What are the best books to read after Harry Potter?

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    #1The Tales of Beedle the Bard

    The Tales of Beedle the Bard

    The Tales of Beedle the Bard is a collection of popular stories written for young wizards and witches in the fictional world in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. All profits from the sale of this eBook go to The Lumos Foundation.

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    Christine Nguyen
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "This is a fantastic companion to the Harry Potter series. I thoroughly enjoyed it."
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    #2The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)

    The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)
    The Lightning Thief is the first book in Rick Riordan's series Percy Jackson & the Olympians. In this book, Jackson discovers that he's Poseidon's son and must stop a war between the gods by finding the thief who stole Zeus' master bolt. 
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    Guillermina Ventura
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "Interesting book to read!"
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    #3Eragon (Inheritance)

    Eragon (Inheritance)
    Eragon is the first book in the best selling tetralogy, Inheritance Cycle. The book tells the story of the 15-year-old farm boy Eragon, and how his discovery of a dragon's egg led to a world of action and adventure.  
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    Marie Rose
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "Fantasy books draw in an audience a lot. Eragon does just that."
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    #4The 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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    Benjamin Stanley
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "The world of The Hobbit is pretty different from the world of Hogwarts, but like Harry Potter the Hobbit (and by extension the rest of the books in the franchise like The Lord of the Rings trilogy) has a very unique, well thought out fantasy world, with a complex mythology and interesting characters. It's a little on the kiddy side after finishing all the Harry Potter books, but that's alright, since the first Harry Potter books were meant for kids, too."
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    #5A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet)

    A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet)
    A Wrinkle in Time, the first in Madeleine L'Engle's Time Quartet series, is centered on how Meg Murry and her family met an unearthly stranger during a stormy night and was introduced to the tesseract, which is the book's term for a wrinkle in time.
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    Danielle Mills
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This is such a great book series. I first read it when I was younger (though just the first one) and coming back to them years later has been a real treat. Please don't judge them based on the movie; they're nothing like it!"
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    #6The Hunger Games

    The Hunger Games

    The Hunger Games is the first novel of The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins which centers on Katniss Everdeen who volunteers as tribute to replace her younger sister in a game televised and ruled by a dictatorial government.

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    Lisa Peterson
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "The Hunger Games is one of the best fiction books of today's time. I personally love it, especially the character development and surprising twists in the story line. For Harry Potter fans such as myself, it is a very similar story type. I loved following the characters as they grew up in their troubled worlds. "
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    #7The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus)

    The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus)
    The Lost Hero, the first book in Rick Riordan's Heroes of Olympus series, is centered on three new demigods: Jason, Piper, and Leo who go on a journey with their newly discovered powers to look for a lost hero and fulfill a long-awaited prophecy.

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    Matthew Lawson
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "I had just read Harry Potter and fell in love with the plot and mystical game around it, and I was looking for a new book to read. I picked up The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus, Book 1) by Rick Riordan and I don't think it's meant for adults. As a book to read for teens-tweens, it would fit the bill, but for me, it's a no-go."
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    #8Divergent

    Divergent

    Divergent is the first dystopian novel in the Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth which is set in a post-apocalyptic society divided into five factions where Beatrice Prior has to choose only one to devote her life to.

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    Eugene Reid
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "This was an engrossing and exciting story to pick up after finishing the last of the Harry Potter series. It's a far reach from the land of wizards and magic, but it's an interesting setting and manages to suck me in and keep my attention. I loved it! Recommended."
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    #9The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles)

    The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles)
    Carter and Sadie were reunited by their father Julius for a research experiment, but it unleashed a result far more terrifying than Julius ever wanted. An ancient dangerous god is awakening, and the siblings can only stop him by discovering and embracing their lineage.
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    Víctor Chávez
    Written on March 10, 2018
    "This whole series is fantastic. Rick Riordan knocks it out of the park with this first novel in the Kane Chronicles. I don't want to spoil anything, but you owe it to yourself to read this if your a fan of YA fantasy novels."
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    #10Artemis Fowl

    Artemis Fowl
    When a twelve-year-old evil genius tries to restore his family fortune by capturing a fairy and demanding a ransom in gold, the fairies fight back with magic, technology, and a particularly nasty troll.
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    Benjamin West
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "This is a great book for kids in Sci-fi genre with fantasy in it. Artemis is a super genius criminal at twelve-year-old. This book is full of excitement. It is good for anyone who loves reading adventure!"
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    #11City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments)

    City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments)
    City of Bones is about 15-year-old Clary Fray and a weird murder that she witnessed in a city club. The culprit is invisible, and the body disappeared into thin air then an angel came and everything gets messier when Clary's mother is gone.
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    #12The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride)

    The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride)

    The Angel Experiment is the first book in the science fiction series Maximum Ride written by James Patterson which follows Max Ride and her best friends gifted with amazing powers running for their lives.

