Best fantasy & magic books for children according to redditors

We found 1,671 Reddit comments discussing the best fantasy & magic books for children. We ranked the 533 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

Next page

Top Reddit comments about Children's Fantasy & Magic Books:

u/kdmcentire · 68 pointsr/pics

Alas, they only gave me a handful of ARCs or I'd totally be down with that. Though if randomactsofkindness wants me to donate a couple copies, I'd happily do so. I might offer to do so anyway, but I'm scared they'd think I was tooting my own horn.

As for buying it - it can be preordered here, here, or here. I'm sure it can be picked up elsewhere but those are the easiest places to preorder.

And Thank You!

Edited to add: And yes, we're huge Star Wars/Star Trek fans over here at Casa... Us? Grar! Grew up in Texas but never took Spanish! Biting me in the rear! Argh!

u/YellowRanger · 45 pointsr/books

I am in absolute agreement. I feel like my childhood and who I am today is really driven by her works. I love the idea of a female knight.

Alanna: The First Adventure is a great place to start.

u/cebula412 · 41 pointsr/asoiaf

>The funny thing is that the Hobbit & Lord of the Rings combined were smaller than AFFC & ADWD

I had to look it up and holy shit, you're right!

LotR one volume edition has 1178 pages

Hobbit has only 300 pages

But A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons together consist of 2256 pages.

It's crazy.

u/lyrrael · 25 pointsr/Fantasy

I figured it out, I figured it out! I clicked on the 24.99 kindle edition and it took me to this:

/u/Thomniscient, the one you want is this one: That one's 9.99.

u/JuanCarlosBatman · 16 pointsr/tolkienfans

> I think this is just a necessary result of stretching a 200 page book into 3 movies that total like 8+ hours long.

Don't take it personally, but I really dislike that argument. Page count on its own is meaningless.

A paperback edition of The Hobbit clocks at 300 pages. A similarly sized paperback edition of The Silmarillion is just 365 pages long.

The Silmarillion is barely longer than The Hobbit. If you take the indexes and etymologies out, the difference is even smaller. And yet, no one ever argues that The Silmarillion should be done in a single movie because it is a 300 page book.

u/ebop · 14 pointsr/actuallesbians

Lesbian/Queer main characters:

Batwoman - She's a lesbian and her romantic relationships play a fairly important role in the series. Her villains are a bit B-list but they're enjoyable reads never the less. Some controversy over DC's decision to prohibit her "happiness" and troubles with the talented creative staff that are worth investigating beforehand but it's worth noting that these issues do not effect the trade paperbacks 1-3. Don't make my mistake and accidentally buy Batgirl comics and wonder when she's supposed to start kissing ladies.

Lumberjanes - The trade paperback is supposed to come out some time next year but individual issues are currently being published. All ages comic that portrays a scout type group at a summer camp full of monsters. I'm not personally reading it but I've heard nothing but good things.

Funhome - A proper "graphic novel." An unbelievably intelligent and nuanced perspective on gender and sexuality. Bechdel compares her coming out process against her late father's closeted homosexuality to draw an intimate but calculated portrait of American sexuality and family.

Lesbian/Queer minor characters:

Saga - Holy shit, I can't recommend this enough. So utterly fantastic that words fail me. I buy this for everyone I know who's even faintly interested in comics.

The Walking Dead - The queer characters don't show up for a long while but this is the series the very popular TV show is based on. It's a little "Drama-y" for me but my girlfriend's dad gobbles them up like there's no tomorrow.

Not queer but awesome:

Chew - A world where poultry is outlawed and people have superpowers only related to food. My mom called it "kind of weird" which it is. I can't get enough.

Revival - The dead come to life but they're mostly just cranky, okay, sometimes murderous, but not that often. Strong female protagonists.

u/BlaiseCorvin · 14 pointsr/litrpg

Hi All!

I’m really excited to tell you about a new story that just went live! This was my first collab, and I really enjoyed working with Outspan Foster.

First Song, Book One, is the first book of the Anthem of Infinity series. This is a completely new series in a different universe than any other book I've published.

The story is about Noah, a young man who has survived in post-apocalypse America, who is kind of a terrible person and knows it.

He hates himself, and he kind of should. But everything changes when he finds a mysterious orb and meets someone who teaches him to be a decent person again.

More importantly, he may get a crazy second chance at life, and to be a better human being.

First Song is like a cross between The Postman, Hot Tub Time Machine, Hunger Games, and Ender’s Game...but with a twist!

This story is definitely RPG GameLit/LitRPG. I really think you all are going to enjoy it, but either way, please leave a review : )

The links are here:






u/Chaps1 · 12 pointsr/todayilearned

If anyone cares, this is the cover art of a book called The Corgi Chronicles. Don't ask why I know this.

u/potterarchy · 12 pointsr/harrypotter

Sure do (among other languages). Bought it while we lived in Germany, though - it was actually the first of that collection! Amazon's another good place to buy it, if you're not physically in Germany - here's the link (they have an audio version, too).

u/InquisitorCOC · 11 pointsr/HPfanfiction

I would say a mediocre fanfiction Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is exactly about this topic.

u/InFearn0 · 11 pointsr/ProgressionFantasy

You must have a super strict definition of what you consider "progression fantasy" (vs I guess other fantasy that doesn't have strict RPG quantification).

Some other series that I consider progression fantasy and I enjoyed:

  • Into the Labyrinth by John Bierce (two sequels are out, although these books tends to be on the shorter side). Like, this book is shockingly short. If I hadn't checked the length after, I would have sworn this was at least twice its 178 pages (which is probably good if the author is crazy like me and considers crazy stretch goals like "adapt this into a feature length film").

  • Sufficiently Advanced Magic by Andrew Rowe is a very western magic school progression series.

  • The Fire Within by DK Holmberg is about a good friend that accidentally passes the test to get into magic school, then has to work his ass off to not get kicked out and forced to serve the school as a janitor. (6 books in this series right now)

  • Hollow Core by Gage Lee is basically Wuxia/Xianxia High School (sequel comes out October 29th)

  • Azyl Academy by Chris Vines is another Wuxia/Xianxia High School (sequel comes out November 8th) -- This book has two main weaknesses, the first is the author has way too much meta internal monologue that I think he uses as a "lampshading" trope to justify that a person positioned by a god has a lot of inherent talent (I mean, he already justified it by having a literal god intervene). The other is the lack of a coherent goal (MC just wants to "git gud" because a god told him he would be the difference between a good and bad outcome). But this series is admittedly aimed at "grade level: 5-12" (which seems like a big range to me).

    To me "normal" length book is 300-350 pages.

    > why aren't established fantasy authors rushing to deliver?

    New niche (niche-ier?) genre labels appear all the time, so there are probably a ton of fantasy stories out there that have that "progression" aspect to it that you are overlooking.

    Seriously, just climb down through Amazon's category labels to the bottom of fantasy limb and read there.

    The difference between "fantasy" and "progression fantasy" is how much the author details the main character(s) montages.
u/gnomemania · 10 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

Looks like I'll have something to read come November 15 :) Also, cute author pic!

(psst.. someone explain to me how there can be a used copy of this book for sale when it's released in three weeks?)

u/ASIC_SP · 9 pointsr/ProgressionFantasy

Welcome :)

It is usual to add a link to the book or your website so that it is easier for readers to find it. I searched and I hope this is the one you mentioned in the post:

u/monotoonz · 8 pointsr/StarWars

Check out the Star Wars ABC book

I got it for my daughter and she loves it. She knows almost every character in the book now.

u/StarOriole · 8 pointsr/bestof

287 pages for mine (1984 paperback), 320 pages for a 2007 hardcover, 300 pages for a 2012 paperback...

