What are the best novel series to read?

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    #1A Song of Ice and Fire

    A Song of Ice and Fire

    A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast of Crows, A Dance with Dragons. All 5 novels that inspired HBO's Game of Thrones. It's the series that earned George R. R. Martin the title of American Tolkien.

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    Frank Cook
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "The best novel series to read is A Song of Ice and Fire 1-5, part of the Game of Thrones series. It is the source for the much loved HBO series Game of Thrones. Written by George R. R. Martin, it is a fantastical tale of dragons and treachery that all readers will lose themselves when reading."
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    #2The Hunger Games

    The Hunger Games
    This boxed set contains all three books - The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay -  in Suzanne Collins' best-selling series, The Hunger Games. The story is set in a dystopic future where the rich watch the poor fight to the death for a supply of food. 

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    Joseph Carlson
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "The first book in this series was one of the best action thrillers I’ve ever read. It was tight, heart-pounding, stressful, and the world seemed alive. The followup 2 books reveal the weakness of the premise (the Capitol’s actions don’t really make sense when you think about it; the Games serve to ensure that the 14-19 year old demographic, the people already most likely to rebel against authority, have a good reason & excuse to keep themselves in a constant state of combat readiness? Great idea!). Collins’ needs to jump through hoops twice to get the characters back in an “arena” setting, because she can’t make the action work outside of an arena, and she has a lot of trouble fleshing out characters who were fine as one-note action sequences but aren’t as appealing once you have to spend 15 pages listening to them talk. Overall, it’s a good set of books; I’d look forward to other work by this author; but the first one is the only one you should buy someone as a gift. "
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    #3Harry Potter 1- 7 Audio Collection

    Harry Potter 1- 7 Audio Collection

    J.K. Rowling's famous Harry Potter series is available as an audio collection, perfect for fans of audiobooks and stories about witchcraft and wizardry. The collection tells the life of a young wizard, Harry, together with his two friends in dealing with the dark wizard.

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    Jason Contreras
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "this is an amazing idea, to have J.K. Rowling's famous Harry Potter series as an audio collection. i would like to get one "
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    #4Inheritance Cycle

    Inheritance Cycle

    Inheritance Cycle is a tetralogy of young adult high fantasy novels by Christopher Paolini. It tells the story of a young boy named Eragon and his adventures with his dragon, Saphira. 

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    Christine Price
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "I started reading the series a long time ago, back in elementary school, because I wanted to see what the fuss was all about (it was an extremely popular series in my classroom). I had never really gotten into fantasy prior to reading these books, but they definitely got me hooked. They are beautifully written, and have a consistently rich narrative that makes you not want to put it down. I will say, however, I wasn't in love. Although well written and exciting, the books are very, very long, so at times it would get frustrating thinking about how much more I had to read, and would get impatient with the story. "
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    #5Percy Jackson and the Olympians

    Percy Jackson and the Olympians
    Percy Jackson and the Olympians is a pentalogy of fantasy books by Rick Riordan. It follows the adventures of Percy Jackson, son of Poseidon, and his friends as they go on quests to save the human world from a war between Greek gods.
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    Brian Jackson
    Written on March 29, 2018
    "This is a great box set of books. I found these books very entertaining and suitable for many ages. I think they are very well written and really get your creative mind working. I highly recommend them."
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    #6The Mortal Instruments

    The Mortal Instruments

    The Mortal Instruments is a best-selling fantasy series by Cassandra Clare. It follows Clary Fray,Jace Herondale, and other Shadowhunters at the New York Institute as they rid the world of demons.

