Here are the rules:
1. You must copy and paste the directions, rules, and the list so far into your blog and then add three (and only three) books to the list.
2. These three books must NOT already be on the list so far. They must be fantasy or science fictional in nature that those who enjoyed Harry Potter may also enjoy. You must provide your name and a link to your blog and/or website so that people may contact you to ask for more information about the books, if they want. They must be books that you have actually read yourself.
3. You cannot recommend a series; instead, recommend the first book in the series. Terry Pratchett's Discworld would NOT be considered a series; but Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time would. Use your best judgment about whether you're recommending a series or not.
4. You must label the books as either YA (young adult, suitable for the younger fans of Harry Potter) or A (adult, suitable for the not-so-younger fans of Harry Potter). Please be clear about this. It will be understood that anything labelled YA is also recommended for A.
5. If you are an author, you CANNOT recommend your own books. (You can however hound your friends into recommending your books.)
6. Providing a link to information about the books you are recommending is optional.
7. OPTIONAL: Comment on deense's post with this meme to add your recommendations to her master list.
I have also posted this on my personal journal, but as the YA books in the responses so far greatly outnumber the adult-only stuff, I thought this community might be interested as well :)
Janni Lee Simner (http://janni.livejournal.com) recommends:
1. Lene Kaaberbol's The Shamer's Daughter (YA)
2. Robin McKinley's The Blue Sword (YA)
3. Tamora Pierce's The Magic in the Weaving (Circle of Magic, Book 1) (YA)
(All books that are, one way or another, about learning magic.)
Joshua Palmatier (http://jpsorrow.livejournal.com) recommends:
1. S.C. Butler's Reiffen's Choice (YA)
2. Jim Hines' Goblin Quest (YA)
3. Patricia Bray's The First Betrayal (A)
Stephen Dedman (http://stephen-dedman.livejournal.com/
1. Randolph Stow's Midnite (YA) (only has one fantasy element, a talking cat, but it's a great read).
2. Garth Nix's Sabriel (YA)
3. Dave Luckett's The Truth About Magic (YA)
Molly Price [http://spillingvelvet.livejournal.com]
1. Frances Hardinge's Fly by Night [ya]
2. Libba Bray's A Great and Terrible Beauty [ya]
3. Patricia Wrede and Caroline Stevermeyer's Sorcery and Cecelia or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot: Being the Correspondence of Two Young Ladies of Quality Regarding Various Magical Scandals in London and the Country [ya]
1. Holly Black's Tithe (YA)
2. Justine Larbalestier's Magic or Madness (YA)
3. Jacqueline Carey's Kushiel's Dart (very A)
Deense [http://deense.livejournal.com] recommends:
1. Robin McKinley's Beauty (YA)
2. Diana Wynne Jones' The Lives of Christopher Chant (Chrestomanci Book 1 - YA)
3. Isobelle Carmody's Obernewtyn (Obernewtyn Chronicles Book 1 - YA)
1. Robin McKinley's "Sunshine" (A)
2. Neil Gamain's "Stardust" (YA)
3. Shannah Jay's "Quest" (Chronicles of Tenebrak Book 1 - YA)
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