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Roperchick 03-31-2013 08:40 PM

Top 5 Book Series
Im on the last legs of probably my new #2 book series...and I have nothing to read after this
o.o. super tragic because Castle+no addicted to reading lol

So I figured I would make a lst of my top 5 and then if anybody wanted to join in (and maybe give some ideas what to read next) it could I guess haha so.

#1- The Inheritence Cycle by Christopher Paolini.

I have yet to find another series so well developed. The imagination it takes to create such a detailed new world and so well written throughout is just unmatchable imo. Dragons, elves, dwarves, humans all looked at from a new perspective.

Unmatched. I was literally ballingmmy eyes out at the end of the last book, as much for the fact that the series would be over as for the actual ending. I was almost afraid to read the last one aafter Ireligiously followed it since it came out an reread each one as the next one was released. Bought the first book in 2002 the week it came a Walmart in TX on a father daughter trip to see my grandparents, honestly was a little Iiffy about it. Hadnt really liked fantasy before that but I had finished all the horsey books i had and my dad pointed it the whole book through with barely a pause and reread it as soon as I finished it....

I cannot explain how , much I LOVE this series....and to think the first book was written when he was only 15

#2- The Riyria Revelations, The Riyria Chronicles by Michael Sullivan.

Awesomely awesome read. Its I would say a midieval fantasy series set with lots of twists and turns and many surprising developments throughout the series, starts out as what your typical fantasy novel should and then expands into more complex situations and cconspiracies, definitely keeps you on your theyre BIG books which makes me uber happy....sadly I am almost done with the last one
I'm super-uber sad right now.

#3- The Chronicles of the Necromancer/The Fallen Kings Cycle by Gail Z. Martim

It's more mideval fantasy...honestly reminded me of WoW at first but got better asthe series progressed

#4- The Night Angel Trilogy by Brent Weeks

Non stop action and a plot that kept me guessing. He did wonderfully in character development

#5- The Rangers Apprentice by John Flamagan

Its actually writtwn for the YA audience but everybody I have loaned my books to no matter the age loves them. Its a midieval england base with your knights and your spooks. Basically what would happen if Aragorn from LotR took an apprentice

Its actually a YA series but its emtertaining and has the same feel to it as the other books I love

So now that ive blabbered on and on, aybody else care to share their favs?

JustWingIt 03-31-2013 08:51 PM

OH OH OH I LOVVVE THE ERAGON BOOKS! Yup, I'm a book nerd too! Haha, my mom often says my book hobby breaks her bank more than the my horse hobby. Lol don't think that's true.
I'm a fantasy lover too, I love books that take me to other worlds, especially GOOD books that leave me in that world for a while after I've finished the book.

Have you read the Mortal Instruments Series
By Cassandra Clare? I LOVE them, I'm on my third time through the series haha. The characters are amazing! And there's romance in it, a fair bit ;) there are 6 books in the series I think and Clare just started a series of book that are set a hundred or so years before but are about the same kind of people...wicked cool.

Hmm other suggestions... The Maze Runner? Followed by The Scorch Trials and then The Death Cure? What about The Hobbit and the LOTR series? They are sort of hard to get through but I did it!! The Game Of Thrones books are actually REALLY good. Also the Chronicles of Narnia books are awesome to read in the order they were MEANT to be read in, the movies are in the wrong order and they didn't make movies of the little in between stories.

Am I overloading you yet? Haha I'll stop for now and let you read that. I get a little over excited when it comes to books ;)
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nikelodeon79 03-31-2013 09:01 PM

I was really upset with the last book in the Inheritance Cycle. HATED the ending. It felt very rushed to me. It was like the author thought, "Crap, I better hurry and finish this book/series." Annoying.

I really really love the Ice & Fire series (Game of Thrones) by George R. R. Martin.

Really liked the Night Angel Trilogy, too.

The Dragonlance books by Weiss & Hickman are my all time faves.

Also really like the Dragonriders of Pern series by Anne McCaffrey (NOT the later books by her son, Todd. He ruined the world his mother created).
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Roperchick 03-31-2013 09:10 PM

Haha jwi I started the mortal instruments series but the girl pissed me off and I stopped...however my friend gives me thenext boom in theseries everytime one ckmes out so I suppose Ill have to read it lol
I have read the hobbit and lotr and loved em!