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    Catherine Garrett
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "May be geared towards a young adult-ish audience but it's still a very engaging and enjoyable series. I read the first book because a relative gave it to me and immediately went out and bought the rest of the series. Highly recommend!"
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    #7His Dark Materials

    His Dark Materials
    His Dark Materials is a trilogy by Philip Pullman comprised of the books The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass explains the story of the two children, Lyra and Will through shimmering haunted otherworlds.
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    Joshua Marshall
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "This is great to relive times that were crucial in history. Real terrorizing, agonizing, traumatizing times. This definitely isn't for the faint of heart. You'll feel as if you're' actually there as stories are being told. "
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    #8Blue Bloods

    Blue Bloods
    Schuyler Van Alen, 15, is a student of one of the best schools in Manhattan. Suddenly, her veins start to turn blue, and she starts to desire raw meat: her vampire nature is coming out. Surprises don't stop here, as one of the most popular kids shows interest in her, and they both start investigating the mysterious death of one of the school's most popular girls.  
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    #9The Chronicles of Narnia

    The Chronicles of Narnia

    This set contains all seven tales of C. S. Lewis' classic The Chronicles of Narnia. The series brings you to Narnia, the magical world filled with talking animals and powerful beasts that is connected to the real world through an unlikely portal.

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    Keith Wilson
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "C.S. Lewis' imaginative creation of whimsical creatures and inquisitive children, this classical tale is akin to a lighter and more child like in nature version of a Lord of the Ring story. During the early 1900's a family of young, bored children discover a portal in their closet to another realm and together, they venture into this new mysterious world, to aid its inhabitants and grow stronger along side one another, to fight an evil force that threatens their way back home."
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    #10Hush, Hush

    Hush, Hush

    Nora Grey is a smart and good girl and that against all odds, falls for Patch, a classmate with a questionable past. The attraction between the both of them gets stronger as days go by, but his mysterious past makes Nora feel insecure about completely falling for him.

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    Scott Fernandez
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "Hush Hush is a good novel series although I was a little bored at certain parts. When I read the reviews, they were pretty well mixed but I thought it was good. It seemed to get a little lost in the middle when Nora is trying to decide which side to choose. I think people would enjoy this novel series if they love immortality tales."
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    #11Fallen

    Fallen

    Fallen is a paranormal romance novel by Lauren Kate that tells the story of Lucinda Price as she begins her senior year in Sword & Cross where she meets the mysterious Daniel Grigori, who unbeknownst to her is a fallen angel.


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    Paul Hamilton
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "I was looking for a book series to read. I love to read series of books. With Fallen, I was drawn in by the wonderfully crafted story telling. This novel series has a great first start with Fallen and I hope to read more of this interesting written style within this series. "
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    #12Vampire Academy

    Vampire Academy
    Vampire Academy is a paranormal romance by Richelle Mead. It tells the story of Lissa, a vampire princess, and her guardian and best friend, Rose, during their stay in St. Vladimir's Academy. This is the first book of a six-part series.
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    David James
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "My middle school daughter loved Vampire Academy. I did not. I wouldn't consider this series the best one to read. She would. If I was a young girl, I might agree."
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    #13Evermore (The Immortals)

    Evermore (The Immortals)

    The first book of The Immortals series is the beginning of the story of Ever Bloom, a sixteen-year-old girl that after an accident where all her family got killed, can see everyone's aura, know their thoughts and know everything about them just by touching them. This made her reluctant to human contact until she meets Damen Auguste, the only one who she cannot know everything about.

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    Zheng Hao
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "Evermore: The Immortals is a book by Alyson Noël. It is available from Amazon for $8.84 for a paperback. It is the beginning story in the Immortals series. It is the story of Ever Bloom and how she lost her family in an accident. She can see everyone's aura and know there thoughts just by making contact with them. It somewhat fits the topic."
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    #14The Vile Village (A Series of Unfortunate Events)

    The Vile Village (A Series of Unfortunate Events)
    The Vile Village (A Series of Unfortunate Events) is a picture book written by Lemony Snicket and illustrated by Brett Helquist. The Vile Village (A Series of Unfortunate Events) was published by HarperCollins Publishers. 

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    Alice Nelson
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "I never was much of a Series of Unfortunate Events series lover. I did not read the Vile Village, only gave the first 3 or 4 books a go. However, I can say that it wasn't badly written (just not my taste) and even the boys in my school growing up, who hated reading, loved this series. "
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    #15The Austere Academy (A Series of Unfortunate Events)

    The Austere Academy (A Series of Unfortunate Events)

    The Austere Academy (A Series of Unfortunate Events) is a picture book written by Lemony Snicket and illustrated by Brett Helquist. The Austere Academy (A Series of Unfortunate Events) was published by HarperCollins Publishers.

