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Need book suggestions.

I'm currently finishing up "Fall of Hyperion" by Dan Simmons. Good books, but I don't think I'm going to go on to Endymion and the others. A bit too complex for my brain to handle at the moment.

I've decided I may go more into urban fantasy, since the only examples of urban fantasy I've read are the October Daye books by Seanan McGuire and the Harry Dresden books by Jim Butcher, both of which are great series. So I need suggestions for good urban fantasy.

I'm also looking for suggestions in YA fantasy or scifi. I also like YA conventional fiction as well. YA authors I like: J. K. Rowling, Philip Pullman, Monica Hughes, Gary Paulsen, and Maureen Johnson. There may be others, but if so, I forget offhand.

I also liked "Mockingbird" by Kathryn Erskine and "Thirteen Reasons Why" by Jay Asher.

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Nov. 21st, 2011 02:42 am (UTC)
I've enjoyed all of the books I've read by Rick Riordan. He wrote The Lightning Thief that was made into a movie a year or so back (didn't care for the movie, but I did like the book). I also enjoyed The Maze of Bones, though I haven't read the other two books in that series yet.

I'm also fond of Kim Harrison's Hollows urban fantasy series, the first book of which is Dead Witch Walking. It was one of the free books offered for my nook. I probably would not have read it otherwise.

Both of these series started being written a while ago, so there is a better than good chance you can borrow them from the library.
Nov. 21st, 2011 03:24 am (UTC)
I asume you've read neverwhere
(and Molly might like Coriline )
Nov. 21st, 2011 03:38 am (UTC)
No, never read Neverwhere. I think we read Coraline, though.
Nov. 21st, 2011 03:40 am (UTC)
It's really fantastic, I highly recomend.
Nov. 21st, 2011 04:42 am (UTC)
Charles de Lint, Guy Gavriel Kay, Datlow & Windling edited a set of books retelling fairy tales in more modern setting, Estep has her elemental assassin books... for YA we would add Gareth Nix and Madeliene L'Engle just off the top of our heads
There is a collection of books on an imprint we guess it would be that retell fairy tells in more modern setting also - the name escapes us at the moment we can hunt for it if you wish
Nov. 21st, 2011 04:58 am (UTC)
I just finished reading "Black Wings" by Christina Henry. It was entertaining, but I felt it suffered from some plot holes (things which weren't explained and which didn't make sense to me).

I also just coincidentally bought "Rosemary & Rue" (October Daye book) yesterday, along with a paperback version of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" (so that I can take it to work and read at lunchtime).

YA suggestions... have you read any Patricia McKillip? Her books have a YA quality to them, although I'm not sure they are considered such.
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