Golden, by Cameron Dokey (Simon Pulse, 2006)

In this retelling of Rapunzel, a girl born without any hair whatsoever becomes the adopted daughter to a witch whose darkest secrets are about to come back to haunt her. Can Rapunzel figure out the secret of the witch’s tower … Continue reading

Fly by Night, by Frances Hardinge (HarperCollins, 2006)

In a daring attempt to better her life, 12-year-old Mosca Mye joins up with a traveling storyteller/con man, and promptly gets caught up in multiple conspiracies involving the powerful guilds which rule her land, and the outlawed sect which once … Continue reading

Flora Segunda, by Ysabeau S Wilce (Harcourt, 2007)

Flora Fyrdraaca lives with her family – the dwindled remnants of a once-mighty dynasty – in Crackpot Hall, a sprawling magical mansion of impossible size that has likewise fallen into disrepair. When a wrong turn in the house brings Flora … Continue reading

Firebirds Rising, edited by Sharyn November (Firebird, 2006)

The second in an ongoing anthology series of YA SF/Fantasy edited by Firebird editor Sharyn November, this collection features sixteen of the very best authors working in the field today. Francesca Lia Block, Emma Bull, Charles de Lint, Nina Kiriki … Continue reading

Fangs 4 Freaks, by Serena Robar (Berkley Jam, 2006)

As the newly-appointed Protector of vampire half-bloods, Colby Blanchard is raring to go, having engineered the creation of a sorority house where her kind can learn to exist in peace. Too bad many full-bloods just want Colby and her friends … Continue reading

Fairest, by Gail Carson Levine (HarperCollins, 2006)

In a land where song and beauty are prized above all else, Aza is spurned for her relative ugliness, even though her voice is just short of magical. However, her vocal talents bring her into high society as a pawn … Continue reading

The Inheritance Trilogy Book 2: Eldest, by Christopher Paolini (Knopf, 2005)

Following a costly victory against the forces of the evil Emperor Galbatorix, Eragon and his dragon Saphira journey to Ellesmera, to further Eragon’s magical training under the tutelage of the elves. At the same time, Eragon’s cousin, Roran, embarks upon … Continue reading

Duckling Ugly, by Neal Shusterman (Dutton, 2006)

Cara De Fido has lived with a profound ugliness all her life, literally capable of curdling milk and breaking mirrors. However, when she discovers how to become beautiful, she also learns of the horrible price her “cure” and subsequent rash … Continue reading

Dreams and Visions, edited by M. Jerry Weiss and Helen S. Weiss (Starscape, 2006)

Fourteen authors tell all-new stories of fantasy and science fiction in this collection aimed at young adults. Charles de Lint visits the Newford of 1967 to tell a romance in “Dharma.” Suzanne Fisher Staples examines duty, obligation and destiny in … Continue reading

Cupid, by Julius Lester (Harcourt, 2007)

Psyche is a young woman whose extreme beauty brings her nothing but loneliness and dissatisfaction. Cupid is the god of love, ordered by his mother, Venus, to make sure Psyche falls in love with the most unsuitable, undesirable man possible. … Continue reading