• The Lies of Locke Lamora

    By Scott Lynch

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    The leader of a band of thieving brothers known as the Gentleman Bastards, Locke Lamora is infamous in the underworld. At times hilarious and other times suspenseful, this first book is a great start to a thrilling series.

  • The Name of the Wind

    By Patrick Rothfuss

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    Begin the tale of Kvothe, who starts his live as a child in a troupe of traveling players and then, after overcoming hardship and struggles, joins the most difficult school of magic. A New York Times bestseller, this series has captivating characters and a well-built mysterious world.

  • The Starless Sea

    By Erin Morgenstern

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    From the writer of the bestseller The Night Circus, Morgenstern takes us on a journey with Zachary Ezra Rawlins beyond the shores of our mundane world and into the fantastic and dangerous land of the Starless Sea.

  • The Poppy War

    By R.F. Kuang

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    Rin aces the Keju, the test to find the most talented youth to learn at the Academies, but the blessing comes with many burdens. An epic tale of treachery, magic, and military fantasy all inspired by the bloody history of China in the twentieth century.

  • Going Postal

    By Terry Pratchett

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    Terry Pratchett, co-author of the work Good Omens, has many hilarious and gripping fantasy reads. A favorite starter is Going Postal, where an ex-con man avoids the hangman’s noose by promising to get the city’s postal service up and running. But when he arrives at the office, he realizes he is in for far more than he could have imagined.

  • Wicked

    By Gregory Maguire

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    The inspiration beyond the Broadway musical, Wicked retells the classic tale of The Wizard of Oz from the viewpoint of Elphaba, later to be known as the Wicked Witch of the West. We learn that just because somebody may wind up wicked does not mean they were always that way.

  • The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

    By N.K. Jemisin

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    Yeine is summoned to the majestic city of Sky and named heiress to the king, but the throne of the Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is not easily won or maintained. This book is the first of The Inheritance series, filled both magic and betrayal.

  • Sorcerer to the Crown

    By Zen Cho

    Fic Cho

    The Royal Society of Unnatural Philosophers maintains magic within his Majesty’s lands of the United Kingdom. When the magic begins to dry up though, a desperate Sorcerer Royal may call upon the help of a most unexpected type of person for the high arts of magic: a woman.

  • The Magicians (Los Magos)

    By Lev Grossman

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    Quentin Coldwater is a shy but brilliant student who is still obsessed with the novels from his childhood about the magical land of Fillory. But when he is admitted to an elite, secret college of magic it appears that his wildest dreams have come true…but in a much darker way than he imagined.

  • Black Leopard, Red Wolf

    By Marlon James

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    Tracker is known for his skills as a hunter, which is why he is the one of the job to find a boy who disappeared three years before. He and his ragtag band follow the scent from one ancient city to another, all while being chased by creatures intent on their destruction.

  • Neverwhere

    By Neil Gaiman

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    Richard Mayhew’s life is changed forever when he stops to help a girl he finds bleeding on the London sidewalk. It propels him into a world of people who fall through the cracks in to the magical city below of monsters, shadows, and magic.

  • The Water Dancer

    By Ta-Nehisi Coates

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    Hiram Walker was born into bondage but gifted with a mysterious power that saves him from an imminent watery death. With this knowledge at hand, he undertakes the journey to free himself from the plantations of Virginia and travel to the North and to freedom.

  • Gods of Jade and Shadow

    By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

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    Casiopea Tun dreams of a life far away from her dusty small town in southern Mexico. One day, she opens a dusty box in her grandfather’s room and accidentally frees the spirit of the Mayan god of death. Armed with her wits alone, Casiopea begins a journey that will take her across the country to dethrone a god and make her wildest dreams come true.

  • Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell

    By Susanna Clarke

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    In the midst of the Napoleonic Wars of 1806, people believe magic to be long gone from England until the revelation of Mr. Norrell’s powers. Joined by his pupil, Jonathan Strange, Mr. Norrell go to fight in the war against France.

  • A Darker Shade of Magic

    By V.E. Schwab

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    Kell is one of the last Antari, a magician with the rare power to travel between parallel Londons: Red, Grey, White, and, once upon a time, Black. Kell smuggles things from one dimension to the next, but after one trade goes awry he and his newfound from Delilah Bard must try to stop destruction from leaking out into all the worlds combined.