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Beach_Blonde
April 2nd, 2016, 07:42 PM
So I am almost done reading Harry Potter for the first time, I can't believe it has taken me this long to read them. I really like the whole modern fantasy theme and was wondering if anyone knew any other books that are similar

lliam
April 3rd, 2016, 02:04 AM
I would recommend The Magicians books by Lev Grossman, if you only were 15, or 16 or older. It's kinda the american version of Harry Potter, set in Brooklyn, New York. But it starts, where Harry Potter ends. The boy, Quentin Coldwater, in "The Magician" is 17 and during the books the story of his life at a university for magic is told from when he joins the Uni as a student until his call as a teacher there.

So it's rather an adult version of Harry Potter, with all the stuff young adults do and such. But to me it's the most recommended version of Harry Potter, if there is one.

Then there's the whole book series by Rick Riordan, but I guess you know'em.


I liked the books by Darren Shan, starting with "Cirque du Freak" to "Sons of Destiny".
I label this series as a somewhat different story about the life of a young vampire. Also I liked "The Shannara Chronicles" by Terry Brooks, rather more the books then the tv series.


Maybe you'll like "The Nightcircus" by Erin Morgenstern or Nick Gailmans "The Graveyard Book". Also I read Ransom Riggs' "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children."


some other books Ionce read are mentioned here:

http://www.bustle.com/articles/84676-15-books-as-enchanting-as-the-harry-potter-series-since-youve-already-read-them-a-million
https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/harry-potter-alternative
http://gratefulforgrace.com/2013/01/alternatives-to-harry-potter/
http://www.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=7938
http://boulderbookstore.blogspot.com/2010/11/alternative-books-for-harry-potter.html

Beach_Blonde
April 3rd, 2016, 08:45 AM
I need to read "Mis Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children" and I have read the "Graveyard Book"

is Rick Riordan the Percy Jackson author

Sailor Mars
April 3rd, 2016, 09:01 AM
The only fantasy books I really know of is the Narnia books, which I would definitely recommend reading if you haven't. There's also this book called The Wish Giver which is cool. It's not really a complicated book to read or anything but

TheFutureDoctor
May 7th, 2016, 09:03 PM
Try Eragon. I found it somewhat similar to Harry Potter. About dragons and stuff. But very very interesting. It's a trilogy I think....

I need to read "Mis Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children" and I have read the "Graveyard Book"

is Rick Riordan the Percy Jackson author

Yes he is

Posts merged. Use the "edit" button next time. ~Mars

llamabanana
May 20th, 2016, 02:04 AM
"The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel" I've read the entire series! (6 books) I really liked it when I was 14-15 , its a fantasy retelling of myths from different countries that come together to save the world, each with its unique superpower (and smell)
for example: the main characters are twins, one has the power of the "sun" and the other of the "moon", one will save the world and the other will destroy it. Thats the prophecy. Its from different points of view...

Flapjack
May 21st, 2016, 10:14 AM
So I am almost done reading Harry Potter for the first time, I can't believe it has taken me this long to read them. I really like the whole modern fantasy theme and was wondering if anyone knew any other books that are similar

HIVE, Artemis fowl and maybeee the hunger games books.

Jay21
May 22nd, 2016, 08:07 PM
Percy Jackson is an amazing fantasy book series! It's spinoff Heroes of Olympus is pretty good as well :D

Flapjack
June 1st, 2016, 11:23 AM
So I am almost done reading Harry Potter for the first time, I can't believe it has taken me this long to read them. I really like the whole modern fantasy theme and was wondering if anyone knew any other books that are similar

Try HIVE or Artemis Fowl.

kev99
June 2nd, 2016, 01:22 AM
I liked a lot "The Incomplete Enchanter" by L Sprague de Camp. Though it is more humor and fun than 'drama and marvel' as in Harry Potter.

"American Gods" by Neil Gaiman. Damn good one, and clearly modern 'urban' fantasy. No teenage wonder hero in it, though :D but one of the best novels I ever read, IMHO way better than H.P.

Maybe the Quantum Gravity series by J Robson? It is a good mix of scifi and fantasy, I liked them a lot.

Iliam's recommendations above are also good ones I'd say. Terry Brooks, Neil Gaiman in particular I consider excellent authors.

I also found several interesting suggestions here (http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/996316-modern-day-epic-fantasy-and-science-fiction-fantasy-book-suggestions)

Judean Zealot
June 3rd, 2016, 09:02 AM
I don't have to suggest Lord of the Rings, do I?

HououinKiyoma
June 6th, 2016, 08:44 AM
Narnia is passed off as Children's literature but I've enjoyed it!
Also the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini and of course Harry Potter!

FlyOnTheWall
June 16th, 2016, 05:50 AM
Carry On by rainbow rowell
Ready Player one by ernest cline
throne of glass series by sarah.j.maas