A 15-year-old boy named Eragon finds a dragon egg while hunting to feed his family for the winter. When the egg hatches, he becomes a Dragon Rider, and has to team up with a whole bunch of ass-kicking characters, most of whom are female, to overthrow the tyrant Galbatorix
Artemis Fowl: A 12-year-old genius kidnaps a fairy in order to steal fairy gold. He plans to use the gold to pay for expeditions to find his father, who had gone missing. Unfortunately, these faries are DANGEROUS, and the girl he kidnapped didn’t get her rank as the first female Captain as a joke
A Series of Unfortunate Events: Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire lose their parents in a tragic fire, leaving them with a massive fortune that can’t be touched until Violet turns eighteen. However, their greedy relative, Count Olaf, doesn’t feel like waiting that long, and will use any means necessary to get his hands on the childrens’ money.
Graceling: Kasta is a girl with an unusual ability; she has the power to kill, and do so effectively. Her uncle, King Randa, uses her to do his dirty work. When Kasta finally works up the courage to defy him, she flees the kingdom with a friend, and finds that her Grace (special ability), was not what she thought it to be. [Seriously, this book is SUPER feminist you’ll love it]
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: When Earth is destroyed to make way for a Hyperspace Bypass, Arthur Dent is the lone survivor. Now, Arthur must navigate through the Galaxy, accompanied by a strange group that includes a clinically depressed robot, the President of the Galaxy, and a face from Arthur’s past. Now, what does the number 42 have to do with any of this?
Percy Jackson and the Olympians/The Heroes of Olympus: Half-Bloods, or Demigods, are the children of Gods and Mortals. They attract monsters, often suffer ADHD, dyslexia, or both, and are usually ignored by their godly parent. However, when the fate of the world hangs in the balance, it’s up to them to save it.
The Kane Chronicles: Carter and Sadie Kane are nothing alike. Carter has his father’s dark skin, lives out of a suitcase, and dresses like a junior professor, while Sadie has pale skin, lives in London, and only sees her brother and her father twice a year. When they go on a museum trip with their father, their lives change forever.
The Spiderwick Chronicles: When the Grace children, Mallory, Simon, and Jared, move into the Spiderwick estate, they discover a guidebook to the various kinds of faeries. A Brownie named Thimbletack warns them that the book is dangerous, and should be destroyed. Spoiler alert: they don’t