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Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage)

See below for a selection of the latest books from Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage) category. Presented with a red border are the Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage) books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage) books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

The Initiate

The Initiate

Author: H Dean Fisher Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/07/2021

Eva Evergreen, Semi-Magical Witch

Eva Evergreen, Semi-Magical Witch

Author: Julie Abe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/07/2021

Sometimes all you need is a pinch of magic... Eva Evergreen is determined to earn the rank of Adept Witch before she turns thirteen years old. If she doesn't, she'll lose her magic forever. For most young witches and wizards, it's a simple enough test: ONE: Help your town, do good all around. TWO: Live there for one moon, don't leave too soon. THREE: Fly home by broomstick, the easiest of tricks. The only problem? Eva only has a pinch of magic. She summons heads of cabbage instead of flowers and gets a sunburn instead of calling down rain. And to add insult to injury, whenever she overuses her magic, she falls asleep. When she lands on the tranquil coastal town of Auteri, the residents expect a powerful witch, not a semi-magical girl. So Eva comes up with a plan: set up a magical repair shop to aid Auteri and prove she's worthy. She may have more blood than magic, but her semi-magical fixes repair the lives of the townspeople in ways they never could have imagined. Only, Eva's bit of magic may not be enough when the biggest magical storm in history threatens the town she's grown to love. Eva must conjure up all of the magic, bravery, and cleverness she can muster or Auteri and her dreams of becoming a witch will wash away with the storm.

The Kat and The Hooligoats

The Kat and The Hooligoats

Author: Barry Hudley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/07/2021

Ginger-haired eco-worrier Katherine 'The Kat' Briscoe is convinced that there's more to the world than people think. After seeing the ghost of a monk in the ruins of the old Priory in Much Wenlock, she loves going there on trips with best-buddy Marcas, hoping to see yet more proof of the supernatural. Unlike her classmates, she even has a sneaky feeling that Santa Claus really does exist. And shortly before her twelfth birthday, life in the small village near Dudley, where she lives with Mom and Pop, changes forever when a mysterious gift materialises, kick-starting her ability to transmogrify at will into a pygmy goat. There are plenty of laughs along the way as she gets to hang out in Pets Corner with the adorable, but infamous, Hooligoats. All becomes as clear as mud when Grandma, who flies in to help Mom, explains that Kat is descended from an ancient, female-only line of genetically modified Icelandic elf. While they set about teaching Kat the ways of their kind, Pop, who sadly is just human, does his best to help by learning Hoolispeak, much to the amusement of the goats. But the frivolity is overshadowed when the police turn up at their house, and there begins a race to find out the answer to one big question: could Kat possibly be the Huldufolk girl with the potential to fulfill The Prophecy and 'harness the power of Mother Earth to defend her people against emerging evils'? Of course, when Mother Earth herself plays hard-to-get, and the evils in question would make Dracula want to cower behind the settee, there may be a high price to pay for the answer.

The Missing

The Missing

Author: Kate O'Hearn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/07/2021

Follow Astraea, Zephyr, and their friends as they travel to a dangerous jungle world in this second book in a brand-new series from bestselling Pegasus author Kate O'Hearn, who masterfully blends mystery and mythology together. With the weakened Titan prisoners hidden on Earth, Astraea, Zephyr, and their team head to Nesso's jungle world to seek help in the struggle against the Mimics. But nothing goes to plan. The moment they arrive, they encounter a world filled with dangers they never imagined possible-from massive, hungry dinosaurs to a blisteringly hot sun. Soon Zephyr and Astraea are seriously wounded. Without ambrosia or nectar to heal them, the group realizes they are in serious trouble. But where can they go for help? With Zephyr's life slipping away, Jake and Tryn use their new flying skateboards to try to make it to Xanadu where they hope to find ambrosia for Zephyr and enlist help to join the fight against the Mimics. Meanwhile, Astraea and the three centaurs must use all their cunning to keep Zephyr safe and alive. But danger comes in many forms, and it seems as though no one may be left to help them-until Jake and Tryn stumble across a lone Olympian everyone believed to be dead...

Seasons of Chaos

Seasons of Chaos

Author: Elle Cosimano Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/07/2021

Perfect for fans of Holly Black and Victoria Schwab, this is the stunning conclusion to a lush, high-stakes fantasy duology, the first book of which New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Armentrout called flawless and addictive. As immortal Seasons, Jack and Fleur wielded powerful magic in their roles as a Winter and a Spring. Yet there wasn't magic strong enough to keep them apart, and they risked everything for their love, for the freedom to live their lives as they choose-together. That choice came at a cost, and Jack had to sacrifice his Winter magic-and his immortality. Although he'd do anything for Fleur, he can't deny the emptiness he's felt since. And the world they thought they left behind is still dealing with the fallout of the battle. With Professor Lyon as the new Chronos, Seasons are free to do as they please. But not everyone is happy with the change in leadership. When an old enemy seeks revenge, immense magic runs wild and unchecked, creating chaos everywhere. Thrust into the middle of a new war, Jack and Fleur are again forced to choose between their freedom and saving the world from the storm.

