7. Percy Jackson And The Olympians – Rick Riordan
There aren’t many things more fascinating than the magic of Greek mythology. It all starts when Percy Jackson discovers that he is the son of Poseidon. But there’s a catch. He’s also the demigod framed for stealing Zeus’ lightening bolt. With the help of a satyr and the daughter of Athena, Percy embarks a series of adventures laid out across a literary pentalogy. Trust us, this one’s EPIC! (pun definitely intended)
6. The Dark Tower – Stephen King
Stephen King is one of the most recognized names in contemporary horror. Like Clive Barker, he embarks on a series of books full of magic and adventure. But The Dark Tower series is far from YA. King combines elements of sci-fi, magic, and old-timey westerns in this 8-novel series. The question is, will you make it to the Dark Tower?
5. Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, And Me, Elisabeth – E.L. Konigsberg
When Elisabeth moves to a new town, she meets Jennifer, who spends the year teaching her how to be a witch. This is the only book on this list that isn’t a series, but it’s on here for a reason. This book captures the magic of being a witch and of growing up so perfectly that it won the Newbery Honor for the year that it was published.
4. Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle) – Christopher Paolini
The Inheritance Cycle has all of the magic of your favorite medieval tales, but with the added excitement of having a dragon rider for a protagonist. A young boy named Eragon finds a blue dragon egg in his uncle’s field and raises the dragon as his own. He soon finds himself on a quest for vengeance, complete with a magical sword and ancient elvish spells. Think Lord Of The Rings meets Beowulf.
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