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Posted on 28 Dec 2011 16:31:19 GMT
Deadagain33 says:
Lord of the rings is a classic fantasy for every one, although lighter tolkien like "The Hobbit" you may enjoy, as its light hearted.
These arn't science fiction, I'm reccommening fantasy such as you have listed. The Terra Incognita trilogy by Kevin J anderson is a good read, but look these up and decide. I'm just posting similar things to what you enjoy.

Posted on 28 Dec 2011 17:39:19 GMT
Angela says:
I will always recommend this book, always - THE HUNGER GAMES trilogy. I am also 16 years old and I just fell in love with the books.

Posted on 29 Dec 2011 15:38:19 GMT
E. Stevens says:
Philip Pullman, His Dark Materials Trilogy: Northern Lights, Subtle Knife and Amber Spyglass, great books, like Harry Potter they were written for children/young adults but proved popular with adults too.Northern Lights: His Dark Materials 1The Subtle Knife: His Dark Materials 2 (His Dark Marterials 2) The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Marterials 3)

Posted on 7 Jan 2012 15:33:06 GMT
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Susan Dobell says:
Elizabeth Moon - 'Sheepfarmer's Daughter' Paskennarion series for fantasy, Serrano series for Sci-Fi

Posted on 12 Jan 2012 02:47:55 GMT
Fantasy-Fan says:
I highly recommend you try The Magicians' Guild, the first in a trilogy by Trudi Canavan. I'd be amazed if you didn't love it.

Posted on 16 Jan 2012 15:02:55 GMT
I really recommend the new series 'The Message' by P J Mcbride. The first of the trilogy is called 'Discernment' and is for young adults/teenagers.
The Message: Discernment by P J McBride. A Teenage/Young Adult Sci-fi fantasy.

Posted on 17 Jan 2012 09:03:40 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jan 2012 17:58:08 GMT
Sophie says:
Try Nancy Spellman and the Forest of Fear

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Jan 2012 13:53:17 GMT
Brian Dawson says:
I think you would enjtoy :
" The City and the Stars " by Arthur C Clarke . ( it was his first book , but it might have been written yesterday ) this should be your first read from my selection !
" The End of Eternity " by Issac Asimov
" The Seed of Light " by Edmund Cooper ....probably my own peculiar taste !
" Earth Abides " by George R Stewart .....I thought I had read all the great SF classics , but this one must have gone under the radar because I have only just read it , and large parts of the book infuriated me to the extent that I am going to write 5 or 6 pages on all the things wrong with it and find a forum to disccuss it in . To your family and friends im sure you are somone special . but for the sake of the next questions derived from the book you are of average inteligence and average practical skills .
THE PROBLEMS YOU are asked to solve are as follows :
its 1949 your about 23 years old .You are a recent university graduate with a degree in geography/geology . during your solo two week field trip in backwoods USA , you are bitten by a poisonus snake and become seriouly ill . After your recovery you head of in a motor vehicle . You discover that all the people in your first town are dead , but most of them were considerate enough not to clog the roads up with their vehicles or dead bodies so the roads are all clear and the soon to be dead have all parked their cars neatly by the side of the
pavement some of them with the doors unlocked and the keys in the ignition . our hero " isherwood ...ish " for short finds that he is low ...NOT out of fuel . ALL the garages have no Electrical power . Ish finds a car with the doors unlocked and the keys in the ignition .
Q how would YOU transfer fuel from the parked vehicle to your vehicle ?? you are asked to figure out the answer for yourself and specifically NOT to seek help from mail family or friends untill YOU reach your final unassisted answer .

Q YOU are living in a ordinary house in a post apocalipse 1949 . As you might expect the gas and electric are no longer working . what would you do to restore your gas and electricity within a sinle day ??

Q you are on your own in an (as far as you know ) empty world ......where would you choose to live , out in the countryside or in the suberbs . please note these are not trick questions .

Book recomendations ( non sci fi )
" The Northern Light " An easy read with a simple plot, short enough to be read in a single session . Written by A J cronin also
"The Citadel " by A J Cronin and if you want a heartbreaker
"Three loves " also my AJ Cronin
" Fame is the Spur " by Howard Spring
" On the Beach " by Neville Shute .

more modern

"What Dreams May Come " and "Somewhere in Time " by Richard Mathesson .
" The Talisman " by Steven King also " The Stand by the same author .
" Poland " by James Michener and " Space " and " The Writer " ...all by the same writer
so that lot should keep you busy for a while . ...enjoy .

Posted on 25 Jan 2012 14:42:54 GMT
Brian Dawson says:
If I was a sixteen year old girl I would find the following a VERY scary read, I finished it in a single session . Its a a plot that most phsycologists would be proud of . It was written as a first novel by John Fowles and the book title is " THE COLLECTOR ":

Posted on 27 Jan 2012 12:03:30 GMT
Ken O'Neill says:
Ok, this was 30some years ago, but most of my female friends loved the early Anne McCaffrey Pern stories (the first 3 or 4 volumes each in the Weyrfolk and Harper's Hall strands) when they were about your age.
Also, you might give Philip Pullman's "His Dark Materials" a try, and Terry Pratchett's "Tiffany Aching" books, starting with "The Wee Free Men". Yes, I'm Scottish, and still recommended that!

