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User avatar #1 - infamoustrapper (12/01/2012) [-]
favorite book series thread anyone? i personally loved the demonta series by darren shan....he also had that crazy vampire kid series as well
User avatar #387 to #1 - kabasta (12/02/2012) [-]
Witcher and A Song of Ice and Fire.
User avatar #342 to #1 - avyon (12/02/2012) [-]
"The Passage" by Justin Cronin
User avatar #318 to #1 - uncalledforgiraffe (12/02/2012) [-]
Easily the Inheritance Cycle.
User avatar #304 to #1 - nigeltheoutlaw ONLINE (12/02/2012) [-]
-His Dark Materials was a heavy, intriguing read, and definitely one of my favorite series.
-I loved the Ender series, and the splinter series about Bean. Both were vastly different in their scope and themes, but both helped define my childhood.
-Harry Potter. It was a childish series, but it dealt with some very heavy themes (death, torture, love, loyalty) that I feel are important for children and young adults to understand.

These are all that I can really think of as far as series go, but I loved them.
User avatar #293 to #1 - mahnamesjakers ONLINE (12/02/2012) [-]
I know it's not a series but Flowers for Algernon was a fantastic book.
#241 to #1 - robotgoose ONLINE (12/02/2012) [-]
Not really a series since it's like two books, but still. Metro 2033 and Metro 2034.
Seriously, they are unbeatable.
User avatar #222 to #1 - sweateagle (12/02/2012) [-]
The SkinJacker Trilogy by Neal Shusterman and the Hatchet series by Gary Paulsen.
#220 to #1 - Womens Study Major (12/02/2012) [-]
I personally enjoyed malice by chris wooding.
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User avatar #190 to #1 - NutHut ONLINE (12/02/2012) [-]
Hell yes, another Demonata fan.
That's my favorite series. Though, my favorite book by Darren is The Thin Executioner.
User avatar #188 to #1 - HARDSTYLESHUFFLER (12/02/2012) [-]
It's quite the rare occurrence for me to find someone else who's read or is reading the Demonata series. I'm really only halfway through, but I love it.
User avatar #173 to #1 - DWalk (12/02/2012) [-]
The crazy vampire kid series is 'Cirque du Freak'
Very good series, one of my favorites
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User avatar #168 to #1 - inflamess (12/02/2012) [-]
Kind of surprised no one has said this, but, "The Dark Tower" series, by Stephen King. By far THE best series I have ever read, and most likely will ever read.
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User avatar #156 to #1 - zelyx (12/02/2012) [-]
I loved that crazy vampire series, read all twelve of them in a year when I was like 10 haha
User avatar #149 to #1 - stripey ONLINE (12/02/2012) [-]
ever since I was like ten my favorite series has been the edge chronicles.
#146 to #1 - Womens Study Major (12/02/2012) [-]
Eragon series probably, read it when I was a bit younger tho, but that's gotta be the one which i have most fond memories from.
User avatar #142 to #1 - memeticman (12/02/2012) [-]
The Pendragon Adventure.
#160 to #141 - lordmoldywart (12/02/2012) [-]
I had the VHS of that film
User avatar #136 to #1 - funnyjunktitan (12/02/2012) [-]
I like a lot of \ooks but my favorite series has to be eragon
#132 to #1 - Womens Study Major (12/02/2012) [-]
"A Fine Balance" by Rohinton Mistry. three years after reading it i still remember helf of the characters, and im a forgetful fella
#130 to #1 - MrLlama (12/02/2012) [-]
Skulduggery Pleasant.    
It's a great series of books written by the talented Derek Landy, it mixes horror, action, dark comedy and quite a bit of drama with good pay off.    
   
In my personal opinion it is one of the greatest series written in recent years, some people may disagree but I personally love them more than any book I've read and I've read hundreds of books in my life.    
   
TL;DR: I have read a 						*******					 of books, my opinion is my own and all other choices are valid.
Skulduggery Pleasant.
It's a great series of books written by the talented Derek Landy, it mixes horror, action, dark comedy and quite a bit of drama with good pay off.

In my personal opinion it is one of the greatest series written in recent years, some people may disagree but I personally love them more than any book I've read and I've read hundreds of books in my life.

