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Location

Author

Title

YA BAR/YA BOCD BAR

Barron, T.A.

The Lost Years of Merlin

 

A young boy who has neither identity nor memory of his past washes ashore on the coast of Wales and finds his true name after a series of fantastic adventures.

YA BLA/YA BOCD BLA

Black, Holly

Red Glove

 

When federal agents learn that seventeen-year-old Cassel Sharpe, a powerful transformation worker, may be of use to them, they offer him a deal to join them rather than the mobsters for whom his brothers work.

YA BLA/YA BOCD BLA

Black, Holly

White Cat

 

When Cassel Sharpe discovers that his older brothers have used him to carry out their criminal schemes and then stolen his memories, he figures out a way to turn their evil machinations against them.

YA BLA/YA BOCD BLA

Black, Holly

Valiant

 

When seventeen-year-old Valerie Russell runs away to New York City, shes trying to escape a life that has utterly betrayed her. Sporting a new identity, she takes up with a gang of squatters who live in the citys labyrinthine subway system. But there's something eerily beguiling about Val's new friends. Impulsive Lolli talks of monsters in the subway tunnels they call home and shoots up a shimmery amber-colored powder that makes the shadows around her dance...

YA BLO/YA BOCD BLO

Block, Francesca Lia

Weetzie Bat

 

With her blonde flat-top and trendy clothes, Weetzie Bat cruises from high school to neon clubs, looking for her Secret Agent Lover Man. When she meets dark-haired Dirk and his red Pontiac, their search for love is a funky, off-beat fable. And when three wishes come true, their adventures create a modern fairy tale.

YA BRE/YA BOCD BRE

Brewer, Heather

Eighth Grade Bites

 

For thirteen years, Vlad, aided by his aunt and best friend, has kept secret that he is half-vampire, but when his missing teacher is replaced by a sinister substitute, he learns that there is more to being a vampire, and to his parents' deaths, than he could have guessed.

YA BRE/YA BOCD BRE

Brewer, Heather

Ninth Grade Slays

 

While half-vampire Vlad, his best friend Henry, and Henry's cousin Joss make their way through their freshman year at Bathory High, a hired vampire slayer seeks to destroy Vlad.

YA CAB/YA BOCD CAB

Cabot, Meg

Avalon High

 

Having moved to Annapolis, Maryland, with her medievalist parents, high school junior Ellie enrolls at Avalon High School where several students may or may not be reincarnations of King Arthur and his court.

YA CAB/YA BOCD CAB

Cabot, Meg

Jinx

 

Sixteen-year-old Jean "Jinx" Honeychurch, the descendant of a witch, must leave Iowa to live with relatives in Manhattan after the first spell she casts goes awry, but she will have to improve her skills to stop her cousin from practicing black magic that endangers them and the boy they both like.

YA CAS/YA BOCD CAS

Cashore, Kristin

Graceling

 

In a world where some people are born with a unique and sometimes uncanny gift, Katsa was certainly no exception. At an early age, she demonstrated an uncomfortable gift for killing. This makes her the perfect tool for her uncle, King Randa. But Katsa detests being used and decides to stand against the injustice surrounding her.

YA CAS/YA BOCD CAS

Cast, P.C.

Awakened

 

Reinstated as High Priestess, Neferet plans her revenge on Zoey. Luckily, Z has found sanctuary on the Isle of Skye, where she is groomed by Queen Sgiach to become its next ruler. Meanwhile, Stevie Rae's attraction to Pephaim intensifies, but when the time comes, will he choose love or loyalty?

YA CAS/YA BOCD CAS

Cast, P.C.

Betrayed

 

As fledgling vampyre Zoey Redbird starts acclimating to life at Tulsa's House of Night, humans are murdered, and the evidence implicates the school. Then, a betrayal occurs that may jeopardize Zoey's entire world.

YA CAS/YA BOCD CAS

Cast, P.C.

Burned

 

As Zoey's fate hangs in the balance, her friends must figure out how to bring her back from the Otherworld while coping with serious problems of their own.

YA CAS/YA BOCD CAS

Cast, P.C.

Chosen

 

Zoey's best friend, Stevie Rae, is undead--in an eww! zombie! kind-of-way, not in a cool vampire kind-of-way. She's struggling to retain her humanity and Zoey doesn't have a clue how to help. But she does know that anything they discover must be kept secret. Trust has become a rare commodity. Sinister forces are at work at the House of Night, where the line between friend and enemy is becoming dangerously blurred.

YA CAS/YA BOCD CAS

Cast, P.C.

Hunted

 

With ancient evil loose in the world, Zoey's very existence is on shaky ground, so when a seductive force is revealed to her, she must find the strength to reveal the truth or lose everything that matters, including her soul.

YA CAS/YA BOCD CAS

Cast, P.C.

Marked

 

Zoey, marked as especially gifted and extraordinary by the vampire goddess Nyx, enters the House of Night to prepare for life as an adult vampire.

YA CAS/YA BOCD CAS

Cast, P.C.

Tempted

 

So...you'd think after banishing an immortal being and a fallen High Priestess, saving Stark's life, biting Heath, getting a headache from Erik, and almost dying, Zoey Redbird would catch a break. Sadly, a break is not in the House of Night school forecast for the High Priestess in training and her gang. Will Zoey have the courage to chance losing her life, her heart, and her soul?

YA CAS/YA BOCD CAS

Cast, P.C.

