Books about magic

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Everybody likes a bit of magic from time to time. Here is a list of books about Magic.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

First in the Harry potter series, this book is the ace of all books about magic. It is a story of an orphaned boy, who is actually a wizard. This book and the others in the series talk about his education at the school of witchcraft, his friendships and passions, his rise to fame and his final victory over the dark sorcerer Voldemort.

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

This is a story of a young girl, Sophie. Her parents are divorced and she is sent to the magician’s school called Hex Hall. Here she is caught up in a war between the Prodigium and the human organizations which she fights alongside the love of her life, the magician and healer Cal.

The Magicians by Lev Grossman

Soon to be adapted as a television series by SyFy, this book traces the journey of a young magician Quentin Coldwater through his education as a magician, his brilliant career, his sullenness and lack of social skills and his brilliant magic.

Sabriel by Garth Nix

First in the kingdom trilogy, this is a story of a young girl Sabriel who guided by her father, who is past the seventh gate of death She tries to defeat Kerrigor the dark magician who is trying to break back into the realm of the living.

The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett

This is the tale of a wizard, Terry Pratchett and his love Twoflower, who are forced to embark upon a journey that will take them to the edge of their world, called the Disc world. They are rescued at the last moment only to be captured again by the Krullians who are planning to use them as sacrifice.

Witch & Wizard by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet

This book narrates the adventures of Whit and Wisty and how their parents guide them from the other world and help them to become a witch and a wizard.

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke

This book narrates the exploits of two men, who exist in a parallel world in England during   the Napoleonic Wars. The author describes the supernatural with mundane details and brings about a fascinating amalgam of the real world and the parallel one

Charmed Life by Diana Wynne Jones

Mina Grime, a young witch unlocks a 200years old family curse when she uses magical powers to save the life of a friend at a school picnic. From then on starts the wild, fascinating and magical journey of once awkward and unpopular Mina.

Reckless Magic by Rachel Higginson

This is book one from the Star-Crossed series. 16 year old Eden Matthews is thrown into the path of an ancient wizard war as she joins the private school of Kingsley. Soon Eden is caught up in a quest to save her one true love and the world of magic.

The Mind Readers by Lori Brighton

This book narrates the tale of a young girl who is mistrusted and not liked because of the special mindreading powers she has. One day she meets Lewis Douglas who takes her away to a land where she meets others like her. But as she is more powerful than them, the people of this new world want to seize her powers and kill her. Cameron suddenly finds herself involved in a war of right against wrong, to save her life and the life of a man she loves.

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