What books would you recommend for your fellow Inheritance Cycle fans?

recommended booksAs readers, we’re constantly on the hunt for new worlds to adventure through! With no new Cycle books on the immediate horizon (but Book 5 coming some day!), Inheritance fans are left hungering for new reads.

What better of a way to discover new books than through fellow fans? We’re asking you to share your favorite books and series that you think other Inheritance Cycle fans will enjoy! Providing us with a book, series, or even multiple books/series, along with a brief explanation as to why you think your fellow readers will enjoy them, will earn you a chance to win some signed Inheritance Cycle goodies!

For a chance to win, leave a comment on this article using our giveaway widget recommending at least one book or series (the more, the merrier!) that fellow Inheritance fans will enjoy, making sure to include a brief explanation as to why they would enjoy it!

(The winner of the first giveaway has been contacted! We’ve launched a second giveaway below with a new prize!)

 

  • Alex

    Take a look at the “Wardstone Chronicles”!

    The first? (indeterminable)
    book has been made into a movie as well, but I must say that this movie
    is a far worse transfer to film than Eragon was! Even people who
    haven’t read the book dislike the movie. I was actually in pain while
    watching it..

    The book is about a 12 years old boy who, being the
    seventh son of a seventh son, can see and feel all sorts of things that
    other people can’t. It’s full of adventure, keeps you in suspense and
    has supernatural dark creatures that the lead must often fight or deal
    with…. So he trains to be a Spook in hope of making fighting off the
    dark his profession!

    Have fun!

  • Fish078

    Kings and sorcerers series by Morgan rice was a great follow up for me to the inheritance cycle it has many good elements like dragons, warriors, love and betrayal!

  • zack2552

    So here’s books I would recommend.
    1. While it was never very popular, The Seventh Tower series was one of my favorites growing up and still is.

    2. The entire Percy Jackson series and the sequel series The Heros of Olympus.

    3.His Dark Materials series (better known as The Golden Compass series) was a great read and even had a first movie like eragon that crashed.

    4. One that most people know is the Hunger Games series, but it’s worth mentioning.

    5. Another popular one and also one that everyone should read in there lifetime because it one of the most popular classics is the chronicles of narnia.

    6. This last one isn’t exactly a recommendation but a new book I’m about to start reading and grabbed my interest andjust came out is An Ember in the Ashes.

  • JOHNTEHRROR

    I would love to see Edward Speelers as the guy to play Eragon..

  • Luth Nightbreeze

    I would recommend The Cleric Quintet, by R.A. Salvatore. It is set in the Forgotten Realms, so for D&D fans, it explores deeper into a world you have probably already seen.
    Also, a webcomic: Stand Still Stay Silent, by Minna Sundberg. it is an amazing story, set in a post-apocalyptic world where a mutating disease has killed off most of the world. (trust me, it is not your usual zombie story, the “trolls” depicted in the story are much scarier.)

  • Παύλος Γιοβανέρης

    Red Rising by Pierce Brown
    sci-fi
    couldn’t let it down

  • Jake Harvey

    I would recommend the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan; the books differ much from the films and in my opinion are much much better (aren’t books always?). If you enjoy stories that contain myths and wonder then these books are for you!

  • Johan Ludike

    The Dargonian series by Adrienne Wood. I like the way the story is told and how the dragons react

    The 100 trilogy by Kass Morgan. For those who like apocalyptic futures 😉 and new ways to look at the future
    Blood Of Eden trilogy by Julie Kagawa. Who doesn’t love vampires and apocalypses? It is a well thought out world
    Covenant series by Jennifer L. Armentrout. Over-powered end game and gods
    Daughter Of Smoke And Bone series by Liani Taylor. Who knew that I can be someone else?
    Dust Lands trilogy by Moira Young. Apocalypes and the world
    The Fallen series by Thomas E. Sneigoski. Sweet Nephilim
    Gods And Monsters series by Kelly Keaton. More gods and monsters
    The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa. Love me some fairies
    All of Mathew Reilly books. Love my action/ adventure books
    Partials trilogy by Dan Wells. Let the apocalypse rule
    Seven Realms series by Cinda Williams Chima. I love this world
    Wearing The Cape series by Marion G. Harmon. Let there be heroes

    There way more that I would put down but people already have some of them. My preferences shine through; magic, apocalypse, and gods

  • Wendi Jo George

    I’d like to add the Starlighter series. It’s been a while since I’ve read the whole series but it deals with dragons and magic in such a different way. I can’t even begin to explain it. But it does make dragons far more intelligent than any I’ve read before or since.

  • Mi-chan

    The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer is an awesome series that takes a bunch of fairytale princesses and throws them into a sci-fi futuristic setting, but makes them WAY cooler than any other stories with them in it. A new girl is introduced each book. I’ve read Cinder and Scarlet, now onto Cress. Book four comes out this year and there are several other mini stories to explain what the larger books don’t. Totally awesome series!!!!!!

  • Briar

    I would recommend American author Lloyd Alexander’s,
    “The Chronicles of Prydain”. It’s a great read. I have grown very fond of the characters. It starts with a boy named Taran who is somewhere around the age of 14. Taran, who is eager to find an adventure, soon finds himself going on a quest with some help from one of the high royal’s of Prydain to stop the evil of Arawn, the villain of the books and his henchmen from destroying the land from it’s bountiful riches any further than he already has. The series’ main character, Taran, Assistant Pig-keeper will do what it takes to be seen as a man among men and will grow as the series goes on. I highly recommend reading this timeless classic as we wait for Book 5.

    Another book series I would recommend is one that is written by a family friend and is inspired by the Prydain novels. The Vergrinn War book series. Again, it follows the journey of a young lad, but this young lad is around 15 or 16 years (years are referred to as winters. For example… “My son, you have nearly seen your 16th winter. It’s time to become a man.”) and is thrust into a war that will decide the fate of the land of Alarr, for its long-time enemy, the wolf-like, man-eating Vergrinn, have returned from their 50 years of hiding to exact revenge on all humans who defeated them in the last war some 50+ years ago. This time, though, Alarr’s greatest warriors, The Spears who are the only ones who can understand the foul language of the Vergrinn, have been extinct since the end of the last Vergrinn War…. or are they?

    I would also highly recommend this series. The will consist of five books, much like TCOP. The reason I say “will consist” is because the series is not finished yet. Right now, there are three books available to read until the last two are released. The author has these books available to buy on Amazon.com as well as for anyone who has a Amazon Kindle.

    I hope these two book series you will find just as great as The Inheritance Cycle, LOTR, The Hobbit, and all the great reads out there. If any one here in the community has read either series, tell me about your thoughts on the books. I like listening about people’s experience of what it was like to read them.
    May your swords stay sharp!

