Beyond Belief: Supernatural & Fantasy Fiction

The Amulet of Samarkand

The Amulet of Samarkand


Nathaniel, a magician's apprentice, summons up the djinni Bartimaeus and instructs him to steal the Amulet of Samarkand from the powerful magician Simon Lovelace.
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Beyond the Deepwoods

Beyond the Deepwoods


Thirteen-year-old Twig, having always looked and felt different from his woodtroll family, learns that he is adopted and travels out of his Deepwoods home to find the place where he belongs. Young Twig lives in the Deepwoods, among the Woodtrolls, but he isn’t one of them.
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La Brújula Dorada

La Brújula Dorada


Accompanied by her daemon, Lyra Belacqua sets to the Far North to discover what has happened to her best friend and the other kidnapped children.
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City of Bones

City of Bones


Suddenly able to see demons and the Darkhunters who are dedicated to returning them to their own dimension, fifteen-year-old Clary Fray is drawn into this bizarre world when her mother disappears and Clary herself is almost killed by a monster.
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Coraline

Coraline


Looking for excitement, Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into a world that is similar, yet disturbingly different from her own, where she must challenge a gruesome entity in order to save herself, her parents, and the souls of three others.
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Storm Front

The Dresden Files


A modern-day mage and consultant to the police finds his stale life suddenly enlivened by the presence of a rival in the black arts.
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Girl Genius

Girl Genius


Agatha's airship crashes in the Wastelands, where she encounters a traveling circus in which she hides from Baron Wulfenbach. While with the circus, Agatha trains with the circus's expert swordswoman Zeetha, meets a new breed of Jagermonster, and attracts unexpected attention.
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The Golden Compass

The Golden Compass


Accompanied by her daemon, Lyra Belacqua sets out to prevent her best friend and other kidnapped children from becoming the subject of gruesome experiments in the Far North.
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Graceling

Graceling


In a world where some people are born with extreme and often-feared skills called Graces, Katsa struggles for redemption from her own horrifying Grace, the Grace of killing, and teams up with another young fighter to save their land from a corrupt king.
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A Great and Terrible Beauty

A Great & Terrible Beauty


After the suspicious death of her mother in 1895, sixteen-year-old Gemma returns to England, after many years in India, to attend a finishing school where she becomes aware of her magical powers and ability to see into the spirit world.
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Howl's Moving Castle

Howl's Moving Castle


Eldest of three sisters in a land where it is considered to be a misfortune, Sophie is resigned to her fate as a hat shop apprentice until a witch turns her into an old woman and she finds herself in the castle of the greatly feared wizard Howl.
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Keturah and Lord Death

Keturah & Lord Death


When Lord Death comes to claim sixteen-year-old Keturah while she is lost in the King’s Forest, she charms him with her story and is granted a twenty-four hour reprieve in which to seek her one true love.
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The Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings


Frodo the hobbit and his companions set out to destroy the Ring of Power before the evil Sauron grasps control.
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Sabriel

Sabriel


Sabriel, daughter of the necromancer Abhorsen, must journey into the mysterious and magical Old Kingdom to rescue her father from the Land of the Dead.
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The Secret Hour

Secret Hour


Upon moving to Bixby, Oklahoma, fifteen-year-old Jessica Day learns that she is one of a group of people who have special abilities that help them fight ancient creatures living in an hour hidden at midnight; creatures that seem determined to destroy Jess.
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Sorcery and Cecelia

Sorcery & Cecelia


In 1817 in England, two young cousins, Cecilia living in the country and Kate in London, write letters to keep each other informed of their exploits, which take a sinister turn when they find themselves confronted by evil wizards.
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So You Want to be a Wizard

So You Want to be a Wizard


Thirteen-year-old Nita, tormented by a gang of bullies because she won’t fight back, finds the help she needs in a library book on wizardry which guides her into another dimension.
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Wee Free Men

Wee Free Men


A young witch-to-be named Tiffany teams up with the Wee Free Men, a clan of six-inch-high blue men, to rescue her baby brother and ward off a sinister invasion from Fairyland.
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Wolf Tower

Wolf Tower


When a stranger is captured by the Guards of the House and Garden where she has worked all her life as a slave and maid, sixteen-year-old Claidi helps him escape and sets out with him to journey to his home city through the dangerous Waste.
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