Good book series equivalent to "Twilight" or "Harry Potter"????

Betsy - posted on 06/18/2009 ( 87 moms have responded )

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I just read Twlight series and loved it. I couldn't put it down. I felt the same way about the Harry Potter series when I read that. I like authors like Jody Picoult, John Grisham, and Nicholas Sparks but I don't feel like their books grab my attention as well. I have two little kids so I am starting to be picking about the books that I read so that I can really enjoy that down time. Does anyone recommend any other series that you feel is as good as Twilight or Harry Potter. I haven't read Lord of the Rings...... it's seems a little too out there for me, but maybe not. Suggestions on a good book series???

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Erin - posted on 09/08/2010

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Oh, yes I agree Sookie Stackhouse is a good book series, I read them all so far! Same with Vampire Acedemy by Richelle Mead....oh what shall become of my beloved Dimitri? Sigh... I reallly reallly like P.C. and Kristen Cast's House of Night series now, but I found it very annoying in the beginning. All these are YA stuff, but House of Night really is very high school. But the characters seem to grow with each book so I love them now.

And yes, The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare was VERY good..many twists and turns in the plot to keep you interested! I am reading the first book in the spinoff series to this now, The Clockwork Angel.

Also, there is the Hourglass Door series by Lisa Mangum, the first book is slow but worth it and the third book is coming out next year.

Then let's see..what else? Sweep Series by Cate Tiernan. 16 books in that one to keep you busy for a while! I loved that it totally transcends time and generations. Really good book series!

And also Wicked series by Nancy Holder and Debbie Vigue. Those books kept me glued for a good little while too.

I also recommend anything in general by P.C. Cast. She's one of my favorite authors and can whip up quite a tale!

Elle - posted on 08/20/2013

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I despise Vampire academy! I believe that when poetry meets intellect, Twilight, Harry Potter, Hunger games, Host, Hobbit & LOTR result. books. I'm frustrated as I've read them and simply can't find any other books as good! E.g. I loved how S Meyer could describe the characters and what they did without overkill! - "a striking feline quality to the way she held her coiled body" That's poetry. You can just picture it. As for Vampire academy and vampire diaries - not a big fan esp after the 2nd books! To be honest - hated them. I wish publishers and websites like these would give better credit to books of quality than the other nonsense they credit as "goodreads" Or maybe it's just me. If anybody feels the same way i do, please let me know if you have any good suggestions. No offense to the rest :-)

Sharon - posted on 12/09/2012

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How about 'The Crystal Channelers' by S A Rowland, she's Australian and has 6 central characters, who are all of different races, more fantasy than sci-fi and there is a love triangle. There are 3 books currently in the series, here's a link to the Amazon Kindle page: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?u...

Marlina - posted on 12/09/2012

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You should read Fallen by Lauren Kate its an awesome book. it has 4 books 1.Fallen, 2. Torment, 3.Passion, 4.Rapture. its about a girl who falls in love with a fallen angel and you should look it up you will get addicted like me and my daughter. We are also into pretty little liars and i know what your thinking but its actually not that bad and the tv show is more suspensful.

Bridgette - posted on 01/02/2012

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You should read the Hunger Games series. It's AMAZING. I'm going to have to check out some of these suggestions I've read on here as well. I'm a fan of HP and of Twilight. Hunger Games isn't "like" either of them. But it is just as good.

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Amanda - posted on 05/18/2014

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JR Ward series of The Black Dagger Brotherhood highly recommend this series if you like twilight series...

Cathy - posted on 04/01/2014

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I just finished reading the Divergent series by Veronica Roth and totally fell in love with it. I myself am looking for another book series to read.

Katherine - posted on 12/01/2013

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Another good series is Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Maragret Stohl. It is a good series and I have to finish the book because i wanted to see how it would end.

Another good series is the Sword of truth series which is about a man, who inherits a sword and is the son of an evil ruler. Terry Goodkind did a good job on this series and it was soooo gripping every book in the series.

I personally love the house of night series and can't wait to read the rest of the books to see how the series ends.

India - posted on 12/09/2012

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The Matched Trilogy is really good. It's by Ally Condie. I just finished reading that.

Sara - posted on 10/12/2012

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I know this post is a few years old... I highly recommend the series: THE SECRETS OF THE IMMORTAL NICHOLAS FLAMEL. There are 6 books in all, the final was released this past May. And there are 2 novellas, I believe is the word. They are so action packed from start to finish and are so well written, LOVED them... I also recommend anything Rick Riordan, he is an awesome author.

