by Cara Catalano

Step into a world where anything is possible, where your wildest dreams come true and your imagination soars. This is no ordinary world--it is the world of fantasy. Fans of Fantasy Fiction are transformed to a place where witches are real, trolls and elves are common, unicorns roam the earth and fairy tales come to life. Fantasy books allow the reader to escape reality and believe in the impossible.

Fantasy books contain elements or characters that do not exist in real life. There are often talking animals or characters that have magical powers. Many times the characters interact with mythical beings in the struggle to fight good over evil. Follow the hero on his quest to achieve greatness when you pick up a book of fantasy from the library this summer!

Middle School

The Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan
Percy, expelled from six schools for being unable to control his temper, learns the truth from his mother that his father is the Greek god Poseidon, and is sent to Camp Half Blood where he is befriended by a satyr and the demigod daughter of Athena who join him in a journey to the Underworld to retrieve Zeus's lightning bolt and prevent a catastrophic war.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen accidentally becomes a contender in the annual Hunger Games, a grave competition hosted by the Capitol where young boys and girls are pitted against one another in a televised fight to the death.

Beastly by Alex Flinn
Kyle Kingsbury has it all—money, looks, and power. But when he crosses a witch, he finds himself undergoing a beastly transformation. Will he ever be human again? Find out in this modern retelling of Beauty and the Beast.

Fairest by Gail Carson Levine
In the Kingdom of Ayortha, Aza, an unattractive woman with a magical voice, learns to balance her appearance with her talent, meanwhile, her singing attracts both Prince Ijori, who cannot resist it, and Queen Ivi, who plots to use it to benefit herself.

Blue Bloods by Melissa De la Cruz
Schuyler Van Alen, a loner at a prestigious New York City private school, sets out to learn the secrets of the Blue Bloods, an ancient group of vampires.

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Seventeen-year-old Bella leaves Phoenix to live with her father in Forks, Washington, where she meets an exquisitely handsome boy at school for whom she feels an overwhelming attraction and who she comes to realize is not wholly human.

Fablehaven by Brandon Mull
Kendra and Seth find themselves in the midst of a battle between good and evil when they visit their grandparents' estate and discover that it is a sanctuary for magical creatures.

The Cabinet of Wonders by Marie Rutkoski
Twelve-year-old Petra, accompanied by her magical tin spider, goes to Prague hoping to retrieve the enchanted eyes the Prince of Bohemia took from her father, and is aided in her quest by a Roma boy and his sister.

High School
Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
Seventeen-year-old Aislinn, who has the rare ability to see fairies, is drawn against her will into a centuries-old battle by Keenan, the terrifying but alluring Summer King, who determines that she must become his queen and save summer from perishing.

Graceling by Kristin Cashore
In a world where some people are born with extreme and often-feared skills called Graces, Katsa struggles for redemption from her own horrifying Grace of killing and teams up with another young fighter to save their land from a corrupt king.

The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
Through twists and turns of fate, orphaned Mary seeks knowledge of life, love, and especially what lies beyond her walled village and the surrounding forest, where dwell the Unconsecrated, aggressive flesh-eating people who were once dead.

Impossible by Nancy Werlin
When seventeen-year-old Lucy discovers her family is under an ancient curse by an evil Elfin Knight, she realizes that she must perform three impossible tasks before her daughter is born to break the curse and to save them both.

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
In all the years she has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house, Grace has been particularly drawn to an unusual yellow-eyed wolf who, in his turn, has been watching her with increasing intensity.

Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
High school sophomore Nora has always been very cautious in her relationships, but when Patch, who has a dark side she can sense, enrolls at her school, she is mysteriously and strongly drawn to him, despite warnings from her best friend, the school counselor, and her own instincts.


Middle School
Rick Riordan, Stephenie Meyer, J.K. Rowling, C.S. Lewis, Neil Gaiman, Eoin Colfer, Lemony Snicket, Erin Hunter, Gail Carson Levine

High School
Orson Scott Card, J.R.R Tolkien, Christopher Paolini, Melissa Marr, Gregory Maguire, Stephenie Meyer, Clive Barker, Anne McCaffrey, Jonathan Stroud