    Fun Fact: The Prydain series actually got a movie adaptation, “The Black Cauldron” which was produced by Walt Disney studios. Though, like Eragon, it wasn’t a success but is still a classic within the Disney vaults.

    • Relatively Conservative

      I thoroughly enjoy both of those series.

  • Pyromancer

    I have read a few book series like the inheritance cycle which I like very much. The series that I would recommend to most of the fans would be The Ranger’s Apprentice by John Flanagan, Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy, Sepetimus Heap by Angie Sage, Percy Jackson, Heroes of Olympus and the Kane Chronicles and every other series by Rick Riordan. there are some other non fantasy ones like the Cherub by Robert Muchamore, Young Samurai by Chris Bradford. there are a lot more I’ve read which I can’t remember right now, so hope some people like my suggestions.

  • Byron Frank

    Basically every book by Brandon Sanderson is worth reading but his Mistborn trilogy is fantastic. He also finished the Wheel of Time, a super epic ultra long series of mega tomes but they are truly amazing. (Let me re-idderate here how epic mega long these books are. Each one is like 1000 pages and they’re 14 of them). Sword of Truth series is good, the first four are great, the middle four sagged a little, the chainfire trilogy was great and the new one is too. If you can knock those suckers out in under a year….reply for more suggestions.

  • Adam Frost

    I have read so many books and series I love fantasy ones but I would recommend the old kingdom/ abhosen series and the keys to the kingdom by garth nix, his dark materials by Phillip pullman, fallen series by Lauren kate, infernal devices and the mortal instruments by cassandra clare, mortal engines by Phillip reeve, fire study by maria v. Snyder, traces by malcolm rose, inkheart trilogy by cornelia funke and chronicles of ancient darkness by michelle paver the list could go on to be fair I have read all these series numerous times because you get immersed in the books and the characters and no matter how many times you read it you always want to read on to know what happens and to see what happens to the characters.

    • Byron Frank

      Ending of His Dark Materials made me sad.

  • Pat Horton

    I recommend the Pit Dragon Trilogy.

  • Amanda Olson

    I would read the Morcyth Saga. It is a crazy mix of fantasy and nerd and is amazing! The author is Brian.S Pratt

  • Euan W

    “Shadow of the Minotaur” was probably the first book I read more than half way through that wasn’t for a class in school. I never got around to finishing it, though, I had to return it. Still, it was a decent book. Been a few years since I read it, though. Mostly been reading the same books over and over, I don’t like leaving my house, there’s something about picking up a book that makes you more willing to part with your cash than ordering it online, well, maybe that’s just me.

  • Ilana S

    The Percy Jackson series by Rick Roirdan
    The Maze Runner series by James Dashner
    The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare
    The Infernal Devices series also by Cassandra Clare

  • X YZ

    I would recommend the Rangers Apprentice series by John Flanagan. It is a good read for all ages. Bonus good point: 10+ books! All books are part of a continuing story line.
    Once I started reading time flew past like a boeing 747, so remember to set an alarm clock somewhere before you start reading.

  • Draconix Wingforged

    Iron Druid chronicles

  • Aimee Traynor

    I loved the Angel Trilogy by L.A Weatherly (or Angel Burn in some as it’s called in some countries). It has a wonderful story line and the writing really lets you connect with the characters. The author also made playlists for each of the books and wrote notes on what happens after which can all be found on her website (http://www.leeweatherly.com/AngelSeries.html)

    Another great trilogy I read when I was a bit younger but still love now is the Moorehawk Trilogy by Celine Kiernan. Amazing plot twists and relatable characters, I would say it is a must read for anyone who doesn’t mind a bit of darkness and secrecy.

  • Trevor Piatt

    I would recommend the heir chronicles and the seven realms novels by Cinda Williams Chima, as well as the sword of truth series, the chronicles of nick and the dark hunter novels, the books the golden compass the subtle knife and the amber spyglass, the I am number four books, the mortal instruments series and the infernal devices series are great

  • Isaac Schmidt

    By far one of the best fantasy books I’ve read is the Way of Kings, book one of the Stormllight Archive by Brandon Sanderson. I read it last year and I was never disappointed with it. So far, there are two books released, with the third scheduled for May of 2016. I’m currently on my first re-read of the first book. The series is under the genre of High Fantasy. It has 3 prominent characteristics: character development, world crafting, and intricate magic systems. It is truly a fantastic series.

  • Rebecca B

    I really like the Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer. It’s got fantasy and science fiction, my two favorite genres. Throughout the whole series, I found the character development amazing. Once I’d finished all of the books, I went back and read the first one and the last one, just to compare what the characters were like at the beginning compared to the end.

    I also love the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. Admittedly I just started the series, but I’m already into it. It’s science fiction, but the science and technology in it is not explained at length. Also, it’s all really in there for comedy. It’s hilarious, and while the science isn’t really possible, it makes sense in an obscure, comedic way.

    Either way, if you like science fiction, comedy, or fantasy, I think that you would enjoy either of these series.

  • Matthew McKane

    I recommend the Dark Tower series by Steven King- a gunslinger starts on a lonely road and he meets new companions and allies on the road even while the Dark Tower draws ever closer.

    The Chronicles of Ancient Darkness by Michelle Paver- a truly memorable series of 6 books in which you are drawn into the story of Torak, a young and orphaned hunter and his brother and his only family, a wolf and how they struggle against a great evil that threatens to destroy all he has ever known.

    David Eddings and his Belgariad and Mallorean quintets. The Belgariad follows the story of Garion- an ordinary farm boy- as he sets out on a quest accompanied by companions he thought only existed in legends to destroy a corrupt God and his servants.
    The Mallorean focuses around Garion and his companions trying to rescue Garion’s infant son and heir to the Rivan Throne from kidnappers who wish to see Garion and the empires of the West Toppled and chaos in it’s place.

    Stan Niccholls two trilogies- Orcs, First Blood and Bad Blood, respectvely focus on a warband of Orcs called the Wolverines and their struggle to escape from under the rule of the their Tyrant Sorceress-Queen Jennesta.

    I hope you enjoy my recommendations and if you have any other books/series.authors that you could recommend me or if you wish to talk more about one of these series above, please do not hesitate to reply. 🙂

    • Adam Frost

      I loved the ancient darkness series brilliant books loved the characters to

      • Matthew McKane

        Yeah, amazing books aren’t they. What one was your favourite?

  • Gabriele

    I reccommend two trilogies:

    Matched, by Ally Condie: a dystopy where the Society makes your life perfect, without hunger, poverty, disoccupation, illness or any troubles; but the Society decides your job, your wedding and your death. Will you rebel?