Amanda - posted on 10/06/2012

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You would LOVE the Sookie Stackhouse Books. There are like 10 books in the series and "True Blood" the television series on HBO is based on these books. Truly a fun read!!

Julia - posted on 09/16/2012

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I loved the Twilight series and Harry Potter as well. I also really enjoyed reading The Hunger Games trilogy. I also LOVE the "In Death" series by J.D. Robb. There are like 30 of them out right now, with two new ones each year. It's a futuristic series about a homicide detective. The books have everything: suspense, romance, mystery, etc. I can't get enough of them.

Alisha - posted on 08/01/2012

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If you liked Twilight you will love the Wolves of Mercy Falls series by Maggie Stiefvater 1. Shiver 2. Linger 3. Forever. Once i started reading i couldnt put the books down. There are parts in the story that will have you on edge, and the love story is admirable.

India - posted on 02/21/2012

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You should try The Maze Runner, The Hunger Games, Sabriel, A Great and Terrible Beauty, The Pregnancy Project is good but different than HP or Twilight, The Goddess Test, Abandoned by Meg Cabot, and Game of Thrones is good too. The Shack is also an incredible book, but also very different.

Karen - posted on 01/29/2012

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Fever series and vampire academy - you will not want to sleep. These series are highly addictive, trust me you will not be disappointed.

Karen - posted on 01/29/2012

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I'm not a Mum but I seem to like the same type of books as you, so I can tell you with the utmost confidence that you will absolutely LOVE the fever series by Karen Marie Moning. I was skeptical about it when a friend borrowed the series to me but it is so good, I almost didn't study for exams because of it. YOU MUST READ THIS SERIES! Also, Vampire Academy - I have read the series 3 times and will never get bored of reading it, it is a fantastic series I couldn't stop reading for the life of me. Please read these series, you will not be disappointed.

Michelle - posted on 12/26/2011

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Try anything by Cassandra Clare (Mortal Instruments) or anything by Christopher Pike some really good books there as well am reading stuff by Gillian Shields now and they are some really good reads as well

Lexi - posted on 12/22/2011

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My husband just read The Hunger Games and LOVED it. He's not a big reader so when something holds his attention you know it must be good. lol The Outlander series is a good romantic historical fiction (with a touch of magic thrown in) series if you don't mind the sexual/harlequin type stuff thrown in. I found that after the 5th or 6th book I started to get annoyed with the fact that every time something seems to go right, some big tragedy happens again but they were still fun to read. I was absolutely glued to them for a few months and stalked the library waiting for my copy of each next book to come in! lol I loved the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit. I don't mind that it goes a little more into the fantasy realm. The Chronicles of Narnia is my all time favorite book series. The Eragon series is really good too. They are similar fantasy type books like Lord of the Rings but really good imho. I've also enjoyed reading the Artemis Fowl books. Technically they are aimed at a younger audience, but for a light read, when I know I'm going to be interrupted by a needy toddler every few minutes, they are entertaining.

Di - posted on 11/09/2011

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I'm a huge fan of the Harry Potter & Twilight books as well! Other series that I have enjoyed (and read over and over) are the Belgariad by David Eddings, the Percy Jackson books by Rik Riodan and the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. My daughter is recommending the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Claire. Have fun!

Danielle - posted on 11/09/2011

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I also like the Percy Jackson series. I got the first book and couldn't put it down. Another one I am starting to get into is Witch and Wizard by James Patterson.

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Anne rice vampire chronicles, and the witches chronicles
Rick Riordan The percy jackson series (great to read with kids as well)

My daughter is 9 and we are reading percy jackson together and we both love the story i am just as addicted to them as her

And if you read the lord of the rings make sure you read the hobbit which is before that its an excellent read!!

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Kim Harrison's The Hallows Series. Her books have witches, vampires and pixies. Serious and funny at the same time! You will totally fall in love with Jenks :)

ElisaBethe - posted on 10/08/2011

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I agree with Eragon, and also The Hunger Games trilogy is really good.

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YES! I agree with all of those Dixie and Danielle! (I have not yet read the Marked series by PC CAST but it is on my TBR list!)

