What are the best overrated fantasy books?

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    #1New Moon (The Twilight Saga)

    New Moon (The Twilight Saga)

    Bella and Edward are separated because he thinks that his mere presence was putting her at risk. Devastated, Bella will find a great friend in Jacob Black, who can shape-shift into a wolf and will protect her from Victoria, a vampire seeking vengeance. 

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    Anonymous
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "I've seen the movie even before reading the book and I can say that the movie was better. Although Stephenie Meyer was able to narrate the story more interestingly, there's just something that made this book kinda boring. I've read the first book as well and the first one is kinda more interesting."
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    #2Twilight

    Twilight

    Twilight is the first book in the Twilight Saga series, a book by Stephenie Meyer. It tells the story of Bella Swan, a transferee student, and Edward Cullen who is a vampire. They will fall in love with each other and defy all odds. 

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    Anonymous
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "Before this was turned into a movie, I have already read this first book and I was disappointed that the movie was not able to adapt the book. Twilight book is extremely better than the movie version, and it's kinda upsetting to know that one of your favourite books turned out to be a bad film. If you're into vampire and werewolf, I would recommend this book!!"
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    #3Eclipse (The Twilight Saga)

    Eclipse (The Twilight Saga)
    Eclipse is the third book in the Twilight Series. The story revolves around the new challenges Bella and Edward faces as vampire to human couple. In this book, Bella will struggle to choose between Edward and his best friend Jacob.
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    Anonymous
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "Since this novel is the third in the Twilight Saga series, I was expecting a stronger Bella character. Though her development is noticed, there's still so much more to do to become a stronger woman people are trying to anticipate. Overall, this is my favorite book in the series. Very interesting than the first two. "
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    #4Breaking Dawn (The Twilight Saga)

    Breaking Dawn (The Twilight Saga)

    Breaking Dawn is the 4th book in the series Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer that tells the story of Bella and Edward, and their journey in overcoming all the evils that set them apart. After finding out that she is pregnant, Bella decides to move back to her home town, but things won't get any better for her. 

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    Anonymous
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "I have finished the earlier books in this series and though I am not into vampires, I was curious how it's gonna end so I decided to read the final book. The ending is satisfying and I did not regret ever reading the series."
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    #5The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials)

    The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials)
    The Golden Compass is the first book in Philip Pullman's trilogy His Dark Materials, and mainly centers on Lyra and her adventures to find her missing friend Roger and her captured uncle, Asriel.
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    Anonymous
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "My high school buddies have been suggesting this book to me so my expectations are quite high before I start reading the book. After finishing it, I can say that it's good but not as good as I was expecting. It seems to be part of a Christian lit."
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    #6Marked (House of Night)

    Marked (House of Night)

    Marked, the first book in P.C Cast and Kristin Cast' House of Night series, is about Zoey and the House of Night, the school for vampyres. While trying to fit in her new school, Zoey finds out that even as a 'Marked', her life is not going to be easy.

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    Madison Roberts
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "I am a big fan of the horror genre. Although Marked is a bit overrated, this is a good edition to the fantasy genre. Instead of a school for witches, Marked is centered around a institution for vampyres. It's a supernatural take on being the new girl at school and trying to fit in. Good read!"
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    #7The 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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    Jack Patel
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "The Chronicles of Narnia is part of a magical set of fantasy books where animals can speak and children travel to unusual places. It has plenty of illustrations to go along fascinating detail. I would hardly call this overrated. In fact, it is admired by many and regarded as a classic. "
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    #8A Song of Ice and Fire

    A Song of Ice and Fire

    A Song of Ice and Fire is an epic fantasy series by George R.R. Martin. It follows the war between several families of the fictional continent of Westeros. It is the basis of the hit TV series Game of Thrones.

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    Jeremy Mason
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "If you are a fan of Game of Thrones like I am, this book is a must read. It is a common recommendation now, so if you want something more niche, this may not be the first choice you make. However I personally recommend this book because it really excels in building an interesting fantasy world. "
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    #9Evermore (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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    Rebecca Pena
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "Interesting story. Definitely sounds worth a read. Powers like that would drive most people mad, I would think. "
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    #10Crescendo (The Hush, Hush Saga)

    Crescendo (The Hush, Hush Saga)

    Crescendo is a paranormal fantasy book written by Becca FitzPatrick. Crescendo was published on October 19, 2010 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. It is the second book in the Hush Hush Saga.

