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Specifically fantasy books??? (but if you have a favourite that is just a banger, then don't hesitate to talk about it!! I've enjoyed romance, comedy, sci-fi, and wouldn't be surprised to find stuff enjoyable in genres I usually would avoid)
((I'm a wuss tho, so horror is normally not my cup of tea.... yeah I know, with all them monsters I'm drawing that might be a surprise))

Some recent big time joys were 'Name of the Wind' by Patrick Rothfuss, (book one in a yet-to-be-finished-trilogy I believe)
and 'The Lies of Locke Lamora' by Scott Lynch (the fantasy aspect is very sneaky in this one,, you think its a story set in a world similar to ours, simply with different cultures, until it casually mentions alchemy lamps and "oh yeah there is that guild of mages who are a bunch of assholes and kill any outsiders who attempt to learn magic")
These were both books that made me binge-read until 3 a.m during school days

I like me some big time elaborate epic commitments like the 'Wheel of Time' series, which is like, I think, 14 thick books long? (still havent finished it tho)

I also check out anything with dragons in it, like the 'Temeraire' books (another series I've put on hold, whoops)

--Please dont hesitate to geek out!! I'm feeling a big need to read new book stuff!--

(Edit: what my tab-bar currently looks like: )
Dembooks by Remarin
=keep 'em coming boys&gals,, there's been quite a few that Ima be reading
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bironicheroine Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018  Professional Artist
Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier is excellent.
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Remarin Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018  Student
I'll check it out!! Thanks for the recommendation c:
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BluejaySymphony Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Warrior cats? I(and plenty of other people) find it pretty interesting, it's actually one of my favorite book series. Sure, it does have a few mistakes here and there, but they're still really awesome books. I also don't know if any has mentioned them, or if you read them or something, but idc! Anyways, to sum it all up, Warriors is about four groups of feral cats called clans; ThunderClan, RiverClan, ShadowClan, and WindClan. They all live under the guidance of their ancestors, StarClan, and the Warrior Code and stuff(basically the rules they have to follow that were made up a LONG time ago). They go through a lot of heartbreak, happiness, tragedy, triumph, etc.  This series is labeled fantasy, though it does have some romance and comedy and other snippets of different genres. This series also has a LOT of books. They have approximately six different main arcs(usually with six books in each), along with a few Novellas and Super Editions that are basically just extra stories that are optional to read. In case you're interested, the very first book that the Erins (as they are called since there is a group of people working on these that call themselves Erin Hunter) made is called "Into the Wild," on the first arc "The Prophecies begin." Okay, I'm too tired to explain anymore, you can look this series up if you're interested and want more info. Goodnight!
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LayaDraco Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I recomend you His Dark Materials. You know the movie called "The Golden Compass"? well, these are the books, if the movie impressed you, this will do more. And if you didn't saw the movie, better.
It's a story of three books, they're not so long. It's a a fantasy that apears childish sometimes ...but then slaps you in the face with crude reality and the changes in the character's lives. If you like science fiction, fantasy, and the representation of a crude world, almost real if it wasn't for the fantastic elements (the character's lives are hard), then this is the best you can find. It also has a some philosophical moments that are unforgetable, and a lot of adventure, amazing creatures and landscapes
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Lif0rneir0a Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I love Shadowhunters (I kind of forgot the names of the books but I think its something like that, and called City of bones, etc.) I dont really know if you would enjoy it and Im not sure about what ages it is for
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AucardWolf Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A book series that is one of my favorites is Unwind. These books aren't as much on the fantasy side as much as possible future. I understand that you mainly looking for books that are fantasy, but I hope you look into this book series. For me personally it is my favorite. :) Sorry I don't have any suggestions on exactly what you are looking for though. I've come to realize that with books you really can't go wrong. ;D Well for me at least. 

