What are the best books about characters with unique special abilities or superpowers?

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    #1The Hobbit

    The Hobbit

    The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien is a modern classic and the prelude to The Lord of the Rings. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable life, but his contentment is disturbed when Gandalf and a group of dwarves arrive on his doorstep.


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    Kathy Dean
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "The Hobbit is by far one of the best fantasy novels I've ever read. I even enjoyed it more than Lord of the Rings. The book also has some amazing illustrations and very memorable characters. It's hard to put down once you start. "
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    Inkheart, a novel by New York Times Bestselling author, Cornelia Funk, is a story about a little girl who accidentally opened a magical book and an even magical world along with it. The novel is now a major motion picture. 

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    Eric Jiang
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "Although this book is a little long,my kids liked it. Had to be careful reading it aloud since there are some swear words in it. That being said,the kids loved the characters,especially Meggie. A long book,around 500 pages,but still a good read for your kids."
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    #3Sky Ghosts

    Sky Ghosts

    Sky Ghosts: All for One is the first book in Sky Ghosts series written by Alexandra Engellmann published in 2014. It is an urban fantasy about a girl assassin Patricia.  


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    George Wagner
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "I needed something to pass the time so I decided to ask a few friends around what book is great to read that has special abilities or superpowers so they recommend this pretty good book called Sky Ghosts. I would have to say I'm quite impress about the story line of a girl who has unique special abilities and use it to protect human society. Would highly recommend this book."
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    #4Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: The third installment in Harry Potter book series. The story revolves around the adventures of Harry Potter. He also discovered all about Sirius Balck and his parents. 


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    Jane Lin
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is an addictive YA book series. There are many diverse characters with unique personalities and abilities."
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    #5Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire

    Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire
    Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire is the fourth book in the Harry potter series. The story revolves around how Harry get past through Lord Voldemort once again. The quidditch cup is also happening and Harry will make sure he will see it. 

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    Teresa Flores
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "I find this book to be once of the best in the Harry Potter series. Harry certainly has a lot to deal with as a character with special powers. A lot of book series start to become less interesting as the series progresses, this book does not disappoint."
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    #6The City of Ember (Book of Ember)

    The City of Ember (Book of Ember)
    The city of Ember is an interesting book written by Jeanne DuPrau that tells the story about a city and a mysterious message. It is a fascinating tale full of amazing characters and impressive descriptions.


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    Peter Ryan
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "I'm kinda on the fence about this book. I wanted kind of a power fantasy novel, with characters that rival those of x-men and so on. What I got was actually an interesting book with very tame but mysterious and neat powers. I enjoyed this book for the most part but It felt a bit slow in some places."
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    #7City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments)

    City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments)
    City of Glass, the 3rd book in Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series, is about Clary saving her mother by breaking the law and Jace's wishes, Simon being thrown to jail, and Valentine trying to kill all Shadowhunters at once.

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    Yu Xie
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "City of Class is not my favorite book even though I do think positively about the series. As an be the case with a series, this third book drags a bit more than the first two and so I wouldn't consider it among the best books with unique abilities, the first two in the series easily outpace this one let alone others."
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    #8The Rithmatist

    The Rithmatist

    Everything Joel had wanted to be was a Rithmatist, so he could have the ability to create living two-dimensional creatures known as Chalkings. But as soon as he started studying to become one, he will discover a secret that will make him think twice about it. 


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    César Caballero
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "This is a pretty good book by a famous author. This is about a young boy with a unique special ability."
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    #9City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments)

    City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments)
    City of Heavenly Fire, the last book in Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series, is about Clary, Jace, and Simon coming together to stop Sebastian, who is trying to conquer Nephilim by turning Shadowhunter against Shadowhunter.

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    #10Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is the first book in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. It welcomed the readers to Harry's magical world and his discovery of his true self where adventure and danger await him as he entered Hogwarts. 


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    Arthur Nelson
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "As a super fan of Harry Potter, I recommend the whole series. You don't want to miss any details of these."
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    #11Furies of Calderon (Codex Alera)

    Furies of Calderon (Codex Alera)

    Furies of Calderon is the first book in the fantasy series Codex Alera written by Jim Butcher that tells the story of Tavi. He will save the world without powers and his only key is his resourcefulness.


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    Jing Guo
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "A fantastical story of power and conflict, with ever-changing perspective and a focus on the magical. I am a huge fantasy ready, and I love this book. I like to imagine I am the characters, and I possess deep mystical powers. Normally, I'm at my desk job all day, so this gives me a break from reality. It's very thrilling, and I love how he drew Nature's elements in here. A good read. "
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    The existence of genies may be the best-kept secret in the history of the world. After being trapped in the Sahara Desert for her whole life, sixteen-year-old genie Brielle finally gets her first assignment in Tri-Cities, Washington. She eagerly heads out into the human world to grant her first wish so that she can gain her magic. Unfortunately, her assigned human, Addie, stopped believing in wishes years ago and would much rather that everyone just leave her alone. Complicating everything is Rock, Brielle’s childhood friend turned enemy. Brielle doesn’t need him ruining her first trip out into the human world. Too bad she can’t keep her mind—or her eyes—off him and his annoyingly cute dimples. To make matters worse, genies in the Tri-Cities area are suspiciously dying. One broken lamp could be an accident, but after three deaths occur, Brielle suspects someone has uncovered the genies’ secret and is slowly killing them off one by one. With the Genie Council ignoring the threat, Brielle desperately needs to gain her magic so she can stop the murderer before she—or Rock—is the next genie to die.


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    Liu He
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "I like the interesting mix of genies and the love story between them. This is a new twist on the genie genre. Normally genies are believed to live in solitude in their lamp and only contact their current master. The way this story is presented with the love interest as well as the genies quest to "level up" is an intersting twist on the way a genie story is told."
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    #13Steelheart (The Reckoners)

    Steelheart (The Reckoners)
    Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson, tells the story of David Charleston, a man who will go to any lengths to exact revenge on Steelheart’s world. Bu to do that, he'll need the Reckoners—a shadowy group of rebels who might just need David too.

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    Samuel Hunt
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "I liked this book. It was the first book I've read by Brandon Sanderson, and it exceeded my expectations. A friend recommended it to me, and I'm glad he did."
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    #14The Highly Intuitive Child

    The Highly Intuitive Child
    The Highly Intuitive Child is a book by Catherine Crawford that tells how kids with empaths live their lives. This book will help parents to embrace the gift of empathy to their children because there are feelings beyond the five senses.

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    George Soto
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "The Highly Intuitive Child isn't your run of the mill superpower book. This book goes well beyond the story about special abilities and develops deeper characters. I really empathized with the characters and thoroughly enjoyed this book. "


Best What are the best books about characters with unique special abilities or superpowers
1The HobbitBooks 45 Paid
2InkheartBooks 43 Paid
3Sky GhostsBooks 42 Paid
4Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanBooks 39 Paid
5Harry Potter And The Goblet Of FireBooks 39 Paid
6The City of Ember (Book of Ember)Books 38 Paid
7City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments)Books 35 Paid
8The RithmatistBooks 33 Paid
9City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments)Books 30 Paid
10Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's StoneBooks 30 Paid

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