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Fistful of Fun: 5 Fantastic(al) Series to Read



The All Souls Trilogy

A Discovery of Witches #1, Shadow of Night #2, The Tree of Life #3

by Deborah Harkness


 “It begins with absence and desire.

It begins with blood and fear.

It begins with a discovery of witches.”


For those interested in: universities, libraries, witches, vampires, daemons, foreign countries, time travel, historical figures, secret societies, mysteries, alchemy, intense relationships, love stories, mythical creatures, deep characters, architecture, houses with personality & olden day fashion


Walk through time with Diana Bishop as she tries to uncover the mysteries behind a strange alchemical book. These books sweep through the world in a whirlwind of characters and happenings, but those who like magic and love will hang on for the ride.



archived - CopyThe Archived  Series

The Archived #1, The Unbound #2, “Leave the WIndow Open” short story #2.5, #3 TBD

by Victoria Schwab


“The Archive means that the past is never gone. Never lost. Knowing that, it’s freeing. It gave me permission to always look forward. After all, we have our own Histories to write.”


For those interested in: keys, doorways, secrets, memories, romance, eerie corridors, mysterious deaths, fight scenes, revolutions, & interactions with the dead


You must read these books. Victoria Schwab pulls you into the life of young Mackenzie, a keeper. You’ll have to read it to find out what that means, but these books take you into a world that takes a while to come back from.



divergent - CopyThe Divergent Trilogy

Divergent #1, Insurgent #2, Allegiant #3

by Veronica Roth


“I have a theory that selflessness and bravery aren’t all that different.”


For those interested in: dystopias, intrigue, facing fears, love stories, idyllic communities, fighting, personality tests, choices, & jumping from trains and other high places


Step into a world where your community is defined by the ideals you value most. Is it selflessness, honesty, peace, intelligence, or bravery? These books take you on a dangerous adventure and along with the characters, looking inside how our choices define us and in turn, the world around us.



Shadowhunters - CopyThe Shadowhunter Chronicles

The Mortal Instruments Series: ‘City of’ Bones #1, Ashes #2, Glass #3, Fallen Angels #4, Lost Souls #5, Heavenly Fire #6

The Infernal Devices (prequel series): ‘Clockwork’ Angel #1, Prince #2, Princess #3

The Dark Artifices (sequel series): Lady Midnight #1, #2+ TBD

+ The Bane Chronicles & Tales from Shadowhunter Academy

by Cassandra Clare


“That’s why when major badasses greet each other in movies, they don’t say anything, they just nod. The nod means, ‘I am a badass, and I recognize that you, too, are a badass,’ but they don’t say anything because they’re Wolverine and Magneto and it would mess up their vibe to explain.”


For those interested in: vampires, werewolves, warlocks, faeries, angels, demons, and all that jazz, family histories, true love, magical tattoos, weaponry, fight scenes, mysteries, nerds, awful band names, unique characters, inflexible laws, & laughing out loud


What happens alongside our normal seeming world? Find out in this multi series books beginning with Clary Fray in the streets of New York in The City of Bones. Expanding through time and a wide array of characters, these books will lead you into the world of Shadowhunters as it draws links between racism, sexism, morality, immortality, and love in the battles to keep the world safe.



raven cycle - CopyThe Raven Cycle

The Raven Boys #1, The Dream Thieves #2, Blue Lily, Lily Blue #3, The Raven King #4

by Maggie Stiefvater


“There are three kinds of secrets. One is the sort everyone knows about, the sort you need at least two people for. One to keep it. One to never know.


The second is a harder kind of secret: one you keep from yourself…


And then there is the third kind of secret, the most hidden kind. A secret no one knows about. Perhaps it was known once, but was taken to the grave. Or maybe it is a useless mystery, arcane and lonely, unfound because no one ever looked for it.”


For those interested in: legends, treasure hunting, curses, cars, the supernatural, forbidden love, smart alecks, & creative swearing


Refreshing writing style, unique characters, witty humor, ley lines, and a sleeping king that will grant a favor to the one who awakens him? Yes, please!


This series is exceptional and most certainly top tier as far as book series go.


Mandy Wong

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