If You Enjoy These Fantasy Series, Then My Books Should be your Next Reads

Harry Potter Series (Books & Films):

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I grew up watching Harry Potter. The characters are my friends and family. Their pain is my pain;their triumph brings me joy. It’s fair to say that my book series is influenced by J.K. Rowling’s work.

Here’s why:

  • Likeable characters
  • Playful, good friendships
  • Magic
  • Another world existing amongst ours
  • Cool uniforms
  • A large number of characters
  • Loss and pain
  • A light beginning, with a dark end
  • Young badasses
  • Revelations and secrets

Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire Series (Books & TV series):

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In my late teenhood/early adulthood, I became obsessed with Game of Thrones. I started watching the first season right when it came out and was hooked. Then, I read the first 3 books. Sadly I’ve fallen behind on the reading, but I’m up to date on the series, of course. The thing with Game of Thrones is, you just never know what’s going to happen, for they’re not above killing off main characters. And so, George R. R. Martin became a great influence for me, too.

Here’s why:

  • Large amount of characters
  • Badass females
  • Multiple points of view, not just one main
  • Being mean to my good guys! Putting them through hell
  • A game of thrones, initially
  • Hierarchy, systems, organisations and armies
  • A war
  • Dragons!
  • Kings and Queens, Lords and Ladies – that kind of government
  • Heroine who don’t need no man!
  • Revelations and secrets

Percy Jackson (Books – NOT THOSE HORRIBLE FILMS):

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As a teen, myself and my brother read the Percy Jackson series. I fell in love with those quirky, funny, loyal teens! Rick Riordan just has a way with words that makes his characters seem like real people. They were just boys being boys without it being cheesy at all. They actually had me laughing to myself and always rooting for them in their big scary battles.

Here’s why:

  • Kids with amazing abilities
  • Cool young characters who overpower the adults
  • Gods
  • Travelling and hiding
  • Mythical and fantastical creatures
  • Cute, playful humour – I hope…

Avatar the Last Airbender (TV series):

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I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS TV SERIES! I’ve come back to it several times, as it has this magical way of making me happy. These characters are my friends. They’re so powerful and cool, and their friendship is beautiful. They’ve been on an amazing journey together and I feel privileged to have been a part of it. I also loved The Legend of Korra series made after it in the same world.

Here’s Why:

  • People with the ability to manipulate the elements – earth, water, air, fire
  • A war
  • Taking the throne from a crazed Emperor
  • Uniting unlikely people on a team for a rebellion
  • Quirky animals
  • Young badasses
  • Travel, learning, triumph

Supernatural (TV series):

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Though I haven’t watched all of it, I do like this series. It’s fun, quirky and of course filled with a multitude of supernatural creatures.

Here’s why:

  • Demons
  • Angels
  • Vampires
  • Immortals
  • Hunters
  • Brotherly bonds

Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit series (Books & Films):

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When you think fantasy, you of course must include the Lord of the Rings series. I’ve watched all of the films, and I especially liked the Hobbit films. The worlds are just so grand and great. So much goes on, and the hierarchies and civilisations are amazing. Definitely an influence for me.

Here’s why:

  • A war
  • Good vs evil
  • Young people on a quest
  • Another world with extraordinary people
  • A government/system
  • Awesome weapons
  • Creatures

OTHERS WORTH MENTIONING:

The Vampire Diaries

  • Vampires, duh
  • Vampire hunters
  • Myths and folklore around vampire lifestyles
  • A heroine

Vampire Academy

  • Vampires, duh
  • Vampires going to a Vamp school
  • Fighting
  • A heroine

Eragon

  • DRAGONS

Mortal Instruments

  • Demons
  • Young fighters
  • A heroine

So there you have it. If you’ve ever enjoyed these series, then you could also enjoy mine. No Secrets, the first in the Eternity Series will be published this month. The sequel is already out so there’s no need to wait once you’ve finished the first one! Though it seems like a love story at first, I hope my influences have proved that it’s not.

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IT MUST BE NOTED THAT I AM ABSOLUTELY NOT INFLUENCED BY TWILIGHT! EXCEPT MAYBE AS A GUIDE ON HOW NOT TO PORTRAY VAMPIRES. THANK YOU.

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~ Damsel

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