is the price they pay for protection against the evil Wood. Agnieszka knows that she will never be picked she's not pretty or brave enough. But then the Dragon comes. You think you know where this story goes. You don't. UPROOTED takes everything gorgeous about classic fantasy and gives it an utterly fresh twist. Read if you loved McKinley's BEAUTY.

Rebecca


HEREVILLE

Staff Pick Logo
Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781419706196
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Amulet Books - October 1st, 2012

What’s a young Orthodox Jewish girl to do when all she really wants from life is to slay dragons? She’s not short on adversaries—petty bullies, disagreeable talking pigs, and even a crafty troll stand in the way of her retrieving the dragon-slaying sword she’s got her hear set on. But before she can master any of that, she’s got to survive knitting lessons with her delightfully argumentative stepmother…

Alexander


NIGHT BIRD

Staff Pick Logo
Nightbird Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780385389587
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Wendy Lamb Books - March 10th, 2015

Much like the main character, Twig, this magical realism story is sweet and short. Twig has a big secret, and it's not just the secret ingredient in her mom's Pink Apple pie. The town of Sidwell is also plagued by a mysterious monster. A great middle grade, summer read!

Heather


BONES AND ALL

Staff Pick Logo
Bones & All Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781250046505
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: St. Martin's Press - March 10th, 2015

Maren Yearly doesn't just break hearts she devours them. This "cannibals in love" tale interlaces a compelling story with whip smart commentary on feminism, consumption, and "meat culture." Completely engrossing and unique, with a protagonist who manages to remain achingly sympathetic in spite of her diet, this book is like literary Stephen King; for readers who like their coming of age stories with a healthy side of people eating.

Mackenzie


Get in Trouble

Staff Pick Logo
Get in Trouble: Stories Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780804179683
Availability: It's Complicated--Contact Us for More Info
Published: Random House - February 3rd, 2015

Another stellar collection from one of the most gifted short story writers working today. With a unique talent for finding the new and alien within familiar tropes, Link finds an empty hotel room in the middle of a superhero convention; unrequited love in an automated Boyfriend; rural ghost stories at a birthday party on an orphaned starship. Both whimsical and haunting, these are stories of the monumental loneliness in every life, and the problems we create in our striving for connection.

Alexander


Thirteenth Child

Staff Pick Logo
Thirteenth Child Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780545033459
Availability: Hard to Find--Contact us for More Info
Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - May 1st, 2010

Eff is a thirteenth child, destined to bring bad luck to her family, while her twin brother Lan will bring fortune and fame--after all, he is the seventh son of a seventh son. When her magician father moves the family to the frontier (perilously close to the magical border separating settlers from the wild beasts of the west), Eff will discover that she can make her own fortune. A inventive and magical twist on the Wild West, perfect for people who loved Little House on the Prairie, but who would have liked some dragons.

Rebecca


Monstrous

Staff Pick Logo
Monstrous Cover Image
By MarcyKate Connolly, Skottie Young (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062272713
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: HarperCollins - February 10th, 2015

If Shannon Hale and the Brothers Grimm had collaborated on writing Frankenstein, the result might look something like Monstrous. Kymera is a girl brought back from the dead. She wakes up with a body patched together with pieces from various animals, no memory of her life before she died, and a singular purpose given to her by her father: she must rescue the girls of the kingdom of Bryre, who are victims of a mysterious illness and a tyrannical wizard. But as Kymera begins her quest for justice, she begins to uncover dark secrets about her own past. A perfect read for young readers making the switch from middle grade to YA, or for adult readers looking for a little more magic.

Mackenzie


A Darker Shade of Magic

Staff Pick Logo
A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic #1) Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780765376459
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Tor Books - February 24th, 2015

There are three Londons: Grey London, bereft of magic and ruled by a mad king; Red London, where life and magic are revered; and White London, cutthroat and ruled by murderers. Once there was Black London--but no one speaks of that city now. Officially, Kell is an interworld ambassador. Unofficially, he's a smuggler, carrying trinkets between worlds, until he's tricked into carrying something he shouldn't. Now on the run, Kell must stay alive long enough to discover the truth of the object he carries...and whether Black London may still exist.

Rebecca


Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Fantasy