I'm sure there are editions under 200 pages, but it looks like a completely normal fantasy novel on my shelf.

u/flakingnapstich · 8 pointsr/raisedbynarcissists

Lumberjacks and Lumberjanes also have multiple articles of clothing that are identical. There's only so many varieties of red flannel.

It could also mean you're a ninja.

u/CorruptedEvil · 8 pointsr/comicbooks

I'd recommend Lumberjanes, Bee and Puppycat and Gotham Academy

They did another Fiona and Cake miniseries recently called Card Wars, but it hasn't been collected yet.

u/JohntheShrubber · 8 pointsr/pics

For the lazy.

>Wendy has the ability to see souls that have not moved on—but she does not seek them out. They seek her. They yearn for her . . . or what she can do for them. Without Wendy's powers, the Lost, the souls that have died unnaturally young, are doomed to wander in the never forever, and Wendy knows she is the only one who can set them free by sending them into the light.
Each soul costs Wendy, delivering too many souls would be deadly, and yet she is driven to patrol, dropping everyone in her life but her best friend, Eddie—who wants to be more than friends—until she meets Piotr.

>Piotr, the first Rider and guardian of the Lost, whose memory of his decades in the never, a world that the living never see, has faded away. With his old-fashioned charms, and haunted kindness, he understands Wendy in ways no one living ever could, yet Wendy is hiding that she can do more than exist in the never. Wendy is falling for a boy who she may have to send into the light.

>But there are darker forces looking for the Lost. Trying to regain the youth and power that the Lost possess, the dark ones feed on the Lost and only Wendy and Piotr can save them—but at what cost?

u/ThatFuckingBannana · 7 pointsr/anime
u/Rachel_Kowert · 7 pointsr/science

It is always best to approach any kind of activity with a “moderation” mind set, including video games. If you are concerned that your child is spending too many hours sat in front of a screen playing video games during their free time, you could try to find some inspiration from the games that they play for other kinds of activities. For example, if they like playing sports games maybe they would like to join a team sport? Or attend a live sporting event? If your children like fantasy games, maybe they would like to work on a costume for Halloween next year inspired by their favorite character? Or perhaps they could be enticed to delve in to some fantasy novels such as The Hobbit or A Song of Ice and Fire?

u/suddenbutinevitable · 7 pointsr/booksuggestions

I loved Anne of Green Gables at that age. And it depends on her reading level, but most of this list would be a bit beyond the average nine-year-old. Then again, kids who like to read will devour just about anything; I struggled through LotR when I was in fifth grade, something that I wouldn't voluntarily do now.

Some other fun, easy reads for girls are the Tamora Pierce books.

u/SlothMold · 7 pointsr/booksuggestions

Tamora Pierce! She's almost the perfect age, and if you start her off on the clunkier fare (sorry, Alanna), it will only get better from there!

A Series of Unfortunate Events is also Worthy, but they're a one-time read for me: not something I return to as brain candy.

u/Toujourspurpadfoot · 7 pointsr/ShitAmericansSay

Ah, but this one isn’t limited to the anglosphere! I’ve got copies in French and Spanish, and if you prefer not to read them in English, here’s Polish and German

Edit: the one who said they hadn’t read it is from the anglosphere- Canadian.

u/jimmythefrenchfry · 6 pointsr/booksuggestions

The Hobbit in graphic novel form is really amazing, and readable at all ages. Graphic novels generally might be a great option. Also manga books might be good.

Some links:

Wrinkle in time graphic novel:
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel

The Hobbit
The Hobbit (Graphic Novel) with a subtitle of An illustrated edition of the fantasy classic

Blankets (more for young adults, very good though):

Good list:

The Watchmen, imho, is one of the greatest books ever written, but’s more action-y/comic book esque . Some girls may like it.

u/RhinoBarbarian · 6 pointsr/fairiesridingcorgis

I just found said book. Amazon link for those interested. I also shared the link as a post before I saw this share.

u/Freudian_Superego · 6 pointsr/corgi
u/Tigertemprr · 6 pointsr/Marvel

Marvel comics:

u/rogueman999 · 5 pointsr/HPMOR

Oh, you're in for a treat. I'm not sure where you can get them these days, if they've been completely translated yet or not (I've read bootleg translations, pretty good), but I'd recommend these two:

The Monogatari series - just an awesome mix of action, silly, sexy and surreal:

Haruhi Suzumiya - starts as light fun, ends up as hard SF. I think the best time-travel sf series I've read, among other things.

u/daffodilhill · 5 pointsr/books

The Forgotten Door, a kids' book about an alien boy falling through a doorway and landing on Earth. It's actually really well-written and the librarian at my elementary school read it out loud to my class when I was in 3rd or 4th grade.

u/ZavonSAD · 5 pointsr/litrpg

I really enjoyed this book:

The character finds himself in his own body, which was a neat spin.

u/MachineGunTeacher · 4 pointsr/booksuggestions

The Looking Glass Wars. An awesome retelling of the Alice In Wonderland story. My two boys loved them.

You also might want to lay down a rule. For every hour of reading, he gets one hour of electronics. Worked for my kids.

u/greenwizard88 · 4 pointsr/books

I loved to read. I started reading the BoxCar Children on the bus every day. Then I found the Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, and some other obscure mystery books in the basement of the same caliber (e.g. bad). I kept reading everything I could find, until Highschool.

I too went to a "demanding" school. I stopped reading for fun, and would occasionally skip books for english class, too. Luckily, only one of my teachers in 4 years was a very pro-feminist (she was actually bi) , and then off to college... I pretty much stopped reading entirely, but unlike you I wasn't dissuaded by feminist nazi's.

Then I got a concussion. Let me tell you about concussions: They manage to turn the most basic thing like telling time into a chore, while other more complex things like driving remain unaffected. Anyway, I got a concussion, and the mental effort to read an hour for class would send me to bed exhausted.

The best books would take me a week or more to read through, and this is without school or work to slow me down.

What I found worked for me was to find something simple that I remember liking, and I would try to get through that. My goal was to re-teach my brain how to read.

  • Pick up something on an elementary school reading level
  • Find something you remember liking (so you'll be re-reading it)
  • Try to find something short

    Your goal is to sit down and enjoy it in 1, maybe 2 settings. Find a free weekend, ask your girlfriend not to disturb you, and start reading. When I tried to start reading again, my routine included an energy drink to keep me awake and focused.

    Your goals are 3-fold:

  • Re-experience the joy of discovering a story. TV feeds the story to you, re-learn how exciting it is when you become that character
  • Make it easy: Think psychologically, you don't want to re-enforce your behavior (reading) by making it difficult, that'll never work.
  • Instant gratification. By finishing the book in 1-2 sittings, you receive instant gratification for starting to read, as opposed to starting it and waiting a month or more to receive the gratification of finishing it.

    If you can read a news article about your favorite video game, you can read, and this is probably more mental than anything else. If that's the case, remember it can take up to 3 months to break a habit because it takes 3 months for your brain to "re-arrange itself" (lets not get into neuroscience right now!). Likewise, even if you start reading now, it may take 3 months before you notice any change, because it'll take your brain that long to "re-arrange itself" to enjoy reading. So try to read a book a week, for 3 months, until you can get somewhere.

    Also, it doesn't matter if you miss a sentence, or even an entire paragraph. You're not trying to read everything, you just want to have fun!

