Fantasy ~ Science Fiction ~ Thrillers

Bewitching Season by Doyle, Marissa (See Girls: big drama, big laughs)

Beyond the Spiderwick Chronicles:
Giant Problem by Black, Holly; DiTerlizzi, Tony; DiTerlizzi, Tony (ILT)
When Giants awaken and begin to threaten the entire state in which they live,
Nick knows the time has come to put the video games aside and start taking real
action to stop the pending invasion and the damage that will come as a result of
it. 9/2008

Bloodline by Cary, Kate ~ vampire story
Returning from World War I with nightmares that won't end, especially those of
his regiment's commander, Quincy Harker, John Shaw is shocked to discover
that Harker has found a way to his hometown in an attempt to woo his sister and
keep Dracula's bloodline alive in his own disastrous manner. 2006

Brisingr by Paolini, Christopher
With the battle against the Emperor's warriors over, Eragon must remain true to
his oath to save his cousin's love, Katrina, from the hands of King Galbatorix, but
when the Varden makes a desperate plea for his help at the same time, Eragon
must make a challenging decision that could affect the lives of many in the
Empire and beyond. 9/2008

Chronicles of Ancient Darkness
#4: Outcast by Paver, Michelle; Taylor, Geoff (ILT)

The Chronicles of Chrestomanci by Jones, Diana Wynne
Charmed Life / The Lives of Christopher Chant
Conrad's Fate : A Chrestomance book
The Magicians of Caprona / Witch Week
The Pinhoe Egg (2008 Battle of the Books selection)

Dragon Trilogy by D’Lacey, Chris
Fire Within
Fire Star
Fire Eternal

Dread Locks by Shusterman, Neal
Combining elements from classical myths, fairy tales, and legends, fourteen-
year-old Parker Bear learns the hard way that life isn't always what it seems to be
after befriending the beautiful new girl in school who, through a series of strange
events, reveals herself as something Parker could have never imagined. 2006

Duckling Ugly by Shusterman, Neal
When sixteen-year-old Cara, a girl ugly enough to break mirrors, is drawn to a
place where everyone can be beautiful, her deepest desire is to return home to
say goodbye--and get revenge. 2007

Emily Windsnap and the Monster from the Deep
by Kessler, Liz; Gibb, Sarah (ILT)
Reunited with her merman father and now living on an island located in the
Bermuda Triangle, twelve-year-old Emily accidentally awakens the fearsome
kraken and also faces a bully from her past. 2007

Emily Windsnap and the Castle in the Mist
by Kessler, Liz; Ledwidge, Natacha (ILT)
When Emily provokes Neptune's wrath by finding a diamond ring buried under
rocks in the ocean, he puts her under a curse that forces her to choose between
being a mermaid and a human. 2008

Everlost by Shusterman, Neal
When Nick and Allie are killed in a car crash, they end up in Everlost, or limbo for
lost souls, where although Nick is satisfied, Allie will stop at nothing--even
skinjacking--to break free. 2007

Evil Genius by Jinks, Catherine
As a diligent student of criminal mastermind Dr. Phineas Darkkon, Cadel Piggott
has grown into quite an intelligent thief and computer hacker, but at fourteen and
with new plots on the agenda, Cadel begins to rethink his future and the evil
plans his mentor has in store for the world. 2007

Exodus by Bertagna, Julie
In the year 2100, as the island of Wing is about to be covered by water, fifteen-
year-old Mara discovers the existence of New World sky cities that are safe from
the storms and rising waters, and convinces her people to travel to one of these
cities in order to save themselves. 2008

Fablehaven series by Mull, Brandon
#3: Grip of the Shadow Plague

Firebirds Rising : An Anthology of Original Science Fiction and Fantasy
by Sharyn November, Editor
A collection of sixteen short science fiction and fantasy stories by award-winning authors. 2006

Fire Bringer by Clement-Davies, David
In ancient Scotland, a tyrannical new lord of the herd plans complete dominion
over the animal world, but deer lore promises a hero, who has a unique bond
with all creatures, including man, and who will ignite an epic battle and free the
herd forever. 2000

Game by Jones, Diana Wynne (See Action..)

Graveyard Book by Gaiman, Neil; McKean, Dave (ILT)
aised since he was a baby by ghosts, werewolves, and other residents of the
cemetery in which he has always resided, Bod wonders how he will manage to
survive amongst the living with only the lessons he has learned from the dead.

Grey Griffins Books 2 & 3:
#2: Rise of the Black Wolf by Benz, Derek; Lewis, J. S.
While visiting his father in Scotland at their ancient castle, Max and his friends
end up in the midst of another dangerous mystery after his father goes missing
and they must work together to battle with Fireball Pixes, Werewolves, and
Morgan the Black Witch to get him back. 2007
#3: Fall of the Templar by Benz, Derek; Lewis, J. S.
Eleven-year-old Max Sumner and the Grey Griffins continue to be tested and
trained while the Black Wolves, commanded by Max's own father, and Morgan
La Fey use the Spear of Ragnarok in their attempt to destroy the world. 2008

The Hungry City Chronicles by Reeve, Philip (See Action)

Igraine the Brave by Funke, Cornelia Caroline; Bell, Anthea (TRN)
The daughter of two magicians, twelve-year-old Igraine wants nothing more than
to be a knight, and when their castle is attacked by a treacherous neighbor bent
on stealing their singing magic books, Igraine has an opportunity to demonstrate
her bravery. 2007