Untamed

 

Life sucks when your friends are pissed at you. Just ask Zoey Redbird - she's become an expert on suckiness. In one week she has gone from having three boyfriends to having none, and from having a close group of friends who trusted and supported her to being an outcast. Speaking of friends, of the two Zoey has left, one is undead and one is unMarked. And Neferet has declared war on humans, which Zoey knows in her heart is wrong. But will anyone listen to her?

YA CAV/YA BOCD CAV

Caveney, Philip

Sebastian Darke, Prince of Fools

 

Accompanied by his sardonic buffalope Max, seventeen-year-old Sebastian Darke meets a spoiled princess and a diminutive soldier who aid in his quest to become court jester to the evil King Septimus.

YA CLA/YA BOCD CLA

Clare, Cassandra

City of Bones

 

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.

YA CLE/YA BOCD CLE

Clements, Andrew

Things Not Seen

 

When fifteen-year-old Bobby wakes up and finds himself invisible, he and his parents and his new blind friend Alicia try to find out what caused his condition and how to reverse it.

YA COL/YA BOCD COL

Colfer, Eoin

Artemis Fowl

 

When a twelve-year-old evil genius tries to restore his family fortune by capturing a fairy and demanding a ransom in gold, the fairies fight back with magic, technology, and a particularly nasty troll.

YA COL/YA BOCD COL

Colfer, Eoin

Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident

 

When Artemis learns that his father has been kidnapped by the Russian mob, he races to the Arctic Circle to make a daring rescue, where he finds an old acquaintance, Captain Holly Short, who is investigating a plot of the goblin mob.

YA COL/YA BOCD COL

Colfer, Eoin

Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code

 

After Artemis uses stolen fairy technology to create a powerful microcomputer and it is snatched by a dangerous American businessman, Artemis, Juliet, Mulch, and the fairies join forces to try to retrieve it.

YA COL/YA BOCD COL

Colfer, Eoin

Artemis Fowl: The Lost Colony

 

Once again, Artemis will have to pair up with his old comrade, captain Holly Short, to track down the missing demon and rescue him before the time spell dissolves and the lost demon colony returns violently to Earth.

YA COL/YA BOCD COL

Colfer, Eoin

Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception

 

While preparing to steal a famous Impressionist painting from a German bank, Artemis Fowl has no idea that Opal Koboi has escaped from jail, leaving only Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon fairy police to save Artemis before Opal seeks revenge on him.

YA COL/YA BOCD COL

Colfer, Eoin

Artemis Fowl: The Time Paradox

 

Artemis's mother has contracted a deadly disease -- and the only cure lies in the brain fluid of African lemurs. Unfortunately, Artemis himself was responsible for making the lemurs extinct five years ago. Now he must enlist the aid of his fairy friends to travel back in time and save them. Not only that, but he must face his deadliest foe yet...his younger self.

YA COL/YA BOCD COL

Collins, Suzanne

Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods

 

Eleven-year-old Gregor and his younger sister, Boots, return to the Underworld beneath New York City to find the cure for a terrible plague that threatens the life of their mother, as well as the lives of the people, bats, and rats who populate the underworld.

YA COL/YA BOCD COL

Collins, Suzanne

Gregor and the Marks of Secret

 

For generations, rats have run the mice, or nibblers, out of whatever lands they've claimed, keeping them constantly on the move. But now the mice are disappearing, and Luxa, who credits them with saving her life, is determined to find out why. When Gregor joins her on a fact-finding mission, he's relieved that this time, at least, there's no prophecy on the line. But when the true fate of the mice is revealed, it is something far more sinister than Gregor or Luxa has imagined--and it points the way to the final prophecy he has yet to fulfill.

YA COL/YA BOCD COL

Collins, Suzanne

Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane

 

In his second adventure, eleven-year-old Gregor returns to the world beneath New York City to rescue his kidnapped sister, Boots, and fulfill a prophecy that will restore peace to the people, bats, rats, cockroaches, and spiders who populate the underworld.

YA COL/YA BOCD COL

Collins, Suzanne

Gregor the Overlander

 

When eleven year-old Gregor follows his little sister down a laundry chute, he hurtles into a dark, dirty Underland, deep beneath the New York City. There, humans live uneasily alongside giant spiders, vast cockroaches, huge bats and some appalling rats, but their fragile peace is about to fall apart. Gregor wants no part in the conflict between these shadowy creatures. He just wants to find his way home. But when he discovers that a strange prophecy reveals a role for him in the Underland's uncertain future, he realises it might be the only way to solve the biggest mystery of his life.

YA COO/YA BOCD COO

Cooper, Susan

The Dark is Rising

 

On the Midwinter Day that is his eleventh birthday, Will Stanton discovers a special gift - he is the last of the Old Ones, immortals dedicated to keeping the world from domination by the forces of evil, the Dark.

YA COO/YA BOCD COO

Cooper, Susan

Greenwitch

 

The Dark has stolen an object of great power--a golden grail that holds a vital secret. Will embarks on a new quest to reclaim the grail, and to drive back the Dark once again. But first he will need the help of three former grail seekers: Jane, Simon, and Barney Drew.

YA COO/YA BOCD COO

Cooper, Susan

The Grey King

 

With the final battle between the Light and the Dark soon approaching, Will sets out on a quest to call for aid. Hidden within the Welsh hills is a magical harp that he must use to wake the Sleepers -- six noble riders who have slept for centuries. But an illness has robbed Will of nearly all his knowledge of the Old Ones, and he is left only with a broken riddle to guide him in his task. As Will travels blindly through the hills, his journey will bring him face-to-face with the most powerful Lord of the Dark -- the Grey King. The King holds the harp and Sleepers within his lands, and there has yet to be a force strong enough to tear them from his grasp.