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    Austin Knight
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I was looking for a book that my son could read after he finished the set of Harry Potter books. we checked on Amazon and found The Angel Experiment by James Patterson . We both read it, and I found it to be enjoyable. much like Harry Potter the story takes you back to the days of your youth"
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    #13Uglies (Uglies)

    Uglies (Uglies)

    Uglies is the first book in the young adult dystopian series Uglies written by Scott Westerfeld which centers on Tally who can't wait anymore to turn sixteen as she will have an operation to turn into a pretty girl.

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    Jerry George
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "Uglies is the first book in the young adult dystopian series Uglies written by Scott Westerfeld which centers on Tally who can't wait anymore to turn sixteen as she will have an operation to turn into a pretty girl."
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    #14The 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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    Christian Alvarado
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "Looking for something more after reading Harry Potter? Look no further than The City of Ember. With almost the same sort of plot line and sorcery found in the Harry Potter franchise, this is an interesting read with many characters and a high attention to detail."
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    #15Howl's Moving Castle

    Howl's Moving Castle

    'Howl's Moving Castle' is a fantasy novel written by Diana Wynne Jones which inspired the namesake movie by Hayao Miyazaki. Sophie, the eldest of three daughters, leaves home to seek her fate. A spell transforms her into an old lady: the only chance to break it lies in the Howl's moving castle.

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    Bobby Alexander
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "Howl's moving castle is a good read after harry potter. It's very interesting and science fiction related. It both covers magic and spells and gets reviews that highly praise it."
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    #16Fablehaven

    Fablehaven

    Fablehaven is the first book in Brandon Mull's Fablehaven series. Published by Shadow Mountain on June 14, 2006, Fablehaven is about Kendra and her brother Seth and their quest to save Fablehaven.

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    Jerry Shaw
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "Recently I found myself searching for the best books to read after Harry Potter, and I came across “Fablehaven” by Brandon Mull. In this captivating tale, mystical creatures of all description have gathered to a hidden refuge called Fablehaven to prevent their extinction, and the sanctuary is one of the last strongholds of true magic. This is a marvelous book for all ages, chlidren and adults alike."
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    #17The Amulet of Samarkand (Bartimaeus )

    The Amulet of Samarkand (Bartimaeus )

    The Amulet of Samarkand is a fantasy young adult fiction written by Jonathan Stroud as the first book in the Bartimaeus series. With over 400 pages, this book is published in 2003 by Hyperion Books for Children.

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    Aadhya Vyas
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "Loved this book! The Amulet of Samarkand is the best book after the Harry Potter series. Anyone that liked Harry Potter will like the Bartimaeus series."
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    #18Sabriel (Old Kingdom Series)

    Sabriel (Old Kingdom Series)

    The first book of the 'Old Kingdom' series starts to narrate the adventures of Sabriel, a girl who ever since his childhood has lived away from the dangerous world of the undead. Now, she must go to search for his father who is missing, and dive into the unexplored Old Kingdom along the members of her crew. 


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    Katherine Crawford
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "It is one very interesting series making necromancy the center magic. It is a good start to a series."
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    #19The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
    The Fellowship of the Ring is the first part of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic epic series, The Lord of the Rings. It was originally published in Great Britain in 1954 and has been adapted into a world-famous film.
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    Heather Hanson
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "Powerful forces are unrelenting in their search for it. But fate has placed it in the hands of a young Hobbit named Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood), who inherits the Ring and steps into legend. The story is set in the imaginary world of Middle-earth - home to many strange beings, and most notably hobbits, a peace-loving "little people," cheerful and shy. The best imagination."
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    #20Pottermania: As It Happened!

    Pottermania: As It Happened!

    Pottermania: As It Happened is a non-fiction book written by T.M. and Ghost Woman and was published in September 2014. It narrates the peak of the Harry Potter craze and examines the inspirations behind J.K Rowling's hit series.

