Loki’s Wolves by K. L. Armstrong
In the town of Blackwell, most inhabitants are descended from the Norse gods Thor and Loki. Still, Matt Thorsen never expected that Ragnarok would come in his day–or that a bunch of kids would be the ones who had to stop it.
T. A. Barron explores the roots of Atlantis’s legendary greatness in this book dedicated to celebrating the rise of the island rather than chronicling its fall. In his version, a thief named Promi joins forces with Atlanta, a girl with natural magic, in order to decipher a prophecy that seems to indicate the end of all magic. The gods, however, have separated themselves from mortals and no hope seems left for those who would save the land from ruin.
Dared by her classmates, twelve-year-old Aru Shah lights a cursed lamp and releases an ancient evil. Now she has nine days to find her reincarnated siblings, collect their weapons, and defeat the Sleeper before he ends the world.
Kiran’s parents have always told her that she is an Indian princess. But she never believed them until her twelfth birthday, when her parents disappear and a rakkhosh demon chases her out of her house. Aided by two princes, Kiran flees to the magical Kingdom Beyond. But the clock is ticking. Can Kiran save her parents before they are eaten by demons?
Eleven-year-old Theodosia Throckmorton practically lives in London’s Museum of Legends and Antiquities in which her father works as curator. Only she, however, can detect the ancient curses that linger on the artifacts her mother brings back from Egypt, and only she knows the rituals that will render the curses innocuous. Unfortunately, when her mother returns with the legendary amulet known as the Heart of Egypt, Theodosia learns that it bears a curse so extraordinary that it will cause the destruction of the entire British Empire unless returned to its resting place.
The Colossus Rises by Peter Lerangis
Jack has one month to live unless he can find seven loculi imbued with magical powers. Unfortunately, the loculi are hidden in the Seven Wonders of the ancient world.
When Julius Caesar’s treasure is found in a mine outside Rome, the race to claim his bulla, believed to be imbued with powers from the gods, begins. Nic, a slave in the mines, is sent to retrieve it, and finds himself the unwitting recipient of new magical powers. Now wanted by every political figure in Rome, Nic will have to learn how to navigate a world of intrigue if he is to save the empire from rebellion, rescue his sister from slavery, and preserve his own life.
The Flame of Olympus by Kate O’Hearn
Emily is living in Manhattan, far from any magic, until the day Pegasus falls from the sky. Then suddenly she finds herself allied with the goddess Diana and embroiled in a war between the gods and a warrior race.
The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series by Michael Scott
Fifteen-year-old twins Sophie and Josh Newman find themselves embroiled in a centuries-long battle between alchemist Nicholas Flamel and his foe Dr. John Dee. Flamel and his wife need a book called known as the Codex in order to continue making the elixir of life or they will both die–Dee, however, plans to use the Codex to destroy the world. The Alchemyst is the first of six books in the series.
Antigone and Cyrus Smith live in a dilapidated hotel with their older brother Daniel. No one ever checks in, until the night a strange man requests a specific room. By morning, the man has died, the hotel has burned to the ground, and Daniel has disappeared. Informed that the only way to save their brother is to join a mysterious order of explorers, Antigone and Cyrus find themselves racing against time to find the order and swear their loyalty.