TL;DR: I have read a ******* of books, my opinion is my own and all other choices are valid.
#107 to #1 - Womens Study Major (12/02/2012) [-]
"The Name of the Wind" and "The Wise man's fear" I read them in German and in english :D those are really great books!
User avatar #99 to #1 - asmodeu (12/02/2012) [-]
Hats off to Game of Thrones - worth reading just as much as the series are worth watching.
User avatar #94 to #1 - symustafa (12/02/2012) [-]
The CHERUB series is amazing. Oh yeah, and Scott Pilgrim.
#90 to #1 - Womens Study Major (12/02/2012) [-]
The sword of truth series
The Game of Thrones
The farseer triology
Soldier's Son triology

All amazing series. Terry Goodkind (the author of the sword of truth) has a different perspective on the whole good and evil part of the fantasy genre. It was really refreshing to read, however its only the first 5 books or so that are good, it becomes somewhat stale after that.
#306 to #90 - Womens Study Major (12/02/2012) [-]
Really? The only stale book I thought was boring was Pillars of Creation, and the Chainfire trilogy was actually really good.

User avatar #252 to #90 - sideffect (12/02/2012) [-]
I waited three books for fitz to get his happy ending. **** never came.
User avatar #87 to #1 - moolfle ONLINE (12/02/2012) [-]
Skullduggery Pleasant - Derek Landy or Terry Pratchett's Discworld
#86 to #1 - patatapatata (12/02/2012) [-]
H.P Lovecraft's horror novels. Gives you the chills
User avatar #85 to #1 - johnboll (12/02/2012) [-]
I love the eragon series. Have read all the books
User avatar #98 to #85 - honkan (12/02/2012) [-]
The series is actually called the Inheritance Cycle, but no one knows that. I agree though, best series ever.
User avatar #155 to #98 - blbrian (12/02/2012) [-]
Loved the series. But is it just me, or did it seem as if poalini was a bit awkward about writing about sex? It seemed like he was really trying to avoid that. To me, that would have given the books that little bit extra, and would have made them a bit more mature. Still, one of the best series I've read so far
User avatar #92 to #85 - uzzwick (12/02/2012) [-]
Ah yes, they're awesome, especially the last.
#152 to #92 - Womens Study Major (12/02/2012) [-]
Hmm... I don't know, the ending seems a bit.. Rushed? I don't really know how to put it. I mean it suddenly goes really fast at the end
User avatar #333 to #152 - uzzwick (12/02/2012) [-]
I like it, it's definately better than the other books at least.
User avatar #82 to #1 - rrenierr (12/02/2012) [-]
My favorite was "the life os darren shan" by darren shan
#76 to #1 - kirbizzle (12/02/2012) [-]
Favourite series is probably Song of Ice and Fire.
Although my favourite book I have read was most likely The Power of One.
I dont read to much any more, I used to a fair bit when I was younger, dont have as much spare time now.
User avatar #72 to #1 - organiclead (12/02/2012) [-]
Terry Pratchett's Discworld books and Steven Brust's Vlad Taltos books.

Discworld is a comedy series, but it actually has an amazing amount of logic behind it and has some pretty good climaxes, and is one of the only series I've read were the heroes are more interesting than the villains.
The Taltos series is another amazing series that's a lot less popular than Discworld. It's a swashbuckley fantasy adventure following a genuinely clever assassin who's a bad ass but manages to be human at the same time. I wish I could find a way to describe it without making it look like lesser books.

This has been an awesome thread for looking for new reading material. Thanks OP!
User avatar #210 to #72 - novren (12/02/2012) [-]
Freakin' love Terry Pratchett.
User avatar #70 to #1 - bosskiss (12/02/2012) [-]
i love 2 book series both written by markus heitz.

it's the new time + the old time
and the series dwarfs

sad part he is german and his books aren't getting that fast translated into dutch
User avatar #67 to #1 - misticalz ONLINE (12/02/2012) [-]
What's the series with the 9(?) gems?
They go through a forest, a rat city, the desert, a lake. and some misty place.

I think the main characters name is 'Leaf'

Not sure, but that's my favorite series. It's the only series I have actually finished.
User avatar #128 to #67 - MrLlama (12/02/2012) [-]
Deltora quest?
#231 to #128 - misticalz ONLINE (12/02/2012) [-]
YES.
YES.
User avatar #66 to #1 - wastelandgunner ONLINE (12/02/2012) [-]
I gotta say Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, for me.
#64 to #1 - trollins (12/02/2012) [-]
Everybody poops
User avatar #54 to #1 - roflnaut (12/02/2012) [-]
Ender's Shadow is my favorite book.
Can't say that I love the whole series, because I haven't finished it.
#57 to #54 - duffry (12/02/2012) [-]
You really should finish the series, it stays good (Shadow of the Hegemon is the best in my opinion), and it doesn't get as preachy as the original series did.