    Aléxandros, by Valerio Massimo Manfredi: an historical novel telling a very particular, personal and charming version of Alexander the great ‘s life

  • Jacob Thomas Carroll

    Second some recommendation already mentioned:

  • Lina Wood

    The Kingkiller Chronicles – Patrick Rothfus
    The best written series I’ve ever read with an interesting magic system and complex characters

    • Jacob Thomas Carroll

      I just read the first one! Holy crap it blew me away. Best book I’ve ever read.

    • Matthew McKane

      Never heard of these, I’ll certainly be giving them a try! Thanks 😀

  • Lina Wood

    The Kingkiller Chronicles – Patrick Rothfuss
    Mistborn Series – Brandon Sanderson
    Night Angel Series – Brent Weeks

  • Kaustubh

    The Harry Potter series is a good one by J.Rowling -It’s full of spells, Schools of magic,And the return of the darkest wizard ever…….its a very good series.
    Then there is “Game Of Thrones” ofcourse by George RR Martin -in which wars are fought, heroes are slain and villains are crowned king and all….i hvnt finished it yet….but still its a good one
    And also”The Farseer” is a trio by Robin Hobb.-its about a royal bastard traveled to the magical land and saves a kingdom of doom. :)…but its OkOk series….neither too good nor too bad…some people may like it…some may not.
    And finally a series of two”Only time will tell and The father’s sins” By Jeffrey Archer- is a good one in which a Harry Clifton’s childhood to his adultage all the difficulties he had to face and all the nice thing which happened to him are explained with stunning details.I just Loved them all.
    Read these Guys…..M sure u’ll luv them a lot????????

    • Byron Frank

      Really? Are there people who actually read who haven’t read Harry Potter yet?

      • Kaustubh

        I hope not………but if there are such unfortunate people, hopefully they’ll give it a try??

  • James Kronadin Irwin

    Skulduggery Pleasant – Derek Landy. His creative genius and personality shines through the main character.

    Christopher paolini’s Inheritance series. Incase people only read the first and didnt realise there are more 😉

    The edge chronicles by paul stewart and chris riddell, great series, loads of books to devour but i have yet to finish these.

    Michelle Pavers series about a boy and a wolf is such an epic journey that really tells the story from many angles and not that of the main character. Many chapters are devoted to wolf 🙂

    Discworld series by terry pratchett and Lord of the rings but theyre so well known youll probably have them.

    More unknown is the world of japanese manga, series like soul eater, fullmetal alchemist, death note are the more mainstream ones.

    • Jacob Thomas Carroll

      Michelle Paver’s Chronicles of Ancient Darkness is a brilliant kids series that is great for adults as well.

  • Belinda Pryor

    Any series by Maria v Snyder.
    Study series, healer series, glass series
    Or rangers apprentice series.

    • Adam Frost

      I had never heard of the study series until I picked it up when I was giving blood but within the month I had brought all three and had read them through once and part way through the second time, absolutely amazing and gripping and you really feel for the characters and see it from there P.O.V.

  • Hana Drtílková

    The Maze Runner by James Dashn

  • Aviva Katz

    Beyonders by Brandon Mull because it has the same sense of adventure, great characters, and fantasy.
    I also love Tamora Pierce and Graceling Realm by Kristin Cashore. There are so many good fantasy series!

  • Johnny Fox

    A Game of Thrones by G R. R. Martin

  • Amber

    Pendragon series by D.J. MacHale.

  • Justin Martin

    the rangers apprentice is a good one for younger fans as well as the hunger games series are both very good if you have not read them

  • Nick Alex Weiss

    If anyone here likes vampire stories and I mean the traditional brom stoker type vampire not the discoballs I suggest the chronicles of Vladimir Todd series by Heather Brewer it is a 5 book series about a teenage boy growing up as a half-vampire going through highschool it is a wonderful story it has profocies it has epic battles between good and evil perfectly mixed in with the problems of a somewhat nirmal teenager it is a really good read i also sudjest the sword of truth series by Terry Goodkind its a more fantasy based book series like the Inheratince cycle it tells the story of a woods guide who comes across a woman dressed in white in search of help agian very good read i enjoyed these series I hope you guys do as well

  • Josephine

    The throne of glass series!!!! it is really good..Or the fallen kingdom series! Inkheart is a have to read!!! =>..

  • Brandon Rinehart

    Terry goodkind’s Sword of Truth series. A great book series with magic, romance, betrayal and comedy that will always keep you guessing what will happen next.

  • A Duncan

    An older series that is one of my most favorite, is The Dragon Prince trilogy and The Dragon Star trilogy.
    The Heir series.
    Abhorsen (sp?) Trilogy.

  • Josh

    The Cry of The Icemark
    Fantasy war seemingly with characters based off of history.

    Fantastic Books well worth reading.

  • Zachery anderson

    Any book by Ted Dekker, but particularly the Circle series.
    a great non fantasy series is the Patrick Bowers Files, great mystery thriller series, and the last book came out last November so no waiting.

  • Justin Kirk

    Going to throw one out for the younger dragon obsessed readers:
    The Pit Dragon Chronicles, by Jane Yolen. This is one of the series that kicked off my love of dragons.

  • Kirsty Dexter

    The Demon Lord Series by T C Southwell
    Southwell!

  • Cami Quintanilla Docmac

    All the books of Sherlock Holmes!! 😀

  • Nicke Bingbong Peralta Juliano

    the heritage of shannara…if want some elves and humans in action…

  • Danielle Boggs

    The Belgariad by far.

  • NutmegPirate

    Brent Weeks’ Night Angel Trilogy and Lightbringer trilogy. Night Angel has possibly surpassed Inheritance cycle as my favorite book series ever. 😉

  • I suggest the Belgariad Series, and the Night Angel Trilogy

  • Captain

    The Spook series is an awesome one for everyone interesting in folklore monsters like goblins, witches, ghosts and more!
    It’s written by Joseph Delaney and I’ve grown with it-like the Inheritance cycle!

  • Стоян Земярски

    prince of thorns by Mark Lawrence

  • Ella Wicks

    The Legend of the Seeker series. It’s amazing.

  • Kyle Spencer McDonald

    The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher, The Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne, The October Daye Series by Seanan McGuire, The Nightside Series and The Secret Histories Series both by Simon R. Green.

  • Emmanuel Comte

    I am greatly enjoying the Iron Druid Chronicles from Kevin Hearne.

  • Jesse Harper

    A Song of Ice and Fire – George R.R. Martin

    Even though they aren’t “books” in the traditional sense, The Walking Dead Comics

    Artemis Fowl

    and if you haven’t Harry Potter.

