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

Can't -put-down fantasy/science fiction books to recommend?

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I'm looking for books similar to the hunger games and catching fire by s. collins, graceling and fire by k. cashore, the immortal instruments series, tamora pierce, eragon, eldest and brisingr.

However, please don't recommed twilight or anything which is along the same lines of tween romance as i'm not interested in them!


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  • 1 decade ago
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    Sounds like you're looking for anything in the "Urban Fantasy" range.

    Rosemary and Rue (October Daye # 1)

    Author: Seanan McGuire


    Urban Shaman (Walker Papers # 1)

    Author: C.E. Murphy

    Joanne Walker has three days to learn to use her shamanic powers and save the world from the unleashed Wild Hunt. No…

    Sweet Scent of Blood - Suzanne McLeod

    Spellcrackers # 1

    Genevieve Taylor is a Sidhe, one of the noble fae and she's unusual, even in present-day London where celebrity vamp…

    Moon Called - Patricia Briggs

    Mercedes Thompso # 1

    'I didn't realize he was a werewolf at first. My nose isn t at its best when surrounded by axle grease and burnt…


    Devil Inside - Jenna Black

    Morgan Kingsley # 1

    POSSESSION. MURDER. MAYHEM. LET THE GAMES BEGIN Morgan Kingsley, is an exorcist who precariously walks that fine line be…

    Staying Dead - Laura Anne Gilman

    Retrievers # 1

    Manhattan's night life just got weirder... It starts as a simple job— but simple jobs, when you're dealin…

    Nightlife - Rob Thurman

    Cal Leandros # 1

    When the sun goes down, it all goes down . . . "There are monsters among us. There always have been and there alw…

    Dead Witch Walking - Kim Harrison

    The Hollows/Rachel Morgan # 1

    Rachel Morgan is a white witch and runner working for Inderland Security, in an alternate world where a bioengineered v…

    Storm Front - Jim Butcher

    Dresden Files # 1

    Harry Dresden is the best at what he does. Well, technically, he's the only at what he does. So when the Chicago P.…

    Night Watch: - Terry Pratchett

    Discworld # 27

    Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch had it all. But now he's back in his own rough, tough past …

    (or ANYTHING by Terry Pratchett)

    For more straight fantasy try:

    Eye of the World

    Eye of the World - Robert Jordan

    Wheel of Time Volume 1

    Life in Emond's Field has been pretty boring for Rand Al'Thor and his friends until a strange young woman arriv…

    Poison Study - Maria V Snyder

    A Soulfinders Novel # 1

    Choose: A quick death or slow poison… On the eve of her execution for murder, Yelena Zaltana is offered an incr…

    A Kiss Before the Apocalypse - Thomas E Sniegoski

    Remy Chandler # 1

    Generations ago, angel Remiel chose to renounce heaven and live on Earth. He found a place among ordinary humans by con…

    Or of course there are always the GREAT classis:

    Sara Douglas (Axis triology)

    Kathrine Kerr (devery series)

    Raymond Feist


  • 1 decade ago

    A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin. The books are awesome!! I haven't been able to put them down for months and they are pretty much the best fantasy books there are. The books are told through 8 different perspectives and it involves a huge war with fantasy and mystery going on. It's so great that it's hard to explain! Look it up! :)

  • 1 decade ago

    The Xanth series by Piers Anthony.

    DUNE by Frank Herbert.

    CHILDHOOD'S END by Arthur C. Clarke.

    STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND by Robert Heinlein.


    The novels of Jack McDevitt, Joe Haldeman (especially THE FOREVER WAR), Larry Niven, Nancy Kress, Mercedes Lackey, Ursula K. LeGuin.

  • lottie
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    1 decade ago

    Maximum Ride series Trust me if you like fantasy/science fiction books you will LOVE this series. The descriptions on the back of the books are kind of lame and do not do the books justice. So I suggest not even reading them until you've finished. That way you won't be tainted by their lameness.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The Host by Stephenie Meyer. Yes, she wrote the Twilight series, but this is and adult novel and NOTHING like them. It is the most amazing book I have ever read, and it is still Sci-Fi. The beginning is a little hard to get through but once you get past it, you won't be able to put it down.

  • The Moonwalk Series sounds perfect for you and no it has nothing to do with vampires and all that stuff. It really is good and I certainly couldn't put it down!

    Feel free to contact me if you can not find them anywhere because I can tell you where to get it and I'm not sure who the author is but I can give you that information as well!

    Good luck and happy holidays!

  • 1 decade ago

    You should try reading Terry Pratchett's Discworld series. I bet there's something in there you'll love. It's an amazing series, and the books are pretty cheap.

  • 1 decade ago

    The Moonwalk Series by Scarlett B.!

    No vampires or all the stuff you asked for.

    It truly is amazing and I couldn't put it down!!!!!

  • 1 decade ago

    Obviously that depends on how long, and how fast, you read.

    The first few of these are nice long books that were hard for me to put down.

    If you don't read right through them they should last til Christmas.