    It's back to school season. Go into your local Barnes & Noble, and ask for someone that works in the kids department. They can recommend good books, or just see what the local schools have for required reading. Generally, there's some good books on their lists (Gary Paulsen, Louis Sachar, etc)

    Lastly, some good books I would look at reading, in order of difficulty:

  • Invitation to The Game
  • The Transall Saga
  • Hatchet
  • Holes
  • The Boxcar Children or Hardy Boys
  • Sabriel (female protagonist, but one of my favorite books of all time)
  • Enders game
u/minutestapler · 4 pointsr/Fantasy

I don't read much historical fantasy, but I have read some and some more alternate history if you are in to that. I haven't read the one you spoke of in your post, so not sure exactly what balance of history and fantasy (or time period) you are looking for. However, I will list here for you many that I have read:

The Shadow of Albion - Andre Norton and Rosemary Edghill Alternate England

Black Ships - Jo Graham This one is about Troy. some romance

His Majesty's Dragon - Naomi Novik Napoleonic War with dragons.

Daughter of the Forest - Juliet Marillier The author says it isn't historical, but it is based somewhat on history/legend. Ireland as it is being exposed to Christianity. Based on The Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale "The Wild Swans" Definitely a good bit of romance in this one.

The Wild Swans - Peg Kerr Another based on the Anderson Fairy Tale. 2 stories in one. One set in the 1800 about a curse, and the other set in the 1980s about AIDS. Not my favorite, but an interesting parallel.

Bright Sword of Ireland - Juliene Osborne-McKnight This one is more mythic and definitely has "romance". It's about Mebd's daughter. Not my personal favorite, but the ending definitely stuck with me. Also deals with interactions with Christianity

Newton's Cannon - Gregory Keyes Okay, haven't read this one yet, but I've been meaning to get around to it.

Young Adult

Sorcery and Cecilia OR The Enchanted Chocolate Pot - Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer

A Matter of Magic - Patricia C. Wrede

A Great and Terrible Beauty - Libba Bray

These above are set in London/England in 1700-1900?. They are all relatively light reading.

The Fetch - Laura Whitcomb This one is set during the Russian Revolution. Teen love.

A Certain Slant of Light - Laura Whitcomb This one is set in the present day, but one of the main characters is a ghost from the late 1800s.

There're also quite a few novels in historical fantasy romance. But most of them are definitely more on the romance side.

*edited for formatting

u/DailyGrowing · 4 pointsr/Fantasy

When I was a child, I had the worst nightmares. I was crawling out of my own bed and trying to sneak into mom and dad's bed until eight or nine years old.

It wasn't just the monsters under my bed. Those things never really scared me. What I was worried about were the demons in my mind. Whenever it was quiet and I was alone, I would start getting all sorts of thoughts, which followed me into my nightmares. I always woke up feeling unclean and vile, as if I'd killed people in another dimension. And I was worried sick that I would die in my sleep and go to hell because I had these bad thoughts. I dreamed of hell a lot.

Then at nine years old, I read A Wizard of Earthsea and learned the power of names. And suddenly there was a way for me to fight back. Suddenly, there was an entire arsenal at my disposal to combat all the strange, nameless terrors of the night, all the disgusting things that tried to convince me I was one of them. I could name them and order them out of my mind. I had power over them. I had actual fucking magic. I've loved fantasy ever since.

That's why I love that quote from G.K. Chesterton about children and dragons. “Fairy tales do not give the child his first idea of bogey. What fairy tales give the child is his first clear idea of the possible defeat of bogey. The baby has known the dragon intimately ever since he had an imagination. What the fairy tale provides for him is a St. George to kill the dragon.” (Or in the case of A Wizard of Earthsea, a Ged who'll show you how to talk to them.)

u/m741 · 4 pointsr/languagelearning

I think it depends how strict you want to be. You can describe stuff like cars as "horseless carts" or something similar. I'd look at the Latin Harry Potter as an example.

u/Oreosmooshy · 4 pointsr/Showerthoughts

At first I was going to say "Latin is a dead language; Latin Harry Potter books don't exist." but then I got curious, googled it, and realized that there actually are Latin Harry Potter books.

u/Yozora88 · 4 pointsr/languagelearning

I got curious and Googled it. My gosh, the German HP books have a little Harry Potter head with a weird look in the lower right of every book cover!

The little Harry Potter heads look so out of place they remind me of Disaster Girl. They even have similar positioning!

To be honest, those covers would kinda creep me out too if I was reading the books they're on...

u/AlexisKeane · 4 pointsr/litrpg

Carbon Cowboy: A SciFi Harem Adventure Crash Tanner 2018/9/11

Initiate (Animus Book 1) Joshua Anderle and Michael Anderle 2018/9/11

The FPS Deity: A Fantasy LitRPG Series- Book 1 Cobyboy 2018/9/12

Half-Breed Hunter: Arrival David Aries 2018/9/12

Infinite Exodus: A SciFi LitRPG (Infinite Exodus Book 1) Noah Whitaker and Remy Whitaker 2018/9/12

Live Like a God: big adventure in a tiny world Taylor Kole 2018/9/12

XXX Fantasy Online Part One: A LitRPG Harem Fantasy Adventure John Harem and David Belwick 2018/9/13

XXX Fantasy Online Part Two: A LitRPG Harem Fantasy Adventure John Harem and David Belwick 2018/9/13

The Revived: A MMORPG and LitRPG Online Adventure (Second Age of Retha Book 3) A. M. Sohma 2018/9/14

First Song, Book One (Anthem of Infinity 1) Blaise Corvin and Outspan Foster 2018/9/14

XXX Fantasy Online Part Three: A LitRPG Harem Fantasy Adventure John Harem and David Belwick 2018/9/14

XXX Fantasy Online 4: A LitRPG Harem Fantasy Adventure John Harem and David Belwick 2018/9/14

How To Tame Your Dragon I: A Litrpg Harem Adventure Kimiko Petaway 2018/9/14

Conquer: An Epic Fantasy Harem (Conquering the Kingdom Book 1) Aron Stone and Caterina Kalymniou 2018/9/15

Eburnean Passage: A LitRPG Mystery Richter Solaire 2018/9/15

Kill Code: A Gamelit Adventure Jamie Hawke and Justin Sloan 2018/9/16

XXX Fantasy Online 5: A LitRPG Harem Fantasy Adventure John Harem and David Belwick 2018/9/17

Hero's Dungeon: A Superhero Dungeon Core Novel Nick Ryder 2018/9/17

The Wang is the Hardest Part (Caverns and Creatures) Robert Bevan and Joan Reginaldo 2018/9/17

Welcome to Gorgoth (How To Avoid Death On A Daily Basis Book 7) V. Moody 2018/9/17

Vampire Hunter (Superheroes Online Book 2) Dante Steel 2018/9/18

Southern Kingdom: Evolution Online II D. L. Harrison 2018/9/18

The Great Game J. Conrad Matthews 2018/9/18

The New Magic (The Outworlders Book 2) Joseph Malik 2018/9/18

Bunker Core (Core Control Book 1) Andrew Seiple and Amelia Parris 2018/9/20

Cavern of Spirits: A LitRPG and GameLit Adventure (Stonehaven League Book 3) Carrie Summers 2018/9/20

Killdozer (Arbiter Core Book 1) Cory Gaffner 2018/9/20

Blademage Shadowstalker (Blademage Book 3) Deck Davis 2018/9/20

Enthralled: Book 4: System Ascension Prax Venter 2018/9/20

The Handsome Menace: A LitRPG Adventure (Scar Tours Book 1) S.R.R. Saint 2018/9/20

u/SinfulWun · 4 pointsr/litrpg

The following each only have one book sadly as not many books in the genre have a lot yet, some have second books coming soon.

