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The Best Fantasy and Sci-Fi Books - a Girl's Perspective

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Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
"This is a really beautifully written work of historical fiction/fantasy. Early 19th century, but with magicians, treating magic almost as a science."
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Book 3) Paperback
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Book 3) Paperback
"There is a reason these books are so popular. Although the writing's average, the stories and characters really do transport you away from the mundane real world. The 3rd one is my favourite."
Temeraire (Temeraire 1) [a.k.a. His Majesty's Dragon]
Temeraire (Temeraire 1) [a.k.a. His Majesty's Dragon]
"I LOVE this series. The writing is stunning, the historical detail is immaculate, and the story (Napoleonic wars with a twist - dragons!) is so original and imaginative."
His Dark Materials Slipcase
His Dark Materials Slipcase
"Another children's series, and another book that transports you to another world. Really made me want to visit the Northern Lights!"
The Truth: A Discworld Novel: 25
The Truth: A Discworld Novel: 25
"This is my favourite of the Terry Pratchetts. It's about a man starting up a newspaper, and not only best reflects the Discworld, but our world too."
The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
"Another classic. Makes my head spin but I love it anyway."
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle)
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle)
"The first in a trilogy (they always are) that's not yet finished. Really intricate, unique, moving, sometimes dark and scary."
The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next)
The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next)
"One my favourite ever writers. His imagination knows no bounds, and he's hilarious to boot."
The Big Over Easy: Nursery Crime Adventures 1
The Big Over Easy: Nursery Crime Adventures 1
"As crazy as his other series, and still as funny."
The Prestige (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
The Prestige (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
"Another historical book with a twist, though this one is more subtle. Gripping. Different from the movie."
The Magicians' Guild: Book 1 of the Black Magician (Black Magician Trilogy)
The Magicians' Guild: Book 1 of the Black Magician (Black Magician Trilogy)
"Ok, I have to say, this trilogy is abominably written (someone "chuckles" every 5 mins) but the story and characters are really well developed and quite original. Got addicted to it in the end."
The Hobbit
The Hobbit
"I prefer this to Lord of the Rings - it's warmer, sweeter, but still has all the depth of the characters and Middle Earth of the trilogy."
The Lies of Locke Lamora
The Lies of Locke Lamora
"I just finished this one, and I was blown away by the writing, and the imagination. Completely unique. Couldn't put it down!"