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Young Adult

Josephine Angelini

Starcrossed (2011) (Female) (Fantasy)

Kelley Armstrong

Darkest Powers/Darkness Rising: Hunting Kat (2012) (Female) (Fantasy)

Susan Bischoff

Talent Chronicles: Hush Money (2010), Impulse Control (2011), Heroes ‘Til Curfew (2011) (Fantasy)

Holly Black

Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale (2002) (Fantasy)

Kendare Blake

Anna Dressed in Blood (2011), Girl of Nightmares (2012) (Fantasy)

Patty Blount

Send (2012)

Libba Bray

A Great and Terrible Beauty (2003) (Female)

Marie Brennan

A Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady Trent (2013), The Tropic of Serpents (2014), Voyage of the Basilisk (2015), From the Editorial Page of the Falchester Weekly Review (2016), In the Labyrinth of Drakes: A Memoir by Lady Trent (2016), Within the Sanctuary of Wings (2017), Turning Darkness Into Light (2019)

A.R. Capetta

The Heartbreak Bakery (2021) (Fantasy) (Romance) (LGBT)

Kristin Cashore

Graceling (2009) (Female) (Fantasy)

Check, Please!

# Hockey (2018), Sticks & Scones (2020) (Romance) (LGBT)

Cassandra Clare

Infernal Devices: Clockwork Angel (2010) (Fantasy)

Suzanne Collins

Hunger Games (2008)

Ellen Datlow

A Wolf at the Door (2000),Swan Sister (2003) (Fantasy)

Charles de Lint

Waifs and Strays (2002), The Blue Girl (2004), Little (Grrl) Lost (2007), Dingo (2008) (Fantasy)

David Eddings

The Belgariad: Pawn of the Prophecy (1982), Queen of Sorcery (1982), Magician’s Gambit (1983), Castle of Wizardry (1984), Enchanter’s End Game (1984) (Fantasy)

The Malloreon: Guardian of the West (1987), King of the Murgos (1988), Demon Lord of Karanda (1988), Sorceress of Darshiva (1989), The Seeress of Kell (1991) (Fantasy)

Jennifer Estep

Mythos Academy: First Frost (2011), Touch of Frost (2011), Kiss of Frost (2011), Dark Frost (2012) (Female) (Fantasy)

Raymond E. Feist

Riftwar Saga: Magician: Apprentice (1982), Magician: Master(1982), Silverthorn(1985), A Darkness At Sethanon (1986) (Fantasy)

The Empire Series, written with Janny Wurts: Daughter of the Empire (1987), Servant of the Empire (1990), Mistress of the Empire (1992) (Female) (Fantasy)

Phil & Kaja Foglio

Agatha H and the Airship City (2011), Agatha H. and the Clockwork Princess (2012), Agatha H. and the Voice of the Castle (2014) (Female) (Fantasy)

Neil Gaiman

Good Omens (1990), Stardust (1999)

A.C. Gaughen

Scarlet (2012)

Girl Genius

Agatha Heterodyne and the Bettleburg Clank (2002), Agatha Heterodyne and the Airship City (2004), Agatha Heterodyne and the Monster Engine (2004), Agatha Heterodyne and the Circus of Dreams (2006), Agatha Heterodyne and the Clockwork Princess (), Agatha Heterodyne and the Golden Trilobite (2007), Agatha Heterodyne and the The Voice of the Castlee (2008), Volume 8: Agatha Heterodyne and the Chapel of Bones (2009), Agatha Heterodyne and The Heirs of the Storm (2010), Agatha Heterodyne and the Guardian Muse (2011), Agatha Heterodyne and the Hammerless Bell (2012) Siege of Mechanicsburg (2013) (Female) (Fantasy)

William Goldman

The Princess Bride (1973)

Lian Hearn

Tales of the Otori: Heaven’s Net is Wide (2007), Across the Nightingale Floor (2002), Grass for His Pillow (2003), Brilliance of the Moon (2004) (Non-WASP)

