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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!

Mirage

Mirage

Author: Somaiya Daud Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/07/2020

The crown of Dihya had been stripped from me, my face changed, my body broken. But I was not a slave and I was not a spare. I was my mother's daughter, and I would survive and endure. I would find my way back home. **************** The instant Sunday Times bestseller! 'Prepare yourself for a story that's enriching, thrilling, and captivating' - BuzzFeed 'Somaiya Daud is a rare talent. A smart, romantic, exciting debut.' - Veronica Roth, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Divergent 'By turns thrilling and ruminative, sexy and heartbreaking' - Sabaa Tahir, author of an Ember in the Ashes **************** In a star system dominated by the brutal Vathek empire, eighteen-year-old Amani is a dreamer. She dreams of what life was like before the occupation and receiving a sign that one day, she, too, will have adventures, and travel beyond her isolated moon. But when adventure comes for Amani, it is not what she expects. She is kidnapped by the government and taken in secret to the royal palace. There, she discovers that she is nearly identical to the cruel half-Vathek Princess Maram. The princess is so hated by her conquered people that she requires a body double to appear in public, ready to die in her place. As Amani is forced into her new role, she can't help but enjoy the palace's beauty - and her time with the princess' fiance, Idris. But the glitter of the royal court belies a world of violence and fear, and she soon realises that one wrong move could lead to her death...

Once We Were Witches

Once We Were Witches

Author: Sarah Driver Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/07/2020

A spellbinding new middle grade series crackling with magic and adventure, perfect for fans of Starfell, Nevermoor and A Pinch of Magic. I am Spel. Daughter of witches. The only one who can step between worlds. The only one who can save my sister. If I can find her before the witch hunt begins . . . Thirteen years ago, magic was banished and the witches were hunted. Sisters Spel and Egg are the daughters of witches, but they grow up in Miss Mouldheel's School for Wicked Girls with no idea who they really are. Until the day the message arrives telling them to run . . . The message sends them to a funeral parlour in a far away village - and their new guardian, the Undertaker, has a secret. Beneath the funeral parlour is a portal to the Other Ways - four worlds that lie parallel to ours. When Egg vanishes through the portal, Spel knows she must try to save her sister. But no one can step between the worlds - or can they? The first in a new fantasy adventure series with a witchy twist from the author of The Huntress trilogy PRAISE FOR THE HUNTRESS Sea 'A glorious world, a wild adventure and a fierce heroine. I can't stop thinking about this book!' - Robin Stevens, author of Murder Most Unladylike Sky 'Driver's prose takes flight in Huntress: Sky. Exhilarating, gripping and full of heart' Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The Girl of Ink and Stars Storm 'A thrillingly wild adventure that crackles with magic' Abi Elphinstone, author of Sky Song Sarah Driver is a graduate of the Bath Spa MA in Writing for Young People, during which she won the United Agents Most Promising Writer prize. She is also a qualified nurse and midwife. Sarah started writing stories as a small child and lists her influences as Spellhorn by Berlie Doherty, A Necklace Of Raindrops by Joan Aiken and the Carbonel books by Barbara Sleigh - those gorgeous, magical stories that create and nurture readers. When she's not writing, she can be found walking by the sea, visiting exhibitions, reading or travelling, often in the name of research. She has seen humpback whales from an oak boat in the northern seas of Iceland, eaten cubes of six-month fermented Greenland shark, and journeyed by train beyond the arctic circle to the far north of Swedish Lapland, where she rode a slightly obstinate horse through a forest, under the northern lights, in temperatures of -32 degrees. She has learned that even horrifying bouts of sea-sickness make excellent research material. Sarah lives in Sussex, close to the sea, with Lily, a street-wise ginger cat and an excitable mini-lop bunny named Peter.

The Official Pokemon Fiction: The Chikorita Challenge

The Official Pokemon Fiction: The Chikorita Challenge

Author: The Pokemon Company International Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/07/2020

The latest adventure with Ash and Pikachu ... Pokemon is one of the most popular and successful entertainment franchises in the world, encompassing video games, the Pokemon Trading Card Game (TCG), mobile games and apps, animation and movies, Play! Pokemon competitive events, and licensed products. It was first established in Japan in 1996 with the launch of the Pokemon Red and Pokemon Green video games for the Game Boy (TM) system. The video games were released internationally in 1998 as Pokemon Red and Pokemon Blue. More than 20 years later, Pokemon continues to be a global entertainment mainstay and pop culture icon.

Forest of Souls

Forest of Souls

Author: Lori M. Lee Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/07/2020

Danger lurks within the roots of Forest of Souls, an epic, unrelenting tale of destiny and sisterhood, perfect for fans of Naomi Novik and Susan Dennard. A tantalizing beginning to a rich new fantasy series. --Traci Chee, NYT bestselling author of The Reader trilogy Absolutely enchanting. - Natalie C. Parker, author of Seafire You won't want to escape. - Sarah Henning, author of the Sea Witch Will leave you shouting sisters unite! - Mindee Arnett, author of Onyx & Ivory and Avalon Sirscha Ashwyn comes from nothing, but she's intent on becoming something. After years of training to become the queen's next royal spy, her plans are derailed when shamans attack and kill her best friend Saengo. And then Sirscha, somehow, restores Saengo to life. Unveiled as the first soulguide in living memory, Sirscha is summoned to the domain of the Spider King. For centuries, he has used his influence over the Dead Wood--an ancient forest possessed by souls--to enforce peace between the kingdoms. Now, with the trees growing wild and untamed, only a soulguide can restrain them. As war looms, Sirscha must master her newly awakened abilities before the trees shatter the brittle peace, or worse, claim Saengo, the friend she would die for.

