From Fading's list, oh yeah, I read The Lunar Chronicles not all that long ago. I liked it, it really combines all the old fairies tales with a futuristic, dystopian kind of world very well. (Although, for some reason as I was reading the books, I didn't connect 'Winter' with 'Snow White' for the longest time...I'm pretty sure I was in, like, the third or fourth book when I'm suddenly like, 'Oh duh.')
I also remember seeing the Spirit Animals books on sale at the store I work at, and I thought they looked pretty good. I might look into them sometime, if I remember.
Oh, I also have read the Pendragon series (which I think Silenced mentions on the previous thread page), I read that one when I was younger, that one was pretty amazing.
Huh, Dark Intelligence, Imzadi, Mortal Engines...those all sound interesting. I might see if I can get any of those on audiobook from my library. (Although at the moment I'm caught up re-listening to the AF series again. xD)
I'm not exactly sure what to suggest, my list would probably consist mainly of the obvious ones, Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, etc. Although, one of my absolutely favorite series ever has to be Animorphs. I read the books when I was a kid, and I loved them, but I read them again recently a few years ago, and I was absolutely amazed by how good they were. (I always liked animals, so the idea of people changing into animals was pure gold to me as a kid, but even more than that, looking back at the series now, I see how well the series handles that, in actually getting inside the minds of the animals. The series also deals with a pretty wide range of pretty deep themes, many of them related to war, especially in the later books when things really start getting series. The way the series develops the characters is pretty amazing, too--each of the core characters have a personality trait that sets them apart and makes them memorable, and gives them a distinct voice, but over the course of the series, they each struggle with being defined by those traits, while struggling with the challenges that their situation forces them to contend with.)
“After all, absolutely no one can help but suspect a criminal, liar, and manipulator of committing crimes, lying, and manipulating. And of course, no one is more aware of that simple fact than Artemis Fowl.”
Opal sets into motion her most diabolical scheme yet, to frame Artemis and turn his closest friends against him. Only this time she has a new calculating partner who knows Artemis better than he knows himself. [An Artemis Fowl fanfiction, set after The Atlantic Complex.]
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