  • Wenneke van der Veen

    The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb and The Black Magician Trilogy by Trudi Canavan. They both contain magic, like the Inheritance. And there are some other similarities, but I don’t want to tell too much about the books, because that would spoil your reading experience.

  • Wings

    The Graceling Series
    It has a blend of fantasy that is just amazing, plus you get the awesome unique powers! Try it!

  • Dimitri Psarianos

    The Edge Chronicles- (Particularly Rook’s trilogy) Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell

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  • Nate Woodard

    I would recommend the Ranger Apprentice and subsequently the Brotherband Chronicles. Flanagan writes almost exactly the same way that Christopher wrote his books. Fun couple of series and really easy reads. A normal reader could probably burn through a book in eight to ten hours.

  • Katie

    Who won?

    • Alex Brown

      obviously not you or I

  • Jonathan Handel

    A Spell for Chameleon by Piers Anthony. He’s written several fantasy cycles with dozens of books. The aforementioned title is the first in my favorite series.

  • Ian Lucas

    I’ll be naming 3 books/series that feature both dragons and the fantasy genre.

    1. A Song of Ice And Fire By George R.R. Martin. This series involves 3 dragons; Drogon, Rhaegal and Viserion and is set in the land of Westeros. Like the Inheritance Cycle the chapters switch between characters.

    2. Dragon Riders of Pern by Anne McCaffrey. This series comes under the scope of science fiction and there are many characters and books in this series.

    3. Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke. This book involves many fantasy creatures as well as a dragon by the name of Firedrake. This book is a real page turner.

  • Katelyn Rinehart

    even for older readers I would recommend fablehaven to read it has 5 books. I would also recommend reading Harry potter by j.k. Rowling if for some stupid reason you haven’t already.

  • Ross Smith

    For experienced readers I recommend ” The Wheel Of Time” by Robert Jordan ITS FRIEKIN INSANE and very long as it has like 15 books in the series. And for young beginners I dearly recommend Rick Riordan “Percy Jackson” and “Heroes of Olympus” and in my honest opinion we should all pester CP to write another piece of Eragon and Saphira and their adventure in the distant land beyond Alagesia 😉

  • Creille Dragonstar

    I would recommend the Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan because they are really funny and are like the percy Jackson series only with Egyptian Mythology. Also, the Warriors Series by Erin Hunter, Spirit Animals are good, the first book is by Brandon Mull. The Wings of Fire by Tui. T. Sutherland are really great too, with tons of different dragons! There are so many good ones the list goes on and on!

  • Kristen A Matthews

    I would recommend the DragonLance Chronicles because they are very interesting.

  • Rebecca

    I would recommend Ender’s Game. The book is a little mature, but has a great story line, characters and plot twists. The rest of the series is very good, but not quite as interesting and seemed to drag a bit for me. There is also a tie in series called the Shadow series which follows the life of Bean, Ender’s friend. The first one is called Ender’s Shadow. They’re both very good. They have a lot of adventure, but the seemingly impossible things are explained in a scientific way. Ender’s Game is one of my all time favorites.

    • zachp

      Don’t forget about the Falante pelos Muertos (my Portuguese is bad, please pardon it) Series that follows up Ender’s game. An excellent expansion of the story told from several point of views with Orson’s trademarked character development, drama, and of course buggers. that would be Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide, and Children of the Mind, and the soon to be released (as in i have no idea when, but its going to be eventually?) Shadows Alive, which ties together supposedly Bean’s timeline with Andrews after the first book, Ender’s game, and Shadows in flight, the last book in the Shadow series.

      You’re going to need more than a weekend to read the entirety of it.

    • Amber

      I love this book! Though I would suggest listening to the audio book instead. I don’t usually listen to audio books, but they did a REALLY good job with this one!

  • Emily Pettingill

    I would recommend a few books so here goes….

    1. UnRemembered by Jessica Brody
    This is a really good science fiction book about a girl who wakes up in the middle of a plane crash and she can’t remember anything about her past, not even her name.

    2. Adventurers Wanted series (Book 1 is Slathbogs Gold)
    The main character is Alex and his lives above the Happy Dragon tavern with his (uncle?) and that man’s son. Alex goes on a walk around town where he finds Mr. Clutters Adventure Shop. There his is signed up (quite reluctantly) for an adventure with several other adventurers. The quest: to kill the evil dragon Slathbog. This is a very fun fantasy book series and a personal favorite.

    3. Leven Thumps by Orbert Sky
    Leven Thumps lives in a trailer with his aunt and uncle who absolutely despise him. He has never experienced someone being kind to him and has no friends. But what happens when he finds a creature under his bed? He goes on a big adventure to save the dreams of humanity……..and a toothpick.

    4. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
    Everybody knows Harry Potter! Or at least heard of him…..

    5. The Mazerunner by James Dashner
    A boy wakes up in the glade with no memory of anything. Not even his name. The glade is surrounded by a giant maze that’s full of creatures that will kill them if they go in the maze. How will the boys escape? (Oh and there’s no girls)

    I hope you liked all of these suggestions!!

    • Emily Pettingill

      Actually I’m not sure if orbert sky wrote leven thumps….

    • Emily Pettingill

      Oh I almost forgot!

      7. Fablehaven by [I forget…]
      Kendra and Seth’s parents are going on a 2 week long Scandinavian Cruise leaving them with their Grandparents. Their Grandpa Sorenson and his wife live in a huge house on a huge property with a beautiful garden! Surrounding the house though is a massive forest which is off-limits to the kids.Seth and Kendra explore these woods and find a whole new world! Read to find out more!

  • Marta Montpeyó

    I wold reccommend The Books of Pellinor, by Alison Croggon. It’s an amazing series of 4 books that takes place in a sort of mythological past civilization, ideal for fantasy and adventure fans. I thought it was beautifully written (although I read them in English and it isn’t my mother tongue, but I was able to understand them well) and it’s full of action, mystery and self-improvement. There are two main characters and, obviously, it’s a tale of the forces of good against evil, but I found it amazing!
    Another series I’m really enjoying is The Lorien Legacies, by Pittacus Lore. It’s still not finished (I think there’s 1 more book left for the main series, which will be published this August and then they also write extra short stories) but it has really hooked me and I can barely wait for the next book each year when they are published. The story is about a group of teenagers who are the last survivors of an advanced planet that was destroyed by another race of aliens, the Mogadorians, who are now chasing them on Earth. They have special powers and they had been hidden for almost all of their live but when they found each other they started to fight back. It’s a really epic story.
    Finally, I would like to mention that I love all the books from Rick Riordan, they are amazing! The characters are funny and interesting and it’s a good way to get young people interested in history and mythology.

    Thanks!