Dixie - posted on 09/18/2011

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I love everything by Tamora pierce! She aims at Girls with her strong SHEROES but my boys loved them too.

Danielle - posted on 09/18/2011

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I second the Ranger's Apprientice. They are really good books. I like Protector of the Small series by Tamera Pierce. Also her Magic Circle series. Vampire Acadamy series is good and so is the Marked series by PC cAST.

Dixie - posted on 09/08/2011

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I totally hooked into a sci-fi series this summer, 11 books but they start with "Ender's game" totally different from Twilight and HP but still had that, can't put it down, really love the characters hook.

Kim - posted on 08/09/2011

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I really enjoyed "The Girl..." series by Steig Larson. The Girl w/ the Dragon Tatoo, The Girl who Played w/ Fire and The Girl who Kicked the Hornets Nest.

Dixie - posted on 08/03/2011

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I love books, almost any kind, but Twilight was special. Did you read the Host, also by her? I also really enjoyed a trilogy by John Scalzi, it looks really sci-fi and warlike but it is also just a great story. Old Man's War

Annmarie - posted on 08/03/2011

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I'm reading The Hunger Games series now, and am totally absorbed in it. Also YA Fiction, like HP and Twilight. I also love Melissa Marr's Wicked Lovely series. Have fun!

Charlotte - posted on 07/20/2011

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I just finished A Discovery of Witches and LOVED it. It's the first book of what is supposed to be a trilogy.

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Georgia Kincaid series is really good. Also the Mercedes Thompson series by Patricia Briggs. The first one is Moon Called. I love love love this series!

Rebecca - posted on 07/16/2011

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i loved the lord of the rings series but if you're looking for something a little more modern you should check out the georgina kincaid series and the partholon series. there 2 of my favorite book series. a little magic, a little intrigue and well written characters. on the other hand (i know lots of people love it) but i hated the hunger games series.. it just never clicked for me... i wanted the main character katniss to be a lot stronger mentally instead of just physically.

Dixie - posted on 12/15/2010

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just bumping this back up. I have now read the immortal instruments trilogy that some of you recommended, City of Bones, City of ashes, city of glass. Those were great, and now there is a fourth one out that I just bought that goes back in time to earlier generations - so thanks for suggesting Cassandra Clare. Anything else? I loved Narnia too, and the new movie was fun. In fact I loved Narnia so much that it strongly influenced my own book, "Duffy Barkley is Not a Dog." ad My biggest frustration with the movie from book thing is when they leave stuff out from the book but add in stuff from their own imagination, which they do bit in "Dawn Treader" the movie.

Lucretia - posted on 10/02/2010

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I've heard of this new vampire romance series coming out next summer that's supposed to be better than twilight. find that hard to believe but checked out the website and it actually looks like it's going to be pretty good. guess I'll have to wait and read it when it comes out next aug.

the author is Paula Kennedy - the website is www.theangelsofthenight.com

MOMMYKOGGIBOO (KMRIEBESEHL) - posted on 09/10/2010

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I love your genre of books as well but I found that with really little ones that reading is pretty tough at times to absorb so I started reading James Patterson and they were awesome! He's a great writer & it's about the pace that's comfy for busy moms with baby brains! I think you should definitely read the others at some point but those you should really give your full attention to! Hope this helps! :o)

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Awesome suggestions Erin! I have been wary of checking out the House of Night series, but I might try it.

Dixie - posted on 09/02/2010

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There is a writer my husband, 16 year old and I all love. He wrote two series, and the only thing is that they are pretty violent, but his characters are wonderful. The Dresden Series is about a youg Private eye /wizard. He is funny, rude at times, the other series is more fantasy and starts with the Furies of the Calderon. His name is Jim Butcher.


I also wrote a book that is a bit Narnian, but an original story. I love Young adult books the most too, and I think you might like it
https://www.createspace.com/3450238

also if you hven't read all the Wrinkle in time books by Mdelaine Lengle. Wonderful

Tiffany - posted on 08/31/2010

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You may also like the series of Inkheart and Inkdeath Ive read the first book and have seen the movie I want to read the second I think they are fablously written

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I am reading the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead and it is awesome! A really good book series!

Paula - posted on 08/27/2010

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check out www.theangelsofthenight.com for a new paranormal romance book series to be released next suumer

MarLee - posted on 08/25/2009

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The Sookie Stackhouse series is very good book series, but definitely not for kids!