Leanna Renee Hieber

The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker (2009) (Female)

Darker Still: A Novel of Magic Most Foul (2011) (Fantasy)

Nina Kiriki Hoffman

A Fistful of Sky (2002), Stir of Bones (2003), Spirits that Walk in Shadow (2006), Ghost Hedgehog (2011) (Fantasy)

C.C. Hunter

Shadowfalls: Turned at Dark: A Bonus Shadow Falls Short Story (2011), Born at Midnight (2011), Awake at Dawn (2011), Taken at Dusk (2012), Whispers at Moonrise (2012), Saved at Sunrise (2013) (Female) (Fantasy)

Shadowfalls: After Dark: Turned at Dark (2011), Saved at Sunrise (2013), Reborn (2014), Eternal: Shadow Falls: After Dark (2014), Unbreakable (2014), Spellbinder (2015), Midnight Hour (2016) (Female) (Fantasy)

T. Kingfisher

Minor Mage (2019), A Wizard’s Guide To Defensive Baking (2020) (Fantasy)

TJ Klune

The House in the Cerulean Sea (2020) (LGBT) (Fantasy)

Ellen Kushner

The Privilege of the Sword (2006) (Female)

Mercedes Lackey

The Last Herald Mage: Magic’s Pawn (1989), Magic’s Promise (1990), Magic’s Price (1990)

Vows and Honor: The Oathbound (1988), Oathbreakers (1989), Oathblood (1998), By the Sword (1991)

The Heralds of Valdemar: Arrows of the Queen (1987), Arrow’s Flight (1987), Arrow’s Fall (1988)

Mage Winds: Winds of Fate (1991), Winds of Change(1993), Winds of Fury (1993)

Mage Storms: Storm Warning (1994), Storm Rising (1995), Storm Breaking (1996)

Mage Wars: The Black Gryphon (1994), The White Gryphon (1995), The Silver Gryphon (1996)

Robin LaFevers

His Fair Assassin: Grave Mercy (2012) (Female) (Fantasy)

Ursula K. Le Guin

A Wizard of Earthsea (1968), The Tombs of Atuan (1970), The Farthest Shore (1972) (Fantasy)

Malinda Lo

Last Night at the Telegraph Club (2021) (Historical) LGBT)

Madeleine L'Engle

A Wrinkle in Time (1962), A Wind In the Door (1973), A Swiftly Tilting Planet (1978) (Fantasy)

Lish McBride

Hold Me Closer, Necromancer, (2010), Necromancer: A Novella (2011), Necromancing the Stone (2012), Freaks & Other Family (2016) (Fantasy)

Burnt Sugar (2014), Firebug (2014), Pyromantic (2017)  (Female) (Fantasy)

Dennis L. McKiernan

The Iron Tower Trilogy: The Dark Tide (1984), Shadows of Doom (1984), The Darkest Day (1984)

The Silver Call Duology: Trek to Kraggen-Cor (1986), The Brega Path (1986)

Hel’s Crucible Duology: Into the Forge (1997), Into the Fire (1998)

Tales from Mithgar (1994), The Eye of the Hunter (1992), Voyage of the Fox Rider (1993), The Dragonstone (1996), Silver Wolf, Black Falcon (2001), Red Slippers (2004)

Robin McKinley

Sunshine (2003) (Female) (Fantasy)


Mooncakes (2019) (Fantasy) (LGBT)


Magic to Brew (2018) (Fantasy) (LGBT)

Ms Marvel

No Normal (2014), Generation Why (2015), Crushed (2015), Last Days (2015)

Garth Nix

Sabriel: Sabriel (1997), Lirael (2002), Abhorsen (2003), Across the Wall (2005) (Fantasy)

Sharyn November

Anthologies: Firebirds (2003), Firebirds Rising (2006), Firebirds Soaring (2009) (Fantasy)