  • Katie

    I would recommend The Kingkiller Chronicle series by Patrick Rothfuss. It already has two of the books out (The Name of The Wind, The Wise Mans Fear) and is accompanied by an amazing side novel (The Slow Regard of Silent Things). They are brilliantly written and are (in my opinion) among the best in the fantasy genre. It is very hooking, and a very good read. There isn’t any dull or boring points.

    If you like fantasy, this is the series for you.

    • Matthew

      Those are my three favourite books. I could not have said it better. I was really hoping to see someone else write about The Name of the Wind, but to see you mention Ready Player One as well? I could marry you right now. So good.

  • Scruffs

    I recommend Penryn and the End of Days Trilogy by Susan Ee. It’s about an angel apocalypse and it’s so SO amazing. There’s a lot of action, incredible characters and it rolls at a really fast pace. It’s the apocalypse but it still has a fair amount of humour in it too!

  • Kevin

    The Inkheart Trilogy consist of 3 books (obviously) written by Cornelia Funke, centered around a father and daughter who can bring characters of a book to life if they read it aloud.

  • JCT

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    would recommend The Lord of the Rings series! After I finished the Inheritance
    Series, I started reading the first book, The Fellowship of the Ring, and I was
    hooked! The setting in the books is basically the same time period as the
    Inheritance Cycle. The books contain a
    lot of the mythical races from the Inheritance. There are Elves, Dwarves, Men,
    Dragons and lots of other cool races.
    It’s a fun series to read and has lots of action and dialogue. The plot
    is well developed and intriguing. It’s an overall amazing series.

  • Soarnir

    I would definitely recommend the Temeraire series by Naomi Novik, incredibly well written series of 8 novels with another coming this year!
    The story stars Captain William Lawrence as a ship captain in an alternate history mixed with fantasy setting. Deep story and intense battles which push each character to their utmost. It develops beautifully and never feels dragged out like many multi-novel series feel. I greatly recommend this series to anyone who is a fan of the Eragon series

  • Kaity

    If you love dragons you have to check out Anne McCaffrey and her storys about dragon riders. Though my favorite series by her so far is Dragonsong with fire lizards. And a great series though no dragons is the Inkheart series. The movies messed it up but it is a wonderful series.

  • Julia Marks

    The Wind on Fire trilogy by William Nicholson would appeal to Inheritance Cycle fans. It’s got a rich, detailed backstory to its world, a unique, wide-ranging cast of characters, intense battles, creepy antagonists, humorous moments, and tons of fantasy lore that I loved. It’s fantastic; honestly, I would recommend it to basically everyone, but Inheritance fans would find it especially enjoyable, I think.

  • TJ Cofer

    Too many good books almost everything by Orson Scott Card is amazing like the Ender’s Game series the pathfinder series especially if you love sci-fi if you want something more similar to the inheritance cycle you could read the Lord of the rings series, dragon moon, or something by David Eddings like the Belgariad or Malloreon series or it is a stretch but I love Harry Potter and fablehaven series. An interesting new kind of books to look into is stuff like The Hot Zone or The Cobra event.

    • zachp

      thank God for not mentioning the mithermages *shudders at the memories of the last book*

  • Dorottya Ürmössy

    I recommend the Alex Rider series by Antony Horowitz. The story is about a boy called Alex. His parents are dead and he lives with his uncle. One day the police came to him. They told him his uncle died. After that Alex has to meet the MI6. His adventure is starting here. Discover the hole story and read the Stormbreaker, Point Blanc, Skeleton Key, Eagle Strike, Scorpia, Ark Angel, Snakehead, Crocodile Tears, Scorpia Rising, Russian Roulette.

    I think the book was really exciting, but if somebody speaks German I recommend to read the Laura series by Peter Freund. It was not published in English.

  • =shrugs-

    I’d recommend Jonthan Stroud’s Bartimaeus Trilogy. Composing The Amulet of Samarkand, The Golem’s Eye, and Ptolemy’s Gate. The story follows the career of a teenage magician Nathaniel and a djinni in his service, Bartimaeus. In an alternative history of the peak of London’s domination as a magical oligarchy setting around a conspiracy tying the whole trilogy together.

    There is also a story set long before the events with Bartimaeus in the service of King Solomon revolving around his legendary ring.

  • I highly recommend the Pendragon series by D. J. McHale. I remember reading them in tandem with the Inheritance cycle as I grew up. They are another exciting and well written young adult journey with a sci-fi/fantasy backdrop. What they lack in dragons they make up with plenty of action and an engaging universe.

  • Kaleb Norvell

    I recommend the Ranger Apprentice series by John Flanagan. Such an amazing read. Halt is definitely an equivalent of Brom. Not to give anything away 😉

    • Brandon

      Rangers Apprentice series and the brotherband series by John Flanagan are great reads that inheritance cycle fans will love. I read these series by looking for books similar to inheritance. There are currently 13 books in RA and 5 books in brotherband.

      • Notecard.

        Also similar is David & Leigh Edding’s work of the Belgariad. You could also read Magician Apprentice by Raymond E. Feist.

  • Charity Burnworth

    I recommend the DragonKeeper Chronicles by Donita K. Paul. They are an amazing series full of wonderful adventures and amazing creatures I think would please so many fans, it is an amazing series that I would recommend to anyone!!!

  • Pedro

    I recomend “The Hunger Games” and the “Divergent” sagas because aré ver y interesting and i love ir so much

  • Nekira Kurokasai

    I would -very highly- recommend the Legend of Drizzt series by R. A. Salvatore, and not just for this little contest thing. I am so addicted it’s ridiculous.
    It’s a fantasy series based off the game Dungeons and Dragons, well written, and extremely engaging once you get into it. In all honesty, I had a hard time getting into The Dark Elf Trilogy during the first three or four chapters, but suddenly I hit a point where I could not stop reading it, it was just that good. Drizzt is an amazing character, the entire story is so very captivating, and even though I’m just starting the fourth book out of many, I can already see very clearly that I’m going to be just as absorbed in the rest.

  • Marlene Nicole Karr

    Hm, there are several series I would recommend. The Pendragon series by D.J. Machale, The Gracling Realm series by Kristen Cashore, The Young Wizards series By Diane Duane, and The Circle of Magic and The Circle Opens quartets along with The Will of the Empress by Tamora Pierce (plus several of her other series as well.)

