Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesBooks & Authors · 1 decade ago

i have a 15 year old sister....?

i want to know ,what are the best fantasy books these days for teens ? ( she loves harrypotter) .

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  • 1 decade ago
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    This is a partial list of Fantasy titles from my website. Yahoo cuts off part of the list.

    Madeleine L'Engle:

    A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, and An Acceptable Time.

    Herge (aka Georges Prosper Remi):

    The Adventures of Tintin (24 volumes)

    Cornelia Funke:

    Dragon Rider

    Ingraine the Brave

    Inkheart, Inkspell, and Inkdeath

    The Thief Lord

    Brandon Mull:

    Fablehaven, Rise of the Evening Star, and Grip of the Shadow Plague.

    Katherine Peterson:

    Bridge to Terabithia

    Orson Scott Card:

    Seventh Son

    Carol Kendall:

    The Gammage Cup

    The Whisper of Glocken

    Eoin Colfer:

    Artemis Fowl, The Arctic Incident, The Opal Deception, The Lost Colony, The Artemis Fowl Files: A Companion Book, and The Graphic Novel

    Andre Norton:

    The Witch World, The Web of the Witch World, Three against the Witch World, Year of the Unicorn, Warlock of the Witch World, Dragon Scale Silver, Dream Smith, The Toads of Grimmerale, Spider Silk, Sword of Unbelief, and Sarsthor's Bane.

    Ursula K. LeGuin:

    Earthsea, A Wizard of Earthsea, The Tombs of Atuan, The Farthest Shore, Tehanu, Tales from Earthsea, The Other Wind, and Voices.

    Diana Wynne Jones:

    The Chronicles of Chrestomanci - Charmed Life, The Lives of Christopher Chant, Witch Week, The Magicians of Caprona, and Mixed Magics.

    Tamora Pierce:

    The Song of the Lioness Series - Alanna: The First Adventure, In the Hand of the Goddess, The Woman Who Rides Like a Man, and Lioness Rampant.

    Protector of the Small Series - First Test, Page, Squire, and Lady Knight

    Michael Ende:

    Night of Wishes

    The Neverending Story

    Mary Stewart:

    A Walk in the Wolf Wood

    Howard Pyle:

    Story of King Arthur and His Knights - There are several collections of stories about King Arthur.

    C. S. Lewis:

    The 7 volume Chronicles of Narnia is a tale of good against evil with very definite Christian influences. Lewis was an atheist who because of his friendship with Tolkien became a Christian. This strongly affected his writing.

    The seven books are as follows:

    The Magician's Nephew; The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; The Horse and His Boy; Prince Caspian; The Voyage of the Dawn Treader; The Silver Chair; and The Last Battle.

    Also by C. S. Lewis - The Screwtape Letters and The Great Divorce.

    Phillip Pullman:

    The Golden Compass

    James Patterson:

    Maximum Ride Series - The Angel Experiment, School's Out Forever, Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports, and The Final Warning.

    Meg Cabot:

    Mediator Series - Shadowland, Ninth Key, Reunion, Darkest Hour, Haunted, and Twilight.

    Chris D'Lacey:

    The Fire Within, Icefire, Fire Star, and The Fire Eternal.

    Donita K. Paul:

    Dragonspell, Dragon Quest, Dragon Knight, Dragon Fire, and Dragon Light.

    Anne McCaffrey:

    Dragonriders of Pern Series - Dragonflight (1968; first section derived from Weyr Search), Dragonquest (1970), A Time When (1975; became the first part The White Dragon), Dragonsong (1976), Dragonsinger (1977), The White Dragon (1978), Dragondrums (1979), Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern (1983), Nerilka's Story (1986), Dragonsdawn (1988), The Renegades of Pern (1989), All the Weyrs of Pern (1991), The Chronicles of Pern: First Fall (1993), The Dolphins of Pern (1994), The Girl Who Heard Dragons (1994), Red Star Rising: Second Chronicles of Pern (1996), The Masterharper of Pern (1998), The Skies of Pern (2001), A Gift of Dragons (2002) and Dragon's Kin (2003; with her son Todd McCaffrey).

    The Crystal Singer Series - Crystal Singer (1982), Killashandra (1986), and Crystal Line (1992)

    Brian Jacques:

    Redwall Series - Redwall, Mossflower, Mattimeo, Mariel of Redwall, Salamandastron, Martin the Warrior, The Bellmaker, Outcast of Redwall, The Pearls of Lutra, The Long Patrol, Marlfox, The Legend of Luke, Lord Brocktree, The Taggerung, Triss, Loamhedge, Rakkety Tam, and High Rhulain.