Sorry for commenting a bit late lol.
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PAHamster Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2017
Probably too late but you might want to check out Robin Hobb? She got a unique take on fantasy with her Farseer trilogy with about 14 more books to read after that. IF not more. But each series after Farseer can be read at your own volition since they all end their story rather good without you needing to read onwards unless you want too.
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Takkaia Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
codex Alera by Jim Butcher
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Mar-ble Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2017  Student Digital Artist
My favourite book series has to be the Rain Wild Chronicles by Robin Hobb.  I'd recommend it a hundred times over to anyone; it's great!  (I've not yet had a chance to read any of her other works, but I've heard that their other books are just as good!)  There are four books of pretty good length, with a large cast of characters and a really neat setting!  (And dragons, of course.)

I would also recommend the Black/White/Silver Griffin books by Mercedes Lackey!  I'm still working on the last two, but the first was really good.
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Respectful-Wishes Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I know you don't take nicely to the horror genre (I completely get where you're coming from), but the Zom-B Chronicles by Darren Shan is actually one of my favourites. It had a pretty even blend of comedy to horror, and the MC is a precious cinnamon roll once you get past the first chapters.
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Kagster301 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My favourite fantasy book of all time would probably be the one called "Poison" by Chris Wooding. It has an incredible plot line, an "anti-fairy tale", copious amounts of well written fourth wall breaking; moralic questions, learning how to grow up in a world that's all against you, and learning the values of family and those close to you. God I could just gush about it for days. <3

Another favourite fantasy book I have is about a young woman seeing a spirit of a dead boy, and learning how to control magic after being found by a ruler or king of some sort. I've been trying for so long to find it again, as it was my favourite as a kid, but I can never remember the name. If I ever find it, I'll let you know!!

And finally, "Princess Academy" by Shannon Hale. Another story about growing up (a trend I see now, haha!), learning that, despite competition, it's important to help out others as much as you help yourself; slight romance, growing past your weaknesses, and how to communicate with others through a different kind of "speech".
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swidfish Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2017
I'd totally recommend A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab. It's about a magician that travels through three different alternate worlds that all share a different London. 
The Librarian Gladiator series is also really well written. That one has to do with a town that has a gladiator fight to see who will be sacrificed to the creatures that keep attacking them. However not all the creatures are bad, and the main character has to work with one.
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ivoryfeathers Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2017  Student Digital Artist
One of my recent favorites is the Lady Trent series, by Marie Brennan. I'd also rec The Summer Dragon by Todd Lockwood (which... his art is BANGIN too) as well as The Dragon's Round by Stephen S. Power. I'm also currently working on the Age of Fire series by E.E Knight. All of these are about dragons, and all are really cool titles to get invested in. :0 !!
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nekonotaishou Featured By Owner Edited Aug 7, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson. Awesome characters, amazing magic systems, and unbelievable prophecies.

The Old Kingdom series by Garth Nix. Necromancers that use bells to put the risen undead to rest :thumbsup:
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NeonCircuitry Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017
Cant recommend any of the books in Brian Jacques series "Redwall". Order doesn't matter for the series; each book focus on different characters but takes place in the same world. If you haven't checked out Eragon by Christopher Paolini I remember that being a fav when I was younger. 
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Saint-Sputnik Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017  Student Filmographer
The Quickening Trilogy by Fiona Mcintosh is one of my very faves!
It's high fantasy with really rich characters and an interesting system of magic.
I picked up the first book, Myrren's Gift, in a yard sale on a whim and it sucked me in by the first few pages. I love Mcintosh's writing style! Highly recommend.
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NihilZero Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
artemis fowl, warrior cats (idk if they can be count as fantasy)
idk what else? xd
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howlingghostwolf Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017
"Dust City" by Robert Paul Weston is very good and an interesting twist on fairy tales in a dark, gritty, modern sense.
"Toby Alone" and "Toby and the Secret of the Tree" by Timothee de Fombelle are awesome. Two of my favorites but they aren't easy to find at least not where I live.
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canineCarriwitchet Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
The darkest minds,,,,
its soooooo goooooood, I read the whole series in like a week haha
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Hollowartwork Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Eragon series is really big, but SOOOOOOOO good!!!! My favorite fantasy genre book EVER!
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Remarin Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017  Student
Ooh don't you worry, I've read the whole series, with the first one being my favourite (reread that one a handful of times)
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Hollowartwork Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, I just finished the last book a week ago. Its such a great series and I would have to say that Brisingr was my favorite. (Also I really love your art and how amazing you are. You are my favorite artists out of all the ones I've seen and are truely inspiring!! <3)
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Hollowartwork Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its by Christopher Paolini
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BelovedBeast Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I'll ask my fiance, he is a big book worm, me not so much. (he's away at military drill right now so some time soon i'll hear back)
I really liked nightwing, sunwing, and firewing. Ann mccaffrey books are good especially the dragon song series. those I read years ago so may be under age range lol
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Dreamsverse Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 The Fablehaven series <3  I adore them so much ; A ;
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MetaphysicalMonsters Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
The Reckoners trilogy by Brandon Sanderson is one of my favorite sci-fi series (Steelheart, Firefight, Calamity)
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Stephaniedz Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I always enjoy the Warriors series by Erin Hunt, and the Levin Thumps books were a fun read. I did last read them when I was a lot younger though, so I'm not sure how well they would hold up.
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AlydaBookworm Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd recommend anything written by Brandon Sanderson- (especially his Mistborn Trilogy or the Stormlight Archive). I'm so spoiled because of Sanderson's stuff and haven't been able to find anything that's even half as good yet! :D

