Adventure

The Amulet of Samarkand book cover

The Amulet of Samarkand

Jonathan Stroud

YOUNG ADULT FICTION Stroud, Jonathan
Fiction, Adventure, Fantasy, Kids, Young Adult

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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The magic thief

Sarah Prineas

YOUNG ADULT FICTION Prineas, Sarah
Fiction, Adventure, Fantasy, Kids

A young thief is drawn into a life of magic and adventure after picking the pocket of the powerful wizard Nevery Flinglas, who has returned from exile to attempt to reverse the troubling decline of magic in Wellmet City.

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The Unwanteds

Lisa McMann

jFICTION McMann, Lisa
Fiction, Adventure, Dystopian, Fantasy, Kids

In 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.

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Fablehaven

Brandon Mull

jFICTION Mull, Brandon
Fiction, Adventure, Fantasy, Kids

When Kendra and Seth go to stay at their grandparents' estate, they discover that it is a sanctuary for magical creatures and that a battle between good and evil is looming.

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The goblin's puzzle : being the adventures of a boy with no name and two girls called Alice book cover

The goblin's puzzle : being the adventures of a boy with no name and two girls called Alice

Andrew S Chilton

jFICTION Chilton Andrew
Fiction, Adventure, Fantasy, Kids

A boy, a goblin, a scholar, and a princess join forces to defeat a dragon, outwit a scheming duke, and solve a logic puzzle.

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Beyond the bright sea

Lauren Wolk

jFICTION Wolk Lauren
Fiction, Adventure, Historical Fiction, Kids

Set adrift on the ocean in a small skiff as a newborn, twelve-year-old Crow embarks on a quest to find the missing pieces of her history.

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This historical adventure story about belonging and family is one of my favorites of the year. -Morgan

Magyk book cover

Magyk

Angie Sage

YOUNG ADULT FICTION Sage, Angie
Fiction, Adventure, Fantasy, Kids

After learning that she is the Princess, Jenna is whisked from her home and carried toward safety by the Extraordinary Wizard, those she always believed were her father and brother, and a young guard known only as Boy 412--pursued by agents of those who killed her mother ten years earlier.

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Valkyrie

Kate O'Hearn

jFICTION Ohearn Kate
Fiction, Adventure, Fantasy, Kids

"Freya is a Valkyrie, a reaper of souls. But she hates what she must do. She doesn't like humans and the pain they inflict on each other, and she never wants to visit another battlefield. But when a soldier begs her to help his family back in the human realm, she agrees and discovers a world of friends. Now she'll have to find a way to keep her promise to the soldier and prevent the wrath of Odin from destroying the world"--

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Frostborn

Lou Anders

jFICTION Anders Lou
Fiction, Adventure, Fantasy, Kids

Destined to take over his family farm in Norrøngard, Karn would rather play the board game, Thrones and Bones, until half-human, half frost giantess Thianna appears and they set out on an adventure, chased by a dragon, undead warriors, an evil uncle, and more.

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The iron trial

Holly Black

YOUNG ADULT FICTION Black Holly
Fiction, Adventure, Fantasy, Kids, Young Adult

Warned away from magic all of his life, Callum endeavors to fail the trials that would admit him to the Magisterium only to be drawn into its ranks against his will and forced to confront dark elements from his past.

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