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The Amulet of Samarkand ~Jonathan Stroud
Nathaniel, a magician's apprentice, summong up the djinni Bartimaeus and instructs him to steal the Amulet of Samarkand from teh powerful magician Simon Lovelace. Doing so, the boy magician plunges into a situation more dangerous and deadly than anything he could ever imagine. [the first in a series]

Eragon ~Christopher Paolini
Eragon and his sapphire-blue dragon, Saphira, with the aid of the town storyteller, join forces with elves, dwarves and others to rise up against the evil King Galbatorix in this epic tale. [the first in a series]

Golden CompassThe Golden Compass ~Philip Pullman
Lyra and her daemon, an animal companion, prevent an assassination attempt against her uncle, the powerful Lord Asriel, only to swept up in a dangerous game involving disappearing children, a beautiful woman with a golden monkey dæmon, a trip to the far north, and a set of allies ranging from witches to an armor-clad polar bear. [the first in a series]

Inkheart ~Cornelia Funke
Twelve-year old Maggie learns that her father, Mo, a bookbinder, can "read" fictional characters to life when an evil ruler named Capricorn, freed from the novel "Inkheart" years earlier, tries to force Mo to release an immortal monster from the story.

The Lightning Thief ~Rick Riordan
Percy Jackson seems like a loser but when Zesus's lightning bolt goes missing, Percy discovers he only half-mortal. Greek myths are reality in modern day New York City. Unfortunately for Percy, he is the prime suspect and so sets out on a quest in order to prevent a war betweent the gods. [the first in a series]

Sword of Shannara ~Terry Brooks   
Giant, elf & druid fight evil together. [the first in a series]

UgliesTwilight ~Stephenie Meyer
Bella moves to the small, cloudy town of Forks where she meets the mysterious and enthralling Cullen family. Discovering their secret may prove fatal or fantastic. A Teen's Top Ten book. [the first in a series].

Uglies ~Scott Westerfield
In a world of extreme beauty, anyone normal is ugly. In Tally's world, everyone gets to be pretty after undergoing a madatory operation at age sixteen. When Tally is just months away from turning 16 and transforming from an "ugly" into a "pretty," her best friend runs away to join a hidden rebel camp. The authorities give Tally an impossible choice: turn her friend in or never turn pretty at all. [the first in a series]


Updated February 2007
by Nicole Politi
 

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