Teenage heroes, dragons and magic, oh my!

A Listmania! list by Ette Llacer "The Book Whisperer" (Toronto, ON CAN)
 
Percy Jackson pbk 5-book boxed set
1.  Percy Jackson pbk 5-book boxed set by Rick Riordan
The list author says:
  "My younger brother suggested this and I scoffed at him, and then I bought the whole shebang.  Think: Greek gods in modern USA, dyslexic teen hero (not unlike Mr. Potter), magic & mythical beasts"
Used & New from: CDN$ 48.35
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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The Lost Hero
2.  The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
The list author says:
  "If you liked Percy Jackson, this post-saga, er saga takes a Greek vs. Roman twist.  Think: Greek & Roman gods, battles, teens with amnesia and abilities, and the oncoming War."
CDN$ 14.43   Used & New from: CDN$ 1.63
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

Harry Potter Signature Edition 7-Book Box Set
3.  Harry Potter Signature Edition 7-Book Box Set by J.K. Rowling
The list author says:
  "It's best not to buy 1 HP book, but the whole lot.  Think: orphaned and neglected teen hero, the fight between good and evil, a magical world of new fashions and memorable, personable characters."
CDN$ 66.15   Used & New from: CDN$ 55.28
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (134 customer reviews)

The Foundling's Tale Part One: Foundling
4.  The Foundling's Tale Part One: Foundling by D.M. Cornish
The list author says:
  "On top of the novel, you'll enjoy the footnotes, sketches and maps.  Think: orphaned boy with no "apparent" purpose turns humble hero, crazy beasties, "changed" folk and a whole new dialogue."
CDN$ 11.25   Used & New from: CDN$ 0.01
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Bartimaeus The Amulet of Samarkand (Book One)
5.  Bartimaeus The Amulet of Samarkand (Book One) by Jonathan Stroud
The list author says:
  "All comes down to magic and politics.  Think: British politics, magicians ruling politicians, summoning gone awry, a seriously vengeful kid and a witty, hilarious djinni with his own footnotes."
CDN$ 9.49   Used & New from: CDN$ 0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)

Magicians, The
6.  Magicians, The by Lev Grossman
The list author says:
  "This is unusually dark, for what seems to be a light book.  Think: teen goes to "magic" university, faces a beast (or is it really), & an enchanted world that does exist, and not at all the pretty."
Used & New from: CDN$ 3.70
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Graceling
7.  Graceling by Kristin Cashore
The list author says:
  "A new concept of "gifted".  Think: female heroine skilled at killing, search for belonging in spite of her "gifts" and her "eyes", and treachery."
CDN$ 16.02   Used & New from: CDN$ 0.73
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

The Summoning (Darkest Powers, Book 1)
8.  The Summoning (Darkest Powers, Book 1) by Kelley Armstrong
The list author says:
  "The writing is overly simplified for me, but the idea is killer.  Think: teen female heroine sent off for seeming crazy, a splash of supernatural and a giant conspiracy."
CDN$ 12.24   Used & New from: CDN$ 2.98
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

The Last Apprentice: Revenge Of The Witch
9.  The Last Apprentice: Revenge Of The Witch by Joseph Delaney
The list author says:
  "Not to be read by the faint of heart.  Think: male protagonist is the Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, Spook in-training to defend against ghoulies, haunting noises and illustrations."
CDN$ 11.25   Used & New from: CDN$ 0.01
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Coraline 10th Anniversary Edition
10.  Coraline 10th Anniversary Edition by Neil Gaiman
The list author says:
  "Gaiman has a sick sense of scary.  Think: bored young girl moves into new old house, discovers and falls in love with the "other" world, and must learn to escape it, or be trapped forever."
CDN$ 7.59   Used & New from: CDN$ 0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (180 customer reviews)

The Abhorsen Trilogy 3 Volume Boxed Set
11.  The Abhorsen Trilogy 3 Volume Boxed Set by Garth Nix
The list author says:
  "Abhorsen, the one who puts the dead to rest.  Think: female protagonist fills her father's shoes, must enter a perilous Old world of spirits and shades, the battle between good & evil, & necromancy."
CDN$ 20.68   Used & New from: CDN$ 16.30
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Mister Monday: Keys to the Kingdom Book 1
12.  Mister Monday: Keys to the Kingdom Book 1 by Garth Nix
The list author says:
  "Many years ago, on my 12th birthday, I got this as a gift: brilliant concept.  Think: keys and gears and clocks, Mr. Monday, a slew of shady characters and references to old evil, and a plague to stop"
CDN$ 8.54   Used & New from: CDN$ 0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

I Am Morgan Lefay: A Tale from Camelot
13.  I Am Morgan Lefay: A Tale from Camelot by Nancy Springer
The list author says:
  "Arthurians, eat your hearts out.  An alternate view on this "wicked witch".  Think: troubled childhood, lost innocence, a need for vengeance and survival, a hint of magic and the fey."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

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