YA COO/YA BOCD COO

Cooper, Susan

Over Sea, Under Stone

 

On holiday in Cornwall, the three Drew children discover an ancient map in the attic of the house that they are staying in. They know immediately that it is special. It is even more than that--the key to finding a grail, a source of power to fight the forces of evil known as the Dark. And in searching for it themselves, the Drews put their very lives in peril.

YA COO/YA BOCD COO

Cooper, Susan

Silver on the Tree

 

The Dark is rising in its last and greatest bid to control the world. And Will Stanton--last-born of the immortal Old Ones, dedicated to keeping the world free--must join forces with his ageless master Merriman and Bran, the Welsh boy whose destiny ties him to the Light. Drawn in with them are the three Drew children, who are mortal, but have their own vital part in the story. These six fight fear and death in the darkly brooding Welsh hills, in a quest through time and space that touches the most ancient myths of the British Isles.

YA COR/YA BOCD COR

Cornish, D.M.

Lamplighter

 

As Rossamünd starts his life as a lamplighter on the Wormway, he continues his fight against monsters, making friends and enemies along the way, but questions about his origins continue to plague him.

YA CRO/YA BOCD CRO

Crossley-Holland, Kevin

At the Crossing-Places

 

In late twelfth-century England, the thirteen-year-old Arthur goes to begin his new life as squire to Lord Stephen at Holt, where crusaders ready themselves.

YA CRO/YA BOCD CRO

Crossley-Holland, Kevin

King of the Middle March

 

Arthur de Caldicot tells his story, which this time finds the teen on an island off the coast of Venice waiting for a Crusade to begin. Arthur is knighted and takes his oath to defend God seriously, but he is conflicted to learn that the Saracens are educated and devout people not unlike the Europeans. At the forefront of his thoughts is Merlin's admonition to keep asking questions.

YA CRO/YA BOCD CRO

Crossley-Holland, Kevin

The Seeing Stone

 

In late twelfth-century England, a thirteen-year-old boy named Arthur recounts how Merlin gives him a magical seeing stone which shows him images of the legendary King Arthur, the events of whose life seem to have many parallels to his own.

YA FUN/YA BOCD FUN

Funke, Cornelia

Inkheart

 

Twelve-year-old Meggie learns that her father, who repairs and binds books for a living, can "read" fictional characters to life when one of those characters abducts them and tries to force him into service.

YA FUN/YA BOCD FUN

Funke, Cornelia

Inkspell

 

Now thirteen, Meggie "reads" herself into Inkworld, where she, her family, and the characters in the book face chaos and danger as the original creator of the world frantically tries to redirect the story.

YA FUN/YA BOCD FUN

Funke, Cornelia

Reckless

 

Jacob Reckless has been secretly disappearing to the world behind the mirror, the world for which his father abandoned his family...Jacob's secret seems safe until one day his little brother Will follows him.

YA FUN/YA BOCD FUN

Funke, Cornelia

The Thief Lord

 

Prosper and Bo are orphans on the run from their cruel aunt and uncle. The brothers decide to hide out in Venice, where they meet a mysterious thirteen-year-old who calls himself the Thief Lord. Brilliant and charismatic, the Thief Lord leads a ring of street children who dabble in petty crimes. Prosper and Bo delight in being part of this colorful new family. But the Thief Lord has secrets of his own. Soon the boys are thrust into circumstances that will lead them to a fantastic, spellbinding conclusion.

YA GAI/YA BOCD GAI

Gaiman, Neil

The Graveyard Book

 

After the grisly murder of his entire family, a toddler wanders into a graveyard where the ghosts and other supernatural residents agree to raise him as one of their own.

YA GAR/YA BOCD GAR

Gardner, Sally

I, Coriander

 

In 17th century London, Coriander, a girl who has inherited magic from her mother, must find a way to use this magic in order to save both herself and an inhabitant of the fairy world where her mother was born.

YA GIL/YA BOCD GIL

Gill, David Macinnis

Soul Enchilada

 

When, after a demon appears to repossess her car, she discovers that both the car and her soul were given as collateral in a deal made with the Devil by her irascible grandfather, eighteen-year-old Bug Smoot, given two-days' grace, tries to find ways to outsmart the Devil and his minions.

YA HAR/YA BOCD HAR

Harris, Joanne

Runemarks

 

Maddy Smith, who bears the mysterious mark of a rune on her hand, learns that she is destined to join the gods of Norse mythology and play a role in the fate of the world.

YA HOE/YA BOCD HOE

Hoeye, Michael

Time Stops for No Mouse

 

When Linka Perflinger, a jaunty mouse, brings a watch into Hermux Tantamoq's shop to be repaired and then disappears, Hermux is caught up in a dangerous search for eternal youth as he tries to find out what happened to Linka.

YA HUN/YA BOCD HUN

Huntley, Amy

The Everafter

 

After her death, seventeen-year-old Maddy finds a way to revisit moments in her life by using objects that she lost while she was alive, and by so doing she tries to figure out the complicated emotions, events, and meaning of her existence.

