I'm a teen reader that enjoys Fantasy/Science Fiction. Any book/series recommendations?

I've read :

The Narnia Series

Harry Potter Series

Workin' On The Pendragon Series

Both Eragon and Eldest

The Hobbit

and I've enjoyed all of these!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Haha. we have similar taste in books then.

    I really liked Stardust by Neil Gaiman, The Bartimaeus Trilogy, The Gemma Doyle Trilogy (starts with A Great and Terrible Beauty), and his Dark Materials (starts with The Golden Compass)

    have fun =]

    Oh! and as Miss Jo said, Terry Pratchett books are great!

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  • 1 decade ago

    -Noughts and Crosses - serious but very good reads.

    - Discworld - they make me laugh so hard. That man has such an incredible imagination.

    - The Northern Lights trilogy by Philip Pullman - really good fantasy series.

    And you sound like you'd definitly like The Edge Chronicles. They're set in a fantasy world called Edge and they're jsut amazing - loads of different types of creatures. The maps they draw are fanstastic and every single detail of their world, right down to the geography and the industry are so well thought out. There's happiness, there's sad bits, there's everything: cliched but true, although there's no sappy stuff at all. I recommend reading them in order of the Twig Saga, the Quint Saga and then the Rook Saga, because they just flow nicely.

    Happy Reading!

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  • glenn
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    For Sci Fi I recommend John Ringo... He has several good series out. Then there is the Vorkosigan series by Lois McMaster Bujold.

    Jack Vance wrote wonderful books, if you like sesquipedalism (using words a foot and a half long). He never called a tunnel, a tunnel if he could call it an adit. But he had a tremendous imagination. His Planet of Adventure and Demon Lord series are extraordinary.

    His Dying Earth series is fantasy, as is his Green Pearl series.

    He is wonderful, creative, often funny, sometimes sad, always exciting. He let me down when he died!

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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:

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

    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".

    All of the following are excellent scifi (author, followed by books).

    Jules Verne - free online

    Journey to the Center of the Earth (my favorite scifi)

    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

    Mysterious Island

    H G Wells - free online, and roughly half-length novels

    War of the Worlds

    The Time Machine (downer ending)

    The Invisible Man (unlike many IM stories, he's a villain. This is the original)

    Isaac Asimov

    I, Robot (you *must* read this - the only "must read" scifi)

    Elijah Baley books - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elijah_Baley excellent both as scifi *and* as murder mysteries - the best of both worlds (warning: adult content in the 3rd book)

    Foundation Series - *the* classic scifi trilogy

    Andre Norton - *the* classic female scifi author, most of her books involve "coming of age" and pure scifi adventure

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bibliography_of_Andre...

    her best: Star Man's Son (also titled 2250 A.D.)

    other excellent:

    Judgment on Janus

    Forerunner series

    Central Control series

    Solar Queen series

    The Time Traders (Atlantis, magic - very cool!)

    The Zero Stone

    Another excellent: Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH. Though written for younger readers, I read this recently and it is great! Better than the movie (which was also pretty good).

    I hope this helps.

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

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  • 1 decade ago

    The Silver Kiss and Blood And Chocolate, both by Annette Curtis Klause.

    The Deverry Novels by Katherine Kerr.

    The Books of Pellinor by Allison Croggon.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman. Sci-fi and fantasy in one. One of my favorite book series so far.

    Other recommendations:

    Lord Of The Rings - Tolkien

    Spiderwick Chronicles - Holly Black

    Maximum Ride - James Patterson

    Bartimaeus trilogy - Jonathan Stroud

    Happy reading!

    |<rypton

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  • 1 decade ago

    The Dragonriders of Pern series by Anne McCaffrey. The first book is titled "Dragonflight". It is considered sci-fi due to the setting (takes place in another planet named Pern, hence the title), however, it has a strong fantasy feel to it. You can probably find a copy in your local library if you want to check it out before spending money on it.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Some I've enjoyed:

    - Twilight and sequels by Stephenie Meyer

    - Lord of the Rings trilogy by Tolkien (especially if you liked the Hobbit)

    - Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card (a sf classic!)

    - The Secret Country trilogy by Pamela Dean (one of my very favorites)

    - His Dark Materials trilogy (Golden Compass, Subtle Knife, and Amber Spyglass)

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  • The Twilight Series

    The Chronicles of Narnia Series

    Lord of the Rings

    Pride and Prejudice

    and anything by Jane Austen

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I'd check out these:

    His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman

    http://www.philip-pullman.com/pages/content/index....

    Lyra and Will, children from different worlds, share two common bonds, the loss of parents and the possession of objects which give them unique access to knowledge. One is an object which communicates truth about any situation to any person wise enough to be able to read it and the other an instrument which can cut open windows to other worlds.

    Xanth Series by Piers Anthony

    http://www.amazon.com/Xanth-nbsp-Series/lm/RDF5340...

    Fun series full of fantastic creatures, a unique parallel world and a magic system based on puns. Yes I said puns! These are a light read and funny as heck (by the rules of the Adult Conspiracy if I say the other word really bad things will happen.) Anthony has taken puns sent to him over the years by readers and woven them into a tongue in cheek universe where babies are actually delivered by storks and children are kept innocent at all costs. Fun reads.

    Shannara Series by Terry Brooks.

    http://www.terrybrooks.net/bio.html

    This is epic fantasy (14 books) with LoTR overtones but set in a post apocalyptic world where magic has replaced technology. The first book that was written, The Sword of Shannara, follows Shea Olmsford in his quest to recover the magical sword and use it to defeat the evil Warlock Lord. When this book was first published it rocketed up the best sellers lists, and with good reason. This is high fantasy at its best and a must read for anyone who loved Lord of the Rings.

    Dragon Riders of Pern by Anne Mcaffery

    http://www.iblist.com/series130.htm

    Anne Mcaffery is one of those authors whose books just leave you feeling good once you read the last page. While a combination of Sci-fi and Fantasy (the argument continues about which one it is) they sit on my fantasy shelf. Anyone who has ever dreamed of riding a dragon should read these.

    Valdemar series by Mercedes Lackey

    http://www.mercedeslackey.com/biblio_series.html

    This is a large collection and every book in it is excellent. The concept of being *chosen* by a companion, which is essentially a telepathic horse with amazing powers, is delightful. Once chosen you become one of the elite heralds, protectors of the realm. Start with Arrows of the Queen.

    The Belgariad (5), The Malloreon(5), The Elenium (3), The Tamuli(3) by David and Leigh Eddings

    http://www.eddingschronicles.com/index.html

    I can't say enough good about these books. They are full of rich content, fantastic worldbuilding and plenty of sorcery. One of my biggest draws is the humor, the interaction between characters can be side splitting at times. They are rift with dry wit, affectionate banter and personal quirks. My favorite books hands down.

    Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mists_of_Avalon

    I've always loved her writing, even her Sci-fi books and I'm not a huge Sci-fi fan. In this book she gives a feminist light on the Celtic era where Merlin reigned supreme. In a topic that has been done to death, somehow she manages to make it all fresh and new, and a great read. there are more books in this series that she wrote with Diane L. Paxton including a prequel called Forest House.

    Source(s): More reviews, book lists and other Fantasy resources: http://dragonsheroesandwizards.blogspot.com/
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