What are the best books about magical creatures?

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    #1The Last Unicorn

    The Last Unicorn

    The Last Unicorn is a fantasy novel written by Peter S. Beagle. First published in 1968 by Viking Press in the U.S. and The Bodley Head in the U.K., it centers on the tale of a unicorn.

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    Brenda Morales
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This is an excellent match since it's about a unicorn, which is a magical/mystical creature. It also has high ratings on Amazon."
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    #2Zombies vs. Unicorns

    Zombies vs. Unicorns
    Who you got, zombies or unicorns? This book presents some short stories featuring these two mythical creatures, half of them with unicorns as protagonists and the other half featuring zombies and their undead adventures. 
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    Brandon Hernandez
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This was a great book that has many different kinds of stories inside. Romance, death, action, and a few insane people. Overall, it was great read. I really enjoyed all the zombie/unicorn lore that was included, and that author list is a huge plus in and of itself. There's something in here for every zombie/unicorn fan. "
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    #3The Black Unicorn (Magic Kingdom of Landover)

    The Black Unicorn (Magic Kingdom of Landover)

    The Black Unicorn is the second book in the Magic Kingdom of Landover series. This fantasy fiction book is written by Terry Brooks. It was originally published in 1987.

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    Kyle Ellis
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "I've read this book series several times through now. This is the second book and still holds up as an amazing fantasy story."
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    #4Birth of the Firebringer (Firebringer Trilogy)

    Birth of the Firebringer (Firebringer Trilogy)

    Birth of the Firebringer is a young adult fantasy novel written by Meredith Ann Pierce. Birth of the Firebringer was published on June 23, 2003 by Firebird. It is the first book in the Firebringer Trilogy.

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    Tom Tan
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "Great fantasy book! I loved this book and I'm excited to read the next book in the trilogy. Must read for any fan of magical creatures."
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    #5Hope: The Ambit of Light (The Unicorns of Wish)

    Hope: The Ambit of Light (The Unicorns of Wish)

    Hope: The Ambit of Light is the first book in The Unicorns of Wish series. This fantasy fiction book about unicorns is written by Deby Adair. It was published in 2015.

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    Randy Guerrero
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "Hope is a wonderful book a fantasy fiction about unicorns definitely recommended to those who like magical creatures."
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    #6The Little White Horse

    The Little White Horse

    The Little White Horse is a fantasy fiction book for children written by Elizabeth Goudge. It tells the story of the arrival of a young girl in Moonacre Manor. This book was originally published in 1946.

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    Sharon Qin
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "This book is about a young girl who has all sorts of experience with different creatures around her. It's a magical take on a childs tale."
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    #7Acorna: The Unicorn Girl

    Acorna: The Unicorn Girl

    Acorna: The Unicorn Girl is the first book in the Acorna series. This book is written by Anne McCaffrey, Margaret Ball, and illustrated by John Ennis. It was originally published in 1997.

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    Grace Meng
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "I would love to read this book because it is very promising.I like it."
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    #8A Swiftly Tilting Planet

    A Swiftly Tilting Planet

    A Swiftly Tilting Planet is the third book in the Time Quintet series. This young adult fantasy fiction book is written by Madeleine L'Engle, and it was originally published in 1978.

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    Teresa Roberts
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "This book will leave you wanting to read the rest of the series! If you missed the first two books, you must read them both. Enjoy the magic and fantasy!"
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    #9The Road to Balinor (Unicorns of Balinor)

    The Road to Balinor (Unicorns of Balinor)

    The Road to Balinor is the first book in the Unicorns of Balinor series. This fantasy fiction book for young adult is written by Mary Stanton and was first published in 1988.

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    Zachary Watson
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "The Road to Balinor (Unicorns of Balinor) is a fun fantasy for young adults. We tag along with the Unicorns in their amazing stories. This is my favorite in the Balinor series."
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    #10Into The Land of the Unicorns (Unicorn Chronicles)

    Into The Land of the Unicorns (Unicorn Chronicles)

    Into the Land of the Unicorns is the first book in the Unicorn Chronicles series. This young adult fantasy fiction book is written by Bruce Coville and was first published in 1994.