YA JAC/YA BOCD JAC

Jacques, Brian

Martin the Warrior

 

Captured and enslaved by the corsair stoat Badrang, young mouse warrior Martin vows to end the evil beast's plundering and killing.

YA JAC/YA BOCD JAC

Jacques, Brian

Mattimeo

 

The young mouse Mattimeo must take up the great sword once wielded by the legendary Martin to defend Redwall Abbey's peaceful way of life, and he learns there is far more to becoming a true warrior than simply brandishing a sword.

YA JAC/YA BOCD JAC

Jacques, Brian

Redwall

 

When the peaceful life in and around ancient Redwall Abbey is shattered by the arrival of the evil rat Cluny and his villainous hordes, Matthias, a young mouse, determines to find the legendary sword of Martin the Warrior which, he is convinced, will help Redwall's inhabitants destroy the enemy.

YA JAC/YA BOCD JAC

Jacques, Brian

Triss

 

Triss, Shogg, and Welfo escape from slavery at Riftgard and are pursued across the sea toward Redwall by Princess Kurdah, Prince Bladd, and a band of freebooters who seek the rumored treasure of Brockhall.

YA JEA/YA BOCD JEA

Jean, Mark

Puddlejumpers

 

Abandoned on the doorstep of the Lakeside Home for Boys when he was three years old, his only proof that he once belonged to somebody is a vintage Ernie Banks baseball card, a crystal acorn he wears on a string around his neck, and a strange spiral birthmark on the bottom of his right foot. As a last reprieve before being sent to a juvenile detention facility, Ernie is allowed to spend three weeks on a working farm. He teams up with Joey, a local tomboy, to investigate clues that lead them on a dangerous journey into a forbidden world of dark secrets, magic puddles, and the cavernous underground kingdom of the Puddlejumpers--eleven-inch-tall water creatures with whom Ernie has a mysterious connection.

YA JIN/YA BOCD JIN

Jinks, Catherine

The Reformed Vampire Support Group

 

Fifteen-year-old vampire Nina has been stuck for fifty-one years in a boring support group for vampires, and nothing exciting has ever happened to them--until one of them is murdered and the others must try to solve the crime.

YA JON/YA BOCD JON

Jones, Carrie

Captivate

 

Zara and her friends thought they'd solved the pixie problem. And they did -- sort of. The pixies are all locked away, deep in the woods. But the king's needs grow stronger each day that he is in captivity, while his control over his people weakens. And it's enough to draw a new king into town. Astley claims he is different. He claims there are pixies who can live peacefully with humans, that it doesn't have to be all violence and nastiness all the time. Zara wants to believe him…

YA JON/YA BOCD JON

Jones, Carrie

Need

 

Zara White suspects there's a freaky guy semi-stalking her. She's also obsessed with phobias. And it's true; she hasn't exactly been herself since her stepfather died. But exiling her to shivery Maine to live with her grandmother? That seems a bit extreme. The move is supposed to help her stay sane ... but Zara's pretty sure her mom just can't deal with her right now. She couldn't be more wrong. Turns out the semi-stalker is not a figment of Zara's overactive imagination.

YA KAT/YA BOCD KAT

Kate, Lauren

Fallen

 

Suspected in the death of her boyfriend, seventeen-year-old Luce is sent to a Savannah, Georgia, reform school where she meets two intriguing boys and learns the truth about the strange shadows that have always haunted her.

YA KAT/YA BOCD KAT

Kate, Lauren

Torment

 

After the incident at Sword & Cross, Luce has transferred to a new school, where her boyfriend Daniel promises she will be safe. The school houses a number of Nephilim, the half-breed children of humans and fallen angels. As she continues uncovering her past, she learns that Daniel hasn't been entirely open with her and wonders if she would be better off without him.

YA LEN/YA BOCD LEN

L’Engle, Madeleine

A Wrinkle in Time

 

Young Meg Murry, her brother Charles, and their friend Calvin embark on a journey through space and time, assisted by three eccentric women, when they set out to find Meg's father, a physicist who disappeared while experimenting with time travel.

YA LES/YA BOCD LES

Lester, Julius

Cupid: A Tale of Love and Desire

 

Cupid, the spoiled and mischievous god of love, is attracted to and marries the beautiful mortal, Psyche, and both learn many lessons about the nature of love.

YA LOC/YA BOCD LOC

Lockhart, E.

Fly on the Wall: How One Girl Saw Everything

 

When Gretchen Yee, a student at the Manhattan School for Art and Music, wishes she were a fly on the wall of the boys' locker room, she never expects her wish to come true in such a dramatic way.

YA MAC/YA BOCD MAC

MacHale, D.J.

The Light

 

In the first installment of this chillingly compelling trilogy, sixteen-year-old Marshall discovers that something beyond his world is after him. The eerie clues pile up quickly, and when people start dying, it's clear whatever this is, it's huge. Marshall has no idea what's happening to him, but he's soon convinced that it has something to do with his best friend Cooper, who's been missing for over a week.

YA MAR/YA BOCD MAR

Marillier, Juliet

Cybele’s Secret

 

Scholarly eighteen-year-old Paula and her merchant father journey from Transylvania to Istanbul to buy an ancient pagan artifact rumored to be charmed, but others, including a handsome Portuguese pirate and an envoy from the magical Wildwood, want to acquire the item, as well.

YA MAR/YA BOCD MAR

Marillier, Juliet

Wildwood Dancing

 

Five sisters who live with their merchant father in Transylvania use a hidden portal in their home to cross over into a magical world, the Wildwood.