The Stormlight Archive is the best series I've ever come across. It's going to be a ten book epic fantasy series, each book about 1000 pages.

The Mistborn Trilogy has something for everyone, I think. Like the Stormlight Archive, it has: Good romance (but never mushy), awesome and realistic characters, cool worldbuilding, and one of the most interesting and original magic systems I've seen.

If you don't feel like going straight into a ten book series like the Way of Kings, the Emperor's Soul is a quick, interesting novella which is a good example of Sanderson's writing.

I also like the Inheritance Cycle, four fantasy books by Christopher Paolini which are pretty entertaining.

The Throne of Glass is another fantasy series I'm reading atm that has more romance than I'd like, but the later books of the series only get better and better compared to the first. The magic system and worldbuilding aren't too original or unique, but it's entertaining.
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Lairai Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Chasing Embers (by James Bennett) is a really nice book I'm currently reading, if you enjoy fantasy (dragons, namely) mixed into the modern world. I would definitely recommend it :) If you like dragons, DragonRealm is a great series, too.
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Fairutale Featured By Owner Edited Aug 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Neil Gaiman has always some good books, Neverwhere is my ultimate fave but Stardust and American Gods (and coraline of course) are quite good as well...
Then, if you're okay with kids/teen books, The Uncommoners by Jennifer Bell was a positive surprise (if something similar as Harry Potter is for you) The book had some downsides but I enjoyed it.
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deidaraart5 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Dreameater and Grim Child by Em Bee are both absolutely superb ok 10/10 def recommend 
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ghost-law Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2017
perhaps the Tiger's curse series by Colleen Houck?
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soulsteeler66 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2017
The Young Elites series by Marie Lu of one of my favs its so good
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tarter-sauc Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2017  Student General Artist
the dragon jouster's is a swell series, it's egypt-based'n a pretty good read along with the dragon weather series too aaa
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SilveryStormWing Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Commonwealth, Dreaming void, and Abyss Beyond dreams Series by Peter F. Hamilton 
Harry Potter
Anything by Rick Riordan, Brandon Mull, and that's all I can think of rn
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Whisperspirit Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2017   Digital Artist
Dragon Champion series by E E Knight. Beautifully written series of a dragon's life from birth and on.
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EmoanimekidAJ Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2017  Student Digital Artist
You should Read the Maximum Ride Series by James Patterson. I highly recommend it <3 lots of action and good details that keep you interested.
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canineCarriwitchet Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
I second this! :)
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Nebulous-Alice Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2017  Hobbyist
Okay idk why I feel like mentioning Dante's Inferno but my mind's telling me to do that

if you're not into horror tho probably best to avoid. It scared the crap out of me. 
Butttt c'mon, old time Italian religious philosophy 
the circles of hell
its really interesting but also scared my at-the-time atheist ass into a God fearing terrified mess for a while 
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TheGoldenChicken Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I don't know how you feel about YA; but I would highly recommend His Dark Materials- the first book (or part of it) was made into the Golden Compass. there's three main books (with a 4th coming out this year as a pre-sequel), The Golden Compass, the Subtle Knife and the Amber Spyglass. There's also supplementals; Lyra's Oxford and Once Upon a Time in the North
I wouldn't say it's high fantasy; but there's defiantly an air of fantasy amidst a steampunk world (talking bears, Daemons, Witches etc)
Despite it being a YA series, it delves deep into touchy subjects such as death and the reason we don't have a sequel on the big screen: religion.


