Also, see the following student lists, as they are heavily fantasy:
Jill's List-heavily fantasy
Tim's List-heavily fantasy
BUN Bunche, Elizabeth. A Curse Dark
as Gold. New York:
Arthur A. Levine, 2007.
A spin off of the Rumpelstilskin tale, but with characters such as Charlotte Miller, the miller's daughter, and more. The story behind the trickery in the fairy tale reads as the real story that the tale derived from with Charlotte struggling to make her mill profitable and pay off debts while forces outside her control are interferring. Fascinating!
: Simon Pulse, 2009.
In an alternate 1914 Europe, fifteen-year-old Austrian Prince Alek, on the run from the Clanker Powers who are attempting to take over the globe using mechanical machinery, forms an uneasy alliance with Deryn who, disguised as a boy to join the British Air Service, is learning to fly genetically-engineered beasts.
F RIO Riordan, Rick. Sea of Monsters. New York : Miramax Books/Hyperion Books for Children, c2006. .Poison has never fit it to the community in which she lives, but when the pharies kidnap her sister, she races to save her. Meeting the Phaerie Lord, she finds he is not exactly a kind or generous ruler and that the world in which he lives is full of danger, politics and intrigue. A great read!
F WOO Wooding, Chris.Poison. New York: Orchard, 2003.Poison has never fit it to the community in which she lives, but when the pharies kidnap her sister, she races to save her. Meeting the Phaerie Lord, she finds he is not exactly a kind or generous ruler and that the world in which he lives is full of danger, politics and intrigue. A great read!
F HAL Halem, Ann. Siberia New York: Little, Brown, c2005. In the future, the state trys to control everything, including the environment. Sloe and her mother are cent to a prison camp, and later, Sloe is sent to a prison school. Escaping, Sloe sets off on a trek across frozen wastelands, tending to the secret "seeds" of wild animals her mother left in her care, trying to reach a new life for all of them.
F PAT Patterson, James. Maximum Ride. New York: Little, Brown, c2005. After the mutant Erasers abduct the youngest member of their group, the "birdkids," who are the result of genetic experimentation, take off in pursuit and find themselves struggling to understand their own origins and purpose.
F STR Stroud, Jonathan.The Amulet of the Samarkand. New York: Miramax Books, 2003. A young magician summons the djinni, Bartimaeus, to exact revenge on Simon Lovelace, a magician who humiliated him several years prior. What he unleashes and then must control proves to test every resource he currently has and more.
THO Thomson, Celia. The fallen New York: Simon
Something's come over Chloe. She suddenly is tired of being such a good kid, so on her birthday she cuts school with some friends and hangs out in San Fransico, but weird things happen, the biggest of which is her fall from the top of Coit Tower. She waits to die, but oddly enough, she doesn't. As time goes on she finds she finds she develops interesting abilities, such as the ability to leap great distances from rooftop to rooftop and then there are those interesting claws that begin to appear when she is angry.....
LEE Lee, Tanith. Piratica. New York: Dutton,
Artemesia falls down the stairs at her boarding school and regains her memory, realizing her mother was the famous pirate, Piratica. She sets off to live the life of a pirate as her mother did, leaving behind the stifling world of young women.
MCL McLaren, Clemence. Aphrodite's Blessings: Love Stories
from the Greek Myths. New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers,
Atalanta, Andromeda, and Psyche, three female characters in Greek mythology, tell the stories of their marriages. Includes information on love and marriage in ancient Greece.
F PUL Pullman,
Philip. The Golden Compass. New York: Alfred
A. Khopf, 1995. see also the sequels: The Subtle Knife
and The Amber Spyglass.
Accompanied by her daemon, Lyra Belacqua sets out to prevent her best friend and other kidnapped children from becoming the subjects of gruesome experiments in the Far North.
KRA Krause, Annette. Blood
and Chocolate. New York : Delacorte
Having fallen for a human boy, a beautiful teenage werewolf must battle both her packmates and the fear of the townspeople to decide where she belongs and with whom.
HAH Hahn, Mary Downing. Look
for me by Moonlight.
New York : Clarion Books, c1995.
While staying with her father and his wife, while her mom is traviling, Cynda meets a mysterious strangter Vincent Morthanos. Tales of a murder begin cropping up and Cynda feels herself pulled different directions while trying to solve the murder.
PIE Pierce, Tamora. Sandry's book. New
York : Scholastic, , c1997.
Four young misfits find themselves living in a strictly disciplined temple community where they become friends while also learning to do crafts and to use their powers, especially magic.
Farmer, Nancy. House of the Scorpion.
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2002.
In the not-too-distant future, Matteo Alacran struggles with the realities of his life as a clone. This well-woven story set on the border of Mexico and the U.S. involves drug lords, hovercafts and young love.
HAL Halam, Ann. Dr. Franklin's Island. Wendy
Lamb Book, 2002.
After their plane crashes, killing almost everyone, 3 teenagers attempt to survive, not realizing that there is someone who knows they are alive. A great science fiction/action/adventure story!
PIE Pierce, Meredith Ann. Treasure at the Heart of the Tanglewood.
New York : Viking, c2001.
A magical novel of "Brown Hannah", who for reasons unknown helps the villagers with their health problems and must go to the wizard at the heart of the Tanglewood Forest. After challenging the wizard, she breaks free from him and begins to evolve, first into Green Hannah, then Russet Hannah, searching for who she really is