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city_of_the_beasts.jpgCity of the Beasts by Isabell Allende
When fifteen-year-old Alexander Cold accompanies his individualistic grandmother on an expedition to find a humanoid Beast in the Amazon, he experiences ancient wonders and a supernatural world as he tries to avert disaster for the Indians.
Tithe_A_Modern_Faerie_Tale.jpgTithe: A Modern Faerie Tale by Holly Black
Sixteen-year-old Kaye, who has been visited by faeries since childhood, discovers that she herself is a magical faerie creature with a special destiny.
between.jpgBetween by Jean Thesman
Sent to stay at a guest house near Puget Sound in 1941, Charlotte finds herself worried that she is losing her mind because of strange goings-on involving her adopted younger brother, a talking cat, a menacing couple of guests, and the mysterious woods nearby.
thesman_otherones.gifThe Other Ones by Jean Thesman
High school sophomore Bridget Raynes has to decide whether or not to accept her powers of witchcraft, or abandon them and try to fit in as an ordinary teenager.
rose_and_the_beastjp.jpgThe Rose and the Beast by Francescia Lia Block
Nine fairytales are given shimmering and scary shape in very modern dress. In "Snow," a screaming child who quiets in the arms of the gardener is given over by him to a houseful of self-described freaks—seven men with the names of animals, who are not-quite-fathers to her. It is the gardener who awakens Snow from her poisoned sleep, but she rejects him to choose the life she knows with the seven. "Wolf" reconfigures the Red Riding Hood story in a harrowing tale of incest and sorrow; "Rose" is a powerful metaphor of the bond between sisters, Rose White and Rose Red, and how emergent eroticism looses that tie. "Bones" recasts Bluebeard as a sinister L.A. promoter. The place of California dreams, desert light, and movieland glitz familiar in other Block books is her fairy landscape, repopulated with girls who have rose tattoos and remember River Phoenix.
echo.jpgEcho by Francescia Lia Block
Jealous of her perfect mother and ignored by her artist father, Echo seeks attention and healing from a variety of people living in beautiful Los Angeles.

water.jpgWater: Tales of Elemental Spirits by Robin McKinley and Peter Dickinson
Two authors tell stories of mythological and fantastical water beings.

Skellig.jpgSkellig by David Almond
Unhappy about his baby sister's illness and the chaos of moving into a dilapidated old house, Michael retreats to the garage and finds a mysterious stranger who is something like a bird and something like an angel.

Sirena.jpgSirena by Donna Jo Napoli
In order to gain immortal life, the mermaid Sirena must find a human man who will love her. After meeting a young sailor, she must decide if he truly loves her, or if he is bewitched by her siren’s song. Will the two live happily ever after – as he grows old day by day and she stays forever young?

zel.gifZel by Donna Napoli
Just how did Rapunzel end up in the tower? And what happened to her once she got out? This book looks at who she really was: a carefree girl before the tower, a woman on the brink of insanity once she was in it. How does she cope? What keeps her going? What did she have to live for once she got out?

Sabriel.jpgSabriel by Garth Nix
When her father is kidnapped and held in the Land of the Dead, Sabriel must leave school and venture into the Old Kingdom to rescue him, but faces many challenges along the way and meets an interesting young prince who spent the last two centuries as a wooden statue. Lirael: Daughter of the Clayr and Abhorsen are sequels.

Coraline.jpgCoraline by Neil Gaiman
Have you ever felt like no one listens to what you say? Since no one seems to care what she does, Coraline takes to exploring her new home. One of the things she finds is a mysterious door that leads to her own house --- but eerily different. There, she finds her “other mother” who offers all kinds of good things, but actually has some sinister plans, which Coraline quickly uncovers. When she returns home to find her real parents trapped behind a mirror, Coraline snaps into action, trying to outsmart the button-eyed other mother so set on keeping her for herself.

Companions_of_the_night.jpgCompanions of the Night by Vivian Vande Velde
When sixteen-year-old Kerry Nowicki helps a young man escape from a group of men who claim he is a vampire, she finds herself faced with some bizarre and dangerous choices.

Owl_in_love.jpgOwl in Love by Patrice Kindl
A fourteen-year-old girl, who can transform into an owl, has a crush on her science teacher which leads her into interesting new relationships with both humans and owls.

Night_Flying.gifNight Flying by Rita Murphy
As the time for her solo flight on the sixteenth birthday approaches, Georgia begins to question the course of her life and her relationships with the other women in her unusual family.

Before_wings.jpgBefore Wings by Beth Goobie
Adrien survived a brain aneurysm two years earlier, and is haunted by the fact that she could die from another one at any time. In fact, issues of life and death completely fill her world at Camp Lakeshore, owned and operated by her Aunt Erin, a woman with a haunted past of her own.

kissing_the_witch.gifKissing the Witch by Emma Donoghue
A collection of thirteen interconnected stories that give old fairy tales a new twist.

rose_daughter.gifRose Daughter and Beauty by Robin McKinley
Kind Beauty grows to love the Beast at whose castle she is compelled to stay and through her love releases him from the spell which had turned him from a handsome prince into an ugly beast.

Once_upon_marigold.jpgOnce Upon a Marigold by Jean Ferris
A young man with a mysterious past and a penchant for inventing things leaves the troll who raised him, meets an unhappy princess he has loved from afar, and discovers a plot against her and her father.

Love_among_the_walnuts.jpgLove Among the Walnuts by Jean Ferris
Born and raised in isolation in a wealthy, eccentric family, Sandy is shocked when he, his parents, and their servants become victims of a vicious plot by his greedy uncles to incapacitate them and take their money.

Elle_enchanted.jpgElla Enchanted by Gail Levine Carson
Ella struggles against the childhood curse that forces her to obey any order given to her.