What are some good teen fantasy books?

I like Eragon, Twilight, Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings.

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  • 1 decade ago
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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.

    Michael Molloy:

    The Witch Trade, The Time Witches, and The Wild West Witches.

    Herge (a.k.a. Georges Prosper Remi):

    The Adventures of Tintin (24 volumes)

    Cornelia Funke:

    Dragon Rider, Thief Lord, and Ingraine the Brave

    Inkheart, Inkspell, and Inkdeath

    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 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, Gifts, Voices, and Powers.

    Diana Wynne Jones:

    The Chronicles of Chrestomanci - Volume I includes Charmed Life and The Lives of Christopher Chant; Volume II includes Witch Week, The Magicians of Caprona, and Mixed Magics. Howl's Moving Castle

    T. A. Barron:

    Tree Girl

    The Lost Years of Merlin Epic - The Lost Years of Merlin, The Seven Songs of Merlin, The Fires of Merlin, The Mirror of Merlin, and The Wings of Merlin.

    The Adventures of Kate - Heartlight, The Ancient One, and The Merlin Effect.

    The Great Tree of Avalon Trilogy - Child of the Dark Prophecy, Shadows on the Stars, and The Eternal Flame.

    Merlin's Dragon Trilogy - Merlin's Dragon Basilgarrad

    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

    Frank Beddor: The Looking Glass Wars and Seeing Redd

    Michael Ende: Night of Wishes and 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:

    Chronicles of Narnia - 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.

    Philip Pullman:

    His Dark Materials - The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass.

    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.

    Anne McCaffrey: (a.k.a. Anne Geddes)

    Dragonsong Trilogy - Dragonsong, Dragonsinger, and Dragondrums.

    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.

    Elizabeth A. Lynn:

    Dragon's Winter and Dragon's Treasure.

    E. E. Knight:

    Age of Fire Series - Dragon Champion, Dragon Avenger, and Dragon Outcast.

    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.

    Joanne Harris: Runemarks

    Juliet Marillier: Wildwood Dancing and Cybele's Secret

    George MacDonald:

    Phantastes and At the Back of the North Wind

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

    D. J. MacHale:

    Pendragon Series - Merchant of Death, The Lost City of Faar, The Never War, The Reality Bug, Blackwater, The Rivers of Zadaa, The Quillan Games, The Pilgrims of Rayne, and Raven Rise.

    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 (pictsies) attempt to rescue her little 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.

    Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett: Good Omens

    Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman:

    Dragonlance Chronicles - Dragons of Autumn Twilight, Dragons of Winter Night, Dragons of Spring Dawning, and Dragons of Summer Flame.

    Dragonlance Legends Trilogy - Time of the Twins, War of the Twins, and Test of the Twins.

    Jonathan Stroud:

    Bartimaeus Trilogy - The Amulet of Samarkand, The Golem's Eye, and Ptolemy's Gate.

    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.

    Libba Bray:

    A Great and Terrible Beauty - Gemma Doyle grew up in India, but after the death of her mother the 16 year old is sent to Spence Academy in London. It is the Victorian Age and these young ladies are being trained for their future roles as wives to men they may not want to marry. As so many have experienced, initially she is an unwelcome outsider. Eventually, she makes friends with three girls and together they explore Gemma's supernatural powers and a group known as the Order.

    Sequels: Rebel Angels and The Sweet Far Thing

    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.

    Roger Zelazny:

    The First Chronicles of Amber - Nine Princes in Amber, The Guns of Avalon, Sign of the Unicorn, The Hand of Oberon, and The Courts of Chaos.

    The Second Chronicles of Amber - Trumps of Doom, Blood of Amber, Sign of Chaos, Knight of Shadows, and Prince of Chaos.

    Richard Adams: Watership Down

    George Orwell: Animal Farm

    Richard Bach: Jonathan Livingston Seagull

    Bob Chapman: Visitors

    David Gemmell: Waylander and In the Realm of the Wolf

    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,

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    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Try some of these:

    Neil Gaiman is an amazing author! Any of his books are good.