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    Alejandro Delgado
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "I can't begin to express how disappointed I am in this book. I absolutely LOVED Hush, Hush, but after the first book this series lost its spark. I know that there are many people who dislike Patch, saying that he's mean, blah blah blah. I think just the opposite. He's been a favorite of mine since the beginning of the series, and he became that much more of a shining star in this book. We got to see exactly how much he cares about Nora and exactly how far he is willing to go to save her. Nora, on the other hand, is somewhat a sore spot for me. I simply can't stand her. There, I said it: Nora has got to go. I know that the author wanted to make this strong, sassy heroine but I really think that Fitzpatrick took it too far. The first problem that I had with Nora is that she's self centered and overly sarcastic. When she first came home, she was SO harsh with her mom and other people that seemed to care about her. I'm sure her mom sometimes guiltily wished that Nora had stayed missing. Nora was a snippy, irritating, and an all around annoying character. However, I think that what really pushed me to dislike Nora is that she's too stupid to live (TSTL). She goes out and gets herself into all of the dangerous situations, and for what? She makes up her mind to save the day, but makes no plans other than jumping out and screaming "A-HA! Gotcha!" once she gets there. She has no skills, no means to protect herself, and no intelligence to speak of. *SLIGHT SPOILER* The scene with Nora and Scotty trying to sneak into the building, and her accidentally throwing a rock at the FIRE ESCAPE when trying to get his attention, resulting in the near-death of both of them had my mouth drop to the floor. The sheer power of her stupidity was astounding! *END SPOILER* Her desire to bring down Hank all by herself, and forbidding Patch to go after him was stupid, naive, stupid and did I mention STUPID? I felt my IQ drop about 10 points reading this book. Like another reviewer said, Nora simply couldn't do ANYTHING right. She put herself in dangerous situation after dangerous situation, and had to be rescued EVERY time. This book ended on a cliffhanger, but I don't think I can take anymore of Nora the Nitwit. It's not likely that I will be reading the next installment. Would I recommend this book? It really depends. I'm sure many people will be able to overlook the sheer idiocy of Nora. Those who can will be able to enjoy this book. "
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    #11Nightfall (The Vampire Diaries - The Return)

    Nightfall (The Vampire Diaries - The Return)
    Nightfall is a novel part of The Vampire Diaries series. After Elena sacrificed herself to save Stefan and Damon, the vampire brothers who love her, a supernatural force pulled her back, giving her new powers and gifts and making her irresistible to any vampire.
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    Ryan Peters
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "The book is another novel in the Vampire Diaries series, the story follows a group of vampires and their adventures. The plot is fairly jumbled unless you've read the previous novels, in that case they'll make more sense. I've found that young readers enjoy this book, though I couldn't seem to get into the story even after reading a fairly large number of chapters. In my opinion, stay clear of this novel unless you're a fan of cheesy Twilight based novels. "
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    #12A Wild Sheep Chase

    A Wild Sheep Chase
    The man was leading an aimless life, time passing, one big blank. His girlfriend has perfectly formed ears, ears with the power to bewitch, marvels of creation. The man receives a letter from a friend, enclosing a seemingly innocent photograph of sheep, and a request: place the photograph somewhere it will be seen.
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    Grace Bishop
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Love Murakami`s writing. Usually something gets lost in translation but author and translator are a perfect match. Quirky twists and turns keep you on your toes and the story rounds off beautifully. Highly recommended."

Summary

Best What are the best overrated fantasy books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1New Moon (The Twilight Saga)Books 38 Paid
2TwilightBooks 36 Paid
3Eclipse (The Twilight Saga)Books 33 Paid
4Breaking Dawn (The Twilight Saga)Books 32 Paid
5The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials)Books 30 Paid
6Marked (House of Night)Books 27 Paid
7The Chronicles of NarniaBooks 26 Paid
8A Song of Ice and FireBooks 25 Paid
9Evermore (The Immortals)Books 23 Paid
10Crescendo (The Hush, Hush Saga)Books 19 Paid
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