The Game of Gods by Joshua Kern

The Great Filter by Russell Wilbinski

Advent (Red Mage) by Xander Boyce

Core Punk by Paul Bellow

First Song (Anthem of Infinity) by Blaise Corvin

This next one has three books but it also has a lot of sex, the story is good if you can get past that or enjoy that sort of thing.

Apocalypse Gates by Daniel Schinhofen

This next one is post-apocalyptic but the world ended a long time ago, it has 2 books. I should note that the "system" aspect is new in the book, it didn't happen when the world fell.

Radioactive Evolution by Richard Hummel

Lastly an honorable mention because while you wouldn't think it's post apocalyptic from the description it absolutely is which may be a spoiler but not big one. Again those the world ended a long time ago. It has three books.

Threadbare by Andrew Seiple

Given time i could probably think of a few others but these were just the ones that came to me the quickest and ones I can say having read them are all good. I also avoided the ones you mentioned or other people have already recommended. Hope this helps!

u/eyefidelity · 3 pointsr/tipofmytongue
u/waxphan · 3 pointsr/tolkienfans

This one? This was my introduction to the hobbit, I was probably 10 or so. Agreed it might be a bit too busy for a 4 year old, but it's still great fun.

u/weezer3989 · 3 pointsr/tolkienfans

If you're getting it, there's a more recent printing here, it'll let you look inside so you can get a sense of the art style.

I can't recommend the '77 cartoon enough, manages to capture the feel of the Hobbit really well. DOes an amazing job with the songs.

u/bookchaser · 3 pointsr/childrensbooks

The Hobbit was written for children. It won the Carnegie Medal, which is for children's and young adult literature. The publisher decided to publish it after handed the manuscript to his 10-year-old son and asked him to review it.

Visit a good bookstore. There should be an illustrated version. By that I mean a book with the full text of the story, but also pictures every few pages.

There is also a graphic novel. Amazon has a couple preview pages visible.

u/Justlisten7 · 3 pointsr/Fantasy

A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray. Creepy, but amazing. It was one of the first fantasy series I read as a child.

u/ReisaD · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

A great and terrible beauty by Libba Bray

Kassidy Voinche keeps telling me I should read this. It sounds amazing!! I need a good historical fantasy in my life!!


A Victorian boarding school story, a Gothic mansion mystery, a gossipy romp about a clique of girlfriends, and a dark other-worldly fantasy--jumble them all together and you have this complicated and unusual first novel.
Sixteen-year-old Gemma has had an unconventional upbringing in India, until the day she foresees her mother's death in a black, swirling vision that turns out to be true.

Sent back to England, she is enrolled at Spence, a girls' academy with a mysterious burned-out East Wing. There Gemma is snubbed by powerful Felicity, beautiful Pippa, and even her own dumpy roommate Ann, until she blackmails herself and Ann into the treacherous clique. Gemma is distressed to find that she has been followed from India by Kartik, a beautiful young man who warns her to fight off the visions. Nevertheless, they continue, and one night she is led by a child-spirit to find a diary that reveals the secrets of a mystical Order.

The clique soon finds a way to accompany Gemma to the other-world realms of her visions "for a bit of fun" and to taste the power they will never have as Victorian wives, but they discover that the delights of the realms are overwhelmed by a menace they cannot control. Gemma is left with the knowledge that her role as the link between worlds leaves her with a mission to seek out the "others" and rebuild the Order.

A Great and Terrible Beauty is an impressive first book in what should prove to be a fascinating trilogy.


Buying a book is not about obtaining a possession, but about securing a portal.

I love that quote. Thank you for the contest, I live used book contests. :)

u/Crafty2006 · 3 pointsr/RandomKindness

So my son turns one on Dec 17 and is going to have a Star Wars themed birthday.. We are going to try and get his birthday presents seperate from his Christmas present but we will see how the money goes. It would be awesome if he could get a bunch of educational and coordination toys.. with some Star Wars ships for his birthday!! Hes also starting to walk so hed love walking stuff!

I listed a few things we were going to try and get him..

u/Ginfly · 3 pointsr/Fantasy

It depends on what you already read, but let's start you off easy:

I would take a look at some stand-alone books to get you started:

  • The Hobbit: Short and can be read as a stand-alone. It's a good mix of whimsy and darkness, which seems to be key to the genre. It's more of a story than an epic tale.

  • Stardust: I love Stardust. Neil Gaiman is a master of the beautiful and thorny nature of magic. No magic "systems" to sift through here.

  • Warbreaker: Brandon Sanderson is considered a modern master of the craft. He loves unique magic "systems," and this is no exception. He originally released this book free of charge in [PDF] format! I found it to be enjoyable, but it's still on my "to finish" list (which is too long). Highly recommended due to being FREE and a good sample of some modern fantasy.

    Slightly more involved:

    Harry Potter was mentioned - 7 books, easily accessible, builds complexity and atmosphere over the series. Highly recommended.

    Also, The Name of the Wind and The Lies of Locke Lamora have been mentioned, and I second these. I also would add The Magicians, by Lev Grossman. Each series has two books out. I don't know if The Magicians will have a third book, but the others surely will.
u/CaptRory · 3 pointsr/gaming

The Devil and Daniel Webster is short. Though if you're interested in recommendations for books that are longer that you may like check out these:

The Cinder Spires: The Aeronaut's Windlass

On Basilisk Station

The Hobbit

The Dresden Files 1, 2, 3. (The first two books of the series are the weakest, the quality jumps tremendously in Book 3 and each one is better then the last after that.)

The Lost Fleet

u/wanttoplayball · 3 pointsr/tipofmytongue
u/deathglitter · 3 pointsr/Fantasy
u/nadel69 · 3 pointsr/corgi

It's not a poster, but I bought this recently:

u/pkonink · 3 pointsr/latin

There are some modern Latin resources that you can read every day.

The first that come to mind are:

  • Ephemeris - modern news written in Latin
  • Hobbitus Ille which you can find on Amazon, but apparently this link is to a free PDF version
  • Harrius Potter et Philosiphi Lapis also on Amazon (along with other modern Latin books like Winnie Ille Pu).
  • Project Gutenburg has some classic - modern Latin books also.

    Writing in Latin could also allow you to keep up. Keeping a journal or commonplace book can be helpful in a number of ways for a person, you could keep yours entirely (or mostly) in Latin. Might also give some level of privacy if nobody around you knows Latin.
u/FaerieFreak · 2 pointsr/Fantasy

Clockwork Fairy Tales has a bunch of fairy taled retold as steampunk short stories (there is an excellent rendition of... I can't remember the name, but it's the one where the princess has to sew shirts for her 12 cursed brothers and can't talk the entire time.)

Beastly by Alex Flinn is amazing. I heard the movie wasn't that good, but the book is definitely excellent. The same author also did a sort-of spin off with the witch called Bewitching that incorporates a couple different ones like Cinderella and Little Mermaid.

Perhaps not Fairy Tale, exactly, but The Looking Glass Wars is another look at Alice in Wonderland.

The Faery Reel is a book of short stories that pull inspiration from faery tales from around the world. Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling have done a few short story compilations that pull from fantasy and fairy tales that worth looking into.

u/Mike-3D-Animator · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Frank Beddor's The Looking Glass Wars

I love this book and it is the only book I have ever read more than once (about 4 times I think). It is an alternate look at Alice in Wonderland and shows a kind of unhinged look into it and I love that! Also branches off with sequels too :D

u/mmmmmpopplers · 2 pointsr/tipofmytongue

Well in, Matched they use "the port" to print off the 100 paintings. That's the only one I can think of though.

u/Taiboss · 2 pointsr/buecher

Light Novels sind das japanische Gegenstück zu den Young Adult Romanen und an ein ähnliches Publikum gerichtet. Sie zeichnen sich durch zwei Merkmale aus: 1. sie haben Illustrationen, 1/2 (plus Cover) in Farbe, und um die 6 in Schwarz/Weiß. 2. Sie sind einfacher geschrieben, mit einfacheren Kanjis und leichterer Prosa, damit auch jüngere Japaner die Bücher ohne Probleme lesen können.

