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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 Irin Wars

The Irin Wars

Author: Jon Davey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/07/2020

JAKE IS HALF-NEPHILIM, half-witch, part cyborg and - a secret weapon. He also finds the sword stained with original Irin blood... THE LEGEND BEGINS when a renegade band of Irin angels manifest on earth to charm and subvert the ancient clans of Eastern Anatolia. An old shaman, and his apprentice, Luta, recognise their true nature, and against great odds, mobilise the spirit world and their clan to destroy these Fallen Angels. Too late, however - their offspring, the Nephilim, are released onto the world, whilst the Irin are banished to the Void and plot their return. THE NEPHILIM scatter and inexorably infiltrate civilisations, becoming the AVERNI, a cult bent on dominating humanity and liberating the Irin from their incarceration. THE FURIA, descendants of the surviving shamans, evolve to oppose them. JAKE HAS A DESTINY. When his friend Jason is murdered, he is propelled into this ancient war. With the help of his friends, his witch mother, an avatar P.I.X.I.E called Eve, a resurrected Egyptian priest and a magical gypsy girl, he must take on the Averni and the Irin. He has no choice... THE WORLD IS ABOUT TO END.

The Mallow Marsh Monster

The Mallow Marsh Monster

Author: Gary Ghislain Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/07/2020

In this second book in the comic-horror The Goolz Next Door series, twelve-year-old Harold and his quirky neighbors contend with a legendary monster that lives in the nearby Mallow Marsh. Immediately picking up where A Bad Night for Bullies left off, Harold is now an official member of the Goolz team, comprised of eccentric horror author Frank Goolz and his daughters Suzie and Ilona (who is also Harold's kinda-sorta girlfriend). A set of twins has come to the Goolz for help in finding their missing mother, whom they believe has been taken by the monster rumored to live in the Mallow Marsh. When the (very real) monster bites Harold, his bizarre symptoms cause him to fear he is transforming into a monster himself. Then Suzie is taken, and it's up to Harold and Ilona to save her, prevent the formation of future marsh monsters, and stop Harold's own frightening transformation.

The Rainbow Cat

The Rainbow Cat

Author: Harleen Kaur Bharya Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/07/2020

The Rainbow Cat is a magical journey of discovery for children to learn about the importance of kindness. The author uses talking animals to set the scene and demonstrates how their behaviour affects them individually. She beautifully depicts the values that one should hold in a sensitive manner. The book clearly aims to make comparisons about making the right choices in life and will provide a great foundation for child self- development. With so much emphasis on striving academically, this story makes for a great change in focusing on important personal development matters for children. The minds of children are like sponges and what they learn at this tender age is what they become. The story is very fitting for parents who want to teach their children about being good human beings in a world where they can become anything. The author of this book is an 8 years old girl which makes the story all the more relatable and it's fascinating to read that what has come from the inside of a child's mind.

The Secret of the Underland

The Secret of the Underland

Author: A. Drabek-Prime Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/07/2020

It isn't normal to hear a voice coming from underneath a flowerbed but that's what Tim hears one day in his school playground. No harm in investigating he and his friend Molly think - until a sly and power-seeking worm takes the opportunity to push Molly through a portal into a parallel world! Falling through to the Underland, she hits a forgetting stone, completely wiping all her memories of home and Tim. Now the only way to restore them is a dangerous soul quest... On her journey she meets many mystical beings including Hogmills, a talking raven, spirit guardians and - worst of all - The Great Illusionist, a being so hungry for power, she has torn the Underland's careful balance in two. With Tim stuck in the human world, and Moly stuck in the Underland, the situation looks bleak. Only together can they defeat The Great Illusionist and restore the balance of the Underland. But will their friendship prove strong enough to conquer such utter darkness?

Hostages of the Jade Wolf

Hostages of the Jade Wolf

Author: Keith Brumpton, Keith Brumpton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/07/2020

When Rinki's neighbours are pig-napped from their village, he's determined rescue them - even if it means a treacherous quest through the forest... But it's not long before Rinki crosses paths with Stinki, courageous Samurai, and Dinki, beautiful pig priestess. Together they form the formidable Kung-Fu Pigs - a force to be reckoned with! Can they take on the wily Jade Wolf and win...?

