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The Lying Game Books in Order: How to read Sara Shepard’s series?

By the author of Pretty Little Liars.

What is The Lying Game about?

Written by American author Sara Shepard, The Lying Game is a series about secret, lies and consequences. Emma Paxton recently discovered she had a long-lost twin sister names Sutton Mercer. As Emma went into foster care, Sutton was adopted by a wealthy family. Their life and personality couldn’t be more different.

Sutton Mercer had a life anyone would kill for. Then someone did. Now, it’s up to Emma to discover who could have wanted her sister gone… and the list of suspect is quite long.

The World of Mortal Engines Books in Order

The World of Mortal Engines Books in Order: How to read Philip Reeve’s young adult fantasy series?

A post-apocalyptic world where entire cities have been mounted on wheels and motorised.

What is The World of Mortal Engines about?

The World of Mortal Engines is a series of epic young adult fantasy novels by the British novelist and illustrator Philip Reeve, consisted of two series, a short story collection and a guide.

Set thousands of years in the future at a time known as the Traction Era, Mortal Engines tells the story of two young adventurers on a desolate planet Earth where moving cities roam for resources, eating each other. The first book has been adapted into a movie in 2009.

David Wong Books in Order

David Wong Books in Order (John Dies at the End, Zoey Ashe)

All of the books!

Who is David Wong?

Born January 10, 1975, Jason Pargin is an American writer known by his pen name David Wong. Former Executive Editor of Cracked.com, Pargin started to publish his first book as a web serial beginning in 2001.

The success of the online version of John Dies at the end lead to a book deal then to a film adaptation by Don Coscarelli that was released in 2012. Since his first book he wrote more John and Dave books but also a second series.

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The 100 Books in Order: How to read Kass Morgan’s young adult science fiction series?

Not just a TV Series on The CW.

What is The 100 about?

Adapted on television by The CW, The 100 is a post-apocalyptic science fiction and young adult book series written by American author Kass Morgan. Almost 100 years ago, a thermonuclear apocalypse happened. Now, the only survivors to the human race live in a space colony. To maintain control on population and resources, all crimes, no matter how small, are punishable by death, unless you’re under 18. In that case, they just wait for you to be old enough and kill you.

Facing dangerous odds of survival, the Colony decide to send 100 teenage prisoners on Earth to discover if the planet is habitable. A group – among them Clarke Griffin, Jaha Wells, Octavia Blake and her older brother Bellamy Clarke – crashes on the East Coast of the former United States and soon discover that Earth is not only survivable, but that they’re not alone.

Chronicles of Elantra Books in Order

Chronicles of Elantra Books in Order: How to read Michelle Sagara’s series?

Welcome to Elantra, a city ruled by Dragons!

What is the Chronicles of Elantra series about?

Written by Japanese-Canadian author Michelle Michiko Sagara, The Chronicles of Elantra is a fantasy series set in the fantastical city of Elantra.

The story resolves around the magical adventures of Private Kaylin Neya, a young woman with a complicated history. Kaylin serves the Hawks in the towering Halls of Law (Elantra’s version of a police officer). She’s a mortal in a city ruled by Dragons.

The Parasol Protectorate Books in Order

The Parasol Protectorate Books in Order: How to read Gail Carriger’s series?

Somes Victorian Steampunk.

What is the Parasol Protectorate series about?

Created by Gail Carriger—the pen name of American archaeologist and author Tofa Borregaard—the Parasol Protectorate series is the heart of a large literary universe composed of multiple series of steampunk paranormal romance stories.

The Parasol Protectorate series is first about a young woman with no soul named Alexia Tarabotti who ended up dealing with the supernatural, a situation that leads her to a series of dangerous investigations of London’s high society. Another series chronicles the exciting life of a student at Mademoiselle Geraldine’s Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality, and the adventures of Prudence, the daughter of Alexia.

Shadow Children Books in Order

Shadow Children Books in Order: How to read Margaret Peterson Haddix’s dystopian series?

When being the third child in the family makes you illegal.

What is Shadow Children about?

Written by American author Margaret Peterson Haddix, Shadow Children is a book series set in a dystopian country where the government has enforced strict population control laws in order to control overpopulation after environmental conditions have severely limited resources, particularly food. It is against the law for families to have more than two children; the law is strictly enforced by the Population Police, killing or imprisoning “shadow children,” any child born after his or her first two siblings.

The story begins with Luke Garner, the third child of a farmer who has lived most of his life hidden in his house. He has two older brothers, Matthew and Mark. After meeting Jen Talbot, the third child and only daughter of his affluent new neighbors, the Talbots, Luke begins to question his status as a third child and the world he lives in.

The School for Good and Evil Books in order

The School for Good and Evil Books in order: How to read Soman Chainani’s series?

Soon to be a major motion picture from Netflix!

What is the The School for Good and Evil series about?

Written by American author Soman Chainani, The School for Good and Evil is described as a young adult fantasy fairytale series.

The series is composed of two trilogies, the first being about the adventures of two best friends named Sophie and Agatha. They joined the School for Good and Evil, an enchanted institution where children are trained to become fairytale heroes or villains.

Gone Books in Order Michael Grant

Gone Books in Order: How to read Michael Grant’s dystopia series?

These are exciting, high-tension stories told in a driving, torrential narrative that never lets up. This is great fiction. — Stephen King.

What is Gone about?

The Gone series is a young-adult dystopian science fiction book series written by Michael Grant. The series is centered on the fictional Southern Californian town of Perdido Beach, in which every human aged 15 and older vanishes. The town and surrounding areas become encased within an impenetrable barrier that burns to the touch, with many of its inhabitants developing supernatural powers.

The books follow the exploits of Sam Temple, as he battles antagonists Caine Soren, Drake Merwin, and Diana Ladris as well as a mysterious, malevolent creature, known as the Darkness or the Gaiaphage.

The Keys to the Kingdom Books in Order

The Keys to the Kingdom Books in Order: How to read Garth Nix’s fantasy-adventure series?

Welcome to the Center of the Universe.

What is The Keys to the Kingdom about?

Written by Australian fantasy author Garth Nix, specialized in children’s and young adult fantasy novels, The Keys to the Kingdom chronicles the adventures of Arthur Penhaligon, an asthmatic 12-year-old boy who is chosen to become the Rightful Heir of the House, the center of the universe.

Arthur must now attempt to defeat the Morrow Days, the criminal Trustees of the House. The series takes place over a span of three weeks. Time moves at different speeds at different locations in the series.

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