    Stephenie Meyer (Vampires):

    Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn.

    Joanne Harris:


    Juliet Marillier:

    Wildwood Dancing and Cybele's Secret

    Edwin A. Abbot:

    Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions (The sequel, Sphereland is by Dionys Burger. It is possible to purchase both in one volume.)

    J. R. R. Tolkien:

    The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, Two Towers, and The Return of the King; Silmarillion; also Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

    George MacDonald:


    At the Back of the North Wind

    Christopher Paolini:

    In the first book, Eragon, young Eragon finds a mysterious blue stone in the forested mountains above his home in Aagaesia. Along with his blue dragon, Saphira, Eragon is stumbling about because things are happening to him which he does not understand. His inner goodness and common sense enable him to muddle through and he has some help from a couple of humans and some dwarfs. In the second book, Eldest, the dwarfs, elves, humans, Eragon, and Saphira have joined forces against evil. Eragon and Saphira have begun training to understand and improve their skills. A new, red dragon makes an appearance. I've been told that in the third book a golden dragon will appear. It has just been announced that the third book, Brisingr, will be available on September 20, 2008. Originally planned as a trilogy, Paolini has recently decided that there will be four books in his Inheritance Cycle.

    John Beachem:

    Storms of Vengeance is John's first novel and I've been told that it is part of a series of 8 to 10 books. There is a murder mystery to be solved. Who did it and why? There is a mythical Lorradda Stone to locate. There are three parallel stories as we follow the actions of three different groups of people. There are also some ogres, two elves, several sorcerers, a troll, and one very impressive river monster. The book ends with a cliff hanger. One reason that young people gave for liking Harry Potter was the detail in the stories. They will find plenty of detail here as well.

    David Eddings:

    There are three stories in Volume I of The Belgariad: Pawn of Prophecy, Queen of Sorcery, and Magician's Gambit. Volume II of The Belgariad has two stories: Castle of Wizardry and Enchanters' End Gambit. If you are looking for grand adventure and plenty of detail it is here. Some may object to the slow progression and limited action of this tale. A sorcerer and his daughter, a sorceress, have gathered together a group of individuals to fight evil. It seems that the particular make-up for this group is necessary based upon an ancient prophecy. The group includes: the Nimble Thief, the Man with Two Lives, the Blind Man, the Dreadful Bear, the Knight Protector, the Horse Lord, the Bowman, the Queen of the World, and the Mother of the Race that Died. A young boy named Garion, who was raised by his Aunt Pol, is caught up in all of this, though he doesn't know why. But then, is she really his Aunt? There is so much detail that I have not as yet confirmed there are no mistakes in the mapping of the story. I thoroughly enjoyed The Belgariad and look forward to reading the sequel, The Mallorean.

    The Mallorean Volume I: Guardians of the West, King of the Murgos, and Demon Lord of Karanda by David Eddings

    The Mallorean Volume II: Sorceress of Darshive and The Seeress of Kell by David Eddings

    Polgara, the Sorceress by David Eddings

    Belgarath, the Sorcerer by David Eddings

    Isaac Asimov:

    Though Asimov is usually thought of as a science fiction writer, Magic is a collection of his fantasy short stories.

    Jim Butcher:

    The Dresden Files - Storm Front, Fool Moon, Grave Peril, Summer Knight, Death Masks, Blood Rites, Dead Beat, Proven Guilty, White Knight, and Small Favor.

    Terry Brooks:

    The Sword of Shanarra, The Elfstones of Shanarra, and The Wishsong of Shanarra.

    Mercedes Lackey:

    The Mage Winds Trilogy - Winds of Fate, Winds of Change, and Winds of Fury.

    Velgarth Series - Exile's Honor, Exile's Valor, Take a Thief, Arrors of the Queen, Arrow's Flight, and Arrow's Fall

    Diana Tregarde Trilogy - Burning Water, Children of the Night, and Jinx High.

    Richard Adams:

    Watership Down

    George Orwell:

    Animal Farm

    Richard Bach:

    Jonathan Livingston Seagull

    Raymond E. Fiest:

    Magician: Apprentice and Magician: Master

    The Riftwar Saga (Magician, Silverthorn, A Darkness at Sethanon)

    Krondor's Sons (Prince of the Blood, The King's Bucaneer)

    Serpent War Saga (Shadow of a Dark Queen, Rise of a Merchant Prince, Rage of a Demon King, Shards of a Broken Crown)

    Riftwar Legacy (Krondor: The Betrayal, Krondor: The Assassins, Krondor: Tear of the Gods)

    Honored Enemy: Legends of the Riftwar

    Conclave of Shadows Saga (Talon of the Silver Hawk, King of Foxes, Exile's Return)

    Dark War Saga (Flight of the Nighthawks, Into a Dark Realm, Wrath of a Mad God)

    Raymond E. Fiest and Janny Wurts:

    Empire Trilogy - Daughter of the Empire, Servant of the Empire, and Mistress of the Empire.

