Some stories are just too big for one book to hold. Check out these top picks for outstanding young adult series in our stores:
Katniss Everdeen’s Panem is a merciless world to live in, split into 12 districts and ruled with an iron fist by the aristocrats of the Capitol. When her sister Primrose is picked for the Hunger Games, an annual death match populated by children from every district, she volunteers herself instead. Katniss’ decision to step forward will change her life, her values and the world around her as she rises to the top of a long-simmering revolution.
THE ENEMY SERIES by Charlie Higson
The world’s adults have been turned into zombie-like creatures by a mysterious pandemic, and the children that remain have banded together to survive. As the survivors wander London, facing danger both from zombie grown-ups and within their own ranks, can they find a cure for the disease before it claims them too? A must for fans of horror and post-apocalyptic tales.
Dystopia fans will be eager to sink their teeth into the final book of the The Power of Five series. The earth has been nearly destroyed by darkness, and its survivors are left drifting in a world of hunger and violence. The last remnants of hope survive in five teenagers: the Gatekeepers, who must unite and make their final stand against Chaos, King of The Old Ones. But there is a traitor in their midst, and the others know that without them, they cannot win the battle that awaits them in frozen Oblivion.
The world’s last vampire is 5,000 years old, having survived the ages through strength and cunning. When others of her kind rise, along with other, even stranger threats against humanity, Alisa (one of many names) must plumb every reserve of her strength to defend the world. Intrigue, drama and mystery lace the pages in this must-read for any fans of vampires and other supernatural creatures.
This contemporary urban fantasy comes with a cast composed of every creature imaginable. Clarissa Fray thinks she’s just another ordinary human until a chance encounter reveals that she can see the normally invisible mythical creatures that share our world. Pursued by a demon-hunter turned evil and the rest of his forces, Clarissa must uncover the truth hidden within her own and her parents’ past while making sure the three Mortal Instruments stay out of the hands of evil. For older readers looking for a little more bite to their reading.
There’s much more to the magical land of Oz than what we saw in Dorothy’s first adventures. Take a trip back to the Emerald City, Munchkinland and beyond with the original books compiled in a five-volume package! Readers young and old will delight at a wide cast of fantastic characters including the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion from the original The Wonderful Wizard of Oz to Tik-Tok the mechanical man, Scraps the patchwork girl and Glinda the Good Witch of the South. Recommended for fans of whimsical fantasy and those seeking the definitive Oz experience.
Harry Potter’s is no stranger to young readers, but the books are still ready to captivate with tales of magic, action and the power of love and hate. After Harry, (a.k.a. The Boy Who Lived) discovers his magic powers at 11, he begins his wizard schooling days at Hogwarts, where he will find his truest friends, his greatest challenges, and the strength to finally defeat the dark wizard Voldemort, who is connected to him in unexpected ways.
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