>Wo informierst du dich über Light Novels denn?

Was gerade animiert wird, ich lese selten LNs einfach nur so. Ich habe eine Art Hass-Liebe mit Light Novels, weil es zum einen sehr interessante Geschichten gibt, andererseits die meisten entweder miesgeschrieben, mies übersetzt oder beides sind. Schlimm ist es, wenn beides aufeinander trifft. Unglücklicherweise sind zudem die meisten Bücher die lizensiert werden allesamt absolut uninteressant oder "So bad, it's good" bestenfalls.

Violet Evergarden ist in dieser Hinsicht so in der Mitte. Die Serie wurde lange Zeit sehr gehypt, weil sie der erste und bisland einziger Sieger des Kyoto Animation Grand Prizes ist, und das obwohl die seit 2009 gibt. Zuvor gab es nur Honourable Mentions. Umso größer war die Entäuschung als die erste Folge der Anime-Serie rauskam. Ich habe nach ungefähr 4 Folgen begonnen das Buch zu lesen, weil zu dem Zeitpunkt nur so 2% der Anime-Serie auf der LN basierte. (Ja, die Light Novel, weil die Novelle). Insgesamt wars unterhaltsam, aber einige Aspekte fand ich einfach nur beschissen und auch als Buch wurde es der Ehre, einziger Grand Prize zu sein, nicht gerecht.

>wie kommst du dann entsprechend an das Buch?

/r/LightNovels suche "Violet Evergarden pdf/epub" Du wirst keine legale englische oder deutsche Übersetzung finden. Das ist nicht immer so, aber bei japanischen Medien trotzdem etwas womit man sich abfinden muss, es gibt nur einen Bruchteil von allem legal.

(Lizensierte) Light Novel Serien, die ich empfehlen kann: Die Haruhi Suzumiya Series (Halb-Parodie des "Oh wir sind Schüler und retten nebenbei die Welt mit Superkräften), Spice and Wolf (Mittelalterliche Romanze), The Empty Box and The Zeroth Maria (Schwer zu beschreiben, Sci-Fi mit vielen Mind Games), The Saga of Tanya the Evil (Typ nervt Gott nach seinem Tod, also lässt Gott ihn in einem Nicht!1.WK als Magierin kämfen), KonoSuba (Irrsinning komische Parodie von Japano-RPG Klischees) oder OreGaIru (Wo ein Zyniker, eine Einkönigin und eine Normale zusammen erwachsen werden) Ich sollte aufhören, sonst sitz ich hier noch den halben Tag. Sind leider alle auf Englisch, da Light Novels auf Deutsch sich auf Müll wie SAO oder Accel World beschränken, bzw. die guten Serien längst nicht mehr gedruckt werden.

u/smgreathouse · 2 pointsr/books

I found it in my university bookstore. An online search led me here. It's more of a comic than an illustrated version.

u/DarkLordMolag · 2 pointsr/lotr

Now I havent read it yet since I just recently got it but this is basically the hobbit in graphic novel form.

The artwork is nice and has a 70's feel to it.

u/rosedaughter · 2 pointsr/funkopop
u/larsonsam2 · 2 pointsr/IWantToLearn

A couple fiction books by Gary Paulsen that might interest you. The Hatchet was a particularly memorable read from my childhood.

u/_knockaround · 2 pointsr/AskWomen

I've read and loved almost all of the recommendations already here (TAMORA PIERCE). But to add some that haven't been mentioned (and trying really hard to not overload you with 20 books at once), I read and reread Robin McKinley's The Hero and the Crown and its prequel so. many. TIMES. Maybe even more than I reread Tamora Pierce. Patricia McKillip, Maria Snyder, Patricia C. Wrede (Dealing with Dragons quartet), Althea Kontis, Francesca Lia Block, Libba Bray and Susan Fletcher (Dragon Chronicles) are similar authors to check out for awesome female-driven fantasy, with varying degrees of lightheartedness. Wrede, Fletcher, Snyder and Kontis all wrote books that lean a little less epic/serious, Block writes a lot in prose that's also a very quick (but more intense) read, McKillip tends to be more wordy but beautifully so, and Bray can kind of go either way depending on the series.

For more contemporary fiction, RACHEL COHN (of "Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist"). Her Gingerbread series has content a good deal more mature than Angus, Thongs, etc., but her style is similarly irreverent and witty and really fun. Seriously, check her out. Sharon Creech's Walk Two Moons is like a much younger version of Cohn, still zingy and sweet. For a quieter modern-day read, Garret Freymann-Weyr writes realistic (more mature) young adult relationships, and introduced me to the idea of bisexuality in a sort of roundabout way.

Julia Alvarez relates stories about the Latina-American experience incredibly well, although I think the first book I read by her takes place solely in the Dominican Republic. According to my reading list, I guess young me got sick of reading about other white people, so I'll add Marjane Satrapi's hilarious graphic novel Persepolis and the more sedate Shabanu series by Suzanne Fisher Staples.

I'd also strongly second comments for Gail Carson Levine, E.L. Konigsberg, and did I mention Tamora Pierce?

(I tried to link a lot of authors to my faves from their work, but I won't be mad if you never look at any of them. Is your reading list long enough now? Also, I know you didn't ask for a ton of fantasy/historical fiction recs, but I think a lot of us defined our teenagerhood by and identified more strongly with one of those series or another.)

tl;dr my top three recs that haven't been mentioned yet are Rachel Cohn, Julia Alvarez, and that one duo by Robin McKinley.

u/SmallFruitbat · 2 pointsr/YAwriters
u/LocalAmazonBot · 2 pointsr/StarWars

Here are some links for the product in the above comment for different countries:

Amazon Smile Link: Star Wars ABC


This bot is currently in testing so let me know what you think by voting (or commenting). The thread for feature requests can be found here.

u/tribbletime · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I thought this would be pretty cool for my young padawans. MAYTHE4THBEWITHU

Also, May the 4th is free comic book day.

u/lifeisfractal · 2 pointsr/AskWomen
u/Tallyburger · 2 pointsr/ghibli

I purchased all my books on iTunes, since it was easier for me. But I can link them, and you can go from there :)
When Marnie Was There
#1 A Wizard of Earthsea
#2 The Tombs of Atuan
#3 The Farthest Shore
#4 Tehanu
#5 The Other Wind
Tales from Earthsea
Howl's Moving Castle Kindle that includes the trilogy for $2 or Howl's Moving Castle physical
Castle in the Air
House of Many Ways
And going to cheat and link the complete set of The Borrowers, since it's pretty cheap.
Honestly, if you are looking to purchase elsewhere, the authors are really all you need to make sure you are getting the correct books.

u/homeallday · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

That is awesome! I sold my whole set of the LoTR books, like these, last year when things got rough. Maybe one day I'll find a nice set to save for my kids too. My daughter LOVES to read and I want her to know what a good book is when she's a teen/adult. :P

u/KatelynnPwnz · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

The Hobbit

I am obsessed with LOTR but I read The Hobbit first, when I was pretty young, it is a great story that you will not get bored of. I love fantasy books for this reason, you get captured in the book and then that 16 hour flight will have landed before you know it!

u/jacobb11 · 2 pointsr/printSF

The earliest books I can remember are and I'm pretty sure I read stuff before that, as part of what makes those books memorable is that they were not as conventionally plotted as other books for the young.