It follows a young girl named Lyra and her daemon: Pantelimon on an adventure. Daemons are people's souls personified into animals, child's daemons don't settle into one form, so they might be a moth one minute and a rat the next, but adult's don't change at all. I'm just going to say that, as saying anymore would spoil the other books.
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TheGrassfox Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
Holy shit you need to read the series 'were world' by Curtis jobling!! There's like no fandom for it but I've forced friends and family to read the series and they all end up loving it and we all fangirl over it holy crap its the best shit ever go fucking read it
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ASliceofTranquility Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol I wanted to recommend "Name of The WInd" but you already got that xD

The Drow-Saga is really cool too! With Drizzt Do'Urden!
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Kalimdar Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd personally recommend the book series Dragonriders of Pern
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NutmegPirate Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Brent Weeks' series! Both of 'em: Night Angel trilogy and Lightbringer series. Hands down best fantasy I've ever read.
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loverofmythology Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
hellboy universe comics are really good. like they can be suspenseful, but they're not 'scary' to me (and i get freaked out at stuff lol).

and i haven't read them in years, but 'the last book in the universe' and 'growing wings' were 2 of my favorites growing up. and also 'a great and terrible beauty' (there's 2 of them, i don't think there's a third), those are also excellent.
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mawbit Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dragon Master by Chris Bunch was a really enjoyable one I read when I was a kid!
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Sereida-Arts Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2017  Student General Artist
Fantasy, i guess Howls Moving Castle (got half of it read, and it's amazing, also there's a movie about it), don't know wether it fully fits into fantasy but American Gods is quite good (althought might get a bit nsfw at times if you have a problem with that sort of stuff)... can't think of others at the moment, hope it helps!
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Wolflich Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Most of the stuff I've read is cliche at this point. As far as fantasy goes I'd say Last Unicorn, Wolf Moon, and The Hobbit (moreso than LOTR for some reason) are some of those that I find the most re-readable. Also Watership Down if that counts as fantasy? I suppose broadly speaking they're united in being more personal and less on the grand side, if that appeals to you at all.
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BrambleBees Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2017
i see you've already got the Mercy Thompson series on your tab bar LOL that's the one i would've recommended xD I also see that at least a couple of people have recommended the Dresden Files, and i second (third? whatever haha) that because they were really good!

I really enjoyed the Graceling series by Kristin Cashore c: it's a three book series~ she wrote Graceling first, but Fire (the second book) is actually set before Graceling, timeline-wise o: just in a different area of the world~ and Bitterblue (the third book) is a direct sequel to Graceling~

If you like dragons, you'll like Seraphina by Rachel Hartman ouo there's also a sequel called Shadowscale! I don't know if anyone recommended that one yet or not xD the main character is a girl whose mother was a dragon, so she has patches of scales that she has to hide o: it was super good <3 i wish there were more in the series ;o; 

i'm trying to think of others, but i've had a hard time keeping my attention on books lately o: most things seem to have the same theme over and over, but with different characters :c so i've gotten kind of bored 8'D 

good luck on your book hunting! I think i might have a look through what other people are recommending and see if any of it catches my eye <3
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lemonsshark Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
a really good fantasy series that i love is ranger's apprentice! it's a fantasy medieval sort of book about these archers called rangers. they're basically the secretive police force in the kingdom. i found it to be really interesting and charming, so i'd highly recommend it!
i think you may have heard of this one as it's very popular, but a good dragon series is wings of fire. i haven't finished it yet, but i like it so far! there's these different dragon kingdoms during a war, and 5 dragons are prophesied to end it, but they decide to do it their own way.
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