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House of salt and sorrows

Erin A. Craig

Fantasy, Classics

On a remote island estate, Annaleigh Thaumas, the sixth-born of twelve sisters, enlists the aid of an alluring stranger to unravel the family curse before it claims her life.

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The Twelve Dancing Princesses is one of my favorite fairy tales. I'm beyond excited about reading this dark retelling. -Casey

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Spinning silver

Naomi Novik


"A fresh and imaginative retelling of the Rumpelstiltskin fairytale from the bestselling author of Uprooted, called "a very enjoyable fantasy with the air of a modern classic" by The New York Times Book Review. Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders, but her father is not a very good one. Free to lend and reluctant to collect, he has left his family on the edge of poverty--until Miryem intercedes. Hardening her heart, she sets out to retrieve what is owed, and soon gains a reputation for being able to turn silver into gold. But when an ill-advised boast brings her to the attention of the cold creatures who haunt the wood, nothing will be the same again. For words have power, and the fate of a kingdom will be forever altered by the challenge she is issued"--

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I really enjoyed Naomi Novik's "Uprooted" and am looking forward to digging into this one soon. -Casey

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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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Midnight riot

Ben Aaronovitch

Fiction, Fantasy

Probationary constable Peter Grant dreams of being a detective in London's Metropolitan Police. Too bad his superior plans to assign him to the Case Progression Unit, where the biggest threat he'll face is a paper cut. But Peter's prospects change in the aftermath of a puzzling murder, when he gains exclusive information from an eyewitness who happens to be a ghost. Peter's ability to speak with the lingering dead brings him to the attention of Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Nightingale, who investigates crimes involving magic and other manifestations of the uncanny. Now, as a wave of brutal and bizarre murders engulfs the city, Peter is plunged into a world where gods and goddesses mingle with mortals and a long-dead evil is making a comeback on a rising tide of magic.

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The first time I heard about Ben Aaronovitch was from seeing his name on what we call our "high holds" list. That's the list librarians use to buy extra copies of our most popular books. I would never have picked this book based on its cover. It's a solid detective series with an urban fantasy backdrop. And we have the audiobook! Good strong narration that keeps your attention. -Melody

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Neil Gaiman


"Under the streets of London there's a place most people could never even dream of. A city of monsters and saints, murderers and angels, knights in armour and pale girls in black velvet. This is the city of the people who have fallen between the cracks. Richard Mayhew, a young businessman, is going to find out more than enough about this other London. A single act of kindness catapults him out of his workday existence and into a world that is at once eerily familiar and utterly bizarre. And a strange destiny awaits him down here, beneath his native city: Neverwhere."

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Neil Gaiman is one of my favorite authors of ALL time. He is descriptive and funny, and has a talent to cleverly weave fantastical elements into a realistic setting. Neverwhere was the first book of his that I listened to in audio form. The added bonus of the audio book is that it is read by Neil Gaiman! His voice and pacing make this great book even better. Neverwhere is a tale that follows Richard Mayhew, an ordinary man who once helped a girl he had found bleeding on the sidewalk. That one kind act lands him in Neverwhere, a place that exists in the cracks and shadows of London. -Becky

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Ella enchanted

Gail Carson Levine

Kids, Fantasy, Classics

In this novel based on the story of Cinderella, Ella struggles against the childhood curse that forces her to obey any order given to her.

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This is the book that made me a reader at the age of nine. I recently shared this one on a road trip with my family and loved it just as much as I did in 1997. The first fairytale retelling I ever read, and a fantastic story to boot, if you've never met Ella, it might be time to do so. -Casey