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Initial post: 3 Aug 2011 21:45:35 BDT
hayley says:
i have read all the harry potters, eragon series, charlie bone, monster high and golden compass series but that is the sort of book i like i am 25 but adult books are to taxing for me i barely get to read of late so not something to long winded but im stuck now for ideas oh and i also read all twilights and cirque de freaks and i loved them

many thanks

Posted on 3 Aug 2011 22:12:35 BDT
...x says:
rick riordan books (percy jackson series, kane chronicles and heroes of olympus)
Percy Jackson 5 Book Set Collection RRP £34.95 ( Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, Percy Jackson and the Last Olympian, Percy Jackson and the Titans Curse, Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters, Percy Jackson and the Battle of the Labyrinth ) (Perc...
The Kane Chronicles: The Red PyramidThe Kane Chronicles: The Throne of Fire: The Throne of Fire
Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Aug 2011 22:31:38 BDT
Celtina by JR Griffiths. A Welsh Harry Potter like book. Excellent

Posted on 4 Aug 2011 01:42:59 BDT
Last edited by the author on 4 Aug 2011 01:46:36 BDT
Hazel says:
Hi Hayley,
I guess you have heard some of these recommendations before, but here are some great YA fantasy books.

If you want to read about witches, and special powers, Cate Tiernan and L.J. Smith are great.
Sweep, Volume 1: Book of Shadows/The Coven/Blood Witch by Cate Tiernan. For information about her other books, check out her website
L.J. Smith has written lots of books, you can find them here:
My favorites are her The Secret Circle trilogy (first book:The Secret Circle: Initiation AND The Captive Part 1 v. 1) and Dark Visions Bind-Up: The Strange Power, The Possessed, The Passion, but she has also written many vampire books, among which the famous Vampire Diaries.
Old Magic by Marianne Curley

I also like these very much:
Gone series by Michael Grant
The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins
The Named (Guardians of Time Trilogy) by Marianne Curley
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones / City of Ashes / City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
Warriors of Alavna by N.M. Browne
Temeraire (Temeraire 1) [a.k.a. His Majesty's Dragon] by Naomi Novik

Posted on 4 Aug 2011 01:45:00 BDT
Last edited by the author on 4 Aug 2011 01:49:30 BDT
Hazel says:
Eragon: Book One (The Inheritance cycle) by Christopher Paolini
The Lost Years of Merlin by T.A. Barron (have a look at his website if you like)
The Witches of Willowmere (Willowmere Chronicles) by Alison Baird
Avatars: So This Is How It Ends: Bk. 1 (Avatars) by Tui Sutherland

Finally, on my "to read" list are:
Behind the Gates (Tomorrow Girls) by Eva Gray
Tomorrow, When The War Began by John Marsden
City of Masks (Stravaganza) by Mary Hoffman (I was told, this series is very good)

Happy reading!

Posted on 4 Aug 2011 02:20:42 BDT
Last edited by the author on 4 Aug 2011 02:24:17 BDT
Hazel says:
I suddenly thought of some others:
The Spook's Apprentice: Book One (The Wardstone Chronicles) by Joseph Delaney
Demons of the Ocean (Vampirates) by Justin Somper
The Alchemyst (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel) by Michael Scott

And here's the website of Stravaganza:

Posted on 5 Aug 2011 00:15:49 BDT
Hi try my new book 3004, a thought provoking science fiction fantasy, set in France and London. You can sample the first two chapters at my website

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Aug 2011 09:35:21 BDT
Hi Hayley
Since you like magical fanasy books you might like my e-book The Caves of Caerdraig. It is about Thomas and Caitlin who get lost in old silver mines and meet various strange creatures, some friendly and some not. Running through the whole story is the influence of Emrys an aged magician.
Take a look.
Best wishes

Posted on 5 Aug 2011 09:51:34 BDT
Nobody says:
Trance Warriors - Siege of Scarn This is available on Kindle, or as a paperback {for as little as 3p I might add}The Siege of Scarn: Bk. 1 (Trance Warriors) Feedback suggests Ideal for young adult/late teen.

Posted on 5 Aug 2011 11:43:17 BDT
Alice Swan says:
Try Fever Crumb by Philip Reeve.

Posted on 5 Aug 2011 16:23:44 BDT
H. Seager says:
Try the first of the Belgariad series by David Eddings 'Belgariad 1: Pawn Of Prophecy (The Belgariad)'. It is an adult book but is a light easy read and much shorter than most adult fantasy novels which can double as bricks! The hero of A Pawn of Prophecy is a 14 year old boy which might also make it easier to relate to than the average fantasy novel. The series is funny as well as exciting.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Aug 2011 17:15:37 BDT
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Posted on 5 Aug 2011 22:36:33 BDT
Doc Tempest says:
I suggest checking out the action-adventure book: TARZAN: THE GREYSTOKE LEGACY

Tarzan: The Greystoke Legacy

Posted on 8 Aug 2011 16:42:04 BDT
The Viking says:
I can highly recommend "In Pursuit of the Curious Bangle" by J. Roberts. A fantastic read:-) Available here on Amazon

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Aug 2011 17:25:59 BDT
EllyPugh says:
I have just read Brimstone by Alan Skinner, and totally loved it. I think it sounds like what you're looking for, easy to get into with a fantasy-style story. And as a plus the main character Jenny Swift is extremely cool! :)

Posted on 8 Aug 2011 23:40:07 BDT
Poison Study (Book 1 in The Study Trilogy) (MIRA), Maria V Snyder's Study series.
The Crystal Cave (Coronet Books), first of Mary Stewart's Merlin series.
Wicked Lovely, Melissa Marr's wicked lovely series.
Sword of the Rightful King: A Novel of King Arthur, by Jane Yolan.
Here Lies Arthur, Philip Reeve.
You could also try some Alan Garner, like The Owl Service.

Annette Hart, author.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Aug 2011 10:46:34 BDT
Josie D says:
Have you tried the Phillip Pulman books - the dark material trilogy, great read

Posted on 9 Aug 2011 18:51:07 BDT
The Keys to the Kingdom Collection 7 books Set RRP £48.93 ( Mister Monday, Grim Tuesday, Drowned Wednesday, Sir Thursday, Lady Friday, Superior Saturday, LordSunday)(Garth Nix (The Keys to the Kingdom)) (The Keys to the Kingdom) <---- these were really good, read the first when I was 9 or so, gave up, and then finished the series at 12 ( I'm a very advanced reader)

Posted on 9 Aug 2011 21:54:26 BDT
Penny says:
My teenage sons have read The Circle of Time books (12 of them I think) by Robert Jordan over and over again.

Posted on 10 Aug 2011 15:34:22 BDT
Terry Brooks has written numerous trilogies and they are all page-turners--full of elves, magic, druids, etc. Start with the Sword of Shannara series.

Posted on 26 Aug 2011 16:42:33 BDT
Steven Yorke says:
How about Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula Le Guin? Or The Hobbit, if you haven't read it.

Posted on 26 Aug 2011 17:15:43 BDT
A.G.R. Moore says:
My book, The Unseen Chronicles of Amelia Black has been going down well with young adults at the minute! :-)

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Aug 2011 20:14:29 BDT
L. mayell says:
darren shan books are a good read

Posted on 26 Aug 2011 20:15:16 BDT
Keith Rayner says:
Try my ebook 'Torvig's Gift'.
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