Lucy - posted on 08/13/2009

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I have loved CS Lewis since I was a little kid. I have secretly always wanted to escape to Narnia. lol I read My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult a few weeks ago. The story was pretty good, but I didnt really like her style of writing. I did cry at the end but I think I only did because I know the pain of losing a loved one. And the last chapter is quite emotional.

Angela - posted on 08/07/2009

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Right after I read the Twilight series I read the Highlander series from Karen Marie Moning and fell in love with her writing. The first is Into the Highland Mist and it is awesome. These are def. books that will make you feel like you had Mommy time. Because they are for grown ups. Once you start reading her books you can't stop, its a very good book series. Enjoy!!

Kim - posted on 08/06/2009

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Some good suggestions here. I am excited to check some of them out myself.



I am like you and was hooked into both HP and Twilight Series, I don't think it was really for the vampires or magic elements, but just because they are great stories. Some have already suggested it, but The Host (also by Stephanie Myer) was a slower start, but just as captivating once you get into it. Another one that I liked is called Graceling by Kristin Cashore. I love all of the Tolkien books, Jane Austen books, and also loved the C.S. Lewis series ( I know they are childrens books, but I LOVED the stories).

Tracy - posted on 07/31/2009

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After reading Twilight I got started on the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris. After those I found the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs and her Alpah and Omega series. Then try the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. All great reads. If you liked Harry Potter also try the Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull. It's geared towards children but great for adults as well.

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I am reading the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead and it is awesome! A really good book series!

MarLee - posted on 08/25/2009

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The Sookie Stackhouse series is very good book series, but definitely not for kids!

Angela - posted on 08/07/2009

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Right after I read the Twilight series I read the Highlander series from Karen Marie Moning and fell in love with her writing. The first is Into the Highland Mist and it is awesome. These are def. books that will make you feel like you had Mommy time. Because they are for grown ups. Once you start reading her books you can't stop, its a very good book series. Enjoy!!

Kendall - posted on 07/29/2009

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I am completely the same way. I was on my facebook page and found an application called visual library, or something like that, and found a series called City of Bones. I read the first 28 pages in no time! Through facebook I am able to read this book for free, and I belive there are at least two others in the series. Stephanie Meyer, herself said that she loved this series!! I was sold! Hope this helps- If youv'e heard of any good book series' I'd like to know too!

Kendall

Amanda - posted on 07/28/2009

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I also suggest Vampire Academy. It's a great book series. I couldn't put it down and cannot wait for the 4th. I read the House of Night series and didn't enjoy it as much. It was okay, but the teenage talk in it was a bit much for me at times and I would roll my eyes. I still read all 5 in the series and over all I would say they are okay. It was quick reading for me and over all enjoyable.

Rachel - posted on 07/25/2009

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I agree with Stephanie, the Mortal Instruments trilogy by Cassandra Clare is really good book series. It has the Twilight/HP vibe as it is has vampires, werewolves, fairies, wizards. Also, I am reading the Vampire Academy series...#4 comes out in August! I was introduced to VA by my 15 year old cousin, and was very skeptical. After reading the first one, I read the others within two weeks or so. They are great! If you love Jodi Picoult, I recommend reading Sarah Dessen. She writes like Jodi, but her topics are not as intense, which makes it easier to read her books. I love JP too, but sometimes I have to stop and question what I would do in the situations. Her books are very deep. I love The Pact. It was heartbreakingly wonderful!

Betsy - posted on 07/08/2009

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Thanks so much for all the recommendations. I just finished the first Sookie Stackhouse series book and although it didn't capture my heart like Twilight did, it was still very enjoyable. I think I will like them more the more that I read. A guy in a bookstore also recommended the Dresdend Files.. anyone read those? are those a good book series?

Stephanie - posted on 07/07/2009

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The Mortal Instruments Series by Carrissa Clare is a very good book series.

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I have gotten so many good suggestions for books that my library hold list is almost maxed out!



The Sookie Stackhouse series is a very good book series! I just recently finished the 6th book in the series and am taking a short break to read the 2nd Outlander book, Dragonfly in Amber.

Laura - posted on 06/20/2009

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As i just posted on the Outlander' post - you could try the "Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris .... It is fantastic and a really good book series -mostly if you like the vampires... I highly suggest that series to anyone who liked the Twilight' series...



Enjoy - Laura

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