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CaeCae97 posted this thread...
Oct. 21, 2011 at 9:14 pm

It's taking forever for the next book in my favorite series, so I need a new series to read until then. All suggestions welcome!

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CarrieAnn13 replied...
Oct. 27, 2011 at 10:21 pm

Okay, what kind of fiction do you like?  Historical?  Romance?  Sci-fi?  Fantasy?

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leafy replied...
Oct. 28, 2011 at 6:56 am

The "Abhorsen" trilogy by Garth Nix is reeeeaaally good ^_^

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CaeCae97 replied...
Oct. 28, 2011 at 7:15 pm

CarieAnn13: I like anything except romance. Well, a little is fine, just as long as it isn't the main part of the story.Leafy: What kind of fiction is it?

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CarrieAnn13 replied...
Nov. 1, 2011 at 6:00 pm

Well, here we go:

1.  Genghis: Birth of an Empire by Conn Iggulden.  This is the first book in a series of four about Genghis Khan.  Conn Iggulden is a fabulous historical fiction writer and he really sheds light on the ruthless, blood-thirsty, but altogether human man that was Genghis Khan.


2.  Earth Abides by George R. Stewart.  This is George R. Stewart's 1949 classic novel about one man, Isherwood Williams, and his life after a plague wipes out most of humanity.  I have a book review about this if you want to know more.


3.  Graceling by Kristin Cashore.  This has a bit of romance, but it's mostly a wonderful novel set in a well-built fantasy world.  It chronicles the journey of Katsa, a woman who does the bidding of her uncle, the King.  Katsa is a Graceling, someone born with an exceptional talent (and two different coloured eyes).  Her Grace is killing and she doesn't really hesitate to do the King's bidding, until she meets the mysterious Prince Po.


4.  The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson.  Yes, there has been a lot of hype about this novel, but it definitely lives up to expectations.  If you don't mind a bit of violence and a bit of s.e.x, I think this is the book for you.  I actually stayed up until four in the morning to read this novel; it's just that well-written.  It follows the journey of Michael Blomkvist, a financial journalist convicted of libel and his quest to unlock a decades-old mystery.  The other main character is Lisbeth Salander, a young woman who was declared legally incompetent by the Swedish government (this novel is set in Sweden) and her struggle for happiness.

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CaeCae97 replied...
Nov. 1, 2011 at 8:08 pm

Wow, this sounds a lot like what I usually read. I'll be sure to take a look at them!

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CarrieAnn13 replied...
Nov. 2, 2011 at 8:30 pm

I hope you enjoy them as much as I did! :)

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AelissNovak replied...
Apr. 1, 2012 at 2:01 am




Mortal Instuments and Infernal Devices.

These are all awsome. :D

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Oozeworld replied...
Apr. 3, 2012 at 10:31 am

Try Unwind.  It does a lot of the same things that The Hunger Games does, but in my opinion, it does them better (I think it came out first, too).  It has a premise that seems stupid and unrealistic, but once you get into it, it feels more believable and you forget your disbelief.  (Of course, doesn't that apply to The Hunger Games too?)  For now it's only one book, but a second one's coming out this summer, and after that one a third one's coming out TBA.

Speaking of The Hunger Games, before Suzanne Collins wrote THG, she wrote a series called The Underland Chronicles.  They start with "Gregor The Overlander".  I feel that they're better than The Hunger Games, in large part because they come from a pre-Twilight YA culture.  It's been a while since I've read them.

Finally, I'd like to reccomend the Measle books.  Their target audience is quite a bit lower than the other two things I just mentioned, but they're still really enjoyable.  It's been a long time since I read them, too.  Bizarrely, the best way I can think of to describe it is "like A Series Of Unfortunate Events, but with magic, and on antidepressants, so not like A Series Of Unfortunate Events at all".  Start with Measle And The Wrathmonk.  (The first half of this series is avaliable in the US.  Sadly, the second half is only avaliable in the UK; I still haven't gotten my hands on them.  :()

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Pretzel..Dream replied...
Aug. 10, 2012 at 5:39 pm

Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman is a good one, I definetely recommend it. 

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