    In SCIENCE FICTION, here are some I would recommend:

    "Foundation" (1951) by Issac Asimov

    (the first book of the "Foundation Series")

    Postulates the societal change, which would accompany the expansion into the stars.

    The seiries won the one-time Hugo Award for "Best All-Time Series" in 1966.

    (One of the other books in the series also won a Hugo Award.)

    “On Basilisk Station” (1993) by David Weber

    (the first book in the "Honor Harrington" series)

    This Space Navy series has FEMALE lead character. Beyond the Technology of the spacecraft and weapons, the story revolves around interpersonal relationships with which you will be able to identify.

    “Dune” (1965) by Frank Herbert

    (the first book of the “Dune Series)

    (Won the Hugo and Nebula Awards.)

    “1632” (2000) by Eric Flint

    (first book of the “Ring of Fire” alternate history series)

    "Dorsai" (1959) by Gordon R. Dickson

    (the first book of “The Childe Cycle”)

    Deals with genetic drift and specialization, and there effects on humanity as a whole.

    Nominated for the Hugo award.

    "Warriors Apprentice" (1986) by Lois McMaster Bujold

    (the first book of "The Vorkosigan Saga" / FOUR other books in the series won the Hugo award.)

    After being genetically "damaged" by a bio weapon in his mother's womb, Miles Vorkosigan overcomes prejudice to claim his birthright.

    "An Oblique Approach" (1998) by Eric Flint

    (the first book of the "Belisarius" series)

    "Island in the Sea of Time" (1998) by S.M. Stirling.

    (the first book of the "Nantucket" series)

    “Once a Hero“ (1997) by Elizabeth Moon

    (first book of the “Esmay Suiza” trilogy)

    Another Space Navy series with a FEMALE main character.

    Beyond the Technology of the spacecraft and weapons, the story revolves around a personal struggle for identify with which you will be able to identify.

    "Sassinak" (1990) by Anne McCaffrey

    (the first book of “The Planet Pirates trilogy”)

    Has a FEMALE lead character.

    "The Forever War" (1974) by Joe Haldeman

    Deals with the effect of time dilation, on those involved in an interstellar war.

    (Won the Hugo and Nebula Awards.)

    "Forever Free" (1999) by Joe Haldeman

    (the sequel to “The Forever War” (1974) which won the Hugo and Nebula Awards)

    "I Robot” (1950) the book of early short stories by Issac Asimov on the subject of ROBOTS in which he postulates the "Three Laws of Robotics" should be read as a basis before reading the

    "The Caves of Steel" (1954) by Issac Asimov

    (the first of the "Robot" series / Lije Bailey mysteries)

    These books are the source from which the movie "I, Robot" is drawn.

    "Cross Time Engineer" series - (aka the "Conrad Stargard" series)

    by Leo Frankowski

    which begins with "The Cross Time Engineer" (1993)…

    Its even better if you are POLISH as the main character is as well!

    This was an eye opening look at how technology could transform a society, and gave some very good descriptions of simple improvements that lead to our own industrial revolution.

    I guess you can tell I loved these books.

    "The Forge" (1991) by S.M. Stirling.

    (the first book of "The General" series)

    "Hammer's Slammers" (1979) by David Drake

    (the first book of the "Hammer's Slammers" series)

    “With the Lightnings” (1998) by David Drake

    (the first book of the “Republic of Cinnabar Navy (RCN)”/ “Lt. Leary” series)

    "Sten" (1982) by Chris Bunch and Allen Cole

    (the first book of "The Sten Chronicles")

    Sten is orphaned and then recruited into the Eternal Emperor's "Mantis" covert intelligence corps.

    "The Man Who Never Missed" (1985) by Steve Perry

    (the first book of "The Matador" series)

    "The Planet Savers" (1958) by Marion Zimmer Bradley

    (the first book of the "Darkover" series)

    "Weyr Search" (1967) by Anne McCaffrey

    (the first book in the "Dragonriders of Pern" series)

    “For Love of Mother-Not” (1983) Alan Dean Foster

    (the first book in the “Humanx” series - featuring Pip and Flinx)

    “The Last Legion” (1999) by Chris Bunch

    (the first book of “The Last Legion” series – Space/Military)

    “The Ship Who Sang” (1969) by Anne McCaffrey

    (the first book of “The Brain & Brawn Ship” series)

    "Bolo" (1976) by Keith Laumer

    (first book of the "Bolo" series – about self aware tanks)

    “Mutineers' Moon” (1991) by David Weber.

    (the first book in the “Dahak trilogy”)

    “Insurrection” (1993) by David Weber & Steve White

    (the first book in the “Starfire” series)

    “Prince of Sunset” (1998) by Steve White

    (the first book in the “Prince of Sunset” series)

    “In the Balance” (1994) by Harry Turtledove

    (Aliens invade in the middle of World War II)

    (first book of the “Worldwar” Sci-Fi/Alternate History Series)

    “Gateway” (1977) by Frederik Pohl.

    (won the Hugo and Neb

    Source(s): almost 40 years reading Science Fiction & Fantasy Over 800 read and counting!
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