So adding to the tread, My favorite series has to be the Night Angel Trilogy. Brent Weeks did a real bang up job, and had a good plot, kick ass characters, and if anyone likes fantasy it is a must read. Even if you don't it is still a must
#58 to #57 - duffry (12/02/2012) [-]
*thread
User avatar #50 to #1 - imakejewburgers (12/02/2012) [-]
The Inheritance Cycle
User avatar #49 to #1 - yunogasaii ONLINE (12/02/2012) [-]
Maximum Ride/Hunger games.
User avatar #106 to #49 - infamoustrapper (12/02/2012) [-]
geez you were the only person here who was thumbed down...not sure why. maximum ride was fantastic!
User avatar #48 to #1 - comicsansrocks (12/02/2012) [-]
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User avatar #44 to #1 - mericuh (12/02/2012) [-]
Favorite series would have to be the Edge Chronicles, I lost interest after they kept adding books but the first few were really entertaining.

But my favorite standalone book is a tie between the Hobbit and Catch-22. If you haven't read Catch-22 read that **** , it's ******* hilarious.

Also, the new Muse album is sick as **** . (your pic)
#55 to #44 - Womens Study Major (12/02/2012) [-]
I hated Catch-22, it ******* sucked. Yossarian was a ******* asswipe. I couldn't even finish it. The plot was boring, and Yossarian was such an ass that I felt no compassion and it made me wonder why I was reading it at all, thus I stopped. And now thumb me down because I'm an anon.
User avatar #391 to #55 - mericuh (12/02/2012) [-]
There is no plot to Catch-22. Sorry if you lack the brainpower to understand the undertones and complexities in each and every character. Your description of the book is fitting of a four year old, just so you know.
User avatar #39 to #1 - Tsuna (12/02/2012) [-]
I simply cannot choose a best book, so I will paste a post I made a while back about some books I read.

Well, I can't believe no one brought up the Kingkiller Chronicles, such an interesting series, other then the third book, which is yet to be released. I find the progression of Kvothe, as well as how to story is told, and the content engages you as well entertains. The world is well crafted, included the Slums of the first city(Need to reread the series) and the whole system of magic.

I also enjoyed some of the Ender books, so many are there that I am not sure what they all are, however Enders Game and its direct sequel were extremely good and well written. Whenever I have some extra time I'll go and separate the different books into a stable order(chronologically) to read, as the story of Ender, and later on Bean, are ones that are not to be missed.

I enjoy many of PS Powers books, even though PS Power is a collection of authors. They all release fantasy books that are relevant to my interests, with special note to the Ancients Series, which contains quite a lot of sex in the second to fourth books, something that can disengage myself from the reading. My favorite of his books would be the Dead End series, which find a great way to combine zombies and fantasy in a compelling way.
User avatar #40 to #39 - Tsuna (12/02/2012) [-]
Glenn Bullion is also a writer I enjoy, mainly for the stand-alone books he releases that share characters, allowing me to slowly build a universe in my head that gives me satisfaction. The main book in his universe that I enjoyed was Jack Kursed, a delightful tale of a man who hates people and cannot die.

Darren Shan, and his different collections of "horror" books are also books I enjoy reading. The Vampires Assistant was the series that got me into him, with me loving the mix of fantasy and reality. Other notable books include the Demonta series, and the City series. His style of writing, and great characters are always entertaining to read.

The Bowl of Souls is a recent series I started, and finished up to the unreleased last book, that I thoroughly enjoyed. More great worlds, with a simplistic explanation to magic that I rarely see, however approve of. The protagonist isn't features as often as I would like, but his circumstances demand that of the book.

The Advent Mage Cycle is another recent addition to my "read and enjoyed" list, and while the ending was not as stellar as I would like, the world, characters, and magic were good. While the main characters magic was limited compared to others, the author worked with it in a way that didn't make him any less interesting.

