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Old 10-21-2012, 08:21 PM
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I am looking to start a new series. I like in-depth ones so I can get *really* into them.

Some of the ones I like (names of the first book, not the series' name):

Eragon
Golden Compass
Hunger Games
Outlander
Harry Potter
Girl w/ the Dragon Tattoo
Twilight
Game of Thrones

Authors I read a lot of:
Nora Roberts
JD Robb
Laurell K. Hamilton
Janet Evanovich
Jodi Picoult
Kay Hooper
Karen Marie Moning

I'm feeling for another fantasy-ish series but will take any suggestions.
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:25 PM
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Daughter of the Forest (The Sevenwater's Trilogy Book 1)

That's the first book of the series and I really love it. I like a lot of the books by that author in general too.

Tamora Peirce stuff is my YA fantasy crack and always fun.

I know all these amazing books and whenever asked my mind blanks. I'll come up with some more since Fantasy is my favorite!
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:28 PM
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Ender's Game, omg favorite book series EVER.

http://www.amazon.com/Enders-Game-En.../dp/0812550706

There are 4 books in the "regular" series, and another 4 (5? 6?) in the parallel series, plus a couple random other books. SO GOOD, and I hate 99% of sci fi stuff.
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The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan. Should keep you busy for a while, lol! Seriously... it's great. The last one (14th) will be out in January too.

Otherwise two other series that are not finished yet - The Name of the Wind from Patrich Rothfuss (second one is the Wise Man's Fear, waiting for the 3rd). Really good.

And I absolutely loved The way of Kings from Brandon Sanderson (he's the person finishing the Wheel of Time series too). But it's just the first one of a series of 10 probably... he's writing the second one right now. All that's fantasy. The Mistborn series by Sanderson is really good too.

If you like space opera, anything by Peter F.Hamilton too. Loved the series that started with Pandora Star (it's 5 books total... I think? First series is 2 then the second is 2 or 3). Another great one (6 books) starts with the Reality Disfunction.
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Ilona Andrews, both the Kate Daniels series, and the Edge series.
Kelley Armstrong has a fun fantasy series..
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Ilona Andrews, both the Kate Daniels series, and the Edge series.
Kelley Armstrong has a fun fantasy series..
with the books listed, I would second these for sure!! Some of my favorites. Also will add

Keri Arthur

Yasmine Galenorn

Kim Harrison

Kevin Hearne (a bit different style, more masculine is the best I can describe but still a fun series though not as touching and drag you in as the others)

50 shades - you either love it or hate it If you read Laurell K I think you may be able to get into this and see what I found as a beautiful story getting into deep issues

Stacia Kane- Unholy Ghosts. This is one I just recently found and really liked. Characters really drew me in.

ETA: Kelley Armstrong actually has three of my favorite series. The Otherworld just finished with book thirteen. She also has two YA trilogies that I love
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I think you might like Divergent by Veronica Roth http://www.amazon.com/Divergent-Book...ords=divergent

I read it after I read The Hunger Games trilogy because I was into the whole dystopian thing. But I really liked it, and I really loved the second book (Insurgent) as well. But for the record I had to get about halfway through the first book before I was really sucked in.
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Neil Gaiman's work if you haven't although it's not a series. He uses a lot of the same motifs in his work. For any sci-fi/fantasy fan, I think he's a must read.

Dune is good although I really wasn't fond of the books past the first two. But the first two are really good.

Lord of the Rings is always a good one. I know a lot of people get stuck on the writing style though.

Ender's Game is good.

I know I have a lot more sci-fi/fantasy but my mind is blanking.

I've read a couple of Martha Well's books and liked them a lot.
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Neil Gaiman's work if you haven't although it's not a series. He uses a lot of the same motifs in his work. For any sci-fi/fantasy fan, I think he's a must read.
And you should definitely start with American Gods. There aren't words to describe how fantastic that book is.
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A bit late in this thread, but you should totally try Kushiel's Legacy by Jacqueline Carey!! The first book is Kushiel's Dart. Amazing, amazing series, now tied with Outlander for my all-time favourite...
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