Percy Jackson and the Olympians is an amazing series. There are 5 books(the fifth just came out)The first is the Lighting Thief, the second is The Sea of Monsters, the third is The Titans Curse, the fourth is The Battle of the Labyrinth, and the fifth and last book is called The Last Olympian. They are about a boy that finds out that he is the son of Poisedon and all of his adventures as a demigod(aka half -blood) They are really funny and have a lot of adventure and keep you interested the whole way through!
DARREN SHAN!! the first saga has 12! books. it reads realy fast. the story is about a boy Darren Shan (he sucks at names!) & to save his friend he asked a vampire for help. the vampire said "i'll help him but only if you become my assistent" so darren agreed. his friend was saved but darren had to leave everything & everyone. he traveld with the vamp & learned stuff. how to servuve 101. one moment he went to the vampire mountain, & he must do 5 challenges or he would be killed. but eventualy he was turned into a vampire prince himself (a realy weird twist actualy) years later turns out that his best friend wants to kill him because he beliefs that darren & the vamp betrayd him. i wont say how it turns out, but there are so much twists. you think you figured everything out but no. htese are the books;
1) cirque du freak (they are filming it, i can't wait)
2) vampire's assistant
3) tunnels of blood
4) vampire mountain
5) trails of blood
6) the vampire prince
7) hunters of the dusk
8) allies of the night
9) killers of the dawn
10) the lake of souls
11) lord of the shadows
12) sons of destiny
Darren shan also made another saga "Demonata" that's about demons & 3 kids who are part of an ancient wapon that can destroy or the human world or the demon world. 1 of the kids (a boy) is an werewolf, his family was killed by demons when they wanted to resque his sis, the 2e (also a boy) his brother was kidnapped by demons & he wanted to save him & so he entered the demonworld but later when he went back home his parents don't like him anymore so he runs awoy back to the demonworld the 3e (a girl) lived lang ago & when the demons wanted to take over the world she saved the world but her soul got stuck in a cave & she stayd there for many of hunderd years & also the names suck. there are 9 books;
1) lord loss
2) demon thief
5) blood beast
6) demon apocalypse
7) death's shadow
8) wolf island
9) dark calling
& the 10e will be out in october
If you are into well detailed fiction books about fire-dancers and evil villans,I sugjest the INkheart trilogy! The trilogy goes in this order:
Make sure you read them in the right order otherwise you wont under stand a thing! Here's a little sumery of the first one.
Meggie's father has the rare gift to read charecters out of books with his butiful voice. One night while reading aloud to his 3 year old daughter(Meggie) and lovely wife(Tresa but every one knows her as Resa),(before he knows of his talent)Mortimer(a.k.a Mo) reads out 3 main people of Inkheart(the book Inkheart is about another book called Inkheart. Confusing but it makes sence when you read it)the evil Basta and his leader Capricorn, and the fire jugler/fire dancer/the-best-charecter-eva Dustfinger. Now 9 years later his past comes back to get him. and this is just the begening of his worrys. I'm going to atach a pix of the first book for ya. hope you read it and love it!
P.s: they are by the amazing author Cornelia Funke
I Have A Good One In Fact I Just Made A Fanpop Club For Them It's A Book Series By: Mari Mancusi Called "Boys That Bite" It's Basically Vampire Books But Not Really Like Twilight It's Unique It's My Favorite Book Series And There's 3 Books In The Series The Fourth Won't Be Out Until Jan. 2010 Which Sucks But You Can Catch Up With The Three Here Is The Fanpop Club: I'm Getting The Club Just Started And A Picture Of The First book In The Series Is Below...I Also Like To Recommend The Private Series Which Is Not A Horror Type Book It's Different It's About A Girl That Goes To A Private School And A Bunch Of Mystery Type Things Happen In The First One Her Boyfriend Disappears There's Already 9 Books In The Series It Has A Fanpop! I Have A Lot More If You Want More! Hope I Helped Some!
Well I'm reading a series called the black magicans' guild by trudi canavan it is a book based around this girl called sonea a slum girl who discovers she has magical powers and I'm not gonna say anymore cuz it'll ruin the first book.
IF YOU ARE 14 YEARS OR OLDER I RECOMMEND A SERIES CALLED SEVEN DEADLY SINS... IF U ARE INTO LOVE TRIANGLES, BACK-STABBING, FRIENENMIES, LUST, ENVY AND PRIDE U ARE GOING TO LOVE THIS SERIES THEIR ARE 7 BOOKS (DUH) THE FIRST ONE IS CALLED 'LUST'
IT GOES SOMETHING LIKE THIS;
Alpha girl Harper is used to getting what she wants,
and that means Adam,
Beth's all-American boytoy.