Wannabe (2006), No Way Home (2009)

Pat O'Shea

The Hounds of the Mórrigan (1985) (Fantasy)

Daniel José Older

Shadowshaper Cypher: Shadowshaper (2015), Ghost Girl in the Corner (2016), Shadowhouse Fall (2017) (Female) (Non-WASP) (Fantasy)

Terry Pratchett

Amazing Maurice & His Educated Rodents (2001), The Wee Free Men (2003), A Hat Full of Sky (2004), Wintersmith (2006), I Shall Wear Midnight (2010) (Fantasy)

Cherie Priest

Boneshaker (2009), Clementine (2010) (Fantasy)

Princess Ugg

Princess Ugg Vol. 1 (2014), Princess Ugg Vol. 2 (2015) (Female)

Philip Pullman

The Golden Compass (1996), The Subtle Knife (1997), The Amber Spyglass (2000) (Fantasy)

Ellen Raskin

The Westing Game (1978)

Kristopher Reisz

Tripping to Somewhere (2006)

Ransom Riggs

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2011) (Fantasy)

J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (1998), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (1999), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (1999), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2001), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2003), Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (2005), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (2007) (Fantasy)


Pride & Joy (2003), Teenage Wasteland (2003), The Good Die Young (2004), True Believers (2005). Escape to New York (2006), Parental Guidance (2006), Live Fast (2007), Civil War: Runaways & New Avengers (2007) (Fantasy)

Sharon Shinn

General Winston’s Daughter (2007) (Female)

Lemony Snicket

A Series of Unfortunate Events: A Bad Beginning (1999) (Mystery) (Adventure)

Caroline Stevermer

Sorcery & Cecelia -OR- The Enchanted Chocolate Pot (1988), The Grand Tour (2004), The Mislaid Magician or Ten Years After (2006) (Female) (Fantasy)

Maggie Stiefvater

Raven Boys: The Raven Boys (2012), The Dream Thieves (2013), Blue Lily, Lily Blue (2014), The Raven King (2016), Opal (2018) (Fantasy) (LGBT)

The Scorpio Races (Female) (Fantasy)

Jonathan Strahan

Anthologies: Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron (2012) (Fantasy)

Jonathan Stroud

The Bartimaeus Trilogy: The Amulet of Samarkand (2003), The Golem’s Eye (2004), Ptolemy’s Gate (2006) (Fantasy)

J.R.R. Tolkein

The Hobbit (1937) (Fantasy)

Megan Whalen Turner

The Thief (1996), The Queen of Attolia (2000), The King of Attolia (2006), A Conspiracy of Kings (2010)

Instead of Three Wishes (2006) (Fantasy)


Valor: Swords (2015), Valor: Wands (2018)

Catherynne M. Valente

The Girl Who Ruled Fairyland–for a Little While (2011), The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (2011) (Fantasy)

Tammara Webber

Easy (2012)

Maryrose Wood

The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place:The Mysterious Howling (2009), The Hidden Gallery (2011)

Patricia C. Wrede

A Matter of Magic (2010): Mairelon the Magician (1991) and The Magician’s Ward (1997) (Female) (Fantasy)

Sorcery & Cecelia -OR- The Enchanted Chocolate Pot (1988), The Grand Tour (2004), The Mislaid Magician or Ten Years After (2006) (with Carol Stevermer) (Female) (Fantasy)

Frontier Magic: Thirteenth Child (2009), Across the Great Barrier (2011), The Far West (2012) (Female) (Fantasy)

Janny Wurts

The Empire Series (with Raymond E. Feist): Daughter of the Empire (1987), Servant of the Empire (1990), Mistress of the Empire (1992) (Female) (Fantasy)


Innocence Lost (2006), Target X (2007)

The Killing Dream (2011), Chaos Theory (2012), Don’t Look Back (2012) (Female) (Fantasy)

Jane Yolen

Favorite Folktales from around the World (1986)