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Skellig


ALMOND, David

Level 1

ILLNESS | MAGIC

Almond’s book has believable characters and at the same time an intense magical quality which makes it a young adult novel in the tradition of magic realism and is full of emotion and poetry. It deals with important issues like love and death and still has a humorous touch. Different!

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Artemis Fowl


COLFER, Eoin

Level 1

ADVENTURE | FANTASY | MAGIC

Colfer’s series is entertaining, full of wacky ideas and strange and hilarious characters. It has been compared to the Harry Potter series—but it’s also a mixture of Fantômas, Arsène Lupin, James Bond, Tomb Raider and Indiana Jones.

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A Wizard of Earthsea


Le GUIN, Ursula K

Level 1

ADVENTURE | FANTASY | MAGIC

Earthsea is a well-planned universe, Ged is a rich and deep protagonist, and the stories full of suspense. It also attracts young adults by exploring issues of identity, balance and responsibility without becoming too philosophical for a good read.

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Akata Witch


OKORAFOR, Nnedi

Level 1

CULTURE | MAGIC | OUTSIDERS

This is a mixture of fantasy and a traditional coming-of-age story which should be read both for its unusual setting and for its colourful protagonists. It also shows there can be more to fantasy than fairies and elves.

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Malice


WOODING, Chris

Level 1

ADVENTURE | FANTASY | MAGIC

This is a fast-paced and really thrilling read. It's unusual, too, in being a combination of plain text and comic: but it's Dan Chernett's artwork that really sets it apart from other adventure fantasybooks.

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