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Katsa has been able to kill a man with her bare hands since she was eight - she's a Graceling, one of the rare people in her land born with an extreme skill. As niece of the king, she should be able to live a life of privilege, but Graced as she is with killing, she is forced to work as the King's thug.

Written by Kristin Cashore | $9.99 | Graphia Books
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For years, Jacob Reckless has enjoyed the Mirrorworld's secrets and treasures, but not anymore -- his younger brother has followed. Unless he can stop it, dark magic will turn the boy to beast, hurt of the girl he loves, and destroy everything Jacob holds most dear. If you're looking for happily ever after, you've come to the wrong place.

Written by Cornelia Funke | $19.99 | Little Brown Young Readers
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Gregor the Overlander

When eleven-year-old Gregor follows his little sister through a grate in the laundry room of their New York apartment building, he hurtles into the dark Underland beneath the city. A prophecy foretells a role for him in the Underland's future and now he realizes it might be the only way to solve the biggest mystery of his life. His quest will change him forever.

Written by Suzanne Collins | $6.99 | Scholastic Press
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Things Not Seen

Fifteen-year-old Bobby Phillips wakes up to discover he is invisible. He can't go to school and must give the appearance of being there. Clements, author of award-winning Frindle, writes a funny, scary first-person account of "what-ifs" with enough plausibility to make this a fun and fast fantasy.

Written by Andrew Clements | $9.99 | Puffin Books
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Alek is a prince without a throne and on the run. Deryn is a girl disguised as a soldier in the British Air Service. They are thrown together aboard the mighty airship Leviathan -- it is British fabricated beasts versus German steam-powered war machines. Alek and Deryn are enemies with everything to lose, yet somehow destined to be together.

Written by Scott Westerfeld | $9.99 | Simon & Schuster
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