YA MAR/YA BOCD MAR

Marr, Melissa

Radiant Shadows

 

Ani, a half-mortal driven by her hungers, and Devlin, faery assassin and brother to the High Queen, have reason to fear one another even as they are drawn together to save all of Faerie.

YA MCM/YA BOCD MCM

McMann, Lisa

Fade

 

For Janie and Cabel, real life is getting tougher than the dreams. They're just trying to carve out a little (secret) time together, but no such luck. Disturbing things are happening at Fieldridge High, yet nobody's talking. When Janie taps into a classmate's violent nightmares, the case finally breaks open -- but nothing goes as planned. Not even close. Janie's in way over her head, and Cabel's shocking behavior has grave consequences for them both...

YA MCM/YA BOCD MCM

McMann, Lisa

Gone

 

Janie thought she knew what her future held. And she thought she'd made her peace with it. But she can't handle dragging Cabel down with her. She knows he will stay with her, despite what she sees in his dreams. He's amazing. And she's a train wreck. Janie sees only one way to give him the life he deserves: She has to disappear. And it's going to kill them both. Then a stranger enters her life -- and everything unravels ...

YA MCM/YA BOCD MCM

McMann, Lisa

Wake

 

Ever since she was eight years old, high school student Janie Hannagan has been uncontrollably drawn into other people's dreams, but it is not until she befriends an elderly nursing home patient and becomes involved with an enigmatic fellow-student that she discovers her true power.

YA MEY/YA BOCD MEY

Meyer, Kai

The Water Mirror

 

In a place similar to Venice, Italy, two teenaged orphans, apprenticed to a maker of magic mirrors, begin to realize that their fates are tied to the magical protector of the city known as the Flowing Queen and to the ruler of Hell, respectively.

YA MEY/YA BOCD MEY

Meyer, Stephenie

Breaking Dawn

 

Although eighteen-year-old Bella joins the dark but seductive world of the immortals by marrying Edward the vampire, her connection to the powerful werewolf Jacob remains unsevered.

YA MEY/YA BOCD MEY

Meyer, Stephenie

Eclipse

 

Bella must choose between her friendship with Jacob, a werewolf and her relationship with Edward, a vampire, but when Seattle is ravaged by a mysterious string of killings, the three of them need to decide whether their personal lives are more important than the well-being of an entire city.

YA MEY/YA BOCD MEY

Meyer, Stephenie

The Host

 

The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of their human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and most of humanity has succumbed. But Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, knew about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the too vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn't expect: the former tenant of her body refusing to relinquish possession of her mind.

YA MEY/YA BOCD MEY

Meyer, Stephenie

New Moon

 

When the Cullens, including her beloved Edward, leave Forks rather than risk revealing that they are vampires, it is almost too much for eighteen-year-old Bella to bear, but she finds solace in her friend Jacob until he is drawn into a "cult" and changes in terrible ways.

YA MEY/YA BOCD MEY

Meyer, Stephenie

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner

 

In this devastating story, Bree Tanner--a character introduced in Eclipse--and the newborn vampire army prepare to close in on Bella Swan and the Cullens, following their encounter to its unforgettable conclusion.

YA MEY/YA BOCD MEY

Meyer, Stephenie

Twilight

 

When seventeen-year-old Bella leaves Phoenix to live with her father in Forks, Washington, she meets an exquisitely handsome boy at school for whom she feels an overwhelming attraction and who she comes to realize is not wholly human.

YA MLY/YA BOCD MLY

Mlynowski, Sarah

Bras and Broomsticks

 

Living in New York City with her mother and her younger sister, Miri, fourteen-year-old Rachel tries to persuade Miri, who has recently become a witch, to help her become popular at school and to try to stop their divorced father's wedding.

YA MLY/YA BOCD MLY

Mlynowski, Sarah

Frogs and French Kisses

 

Love spells run amok in New York City when high school freshman Rachel asks her younger sister, who is a witch, for magical help in winning the affection of heartthrob Raf Kosravi.

YA MLY/YA BOCD MLY

Mlynowski, Sarah

Parties and Potions

 

High school sophomore Rachel and her younger sister Miri, both witches, are introduced to a wider community of witches while grappling with the problem of whether or not to reveal their powers to their school friends, father, and step-mother.

YA MLY/YA BOCD MLY

Mlynowski, Sarah

Spells and Sleeping Bags

 

Rachel and her younger sister, both witches, spend the summer at Camp Wood Lake, where Rachel tries to have a normal camp experience while surreptitiously honing her newly discovered talents.

YA NIX/YA BOCD NIX

Nix, Garth

Abhorsen

 

Abhorsen-In-Waiting Lirael and Prince Sameth, a Wallmaker, must confront and bind the evil spirit Oranis before it can destroy all life.

YA NIX/YA BOCD NIX

Nix, Garth

Lirael

 

When a dangerous necromancer threatens to unleash a long-buried evil, Lirael and Prince Sameth are drawn into a battle to save the Old Kingdom and reveal their true destinies.

YA NIX/YA BOCD NIX

Nix, Garth

Sabriel

 

Sabriel, daughter of the necromancer Abhorsen, must journey into the mysterious and magical Old Kingdom to rescue her father from the Land of the Dead.

YA OLI/YA BOCD OLI

Oliver, Lauren

Before I Fall

 

After she dies in a car crash, teenage Samantha relives the day of her death over and over again until she finally discovers why she has been given this chance.