    Dave Farland:

    Runelords: The Sum of All Men, Brotherhood of the Wolf, Wizardborn, The Lair of Bones, Sons of the Oak, and Worldbinder.

    Patricia A. McKillip:

    The Riddlemaster of Hed, Heir of Sea and Fire, Harpist in the Wind, Riddle Master's Game, and Riddle of Stars.

    Susanna Clarke:

    Jonathon Strange and Mr. Norrell

    George R. R. Martin:

    A Song of Fire and Ice Saga includes - A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, A Dance of Dragons, The Winds of Winter, and A Dream of Spring.

    Steven Erikson:

    Malazan Book of the Fallen Saga includes - Gardens of the Moon, Deadhouse Gates, Memories of Ice, House of Chains, Midnight Tides, The Bone Hunters, Reaper's Gate, and Toll the Hounds.

    R. Scott Baker:

    Prince of Nothing Trilogy

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Well, I like:

    The Silver Crown by Robert C O'Brien

    Twilight Series

    Pendragon Series

    Anything by Meg Cabot (her teen stuff)

    Anything by Tamora Pierce

    Redwall Series


    Nancy Farmer


    Here, There Be Dragons

    Artemis Fowl Series

    Things Not Seen

    Eragon Series

    Magyk Series

    Chalie Bone Series

    Peter and the Starcatchers

    The Lighning Thief Series

    Molly Moon Series

    The Children of the Lamp Series

    The Floating Island


    Flush (by same author as Hoot)

    The Secret Life of Bees

    The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

    The Truth About Forever

    Gideon the Cutpurse

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    1.Harry Potter

    2.Sabriel by Garth Nix

    3.The Rag Witch by Garth Nix

    4.Northern Lights trilogy

    5.The Star of Kazan

    6. James Bond

    7. Junk by Gary Burgess

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  • Megan
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Tamora Pierce is good.

    Inkheart/Inkspell by Cornelia Funke

    LOTR of course, by J.R.R. Tolkien

    Artemis Fowl Series by Eoin Colfer

    Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan

    Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer

    I'm sure there's many more, but I can't think right now-it's too early!

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  • LK
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    1 decade ago

    "The Wizard of Earthsea" by Ursula K. LeGuin

    (absolutely great for teens, not dated, terrific read and what a twist at the end)

    "The Hobbit" by J.R.R. Tolkien... good starter on his books. Even if she's seen the 'LOTR' movies, this is a very fine book and gives the 'backstory' to those movies, without so much war. More 'adventure' and such.

    "The Five Children and It" by E. Nesbit. Nesbit was a master British writer of stories about magic, though she didn't write many books, and she wrote them a while back. They are also not 'dated' and a lot of fun to read. Very original.

    The "Dragons of Pern" series by Anne McCaffery, precursor and template for the 'Eragon' series. This series about dragons and those who dealt with them are well-written and provide a lot of reading if one follows the entire series.

    Luck in choosing books for your sister.

    [another place you can look, per books 'following the HP series' --is at

    where, if you look carefully along the left side for 'The Book Trolley' then click on that and look for 'Robbie's list of 45 Books After Potter' (something like that)... you'll find many more titles. you just won't know what age group they are aimed at, until you go to a library and find out--]

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  • 1 decade ago


    Twilight by Stephanie Meyer

    Magyk by Angie Sage

    Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

    Eragon by Christopher Paolini

    East by Edith Pattou

    Rogue Angel series by Alex Archer

    The Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith

    The Maximum Ride series by James Patterson

    The Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

    The Pendragon series by D.J. Machale

    The Fire Within by Chris D'Lacey

    A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

    Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause

    The Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klause


    Tamora Pierce (i think her Tortall books are best)

    Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

    Janet McNaughten

    Diana Wynne Jones

    Vivian Vande Velde

    i hope this helps!!

    Source(s): personal experience
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  • TWILIGHT series is very very popular andappropriate for her age, they are making it into a movie and their are three juicy novels to read and a new one comes out in August! They are by Stephenie Meyer.


    2. NEW MOON

    3. ECLIPSE

    They are about a girl moving to a small Town (Three Forks) and then finds out there are vampires there, and she falls in love. ALL of the girls who read them eventually fall in love with the main vampire (Edward). You should see the fan vlubs, and the website! I highly reccomend this for your daughter.

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