    Abarat by Clive Barker, Make sue you get the hardcover version though!!! If you liked the first one be sure to check out the next book in the series Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War.

    The Abhorsen Trilogy (Sabriel, Lirael, Abhorsen) by Garth Nix

    His Dark Materials trilogy (The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass) by Philip Pullman

    The Cry of the Icemark by Stuart Hill, If you liked this one, check out the next two Blade of Fire and The Last Battle of the Icemark.

    The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray by Chris Wooding

    Inkheart and Inkspell and Inkdeath (coming soon!) by Cornelia Funke

    The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke

    The Chronicles of Narnia (7 books) by C.S. Lewis

    The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

    Uglies series by Scott Westernfeld

    The Wind Singer, Slaves of the Mastery and Firesong by William Nicholson

    The Sight and Fell by David Clement-Davies

    The Prophecy of the Stones by Flavia Bujor

    Source(s): Enjoy!
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Hi, you might want to try my own recently published book, entitled "The Tales of Tanglewood: The Lon Dubh Whistle".

    The first in a series, Tales of Tanglewood melds together influences of Celtic and Irish mythology with modern-day folklore, and is a fantasy novel to be enjoyed and cherished by all ages. Within the pages of this tome you will find the adventures of Colin, a child who is fully aware of the hidden world of myth and wonder hiding within the woods just beyond his home, long kept secret by old magic. Only the fey magic which runs through his veins has enabled him to find what others cannot; the Tanglewood, the wood within the woods. Full of odd characters and fey beings, the Tanglewood is a world of magnificent folklore come to life.

    For more details and to download the first three chapters for free, go to http://www.talesoftanglewood.com

    or you can check out the reviews at Amazon.com

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I have answered this question so many times, I decided to dedicate a web site to answer this question. Here it is:


    Included is a list of only the best sorcery fantasy books, grade reading level, a short review of each book along with a brief summary of adult content. There is also a "Readers' Choice" list of favorite books, and a list of heroine sorcery fantasy books, plus a full review of "The Golden Compass".

    I hope this helps.

    Jim, http://www.jimpettis.com/wheel/

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  • Pete
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    1 decade ago

    Yes, anything by Charles de Lint, Terry Pratchett, Robert Jordan, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Robin McKinley, Elizabeth Scarborough, George R.R. Martin. You can also see the best in fantasy at www.worldfantasy.org

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  • 1 decade ago

    I would recommend Charles de Lint (author). He writes books with fantasy in the real-world (kind of like Twilight - where there are fantastical things in the ordinary world, instead of a whole new land). My favorite books of his are "Someplace to be Flying" and "The Blue Girl."

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    5 years ago


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  • 1 decade ago

    I would deffinately reccomend you read :These three by Holly Black, Tithe, Valiant, and Ironside. Then look up Darren Shane. All his books are fantastic!!!

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  • 1 decade ago

    This could take a while. :D Well, I have a lot of books like that to recommend, so be prepared to take notes.

    "The Chronicles of Prydain" by Lloyd Alexander. Incredible series, quite old, though, so you might have some trouble finding the first four. I think almost every has the fifth (and final) installment: "The High King". The whole series:

    "The Book of Three"

    "The Black Cauldron"

    "The Castle of Llyr"

    "Taran Wanderer"

    "The High King"

    T. A. Barron has some magnificant teen fantasy, my favorites of his are:

    "The Ancient One"

    "The Lost Years of Merlin Trilogy"

    "The Great Tree of Avalon"

    "A Great and Terrible Beauty" by Libba Bray is the wonderful first book in an incredible fantasy trilogy. The trilogy is set in two worlds: Victorian England, and a place called The Realms. There is adventure, magic and romance all thrown together, and the trilogy is one of my favorites in the whole genre of fantasy.

    "The Mediator" series by Meg Cabot is more of a supernatural series, but extremely good. Susie, the main character, is a normal girl...NOT! She talks to ghosts, and sort of completes their last-minute requests before they can move on to the afterworld. Wonderful series. I totally recommend it.