  • Maja Rosenberg

    I would recommend a series of three books. The first one-Graceling, the second one- Fire and the third one- Bitter Blue. Why I would recommend it is because while I was reading it almost became like me second life. I could see myself in the characters I felt like I could feel what they felt.. The author has made the people the story and everything so brilliant! I loved the first book it was a lot of action and the main character struggling with her past was such a comfort. It has a romance that fits the story great and it leaves you wishing that you could read faster. The second book was quite confusing in the beginning but a las it was so amazing with a world full of colours and people and animals so non alike those I know. The third book just brings the entire series together, with a young main character that is confused and smart. She is solving puzzels of the past and at the same time she falls in love but it becomes quite a mess and is sob making. All the books are of people growing in to unique beings.
    It is fantasy romance action mystery.. what more could you ask for. It is so complex and a life changer..

  • Marie Hoping

    I recommend two Percy Jackson series(which are 2 series-5 books each) and Mortal Instruments series. Swords,gods,angels,demons,battles anything you can imagine, dragons even. These are some of the things awaiting for you and many more 🙂 Warning: These two authors will drive you crazy! Enjoy! 🙂

  • Ivkata

    I recommend the “Sword of truth” series. It’s a long series and some of the books are slow but the story is really well put together. Like the inheritance cycle they are about a mystical land with lots of different creatures and magic. There was a tv series made on the first and second book but it was really different from the story in the books.

    • =shrugs-

      I’m going to recommendation against anyone reading this series. These books are not kid friendly. It’s full of gratuitous rape (or threats of it) and B.D.S.M sex.

      Later books become nothing but preachy vessels for Any Rand’s objectivism philosophy.

      • Justin Kirk

        Would have to agree that Sword of Truth is not young adult material. However, neither is Song of Ice and Fire and both series are excellent for the adult reader who enjoys the genre. Thank you for making the point as it really should be said

  • Evan C

    I’ve got two. First, for those who love the epic battles, Troy: Lord of the Silver Bow trilogy by David Gemmell is great. It’s a prequel to the Trojan war showing the political conflict leading up to, and during, the war. Another is Sphere by Michael Crichton. It’s been around awhile but anyone looking for a smart Sci-Fi, in honor of his new book, will enjoy the author of Jurassic Park at his finest.

  • Steven Redman

    I am going to recommend the book The Great Zoo of China by Matthew Reilly. Its a great book, set in modern day china, with plot twists and conspiracy’s everywhere with great descriptions on every page.

  • Tabare Diaz

    Can I recommend my own books? Well, I’ll go for it anyway… I’m working on a series that was inspired by the Inheritance Cycle… It’s called “The Rising” and it’s about dragons and riders in the modern era and with an original story of conspiracy. As for why Inheritance Cycle fans would like it… I put a lot of effort on the story and it’s elements. My works are done through first person perspective and are filled with combat, emotions and adventures… I upload them to Writers Cafe under my writer name “TabaD”.

  • Jessica Lynn Brady

    My husband and I highly recommend the Quickening trilogy by Fiona McIntosh. it contains all the right elements: good and evil, waring nations, magic, and plot twists galore. Very engaging read. I don’t want to give too much away because the story is so surprising and imaginative. Def worth the read.

  • RJ Norton

    I highly highly highly recommend Incarceron and Sapphique by Catherine Fisher (Dragons included) and highly recommend the Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo, which includes (in order) Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm, and Ruin and Rising. And also the Tunnels Series by Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams (not THAT Brian Williams)

  • Wendi Jo George

    The Cats Eye Chronicles by T.L. Shreffler. It’s and epic fantasy series. It is in its own world involving unique creatures and magic. The lead character is a female that is strong and bold. it’s still going strong with 4 books and 1 novella. I can’t wait for the next one. The first book, Sora’s Quest, is free on Kindle in the Amazon store.

  • Alesky E

    The secrets of the immortal Nicholas Flamel series, The secret of eternal life is hidden within the Book of Abraham the Mage. It’s the most powerful book that has ever existed. Nicholas has to protect it from Dr. John Dee, who is trying to steal it.

    Annnnd inkworld, it is about Mortimer and his daughter, he can “read” fictional characters to life, he read aloud from a book called Inkheart and released characters into the real world while his wife desappears into the story.

  • Shanna Alexander

    What I ment to say is the twilight series. Don’t have dragons but is a great series.

  • Shanna Alexander

    Sorry guys went to put in a different name and my spell check went haywire lol

  • Shanna Alexander

    I would recommend the eragon series. Its four books and they are very good books. Better than what the movie portrayed.

    • Karlini

      Wow

  • Shay

    Eon and Eona by Alison Goodman

  • Chris Robinson

    The Conclave of Shadows Series by Raymond E. Feist: This is a great fantasy story filled with intrigue, magic, swordplay, and fueled by revenge. A young man witnesses the destruction of his people and vows a sacred oath of revenge. Along the way he is tutored by a secret society who are just as mysterious to him as the motives of the men who slaughtered his race.

    The Age of Fire Series by E. E. Knight: Follow the separate tales of three young dragon siblings as they struggle to survive in a world now ruled by humans. Their parents murdered, they are on their own and each find a different path to ensure the survival of their species.

    Both of these series, whether separate or together, reflect many elements that we saw in the Inheritance Cycle. Any fantasy reader would greatly benefit from adding these great reads to their shelves. When reading these books, I felt a relaxation and delight I haven’t experienced in a long time (probably not since reading Inheritance to be honest). Anyway, I recommend these series very highly, as well as other reads by these authors.

  • Chad

    Ranger’s Apprentice (12 books) and it’s sequel series the Brotherband Chronicles (5 books) are the only series other than the Inheritance Cycle that even come close to being the best in my view but I would also highly recommend the series Redwall (3 main books and lot of Tales of Redwall books) for its colorful characters and great storyline and if you want to have a really involved experience the Pendragon Series (10 books) is great but the storyline is pretty complex but a very satisfying read.

  • Dave

    Artemis Fowl series (8 books) – Eoin Colfer
    Percy Jackson / Heroes of Olympus series (5 books in each) – Rick Riordan

    All three series take place in a modern style world and add some sort of fantasy layer to it. The Percy Jackson / Heroes of Olympus series weave Greek and Roman mythology into the modern world and the Artemis Fowl series includes fairies (here a broad term encompassing a variety of races such as dwarves, centaurs, goblins, etc.) which are technologically superior to humans but were forced to live underground and now secretly and peacefully coexist with humans, usually.

  • Wyntir

    Poison Study series by Maria V Snyder.

  • Josh Martin

    Rangers Apprentice by John Flanagan is good.

  • Caitlyn

    Deltora Quest, Deltora Shadowlands, and Dragons of Deltora (Emily Rodda). They may be little books, but they transport you to the big and magical world of Deltora (dragons included).

  • Rena Kalmon

    Scott Lynch’s Gentleman Bastards Series is definitely worth a read.

  • Nathan Levi Bradley

    I am currently reading game of thrones but I just got through a series by Cassandra Claire called the infernal devices trilogy! All three books are amazing!!

