Friday, May 3, 2013

Library GrabBag: A Fair Folk reading list

As I mentioned earlier this week in my Top 10 Tuesday, I'm a fan of fairies.  I'm especially fond of the dark and mean fairies that are more than slightly threatening and are out for blood.  While dancing and prancing in the sun would be nice, I'd so much rather be a part of the Winter Court if Queen Mab would have me.

So here's a reading list of the Fair Folk.  Here's a to link to the  handout!  If you would like a copy without our logo below, just let me know!

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr (Bk.1 of 5)
Pages: 352, 700L, IL: UG, AR Pts.: 11
Seventeen-year-old Aislinn, who has the rare ability to see faeries, is drawn against her will into a centuries-old battle between the Summer King and Winter Queen, and the survival of her life, her love, and summer all hang in the balance.

Tithe by Holly Black (Bk. 1 of 3)
Pages: 320,750L, IL: UG, AR Pts.: 10
Sixteen-year-old Kaye, who has been visited by faeries since childhood, discovers that she herself is a magical faerie creature with a special destiny.

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa (Bk. 1 of 4)
Pages: 365, 780L, IL:UG, AR Pts.:15
When her half-brother is kidnapped, Meghan Chase, who has recently learned that she is the daughter of the summer faery king, must journey into a strange world she never imagined to face an unknown enemy and save those she loves.

The Blue Girl by Charles De Lint
Pages: 368, 800L,  IL: UG, AR Pts.: 13
New at her high school, Imogene enlists the help of her introverted friend Maxine and the ghost of a boy who haunts the school after receiving warnings through her dreams that soul-eaters are threatening her life.

Lament by Maggie Stiefvater (Bk. 1 of 2)
Pages: 354, HL740L,  IL: UG, AR Pts.: 11
On the day of an important music competition, talented but painfully introverted and nervous Deirdre Monaghan is helped to perform by the compelling and enigmatic Luke Dillon and finds herself inexorably drawn into the mysteries and dangers of the faerieworld.

Paranormalcy by Kirsten White (Bk. 1 of 3)
Pages: 352, HL580L, IL: UG, AR Pts.: 10
Evie, the only known human with the ability to see through supernatural "glamours," works for the International Paranormal Containment Agency (IPCA) tracking down dangerous creatures. (Really, she finds the work dull and would rather be shopping, watching TV, or at the very least at home painting her weapons pink.) But when a mysterious shape-shifter invades the IPCA and brings news of a string of paranormal murders, things start to heat up.

Faerie Path by Frewin Jones (Bk. 1 of 6)
Pages: 312, 760L, IL: MG+, AR Pts.: 11
Anita, an ordinary sixteen-year-old girl, is transported from modern-day London to the realm of Faerie where she discovers that she is Princess Tania, the long-lost daughter of King Oberon and Queen Titania.

Wondrous Strange by (Bk. 1 of 3)
Pages: 336, 840L, IL: MG+, AR Pts.: 10
When seventeen-year-old actress Kelley Winslow meets Sonny Flannery, she discovers he is a changeling who guards the gate between the faerie Otherworld and the mortal realm, and also that her mother had otherworldly powers that she has passed on to Kelley.

How to Ditch Your Fairy by Justine Larbalestier
Pages: 320, 580L, IL: MG, AR Pts.: 9
In a world in which everyone has a personal fairy who tends to one aspect of daily life, fourteen-year-old Charlie decides she does not want hers--a parking fairy--and embarks on a series of misadventures designed to rid herself of the invisible sprite and replace it with a better one, like her friend Rochelle's shopping fairy.

Extraordinary by Nancy Werlin
Pages: 400, HL680L, IL: UG, AR Pts.: 11
Phoebe, a member of the wealthy Rothschilds family, befriends Mallory, an awkward new girl in school, and the two become as close as sisters, but Phoebe does not know that Mallory is a faerie, sent to the human world to trap the ordinary human girl into fulfilling a promise made by her ancestor Mayer to the queen of the faeries.

Why I Let My Hair Grow Out by Maryrose Wood (Bk. 1 of 3)
Pages: 218
On a bike trip in Ireland trying to recover from a broken heart, sixteen-year-old Morgan is transformed, not only by the others on the tour, but by her visits to the past, where she is believed to be the legendary half-goddess Morganne, sent to help end a faery curse.

Glimmerglass by Jenna Black (Bk. 1 of 3)
Pages: 304, 880L, IL: MG+, AR Pts.: 14
Dana Hathaway runs away from her alcoholic mother in order to find her father in Avalon and discovers she is a Faeriewalker, someone who can travel between both worlds. The plot contains mild profanity and sexual situations.

The Earthly Knight by Janet Elizabeth McNaughton
Pages: 272, 760L, IL: MG, AR Pts.: 10
In 1162 in Scotland, sixteen-year-old Jenny Avenel falls in love with the mysterious Tam Lin while being courted by the king's brother and must navigate the tides of tradition and the power of ancient magic to define her own destiny.

Fairy Tale by Cyn Balog
Pages: 248, IL: MG+, AR Pts.: 9

Morgan Sparks and her boyfriend Cam have been best friends since they were children, but just before their shared sixteenth birthday Cam confesses that he is a fairy who was switched at birth with a human child, and now the fairies want to switch them back.

Wings by Aprilynne Pike (Bk. 1 of 4)
Pages: 304, 690L, IL: MG+, AR Pts.:10
When a plant blooms out of fifteen-year-old Laurel's back, it leads her to discover the fact that she is a faerie and that she has a crucial role to play in keeping the world safe from the encroaching enemy trolls.

The New Policeman by Kate Thompson (Bk. 1 of 3)
Pages: 448, 730L, IL: MG, AR Pts.: 8

Irish teenager JJ Liddy discovers that time is leaking from his world into Tir na Nog, the land of the fairies, and when he attempts to stop the leak he finds out a lot about his family history, the music that he loves, and a crime his great-grandfather may or may not have committed.

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer (Bk. 1 of 8)
Pages: 328, 930L, IL:MG, AR Pts,:9

Child prodigy plus criminal mastermind mixed with a little greed equals Artemis Fowl. Determined to rebuild his family’s fortune, Artemis kidnaps a fairy police which sets him on a multi-adventure ladled journey into the Fairy World.

Faerie Wars by Herbie Brennan (Bk. 1 of 5)
Pages: 370, 800L, IL: MG+, AR Pts.: 14

Troubled by family problems, Henry finds his life taking a whole new dimension when he and his friend, old Mr. Fogarty, become involved with Prince Pyrgus Malvae who has been sent from the faerie world in order to escape the treacherous Faeries of the Night.

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