YA OLI/YA BOCD OLI

Oliver, Lauren

Delirium

 

Lena looks forward to receiving the government-mandated cure that prevents the delirium of love and leads to a safe, predictable, and happy life, until ninety-five days before her eighteenth birthday and her treatment, when she falls in love.

YA PAO/YA BOCD PAO

Paolini, Christopher

Brisingr

 

Following the colossal battle against the Empire's warriors on the Burning Plains, Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, have narrowly escaped with their lives. Still there is more at hand for the Rider and his dragon, as Eragon finds himself bound by a tangle of promises he may not be able to keep.

YA PAO/YA BOCD PAO

Paolini, Christopher

Eldest

 

After successfully evading an Urgals ambush, Eragon is adopted into the Ingeitum clan and sent to finish his training so he can further help the Varden in their struggle against the Empire.

YA PAO/YA BOCD PAO

Paolini, Christopher

Eragon

 

In Alagaësia, a fifteen-year-old boy of unknown lineage called Eragon finds a mysterious stone that weaves his life into an intricate tapestry of destiny, magic, and power, peopled with dragons, elves, and monsters.

YA PAO/YA BOCD PAO

Paolini, Christopher

Inheritance

 

Eragon Dragon Rider and Saphira have come further than anyone dared to hope in ridding their land of tyranny. But can they topple the evil king Galbatorix and restore justice to Alagaësia? And if so, at what cost?

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Pierce, Tamora

Alanna: The First Adventure

 

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.

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Pierce, Tamora

Bloodhound

 

Having been promoted from "Puppy" to "Dog," Beka, now a full-fledged member of the Provost's Guard, and her former partner head to a neighboring port city to investigate a case of counterfeit coins.

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Pierce, Tamora

First Test

 

Ten-year-old Keladry of Mindalen, daughter of nobles, serves as a page but must prove herself to the males around her if she is ever to fulfill her dream of becoming a knight.

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Pierce, Tamora

In the Hand of the Goddess

 

Pursuing her desire to be a knight, Alanna learns many things in her role as squire to Prince Jonathan, but fears Duke Roger, an ambitious sorcerer with whom she knows she will one day have to deal.

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Pierce, Tamora

Lady Knight

 

When she became a knight, eighteen-year-old Kel hoped to be given a combat post, but instead she finds herself named commander of an outpost of refugees, where she must face the unnatural forces of the evil Balyce.

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Pierce, Tamora

Lioness Rampant

 

Alanna continues to create her own life as a female warrior when she and new companions journey to the Roof of the World seeking the powerful Dominion Jewel, perhaps the last hope of saving her country from dissension and hostile magic.

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Pierce, Tamora

Page

 

Keladry of Mindelan continues her training to become a squire with the aid of a new maid, the support of her friends, interference from some other pages, and some serious, even dangerous opposition.

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Pierce, Tamora

Squire

 

After becoming a squire to Lord Raoul, commander of the King's Own, Kel of Mindelan, must face a terrifying test in the Chamber of the Ordeal before she can be a knight.

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Pierce, Tamora

Terrier

 

When sixteen-year-old Beka becomes "Puppy" to a pair of "Dogs," as the Provost's Guards are called, she uses her police training, natural abilities, and a touch of magic to help them solve the case of a murdered baby in Tortall's Lower City.

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Pierce, Tamora

Trickster’s Choice

 

Alianne must call forth her mother's courage and her father's wit in order to survive on the Copper Isles in a royal court rife with political intrigue and murderous conspiracy.

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Pierce, Tamora

Trickster’s Queen

 

Aly fails to foresee the dangers that await as she uses her magic to safeguard Dova and her younger siblings, despite knowing that her thirteen-year-old charge might be queen of the Copper Isles when the colonial rulers are defeated.

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Pierce, Tamora

The Woman Who Rides Like a Man

 

On her first tour as a knight errant, Alanna assumes a position of influence with a fierce desert tribe, makes some changes in the role of women in the society, and continues her own emotional development.

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Pike, Aprillyne

Spells

 

Summoned to study at The Academy of Avalon, sixteen-year-old Laurel learns about the town with friend Tamani, while honing her long-forgotten skills as a Fall faerie in order to protect her human family and Avalon from trolls.

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Pike, Aprillyne

Wings

 

When a plant blooms out of fifteen-year-old Laurel's back, it leads her to discover the fact that she is a faerie and that she has a crucial role to play in keeping the world safe from the encroaching enemy trolls.

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Pullman, Philip

The Amber Spyglass

 

Lyra and Will find themselves at the center of a battle between the forces of the Authority and those gathered by Lyra's father, Lord Asriel.

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Pullman, Philip

The Golden Compass

 

Accompanied by her daemon, Lyra Belacqua sets out to prevent her best friend and other kidnapped children from becoming the subject of gruesome experiments in the Far North.

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Pullman, Philip

Lyra’s Oxford

 

Lyra and Pantalaimon (now a pine-marten) are back at Oxford, but their peace is shattered by Ragi, the daemon of the witch Yelena, who is searching for a healing elixir to cure his witch.

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Pullman, Philip

The Subtle Knife

 

As the boundaries between worlds begin to dissolve, Lyra and her daemon help Will Parry in his search for his father and for a powerful, magical knife.

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Rees, Celia

Witch Child

 

In 1659, fourteen-year-old Mary Newbury keeps a journal of her voyage from England to the New World and her experiences living as a witch in a community of Puritans near Salem, Massachusetts.