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    Harold Carr
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "This is one of my top books in the Series of Unfortunate Events series! I read it when I was in middle school and I came across the book as I was browsing what I could get for my nephew's birthday. He already loves the series but hasn't read this entry of it yet so I'm excited to show him it. I wish the book got more praise than it had in the past."
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    #16The Reptile Room (A Series of Unfortunate Events)

    The Reptile Room (A Series of Unfortunate Events)

    The Reptile Room (A Series of Unfortunate Events) is a picture book written by Lemony Snicket and illustrated by Brett Helquist. The Reptile Room (A Series of Unfortunate Events) was published by Scholastic, Inc.

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    Brenda Wells
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "The Reptile Room by Lemony Snicket is Book 2 of the well loved of A Series of Unfortunate Events which follows the Baudelaire orphans. This series is a staple for the the young reader and adults can take pleasure in the entertaining stories as well. I enjoyed reading these books to relate to my children as they were reading them. The Reptile Room does not disappoint those of us who love a mystery."
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    #17The Penultimate Peril (A Series of Unfortunate Events)

    The Penultimate Peril (A Series of Unfortunate Events)

    The Penultimate Peril (A Series of Unfortunate Events) is a picture book written by Lemony Snicket and illustrated by Brett Helquist. The Penultimate Peril (A Series of Unfortunate Events) was published by HarperCollins Publishers.

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    Stephen Chavez
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "I'm a huge fan of the Lemony Snicket Series of Unfortunate Events books. I think we'd be in a lot better place as a culture if these books had been more popular than Harry Potter or Twilight."
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    #18The Miserable Mill (A Series of Unfortunate Events)

    The Miserable Mill (A Series of Unfortunate Events)

    The Miserable Mill (A Series of Unfortunate Events) is a picture book written by Lemony Snicket and illustrated by Brett Helquist. The Miserable Mill (A Series of Unfortunate Events) was published by Scholastic, Inc.

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    Mónica Correa
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "The Miserable Mill (A Series of Unfortunate Events) was one of my favorite books to read while I was in college. It is an adventurous novel that will really open your mind! "
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    #19Jordan (Buckhorn Brothers)

    Jordan (Buckhorn Brothers)

    Jordan is the fourth book in the contemporary romance series Buckhorn Brothers written by Lori Foster which centers on the love story of Jordan Sommerville and Georgia Barnes. 

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    #20The Slippery Slope (A Series of Unfortunate Events)

    The Slippery Slope (A Series of Unfortunate Events)

    The Slippery Slope (A Series of Unfortunate Events) is a picture book written by Lemony Snicket and illustrated by Brett Helquist. The Slippery Slope (A Series of Unfortunate Events) was published by HarperCollins Publishers.

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    David Reid
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "I'd never heard of these books until after I started watching the show on Netflix. It wasn't groundbreaking, but it was fun. Seeing there were so many books already out there, I decided to check them out and similarly haven't been disappointed. Not masterpieces, but a lot of fun to read. "
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    #21The Carnivorous Carnival (A Series of Unfortunate Events)

    The Carnivorous Carnival (A Series of Unfortunate Events)

    The Carnivorous Carnival (A Series of Unfortunate Events) is a picture book written by Lemony Snicket and illustrated by Brett Helquist. The Carnivorous Carnival (A Series of Unfortunate Events) was published by HarperCollins.

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    Jane Harvey
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "A series of Unfortunate Events is one of the best series to date. I don't think it matters your age when reading it either! All ages can enjoy these novels. The Carnivorous Carnival is one of my favorite from the series too! But all the books are great. "

Summary

Best What are the best novel series to read
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1A Song of Ice and FireBooks 33 Paid
2The Hunger GamesBooks 15 Paid
3Harry Potter 1- 7 Audio CollectionBooks 14 Paid
4Inheritance CycleBooks 13 Paid
5Percy Jackson and the OlympiansBooks 11 Paid
6The Mortal InstrumentsBooks 11 Paid
7His Dark Materials Books 9 Paid
8Blue BloodsBooks 8 Paid
9The Chronicles of NarniaBooks 6 Paid
10Hush, HushBooks 6 Paid
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