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Fantasy

Believe it or not, the Fantasy genre was a hit with teens even before Harry Potter. Here’s a selection of the many subgenres, including urban fantasy, fairy tale retellings. And a great thing about Fantasy books — they’re often part of a series, so fans have even more good reading in store.

The Great Book of Amber

Roger Zelazny
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Fairy Tales, Folktales and Myths, Fantasy
Published:
1999
Swords: An Artist's Devotion

Swords : An Artists Devotion

Ben Boos
Age Level:
Middle Grade, YA
Genre:
Nonfiction
Published:
2008
A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time

Madeleine L'Engle
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fantasy, Fiction
Published:
2007
Castle Waiting

Castle Waiting

Linda Medley
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Fairy Tales, Folktales and Myths, Fantasy
Published:
2013

Stardust

Neil Gaiman
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Fairy Tales, Folktales and Myths, Fantasy, Romance
Published:
1997
Impossible

Impossible

Nancy Werlin
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Fantasy, Fiction
Published:
2008

Valiant : A Modern Tale of Faerie

Holly Black
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Fantasy
Magic or Madness Novel by Justine Larbalestier

Magic or Madness

Justine Larbalestier
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Fantasy
Published:
2005

The Wee Free Men

Terry Pratchett
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fantasy
Genre:
Fantasy