Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Once every ten years, a village girl of seventeen is selected by the wizard in the tower known as the Dragon. Everyone believes the beautiful Kasia will be chosen, not her best friend, the plain Agnieszka whose only talent is finding things like blackberries near the dangerous, corrupted Wood. But when Anieska is able to…

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

The Tales of Beedle the Bard, a children’s tale Ron grew up with, tell the story of three Deathly Hallows, a mere legend which, when combined, could cheat Death. Yet Dumbledore suspiciously left a copy of the story to Hermione in his will. Most believe it to be a fairy tale, but there are some…

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

A murderous maniac named Sirius Black has escaped from the Wizard prison, Azkaban, and was heard murmuring in his sleep about Hogwarts. In his new Potions class, Harry keeps encountering an ominous portent called a Grimm and the terrifying creatures that haunted Azkaban which are now surrounding Hogwarts. Harry has much to master in only…

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Tension is already thick at the Dursleys with the addition of Harry’s new “pet,” Hedwig, but then a house elf named Dobby appears in Harry’s room with a mysterious warning, and threatens to upset Uncle Vernon with his racket on the night of a very important business dinner. At Diagon Alley, Harry not only has…

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

On 4 Privet Drive, Surrey, a baby was delivered to the most unmagical family that ever lived. He was famous in the wizarding world for being the only “boy who lived” after facing the most wicked wizard of all time. Harry Potter is raised by an unkind aunt and uncle who make him sleep in…

Hollow City by Ransom Riggs

In this sequel to Ransom Riggs’s debut novel, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Jacob travels to a war-desolated London with his peculiar friends to try to help Miss Peregrine and stop the hollows. Along the way they will discover more peculiars, some even animals, and a secret plan the hollows have been developing to…

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

As a child, Jacob was intrigued by the anecdotes his grandfather told of orphaned children with peculiar abilities who lived on an English isle, led by the pipe-smoking Miss Peregrine. Now sixteen, Jacob no longer believes in stories, but can’t deny a nightmarish image seen in the woods near his grandfather’s house, and the man’s…

The Sea House by Elisabeth Gifford

On the shores of Scotland is a sea house where two tales unravel. Ruth, who is renovating the house, and hiding from her past and found another: mermaid bones buried beneath the floorboards. Ruth’s mother drowned when her daughter was very young, leaving her orphaned. In an attempt to find a piece of her family…

Don’t Breathe a Word by Jennifer McMahon

Don’t Breathe a Word is an equally exciting and terrifying tale for anyone who’s ever believed in a fairy world, or the dark shadow man who lurks behind doors and at the corners of our vision.

The Changeling Sea by Patricia McKillip

Periwinkle’s father disappeared in his little row boat out to sea, an event which also caused her mother to lose both heart and mind to the sea. Though only a maid at the local inn, Peri decides to try hexing the sea using what she remembers from the elderly witch who abandoned the cottage she…

The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen

Josey Cirrini’s mother is a bitter, wealthy woman who judges her daughter incessantly, demanding to be chauffeured to social events, and in waiting on her, Josey missed having a life of her own. At thirty, Josey spends all of her free time alone, hiding in her secret closet filled with the forbidden sweets and travel…

Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

Garden Spells is a perfect beach-day book that will make you crave the smells and flavors of summertime, and reveals what it means to be part of a family, no matter how eccentric.