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    Victoria Andrade
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "This is a great book with a ton of imagination. Colorful detail and an interesting story line will pull in any young adult."
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    #11Goodnight Unicorn

    Goodnight Unicorn
    Goodnight Unicorn: A Magical Parody is a children's book written by Karla Oceanak and illustrated by Kendra Spanjer first published in 2016 by Bailiwick Press. 
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    Christian Vargas
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "A truly magical story with an even more magical set of characters. Wonderfully written and captivating until the very end. "
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    #12Teenage Mermaid

    Teenage Mermaid

    Teenage Mermaid is a beautiful novel written by Ellen Schreiber that tells the story of love between a young mermaid and a surfer.  It is a wonderful book full of imagination and humour.


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    Yan Fu
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "It's a twist on the classic, The Little Mermaid. My pre-teen daughter loves this book and if she's happy, then I'm happy. This book is the only thing I've ever seen make her willingly put her phone down in the last 2 years."
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    #13The Unicorn

    The Unicorn

    The Unicorn is a classic fiction novel written by Iris Murdoch which centers on governess of Gaze Castle Marian Taylor who experiences a number of mysteries and got involved in a drama she can only understand. 

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    Dylan Weaver
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "This isn't just a book about magic; it's also about relationships and emotion. Written by Iris Murdoch in 1987, it tells the story of Marian Taylor, governess to a remote, mysterious household on the English coastline."
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    #14The Young Unicorns

    The Young Unicorns

    Madeleine L'Engle's The Young Unicorns is the third books from the Austin Family Chronicles. The children's classic was published on January 1st, 1989 by Laurel Leaf Library,

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    Philip Hicks
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Really good childrens book. Kid likes unicorns so it was a great addition to the library. "
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    #15A Little Snow Fairy Sugar (Vol. 1)

    A Little Snow Fairy Sugar (Vol. 1)

    A Little Snow Fairy Sugar (Vol. 1) is a magical fantasy manga created by Haruka Arai. This sequential art manga is about fairies. It is first published in 2003. 

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    Patrick Hamilton
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Arai's A Little Snow Fairy Sugar (Vol. 1) is one of the better examples of a magical creature book. The story is well-written and the illustrations life-like. A definite must-buy for fans of this genre."
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    #16Artemis Fowl Series

    Artemis Fowl Series

    Artemis Fowl is a sci-fi fantasy series by Eoin Colfer, starring the titular teenage criminal mastermind, Artemis Fowl, and magical fairy people. Enemies turned friends, Artemies and the fairies work together to save the world.

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    Scott Williams
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "I think this is a fantastic solution. It is a great price for 8 books and they have a good review. "
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    #17Beastly (Kendra Chronicles)

    Beastly (Kendra Chronicles)

    Beastly is a contemporary retelling of the classic fairy tale Beauty and The Beast. Kendra the witch teaches Kyle Kingsbury a lesson for his cruelty by transforming him into a beast. To break the spell, the girl he truly loves must love him in return.

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    Randy Brewer
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "A really interesting book about love between a beautiful girl and a beast. It is a retelling of the classic story Beauty and The Beast."
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    #18A Chair for My Mother

    A Chair for My Mother

    A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Williams is an award-winning picture book that has sold a million copies. When Rosa's home was destroyed by a fire, she, her mother and grandmother save some money in order to get themselves a comfortable chair.

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    James Murray
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "This is a book not about magical creatures. As a book about a family that buys a regular chair to feel some kind of happiness after a fire."
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    #19Forgive My Fins

    Forgive My Fins

    Forgive My Fins is a beautiful book written by Tera Lynn Childs that tells the story of Lily, a half-mermaid and half-human creature who need to find the love. Its pages show us a funny tale full of captivating characters. 


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    Yang Xia
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "Forgive My Fins is such a great story. There is a lot of interest in learning about and imagining Lily, but also in learning about the differences among us in society. This is a fun book with a great message."
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    #20Lost Voices

    Lost Voices

    Lost Voices by Sarah Porter is the first book in the Lost Voices trilogy. It tells the story of a 14-year old Luce who transformed into a mermaid after accidentally falling off into icy waves. Luce possesses an amazing singing voice and becomes the queen's potential rival.