Posted on 28 Jan 2012 21:21:07 GMT
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A 17-year-old's steampunk adventures in an Alternative England....

I'm enjoying 'Lady of Devices', which follows the life of a rich, determined, 17-year-old, Victorian girl who finds herself in charge of a gang of pickpockets and ragamuffins after misfortune strikes her family.

Lady of Devices, a steampunk adventure novel (Magnificent Devices)

Posted on 28 Jan 2012 23:57:58 GMT
Sophia says:
I'm finding it difficult to resist launching into my usual rant about the diffference between fantasy and sci-fi, but here goes...

As a sixteen year old girl I would recommend Elizabeth Moon's Serrano series, I would also suggest trying Dune, even though it may be considered advanced (I read it first at 17)

But if you like Harry Potter and Percy Jackson and would like an easy shift into sci-fi, try the Abhorsen books orJulian May's Many Coloured Land. Also, pure fantasy is The Black Magician Trilogy by Trudi Canavan.

Hope some of these appeal.

Posted on 29 Jan 2012 15:00:13 GMT
Carla says:
Im 16 too, and i am reading Birdsong at the moment so that i can then watch the series on bbc one, its really good so far! Also i have got sherlock holmes for when i finish that, i have heard they are very good. My favourite books is My best friends girl by Dorothy Koomson, but this is kind of romance so you might not like it,
Hope i helped! :)
Carla x

Posted on 29 Jan 2012 15:06:27 GMT
BlueSkies says:
I'm not sure how much censorship is required for a sixteen year old, but I guess the adult who knows her can judge. There is some sexual/sensual content in the book I'm about to recommend, but it's not superfluous nor would I regard it being too explicit considering what a sixteen year old can access through the internet these days. Anne Bishop's 'The Black Jewels' trilogy is one of the best books I've ever read (and I've re-read it at least five times over the years). It blows all the others out of the water.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jan 2012 15:20:32 GMT
Sophia says:
I'm not sure about "The Black Jewels". While it is a book I have read over and over and really enjoy, a lot would depend on the maturity of the reader. It's a bit of a jump from Harry Potter and Percy Jackson. I was a pretty sophisticated sixteen year old and I wouldn't have given my sixteen year old self "The Black Jewels." Or perhaps I've just made it more appealing by suggesting it shouldn't be read?

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jan 2012 15:46:03 GMT
BlueSkies says:
Sophia, I bought the book for myself and I was WAY above sweet sixteen but what made me recommend was that my son had just finished one of my books (Ender's Game) and he thought I'd been reading a similar book so he helped himself to it. He was fifteen at the time (now twenty) and he didn't enter the 'Twisted Kingdom' because of it <grins>. In fact we share an eclectic taste in books, our kindle content and a love of the conversations those books inspire. BTW We both had the 'Harry Potter' experience, but agreed that there was always a sense of disappointment and Tolkien just couldn't be topped.
So yes, I agree...I wouldn't have handed the 'Black Jewels Trilogy' over to just anyone, but probably because it feels like a little treasure that I can only give to people I will appreciate it. <Mine> lol

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jan 2012 17:25:45 GMT
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Posted on 30 Jan 2012 18:14:18 GMT
Alison says:
The Adventures of Xenia - The Rise of a Hero

Posted on 30 Jan 2012 18:22:30 GMT
Hannah says:
I'm 15 and I love the Harry Potter books and the Uglies Series, I would recommend to you The Hunger Games triology, its an amazing series of books and I really enjoyed reading them. I would also recommend anything John Green, his new book, The Fault in Our Stars, is an absoloutley beautiful piece of writing and I can't praise it enough, his other books, Looking for Alaska, An Abundance of Katherines and Paper Towns are also similarly full of extremely witty, yet emotional writing. Hope that you try reading some of his books, you won't be disappointed! :)

Posted on 30 Jan 2012 19:28:57 GMT
Last edited by the author on 30 Jan 2012 19:29:46 GMT
Leopard says:
I can't believe the Hunger Games hasn't been recommended way more in here! I'm 17 and love Harry Potter, Uglies and Percy Jackson and the Hunger Games trilogy fits right in with those. If you haven't yet you really ought to read them, they're well written and the film is coming out in late March so make sure to read the book beforehand and then you'll love the film :) Also the His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman is really worth a read, they were aimed at children I think but were really popular with adults too and are just wonderful books. Lord of The Rings is good too, and on a more teen fantasy level The Mortal Instruments and Infernal Devices books by Cassandra Clare aren't too difficult and are a fun read. I've also recently started reading the Maximum Ride series by James Patterson which is really really easy going (the chapters are about four pages long) but they have a good storyline and if you've nothing better to read are great ;)

Posted on 30 Jan 2012 20:19:41 GMT
Ani says:
Try The Cornerstone, by Nick Spalding - it's funny, thrilling, and a great read!

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Feb 2012 14:46:00 GMT
Brian Dawson says:
Try reading every single book by Arther C Clarke . His most famous was " 2001 a space odessy " I would recommend his first book as a good place to start , titled " The City and the Stars "

Posted on 10 Feb 2012 15:21:02 GMT
CDG says:
As a teenage girl I thoroughly enjoyed Andre Norton. The "Witch World" series has particularly strong female characters. Again, Baen books has some free Andre Norton ebooks so she could try some first to see if they suit.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Feb 2012 23:13:35 GMT
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