The Iron Druid series is a great series, and makes use of the religions on earth without offending any(except the Norse, but damn that Thor) and adds a great comedic twist to the genre of fantasy books.
User avatar #41 to #40 - Tsuna (12/02/2012) [-]
The Psion Series, which I would have to classify as Sci-Fi, is another great series that takes us to the future. Not as advanced as one would expect, it instead focuses on what happens to humanity, and how the nations reform. While some America bashing does go on, the greatness of the protagonist more than makes up for it.

With many books in the category of heroes, mainly supervillians, I will not list them all. However, I like most books of this genre, for they often incorporate large amounts of humor, while retaining the ability to hit you where it counts. Such books as Blackjack Villain, and Supervillionus.

The Hungering Saga, by Heath Pfaff, is a large book, composed of the original smaller books that make up the story, is a great fantasy that brings you straight into the fold with an interesting hybrid concept. The history behind the book is intriguing, and the ending is heartwarming. The antagonist, while changing slightly, always seems dedicated and his side of view is interesting to say the least.

The Sorcerers Path is "up there" in my list of mage series, as the main character has extremely great development, and his will is astounding. The author could make him a librarian doing
normal librarian things and the book would still be amazing. The fact that the world and the other characters are great just amplify the awesomeness of the book.
User avatar #42 to #41 - Tsuna (12/02/2012) [-]

The Mageborn Series is also great, for many reasons as the last series, however I enjoy this one for it has a lighter tone. While death is common in both, this one has much less, and the general direction of the book is much brighter.

The Scion of Abacus series, which should really be considered either one book or many novellas, are great for light reading, as the universe is great and the way the conspiracy unravels makes it a must read. The magic system is well developed and enjoyable.

The Hounds of Rowan Series was, and still is, a great collection of books. One of my favorite setting in books; being ruled by the god-like antagonist and just surviving, is played out very well, as well as my love for on campus setting books, making this series a no brainer to enjoy. The main character also displays great development, especially with his best friend developing in a peculiar manner alongside him.

The Cherub Series, a British realistic fiction series, is also a great read. This follows my love of on campus books, while adding in some espionage. The main character has great development, and his group of friends do as well. The teachers are enjoyable, and reading about general life is great.

Tom Clancy's books about military fiction, such as Dead or Alive, Executive Order, and The Bear and the Dragon, are all great books. Everything seems to be well researched, and another of my favorites setting(modern war) is played out, as well as government. My favorites among them are the ones that focus on Jack Ryan, because goddamnit he is Jack Ryan!
User avatar #43 to #42 - Tsuna (12/02/2012) [-]
I enjoy other older books as well, however I am getting tired. The Lord of the Rings was an astounding read, as well as To Kill a Mockingbird, if just for Gandalf and Atticus, respectively. I also enjoyed the Inheritance Cycle, minus the last book, as it was a major let down. The first three books built up to a great conclusion, with the fans hoping for a great finish. However, it ends with a deux ex machina, and completely ruins the series. My hopes for this book were dashed after completing the last sub-par book. Here's to hoping that if Paolini continues writing, he can bring the idea of Dragon Riders back into glory.

Honorable Mentions: Artemis Fowl Series, Ranger's Apprentice Series, The Warriors Series, the Beyonders Series, The Books of Umber, The Lorien Legacies, The Blood of The Falcon, V1 and V2, The Chronicles of Terah, The Wardstone Trilogy, The Cor Chronicles, most of Toby Neighbors' work, The Renegade Series, The Song of Dragons series, The Percy Jackson and The Olympian Series, The Escape From Furnace series, The Spellmonger Series, The Brotherband Seires, and more that I would need some more time to remember.
User avatar #14 to #1 - IAmManbearpig (12/01/2012) [-]
before I finished your comment, I was about to say Demonata or Cirque du Freak
User avatar #15 to #14 - infamoustrapper (12/01/2012) [-]
awesome! too be honest i dont remember pretty much anything about those books since i read them such a long time ago hahah. but i remember them being very interesting and awesome
User avatar #16 to #15 - IAmManbearpig (12/01/2012) [-]
read them again.
i would, but i'm too damn lazy
User avatar #17 to #16 - infamoustrapper (12/01/2012) [-]
yeah same. hopefully i can find them all again
User avatar #18 to #17 - IAmManbearpig (12/01/2012) [-]
i have them all on a bookshelf next to my bed.
User avatar #19 to #18 - infamoustrapper (12/01/2012) [-]
i got half from the library, and bought half of them immidiately after they came out in ireland and shipped them overseas (to america). the covers of the books from ireland are SOOOOO much cooler than they are in america. in ireland the covers are very graphic and like...sculpted and whatnot. in america they are ok but kinda bland compared to the ireland ones.
User avatar #20 to #19 - IAmManbearpig (12/01/2012) [-]
i know, i got the first book or two when i went to Ireland, that's when i got into the series.

