- The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson series) by Rick Riordan. Percy is the son of Poseidon and trying to save the world from an angry god. Action, adventure and Greek gods!
- Inkheart (Inkworld series) by Cornelia Funke. Meggie is right in the middle of an adventure and must figure out how to harness the magic she has unleashed!
- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. Jacob discovers an abandoned orphanage on a lonely Welsh island, but is it really abandoned or are all the children still there.
- The Alchemyst by Michael Scott . Nearly 700 years after his birth, Nicholas Flamel still lives, and Dr. John Dee is trying to steal the book that contains the secret to eternal life.
- Cinder (the Lunar chronicles) by Marissa Meyer . Loosely based on fairy tales, Cinder is a cyborg trying to save the world from an evil space queen.
- The Map to Everywhere by Carrie Ryan. Magic, wizards and pirates trying to find the Map to Everywhere that will control the Pirate Stream.
- Gregor the Overlander (the Underland chronicles) by Suzanne Collins . Gregor and his little sister accidentally find an entire city below New York City and war is brewing…
- Five Kingdoms series by Brandon Mull. Cole’s friend is kidnapped and transported to another world. In his quest to find his friend, Cole must battle unraveling magic and evil soldiers.
- Ranger’s Apprentice series by John Flanagan. Epic battles, lots of adventures and trying to defeat evil!
Because there are so many awesome books out there, I know I’ve only scratched the surface! So, if you have any book recommendations for this list – let me know!