Wizards, Witches, and Warlocks: 13+ Fantasy Titles for Ages 13 and up

2 May


Summer is here! And that means loads of time for kids to experience books in all their glory. This is also a great time to encourage kids to read the books they choose (without having to worry about school assignments) and to try out new genres that they might be interested in learning more about. This series will offer titles for toddlers to teens and include a variety of formats. Each week will focus on a different genre and will follow the same format:

  • Mondays – Titles for Ages 3-7
  • Tuesdays – Middle Grade Titles for Ages 8-12
  • Wednesdays – Young Adult Titles for Ages 13+
  • Thursdays – Nonfiction pairings
  • Friday – Recap of the Week

Young Adult

Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
Sunny and her friends must track down Black Hat Otokoto, a man responsible for kidnapping children and in the process Sunny must use powers stronger than she knows to overcome Black Hat Otokoto and change the fate of her world.

The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
Because Tea is a necromancer, she is shunned from her community and turns to a older, wiser witch for training, where she’ll learn to use elemental magic to fight the dark forces.

Caraval by Stephanie Garber
Caraval is a once-a-year performance/game/show and Scarlett wants nothing more than to experience the magic. But when she is finally invited, her sister is captured by the game’s maker and in order to get her sister back, she must win the game.

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Ayedemi
Magic has disappeared from Orïsha and Zélie has one chance to bring back magic as she fights against the crown prince who wants to remove magic from the land forever.

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
Jude and her sisters have been raised in the High Court of Faerie and she wants nothing more than to belong there, but as a human she definitely stands out. With intrigue and deception, Jude must make alliances carefully if she plans on staying in the High Court.

The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
Nix lives aboard her father’s ship that can sail to anywhere or anytime he has a map, but he’s only looking for one specific map – Honolulu, 1868. But, if he finds his way there, he may erase Nix’s very existence.

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
Nimona is a shapeshifter who pairs with Lord Ballister Blackheart to wreck havoc on Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics, but Nimona’s powers are more myserious and powerful than even Lord Blackheart expected.

The Novice by by Taran Matharu
“Fletcher finds himself caught in the middle of powerful forces, with only his demon Ignatius for help.” (Taken from Goodreads)

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
“There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.”

Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older
Sierra learns that a supernatural order exists in her neighborhood called the Shadowshapers which can connect with spirits through art, but when one anthropologist gets greedy, he begins killing off the other Shadowshapers and Sierra must harness her powers to save her family.

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Alina’s power could save her best friend’s life and set her country free from the evils of the monsters that roam in the the dark shadows, but nothing is as it seems as Alina learns more about her powers.

The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
Maya’s destiny is cursed, so when her father arranges a marriage for her, she must learn to find her voice and power as the Queen of Akaran – a land and palace that is as dangerous as it is mysterious, but who can she trust?

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
Lazlo is obsessed with the mythical city of Weep and is given the chance to travel there with the help fo Godslayer and seize his chance or lose his dream forever. But Weep is filled with more questions than answers and and a mysterious blue-skinned goddess from Lazlo’s dreams.


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