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    Daniel Gaytán
    Written on March 17, 2018
    "seems perfect"
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    #21Harry Potter Film Wizardry

    Harry Potter Film Wizardry
    Harry Potter Film Wizardry is a book written by Brian Sibley that examines the production of the Harry Potter films. It contains photography and artwork. It was published by Harper Design in October 2010.
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    Virginia Jones
    Written on March 18, 2018
    "Harry potter is a popular series as can be. The story about the movies is also popular."
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    #22Harry Potter and the Art of Spying

    Harry Potter and the Art of Spying

    Harry Potter and the Art of Spying is a young adult book written by Lynn Boughey and Peter Earnest based on J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. It won the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award for Non-Fiction in 2015. 

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    Amy Chen
    Written on March 19, 2018
    "Harry Potter and the Art of Spying is among the best books to read after Harry Potter. I still can't let Harry Potter go after all the years since the story finished. This book really captures a lot of the feeling from the original series. I really liked it."
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    #23LEGO Harry Potter

    LEGO Harry Potter

    LEGO Harry Potter: Building the Magical World is a guidebook to the Harry Potter-themed Lego toys written by Elizabeth Dowsett. It was first published by DK Children in May 2011.

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    Pranav Pawar
    Written on March 16, 2018
    "A little on the pricey side but if you are a big fan of harry potter and legos i suggest you give it a read. The first one came out in 2001 and from then on they have been one of the best selling books of all time. It's a must read, i would even go so far that it would teach you a thing of two . I will pass this on to my daughter as its very informative. "
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    #24Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide

    Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide

    Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide is the third book in the Pottermore Presents series written by J. K. Rowling. This is a Kindle Single edition released in September 2016. This book details the features of Hogwarts.

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    Lori Jordan
    Written on March 24, 2018
    "I am a big Harry Potter fan and cannot get enough. This book gives me more details and I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book. I actively seek out Harry Potter information and really like this book."
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    #25The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter

    The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter

    The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter is a guidebook written by David Colbert about the fictional world of Harry Potter, the hit series for kids written by J.K. Rowling. This version is an updated edition printed by Berkley in 2008.

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    Kevin Chen
    Written on March 19, 2018
    "i love this saga"
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    #26The Sorcerer's Companion

    The Sorcerer's Companion

    The Sorcerer's Companion: A Guide to the Magical World of Harry Potter is a companion book written by Allan and Elizabeth Kronzek. It is a New York Times bestseller that is related to J.K. Rowling's hit series for kids, Harry Potter.

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    Keith Simpson
    Written on March 16, 2018
    "If you love the Harry Potter books and just have to get more then this is for you. This companion book keeps you in the storyline"
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    #27Snape: A Definitive Reading

    Snape: A Definitive Reading

    Snape: A Definite Reading is a book for children and young adults written by Lorrie Kim. It is a guidebook that discusses the character Severus Snape, one of the main characters in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. 

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    Douglas Hansen
    Written on March 23, 2018
    "I read all the Harry Potter books a long time ago. I wanted to read them again but instead found a book called Snape: A Definitive Reading. It was interesting and helped me get over that there are no more Harry Potter books out. I really like the story and tie ins. "
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    #28Harry Potter and History

    Harry Potter and History
    Harry Potter and History is a companion book written and edited by Nancy Reagin. It is a guidebook about the fictional wizard world and the real British school system. This edition was released in April 2011.
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    Susan Welch
    Written on March 23, 2018
    "If you are unfamiliar or just crave to know more about Harry Potter this is the book for you. It gives you the historical backdrop to Harry Potter's world, covering topics ranging from how real British boarding schools compare to Hogwarts to how parchment, quills, and scrolls used in the wizarding world were made. It also includes a timeline comparing the history of the wizarding world to Muggle history."

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Best What are the best books to read after Harry Potter
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Tales of Beedle the Bard Books 27 Paid
2The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)Books 25 Paid
3Eragon (Inheritance)Books 23 Paid
4The HobbitBooks 22 Paid
5A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet)Books 21 Paid
6The Hunger GamesBooks 20 Paid
7The Lost Hero (Heroes of Olympus)Books 19 Paid
8DivergentBooks 18 Paid
9The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles)Books 17 Paid
10Artemis FowlBooks 14 Paid
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