City of Secrets

City of Secrets

Author: Victoria Ying Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/07/2020

The Queen of Nothing (The Folk of the Air #3)

The Queen of Nothing (The Folk of the Air #3)

Author: Holly Black Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/07/2020

The intoxicating and bloodthirsty finale to the New York Times bestselling The Cruel Prince, nominated for the CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL 2019, and New York Times bestseller The Wicked King, winner of the Best YA Fantasy category in the Goodreads Choice Awards After being pronounced Queen of Faerie and then abruptly exiled by the Wicked King Cardan, Jude finds herself unmoored, the queen of nothing. She spends her time with Vivi and Oak, watching reality television, and doing odd jobs, including squaring up to a cannibalistic faerie. When her twin sister Taryn shows up asking a favour, Jude jumps at the chance to return to the Faerie world, even if it means facing Cardan, who she loves despite his betrayal. When a dark curse is unveiled, Jude must become the first mortal Queen of Faerie and break the curse, or risk upsetting the balance of the whole Faerie world.

The Great Blue Yonder

The Great Blue Yonder

Author: Alex Shearer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/07/2020

The Great Blue Yonder by Alex Shearer is the quirky, gentle journey of a boy stuck between looking back, and moving on. 'You'll be sorry when I'm dead.' That's what Harry said to his sister, before the incident with the lorry. And now he is just that - dead. And he wishes more than anything that he hadn't said it. He wishes he could say sorry. And say goodbye to everyone he left behind - his mum, his dad, his best friend Pete. . . even Jelly Donkins, the class bully. Now he's on the Other Side, waiting to move on to the Great Blue Yonder. But he doesn't know how to get there - until he meets Arthur, a small boy in a top hat who's been dead for years, who helps him say goodbye. . .

These Divided Shores

These Divided Shores

Author: Sara Raasch Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/07/2020

A thrilling sequel to These Rebel Waves-full of deadly magic, double crosses, and a revolution-from Sara Raasch, the New York Times bestselling author of the Snow Like Ashes series. Perfect for fans of Shannon Hale, Leigh Bardugo, and Marissa Meyer. As a child, she committed unforgivable acts to free Grace Loray from King Elazar of Argrid. Now Elazar's plan to retake the island has surpassed Lu's darkest fears: He's holding her and his son, Ben, captive in an endlessly shifting prison, forcing them to make a weapon that will guarantee Elazar's success. Escape is impossible-unless Lu becomes the ruthless soldier she hoped never to be again. Vex failed to save Lu and Ben-and that torments him as much as his Shaking Sickness. With the disease worsening, Vex throws himself into the rebellion against Argrid. The remaining free armies are allied with the stream raider syndicates-and getting them to cooperate will take a strength Vex thought burned on a pyre six years ago. Imprisoned, betrayed, and heartbroken, Ben is determined to end his father's rampage. Watching Elazar sway the minds of Grace Loray as he did those of Argrid, Ben knows he has to play his father's game of devotion to win this war. But how can a heretic prince defeat the Pious God? As armies clash and magic rises, Lu, Vex, and Ben will confront their pasts . . . or lose their futures forever.

Tale Magnolious

Tale Magnolious

Author: Suzanne Nelson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/07/2020

Rise

Rise

Author: Ellen Goodlett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/07/2020

Sisters Akeylah, Ren, and Zofi are all a step closer to their dying father's throne, a step closer to the crown that will allow one of them to rule over Kolonya. But the sisters' pasts continue to haunt them. Each hides a secret marked with blood and betrayal, and now their blackmailer--calling themselves the 'true heir'--is holding nothing back. When King Andros discovers one sister's traitorous past, events are set in motion that will shake the entire kingdom to its core. As Kolonya's greatest threat stalks closer and closer, weaving a web of fear and deceit around Ren, Zofi, and Akeylah, even the people they love are under suspicion. If the sisters are going to survive, they'll have to learn to trust each other above all else and work together, not only to save themselves, but to save everything they hold dear.With shocking reveals and suspenseful storytelling, this breathtaking sequel to Rule will keep you guessing until the very last page.

The Ship of Shadows

The Ship of Shadows

Author: Maria Kuzniar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/07/2020

A feast for the imagination . . . an enthralling adventure. - Abi Elphinstone, author of Sky Song This swashbuckling tale has it all - storms in jars, magic kraken bells, lost cities and a truly unique pirate ship. I loved it. - Alex Bell, author of The Polar Bear Explorers' Club Aleja is a dreamer who longs for a life of magic and adventure. So when a mysterious ship arrives in her Spanish harbour city, crewed by a band of ruthless women, Aleja knows it's sailed right out of a legend. And it wants her. But life aboard the Ship of Shadows is more than even she bargained for. It will take all of Aleja's strength and skill to gain the trust of her fellow pirates - and discover what they are risking everything to find . . . A sweeping, sparkling debut that will delight fans of The Polar Bear Explorer's Club and The Girl of Ink and Stars.