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If you like the "Abhorsen" and "Harry Potter" series...

Hello!  Thanks for your request for a Book Match. If you like the "Abhorsen" and "Harry Potter" series, you may enjoy these books:

 Sandry's Book
by Tamora Pierce
Four young misfits learn how to use their unrecognized magical powers.
Part of the Circle of Magic series.

The Lives of Christopher Chant
by Diana Wynne Jones
A young wizard with nine lives is destined to become the Chrestomanci, or head sorcerer, of the world.Part of the Chrestomanci series.

Dealing With Dragons
by Patricia C. Wrede
A princess grows bored with life at the palace and takes up with a nest of dragons.

The Golden Compass
by Phillip Pullman
When Lyra and her daemon, the manifestation of her soul in animal form, decide to spy on a presentation her uncle, the commanding Lord Asriel, is making to the elders of Jordan College they have no idea that they will become witnesses to an attempted murder-and even less that they are taking the first steps in a journey that will lead them into danger and adventure unlike anything Lyra's unfettered imagination has conjured up.

Wizard's Hall
by Jane Yolen
A young apprentice wizard saved the wizard's training hall by trusting and believing in himself.

The Wizard of Earthsea
by Ursula K. LeGuin
A boy grows to manhood while attempting to subdue the evil he unleashed on the world as an apprentice to the Master Wizard.

Amulet of Samarkand
by Jonathan Stroud
Nathaniel, a magician's apprentice, summons up the djinni Bartimaeus and instructs him to steal the Amulet of Samarkand from the powerful magician Simon Lovelace.

A Great and Terrible Beauty
by Libba Bray
After the suspicious death of her mother in 1895, sixteen-year-old Gemma returns to England, after many years in India, to attend a finishing school where she becomes aware of her magical powers and ability to see into the spirit world.

Little, Big
by John Crowley
Edgewood is many houses, all put inside each other, or perhaps across each other. It's filled with and surrounded by mystery and enchantment: the further in you go, the bigger it gets. Smoky Barnable, who has fallen in love with Alice Drinkwater, comes to Edgewood, her family home, where he finds himself drawn into a world of magical strangeness.

In addition to these titles, please see our "If You Loved Harry Potter" list from our website:

Happy reading!  We own all of these titles at the Central Rappahannock Regional Library and you can place a hold on any of them through our online library catalog at:

Please let me know if I can be of further service!


 Mary M. Buck