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The Witches by Roald Dahl

For more supernatural tales for young adults try these…

Half Bad by Sally Green for a gritty supernatural fantasy following warring factions of witches in London,

The Woven Path by Robin Jarvis for a riveting series steeped in Norse mythology that revolves around the Wyrd Museum.

Banished by Liz de Jager for a modern fairytale about a kick-ass heroine whose family are all demon hunters.

Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett for a hilarious, tongue-in-cheek fantasy in which a tribe of witches help dethrone an evil king.

This post was guest edited by author Joshua Winning, whose latest book, Ruins, part 2 of The Sentinel Trilogy, is out in May.

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Go Book Yourself: Top 5 Young Adult Books 2014

Our favourite YA of the year…

We Were Liars by E Lockhart for an exquisitely written tearjerker.

The Ghosts of Heaven by Marcus Sedgwick for a novel in four quarters that will really make you think.

Only Ever Yours by Louise O'Neill for a haunting feminist dystopia.

A Song for Ella Grey by David Almond for a lyrical, literary retelling of the myth of Orpheus.

Trouble by Non Pratt for a funny, charming Brit novel full of heart.

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Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling

For more tales of magic, adventure and friendship, try these…

Charmed Life by Diana Wynne Jones for a magical fantasy series about being true to yourself and overcoming adversity

The Secret of Platform 13 by Eva Ibbotson for the predecessor to the Harry Potter model

Northern Lights by Philip Pullman for an outstanding magical trilogy of adventure, identity and philosophy

Song of the Lioness by Tamora Pierce for an epic young adult fantasy series

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A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

For more charismatic heroines against the odds, try these…

A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett for the original story of an abandoned girl and school politics

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor for a complex heroine in a supernatural story

Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys for complicated mother/daughter relationships in an historical setting

The Moth Diaries by Rachel Klein for a dark story of school cliques and unexplained events

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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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