  • Tara Cornell

    Well the Game of thrones series would be a great way to start!! Dragons there too! And The lord of the rings series.. And perhaps the Mortal Instruments series and prequel series, there are quite a lot of similarities between the Mortal Instruments and the Inheritance cycle, just presented differently. Oh and Harry Potter of course because everyone should read them!! Haha

  • Patrick Baalson

    these books may not be about dragon,s but you should still check them out. try reading either the ranger’s apprentice series or the brotherband chronicles, both by john flanagan. like in the inheritance cycle, where dragon riders are the elite of the elite, in both the ranger’s apprentice and the brother band chronicles, you see the heroes as the best of the very best. guranteed to keep you in the seat reading until the books are done, and then ready to read the next one

  • Samantha O’Hagan

    I feel like what I recommend depends on which aspect of the Inheritance Cylce a reader liked the most, because I have yet to find a novel or series that can compare to Paolini’s masterpiece saga. If the dragons were your favorite part, then Dragon Champion, book 1 of the age of fire series by E.E. Knight would be a good book to check out. If you really enjoyed the more medieval-times theme with kings and beggars, as well as dragons, then you must must must read A Song of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin aka the Game of Thrones novels. If you just enjoy stories that are told in great detail and involve magic, then I recommend The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstein. Pretty sure we’ll all just be re-reading the inheritance cycle until the 5 one comes out though! I know I will .

  • Sean Moore

    The Heir Series is amazing! Great story line!

  • Matt Storelli

    Dragonlance series, Death gate, Bartimaeus trilogy.
    All have magic, combat of various sort, stories that draw you in, and give the characters meaning. All things similar to the inheritance cycle we love.

  • Syafiqah Azlan

    Eon and Eona by Alison Goodman! This is another series centred around dragons. I loved it and i am sure everyone else will love it too!

  • Bruno Petrucci

    New York, by Will Eisner, is the perfect mixture between graphic novel and romance. Its intricate stories, humorous or sad as they may be, always touch a little deeper than they seem, and the reader find him/herself thinking for a while about human nature and the life in the big city. It is an introspective, insightful and plain fun read, and I recommend to ANYONE

  • Heather Fillipponi

    I would recommend The Sanctuary Series by Robert J. Crane. As fans of Inheritance, I assume you like stories of adventure with dragons, elves, humans, dwarves, etc. and this series has plenty of that! It follows the life and adventures of Cyrus Davidon who joins a guild called Sanctuary. I’m not the best at creating an epic synopsis that will get you to read it, but trust me, the books are awesome. Plus you can get the first one off of either Amazon.com or BarnesandNoble.com for free! Whats better than that? If you end up hating it, (I doubt it) it wont matter because you didn’t waste any money. What have you got to lose?

  • Michael Vandeest

    I would definitely recommend the “A Throne of Glass” series by Sarah J. Mass. It’s an amazing fantasy series about a girl named Celena Sardothien who used to be the best assassin in Adarlan, but was caught and sent to a slave labor camp. She now has to win her freedom by competing in a competition to become the king’s champion . There’s a fair bit of magic, amazing fight scenes, suprising plot twists, and some of the best charecter development I’ve ever seen. Definitely worth a read and ranks 2nd right after the inheritance cycle for me. There is currently three books out and a prequel with the fourth coming out in september.

  • Barb Hunter

    I would suggest The Faerie Wars by Bernie Brennan, five books in the series. I love this series, you will be hooked from the start.

  • Yi-Ying Lu

    I see many books that seem pretty well known. I would recommend a lesser known series called ‘The Knight and Rogue’ series by Hilari Bell. Much of what Eragon has gone through, questioning ‘good’ and ‘evil’ is personified into the story of a thief and hero. They meet in the most unlikeliest way. Through their journeys they learn being a thief isn’t always bad, but being a knight in shining armor may not good. Nothing is as it seems when the knight discovers he is a freak, holding a strange power….

  • Lauren Heaslip

    The Cassandra Palmer Series by Karen Chance is amazing.
    It’s a story about a clairvoyant who possesses the ability to speak with the spirit realm, who is on the run from her vampire master and is forced to turn to the vampire senate for protection. It contains spirits, vampires, mages, demons, fey, and more, including gods. Definitely recommend,

  • Tabatha Jacobs

    The Hollows Series by Kim Harrison

  • Shawnee Davis

    I suggest The Last Dragon Chronicles by Chris D’Lacey. The series follows an young man as he discovers his talent for writing and the secrets of his land lady, her daughter, and their clay dragons.

  • Lauren Watson

    I have recently finished reading and now re-reading The All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness, it takes you into another world of creatures, science, romance, magic etc. She fills the worlds with historical accuracy as well as characters of her own imaginings. There is even an ancestor of a dragon 🙂

    ‘A Discovery Of Witches’
    ‘Shadow of Night’
    ‘The Book of Life’

  • Ethan Hansen

    Books from the Enderverse by Orson Scott Card are tied with Inheritance Cycle. I’m not sure which ones I’ve re-read more often, actually. Inheritence Cycle spends a lot of time inside Eragon and Roran’s heads, and OSC does the same. His study of the mind, motivation, and intellect is truly astounding. Anything OSC’s written is definitely for older audiences (if you’re under 19 it’ll probably bore you), not due to content but for the themes and focus. Speaker for the Dead is, I believe, the best science fiction novel of all time.

  • Ethan Hansen

    The Mistborn Trilogy (also by Brandon Sanderson). Magic system is unique and very orderly. Features some of the best action, fights, and duel sequences ever. Culmination of the trilogy enormously is satisfying.

    • Justin Kirk

      Double thumbs up on Mistborn series, especially for its excellent heroine!

  • forgettable

    If you’re looking for a book that really brings you into another world I can not recommend “White Fang” and it’s companion “The Call of the Wild” by Jack London.

    Jack London has an incredible grasp of the English language and is the only author other than Paolini that can truly shock me with his rhetoric. Never wordy or dry as is a commonly said of Tolkein, but also never bland or cliched like so many fantasy novels on the Walmart book shelf. Jack London has the ability to bring you into the mind of a beast, never pretending it thinks like a man, and make you understand how it sees the world.

    “White Fang” tells the story of a wolf-dog hybrid born with the wilderness in his heart but who soon finds himself the property of humans. It’s a gripping tale as you feel White Fang’s struggle to survive as he is sold and traded from owner to owner during the dangerous time of the Klondike Gold Rush.

    “The Call of the Wild” tells the counter-story of Buck, a domesticated Saint Bernard who is stolen from an indolent life of treats and children and sold in the Yukon to pull sleds. You experience Buck’s pain and pride as he struggles to become wild enough to survive.

