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The Noobs Guide to Fantasy

For those who don’t know, I love me a GOOD fantasy. A LOT  It’s pretty much the only genre I read a TON of books in. Why, you ask, well I ask you the question,  “Why not?”

After getting NUMEROUS questions on facebook, I’ve finally caved in.
You: I just finished Harry Potter and I don’t know where to go.
Me: *Starts to smile* You don’t know the half of it.
If you haven’t even finished Harry Potter, and want to read Fantasy, STOP EVERYTHING YOU ARE DOING AND READ IT! Leave, just leave, but make sure to come back when you finish!

 

 

If you’ve already completed Harry Potter, congrats! You’re officially my favorite child. *Pats you on the head* Did you like it? Who was your favorite character? Let me know in the comments below!

Now you’ve just finished Harry Potter and don’t know what to read next you will be feeling some SLIGHT discomfort. This is what us book nerds call a

BOOK SLUMP.

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While in this  “book slump” you feel as if their is nothing better in the world and want nothing more than to erase your mind and re-read the series all over again.
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You’ve finished a fantasy book! CONGRATS! Over the course of the book you’ve said a few spells, killed a few people, wandered around Hogwarts, and most importantly, you’ve gotten a taste of fantasy!  Now if you’re like 99% percent of humans, YOU WANT MORE!

Fortunately, I was already prepared for this and took the liberty of suggesting a few of my favorite fantasy novels.

The Warrior Heir by: Cinda Willaims Chima

Grade: A

Interesting: YESSS

Magic: YAAASSS

Plot Twists: FILLED TO THE BRIM!

 

 

Summary:
 An epic battle between good and evil...

Before he knew about the Roses, 16-year-old Jack lived an unremarkable life in the small Ohio town of Trinity. Only the medicine he has to take daily and the thick scar above his heart set him apart from the other high schoolers. Then one day Jack skips his medicine. Suddenly, he is stronger, fiercer, and more confident than ever before. And it feels great - until he loses control of his own strength and nearly kills another player during soccer team tryouts.

Soon, Jack learns the startling truth about himself: he is Weirlind, part of an underground society of magical people who live among us. At their helm sits the feuding houses of the Red Rose and the White Rose, whose power is determined by playing The Game - a magical tournament in which each house sponsors a warrior to fight to the death. The winning house rules the Weir.

As if his bizarre heritage isn't enough, Jack finds out that he's not just another member of Weirlind - he's one of the last of the warriors - at a time when both houses are scouting for a player

The Lightning Thief by: Rick Riordan

Interesting: Yes

Grade: A-

Percent Grade: 95%

Saracasm: 99%

Are the Characters Likable: YESSSSS

Star Rating: 5/5!

 

Summary:
Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can't seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse—Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy's mom finds out, she knows it's time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he'll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends—one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena—Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.

Steelheart by: Brandon Sanderson

Interesting: YES

Percentage Rating: 99%

Grade Rating: -A

Magic System: It’s AMAZING! I LOOVVEED THIS BOOK AND SUGGEST EVERYONE READ THIS!

 

 

Summary:
Ten years ago, Calamity came. It was a burst in the sky that gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. The awed public started calling them Epics. But Epics are no friend of man. With incredible gifts came the desire to rule. And to rule man you must crush his wills.

Nobody fights the Epics...nobody but the Reckoners. A shadowy group of ordinary humans, they spend their lives studying Epics, finding their weaknesses, and then assassinating them.

And David wants in. He wants Steelheart — the Epic who is said to be invincible. The Epic who killed David's father. For years, like the Reckoners, David's been studying, and planning — and he has something they need. Not an object, but an experience.

He's seen Steelheart bleed. And he wants revenge.

That’s it! Those are my start-up recommendations for all y’all fantasy noobs! Hope you enjoy! Let me know in the comments what you think of the books! Thank’s for reading, my names Jared and I’ll have another post up soon!

-Jared

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