What are the best recommended books for fantasy, sci-fi and mystery readers?

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    #1Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet)

    Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet)
    Ender's Game is the first book in The Ender Quintet series by Orson Scott Card which has won the Hugo and Nebula awards. This science fiction novel centers on Ender being trained in military and combat to prepare against an alien attack. 
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    Gregory Hunter
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet) is an absolute must read classic for fantasy, sci-fi and mystery readers. The book is way better than the movie in dealing with the story. And if you like this book, there's four move sequels to read."
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    #2Sorrow's Point

    Sorrow's Point

    Sorrow's Point tells the story of an ex-priest who helps out an old friend and expects the unexpected series of horrific events. This book is written by Danielle DeVor, and it is the first in The Marker Chronicles Series.

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    Alan Guo
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "GOOD"
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    #3Moon Called (Mercy Thompson)

    Moon Called (Mercy Thompson)
    Raised embracing her shapeshifter nature, Mercy Thompson had always lived with her fellow werewolves family. Everything changed when she got kicked out the community due to a forbidden love affair, so she started running a mechanic shop. One day, she meets a teenage werewolf, something that will get her in many troubles with the family that abandoned her. 
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    Julia Brewer
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "The first of the Mercy Thompson novels is quite an enjoyable introduction to Patricia Briggs's urban fantasy setting (although that term is semi-inappropriate for this story, as it takes place for the most part in what sounds like a suburban setting with a side order of mountain wilderness toward the middle). Told in the first person, this series follows the adventures of Mercedes Thompson ("Mercy" for short), who believes herself "no match for a werewolf" but has a tendency to prove herself capable of standing up to most of the dark things life throws at her from this book onward. A "walker," Mercy's magical superpower is the ability to shift into a coyote form, but what makes her interesting is the mundane set of talents and traits layered on top of that, many of which manifest her as one of a surprisingly small number of "strong, independent woman trope" characters who narratively make sure they earn that status in the eyes of the reader rather than just stepping up and assuming that a handful of vaguely defined positive strengths can carry a character arc. She's a tough character, but also tactful enough to maneuver around the troublesome dominance instincts of a werewolf to avoid angering them; she's independent in the most practical sense, by which I mean she runs and owns her own business and is good enough at what she does to be proud of that business. And while she may mentally acknowledge and occasionally acquiesce to the wishes of the protective Alpha males in her life, she never quite brings herself to give up sticking her nose in things and has the cunning, nerve, and deductive reasoning skills to stand out as a dark horse contributor to the adventures she takes part in. That Mercy is such a compelling character is important, because Mercy is what holds this series of books together. There is no single, continuous plot, there is only continuity and character development. The stories are largely self-contained within their own arcs apart from their building effect on the world in which Mercy lives and on her and the characters around her."
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    #4Turn Coat (The Dresden Files)

    Turn Coat (The Dresden Files)

    Turn Coat is an urban fantasy mystery fiction written by Jim Butcher. It is the eleventh book in The Dresden Files and first published in 2009 by Roc. 

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    Marilyn Rice
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "This book is a little different from past Dresden Files books. I'll be interested to see, as I read on, whether it marks a turning point in the series. I enjoy the fantasy and sci-fi combination with the personal life of Harry and his fight against evil forces. "
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    #5The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings)

    The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings)
    The Two Towers is the second part of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic epic trilogy, the Lord of the Rings. It was originally published in November 1954. It is about the war instigated by Saruman the White, ruler of Isengard.
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    #6The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings)

    The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings)

    The Return of the King is the third and final part of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic epic trilogy, the Lord of the Rings. It was originally published on October 20, 1955. It is about Frodo and his journey inside Mordor.

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    Peter Thompson
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "If you are a lord of the ring's fan, enough said. If you are not, this is the third and final book of the trilogy where the epic battle against the dark lord sauron is coming to the end. Epic battles, climatic ending and the struggle between good and evil."
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    #7Cry Wolf (Alpha and Omega)

    Cry Wolf (Alpha and Omega)

    Cry Wolf, the first book in Patricia Briggs' Alpha and Omega series, is about Anna, who never believed in werewolves until she was turned into one and began a love-and-hate relationship with her pack's Alpha.

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    Lori Bates
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I've never read a book like this before. It really captures different fantasy elements, but also keeps things in a modern scene. Great book!"
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    #8Something from the Nightside (Nightside)

    Something from the Nightside (Nightside)

    As a child of the Nightside, John Taylor is expert when it comes to finding things, so he makes a living working as a detective. One day, Joanna Barrett came to hire him to find her lost child, and after some investigation, he realized the kid was in the Nightside, so he has no choice but to come home.  

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    Albert Gomez
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "My mother reccomended this book to me and although im usually more of a non fiction fan i really enjoyed this. Easy read that kept me not wanting to put the book down. I'm going to look into this author more after reading this."
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    #9The Graveyard Book

    The Graveyard Book

    The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman is a tale about a boy raised by ghosts in a cemetery. This 2008 novel is the only book to win both the Newberry medal and Carnegie medal, along with Hugo Award and Locus Award.

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    Jack Patel
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Mystery keeps a reader reading. Gaiman is fabulous with his work, such as the Graveyard book."
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    #10The Bequeathal: Godsent

    The Bequeathal: Godsent

    The Bequeathal: Godsent is a standalone science fiction novel written by Zoran Jevtić which centers on Eugene Reece living in an augmented world by the virtualized intellects of the deceased.