The Giant from the Fire Sea

The Giant from the Fire Sea

Author: John Himmelman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/07/2020

Hunted by the Sky

Hunted by the Sky

Author: Tanaz Bhathena Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/07/2020

Exploring identity, class struggles, and high-stakes romance, Tanaz Bhathena's Hunted by the Sky is a gripping adventure set in a world inspired by medieval India. Gul has spent her life running. She has a star-shaped birthmark on her arm, and in the kingdom of Ambar, girls with such birthmarks have been disappearing for years. Gul's mark is what caused her parents' murder at the hand of King Lohar's ruthless soldiers and forced her into hiding to protect her own life. So when a group of rebel women called the Sisters of the Golden Lotus rescue her, take her in, and train her in warrior magic, Gul wants only one thing: revenge. Cavas lives in the tenements, and he's just about ready to sign his life over to the king's army. His father is terminally ill, and Cavas will do anything to save him. But sparks fly when he meets a mysterious girl--Gul--in the capital's bazaar, and as the chemistry between them undeniably grows, he becomes entangled in a mission of vengeance--and discovers a magic he never expected to find. Dangerous circumstances have brought Gul and Cavas together at the king's domain in Ambar Fort...a world with secrets deadlier than their own.

Impervious

Impervious

Author: A.J. Hartley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2020

Trina Warren didn't plan on being anyone's hero. She planned on going to fourth period as normal. But then there was a bang, and an overturned chair, and everything was different. Now Trina finds herself in a fantasy world, pursued by a faceless, nameless monster that only she can stop. Just one second is all it takes for Trina to turn from a regular clumsy high school girl, to a monster-fighting warrior. Just one second is all it takes for everything to change ...

Sword and Shield Handbook

Sword and Shield Handbook

Author: Scholastic Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2020

The new Galar Region Pokemon are here, and kids gotta catch 'em all! The Galar Region Handbook has all the stats and facts kids need to know about the brand-new Pokemon from Sword and Shield, the new games for Nintendo Switch. Meet all the Pokemon of Galar, a brand-new region! Every amazing Pokemon featured in the new Sword and Shield video games is included in this comprehensive handbook. You'll discover stats and facts about many brand-new Pokemon - and learn new things about some classic favourites as well. It's everything you ever wanted to know about the Pokemon of Galar!

Before the Dawn (RWBY, Book 2)

Before the Dawn (RWBY, Book 2)

Author: E.C. Myers Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2020

In the future-fantasy world of RWBY, Rooster Teeth's hit animated webseries, teens train to become warriors. Join the fight in this epic official, original novel from E.C. Myers and RWBY's head writers! A storm is coming... After their strange mission in the desert, Coco, Fox, Velvet and Yatsuhashi are back at Shade Academy, doing some extracurricular work to track down The Crown, a mysterious force that's snatching up people with powerful semblances. The job should be easier with Team SSSN by their side, but The Crown continues to evade them. Out of options and worried that a bigger plot is in motion, CFVY and SSSN notify Theodore, the Headmaster of Shade Academy, but Theodore has problems of his own. Troubled by the disasters at Beacon and Haven Academies and struggling to support the flood of refugee students, Theodore declares a new initiation - including the formation of new teams to better unite the student body. Amid mounting tension at the school, CFVY and SSSN must contend with unfamiliar teammates and uneasy rivalries, all while The Crown plots their next move. Don't miss this exclusive, original story straight from award-winning author E.C. Myers and RWBY's head writers, Kerry Shawcross and Miles Luna!

Undercover Robot: My First Year as a Human

Undercover Robot: My First Year as a Human

Author: David Edmonds, Bertie Fraser Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2020

Watch out, Brussells Academy - this robot will outwit you all! If super-high-tech android Dotty can spend an entire year masquerading as a twelve-year-old schoolgirl, she could win a multi-million-pound prize that will enable her creators to continue their ground-breaking work in the development of AI. Easy-peasy, right? As Dotty navigates the social expectations of Year 7 she gets into a series of hilarious scrapes, and encounters numerous ethical dilemmas both at school and at home. Then a boy in her class discovers there's a reward for outing the robot, and becomes intent on proving that Dotty is not who - or what - she says she is. To prevent herself from being discovered, Dotty needs to put into practice everything she has learned about being human. But will it be enough...?

The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone

The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone

Author: Jaclyn Moriarty Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2020

'Perfect for fans of Lemony Snicket' - a Book of the Year in the i News 'A whirligig of adventure' - The Telegraph _______________ Bronte Mettlestone is ten years old when her parents are killed by pirates. This does not bother her much: her parents ran away to have adventures when she was a baby. She has been raised by her Aunt Isabelle, with assistance from the Butler, and has spent a pleasant childhood of afternoon teas and riding lessons. Now, however, her parents have left detailed instructions for Bronte in their will. (Instructions that, annoyingly, have been reinforced with faery cross-stitch, which means that if she doesn't complete them, terrible things could happen) She must travel the kingdoms alone, delivering gifts to ten other aunts: a farmer aunt who owns an orange orchard, a veterinarian aunt who specializes in dragon care, a pair of aunts who captain a cruise ship, and a former rock star aunt who is now the reigning monarch of a small kingdom. But as she travels from aunt to aunt, Bronte suspects there might be more to this journey than the simple delivery of treasure; though little does she suspect that she will have to play such a big part in the extraordinary events that follow.

The Midnight Queen

The Midnight Queen

Author: Christopher Keene Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2020