I just finished a great teen fiction book, Hex Hall, by Rachel Hawkins. Personally, I’d probably call it urban fantasy, just because it’s got magic and a modern setting, but the library says it’s teen fiction.
Anyway, Hex Hall was great. It’s got everything a great fantasy read needs: magic, suspense, evil preps, cute guys, an enemy no one believes can get at them in their secluded little hideaway of a magic reformatory school, and a tough, sarcastic-yet-sensitive, amazingly realistic main character who can kick your butt.
Best of all, there’s a sequel! I can’t wait to get my hands on Demonglass, the second book in the Hex Hall series. Meanwhile, give book one a try. If you love fantasy, you’ll love Sophia Mercer & Co.