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Reading and books: Fantastic fantasy

Like stories of magic, wizards and dragons?

If you like the feeling of being spirited away to another world, one where dragons roam the sky's, and wizards and elves live alongside man, than you will love these fantastical fantasy stories!

Obernewtyn

 

When she is exiled to Obernewtyn after her psychic abilities are discovered, Elspeth encounters others with powers like her own and discovers sark secrets concerning the ambitious overlords who control the destiny's of all the outcasts.

F - CAR

Harry Potter and the Philospher's Stone

 

Harry Potter's life is miserable. His parents are dead and he is stuck with his heartless relatives, who force him to live in a tiny closet under the stairs. But his fortune changes when he receives a letter that tells him the truth about himself: he is a wizard. A mysterious visitor rescues him from his relatives and takes him to his new home, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. After a lifetime of bottling up his magical powers, Harry finally feels like a normal kid. But even within the Wizarding community he is special. He is the boy who lived: the only person to have ever survived a  killing curse inflicted by the evil Lord Voldemort.  

F - ROW

Scarlet in the Snow

 

When Natasha is forced to take shelter from a sudden, terrible blizzard, she is lucky to see a mansion looming out of the snow. Inside it's beautiful: the fire lit, the table set. But there is no one there. And on the walls, instead of paintings, are empty frames. In the garden, she finds one perfect red rose about to bloom, a vivid splash of scarlet against the snow. Dreamily she reaches out a hand, only to have the master of the house appear, a terrifying, gigantic creature who looks like a cross between a bear and a man, and demand vengeance on her for taking his rose. So begins extraordinary adventure that will see Natasha plunged deep into the heart of a mystery.

F - MAS  

The Jewel

 

 

Violet, born and raised in the marsh, has been trained for a life of surrogacy as the hands of the Jewel. The Jewel means wealth. The Jewel means beauty. The Jewel means royalty. When the Duchess of the Lake purchased Violet at an auction, she greeted her surrogacy servant with a slap to the face, showing Violet what was to come, as the young surrogate and servant quickly learns of the brutal truths to the façade that is the Jewel.

F - EWI

The Apothecary

 

Follows a fourteen year old American girl whose life unexpectedly transforms when she moves to London in 1952 and gets swept up in a race to save the world from nuclear war. Janie and Benjamin have promised to protect an ancient magical book that belongs to a mysterious apothecary. Now they are on the run from Russian spies who will stop at nothing to get the book. Can Janie and Benjamin unlock the secrets of the Pharmacopoeia in time to fulfil the apothecary's impossible plan?

F - MEL

  

The Changeling

 

The year is 1453 and all signs point to it being the end of the world. Accused of heresy and expelled from his Monastery, handsome seventeen year old Luca Vero, is recruited by a mysterious stranger to record the end of times across Europe. Commanded by sealed orders, Luca is sent to map the fears of Christendom and to travel to the very frontier of good and evil. Meanwhile, Isolde, trapped in a nunnery to prevent her claiming her rich inheritance, finds herself accused of witchcraft after inhabitants are driven mad by strange visions, walking in their sleep and showing bleeding wounds. Luca is sent to investigate and finds all the evidence points to Isolde's criminal guilt.

F - GRE  

I am Princess X

 

Once upon a time, two best friends created a princess together. Libby drew the pictures, May wrote the tales, and their heroine, Princess X, slayed all the dragons and scaled all the mountains their imaginations could conjure. Once upon a few years later, Libby was in the car with her mum, driving across the ballard bridge on a rainy night. When the car went over the side, Libby passed away, and Princess X died with her.

F - PRI   

I, Wolf

 

Hunt or be hunted... Sixteen year old Romy suffers from a rare genetic disease that will send him mad - and ultimately kill him. His last hope is a mysterious clinic in Austria, where a cure is promised. But the treatment is drastic and Romy is changed forever. When he meets Antonia - beautiful, headstrong and out of his league - Romy starts coming to terms with his new life. But after a spate of grisly night time attacks, Romy is forced to confront an awful truth... What has he become?

F - BOY

Dragon Hunter

 

Vengeance will bring them here. Prepare for battle. When the dragons emerge to terrorize the village of Shenzing, the legendary Dragon Warriors are summoned for help. Hajur answers the call, but in exchange for his protection he requests a boy to become his follower, someone brave enough to train in the ways of the dangerous warrior. Could Baran, a village outcast, prove to be the one?

F - ANH

 

 

Deltora Quest

 

Lief, Barda and Jasmine have two parts of the fabled Pirran Pipe. Now they must seek the final part of the emerald isle of Keras. The Pipe is their only chance of saving the thousands of Deltorans enslaved in the Shadowlands, for it is said to be the only thing the Shadow Lord fears in his own domain. But can the Pipe be made whole? And if it can, will its ancient magic still prevail against the Enemy's sorcery? Or are the companions walking into a trap? Filled with doubts they move on, knowing that, whatever happens, their quest will end in the darkness and horror of the Shadowlands itself. 

F - ROD

Artemis Fowl

 

Twelve year old Artemis Fowl is a brilliant criminal mastermind. But even Artemis doesn't know what he has taken on when he kidnaps a fairy, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit. These fairies are armed and they are dangerous. Artemis thinks he has got them just where he wants them, but then they stop playing by the rules. 

F - COL

 

Ruined

 

Emelina Flores has nothing. Her home in Ruina has been ravaged by war. She lacks the powers of her fellow Ruined. Worst of all she witnessed the brutal murders of her parents, and watched helplessly as her sister, Olivia, was kidnapped. Because Em has nothing left, she has nothing to lose, so she sets off on a dangerous journey fueled by a desire for revenge to Lera. Within Lera, Em hopes to find Olivia, but before she can find her sister, Em must infiltrate the royal family. In a brilliant and elaborate plan of deception and murder, Em marries Prince Casimir, next in line for the throne of Lera. If anyone in Lera were to discover the real identity of Em, she would be executed. This dangerous plan is the only way to salvage what is left of Em's kingdom, and her family. Em is determined to succeded in her mission, but the closer she finds herself becoming to the Prince, the more she starts to question her mission. Em's rage filled heart begins to soften, but with her life and family on the line, love could be Em's deadliest mistake.

F - TIN