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Joxer
11-23-10, 01:15 AM
I'm sure there are many people out there that are saying this, so has anyone found a book (or book series) that they rank with these books?

Books I've tried and have given up on:
Songs of Fire and Ice (made it to book 2)
Sword of Truth series (again, made it to book 2, but I'm going to try and finish)
House of Night (didn't even make it half way through the 1st book)

FantasticVSDoom
11-23-10, 07:38 AM
The Hunger Games Trilogy was good... Not as good as HP, but imo, much better than Twilight.

Travis McClain
11-23-10, 01:39 PM
I shouldn't even be in this thread, since I've never read a single book from either series and have no intention of doing so (the fantasy realm really doesn't do much for me). Most of my friends, though, have read at least one of the two series. I'll have to ask around and see what they suggest because I think this is the question on a lot of minds right now from readers to movie studio executives. I'm kind of curious myself.

Update
I asked on Twitter, and the first recommendation so far is The Mortal Instruments by Cassie Clare.

Joxer
11-23-10, 03:31 PM
Thanks, I'll have to look into those. Keep the suggestions coming :)
I really wish there was like a "book rating" page, so you could rate the books you've read and it would give you suggestions, kind of like a Pandora for books (sounds like a good project for Google, huh?)

superdeluxe
11-24-10, 01:13 AM
I'm sure there are many people out there that are saying this, so has anyone found a book (or book series) that they rank with these books?

Books I've tried and have given up on:
Songs of Fire and Ice (made it to book 2)
Sword of Truth series (again, made it to book 2, but I'm going to try and finish)
House of Night (didn't even make it half way through the 1st book)

Hunger Games

superdeluxe
11-24-10, 01:14 AM
Thanks, I'll have to look into those. Keep the suggestions coming :)
I really wish there was like a "book rating" page, so you could rate the books you've read and it would give you suggestions, kind of like a Pandora for books (sounds like a good project for Google, huh?)

http://www.goodreads.com

Joxer
11-24-10, 08:39 AM
Thanks for the link Super!

Ya, I got Hunger Games. I'm just past the Reaping. It seems to have a slow start, but I'm hoping once the Hunger Games start, it'll get much better.

starman9000
11-24-10, 08:46 AM
Ender's Game

nmr1723
11-24-10, 09:20 AM
I'm a big Harry Potter fan (can't get into Twilight even though I tried), and I'm thoroughly enjoying "The Name of the Wind" by Patrick Rothfuss.

Groucho
11-24-10, 09:31 AM
Skip Hunger Games and read the novel it ripped off: Battle Royale.

mhg83
11-24-10, 07:32 PM
The James Potter Series by G. Norman Lippert. I started book one and it's the best fan fiction I've read.

lyonc
11-24-10, 07:37 PM
Try the Pendragon series by DJ MacHale

mgbfan
11-25-10, 12:02 AM
Sounds like you're more into juvenile/teen fiction. Have you read the Chronicles of Narnia?

benedict
11-25-10, 05:27 AM
If it is the case that you like intelligently-written teen fiction, from an earlier thread entitled "Harry Potter-esque books?".... the works of <A HREF="http://members.ozemail.com.au/~xenophon/bio.html" target="_blank">Alan Garner</a>?

<A HREF="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0152017976/103-1227228-1704621?v=glance&s=books" target="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0152017976.01._PE_PIdp-schmooS,TopRight,7,-26_SCMZZZZZZZ_.jpg" border=0 ALT="Elidor: Click for details"></a><A HREF="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0152017666/ref=cm_cr_dp_2_1/103-1227228-1704621?v=glance&s=books&vi=customer-reviews" target="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0152017666.01._PE_PIdp-schmooS,TopRight,7,-26_SCMZZZZZZZ_.jpg" border=0 ALT="Weirdstone: Click for details"></a><A HREF="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0001024388/103-1227228-1704621" target="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0001024388.01._PE_PI_SCMZZZZZZZ_.jpg" border=0 ALT="Moon of Gomrath: Click for details"></a><A HREF="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/stores/detail/-/books/0001841572/reviews/103-1227228-1704621#00018415724000" target="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0001841572.01._PE_PI_SCMZZZZZZZ_.jpg" border=0 ALT="Redshift: Click for details"></a><A HREF="http://www.dooyoo.co.uk/books_magazines/print_books/the_owl_service_alan_garner/_review/430179/" target="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/515YJSP29VL._AA115_.jpg" border=0 Alt="The Owl Service: Click for details"></a>


From a newspaper interview:Despite an OBE for services to children's literature, and the fact that books like The Weirdstone of Brisingamen and Elidor are the kind of absorbing childhood fantasy that reverberates into adulthood, to view Garner as a children's writer is reductive. He puts it best when he says: "I do not write for children, but for myself. Adolescents read my books. By adolescence, I mean an arbitrary age somewhere between 10 and 18." It's an in-between group, and Garner's books are likewise poised between passion and detachment, intensity and alienation, blunt modernity and ancient myth. His style is stripped-down, yet shares dialect and linguistic relish with much older works. "The language of my childhood and of my native culture is, technically, North-west Mercian Middle English," he has said - the language of the Gawain poet. The layers of local history and a precise sense of place are paramount in his work.

He has been writing for over 40 years; each book is a lengthy project as he pours so much research into it (learning Welsh for The Owl Service, for example). Eventually, "I feel a jolt within me and I hear quite without any understanding; I hear words, which I put down". Not all his work is fantasy - the Stone Quartet follows four generations of Garner's family from the mid-19th century to the second world war.Or, from another such thread...A while back I bought <a href="http://suberic.net/dwj/bio.html" TARGET="_BLANK">Diana</A> <a href="http://suberic.net/dwj/medusa.html" TARGET="_BLANK">Wynne</A> <a href="http://www.herebedragons.co.uk/gay/dwj.htm" TARGET="_BLANK">Jones'</A> the <A HREF="http://www.leemac.freeserve.co.uk/dalemark.htm" target="_blank">Dalemark Quartet</a> for my bookworm niece. These might fit the "fantasy" niche.