Blond, boring Beth, who Kane,
the charming playah, secretly wants too.
Miranda thinks Kane is out of her league,
but she wants him all the same.
And then there's the new girl.
Kaia. Who only wants trouble --
and he's definitely on his way.
Want to know more?
A series that I've really enjoyed reading is the "Tomorrow when the war began" series by John Marsden. It's about a group of Australian teens who go out for a camping trip only to find that a war broke out while they were in the outback. They decide that they will stay in hiding and try and fight back as their entire families have been taken hostage.
There are seven books in the series that follow the main character Ellen as she evolves from a young girl to a hardened soldier.
The series is very well written and I personally found a lot of wisdom in it. It is not about an actual historic war but the situations in it have definately happended somewhere in the world and that makes it extra interesting.
But the best part about all of it must be the different characters, who are very real and complex and you just bond with them instantly.
My recommendation for fantasy series enthusiasts is the link by Isobelle Carmody. Fascinating, detailed and exciting read. It follows the exploits of young Elspeth Gordie, a misfit in her post-apocalyptic village because she has mental talents that are considered to be "mutations." She's sent to Obernewtyn, a complex in the mountain which is part prison, part laboratory. Elspeth, along with her friends, uncover the secret motives of those who run the complex, and the darker mystery beneath it all.
If you like a little fantasy these books by Jennifer Fallon kept me facinated! All the books are interlinked, The deomn child series was written as a trillogy first, then she published the wolfblade trillogy as prequils after. Fine to read in order.
My favourite series are:
Vampire Academy (the cover is of the first one)- Richelle Mead
Lissa Dragomir is a Moroi princess: a mortal vampire with an unbreakable bond to the earth's magic. She must be protected at all times from Strigoi; the fiercest and most dangerous vampires--the ones who never die.
The powerful blend of human and vampire blood that flows through Rose Hathaway, Lissa's best friend, makes her a Dhampir; she is dedicated to a dangerous life of protecting Lissa from the Strigoi, who are hell-bent on making her one of them.
After two years of illicit freedom, Rose and Lissa are caught and dragged back to St. Vladimir's Academy, hidden in the deep forests of Montana. Rose will continue her Dhampir education. Lissa will go back to being Queen of the elite Moroi social scene. And both girls will resume breaking hearts.
Fear made Lissa and Rose run away from St. Vladimir's--but their world is fraught with danger both inside and out of the Academy's iron gates. Here, the cutthroat ranks of the Moroi perform unspeakable rituals and their secretive nature and love of the night creates an enigmatic world full of social complexities. Rose and Lissa must navigate through this dangerous world, confront the temptation of forbidden romance, and never once let their guard down, lest the Strigoi make Lissa one of them forever...
And Mortal Instruments Series- Cassandra Clare
(sorry I could get a blurb for this one but you can read the 1st chapter on the website)
If you want a series that almost literately NEVER ends try Dragon Lance!!All the stories are so amazing with the most unique characters you'll fall in love with and follow them through all their adventures and even their children's lives♥ If your interested in this wonderful almost-never-ending tale start with the first Trilogy The Annotated Chronicles!!Please read it or at lest try it-I'll love you forever!
if ya want something thats NOT vampires (geez fuckin vampires) The Honor Harrington series is good sci-fi. I also just finished The Change series by S.M. Stirling, it was really good- it's about all the technology in the world stops working and society falls apart, and people turn ravenous and form clans, and rebuild the earth and whatnot - was cool
I enjoy the Darren Shan books about vampires, but unlike the Twilight books, these books are about "real" vampires.
Also, the Indian in the Cupboard books are really good. I'm not really sure what order they came in, but I just read them.
Philip Pullman is my hero so I recommend His Dark Materials and the Sally Lockhart Mysteries.
His Dark Materials:
1. Northern Lights/Golden Compass (depending where you're from)
2. The Subtle Knife
3. The Amber Spyglass
And Sally Lockhart:
These are mysteries which I just adore. The plots are complex, there's love, mystery, social issues based in the late 19th Century England, beautiful characters. The list goes on. I love them!
1. Ruby in the Smoke
2. Shadow in the North
3. Tiger in the Well
4. The Tin Princess
Morganville Vampire series by Rachel Caine (amazing series)
Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare(this ones amazing too)
The Summoning and The awaking by kelley Armstrong
Mediator series by Meg Cabot
House of night series by p. c. Cast and Kristen cast
evernight and stargazer by claudia gray
vampire academy by Richelle mead
Any L. J. Smith book(pretty much all her books are in series my favorite is the night world series)
Dark Tower 1: The Gunslinger
Dark Tower 2: The Drawing Of The Three
Dark Tower 3: The Waste Lands
Dark Tower 4: Wizard And Glass
Dark Tower 5: Wolves Of The Calla
Dark Tower 6: Song Of Susannah
Dark Tower 7: The Dark Tower
A weird and beautiful mix of horror, sci-fi, fantasy and western. I've read the whole series several times. Really unlike anything else you'll ever read.
