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The beautiful

Renée Ahdieh

Historical Fiction, Fantasy

In 1872, New Orleans is a city ruled by the dead. But to seventeen-year-old Celine Rousseau, New Orleans is a safe haven after she's forced to flee her life as a dressmaker in Paris. Taken in by the sisters of the Ursuline convent in the middle of the carnival season, Celine is quickly enraptured by the vibrant city, from its music to its fancy soirées and even its danger. She becomes embroiled in the city's glitzy underworld, known as La Cour des Lions, after catching the eye of the group's enigmatic leader, Sébastien Saint Germain. When the body of one of the girls from the convent is found in Sébastien's own lair--the second dead girl to turn up in recent weeks--Celine battles her attraction to Sébastien and suspicions about his guilt along with the shame of her own horrible secret. After a third murder, New Orleans becomes gripped by the terror of a serial killer on the loose--one who has now set Celine in his sights. As the murderer stalks her, Celine finally takes matters into her own hands, only to find herself caught in the midst of an age-old feud between the darkest creatures of the night, where the price of forbidden love is her life.

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Unicorn on a roll : another Phoebe and her unicorn adventure

Dana Simpson

Kids, Graphic Novels, Fantasy

Phoebe and her best friend, a unicorn named Marigold, navigate the difficulties of grade school, celebrate the winter holidays, and explore their superhero/villain personas together.

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Do you wish you could have a best friend who was a literal unicorn? 9-year-old Phoebe does! Her mythical best friends helps her navigate school and relationships in this funny book. -Anne W

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Target practice : Cleopatra in Space Series, Book 1

Mike Maihack

Graphic Novels, Kids, Fantasy

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Historical and future mash-up, with the REAL Cleopatra (Queen of Egypt) fighting evil in a futuristic space environment! -Anne W

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The Isle of the Lost

Melissa De la Cruz

Fantasy, Graphic Novels, Kids

Imprisoned on the Isle of the Lost, the teenaged children of Disney's most evil villains search for a dragon's eye--the key to true darkness and the villains' only hope of escape.

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If you enjoyed the Descendants movies or novels, try this fun graphic novel adaptation! -Anne W

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Cassandra steps out : Book 1

Isabelle Bottier

Graphic Novels, Kids, Fantasy

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Do you love animals? Then you'll love this book about a girl who can tell what animals are thinking. She helps pets and their people while dealing with some tough stuff in her own life, too. -Anne W

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Making friends, volume 2 : Back to the Drawing Board

Kristen Gudsnuk

Graphic Novels, Kids, Fantasy

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Magic, supernatural accidents, and saving the town before time runs out - if you liked Making Friends 1, we've newly added the sequel to our e-book collection! -Anne W

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Throne of glass

Sarah J Maas

Young Adult, Fantasy

After she has served a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, Crown Prince Dorian offers eighteen-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien her freedom on the condition that she act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.

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Cunning and lethal, teenage assassin Celaena Sardothein, competes in a royal competition to be the king’s assassin. Winning means gaining her freedom and escaping the evil force killing off her competitors. This young adult book is the beginning of the Throne of Glass Series, which I could not put down. I was truly awestruck by the exceptional character development and plot continuity that begins in this book and carries through till the end of the series. -Lauren

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Trickster's choice

Tamora Pierce

Young Adult, Fantasy

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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I highly recommend this book; I enjoyed the detailed spy work and fantasy setting immensely. This young adult book initiated me to Tamora Pierce’s well-developed fantasy world which centers on the kingdom of Tortall. A bonus for anyone who enjoys this book is that several other series are written in the same kingdom, from the perspective of other characters. -Lauren

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Stephanie Garber

Young Adult, Fantasy

Believing that she will never be allowed to participate in the annual Caraval performance when her ruthless father arranges her marriage, Scarlett receives the invitation she has always dreamed of before her sister, Tella, is kidnapped by the show's mastermind organizer.

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Once a year, the elaborate week-long performance of Carval takes place, with some of the audience members choosing to be a part of the show. This year, Scarlett and her sister Tella are a part of a competitive show that involves clues, deception, magic, and romance. Is the show really a harmless illusion or are there real consequences woven into the magic? I loved the quick plot twists, romance, mystery, and suspense in this young adult story, it was a well-written tale of dangerous magic. -Lauren

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Dragon rider

Cornelia Caroline Funke

Kids, Fantasy

After learning that humans are headed toward his hidden home, Firedrake, a silver dragon, is joined by a brownie and an orphan boy in a quest to find the legendary valley known as the Rim of Heaven, encountering friendly and unfriendly creatures along the way, and struggling to evade the relentless pursuit of an old enemy.

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A fantastical journey of my favorite sort takes place in Dragon Rider, where young dragon Firedrake takes on the quest to find a safe haven for dragon kind. If the dragon species to is to survive to the next generation, Firedrake and his companions must locate the legendary “Rim of Heaven” in the Himalayas while avoiding the dragon-like monster Nettlebrand. Serpents, Djinns, Dwarves, Humans, and a mystical creature called a Brownie are a part of this fun and lively read. -Lauren