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    Lori Dixon
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "Lost Voices is the first book in the Lost Voices trilogy. It tells the story of a 14-year old Luce who transformed into a mermaid after accidentally falling off into icy waves."
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    #21Monstrous Beauty

    Monstrous Beauty

    Monstrous Beauty by Elizabeth Fama is a magical book about mermaids, ghosts, love and mystery. With a very well-written text, this amazing tale will hook you from the first page.


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    Larry Simpson
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "This book is a compelling tale of love and mystery. The well written story of a mermaid who falls in love with a naturalist. The story takes you on and adventure of love and passion."
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    #22Sleeping with the Fishes (Fred the Mermaid)

    Sleeping with the Fishes (Fred the Mermaid)
    Sleeping with the Fishes by Marie Janice is an entertaining book that tells the story of Fred, an unusual mermaid. With different characters and an unconventional environment, this amazing text is the right choice for those who love mermaid tales.


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    Cheryl Young
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Sleeping with the Fishes (Fred the Mermaid)is an entertaining book that tells the story of Fred, an unusual mermaid. "
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    #23The Marked Son (Keepers of Life)

    The Marked Son (Keepers of Life)

    The Marked Son is the first book in the young adult paranormal series Keepers of Life written by Shea Berkley which centers on 17-year-old Dylan Kennedy who goes on an adventure with a girl named Kera. 

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    Janet Gray
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "I was looking for a good book about magical creatures and this one really hit the spot. I loved the character progression and story line. Shea Berkley really knows how to write."
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    #24Rebel Belle

    Rebel Belle
    Rebel Belle is the first book in the young adult fantasy series Rebel Belle written by Rachel Hawkins which centers on Southern belle Harper Price who becomes a Paladin after she receives incredible abilities. 
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    Chris Tang
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "Rebel Belle is the first book in the young adult fantasy series Rebel Belle written by Rachel Hawkins. The book and series generally on a Southern belle and her transition from homecoming queen to Paladin."
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    #25Unicorn Bait

    Unicorn Bait

    Unicorn Bait is the first book in the Unicorn Bait series. This fantasy fiction book tells the story of Naomi as she finds a unicorn horn. This book is written by S.A. Hunter and was published in 2011.

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    Ananya Chatterjee
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "Unicorn Bait is the first book in the Unicorn Bait series. This fantasy fiction book tells the story of Naomi as she finds a unicorn horn. "
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    #26The Unicorn Hunter

    The Unicorn Hunter

    The Unicorn Hunter is a fantasy fiction book written by Del Henderson, and edited by Hannah Kline, with illustrations by Delbert Henderson Jr. This book was published in 2015.

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    Brenda Jacobs
    Written on April 17, 2018
    " is a fantasy fiction book written by Del Henderson, and edited by Hannah Kline."
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    #27Storm Prince

    Storm Prince

    Storm Prince is a fantasy fiction novel by Terri Lynn Wilhelm. It follows the story of Torcuil, a part of a selkie tribe who sets out on a quest to find his brother who had chosen to live among humans. It was published in 1997 by Harper Monogram.

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    Martha Montgomery
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Storm Prince by Terri Lynn Wilhelm follows the story of magical seal Torcuil who wants to find his brother who is living among humans. I love the romantic love story and the ultimate choice that Torcuil must make. I wasn't able to put this one down."
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    #28The Selkie Bride

    The Selkie Bride

    The Selkie Bride is a fantasy fiction novel by Melanie Jackson. It follows the story of recently widowed Megan Culbin who finds herself cursed by the ire of an ancient monster and blessed with the protection of a selkie. It was published in 2010.

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    Gerardo Marín
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "The Selkie Bride is a perfect solution for best books about magical creatures, because it is a popular book with magical creatures."
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    #29Danger Is Sweet

    Danger Is Sweet

    Danger Is Sweet is a fantasy fiction novel by Cornelia Amiri. It follows the story of magic and mystery of a dark warrior and a fiery Pict Princess, and the many secrets between them. It was published in 2004 by Awe-Struck E-books.

