Y’s Choice TAB Fantasy Books for Teens

by DCPL on November 25, 2009

Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

  • Hawksong

    The Kiesha’ra: Volume One. An ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers. Danica is an avian shapeshifter, and her golden hawk’s form in the sky is as natural to her as her human one on land. The only thing more familiar to her is war: It has raged between her people and the serpiente for so long, no one can remember how it began. All they know is hatred, fear and bloodshed. And Danica is tired of i read more …

  • In the forests of the night

    A 2002 Garden State Teen Book Award nominee Risika is a vampire of great strength and power who still remembers her former life and the morals she held as a human. As a vampire she struggles to come to an understanding of her new life and tries to find a balance between the two. An Accelerated Reader® title



Libba Bray

  • A great and terrible beauty

    The first title in Brays “New York Times” bestselling trilogy–set in 1895 England and featuring 16-year old Gemma Jones– is now available on CD. Unabridged. 9 CDs.



  • Rebel angels

    Ah, Christmas! Gemma Doyle is looking forward to a holiday from Spence Academy, spending time with her friends in the city, attending ritzy balls, and on a somber note, tending to her ailing father. As she prepares to ring in the New Year, 1896, a handsome young man, Lord Denby, has set his sights on Gemma, or so it seems. Yet amidst the distractions of London, Gemma’s visions intensify-vision read more …

  • The sweet far thing

    IT HAS BEEN A YEAR OF CHANGE since Gemma Doyle arrived at the foreboding Spence Academy. Her mother murdered, her father alaudanum addict, Gemma has relied on an unsuspected strength and has discovered an ability to travel to an enchanted world called the realms, where dark magic runs wild. Despite certain peril, Gemma has bound the magic to herself and forged unlikely new alliances. Now, as G read more …

Peter Dickinson

  • The ropemaker
    Tilja has grown up in the peaceful Valley, which is protected from the fearsome Empire by an enchanted forest. But the forest’s power has begun to fade and the Valley is in danger. Tilja is the youngest of four brave souls who venture into the Empire together to find the mysterious magician who can save the Valley. And much to her amazement, Tilja gradually learns that only she, an ordin read more …

Cornelia Funke

  • Inkheart

    One cruel night, Meggie’s father reads aloud from a book called “Inkheart,” and an evil ruler escapes the boundaries of fiction and lands in their living room. Suddenly, Meggie is smack in the middle of the kind of adventure she has only read about in books.



  • Inkspell



Lian Hearn

  • Across the nightingale floor

    Every now and then a novel appears, completely unlike anything that has appeared before. ACROSS THE NIGHTINGALE FLOOR is such a work–a magical creation of a world beyond time. Set in an imaginary, ancient Japanese society dominated by warring clans, ACROSS THE NIGHTINGALE FLOOR is a story of a boy who is suddenly plucked from his life in a remote and peaceful village to find himself a read more …

  • Grass for his pillow

    “With Grass for His Pillow, Book Two of the Otori trilogy, we return to the medieval Japan of Hearn’s imagination – a land of harsh beauty and deceptive appearances.” “In a complex social hierarchy, amid dissembling clans and fractured allegiances, there is no place for passionate young love. The orphan Takeo, who has been taught the ways of the warrior class by Lord Otori Shigeru, has now been read more …

Robert Jordan

Melissa Marr

  • Wicked lovely

    In a world unseen by mortals, the forces of Summer and Winter are at war. Two Faery Courts have been seeking the Summer Queen for more than nine centuries–one to restore the power of Summer and the other to banish it in this gritty modern Faery tale.



Robin McKinley

  • The blue sword

    From the “New York Times” bestselling author of “Sunshine” and “The Outlaws of Sherwood”-now in trade paperback. This is the story of Harry Crewe, the Homelander orphan girl who became Harimad-sol, King’s Rider, and heir to the Blue Sword, Gonturan, that no woman had wielded since the Lady Aerin herself bore it into battle.



  • The hero and the crown

    Aerin, with the guidance of the wizard Luthe and the help of the blue sword, wins the birthright due her as the daughter of the Damarian king and a witchwoman of the mysterious, demon-haunted North.



Stephenie Meyer

  • Eclipse

    The author of the “New York Times” bestsellers “Twilight” and “New Moon” delivers the much-anticipated third novel in this engrossing series. As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge, Bella Swan once again finds herself surrounded by danger.



  • New moon

    I FELT LIKE I WAS TRAPPED IN ONE OF THOSE TERRIFYING NIGHTMARES… For Bella Swan, there is one thing more important than life itself: Edward Cullen. But being in love with a vampire is even more dangerous than Bella ever could have imagined. Edward has already rescued Bella from the clutches of one evil vampire, but now, as their daring relationship threatens all that is near and dear to them read more …

  • Twilight

    In this exquisite fantasy, Bella adores beautiful Edward, and he returns her love. But Edward must control the blood lust she arouses in him because–he’s a vampire. This deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful novel captures the struggle between defying instincts and satisfying desires.



Garth Nix

  • Abhorsen

    The Abhorsen Sabriel and King Touchstone are missing, leaving only Lirael to stop the Destroyer. If Orannis’s unspeakable powers are unleashed, it will mean the end of all life.



  • Lirael: daughter of the Clayr
    Who is Lirael? Lirael has never felt like a true daughter of the Clayr. Abandoned by her mother, ignorant of her father’s identity, Lirael resembles no one else in her large extended family living in the Clayr’s Glacier. She doesn’t even have the Sight — the ability to See into the present and possible futures — that is the very birthright of the Clayr. Nonetheless, it is Lirael in whose hands  read more …

  • Sabriel

    With this first installment of his “New York Times” bestselling Abhorsen trilogy, Nix exploded onto the fantasy scene as a rising star in a novel that takes readers to a world where the line between the living and the dead isn’t always clear. Now available in this new trade paperback edition geared for older readers.



James Patterson

  • Maximum ride: the angel experiment

    From Death Valley, California, to the bowels of the New York City subway system, 14-year-old Max leads her feisty “family” on a journey of action, adventure, and soul-seeking in this #1 “New York Times” bestselling series debut.



Tamora Pierce

  • Trickster’s choice

    A New York Times Bestseller Alianne – known as Aly – has a good life. Her father is second in command of Tortall’s spies. Her mother is the most famous knight in the country. Aly spends her time helping her father decode messages and, to her mother’s dismay, dyeing her hair blue. But everything changes when, on a solo boat ride, Aly is captured by pirates and ends up a slave to the Balitangs read more …

  • Trickster’s queen

    In a time of fear, the One Who I Promised will come to the raka, bearing glory in her train and justice in her hand… She will be twice royal, wise and beloved, a living emblem of truth to her people. The native people of the Copper Isles, the raka, know that the ancient prophecy handed down by their trickster god is on the brink of coming to pass. But what they don’t know is that all their ho read more …

Jonathan Stroud

Patricia C. Wrede

  • Calling on dragons: the enchanted forest chronicles



  • Dealing with dragons
    This young adult fantasy novel has become a modern classic. Rather than marry a boring prince, Princess Cimerone runs away from her kingdom and becomes an assistant to the dragon Kazul. “School Library Journal” Best Book of 1990.

  • Searching for dragons
    This time the wicked wizards are draining power from the Enchanted Forest. “This riotous sequel to” Dealing with Dragons evinces the same wacky wit and skewed fairy-tale elements with the addition of a touch of romance. Once again, Wrede offers a story that will delight fantasy fans, particularly those who have relished Cimorene’s adventures in the first book of the Enchanted Forest Chronicles.”– read more …

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