My age was single digit, btw. Probably 8 or 9. How old were the rest of you?

u/sharer_too · 2 pointsr/booksuggestions
u/Nex_renegade · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This! I've already read all the other HP books except this one! What's you favorite part about them so far?

u/stormRed1236 · 2 pointsr/harrypotter

Google tells me that you can't. But you can always buy the script on amazon, I don't know if that's what you'd be looking for but it's something.

u/CelticMara · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

You should read Alanna: The First Adventure, by Tamora Pierce. It's YA, so it's easy to get through. It's fantasy, and she builds a great world. She writes about strong young women, often who don't fit in. If you enjoy her world, she has written several two-to-four-book series.

/u/Morthy you shall now be dubbed Dr. Morthy-o. Let's play a pill version of Tetris.

u/sarahlynngrey · 2 pointsr/booksuggestions

You have so much wonderful reading ahead of you! I am almost a tiny bit jealous. :-)

Try Tamora Pierce's novels for sure. They are all good, but her earlier books are geared more towards young readers than some of her newer ones. Personally, I would start with the [Protector of the Small] ( series. If you like it, you can go back and read the two earlier Tortall series (the Song of the Lioness series and the Wild Magic series). If you like it but find it a little juvenile, read the [Daughter of the Lioness] ( series and the [Beka Cooper] ( series instead.

For the Arthurian element, definitely consider the Mists of Avalon, which is the Arthurian myth retold from all female POVs, including Morgaine (aka Morgan Le Fay).

However, without a shadow of a doubt, my all time favorite fantasy novel with a female POV is the Deed of Paksenarrion, by Elizabeth Moon. It's actually a trilogy published as an omnibus edition and is one of my all-time favorite books. I have read it a million times and I still feel the same sense of joy when I get ready to start reading it again. Honestly, I can't really describe the impact this book has had on me, especially as a woman who loves fantasy and sci-fi. I hope you will give it a try!

*edited to add links and fix a few embarrassing typos!

u/frodotroublebaggins · 2 pointsr/booksuggestions

My coworker's wife is a psychologist and she's been recommending Exercise for mood and anxiety : proven strategies for overcoming depression and enhancing well-being by Michael Otto and Jasper A. J. Smits, Mind over mood : change how you feel by changing the way you think by Dennis Greenberger and Christine Padesky, and The happiness trap : how to stop struggling and start living by Russ Harris and Steven Hayes

Personally, my go-to comfort books are Harry Potter and any of the Tortall series' by Tamora Pierce (though if you haven't read them before, I recommend starting with Alanna)

u/sheeplesnight · 2 pointsr/suggestmeabook

Tamora Pierce has a great compilations of books if you wanna shake things up and read fantasy with a female lead. Most of her stories are usually Quartets.

I've read the Song of the Lioness series, which was about a girl who pretended to be her twin brother in order to become a knight. Of course, only boys train to be knights.

The Protector of the Small is a series that follows the generation of knights after the Song of the Lioness, which explores the world as it tries to adjust to it's new understanding of gender equity.

Amelia Atwater-Rhodes has a saga about shapeshifters that are pretty unique. It starts with Hawksong, which is set at the end of a war that spanned through generations. Each book has a different main character and some of the stories are more interesting than others (Falcondance was my personal favourite). One book even has a queer main character! wow!

u/VikeStep · 2 pointsr/funny

By the looks of it, it was made for a book cover.
The Corgi Chronicles

The artist of this artwork is a deviant art user Sandara

u/minnielibrarian · 2 pointsr/corgi

Have you read the Corgi Chronicles? The corgi in that is named Pippin. Your kids (and you!) will love it.

u/kyrie-eleison · 2 pointsr/books

I think Harrius Potter is the closest you'll get for Latin.

EDIT: There are actually a few in the "recommendations" on that page, including Winnie the Pooh.

u/TWFM · 2 pointsr/latin
u/katiedid616 · 2 pointsr/comicbooks
u/glaneuse · 2 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

Oh I have an idea! What about Lumberjanes comics? It's an awesome and adorable (and award-winning!) comic book series about woodsy girls solving weird mysteries at scout camp.

u/wolvenmistress13 · 2 pointsr/pics

There's a summary under the product description with the reviews on

u/FuckLeft · 2 pointsr/languagelearning

I don't have all of my books with me right at this moment, because some are in my college dorm.

Reading books:

u/_The_Bloody_Nine_ · 2 pointsr/litrpg
u/drdelius · 2 pointsr/litrpg

Just powered through First Song, and was pleasantly surprised. Very lite on the RPG bits, but I think that may change in later books (literally the only distributable stat point occurs in the last chapter or two). 99% of book 1 is setting up for what will hopefully be kick-butt future books, with only 2 real action scenes in the whole book (one right at the beginning, one very near the end), but it was still enjoyable.

MC is basically a bard with social skills, living a redemption arc in an attempt to set up a chance for humanity not to be completely wiped out by some very OP aliens. Great for fans of town-building/society-building.

Been keeping up with Towers of Heaven, a relatively new RR fiction that comes from the author of Desire (which is great) and Zombie Slayer! (which is bad enough that I'm not linking).

Finally started Mother of Learning, after literally months of it being recommended on this sub. 3 chapters in, so I can't really say how I feel about it. Mostly excited that RR says it is 2.5k pages, I guess. Been awhile since I had a story I could really binge on, I keep finding little 2-3 hundred page stories that randomly get dropped.

u/thegivingtr33 · 1 pointr/trees

Hey! I haven't read (unless you count reddit) anything while high yet, but some of my favorite books are:

[Alyss Heart (trilogy)](, The Devil in The Kitchen (Marco Pierre White) and Man on Wire (also, if you have't seen 'Man on Wire' I highly recommend this documentary. It is absolutely amazing and beautiful. On Netflix!)

Hope to hear some good recommendations!

u/samsamich · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Best of both worlds: An interesting read, inspired by a Disney character: Looking Glass Wars

u/Ilikehistorythings · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/kairiserene · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I already own all of this series but you should check out the House of Night Series by PC Cast. Otherwise I really enjoyed Matched by Ally C. This series is very similar to the Giver but much more exciting! I was hooked and couldn't get enough!

u/lepracan · 1 pointr/suggestmeabook

Not too uncommon; most series that get an official translation are very popular. But don't be disheartened! You can look into older series.

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Toradora, Guin Saga, Kino's Journey, Shakugan no Shana, Slayers(or try here), Gosick, Seikai: Crest of the Stars, Adventures of Duan Surk, Zaregoto, Psycho Busters, Full Metal Panic. Note here. I have not bought from rightstufanime, but they have older out of print stuff.

For newer stuff that I neglected to include, The Irregular at Magic High School, Black Bullet, Strike the Blood, The Isolator, [Trinity Seven](], Durarara, Accel World.

For your brother saying he read the previous lsited items already, I think he could appreciate Baccano and Rising of the shield hero. The shield hero fan translation is the webnovel, and there is a bit of diversion, and the light novel version is better edited, in my opinion.
Baccano had the first novel somewhat translated, but that did not continue (to my knowledge).

So ask him about these new titles, and the 2 I mentioned again. But remember if you choose one, triple check its the light novel version.

u/canadianaviator · 1 pointr/LightNovels

The Haruhi Series is really good. The anime ran from 1-4 with one chapter of 5. Here is the order

If you have seen Death Note then I would highly recommend Death Note: Another Note by NisiOisiN. It follows a case earlier in L's career. Its only one volume and I love it but you can only read it after you have watched Death Note since it uses some of the same characters.