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Riordan, Rick

The Battle of the Labyrinth

 

When demonic cheerleaders invade his high school, Percy Jackson hurries to Camp Half Blood, from whence he and his demigod friends set out on a quest through the Labyrinth, while the war between the Olympians and the evil Titan lord Kronos draws near.

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Riordan, Rick

The Demigod Files

 

How do you handle an encounter with Medusa on the New Jersey interstate? What's the best way to take down a minotaur? Become an expert on everything in Percy's world with this must-have guide to the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Complete with interviews, puzzles, games, and original short stories by Rick Riordan.

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Riordan, Rick

The Last Olympian

 

The long-awaited prophecy surrounding Percy Jackson's sixteenth birthday unfolds as he leads an army of young demigods to stop Kronos in his advance on New York City, while the Olympians struggle to contain the rampaging monster, Typhon.

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Riordan, Rick

The Lightning Thief

 

After learning that he is the son of a mortal woman and Poseidon, god of the sea, twelve-year-old Percy is sent to a summer camp for demigods like himself, and joins his new friends on a quest to prevent a war between the gods.

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Riordan, Rick

The Lost Hero

 

Jason, Piper, and Leo, three students from a school for "bad kids," find themselves at Camp Half-Blood, where they learn that they are demigods and begin a quest to free Hera, who has been imprisoned by Mother Earth herself.

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Riordan, Rick

The Red Pyramid

 

After their father's research experiment at the British Museum unleashes the Egyptian god Set, Carter and Sadie Kane embark on a dangerous journey across the globe--a quest which brings them ever closer to the truth about their family, and their links to a secret order that has existed since the time of the pharaohs.

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Riordan, Rick

The Sea of Monsters

 

Demi-god Percy Jackson and his friends must journey into the Sea of Monsters to save their camp. But first Percy will discover a secret that makes him wonder whether being claimed as Poseidon's son is an honor or a cruel joke.

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Riordan, Rick

The Titan’s Curse

 

When the goddess Artemis disappears while hunting a rare, ancient monster, a group of her followers joins Percy and his friends in an attempt to find and rescue her before the winter solstice, when her influence is needed to sway the Olympian Council regarding the war with the Titans.

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Scott, Michael

The Alchemyst

 

While working at pleasant but mundane summer jobs in San Francisco, fifteen-year-old twins, Sophie and Josh, suddenly find themselves caught up in the deadly, centuries-old struggle between rival alchemists, Nicholas Flamel and John Dee, over the possession of an ancient and powerful book holding the secret formulas for alchemy and everlasting life.

YA SCO/YA BOCD SCO Scott, Michael The Enchantress

 

With the twins of prophecy split, Nicholas Flamel near death, and John Dee in possession of the swords of power, Danu Talis has yet to fall and the future of the human race lies in the balance.

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Scott, Michael

The Magician

 

Fifteen-year-old twins Sophie and Josh Newman continue their magical training in Paris with Nicholas Flamel, Scatty, and the Comte de Sant Germaine, pursued by Doctor Dee and the immortal Nicolo Machiavelli.

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Scott, Michael

The Necromancer

 

Back in London, fifteen-year-old twins Sophie and Josh Newman must determine whom they can and cannot trust as they search for both Scatty and an immortal who can teach Josh the magic of fire, while Doctor Dee and Machiavelli continue to seek power.

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Scott, Michael

The Sorceress

 

While armies of the Shadowrealms gather and Machiavelli goes to Alcatraz to kill Perenelle Flamel, fifteen-year-old twins Sophie and Josh Newman accompany the Alchemist to England to seek Gilgamesh.

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Scott, Michael

The Warlock

 

With Scatty, Joan of Arc, Saint Germain, Palamedes, and Shakespeare all in Danu Talis, Sophie is on her own with the ever-weakening Nicholas and Perenelle Flamel. She must depend on Niten to help her find an immortal to teach her Earth Magic. The surprise is that she will find her teacher in the most ordinary of places.

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Skelton, Matthew

Endymion Spring

 

Having reluctantly accompanied his academic mother and pesky younger sister to Oxford, twelve-year-old Blake Winters is at loose ends until he stumbles across an ancient and magical book, secretly brought to England in 1453 by Gutenberg's mute apprentice to save it from evil forces, and which now draws Blake into a dangerous and life-threatening quest.

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Smith, Cynthia Leitich

Tantalize

 

When multiple murders in Austin, Texas, threaten the grand re-opening of her family's vampire-themed restaurant, seventeen-year-old, orphaned Quincie worries that her best friend-turned-love interest, Keiren, a werewolf-in-training, may be the prime suspect.

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Smith-Ready, Jeri

Shade

 

Sixteen-year-old Aura of Baltimore, Maryland, reluctantly works at her aunt's law firm helping ghosts with wrongful death cases file suits in hopes of moving on, but it becomes personal when her boyfriend, a promising musician, dies and persistently haunts her.

YA STI/YA BOCD STI Stiefvater, Maggie Forever
 

then: When Sam met Grace, he was a wolf and she was a girl. Eventually he found a way to become a boy, and their loved moved from curious distance to the intense closeness of shared lives.

now: That should have been the end of their story. But Grace was not meant to stay human. Now she is the wolf. And the wolves of Mercy Falls are about to be kill in one final, spectacular hunt.

forever: Sam would do anything for Grace. But can one boy and one love really change a hostile, predatory world? The past, the present, and the future are about to collide in one pure moment - a moment of death or life, farewell or forever.

