Fantasy Books 2006
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Fantasy Books 2006
List created by -Maria Levetzow
- The Firehills by Steve Alton
- Charly, a recently initiated Wiccan, and her friend Sam reunite at the Green Man Festival in England, and this time find themselves battling the Sidthe, ancient faeries who are trying to conquer the world.
- The Various by Steve Augarde
- While staying on her uncle's rundown farm in the Somerset countryside, twelve-year-old Midge discovers that she has a special connection to the Various, a tribe of "strange, wild--and sometimes deadly" fairies struggling to maintain their existence in the nearby woods.
- The Folk Keeper by Franny Billingsley
- Orphan Corinna disguises herself as a boy to pose as a Folk Keeper, one who keeps the Evil Folk at bay, and discovers her heritage as a seal maiden when she is taken to live with a wealthy family in their manor by the sea.
- Tithe by Holly Black
- 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.
- Valiant by Holly Black
- Seventeen-year-old Valerie, who has befriended a unusual group, now is bound into service with a troll.
- The Bone Flute by Patricia Bow
- Camrose has inherited responsibility for an ancient bone flute, an object of quest for two time-wandering rivals. With the help of her friend Mark and the not-quite human Miranda, Camrose braves fire and much worse to claim the flute and restore it to its rightful--and unexpected--owner.
- Faerie Wars by Herbie Brennan
- 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. Sequel is Purple Emperor.
- The Blue Girl by Charles DeLint
- New at her high school, Imogene enlists the help of her 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.
- Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
- Richard Mayhew's life is forever changed after he rescues a young girl named Door and finds himself living in a city of monsters, saints, murderers, and angels, and he must help Door on her mission to save this strange underworld kingdom from destruction.
- Knockabeg : a famine tale by Mary E. Lyons
- The faeries of Knockabeg become involved in the Irish potato famine as they wage war on each other.
- Hunter's Moon by O.R. Melling
- Two teenage cousins, one Irish, the other from the United States, set out to find a magic doorway to the Faraway Country, where humans must bow to the little people.
- A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett
- Tiffany Aching, a young witch-in-training, learns about magic and responsibility as she battles a disembodied monster with the assistance of the six-inch-high Wee Free Men and Mistress Weatherwax, the greatest witch in the world.
- Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett
- A young witch-to-be named Tiffany teams up with the Wee Free Men, a clan of six-inch-high blue men, to rescue her baby brother and ward off a sinister invasion from Fairyland.
- Hannah's Garden by Midori Snyder
- When Cassie's grandfather falls ill, she and her mother return to his farm, where Cassie discovers a wonderful, terrible secret about her family.
- Singer of Souls by Adam Stemple
- Leaving behind a life of drug abuse, Douglas Stewart finds himself in Edinburgh under the watchful eye of his stern Scottish grandmother, but when he is tempted to return to his past behaviors, he discovers he can see the fey folk.
- Poison by Chris Wooding
- When Poison leaves her home in the marshes of Gull to retrieve the infant sister who was snatched by the fairies, she and a group of unusual friends survive encounters with the inhabitants of various Realms, and Poison herself confronts a surprising destiny.
- The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray by Chris Wooding
- As Thaniel, a wych-hunter, and Cathaline, his friend and mentor, try to rid the alleys of London's Old Quarter of the terrible creatures that infest them, their lives become entwined with that of a woman who may be either mad or possessed.
- Pay the Piper by Jane Yolen and Adam Stemple
- When Callie interviews the band, Brass Rat, for her school newspaper, her feelings are ambivalent, but when all the children of Northampton begin to disappear on Halloween, she knows where the dangerous search must begin.