The Stars of Whistling Ridge

The Stars of Whistling Ridge

Author: Cindy Baldwin Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/07/2021

This enchanting story about magic, family, and the meaning of home from the award-winning author of Where the Watermelons Grow is perfect for fans of Corey Ann Haydu and Natalie Lloyd. Ivy Mae Bloom is almost thirteen years old, her name is almost a complete sentence, and her family's RV is almost a home. That's one too many almosts for Ivy. She desperately wants a place to put down roots, but it's her mama's job as a fallen star to tend the magic underpinning the world-a job that's kept Ivy's family living on the road since before Ivy was born. After Ivy steals Mama's entire supply of wish jars in the hopes of finding a place to call home, disaster strands her family in Whistling Ridge, North Carolina, with Mama's star sisters. Ivy falls for Whistling Ridge immediately-she just needs to convince her parents to stay. But something is draining the magic from the town, and the star sisters can't pinpoint it. Ivy and her new friends find a clue in Whistling Ridge's history that might explain the mysterious threat...but if Whistling Ridge's magic is fixed, Mama will need to move on. Ivy is faced with an impossible decision: How can she help the star sisters lift the curse if it means losing her best chance at a forever home?

Secrets of the Last Merfolk

Secrets of the Last Merfolk

Author: Lindsay Littleson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/07/2021

One of the swimmers plunged underwater with a flick of his long, dolphin-like tail. The other followed, sending an arc of spray shooting upwards, tail slapping against the choppy waves. In the quiet Scottish seaside village of Dunlyre, Finn is enduring a winter holiday with his annoying new stepmother, wishing things could go back to how they were, while Sage is enjoying her new home, wishing things would stay as they are. Finn has seen mysterious swimmers in the Firth late at night. Then, from the clifftop, first Sage, then Finn, hears an eerie song. Could the local legend of merfolk living amid the waves actually be true? When the new friends meet the magical sea-people, they are amazed and impressed, but the merfolk are hiding a secret. The two human children must put aside their own problems and help in the battle against the young merfolk's ancient underwater enemy before the last of their kind are lost forever. From the author of the much-loved Guardians of the Wild Unicorns, Secrets of the Last Merfolk is an exciting fantasy adventure that reimagines the mythical sea-people as powerful, proud and fearless.

Edie and the Box of Flits

Edie and the Box of Flits

Author: Kate Wilkinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/07/2021

A modern classic for readers of THE BORROWERS - about eleven-year-old Edie Winter and her magical box of winged people that only children can see. When eleven-year-old Edie Winter finds a mysterious box on the London Underground she's amazed to discover that it's home to a family of Flits - tiny winged people. But Impy, Speckle and Nid need Edie's help. Not only do they need supplies (rice crispies, sugar sprinkles, digestive biscuits and raisins) and someone to look after them, but their brother Jot has run away and they need Edie's help to find him. Set against the backdrop of London and its Underground network, EDIE AND THE BOX OF FLITS is a story about friendship, family and noticing the little things in life. With delightful black-and-white illustrations by animator, cartoonist and illustrator Joe Berger.

Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk

Author: Mike Klaassen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/07/2021

Savage: The Wild

Savage: The Wild

Author: Max Bemis, Nathan Stockman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/07/2021

Teenage heartthrob. Feral social icon. Dinosaur hunter. Born and raised on an uncharted island full of prehistoric dangers, Kevin Sauvage has a taste of home when a mutant dino threat invades England! From the mad minds of international superstar Max Bemis (Moon Knight) and powerhouse artist Nathan Stockman (Spidey) comes the craziest action book of 2020. Collecting SAVAGE (2020) #1-4.

The Ravens

The Ravens

Author: Danielle Paige, Kass Morgan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/07/2021

The sorority girls are real witches. From New York Times bestselling authors Kass Morgan and Danielle Paige comes a thrilling, dark contemporary fantasy about a prestigious sorority of witches and two girls caught up in its world of sinister magic and betrayals. At first glance, the sisters of ultra-exclusive Kappa Rho Nu - the Ravens - seem like typical sorority girls. Ambitious, beautiful, and smart, they're the most powerful girls on Westerly College's Savannah, Georgia, campus. But the Ravens aren't just regular sorority girls. They're witches. Scarlett Winter has always known she's a witch - and she's determined to be the sorority's president. But if a painful secret from her past ever comes to light, she could lose absolutely everything... Vivi Devereaux has no idea she's a witch. So when she gets a coveted bid to pledge the Ravens, she vows to do whatever it takes to be part of the magical sisterhood. The only thing standing in her way is Scarlett, who doesn't think Vivi is Ravens material. But when a dark power rises on campus, the girls will have to put their rivalry aside to save their fellow sisters. Someone has discovered the Ravens' secret. And that someone will do anything to see these witches burn . . .

Hexed

Hexed

Author: Julia Tuffs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/07/2021

Sabrina the Teenage Witch meets Sex Education - Jessie Jones has just discovered she's a witch. Too bad there isn't a hex to make slimy Callum Henderson and his friends disappear ... yet. A feisty, funny YA series about discovering your place and your power. New girl, new school, new life on stupid island - thanks Mum. All Jessie Jones wants is to keep her head down, avoid school douchebag Callum Henderson, and coast - middle-of-the-road-like. But when strange powers start to manifest during crippling period pains, flying under the radar seems highly unlikely. Can Jessie embrace her new-found witchiness, control her erratic powers and work out a way to bring down Callum and his cult of toxic masculinity? The funny, angsty, punchy YA debut is perfect for fans of Holly Bourne.