As the weather changes, the desire to sink our teeth into a good book becomes stronger! For this fall season, we’ve selected a few of our favorite fantasy books that will keep you on the edge of your seat, turning the pages, excited for more.
by Anna Davies
Briana’s a teenage girl who no one notices, but desires to be a shining star. She has rehearsed her audition for Hamlet numerous times, feeling that she can finally become the actress she wants to be at MacHale. Upon returning from Winter Break, people finally begin to take notice of her because her roommate, Willow, starts to introduces her around. The cute, well known actor, Eric, is included in Willow’s friendly introductions. As Briana becomes close to her new friends, she becomes more popular on Twitter. All of a sudden, she starts receiving tweets from @hamletsghost. She assumes that it’s just her friend Tristen messing with her. Tragically, Briana doesn’t receive the role she wanted and instead is given the job of social media director. Not too long after she finds out, Skye, the girl that got Briana’s desired role, is found dead, along with a few other people. The scariest thing is that @hamletsghost predicted each of the deaths. Briana becomes isolated as everyone begins to suspect her as the killer. You won’t be able to put Followers down as you wonder who the killer is and if the killer will be caught before more innocent lives are taken.
by Kat Falls
Inhuman is a thrilling story about a new kind of world. Due to a biological disaster, a portion of the US is abandoned and named the Feral Zone. Lane McEvory lives on the west side, separated from the Feral Zone by a wall. A strange day changes everything when Lane finds herself surrounded by men in jumpsuits telling her that she might have been exposed to the deadly virus. Next, she’s shocked to learn that her father isn’t the art dealer that she believes he is. She’s told that he crossed the wall to retrieve something, which has the penalty of death. Follow Lane on her journey as she searches for her father and discovers what really is outside the wall.
Feast of Fools
by Rachel Caine
Claire Danvers attends Texas Prairie University in Morganville, a place run by vampires. She wears a bracelet that shows that she belongs to Amelia, a powerful vampire that offers her friends and herself protection from other vampires. Claire already has two enemies, one human and one vampire. The peaceful relationship between the vampires and humans takes a turn for the worse when Mr. Bishop comes to town. Claire begins to take action when he goes after her mom. That’s when Claire discovers Mr. Bishop’s plan at the ball where the vampires bring their human dates. Now it’s up to Claire to stop his evil plot before the humans become hurt. Feast of Fools will leave you intrigued and wanting more.
by Jeff Hirsch
Magisterium is about a sixteen year-old girl named Glenn Morgan that lives next to the Rift. Kevin, her only friend, believes that there are monsters, witchcraft and other magic in the Rift. Her mom disappeared when she was six and her dad was arrested due to a project he was working on. Her father gives Glenn a bracelet that leads her into the Rift. She is ushered on an adventure and discovers the world of magic that she never thought was possible.
Curses And Smoke
by Vicky Alvear Shecter
Curses And Smoke is a story full of adventure and love. A young boy named Tag is faced with the ultimate choice: to fight in the gladiatorial arena to earn his freedom or to stay a slave forever. Lucia is expected to marry an older man so her father can expand his business. She longs to explore more than just Pompeii. Unexpectedly, Tag and Lucia reconnect and realize the feelings they have for each other. They must decide if the risk of leaving their lives behind and being together is worth the strain and sacrifice.
Edited by Denise Little
Witch High is a collection of fourteen accounts of young witches’ experiences in high school. The first tale begins with a young girl sharing a reoccurring nightmare about a boy using his magic to light people on fire. She goes to a great extent to stop him. Explaining the different types of magic, she describes how she only has domestic magic. Who knew a brave young girl with only domestic magic would be able to save the school from destruction. The book continues to tell tales such as a girl rewinding time to finish a paper and the magic school’s curriculum. This book will leave you wishing that you attended Witch High to have these magical experiences.