looking for a modern day fantasy book(s)?

i really like book when both humans and magical animals live together but the human don't know about magic at all.

the book i had already read are:

artemis fowl

harry potter

charlie bone

percy jackson

c.s.lewis

twlight

and The lord of the rings and eragon 1 and 2

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    Madeleine L'Engle:

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

    Herge (a.k.a. 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 Paterson:

    Bridge to Terabithia

    Orson Scott Card:

    Seventh Son

    Carol Kendall:

    The Firelings

    The Gammage Cup (One of my favorites when I was young)

    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:

    The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood

    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.

    Philip 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.

    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:

    Vampire Romance - Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn.

    Joanne Harris:

    Runemarks

    Juliet Marillier:

    Wildwood Dancing and Cybele's Secret

    Edwin A. Abbott:

    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:

    Phantastes

    At the Back of the North Wind

    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. The title of the second book in the series will be The Hunter and the Marked.

    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

    Terry Pratchett:

    The Wee Free Men - Tiffany Aching and a clan of six inch tall blue men attempt to rescue her brother and stop an invasion from Fairyland.

    A Hatful of Sky - The second Tiffany Aching novel.

    Wintersmith - The third Tiffany Aching novel.

    The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents (Discworld)

    Other books in the Discworld Series - The Colour of Magic, Witches Abroad, Sourcery, Wyrd Sisters, Thief of Time, Small Gods, and Mort.

    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.

    Dean Koontz:

    Odd Thomas Series - Odd Thomas, Forever Odd, Brother Odd, and Odd Hours.

    Robin Hobb:

    Farseer Trilogy - Assassin's Apprentice, Royal Assassin, and Assassin's Quest.

    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 - 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 - 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 - The Darkness That Comes Before, The Warrior Prophet, and The Thousandfold Thought.

    Joe Haldeman: The Forever War

    Gene Wolfe: The Wizard Knight

    Robert Jordan:

    The Wheel of Time Saga - The Eye of the World, The Great Hunt, The Dragon Reborn, The Shadow Rising, The Fires of Heaven, Lord of Chaos, The Path of Daggers, Winter's Heart, Crossroads of Twilight, and Knife of Dreams.

    A Memory of Light - The twelfth and last novel in this series will be completed by Brandon Sanderson since Robert Jordan passed away on September 16, 2007.

    Piers Anthony:

    A Spell for Chameleon (First in the Xanth Series)

    T. H. White:

    The Sword in the Stone

    The Once and Future King

    John Steinbeck (for older readers):

    The Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights

    Stephen R. Donaldson: (most definitely for older readers):

    The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever, The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, and The Last Chronicles of Thomas Cov

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    To fit your specific criteria, I have to recommend books that actually do not contain any magic at all, but are both truly excellent fantasies:

    Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

    The Jungle Books (not really modern, but excellent and free online)

    I can't recall any books where humans are ignorant of magic, but still manage to live alongside magical animals. Perhaps The Sword in the Stone would qualify, as only 2 people in the entire book have magical abilities, but there are only a few magical animals involved. I also recommend The Hobbit, which has far less magic but plenty of intelligent animals.

    Jim, http://www.life-after-harry-potter.com

  • foutz
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    you need to objective examining "cutting-side tale of Faerie" sequence by Holly Black (Tithe, Valiant, Ironside). i've got study maximum of Tithe and it fairly is amazingly sturdy so some distance. it fairly is a youthful grownup sequence, so i'm not sure once you're into that. some thing somewhat extra "grownup" (ok, plenty extra) is the Merry Gentry sequence by Laurell ok Hamilton. She is taken under consideration one of my widespread authors. There are 7 out so some distance: a million. A Kiss of Shadows (2000) 2. A Caress of Twilight (2002) 3. Seduced by Moonlight (2004) 4. A Stroke of hour of darkness (2005) 5. Mistral's Kiss (2006) 6. A Lick of Frost (2007) 7. Swallowing Darkness (2008)

  • 1 decade ago

    I recommend one book. And only one, because it is excellent.

    try A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray.

    It is a trilogy about an Indian girl in the corsette era. But it is not written like historical fiction. The girl's name is Gemma. Her mother is killed and Gemma is sent to a boarding school. Gemma finds she is part of a magical group called "The Order". They control a Narnia-ish sort of place called "The Realms". and that is all i will tell you.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Try "The Onion Girl" or "Widdershins" by Charles de Lint

    It's got fairies, magic, fights, killing, courage, and shapeshifters. The backdrop is modern day with a magic side of the world hidden from normals. Also there is the clash between the recent arrival magical people from Europe (recent being the last 400 years) and the native magical people who have lived here since creation.

    Tons of great mysticism and adventure.

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    Just a question... is there a thumbs down fairy that goes through here giving thumbs down? *LOL*

  • 1 decade ago

    Try out Enchantment by Orson Scott Card

    It's about a young man who rescues a princess and takes her to another world of the past - and finds himself hideously out of place with his modern customs. The witch Baba Yaga is set on killing the princess, with the help of her bear-god husband. They travel through time and learn magic and all that fun stuff! The man discovers that magic does exist, which is what you said you're looking for, and it reminded me of this book. :-D

  • Ilerya
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    It's along the same lines as Twilight, however Melissa de la Cruz's Blue Bloods and Masquerade are along these lines.

    Also along these lines are Stardust by Neil Gaiman & The Faerie Path series by Frewin Jones.

    All are excellent books!

    Good luck and happy reading!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The Book of Lost things is very similar to C.S. Lewis books. It's really good!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You could try Tithe (Holly Black), Wicked Lovely (Melissa Marr), or anything by Jennifer Lynn Barnes.

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