    "The Warrior Heir" by Cinda Williams Chima is a wonderful modern, this-world fantasy. It's been a while since I read it, so I don't remember specific details, but I can tell you that it is definitely worth the read! There is also a sequel: "The Wizard Heir" which, unfortunately, I have not been able to get my hands on, as my library has not gotten it.

    "Artemis Fowl" by Eoin Colfer is one of my favorite fantasy/sci-fi series of all time. It's this world, but also another world down below ours; the world of the faeries. (I can't remember if he spells it "faeries" of "fairies".) There are five books in the series at the moment:

    "Artemis Fowl"

    "Artemis Fowl and the Arctic Incident"

    "Artemis Fowl and the Enternity Code"

    "Artemis Fowl and the Opal Deception"

    "Artemis Fowl and the Lost Colony"

    And, to be released on July 15, 2008: "Artemis Fowl and the Time Paradox"

    "The Underland Chronicles" by Suzanne Collins is a very good series about a world beneath our own with humans, and intelligent animals. There are five books in this (unfortunately) completed series. The first book in the series is called "Gregor the Overlander". I don't care if it's labeled as a "kid's" book, it's also a good teens series, so read it!

    "The Dark is Rising sequence" by Susan Cooper is possibly THE BEST fantasy series of all time. They were written quite a while ago (the first book was published in 1966), so the writing style is a bit old-fashioned, but definitely worth the read. There are five books in this series, beginning with "Over Sea, Under Stone" which, although definitely not my favorite in this series ("Greenwitch" holds that honor) is still an absolutely incredible fantasy book.

    "The Guardians of Time trilogy" by Marriane Curley is a very good this-world, time-traveling fantasy book with romance thrown in. The trilogy includes:

    "The Named"

    "The Dark"

    "The Key"

    Joseph Delaney's "The Last Apprentice series" is a very good, chilling supernatural series. There are quite a few books in this series, but I've only been able to get my hands on the first two:

    "Revenge of the Witch"

    "The Curse of the Bane"

    "The Young Wizard series" by Diane Duane is fairly good. I recommend skipping the first book ("So You Want To Be A Wizard") and skipping straight to "Deep Wizardry", the second of an eight book series. It's a bit hard to read at times, because there is some techno-babble about the spells, but if you stick through that, you'll be rewarded with good, un-cliched plots, and wonderful characters.

    Nancy Farmer's "The House of the Scorpion" is an excellent read. It's about...well, you'll have to find that out on your own. :D Also read, "The Sea of Trolls," and it's sequel, "The Land of the Silver Apples". "The Sea of Trolls" is also an excellent book, but I have unfortunately not read it's sequel.

    "The Ranger's Apprentice series" by John Flanagan. Absolutely wonderful series! I absolutely loved all four books in the series--four books so far. If you live in Australia, then you're definitely in luck as seven of these books are released there. All I can tell you about the series is imagine the mideval version of the SAS (British special forces) or the Army Rangers (American special forces). Just replace the guns and grenades with bows and throwing knives, and you've got the elite Rangers of Araluen. Read it. Trust me, you'll love the entire series!

    Cornelia Funke has some absolutely wonderful books, including "Dragon Rider" and "The Thief Lord". Marvelous books, you must read them!

    I'd also like to recommend Charlie Higson's Young Bond series, even though they are not fantasy books. The Young Bond books follow James Bond's adventures as a teenager. There are three books in the series so far:

    "Silver Fin"

    "Blood Fever"

    and "Double or Die"

    Anthony Horowitz has some INCREDIBLE books! "The Gatekeeper series" (Called "Power of Five" in Europe) is a supernatural series comprised (so far) of three books:

    "Raven's Gate"

    "Evil Star"

    and "Nightrise"

    Horowitz also has a series called "The Alex Rider Adventures" about Alex Rider, a modern-day, teenaged James Bond. He is fourteen years old, and black-mailed by MI6 to complete dangerous missions. The series is full of non-stop action, and is wonderfully written. The first book of seven in the series is called "Stormbreaker".

