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Saons
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Well, I hope this is the more proper section to be placing this in than "I'm looking for" since it's non-manga related.
I'm looking for some book recommendations. I'm in a very daydreamy type of phase at the moment, and a good fantasy adventure to stimulate the imagination is what I'm looking for. I just finished reading "Beauty" by Robin Mckinley as per a friend's recommendation, and though the world that the author created was fun to imagine, the characters and their relationships fell short for me and I was hoping to find something a bit more character-based.

So if anyone knows of a good fantasy/adventure/action/romance (less for teens and more for adults), I'd love to hear it. Oh, and also, I've also heard of/read a lot of the popular books at the moment so if you know of anything that's a bit more unknown of that'd be great smile

Edit: Just a light, not too challenging read is really what I'm looking for. Once the school year's over my brain just wants to relax a bit, and not have anything too complex or intricate thrown at it. The Hunger Games (not so much for its dystopian/post-apocalyptic world but for its action) and Howl's Moving Castle (for its ingenuity and fantasy) come to mind as similar books to what I'm looking for presently bigrazz

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Kanata Kara

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I heard this one was good.

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Thanks, but I've read both--I'm also actually looking for a novel, not a manga smile Though Kanata Kara in novel form would be fun, hahaha.

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Um, I don't know what the intended audience for this one was but I will recommend it. Vellum and its sequel Ink by Hal Duncan. You could call it fantasy, considering the plot.

These are directed more towards teens but I found them rather enjoyable. The Abarat series by Clive Barker (find an older hardcover copy if possible, the oil paintings inside are amazing), The Seven Realms series by Cinda Williams Chima and Ashes by Ilsa Bick. The latter is more sci-fi than fantasy.

I do hope you find what you're looking for.

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If you know a language other than english try the witcher.

beisdes that you could try discworld or game of thrones

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Quote from elementalblood
Um, I don't know what the intended audience for this one was but I will recommend it. Vellum and its sequel Ink by Hal Duncan. You could call it fantasy, considering the plot.

These are directed more towards teens but I found them rather enjoyable. The Abarat series by Clive Barker (find an older h ...


Vellum and Ashes seem pretty interesting; they're not exactly what I'm looking for at the moment (I'm really picky depending on what I feel like reading) but I'll certainly keep them on a to-read list. Thanks! smile

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If you know a language other than english try the witcher.

beisdes that you could try discworld or game of thrones


I know french pretty well, but I would struggle to read a novel. Unfortunately, English is the only language I'm comfortable reading in! As for Discworld, I read "The Colour of Magic" when I was younger and though they're fantastic and Terry Prachett is a genius, they're a bit too young-adult for what I'm looking for presently. The Game of Thrones has been recommended to me, and I'm thinking of trying it, but I don't think it's much to my taste.

I'm so picky, I'm sorry. But thank you very much smile


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So you're after a fairly light fantasy-romance with no particularly deep themes? The Bitterbynde Trilogy might suit your request. Is this the sort of thing you wanted?

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So you're after a fairly light fantasy-romance with no particularly deep themes? The Bitterbynde Trilogy[/url] might suit your request. Is this the sort of thing you wanted?


Yep, pretty much! I do love my deep, make-you-think books, but it's just not what I'm after at the moment bigrazz This one seems pretty interesting, I'll look into it. Thank you! smile

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Quote from Saons
Well, I hope this is the more proper section to be placing this in than "I'm looking for" since it's non-manga related.


Doesn't matter...still goes in I'm looking for section.


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Doesn't matter...still goes in I'm looking for section.


My bad. There was a thread made by someone looking for nonfiction books, so I thought this thread belonged there too. Thanks for moving it to the proper section.

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Since you're also a manga reader, I think you should give a try to Ookami to Koushinryou (Novel) since it's my second favorite novel and fit all your requirements. I'll let its average vote speaking for its greatness. The sixth book is gonna be published in English in June.

And obviously I can't avoid mentioning that The Hunger Games is not as good as Battle Royale (novel).

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Since you're also a manga reader, I think you should give a try to Ookami to Koushinryou (Novel) since it's my second favorite novel and fit all your requirements. I'll let its average vote speaking for its greatness. The sixth book is gonna be published in English in June.


you can also try Sword Art Online (Novel)
the first arc seems a bit thin plot-wise, still it's very good, the 2nd arc is only adding more good stuff (meaning thicker plot)

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Theft of Swords (The Riyria Revelations, #1-2)
Heroes Die (Overworld, # 1)
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You might want to try "The Enchanted Forest Chronicles" by Patricia C. Wrede.
Light read and easy to follow story, but I enjoyed it very much... It's marked as YA, or sometimes even children's books, but I simply consider it for all ages. Light on romance and no graphic violence/sex (as is common with many urban fantasy YA).

Have you tried browsing goodreads.com? They might even have a list of exactly what you're looking for.

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I second "The Enchanted Forest Chronicles" - it's like a parody of fairy tales, very nice and easy read.
Also as Lorska said, Sword Art Online (Novel) is a good story and easy to follow (there will be anime based on it in a few months).

My proposition will be "The Sword of Truth" series by Terry Goodkind - my social life ended for a few weeks when I started reading it. Great story with cool characters ^^

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