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The Lunar Chronicles Books in Order: How to read Marissa Meyer series?

Would you like fairy tales retelling with a sci-fi/dystopian twist? The Lunar Chronicles is for you!

What is The Lunar Chronicle?

A series of young adult fantasy novels written by American author Marissa Meyer, The Lunar Chronicles are futuristic retellings of classic fairy tales.

The story takes place in a world where earthens, cyborgs, androids, and a race of moon colonists all coexist.

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Harry Potter Books in Order: How to read J.K. Rowling’s popular series?

My hero today needs no introduction, but let’s make one anyway!

Who is Harry Potter?

Played by Daniel Radcliffe on the big screen, Harry James Potter is one of the most famous wizards of modern times. He just doesn’t know it when the story begins.

On his eleventh birthday, Harry learns that he is a wizard, and joins Hogwarts where he meets Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. Harry Potter is ready to live dangerous adventures with his two best friends to fight evil and He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named.

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Thursday Next Books in Order: How to Read Jasper Fforde comic fantasy, alternate history series?

Do you like Douglas Adams and P.G. Wodehouse? Then, chances are you’ll like Thursday Next literary world.

Who is Thursday Next?

Thurday Next lives in a parallel universe, where England is a republic, with George Formby as its first president, elected following the success of Operation Sea Lion (the mooted Nazi invasion of Great Britain), occupation, and liberation. There is no United Kingdom, and Wales is the independent “Socialist Republic of Wales”. The Crimean War is still being waged in 1985, Russia still has a Czar, and the Whig Party still exists in the House of Commons.

In the world of Thursday Next, literature is a much more popular medium than in our world, and Thursday is a member of SO-27, the Literary Detectives or LiteraTecs. Her work is centered on Swindon and the world of fiction, where she battles the machinations of the insidious Goliath Corporation, members of the Hades family and other evils at every turn.

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The Chronicles of St Mary’s Books in Order: How to read Jodi Taylor series?

History is full of mysteries, but also full of danger, especially for the historians who are working for the St. Mary’s Institute of Historical Research.

What are The Chronicles of St Mary’s?

Behind the seemingly innocuous facade of St. Mary’s Institute of Historical Research, a different kind of academic work is taking place. Just don’t call it ‘time travel’ – these historians ‘investigate major historical events in contemporary time.’ Their aim is to observe and document – to try and find the answers to many of History’s unanswered questions … and not to die in the process.

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House of Night Books in Order: How to read P.C. Cast series?

What if you needed to go to school to become a vampire?

What’s House of Night?

Written by P.C. Cast and her daughter Kristin Cast, House of Night is a series of young adult fantasy novels following the adventures of a teenager who must be trained to become a vampyre.

More precisely, the story is about a sixteen-year-old girl named Zoey Redbird who has just become what is called a ‘fledgling vampyre’. Now, it is required of her to attend the House of Night boarding school in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Throne of Glass Series in Order: How to read Sarah J. Maas books?

You can be young and deadly, just ask Celaena Sardothien.

What’s the Throne of Glass Series?

Written by Sarah J. Maas, the Throne of Glass is a fantasy series that takes us in a land without magic where we follow Celaena Sardothien, an 18-year-old assassin in the kingdom of Adarlan.

After being imprisoned for a year by the king, Celaena Sardothien accepts an offer to compete with other assassins for a chance to serve as the king’s champion and win her freedom. This leads her to great and dangerous adventures, world-shattering revelations and more.

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The Iron Druid Chronicles in Order: How to read Kevin Hearne Series?

Did you know druids can live for more than two-thousand-year-old ? This one does.

What are The Iron Druid Chronicles?

The Iron Druid Chronicles is a series of urban fantasy novels written by Kevin Hearn.

The story is set in Tempe, Arizona, where Atticus O’Sullivan lives. He is the last of the Druids and he is running an occult bookshop. Also, he is shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound.

After more than two thousand years on Earth, Atticus has enemies, and an apprentice.

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Ranger’s Apprentice Books in Order: How to read John Flanagan series?

I wrote about The Brotherband Chronicles series a few days ago, so why not do Ranger’s Apprentice now?

What’s the Ranger’s Apprentice series?

Ranger’s Apprentice is a fantasy series written by Australian author John Flanagan. The story follows the adventures of Will, an orphan who is taken as an apprentice Ranger, as he strives to keep the Kingdom of Araluen safe from invaders, traitors, and threats.

In his adventures Will is joined on his adventures by his mentor Halt and his best friend Horace. The universe of the Ranger’s Apprentice expands to a prequel series and a spin-off.

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The Brotherband Chronicles in Order: How to read John Flanagan books?

Fantasy series are not always about magicians. Sometimes, they are about sea warriors!

What’s the Brotherband Chronicles?

The Brotherband Chronicles is a series of fantasy novels written by Australian author John Flanagan. It is a spin-off from the Ranger’s Apprentice series, but with new Skandian characters.

The main character is Hal Mikkelson, a half-Araluen/half-Skandian, member of the Brotherband and captain of the ship Heron. With his crew, Hal must prove their worth and fight for the Skandia.

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Percy Jackson Books in Order: How to read Rick Riordan series?

I don’t think they’ll make a third Percy Jackson movie but at least you can still read the books!

Who is Percy Jackson?

Also known as Percy Jackson & the Olympians, the book series by Rick Riordan is about a young man who, as you may have guessed, is called Percy Jackson.

One day, after being attacked by a Minotaur, Percy discovered that he is a demigod, the son of Poseidon, the Greek god of the sea. His life changes completely as he finds himself at Camp Half-Blood, a training camp for demigods like him. Soon, with his companions, a Satyr named Grover Underwood and Annabeth Chase, a daughter of Athena, Percy starts a grand adventure.

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