    "The Redwall" books by Brian Jacques. Personally, I've never read them, but my older brother absolutely loves them. (And he likes a lot of really good books.)

    Diana Wynne Jones has some of the most amazing fantasy books. "Chronicles of Chrestomanci" is a series with quite a few books, including:

    "Charmed Life"

    "The Lives of Christopher Chant"

    "The Magicians of Caprona"

    "Witch Week"

    and "Conrad's Fate". There might be more in the series, but I haven't read them.

    Jones also wrote "The Merlin Conspiracy" incredible book. I read it in about 5 hours. So good.

    "A Wrinkle In Time" by Madeleine L'Engle is a very good fantasy/sci-fi book. It has a few books after it:

    "A Wind in the Door"

    "A Swiftly Tilting Planet"

    "Many Waters"

    and "An Acceptable Time". I believe that the book "Dragons in the Water" is also in this series; it's about one of the main characters from the first books' daughter.

    Anne McCaffrey's "Dragon Riders of Pern" series is a widely-known sci-fi series, with WAY too many books to list. I haven't read very many of them, but the few that I have read have been absolutely. Amazing. My personal favorite is "Dragon Flight", which is sitting on my bookshelf right now.

    Robin McKinley's "The Blue Sword" is a very good other-world fantasy. Hard to explain, but a very good book nontheless.

    Garth Nix's "The Keys to the the Kingdom" series is very, very good. And interesting concept, too: An entire kingdom inside one house. The books go by the days of the week, and there are five books out right now. The sixth book is to be released on August 1, 2008. The first book in the series is called "Mister Monday".

    James A. Owen's book "Here, There Be Dragons" is very interesting, and well-written. The ending is both astonishing and hilarious. Must read.

    "The Maximum Ride" series by James Patterson is absolutely incredible. The entire series is action. From the beginning of each page to the end of the last. Though written in an annoying two-page chapter format (that actually ups the suspense), Max's voice is unique and hilarious. She has many, many humorous thoughts. Seriously. She could do stand-up comedy if she wasn't a fictional character. In short, you must read all four of these books:

    "The Angel Experiment"

    "School's Out--Forever"

    "Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports"

    "The Last Warning"

    Tamora Pierce has at least 24 truly incredible fantasy books. I highly recommend the Song of the Lioness quartet:

    "Alanna: The First Adventure"

    "In the Hand of the Goddess"

    "Woman Who Rides Like a Man"

    "Lioness Rampant"

    Philip Pullman's "His Dark Materials" is a trilogy comprised of:

    "The Golden Compass"

    "The Subtle Knife"

    "The Amber Spyglass". Very good trilogy, and very well-written. Highly recommended.

    "Viking Warrior" by Judson Roberts may not be fantasy, but it's about a fictional (I think) viking. He's a teenager, actually, but he's very good with both bow and sword. This book, and it's one (soon to be two) sequels, are completely filled with action from the beginning to the end. "Dragons From the Water" is the second book, "The Road To Vengeance", the third book, is to be released on June 17, 2008.

    Source(s): Darren Shan's fantasy/supernatural/horror series "Cirque du Freak" is about the dark world of vampires. But these vampires don't kill their human victims; they only drink a little blood at a time. It's the vampaneze that you have to worry about... The first book in the (now completed) series is called "A Living Nightmare". Caroline Stevermer's "A College of Magics" is a wonderful fantasy book. It's been a while since I've read it, so I don't remember all the details. I do, however, remember that it has a sequel: "A Scholar of Magics". Patricia C. Wrede's "Enchanted Forest" series is absolutely amazing, and hilarious. It continually makes fun of air-headed princesses, and is full of adventure. The "Enchanted Forest" quartet begins with "Dealing With Dragons". Well, that's all. Took a while to get all those together. Hope you enjoy them. :D
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