YA STI/YA BOCD STI Stiefvater, Maggie Linger

 

In Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver, Grace and Sam found each other. Now, in Linger, they must fight to be together. For Grace, this means defying her parents and keeping a very dangerous secret about her own well-being. For Sam, this means grappling with his werewolf past . . . and figuring out a way to survive into the future. Add into the mix a new wolf named Cole, whose own past has the potential to destroy the whole pack. And Isabelle, who already lost her brother to the wolves . . . and is nonetheless drawn to Cole.

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Stiefvater, Maggie

Shiver

 

Every summer Sam spends a few precious months being human, until the cold causes him to shift to a wolf once again. Discover what happens when he meets Grace in this chilling romance.

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Stone, David Lee

Ratastrophe Catastrophe

 

An odd assortment of bumbling humans and creatures comes together to find and free the children held by a young man who, under the influence of dark magic, spirited them away from the mismanaged town of Dullitch with his flute music.

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Stone, David Lee

Yowler Foul-Up

 

A terrible sect has arisen in Dullitch: they're dark, they're deadly and they're even more hell bent on the destruction of the city than the citizens themselves. All that stands between total chaos and the return of the dark gods are Duke Modeset (who doesn't like the place anyway), Jereth Obegarde (a vampire on his Mother's side) and Jimmy Quickstint (who is about to do the WRONG favor for the WRONG man). This is a thrilling story of darkness and destiny, where the brave step forward ... and fall over.

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Stroud, Jonathan

The Amulet of Samarkand

 

Nathaniel, a magician's apprentice, summons up the djinni Bartimaeus and instructs him to steal the Amulet of Samarkand from the powerful magician Simon Lovelace.

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Stroud, Jonathan

The Golem’s Eye

 

In their continuing adventures, magician's apprentice Nathaniel, now fourteen years old, and the djinni Bartimaeus travel to Prague to locate the source of a golem's power before it destroys London.

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Stroud, Jonathan

Heroes of the Valley

 

Halli Sveinsson leaves home and goes on a hero's quest where he will discover the truth about the legends, his family, and himself.

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Stroud, Jonathan

Ptolemy’s Gate

 

Dangerous adventures continue for the djinni Bartimaeus and his master, seventeen-year-old Nathaniel, a powerful magician who is serving as England's minister of information.

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Stroud, Jonathan

The Ring of Solomon

 

Wise-cracking djinni Bartimaeus finds himself at the court of King Solomon with an unpleasant master, a sinister servant, and King Solomon's magic ring.

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Tolkien, J.R.R.

The Fellowship of the Ring

 

The dark, fearsome Ringwraiths were searching for a hobbit. Frodo Baggins knew they were seeking him and the Ring he bore-the Ring of Power that would enable evil Sauron to destroy all that was good in Middle-earth. Now it is up to Frodo and his faithful servant, Sam, with a small band of companions, to carry the Ring to the one place it could be destroyed - Mount Doom, in the very center of Sauron's dark kingdom.

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Tolkien, J.R.R.

The Hobbit

 

If you care for journeys there and back, out of the comfortable Western world, over the edge of the Wild, and home again, and can take an interest in a humble hero (blessed with a little wisdom and a little courage and considerable good luck), here is a record of such a journey and such a traveler. The period is the ancient time between the age of Faerie and the dominion of men, when the famous forest of Mirkwood was still standing, and the mountains were full of danger. In following the path of this humble adventurer, you will learn by the way (as he did) -- if you do not already know all about these things -- much about trolls, goblins, dwarves, and elves, and get some glimpses into the history and politics of a neglected but important period. For Mr. Bilbo Baggins visited various notable persons; conversed with the dragon, Smaug the Magnificent; and was present, rather unwillingly, at the Battle of the Five Armies. This is all the more remarkable, since he was a hobbit.

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Tolkien, J.R.R.

The Return of the King

 

While the evil might of the Dark Lord Sauron swarmed out to conquer all Middle-earth, Frodo and Sam struggled deep into Mordor, seat of Sauron’s power. To defeat the Dark Lord, the accursed Ring of Power had to be destroyed in the fires of Mount Doom. But the way was impossibly hard, and Frodo was weakening. Weighed down by the compulsion of the Ring he began finally to despair.

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Tolkien, J.R.R.

The Two Towers

 

The Fellowship was scattered. Some were bracing hopelessly for war against the ancient evil of Sauron. Some were contending with the treachery of the wizard Saruman. Only Frodo and Sam were left to take the accursed Ring of Power to be destroyed in Mordor–the dark Kingdom where Sauron was supreme. Their guide was Gollum, deceitful and lust-filled, slave to the corruption of the Ring.

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Wrede, Patricia

Calling on Dragons

 

Queen Cimorene turns to her friends Morwen, Telemain, and Kazul for help when troublesome wizards make their way back into the Enchanted Forest and begin to soak up its magic.

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Wrede, Patricia

Dealing with Dragons

 

Bored with traditional palace life, a princess goes off to live with a group of dragons and soon becomes involved with fighting against some disreputable wizards who want to steal away the dragons' kingdom.

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Wrede, Patricia

Talking to Dragons

 

Queen Cimorene sends her sixteen-year-old son Daystar into the Enchanted Forest with the only weapon that can combat an evil wizard's magic in an effort to restore the balance of power in the kingdom.