I agree with cinders. Obernewtyn chrnicles is a fantastic book to read. Also, lol, i have a list here.
The tapestry. Its about a boy who has magical talents with others. He is sent to a school and realises he has a strange talent. Old magic. he and his friend have to try and stop an evil spirit thing taking over.
Also the eragon books
Tells a boys tale of how everyone suddenly depends on him to save the land. And how he learns his skills and learns love and loss
If you want something more realistic maybe try Da vinci code, or angels and demons. They both talk about the church. Angels and demons talks about the war between science and religion. Da vinci code about the holy grail.
Um there is also, a thousand splendid suns. Which is a sad book about two womens friendship blossoming while they are married to a cruel and abusive man. This is set in afghanistan and talks how they war tore people apart.
Of course I'm going to mention the twilight series but you will find suggestions above lol.
um, you could try the cherub series. It talks about orphans who are taken in and are trained to be used as spies. And it talks of one boys missions.
Yes theres more
Also seven ancient wonders. It talks about the fight between nations and trying to gain iternal power. And the sequel six sacred stones talks about a dark sun planning to destroy the earth and a group of people trying to prevent it.
I would also recommend any books by Isobelle Carmody. She is a wonderful author thinking of different stories all the time.
I think I'll leave it at that
I have a TON. (Mostly manga and graphic novels, but whatever.)
Runaways- 6 teens who's parents make up of a group of villains called "The Pride." Just read it.
Fruits Basket- An orphaned girl moves in with 3 men who have a secret. They turn into animals of the zodiac! It's an amazing series. It's also the #1 shojo manga in the US.
Cirque Du Freak- Horror series. Its a really good novel that is also hidiously disgusting. If you like vampires doing the exact oposite of what they did in Twilight, you'll like this.
Justice League of America- I couldn't help but add this. Its really good. I'm a big sucker for superheros but that's just me. Really though, if you like old comic books, this one takes the cake!
I read it and i loved it sooo much the 4th and 5th books aren't out yet but the first three are and when i finished the third one i nearly cryed because i had to wait so long before the next one came out.
p.s the 4th one comes out august 26th 2009 I am counting the days!!!
AND BY THE WAY IT HAS SO MANY TWISTS AND UNEXPECTED TURNS THAT YOU JUST CAN'T SEEM TO STOP READING IT. the start is't extremely action packed but stick in there i garentee you will love it.
Harry Potter series
Dragonriders of Pern
Series of Unfortunate Events (must read in order)
Lord of the Rings
Chronicles of Narnia
Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica
Wicked (Witch, Curse, Legacy, Spellbound, Resurrection)
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
The 39 clues! The 11 books go like this:
1. Maze of Bones.
2. One False Note.
3. The Sword Thief.
4. Beyond The Grave.
5. The Black Circle.
6. In Too Deep.
7. The Viper's Nest.
8. The Emperor's Code.
9. Storm Warning.
10. Into The Gauntlet. (Warning! This one is twice as thick as the others.)
11. Vespers Rising.
There is also a spin-off series (Cahills vs. Vespers), but I've only read book 1 (The Medusa Code) on my tablet. Hope I was helpful! ^^"
The Mortal Instruments
The Infernal Devices
Blue is for nightmares
The Secret Circle
The Mephistio Covent
The Night World
The Immortals(book 1 is Wild magic)
Den Of Shadows
Percy Jackson--(Other books by rick riordan)
The Forbidden Game
Percy Jackson and the Olympians (adventure, fantasy) there are 5 books in one serious then a follow up series with currently 2 books. REALLY GOOD.
Tennis shoes among the nephites (romance, action, fiction) there are . . . 11 books! SO SO SO REALLY GOOD!
Goose Girl- the next book is enna burning then river secrets then some sort of forestborn? PRETTY GOOD.
If you haven't read Harry Potter, don't waste your time. They are stupid and boring.
Hunger Games (action, romance (I think)) 3 REALLY GOOD.
Beautiful Dead series and The Forbidden Game series are awesome...and The Forbidden Game series is by the same girl tht wrote The Vampire Diaries....only there's only 3 rather thin books, but they r awesome none the less. (below: my sketch of Beautiful Dead cover 4 1st book)