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Christian-made fantastical books for teen girls and YA readers

Butterfly Ink by Loria Keating

Butterfly Ink

A self-conscious eighteen-year-old encounters a mysterious man offering a magical tattoo guaranteeing beauty and fame, forcing her to choose between her deepest desires and everyone she’s ever loved.
Chromatic by Ashley Bustamante
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Chromatic

Elm and Ava must confront the growing darkness and create a future in a world that has been all but stripped of hope.
“With this last stroke for the Color Theory trilogy, Ashley Bustamante’s Chromatic concludes her triptych with a bold finale.”
Adamant in Dust by Willamette Sutta

Adamant in Dust

The dark lord Malchor ensnares Sadira in his opening bid to gain all the Far Stones of power. With them, he will subjugate all the peoples of Miran.
Protector by Megan Schaulis

Protector

The Selection meets American Ninja Warrior in this dystopian retelling of Esther featuring nanotechnology, royal romance, and a heartfelt quest to make a difference.
The Chaos Grid, Lindsey Lewellen

The Chaos Grid

The Plex is endangering its citizens by legalizing a deadly nano drug, and Juniper’s family needs her help to deliver the counteragent.
Thread of Dreams by Emily Barnett

Thread of Dreams

Nova harvests threads from human dreams to help fight a malicious parasite invading her sunless planet, but then she visits a boy who is already dreaming of her.
Ruthless by Candice Pedraza Yamnitz

Ruthless

Seventeen-year-old, Cottia, made one last deal for her freedom, but it all falls apart when she gets a botched alias.
Saints and Monsters by Ellen McGinty
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Saints and Monsters

A disabled princess must claim a dragon’s heart to prove her worth as the next queen, or die trying.
“Ellen McGinty weaves a fantasy of princesses and magical creatures among a vaguely modern setting … a vivid, well-told story that captivates reader hearts.”
Hybrid by Candace Kade
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Hybrid

Tensions between the Enhanced and Naturals grow increasingly violent and the Western Federation teeters on the brink of civil war.
“The Hybrid Series book 2 splices a compelling vision of a world formed from Asian and Western cultures, threaded with themes of family and belonging.”
Why the Sparrow Cries, Hope Bolinger

Why the Sparrow Cries

Will Harper learn to love again, or will an ex-archeologist snag the historical find of the millennium—and the only person she’s felt safe around in years?
Justified by V. Romas Burton

Justified

With only one path to freedom, will Rae decide to follow her fate or find another?
Mortal Queens by Victoria McCombs
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Mortal Queens

With no one to trust, Althea conceals messages in paintings and receives anonymous replies from a stranger who slowly reveals the tale of a girl who outwitted the fae.
“Victoria McCombs’s fantasy Mortal Queens paints a lush landscape of struggling humans and devious magical creatures.”
Secrets Ever Green by Sara Knightly

Secrets Ever Green

When Ivy Rune discovers her father’s secret life, she is thrust into a hidden world of magic and discovers powers of her own.
Once A Queen, Sarah Arthur
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Once A Queen

Eva finds herself unraveling dangerous secrets and wrestling with grief for a vanishing childhood, all while facing the fear that growing up means giving up fairy tales forever.
“Once A Queen is a gentle, intriguing fantasy that brings its world and characters to life with vividness and compassion.”
Water's Break by Sophia L. Hansen
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Water’s Break

Nica realizes that the disaster from above was by their design—a calculated plan to terraform the water planet and conquer her people.
“Sophia L. Hansen’s debut anchors this original tale in variegated worlds, flowing language, and delightful alien textures.”
Elyon's Covenant, A. L. Bowker

Elyon’s Covenant

When a return trip goes extremely wrong, Thomas and Marta are thrust into the midst of enemy territory with nothing and no one but each other to help.
A Soul As Cold As Frost by Jennifer Kropf
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A Soul as Cold as Frost

The Quarrel of Sword and Bone was a death sentence for anyone who stepped into the arena with the deranged Queen, whose soul had crisped to frost in an age long since past.
“Jennifer Kropf’s debut novel A Soul as Cold as Frost creates a lyrical adventure whose winter wonderland intersects our world.”
A Twist of Tides by Hannah Carter

A Twist of Tides

After the legendary mermaid Thessalonike resurfaces, Reanna must be trained to use her magic—only to find herself facing down her mother’s right-hand general with her own soul on the line.
A Bond of Briars by Erin Phillips
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A Bond of Briars

As her bond grows stronger, Caitrin must prove her blood magic isn’t dangerous or suffer the consequences of the truth being discovered.
“A Bond of Briars shows a beautiful love story, blending the biblical Ruth narrative with prophecy and hopes of redemption from spiritual warfare that binds the soul.”
The Mermaid's Tale, L. E. Richmond
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The Mermaid’s Tale

Locklyn and Darin seek to save their family, their kingdom, and eventually the entire Undersea Realm without losing each other.
“L. E. Richmond swims through the murky waters of racism, family legacy, and political intrigue in this exciting undersea adventure.”
The Looking-Glass Illusion, Sara Ella
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The Looking-Glass Illusion

Step through the looking glass. Slay the Jabberwock. Seek the King. Alice is not prepared to face what awaits beyond the Tulgey Wood.
“Sara Ella’s next adventure follows fast after The Wonderland Trials for this conclusion to the Curious Realities duology.”
The Eternity Gate, Katherine Briggs
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The Eternity Gate