Indigara : Or, Jet and Otis Conquer the World by Lee, Tanith
When her annoying older sister gets a bit part in a movie, fourteen-year-old Jet
and her family travel to Ollywood--the movie capital of their earth-like planet--
where, on a trip through the city's subways, Jet and her robot dog Otis are
transported to a world of rejected fantasy and science fiction movies and must try
to find their way back to reality. 2007

In the Forests of the Night by Atwater-Rhodes, Amelia
Risika, a teenage vampire, wanders back in time to the year 1684 when, as a
human, she died and was transformed against her will. 2000

Last Apprentice series by Delaney, Joseph
#3: Night of the Soul Stealer by Delaney, Joseph
Forced by his master to spend the winter on gloomy and forbidding
Anglezarke Moor, Tom soon discovers the reason for his master's decision,
as they tangle with two dangerous witches and struggle to keep a dark mage
from resurrecting an ancient evil.
#4: Attack of the Fiend by Delaney, Joseph; Arrasmith, Patrick (ILT)
When three of the most powerful witches unite to unleash an unimaginable
evil, Tom Ward and Mr. Gregory set out to stop them while dealing with the
contents of Tom's family's trunks, which could either save them or plunge
them into further danger. 2008
#5: Wrath of the Bloodeye by Delaney, Joseph
While hiding out in the Lake District under the tutelage of Bill Arkwright, Tom
encounters his new master's longtime enemy and together they embark on a
dangerous journey to defeat her once and for all while the Fiend reveals dark
secrets that could destroy Tom's dreams for an apprenticeship. 2008

Little Brother by Doctorow, Cory PG
Having mastered the cutting-edge technologies of the networked world,
seventeen-year-old Marcus and his friends cut school in search of high
adventure and find themselves caught in the aftermath of a major terrorist attack
on San Francisco and wrongfully incarcerated in a secret prison by a totalitarian
Department of Homeland Security. 2008

Lost Journals of Ven Polypheme series:
#3: Dragon's Lair by Haydon, Elizabeth; Chan, Jason (ILT)
Young Ven Polypheme and his friends find adventure--and a very angry dragon--
when King Vandemere sends them afar to learn the cause of a dispute between
two warring kingdoms. 2008

Once Upon a Time in the North by Pullman, Philip
In a time before Lyra Silvertongue was born, the tough American balloonist Lee
Scoresby and the great armoured bear Iorek Byrnison meet when Lee and his
hare daemon Hester crash-land their trading balloon onto a port in the far Arctic
North and find themselves right in the middle of a political powder keg. 2008

Playing with Fire by Landy, Derek (Skulduggery Pleasant sequel - See Action)

Powers by Le Guin, Ursula K.
When young Gavir's sister is brutally killed, he escapes from slavery and sets out
to explore the world and his own psychic abilities. (Annals of the Western Shore
series) 2008

The Ranger’s Apprentice series:
Burning Bridge by Flanagan, John
Will is forced to overcome his fear of Wargals, the foot soldiers of rebel
warlord Morgarath, as Araluen's army prepares to battle Morgarath's forces.
(2007; Book 2 in the series)

Icebound Land by Flanagan, John
Chasing the slave-traders who kidnapped Will and Evanlyn, Ranger Halt
and warrior student Horace find themselves in the frozen northern islands,
where they battle a ruthless knight as they attempt to rescue their friends.
(2008; Book 3 in the series)

The Battle for Skandia by Flanagan, John
After escaping certain death thanks to the courageous efforts of Halt and
Horace, Will returns to Skandia to find that it is being invaded by the
Temujai army and so must gather up a group to stop them before they
manage to destroy Skandia the same way they did his homeland, Araluen.
(2008; Book 4 of the series)

Raven Rise (Pendragon series) by Machale, D. J.
While Bobby Pendragon is trapped on Ibara, Alder returns to Denduron and
reluctantly goes into battle again, and other Travelers face obstacles of various
sorts, Saint Dane gains the power he seeks on Second Earth and makes his
push to destroy and rebuild Halla. 2008

Return of Skeleton Man by Bruchac, Joseph; Comport, Sally Wern (ILT)
When Molly and her parents attend a conference at Mohonk Mountain House,
Molly begins to fear that she is being watched by the very man who kidnapped
and tried to kill them all the previous year. 2008

Runemarks by Harris, Joanne
Maddy Smith, who bears the mysterious mark of a rune on her hand, learns that
she is destined to join the gods of Norse mythology and play a role in the fate of
the world. 2008

Septimus Heap series by Sage, Angie:
Book 4: Queste by Sage, Angie; Zug, Mark (ILT)
Nicko and Snorri are trapped in Time, and Septimus Heap goes on a quest to
find the House of Foryx, a place where all Time meets. 2008

Simon Bloom, the Gravity Keeper by Reisman, Michael
Nerdy sixth-grader Simon Bloom finds a book that enables him to control the
laws of physics, but when two thugs come after him, he needs the formulas in the
book to save himself. 2008

Sisters Grimm series:
Tales From the Hood by Buckley, Michael; Ferguson, Peter (ILT)
When a kangaroo court of Everafters, led by Judge Mad Hatter, tries Mr. Canis
for his past crimes as the Big Bad Wolf, the Grimms seek evidence to save their
friend, although Sabrina questions whether he should be saved. 2008

The Unnameables by Ellen Booraem
On an island in whose strict society only useful objects are named and the unnamed
are ignored or forbidden, thirteen-year-old Medford encounters an unusual and powerful
creature, half-man, half-goat, and together they attempt to bring some changes
to the community. 2008

Weregirls : Birth of the Pack by Popescu, Petru (See Sports)