Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
After centuries of peace, unrest in brewing between the kingdoms of Auranos, Limeros and Paelsia. When a wine maker’s son is murdered by a lord of Auranos, a brother’s quest for revenge sparks a deadly battle of power between the lands.
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
In a world where dragons and humans co-exist in an uneasy truce, 16 year-old Seraphina hides the truth that she is half human-half dragon for fear that she will be exiled. But when a group of rouge dragons show their true form and execute the human king, sparks the beginning of a war.
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Though she is from a family of clairvoyants, Blue Sargent's only gift seems to be that she makes other people's talents stronger, and when she meets Gansey, one of the Raven Boys from the expensive Aglionby Academy, she discovers that he has talents of his own--and that together their talents are a dangerous mix.
The Heir series by Cinda Williams Chima
After learning about his magical ancestry and his own warrior powers, sixteen-year-old Jack embarks on a training program to fight enemy wizards.
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
Ender Wiggins is just 6 years-old when he is recruited to the prestigious Battle School where he will learn how to protect the earth from the aliens who are trying to destroy our planet.
Scarlet: The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
Scarlet Benoit and Wolf, a street fighter who may have information about her missing grandmother, join forces with Cinder as they try to stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana in this story inspired by Little Red Riding Hood.
Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas
A young elemental mage named Laolanthe Seabourne discovers her shocking power and destiny when she is thrown together with a deposed prince to lead a rebellion against a tyrant.
Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
At age eight, David watched as his father was killed by an Epic, a human with superhuman powers, and now, ten years later, he joins the Reckoners--the only people who are trying to kill the Epics and end their tyranny.
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Bilbo Baggins enjoys a quiet and contented life, with no desire to travel far from the comforts of home; then one day the wizard Gandalf and a band of dwarves arrive unexpectedly and enlist his services -- as a burglar -- on a dangerous expedition to raid the treasure-hoard of Smaug the dragon. Bilbo's life is never to be the same again.
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Orphaned by the Border Wars, Alina Starkov is taken from obscurity and her only friend, Mal, to become the protegé of the mysterious Darkling, who trains her to join the magical elite in the belief that she is the Sun Summoner, who can destroy the monsters of the Fold.
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman
When a spaceship crashes and kills 50,000 people the sole survivors are spoiled rich girl Lilac LaRoux and war hero Major Tarver Merendsen. The two come from completely different backgrounds, but must work together if they are going to survive.
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
In a world where some people are born with extreme and often-feared skills called Graces, Katsa struggles for redemption from her own horrifying Grace, the Grace of killing, and teams up with another young fighter to save their land from a corrupt king.