Chronicles of narnia I havnt read since likeelementary so I may go back to them too lol

Iknowright?! Nikelodeon. Well he was really rushed since it was supposed to be a trilogy lol butnon the less I still loved it and cried haha

I havnt read the dragonlance books, but I also enjoyed the dragon riders of pern as well.

Also have eitber of you read the Pit Dragon trilogy (later chronicles) by jane yolen...they were quite Iinteresting

Poseidon 03-31-2013 09:14 PM

I'm not an Eragon fan. Saw it as too much of a ripoff and nearly plagiarizing Star Wars and Lord of the Rings. As a huge Star Wars fan, I wasn't impressed.

How have you not mentioned Harry Potter by the 4th post?? I started reading them when I was 8 and finished when I was 15. I grew up reading them and they've made a huge impact on my expectation of what I consider good literature (I live for foreshadowing and "aha!" moments. Jo's use of it is superb). I'm slowly rereading them and am halfway through Half-Blood Prince. I'm drudging along because I'm dreading getting to Deathly Hallows. I've read it once: the night it was released. I am nearly 21 years old and am still in denial over it. :lol:

Another series that I really enjoyed was the Robert Langdon books by Dan Brown. Angels & Demons, The Da Vinci Code, and The Lost Symbol. The Da Vinci Code came out before Angels & Demons, but A&D happens beforehand. Angels & Demons is one of my favorite books. The Da Vinci Code was good, but not nearly as good as Angels & Demons. I need to read The Lost Symbol. I was told years ago that it's better than A&D, and I've started it many times, just get sidetracked. Note: The films are horrible. My friend and I shut off Angels & Demons 30 minutes in because they gave away the entire plot in a sentence when in the novel, it takes until the second to last page to actually make you go, "Omg it makes sense." There's also a ton of historical facts thrown in that I found interesting and did some additional reading on.

JustWingIt 03-31-2013 09:22 PM

Oh haha Harry Potter, I didn't mention them because I thought everyone would be like 'oh yeah, old news' haha. They are my go to books for when I'm sick. I actually cried at the end of the seventh book, just because I would never agin read a NEW Harry potter, ya know?

Don't give up on the mortal instruments until you are at least through the first book!! The girl is annoying at first but she grows into a really strong character I promise!

Another amazing book that I just read is The Book Thief. It's more realistic/historical fiction but it is so good! I don't usually cry when I read but I was BALLING at the end of the book. It's a good one to read for school also, teacher usually see it as 'good literature' :)
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Poseidon 03-31-2013 09:27 PM


Originally Posted by JustWingIt (Post 2087657)
Oh haha Harry Potter, I didn't mention them because I thought everyone would be like 'oh yeah, old news' haha. They are my go to books for when I'm sick. I actually cried at the end of the seventh book, just because I would never agin read a NEW Harry potter, ya know?

Only at the end? I lost it several times during it and bawled through Part II the two times I saw it. I know I'll cry again when I reread it. Judge me as you please. :P

Roperchick 03-31-2013 09:32 PM

I do love harry potter but they werent one of my 5 lol is eragon similar to star wars?

JustWingIt 03-31-2013 09:35 PM

Haha well I was only talking about the books! Like I said, I'm not usually a cryer when it comes to books. It takes a REALLY good book to get tears out of me. Or the end of an amazing series, like HP, which was like the end of an era.

Movies are a whole different story! I cried when (SPOILER ALERT) Dobby died, then cried through the whole part 2. I also cry during the movie Spirit (if you haven't seen it watch it! Now!) so....

Another good series is the Tigers Curse books by Colleen Houck. Not super duper, but decent, the writing isn't amazing but the story is good. A good read if you aren't super picky.
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Poseidon 03-31-2013 09:35 PM

It's the exact same archetype. A very common archetype, but watch Star Wars and read and/or watch Lord of the Rings, then read Eragon. A young boy suddenly discovers something he's meant to be or do and goes off to save his world. But written by 15 year old, it's entirely logical that he would unknowingly borderline plagiarize those two stories. I know a lot of people who thoroughly enjoy them. I think I finished the first one many years ago, but I couldn't get into it.

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