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Reading Level: Grades 4-6
Despite his best attempts NOT to attend the Magisterium, Callum has managed to complete his first year and acquire a pet, Havoc a Chaos-ridden wolf. Call tries to enjoy his summer at home with his father but finds it difficult because 1) His father hates the Magisterium; 2) His father despises Havoc and 3) His father seems to be afraid of Call. When Call uncovers his father's plan to kill both Call and Havoc, Call flees back to the Magisterium. He isn't happy or safe there either because Call knows a secret about himself. A secret that will probably end in the death of Call or his best friend.
Be sure to read book #1 in the Magisterium series The Iron Trial.
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Other books by Holly Black
Other books by Cassandra Clare
Stories set in schools of magic include:
Witch Week by Diana Wynne Jones
The Hound of Rowan by Henry Neff
Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins and
Midnight for Charlie Bone by Jenny Nimmo
Reading Level: Grades 5-8
Attention Ranger's Apprentice fans! Adventures in the Kingdom of Araluen are back with this first volume of the Early Years prequel series which trace the adventures of two young rangers, Halt and Crowley, during one of the most dangerous times in the Kingdom of Araluen. Brilliant, lethal Baron Morgarath has isolated King Oswald and discredited the crown prince. As part of his plan Morgarath has corrupted the King's staunchest allies, the Ranger corps. Determined to save the kingdom Crowley and Halt embark on a desperate race to find and recruit the scattered loyal Rangers before it is too late.
Other books by John Flanagan
Other books for action-lovers include:
The Merchant of Death by D. J. MacHale
The Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima
Eon: Dragoneye Reborn by Alison Goodman and
Fall of a Kingdom by Hilari Bell
Reading Level: Grades 6-9
The author of the "Percy Jackson & the Olympians" series strikes gold again in this first episode of his new series "Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard."
Magnus Chase has been living on the streets ever since the wolves burst into the apartment and killed his mother. With her last breath she told him to hide and never go to his uncle for help. On his sixteenth birthday he can hide no more. Fate, in the form of his uncle, has found him. In moments Magnus recovers (and loses) a powerful, magical sword, fights a ferocious fire giant, dies and is taken to Valhalla, a paradise for warriors, where he discovers he is the son of the god of spring and summer.
More books by Rick Riordan
If you enjoyed this Norse mythological adventure try:
The Sea of Trolls by Nancy Farmer
Loki's Wolves by Kelley Armstrong and
Runemarks by Joanne Harris
Reading Level: Grades 6+
Every morning, before she can go to school, Camille has to walk the puppy (which happens to be a werewolf) and clean out the garage (which houses a dragon.) In addition to her high school homework, she also has to memorize spells. Her “mother” (the evil witch who kidnapped Camilla from her parents) insists on it. But Camille has no magic. And she has no desire to be a witch.
That all changes when her “mother’s” spell backfires and Camille’s crush Devon is possessed by a demon. Camille has one week to figure out how to banish the demon before Devon is lost to her forever!
Didn’t know I was magical!
The Lives of Christopher Chant by Diana Wynne Jones
Hold Me Closer Necromancer by Lish McBride
The Iron Trial by Holly Black
Other demon tales include:
Possess by Gretchen McNeil
The Devil’s Intern by Donna Hosie
Reading Level: Grades 4 - 7
These fourteen short stories, written when Terry Pratchett when he was a junior reporter for a local paper, were dug up and re-edited by the author and put into this fun collection of satirical fantasy which has truly stood the test of time.