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    Aaradhya Jindal
    Written on May 19, 2018
    " Bethoc believes her father and betrothed were murdered in McAlpin's treason, but she's unaware of what really happened that day. None the less, she sets out to avenge their deaths. She didn't intend to get caught. Instead of having her executed as was his right, the Scots King gives Bethoc to his cousin Malcolm as a reward for his loyal service. Bethoc is determined not to marry any Scot, even if Malcolm is ruggedly handsome. She accepts her fate resigning herself to the fact that her only other option is death."
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    #30The Selkie And The Siren

    The Selkie And The Siren

    The Selkie And The Siren is a fantasy fiction novel by Cillian Burns. It follows the story of biologist Duncan McDonald who is also a Scottish selkie shapeshifter and who needs to discover a cure for his clan. It was published in 2008 by Wild Rose.

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    Joe James
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "A very fantastic book. If you like fantasy and cool characters, that is."
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    #31The Wild Ways (The Enchantment Emporium)

    The Wild Ways (The Enchantment Emporium)

    The Wild Ways is a fantasy fiction novel by Tanya Huff. It follows the story of Charlie Gale as he joins a Celtic band and later encounters selkies, a dragon prince who wants to be a boy, and a seal wife. It was published in 2011 by DAW.

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    Raymond Franklin
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "This was quite a silly concept. It was not very mature and I just wasn't interested in it. Not for me. "
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    #32Home From the Sea (Elemental Masters)

    Home From the Sea (Elemental Masters)

    Home From the Sea is a fantasy fiction novel by Mercedes Lackey. It follows the story of Mari Prothero who turns sixteen and finds out that she must marry a sea-dweller to dave her entire family. It was published in 2012 by Penguin.

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    Brittany Woods
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "For as long as she could remember, Mari Prothero had seen things—things that shouldn’t, that couldn’t be real: tiny manlike creatures that were mischievous and wore only seaweed, and beings that spoke to her kindly, but seemed to be made of water"
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    #33Sea Witch (Children of the Sea)

    Sea Witch (Children of the Sea)

    Sea Witch is a fantasy fiction novel by Virginia Kantra. It follows the story of Margred, a selkie who meets a human, Caleb Hunter, whom she desires and aims to own in a passionate and undeniable way. It was published in 2008 by Berkley Sensation.

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    Christian Sims
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "Sea Witch is a young adult fantasy novel focusing on a magical creature who lives in the sea befriending a Human and finding out a lot about herself. It's kinda one of those forbidden romance stories, however. it works and is interesting"
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    #34Sea Fever (Children of the Sea)

    Sea Fever (Children of the Sea)

    Sea Fever is a fantasy fiction novel by Virginia Kantra. It follows the story of working mom Regina Barrone as she tries to search for love and finds selkie Dylan Hunter who has to face his own demons as well. It was published in 2008 by Berkley.

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    Navya Jindal
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "I don't really think this a fantasy fiction so much as it's a romance novel that happens to have fantasy creatures. Not a good recommendation for this category."
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    #35Lycan Tides

    Lycan Tides

    Lycan Tides is a fantasy fiction novel by Renee Wildes. It follows the story of selkie princess Finora who meets and falls for Trystan, a werewolf despite their complex romantic pasts. It was published in 2010 by Samhain Publishing.

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    Edward Tran
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "I've never been a huge fan of fantasy settings, but my girlfriend asked me to read this one with her, so we could discuss it. I didn't have much of an open mind when we started, but it brought me around and ended liking the romance stories."

Summary

Best What are the best books about magical creatures
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Last UnicornBooks 38 Paid
2Zombies vs. UnicornsBooks 31 Paid
3The Black Unicorn (Magic Kingdom of Landover)Books 30 Paid
4Birth of the Firebringer (Firebringer Trilogy)Books 28 Paid
5Hope: The Ambit of Light (The Unicorns of Wish)Books 26 Paid
6The Little White HorseBooks 24 Paid
7Acorna: The Unicorn GirlBooks 22 Paid
8A Swiftly Tilting PlanetBooks 21 Paid
9The Road to Balinor (Unicorns of Balinor)Books 20 Paid
10Into The Land of the Unicorns (Unicorn Chronicles)Books 15 Paid
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