Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Top Ten Fantasy Series


Things have been kind of quiet at the blog lately - I was sick for two weeks and unable to write much. The good news is I had plenty of time to read and finished two great middle-grade series - Book of Ember and The Cronus Chronicles - plus a good teen book, Bounce. Look for reviews soon!

Meanwhile, I'm turning today's Top Ten list over to my son. Jamie is 15 years old and loves to read, especially fantasy novels. Jamie is an avid reader, and he says there are so many good fantasy series out now that it's hard to choose!

Here are Jamie's picks for Top Ten Fantasy Series for middle-grade readers and teens:
  • The Farsala Trilogy by Hilari Bell
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • The Last Apprentice by Joseph Delaney
  • Fablehaven by Brandon Mull and Brandon Dorman
  • Tunnels Books by Brian Williams and Roderick Gordon
  • The Icemark Chronicles (starting with Cry of the Icemark) by Stuart Hill
  • The Book of Time by Guillaume Prevost
  • The Books of Umber by P.W. Catanese
  • Maximum Ride series by James Patterson
  • The Ranger's Apprentice by John Flanagan
I've read The Hunger Games, The Book of Time, and Tunnels and agree with those choices wholeheartedly!

What are your favorite fantasy novels?


Sue Jackson said...

In the middle of the night last night (I didn't sleep well!), it occurred to me that The Hunger Games really isn't fantasy. I let Jamie make the list on his own, and I certainly understand his needing to include this amazing book on any Top Ten list! It's well worth reading, even if you usually prefer fantasy.


bks2plz said...

On August 20, 2009, my new YA fantasy novel, Gateway to DreamWorld was released and I invite readers to enjoy the fantasy.

Synopsis: On their way home from baseball tryouts, Brad Colby and his two sons are involved in a terrible car accident that leaves six-year-old Pete in a coma. When Pete awakens, the family is crushed to learn that he is paralyzed.

Meanwhile, Pete’s eight-year-old brother, Jason, has been having powerful dreams that lead him to a mysterious realm known as DreamWorld. Jason discovers that all of his desires can come true in DreamWorld, but the time is fast approaching when he will have to choose between his two worlds.

And when more devastating news strikes at the heart of the Colby family, Jason and Pete set out on a desperate attempt to find the Gateway to DreamWorld and save their family. With time running out on their dangerous path, will Jason and Pete’s fear of the Unknown keep them from reaching the paradise of their dreams?

It is listed at Amazon.com or Barnes&Nobles.com at a discounted price.

Andrea said...

I mentioned your blog today for the BBAW Book Discovery post if you'd like to check it out.

Andrea said...

I guess I could give you the link.

Leslie said...

i loved the hunger games! =) but i also love vampire academy by richelle mead best series evar!