Don't panic. Instead, grab your towel and join ordinary Brit Arthur Dent as he is swept off on a madcap intergalactic journey on the day that Earth has been scheduled for demolition. One of the funniest books ever written, full stop.
17-year-old Alison finds herself in a psychiatric facility after her classmate goes missing, with Alison as the prime suspect. This mysterious science fiction novel has a lot of twists and turns, and fans of A Mango-Shaped Space may enjoy this very different take on a protagonist with synesthesia.
After two devastating wars between humanity and an alien race, Earth prepares for a third invasion by hand-selecting highly intelligent children and training them in space as future warriors. The ending will stay with you for a long time.
When 13-year-old Eva wakes up in the hospital, she is told that she was in a traffic accident that left her with amnesia. However, Eva suspects that something more sinister is at work here. This is a unforgettable medical mystery.
This classic novel is as captivating now as when it was first published, over fifty years ago. Teenage Meg Murry finds herself going on an interdimensional quest to find her missing father, with her classmate Calvin O'Keeffe and her brilliant younger brother Charles Wallace.
Itchingham Lofte has a strange hobby: he is trying to collect samples of every element from the periodic table. The discovery of a new element finds Itch in over his head, and soon he's on the run from evil teachers, shady corporations, and a top-secret government agency.
Clive Barker takes us on a wild ride in his vividly imagined fantasy world. Candy Quackenbush, a normal teen from boring Chickentown, USA, finds herself on an unpredictable adventure in the archipelago world of Abarat, a land of monsters, pirates, and magic that she is destined to save. Barker's amazing illustrations add to the story.
This is a classic story about a young magician who unleashes a great evil into the world, and must train to become a master wizard in order to stop it. A very different take on magic than Harry Potter.
Prue McKeel and her friend Curtis must venture into the Impassable Wilderness at the outskirts of their home in Portland, Oregon, in order to rescue Prue's baby brother who has been abducted by a murder of crows. In the woods, they find themselves caught up in the politics and intrigue of life in the Wildwood.
The first volume in Nix's excellent Old Kingdom series creates a world of magic and adventure in which protagonist Sabriel must rescue her father, a powerful sorcerer called the Abhorsen, and join his struggles against the rising threat of the Necromancers. A gripping read!
Tamora Pierce has been delighting fantasy fans for years with her Tortall Kingdom books. This book begins Pierce's second series in the universe, one that expands the magic and mythology of the world. A particularly great read for animal lovers.
Readers will be captured from the first page when the world plunges into war in 1914. The conflict between the Cankers, who put their faith in machines, and the Darwinists, whose technology is based on the development of a new species, is an adventure full of non-stop action. A steampunk gem.