Book Recommendations: Fantasy

Astonishing X-Men

Astonishing X-Men

Marvel's flagship X-Men comic, currently being written by Joss Whedon and art by Josh Cassaday.

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This book is recommended by Holly, Morgan, and Meaghan.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry's second year at Hogwarts finds him investigating mysteriously pretrified students as well as finding the identity of the Heir of Slytherin.

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This book is recommended by Morgan, Meaghan, Bonster, Chelsea, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

J.K. Rowling's final chapter in the life of Harry Potter finds him on the search for Horcrux with Ron and Hermione. Meanwhile, the war rages on and their friends are in constant danger. Lord Voldemort is gaining power everywhere and in search of something to help him in his rise to power.

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This book is recommended by Morgan, Meaghan, Bonster, and Chelsea.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

When Hogwarts plays host to an international wizardry tournament, Harry is unexpectedly selected to compete in it. Meanwhile, the threat of Voldemort's possible return lingers in the background. Fourth book in the series.

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This book is recommended by Meaghan, Morgan, Bonster, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

The wizarding world is now dealing with the return of Lord Voldemort, Ron is asking daily if anyone they know has died or gone missing. Harry gets some unexpected help in Potions and he and Dumbledore explore a complicated past.

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This book is recommended by Morgan, Meaghan, Chelsea, Bonster, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Tensions are running high as Harry enters his fifth year at Hogwarts. The Ministry of Magic refuses to admit that You-Know-Who has returned and have also placed one of their own at Hogwarts as the new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher.

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This book is recommended by Morgan, Bonster, Chelsea, Meaghan, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Downtrodden orphan Harry Potter discovers through a visit from a giant on his 11th birthday that he's actually a wizard. He enrols at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where he makes new friends, learns some magic, and discovers the truth about his parents' death and his own remarkable destiny.

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This book is recommended by Meaghan, Bonster, Chelsea, Morgan, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Dangerous murderer Sirius Black has escaped from Azkaban and is looking for Harry at Hogwarts. Hagrid is made a teacher and the new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher has a connection to Harry's parents.

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This book is recommended by Chelsea, Bonster, Morgan, Meaghan, and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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His Dark Materials: Amber Spyglass, The

His Dark Materials: Amber Spyglass, The

Will and Lyra continue their journey against evil and learn the true nature of dust.

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This book is recommended by Holly.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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His Dark Materials: Northern Lights/Golden Compass, The

His Dark Materials: Northern Lights/Golden Compass, The

Released as Northern Lights in most of the world, and The Golden Compass in the US. A young girl, Lyra, learns of the existance of Dust which is believed to be part of sin. Lyra must travel to the North to stop her best friend from being experimented on and there she finds the existance of another world.

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This book is recommended by Holly and Bonster.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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His Dark Materials: Subtle Knife, The

His Dark Materials: Subtle Knife, The

Book two of the His Dark Materials trilogy. Lyra, who we met in the previous books, travels to another world and in another version of Oxford, meets a boy called Will. He becomes the bearer of a knife which allows him to cut through realities.

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This book is recommended by Holly and Bonster.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: GLORIOUS BEYOND GLORY
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Horse and his Boy, A

Horse and his Boy, A

During the Golden Age of Narnia, when Peter is High King, a boy named Shasta discovers he is not the son of Arsheesh, the Calormene fisherman, and decides to run far away to the North--to Narnia. When he is mistaken for another runaway, Shasta is led to discover who he really is and even finds his real father. Third book in the chronicles.

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This book is recommended by Nicole and Bonster.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Inkheart

Inkheart

Mo is an ordinary bookbinder, or so his daughter Meggie thinks. He is on a mission to find a book - Inkheart - but he is not the only one looking for it.

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This book is recommended by Holly.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, The

Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, The

Four English schoolchildren find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist Aslan, the golden lion, to triumph over the White Witch, who has cursed the land with eternal winter. Book 2 in the chronicles, though it was actually the first Lewis wrote.

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This book is recommended by Nicole, Meaghan, and Bonster.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Lovely Bones, The

Lovely Bones, The

When 14-year-old Susie Salmon is murdered, her family and those in her community who have been affected by the tragedy are left with almost no information about what really happened to her. The story is told from Susie's perspective in heaven, watching over the people she knew in life as they deal with the fallout of her mysterious death.

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This book is recommended by Meaghan, Morgan, and Holly.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Magician's Nephew, The

Magician's Nephew, The

Digory and Polly meet and become friends one cold, wet summer in London. Their lives burst into adventure when Digory's Uncle Andrew, who thinks he is a magician, sends them hurtling to ... somewhere else. They find their way to Narnia, newborn from the Lion's song, and encounter the evil sorceress Jadis, before they finally return home. First book in the chronicles in terms of the Narnian timeline, but it was actually the second last book that Lewis wrote for the series.

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This book is recommended by Nicole, Bonster, and Meaghan.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Neverwhere

Neverwhere

Richard Mayhew agrees to help a mysterious young woman named Door one day, and the next day he finds that he's apparently been erased from the world. He joins Door on her quest through the secret underworld of London Below and meets many strange characters along the way.

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This book is recommended by Morgan, Holly, Meaghan, and Bonster.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Sandman, The

Sandman, The

Neil Gaiman's comic book epic centering around The Endless, his pantheon of seven god-like beings. The series mostly takes place in and around the realm of Dream; much like Greek and Roman mythology, the stories focus on humans who interact with these mythical beings as well as the Endless' own rivalries and relationships. The series ran from 1989 to 1996 and the 75 issues have been collected into ten trade paperback volumes.

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This book is recommended by Meaghan, Holly, and Bonster.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Ultimate X-Men

Ultimate X-Men

A new spin of the origins of the X-Men, put in a modern day setting.

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This book is recommended by Holly and Hoppy.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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Watchmen

Watchmen

Who watches the Watchmen? In 1985, the Comedian is murdered and someone has it out for costumed heroes. Rorschach believes the attacks to be connected and seeks the help from other costumed heroes who have since retired.

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This book is recommended by Morgan, Meaghan, and Bonster.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Watership Down

Watership Down

Published in 1972. Watership Down is the story of a group of wild rabbits who set out to find a new warren when their old home is destroyed to make room for a new housing development. They encounter a few other rabbit societies and a lot of challenges on their journey.

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This book is recommended by Meaghan.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic Like Whoa
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Wicked

Wicked

Wicked is about a land where animals talk and strive to be treated like first-class citizens. And then there is the little green-skinned girl named Elphaba, who will grow up to be the infamous Wicked Witch of the West, a smart, prickly and misunderstood creature who challenges all our preconceived notions about the nature of good and evil.

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This book is recommended by Holly and Bonster.
COTWWSB Average Recommendation: Grointastic
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