    Jack London has the unique skill of writing inside the mind of an animal, and without ever claiming they are capable of conscious thought, clearly express their emotions and desires. It’s a truly incredible experience.

    TL;DR:
    Jack London truly understands animals and possesses the unrivaled ability to pass the experience of their lives onto the reader. If you want a sample of his work, he wrote a short story–again set in the Yukon told from the perspective of a sled dog–which is in the public domain and is called “To Build A Fire”. You can find it here: http://www.jacklondons.net/buildafire.html

  • Ethan Hansen

    The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson. No dragons (yet), but plenty of clever plot twists, masterful writing, magic, and swords. Two books in the series so far (8 to go, supposedly), namely The Way of Kings and Words of Radiance. Two books doesn’t seem like a lot but they’re each over 1,000 pages. Some of the best Fantasy I’ve ever read.

    • Justin Kirk

      Absolutely agree! This series is a great option for all readers who appreciated The Inheritance Cycle. Similar qualities of personal growth and growing self awareness. Its appropriate for young and old, and I would recommend to anyone.

  • Rachel Stephenson

    The Infernal Devices Trilogy by Cassandra Clare. All three books (The Clockwork Angel, The Clockwork Prince, and The Clockwork Princess) are absolutely amazing and definitely appeal to a wide variety of readers. This is the prequel series for The Mortal Instruments series, so the setting is actually Victorian Era London rather than modern day America. The Infernal Devices is a mix of fantasy, adventure, and romance, so it really has the whole package. Be prepared to cry during Clockwork Princess though.

  • Henriette Cooper

    Harry Potter, because the books tell story about love, friendship, courage, an it’s really fantastic

  • Vogas94

    Percy Jackson series and Kane Chornicles. Same writer: Rick Riordan

  • Shawn Pemberton

    I recommend the Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan, it is a lot like inheritance. This series grabs you right off the get go and doesn’t let go, Ive only just started the series and I’m on book 3, there are 14 books in the series and I can’t get enough.

  • Muri

    I would recommend The Maze Runner trilogy by James Dasher. There is a movie about the first book, also. The trilogy is about young people who have been put in a deadly maze and they have to find a way out. And when they get out, their trials have not yet ended. It is surely very exciting and easy to read.

  • Niamh

    I would recommend The Sight by David Clement-Davies. It follows a pack of wolves in Old Transylvania, where there is a the legend of the Sight, a magical power which allows wolves to look through the minds of birds and see the future in water. There is also a curse. Readers of the Inheritance cycle would like this book as there is a strong bond throughout the pack, love and magic.

  • Alex Brown

    i would recommend the spirit walker series by Michelle paver, it follows a young boy who is forced to survive after his father is mauled to death by a demon possessed bear. he later finds a wolf whose mother and siblings died in a flood, and the two bond, learning to understand one another. it is quite heavily based on native american ideology. 7 books in total, really good storyline that keeps you hooked. you may like it if you enjoyed the idea of eragon and saphira’s bond and their reliance for one another.

  • Ben Fingerle

    Things to recommend…Have to mention Tamora Pierce. Anything by her is a must read for fantasy nuts. While she is more known for her strong female characters, Tamora Pierce’s characters are always well written and highly dynamic, regardless of race, gender, etc. When Tamora Pierce writes, she writes highly compelling stories that are character driven and must reads.

    Another series to consider is Chronicles of the Unhewn Throne books by Brian Staveley. The Emperor’s Blades (book 1) was downright amazing. Staveley successfully interweaves the lives and stories of 3 imperial siblings as they try to survive the turmoil and chaos of their fathers’ assassination. This series has one of the most innovative, creative, and downright interesting magic systems I’ve ever read.

    The Farsala trilogy: Another multiple character/ interwoven stories trilogy, the Farsala trilogy is about three young people from various walks of life as they try to save their country from the overwhelming invasion of a highly militarized, imperial neighbor (of Roman-like organization, technology, and variety). Also has one of the coolest magic systems ever.

  • Shay Bode

    I very highly recommend The Gemma Doyle trilogy by Libba Bray. It’s masterfully written and about a young teenage girl living in Victorian London that deals with murder, mystery, and best of all: Magic. It’s been a constant go to since I first read it six years ago.
    Another book to consider reading is I am the Messenger by Marcus Zusak. There are no words to describe how unique and intriguing this story is. The end is a real mind blower. It deals with humanity in a very brutal but honest light. It shows the darkness and light humans possess.

    • I haven’t heard of either – thanks for the recommendation! Going to add these to my reading list.

  • Shahina Mazumdar

    I would suggest the Moon and Sun series by Holly Lisle. I was charmed by the cover of the first book, The Ruby Key, and I was completely drawn into the world of the story.. It is set in an entirely ethereal setting, where you can’t decide where the characters lose the thread of reality and wander off into fantasy. I loved it.

    Oh, she’s also the author of several other fantasy series’s.

    • I haven’t heard of these – I’m excited to check them out!

    • Rachel Stephenson

      I adore this series!!!

  • Link Hylian

    I would totally have to 2nd “The Ranger’s Apprentice” by John Flanagan, such a cool series! Inspired me to pick up archery myself… Also “The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel” Series, by Michael Scott is amazing!!

    • The Alchemyst is one of my favorite series! Michael Scott is a great author. I had a chance to pick his brain quite a bit during a few Comic Cons, as he’s another Random House author and was with Christopher at the time. >:)

      • Link Hylian

        ooh nice! I was constantly impressed by his ability to make countless historical and mythical tie-ins in his story, and at least to me make it all line up! It was mind blowing, and made for such a great read and re-read, and maybe 2 more re-reads… =D

  • murtagh

    A great fantasy series that I love is “The Ranger’s Apprentice” by John Flanagan. There are currently 12 books, but they’re short, so it’s not as bad as it seems. I get into a lot of trouble, because I should be doing my chores, but I’m reading. It is amazing, and it is suspenseful, and it is clever.

  • Noah M

    A great fantasy series I recommend is: Luthiel’s Song by Robert Marston Fanney. There are two books out and they’re probably one of my favorite fantasy series. Unfortunately the second book ended in a cliff hanger and the third book was due to release in 2011…..yeah it still hasn’t come out. I’ve heard that it was released on kindle for about a month and that a few people have it but for some reason the author hasn’t even responded to why he didn’t release it. It’s as if he was erased of the face of the map….Even on his facebook page, the most recent post is from 2013 I think, and it’s him saying he’s working on a kindle release but yeah….stilll no release it blows. But the first two books are amazing…..so read them

    Now

    P.S. the protagonist is a female elf :O