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The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente

Want more enchanting adventures in magical lands? Try these…

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster for a quirkily beautiful modern children’s fairy tale

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll for the classic whimsical story of a girl displaced to a magic land

The 13 ½ Lives of Captain Bluebear by Walter Moers for a truly unique story of magic and adventure

The Book of Lost Things by John Connelly for a darker adult fairy tale

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Go Book Yourself: Top 5 Young Adult Novels 2013 

We read 34 YA novels this year. Here are our Top 5…

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell for first love in all it’s messy glory

More Than This by Patrick Ness for a mind bending coming of age story

In Bloom by Matthew Crow for a funny, life affirming story

Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher for a unique story of guilt and loyalty

Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein for a harrowing but important concentration camp story

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Graceling by Kristin Cashore

For more stories about teens dealing with fantastical situations, try these…

Legend by Marie Lu for a unique dystopia with heart-pounding action

Vicious by V.E. Schwab for a story that explores power as curse and gift

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater for beautiful give and take between hero and heroine

Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers for a dark twist on the teen assassin  

This post was guest edited by author Leigh Bardugo. Her latest book, Siege & Storm, is out now.

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Want more Mortal Instruments? Try these next…

Wither by Lauren DeStefano for an unusual dystopian romance

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo for new powers that lead to danger

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa for strangers and supernatural secrets

White Cat by Holly Black an alternate world of dreams and magic

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