If you enjoyed the anime you could check out Sword Art Online.

Since you already have Spice and Wolf I can't really recommend any other officially translated ones. You can try this blog for a list of the officially translated light novels.

u/dakoslug · 1 pointr/LightNovels

This would be the first LN then right?

Hopefully this will be the last question :P

u/ThatOneLance · 1 pointr/swordartonline

Thanks for the links.

I just checked on Amazon, and they DO HAVE THE BOOKS, this one is the light novel, while the one on BP, is the Mangas.

I ain't a manga person, I only buy Light Novels.. as of now that is :P

u/posseslayer17 · 1 pointr/anime

So I'm wanting to get into the Haruhi light novels (amazon link) but I heard the translation isn't very good. Is it worth spending the money or should I just get them from somewhere else (illegally)?

u/not-my-supervisor · 1 pointr/tolkienbooks

Maybe not exactly what you're looking for, but this was my introduction to Middle Earth, and it's phenomenal.

u/yaybiology · 1 pointr/Teachers

I second the Tamora Pierce suggestion. Also definitely Gregor the Overlander! Suzanne Collin's lesser known series (she wrote Hunger Games). I recently finished reading (it's a 5-book series) and it was FANTASTIC. Just amazing. It's a YA series. The House of the Scorpion is also great, might be for your stronger readers. Eragon series is fun, and Dealing with Dragons is still one of my all-time favorite dragon books/series. Bruce Coville is a great author, and his work might be a little young but it's good to have a mix. I absolutely loved everything of his I have read, but especially Aliens Ate My Homework and the rest of that series. Most of these will appeal to the young men, hopefully.

When I was a young lady, I read pretty much anything, but I know a lot of boys like books with a boy main character. I really was a bit horse crazy, so here's some you might look into for your young ladies. The Saddle Club is a very long series about 3 girls and their horse-y adventures. It was really fun and it's great to find longer series because, if they like the first one, there's a lot to enjoy. (Oh a thought - you could always get the first one in a series, then just tell them to get the rest from the library or something, if there's budget concerns) I also liked the Thoroughbred Series and the wonderful Marguerite Henry horse books, especially the famous Misty of Chincoteague but really any of her books is a good read. My all time favorite horse series was and still is The Black Stallion by Walter Farley. Oh, how I loved that book.

There's a Boy in the Girl's Bathroom was fantastic the first time I read it, and I also like the "Wayside School" books which are both by Louis Sachar. Judy Blume is fun as is Beverly Cleary. Redwall gets a lot of kids into reading, you also might consider some high-level comics/graphic novels to reach a different audience. The Hobbit Graphic Novel has great illustration and I loved reading it so much when I found it one day in a store.

I found history pretty boring so avoided those books but I did enjoy The King's Swift Rider about Robert the Bruce and Scotland, might be the only vaguely historical book I remember reading around those ages. I tried to avoid mystery books more or less, but I loved Encyclopedia Brown (even though according to Amazon it's for younger ages). I enjoyed Harriet the Spy she was a pretty cool girl role-model at the time. My Side of the Mountain was absolutely fantastic and such a great adventure, though I enjoy everything Jean Craigshead George writes. I feel like Julie of the Wolves is pretty standard reading material, maybe not anymore, but what a great story. Oh my gosh, I just about forgot The Indian in the Cupboard, that was such a good story. Anything Roald Dahl is wonderful as is Jane Yolen, I especially recommend the Pit Dragon trilogy. The Golden Compass, So You Want to be A Wizard, Animorphs, Goosebumps, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Kiki Strike, Dinotopia, Song of the Gargoyle and The City of Ember.

I am sure that is way more than you need, but my mind started racing. It was hard to stop once I started -- thank you for that enjoyable tour through my past. Lots of great memories of time spent reading. Hope you find some of this helpful, at least.

u/Alwaysafk · 1 pointr/Pathfinder_RPG

Try reading The Transall Saga for inspiration. It's a fast read and you'll love it.

u/AwkwardVariety · 1 pointr/Survival

The Transall Saga

The Transall Saga

Good for those that enjoyed the hatchet.

u/bethanne00 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This is the first book of one of my most favorite trilogies.

Note to self: don't read sad books while you're on an airplane.

u/r3y1a1n · 1 pointr/daddit

Star Wars ABC There are also a 123 and a color book.

u/THE_Aft_io9_Giz · 1 pointr/StarWars

Star Wars ABC - my 3-1/2 yr old daughter loves this book

u/palabear · 1 pointr/StarWars

I started to read my daughter this book

Now she can tell me the name of 23 of the 26 characters. Jedi, IG 88, and Obi Wan trip her up. She is 2.

u/governmentefficiency · 1 pointr/Parenting

My 2 year old is learning his ABC's with this book.

u/CMP_Ohio · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Ohhh I'd love to see it! Make sure you look into Star Wars ABC and Star Wars 123 for him!! :)

u/wingman_anytime · 1 pointr/dndnext

It all started here: A Wizard of Earthsea (1) (The Earthsea Cycle)

u/BrotherCorvus · 1 pointr/gifs

...and not because you're an Earthsea fan?

u/thewhoreofmordor · 1 pointr/lotr

I have this set for Hobbit, Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales:

u/Myelin_Sheaths · 1 pointr/lotr

[This one is pretty nice.] (
[Though I reccomend you start off with the hobbit if you haven't already read it!] (

u/ItsACharlieDay · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

You know you should go with The Hobbit because its keeping up with current times right now and a great read.

u/autumnfalln · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Oh Squeakachoo, why are you so awesome?! =D

Here are my most wanted items under $10!

  • This travel coffee mug because the only one I had broke! I've been coffee-less during my early classes, and needless to say, I have been struggling to stay awake, hehe X)

  • The Hobbit. I had a copy when I was in the 4th grade and I LOVED it, but I no longer have that copy anymore. I have many happy memories attached to that book and the time I read it, and it would be so lovely to experience that all over again!

  • These drumstick pencils because well, they're pretty darn awesome and I think they would make a FANTASTIC present for my boyfriend, who is a very talented drummer!

  • This adorable bookmark because, well, it's adorable! Belle is also my favorite Disney princess!

    Thanks for this fun contest! You're awesome! =D
u/mushpuppy · 1 pointr/scifi

Check out The Forgotten Door. It wasn't until I read it as an adult that I realized just how many of my values were drawn from this book.

u/brightlancer · 1 pointr/tipofmytongue

The Forgotten Door by Alexander Key

u/summerphoenix · 1 pointr/megalinks

That's what it is. Book 8...Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2, Special Rehearsal Edition Script . Its the only Harry Potter and the CC.

u/Yokuo · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  1. I already don't like this question. Maybe Hagrid? Or Hermione? Definitely not Ron though.

  2. Probably the final 2. I refuse to play your devil games and choose between them. :p

  3. Delores Umbridge. That's easy. Not even Ron is that bad.

  4. 15 inches, it has, I believe, a Phoenix feather in it. Pottermore came through on my wand.

  5. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, of course.
u/angelworks · 1 pointr/AskReddit

The problem is that she probably hasn't found the right genre yet that interests her. Schools are absolutely horrible at this sort of thing, so she probably thinks all books are like the ones they make her read at school.

So go back to basics. Introduce her to Nancy Drew (mystery), Babysitter's Club (random social life), Alanna: The First Adventure (Girl power fantasy), Dealing with Dragons (more sort of straight up fantasy that's not to long), etc.

That and there are some amazing comics out there. Take her to a comic shop and have her look around.

u/RobertFrosty · 1 pointr/todayilearned

My girlfriend bought me this book for my birthday last year. It's literally a story version of this post and explains parts of the folklore. Disclaimer: For children.

u/lucyintheskies · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Bea, go to sleep!

