The Seelie Princess Trilogy is a great YA Fantasy series. Great for younger girls and boys. Give it a try.
Having been tricked by Anges De’Ath into allowing the Unseelie back into his peaceful land, the King and the rest of Clary’s family are long gone. The land lies in ruins, its subjects ruled by fear, and Clary and her friend, Sam, live their lives in hiding. Now teenagers, living in such close proximity is beginning to cause problems for them both. So when Sam, protesting against Clary’s safeguarding rules, allows his pet dragon to fly outside of their safety zone, he unleashes a chain of events that he did not intend. Can Clary save her best friend, and in doing so, can she save Seelie itself?