The Eternity Gate is found, and kings and monsters battle over its legends of treasure. But rumors whisper that someone stole the gate’s ancient key.
“Katherine Briggs’s Eternity Gate portrays a continent-crossing story of political intrigue and war with the backdrop of religious prophecy.”
Savage Bred, Victoria McCombs
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Savage Bred

In her desperate attempt to keep the fight away, Emme hatches a plan that involves trapping the only one who can put an end to the battles.
“Victoria McCombs brings the Royal Rose Chronicles to a satisfying close and leaves readers hoping the ship’s remaining crew will find new journeys.”
The Librarian's Ruse, Thirzah Griffioen

The Librarian’s Ruse

Amelia’s peaceful life as a librarian is cut short when she and her older brother Leon are sent on an errand to Eldnaire, the capital city of the vicious Vilnarian Empire.
The King's Feather, Amy Earls

The King’s Feather

Trapped inside steel walls, an ordinary teen girl must save her enemy’s life before she loses her own.
Wandering, Loren G. Warnemuende

Wandering

Princess Maleen, freed from her tower exile, forges into the unknown as she pieces together what happened to her conquered kingdom, and discovers who she can trust.
Champions of Light by Althea Damgaard

Champions of Light

Those destined to rule must gain faith in the Light or lose the kingdom to the Dark.
The King's Curse, Jennifer Rogers

The King’s Curse

In a world where the people have no free will, one girl must betray the king to save their doomed souls.
Castelon, Alyssa Roat

Castelon

Adelynn’s visions have returned. But this time, she’s not the only one seeing the future before it happens.
Enhanced, Candace Kade
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Enhanced

Targeted by a hacker bent on exposing her true DNA, Lee Urban faces off with an Artificial Intelligence Game that puts her—and her lies—to the test.
“Candace Kade’s debut Enhanced fuses old ideas of DNA rewriting with newer concepts of social credit systems … a fun and quick-paced read, filled with inventiveness and sharp detail.”
Terra, Sofia Simpson

Terra

As one of Earth’s Guardians, a girl finds herself in a bond that might be the death of her.
Fortified by V. Romas Burton

Fortified

When Devora’s future shatters, she must decide whether to live to fight or fight to live.
Tattoo of Crimson, Sarah Chislon
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Tattoo of Crimson

Gently-bred herbalist Jessa Caldwell has no intention of making a suitable match—not when she’s seeking the truth about the taint of the fae that lies within her.
“Complex relationships and social conventions tangle in this unique world inspired by Regency England and the Inquisition era, but overlaid with fae creatures.”
A Wolf's Rose, M. C. Kenendy
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A Wolf’s Rose

A young woman with a magic ring is captured by an agent of evil with supernatural abilities who wants to use her ring to assassinate the nation’s leaders.
“M. C. Kennedy combines “Little Red Riding Hood” with “Beauty and the Beast” to create a deeper story of hatred, forgiveness, and redemption.”
The Depths of Atlantis by Hannah Carter

The Depths of Atlantis

When a runaway mermaid princess is kidnapped and taken back to Atlantis, she must overcome her own self-doubts, recover her magic, and work with new friends to stop a war.
Sacred Fire by Karen Grunst

Sacred Fire

A young empath must find the dark spirit haunting the holy city before she becomes his prey.
A Crown of Chains, Erin Phillips
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A Crown of Chains

Roxana Willows is a wingless fairy with the rare ability to read minds, and becoming queen is the last thing Roxana wants.
“A Crown of Chains creatively retells a biblical tale to explore themes of providence, racism, faith, and fidelity.”
Flight, Kristen Young

Flight

Will Cadence be able to achieve her Elite dreams, or will sinister forces leave her running for her life?
Defender by C.C. Urie

Defender

Cast out of her family, Larken Hale, the Daughter of the Military, is forced to take up the cause to appease her family.
Mordizan, Alyssa Roat
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Mordizan

The bane of Mordred, the son of Mordizan, and a millennia-old prophecy may provide what Brinnie needs to defeat the world of magic’s greatest threat.
“Alyssa Roat creates a thrilling sequel to Wraithwood, introducing new characters and moral quandaries in this Arthurian-inspired tale.”
Ignite, Jenna Terese

Ignite

In a world where superhumans aren’t considered heroes, a teenage girl must decide if her powers are a part of her worth keeping.
Regeneration, Cassie Greutman

Regeneration

A fae girl masters her abilities while fighting to stay with the only people who have ever loved her, her human foster parents.
Heartless, Anne Elisabeth Stengl
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Heartless

Princess Una of Parumvir has come of age and will soon marry. She dreams of a charming prince, but when her first suitor arrives, he’s not what she’d hoped.
“Anne Elisabeth Stengl’s Heartless takes the form of a fairy tale while creating a completely new story to delight and inspire.”
The Candlestone by Bryan Davis

The Candlestone

Where is the magnificent sword used against the evil Devin? What was the strange book used by the dragon slayers to summon a dragon?
Dragons in Our Midst, Bryan Davis

Raising Dragons

Outcasts Billy and Bonnie must come together to preserve a secret legacy more than a millennium in the making.