Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz. After the death of
the uncle who had been his guardian, fourteen-year-old Alex Rider is
coerced to continue his uncle's dangerous work for Britain's
intelligence agency, MI6.
Books: Stormbreaker, Point Blank, Skeleton Key, Eagle Strike, Scorpia
Body of Evidence series by Christopher Golden.
Follow Jenna Blake as she solves crimes through her job as an assistant
in the college morgue.
Books: Body Bags, Meets the Eye, & more
Bone series by Jeff Smith. Fone Bone and his cousins
Phoney Bone and Smiley Bone get kicked out of Boneville and end up lost
in a strange forest.
Books: Out from Boneville, The Great Cow Race, The
Eyes of the Storm, Dragonslayer, & more
Circle of Magic series by Tamora Pierce. Four young
misfits find themselves living in a strictly disciplined temple
community where they become friends while also learning to use their
powers, especially magic.
Books: Sandry's Book, Tris's Book, Daja's Book,
Enchanted Forest Chronicles by Patricia Wrede. Bored
with traditional castle life, Princess Cimorene goes off to live with a
group of dragons.
Books: Dealing with Dragons, Searching for Dragons, Calling
on Dragons, Talking to Dragons
Ender Wiggin Saga by Orson Scott Card. Ender Wiggin is a child prodigy - who must mastermind an attack on aliens to ensure the survival of the human race.
Books: Ender's Game, Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide, Children of the Mind, First Meetings in the Enderverse
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling. Follow Harry's
adventures as he tries to make it through wizarding school while having
to fight off the dark forces of the evil Voldemort.
Books: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry
Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner
of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Hatchet series by Gary Paulsen. Brian learns how to
survive in the wilderness with only a hatchet.
Books: Hatchet, The River, Brian's Winter, Brian's
His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman. Lyra and Will
travel through different worlds to find the secret to the strange
material called "Dust."
Books: The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, The
Hitchhiker's Guide by Douglas Adams. When Earth gets destroyed to make way for an interplanetary highway, Arthur Dent joins his friend in a hitchhiking adventure through the universe.
Books: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, Life, the Universe and Everything, So Long and Thanks for All The Fish, Mostly Harmless
Janie series by Caroline Cooney. Janie discovers
that the missing child's face on the milk carton is her face, and she
must deal with the consequences.
Books: The Face on the Milk Carton, Whatever Happened to
Janie, The Voice on the Radio, What Janie Found
Lost Years of Merlin by T.A. Barron. A young boy
destined to become a great wizard has no name, no family, and an
uncertain heritage and blossoming power.
Books: The Lost Years of Merlin, The Seven Songs of
Merlin, The Fires of Merlin, & More
One Last Wish by Lurlene McDaniel. Tales of tragic
Books: A Time to Die, She Died Too Young, A
Season for Goodbye, & More
Redwall series by Brian Jacques. Fantasy tales of
Books: Redwall, Mossflower, Mattimeo, Mariel
of Redwall, & More
Samurai Girl by Carrie Asai.
The sole survivor of a plane crash, Heaven was adopted by a man named
Kogo Konishi and has grown up in a rich family. At 19, a ninja shows up
to kill Heaven but another one sacrifices his life for her. Heaven
begins training as a samurai from a man named Hiro and tries to find out
the truth about her life.
Books: Book of the Pearl, Book of the Shadow, Book of the Sword, Book
of the Wind
Shadow Children by Margaret Peterson Haddix. Luke is a shadow child - a third child, though the law only allows two children per family. When he meets another "third," he discovers a new world and new truth.
Books: Among the Hidden, Among the Imposters, Among the Betrayed, Among the Barons, Among the Brave, Among the Enemy
Shadow Cycle by Orson Scott Card. Related to the Ender Wiggian
Books: Ender's Game, Ender's Shadow, Shadow of the Hegemon, Shadow Puppets, Shadow of the Giant.
Song of the Lioness by Tamora Pierce.
Eleven-year-old Alanna, who aspires to be a knight even though she is a
girl, disguises herself as a boy to become a royal page, learning many
hard lessons along her path to high adventure.
Books: Alanna: The First Adventure, In the Hand of the
Goddess, The Woman Who Rides Like a Man, Lioness Rampant
Tomorrow series by John Marsden. A group of teens
fight to survive when their country is taken over.
Books: Tomorrow, When the War Began, The Dead of
Night, A Killing Frost, & More
Weetzie Bat series by Francesca Lia Block. Follow
the lives of Weetzie and her friends in the strange universe known as
Books: Weetzie Bat, Witch Baby, Cherokee Bat and
the Goat Guys, Missing Angel Juan, Baby Be-Bop
Young Wizards series by Diane Duane. When Nita discovers a book in the library, she and her friend Kit become involved in another dimension - one with magic and wizards and battles and ghosts....
Books: So You Want to be a Wizard, Deep Wizardry, High Wizardry, A Wizard Abroad, Wizard's Dilemma, Wizard Alone, Wizard's Holiday
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