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    Steven Hansen
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "An extremely interesting, although creepy at times, story. It has many original ideas in a genre that is known for creative ideas. However, if you are easily unsettled or feel uncomfortable with odd ideas then you may want to avoid this novel, or look into more detail about the novel before picking it up. "
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    #11Storm Front (Dresden Files)

    Storm Front (Dresden Files)
    Storm Front is a supernatural paranormal mystery novel written by Jim Butcher as the first book for The Dresden Files series. With over 300 pages, this book is published in 2000 by Penguin ROC.
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    Christina Olson
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "GReat book - little bit of everything,fantasy, sci-fi and definitely mystery. Looking forward to reading it."
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    #12Rainbows End

    Rainbows End

    Rainbows End is a standalone science fiction novel written by Vernor Vinge which centers on recovering Alzheimer's patient Robert Gu who discovers the world has changed after years of his near-fatal decline. 

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    Judith Campbell
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "This is a great book and very relevant in today's times. It makes me wonder if this is how things may turn out in the future. Fast paced and kept my attention throughout."
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    #13Two Faces of Tomorrow

    Two Faces of Tomorrow

    The Two Faces of Tomorrow is a standalone science fiction novel written by James P. Hogan which follows Raymond Dyer and his team of computer specialists who installed a supercomputer on an orbiting satellite and programmed it to survive. 

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    Cheryl Morgan
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "The Two Faces of Tomorrow is a science fiction novel written by James P. Hogan that will transform anyone into another realm! I quickly fell under the spell of this perfectly written novel and could not pull away, other than to sleep! I found myself buried in the book all weekend and also dreaming about it in my sleep. Super fun and exciting for a super fan like me!"
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    #14The Futurological Congress: From the Memoirs of Ijon Tichy

    The Futurological Congress: From the Memoirs of Ijon Tichy
    The Futurological Congress: From the Memoirs of Ijon Tichy is a Polish Literature, Humor, Science Fiction Novel written by Stanislaw Lem and translated by Michael Kandel. It was published October 28, 1985.
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    Tyler Wilson
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "Flash frozen and put on ice till a later date Ijon Tichy, awakes to a new world. A world so totally different that he must think his way out of danger.."
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    #15These Broken Stars

    These Broken Stars
    These Broken Stars is the first book in the young adult science fiction trilogy Starbound written by Amie Kaufman which centers on Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen after their spaceliner Icarus crashed into the nearest planet. 
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    Anna Green
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "These Broken Stars is a great start to a trilogy full of sci-fi adventure. Lilac and Tarver take us through a journey through the stars and we get entangled in their lives, as they are so different. This book is recommended for mystery and sci-fi buffs who enjoy a little romance thrown in. It is probably best for younger adult readers, 13-21. "
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    #16Hull Zero Three

    Hull Zero Three

    Hull Zero Three is a standalone science fiction novel written by Greg Bear which centers on a young man who wakes up on a new planet and with the woman he was meant to love. 

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    Wayne Stevens
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This book looks interesting and mysterious."
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    #17Moonlighting in Vermont

    Moonlighting in Vermont

    Moonlighting In Vermont is the first book in the mystery fiction series A Bree MacGowan Mystery written by Kate George Bella Bree MacGowan who becomes the prime suspect in the murder of her boss.

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    Patrick Simpson
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Seems like a very generic commentary sci-fantasy mystery novel, seems okay for most people that like those books but not my first choice. "
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    #18Friday the Rabbi Slept Late (The Rabbi Small Mysteries)

    Friday the Rabbi Slept Late (The Rabbi Small Mysteries)

    Friday the Rabbi Slept Late is a Jewish mystery fiction and the first book in The Rabbi Small Mysteries series written by Harry Kemelman. It is first published in 1964. 

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    Joshua Lopez
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "As I am, myself, a reader of mystery books, I know how frustrating it is to deal with trends. All new releases seem to follow the same formula set out by some best-seller. That's why it's a good idea to dip into older books and more unusual titles. Friday the Rabbi Slept Late and the Rabbi Small Mysteries in general are a breath of fresh air. These were published in the 1960s, so you can expect a slower pace. However, the plot doesn't get too bogged down and the Jewish aspect gives it a unique spin. Just to be clear--you don't have to be Jewish to enjoy. I'm not, and I enjoyed finally reading some mysteries with an unexpected angle."
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    #19The Black Book

    The Black Book
    The Black Book is a book by Orhan Pamuk that tells the story of the lawyer Galip. Her wife left without any words left for him. He did not know if she is lost or ran away. He will begin to find her with only clues from the day she left. 
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    Gary Ortiz
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "I would read this book if you enjoy mystery. It can be kind of confusing when you start the book but bear with it and you'll come to love it."
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    #20When the Bough Breaks (Alex Delaware)

    When the Bough Breaks (Alex Delaware)

    When the Bough Breaks is a mystery fiction novel written by Jonathan Kellerman and it was first published in 1985 by Random House. This is the first book from Kellerman's Alex Delaware series. It has a movie adaptation released in 1986.

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    Angela Gomez
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "I read this through but am not satisfied. I think the author spent too much time on character descriptions. The story is exciting but I don't think I will continue the series. "

Summary

Best What are the best recommended books for fantasy, sci-fi and mystery readers
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Ender's Game (The Ender Quintet)Books 25 Paid
2Sorrow's PointBooks 23 Paid
3Moon Called (Mercy Thompson)Books 22 Paid
4Turn Coat (The Dresden Files)Books 20 Paid
5The Two Towers (The Lord of the Rings)Books 19 Paid
6The Return of the King (The Lord of the Rings)Books 18 Paid
7Cry Wolf (Alpha and Omega)Books 16 Paid
8Something from the Nightside (Nightside)Books 15 Paid
9The Graveyard BookBooks 13 Paid
10The Bequeathal: GodsentBooks 2 Paid
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