So cute!

u/palmerbassetthound · 1 pointr/latin

u/alphabetsuperman · 1 pointr/lgbt

You've already got a ton of great books on that list (including some pretty dark/intense stuff!) but I'll try to suggest a few things that might fit your criteria.

My Brother's Husband is a really good manga. It's written for younger audiences and acts as a sort of intro to LGBT topics, but it's well-written, earnest, and has an interesting slice-of-life style.

It's about a (straight) single father and his young daughter in rural Japan. His estranged twin brother has recently died and his brother's American husband unexpectedly shows up for a visit. He was never fully comfortable with his brother's sexuality, and the American man doesn't know much about Japan, which leads to some awkwardness and lots of discussions about cultural differences and the virtue of open-mindedness. It's heartfelt and often hilarious. This is the most LGBT-centric thing I've read recently.

Lumberjanes is a very popular American comic. It features an almost exclusively female cast (almost no men in this comic) and has a lot of LGBT representation. The main cast features lesbians, a trans woman, and (eventually) a non-binary AMAB character. The supporting cast is also very diverse.

The comic never really focuses on LGBT issues directly, it just has a ton of LGBT characters. It's a young-adult adventure comic about an all-girls summer camp in a magical forest. The girls show up expecting a normal summer, and end up dealing with dinosaurs and Greek gods and angsty punk rock mermaids.

It's a very silly, self-aware, fun comic with a lovable ensemble cast. Great stuff, and maybe my favorite ongoing comic these days. It's still being published as a monthly comic and the back-issues are available in several trade paperback collections.

On to TV...

Steven Universe is easily the safest bet. It's an all-ages cartoon about a young kid growing up with his three magical moms. He's trying to learn how to save the world, and they're learning what it means to be human. It's a little slow to start but once it grabs you, you're hooked.

The show features a rich and diverse cast, a complex backstory full of intrigue and mystery, an interstellar war, characters who actually grow and develop over time (rare in kid's shows) and a lot of very catchy songs. Despite the cute exterior, the show deals with some very heavy themes in a nuanced and honest way. I'm constantly impressed that it's able to do all of those things while still being, at it's heart, a slice-of-life show about a kid, his family, and his friends.

This show is extremely popular, especially among LGBT people, so a lot of the young folks will probably be fans of the show already.

It's available on Hulu, Amazon, iTunes, and anywhere else Cartoon Network shows are available. Unfortunately CN is infamous for being extremely slow to release their shows on blu-ray/DVD, so streaming (or piracy) is the only way to watch most of the episodes.

For videogames, I'd stick with the classic party games. The Mario Kart titles are always a safe bet, as are Rock Band and the older Guitar Hero games if you don't mind buying lots of plastic instruments. I've been playing a lot of Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime lately, and it's a fantastic party game for 2-4 people.

u/grevenilvec75 · 1 pointr/comicbooks

I bring links!

Lumberjanes Vol 1 (not yet released)

Batwoman: Elegy (also check out Batwoman volumes 1 2 3 and 4 )

Captain Marvel Vol 1 which I didnt really like as much as Volume 2 and Avengers Enemy Within (which is basically Captain Marvel Volume 3, but sadly it looks like its out of print, so you might be better off with the digital version.)

Ms Marvel vol 1 and vol 2 (not yet released)

She-Hulk vol 1 and vol 2 (not yet released)

Most of these will be cheaper on or varoius other websites, so you might want to shop around.

u/cupofworms · 1 pointr/pics

relevant good luck! :)

u/CylonGlitch · 1 pointr/AskReddit

This Book! By the soon to be famous Reddit Author. :D


u/GhostedAccount · 1 pointr/pics

Sounds like dead like me beat you to it.
>Wendy has the ability to see souls that have not moved on—but she does not seek them out. They seek her. They yearn for her . . . or what she can do for them. Without Wendy's powers, the Lost, the souls that have died unnaturally young, are doomed to wander in the never forever, and Wendy knows she is the only one who can set them free by sending them into the light.

u/ForLoveOfHumanKind · 1 pointr/Bookies

huggies and u r not ditzy so just stop it already <3 u!

AND YOU MUST read these books!!

u/odd_affiliate_link · 1 pointr/pics

Amazon preorder page!

Sounds like a very interesting read, I am digging the cover art as well!

I will keep an eye out for the ebook version and get it as soon as that is available... I just finished the latest book in ASOIAF so I need reading material... After burning through those 900+ page books I think I will burn through 'normal' books faster.

u/Heuchler · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Reading Rainbow

This is the first harry potter book in german. I know it's a bit weird, but I'm trying to immerse myself in the language in any way that I can, and so it's my biggest priority bookwise at the moment :)

u/hghpandaman · 1 pointr/harrypotter

I do. Just be advised there are some crazy words in those books haha. It is really good practice though!

if you order them all it will come out to over 25 dollars so free shipping i believe.

u/dekiko · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

My name is Kimberly, and my fiancee's name is derpy-face.

I would love a new Kindle Fire. My fiancee broke mine a few weeks ago, unfortunately, since he dropped it one too many times. (I should rename him butterfingers...) My favorite ebook? It's the Hobbit. Unoriginal, I know, but I loved to carry it around anywhere and pick up an adventure no matter where I go. I've always read the Hobbit since I was a kid, and it always brings me back to the happy days of sitting in the corner, reading a book when I wanted to be alone. :)

Thank you for doing this contest, and good luck picking the winner! :)

u/nightmaresonya · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

First off I'd like to say thank you for being so amazingly generous.

My favorite book? Way too many to choose from.
As a child I always loved the book. "Don't eat the mystery meat"
Teenage years I loved the Series of unfortunate events.
Now that I'm older I still cling to fantasy books of any type. I guess I just don't want to lose the magic.
This is my favorite right now.
The funny part is I have a kindle in my wishlist.

u/White_tiger_ · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Hi My name is Kevin and I'd have to say my favorite book would be The Hobbit It's been a long time since I've read this book and I just picked up a set of the LoTR books and really want to read the hobbit before I read them. :-)

u/KittyKat91 · 1 pointr/books

The Hobbit. It's high fantasy, but immensely fun. Link to the amazon store page.

u/mendary · 1 pointr/litrpg

the cover looks like it, but just stumbled across - no idea how it is

First Song, Book One (Anthem of Infinity 1)

u/highvolt4g3 · 1 pointr/litrpg

Reborn Apocalypse, sorry gave the wrong name.

And here's the link to Azyl Academy if you want to read it.

u/defending_joy · 1 pointr/ProgressionFantasy
u/chrisvines · 1 pointr/Fantasy

Hello r/fantasy. I'm an Air Force veteran trying to get started as an au author. My first series, Elemental Gathering, is a reincarnation cultivation/progression fantasy series written with a slice of life style. It's targeted at the YA audience. The first book Azyl Academy is on Kindle Unlimited and the second, Chaos Rising, is available for pre-order.
I was getting ready to graduate, with only one semester left, when I took a ski trip with my fiancee and ended up dying to save a little girl's life. This wasn't the end, though, as a deity chose me to save another world. I woke up in the body of Kupiec Aiden, in a world where magic was real. Unfortunately, unlike many isekai novels I've read, I retained none of his memories, and had to learn everything. His family took me in, and I recovered from his sickness before learning about magic, or Aether as they called it. I discovered that I had immense innate talent in Aether Gathering, and was offered a scholarship to attend Azyl Academy, the city's premier institution. Where do I fit in this world, and how am I going to be key to saving it?