on the subject of Darren Shan books, I was so pissed when they made a Cirque du Freak movie. they ****** everything up.
User avatar #21 to #20 - infamoustrapper (12/01/2012) [-]
i didnt even see it. i could already tell they messed everything up by the trailer....they ruin all of my favorite series. like did you read the percy jackson series?
User avatar #22 to #21 - IAmManbearpig (12/01/2012) [-]
i didn't see it either. i did the same thing as you, saw the trailer and could already see many flaws that would drive me crazy.
no i dind't read it, but i was told the movies were a major disgrace.
User avatar #23 to #22 - infamoustrapper (12/01/2012) [-]
it was horrendous! did you read world war z? i didnt but apparantly the trailer is already a big disgrace to it
User avatar #24 to #23 - IAmManbearpig (12/01/2012) [-]
no i didn't. I hate when they don't make a movie accurate to books. with the harry potter series, they did miss out a lot, but they didn't ruin it TOO bad. what they cut out or changed was mostly due to time issues.
User avatar #25 to #24 - infamoustrapper (12/01/2012) [-]
yeah. i mean you can only have SO much from the book in the movie. but i mean i would gladly watch multiple 3 hour movies if it meant getting every detail into movie form
User avatar #26 to #25 - IAmManbearpig (12/01/2012) [-]
yeah, definitely. however, many people would not, and movie makers don't care about the individuals, they care about what would make the most money.
User avatar #27 to #26 - infamoustrapper (12/01/2012) [-]
thats true...but then again if they made multiple movies of the same book they could make 3 times as much money
User avatar #28 to #27 - IAmManbearpig (12/01/2012) [-]
maybe, you would have to take into account the cost of making it, but i'm not in much of a research and math mood, so i'll go with what you said.
User avatar #30 to #28 - infamoustrapper (12/01/2012) [-]
hmm yeah thats true. maybe someday anyway though
User avatar #32 to #30 - IAmManbearpig (12/01/2012) [-]
yeah... they were good movies nonetheless.
User avatar #12 to #1 - HarvietheDinkle (12/01/2012) [-]
I have some favorite authors: RA Salvatore, Simon R Greene, Jim Butcher, Issac Asimov, and many other sci-fi authors (I say "many others" because I've only gotten a taste of their works in some sci-fi short story compilations)
User avatar #13 to #12 - infamoustrapper (12/01/2012) [-]
yeah i love sci-fi authors. are those relatively recent authors?
User avatar #29 to #13 - HarvietheDinkle (12/01/2012) [-]
RA Salvatore is acutally fantasy (but one of the best ones out there). He's been writing since '83.

Butcher is still writing, and has two series: the codex alera (also fantasy, but completely different from what you'd expect fantasy to be) and the Dresden files (a modern wizard in chicago solving problems - more of an urban science fiction/mystery combination). Both are incredibly fun to read. He's been writing these since the early 2000's.

Greene's two series - the Drood series and the Nightside (I recommend you start with this one) are also both urban sci-fi/mystery. Out of all the authors, this one's the most unique. He's been writing this stuff since the early 2000's.

Asimov died in the 80s, and focused on Sci-fi. However, this sci-fi, like muich of the sci-fi of the mid-20th century, is not just for fun. Like the Twilight zone, it deals with philosophical, psychological, and social issues. Look up "psychohistory" for a taste of the science he invented.

hope this helps!
User avatar #31 to #29 - infamoustrapper (12/01/2012) [-]
it does thanks! ill look into them!
User avatar #5 to #1 - froptyman (12/01/2012) [-]
One of the best I've read is Artemis Fowl.
#348 to #5 - Womens Study Major (12/02/2012) [-]
That's actually very sad
User avatar #339 to #5 - drakonpunch (12/02/2012) [-]
This and Animorphs
#336 to #5 - Womens Study Major (12/02/2012) [-]
Completely agreed, but it's been such a long time since that forgotten most of the plot.
User avatar #218 to #5 - bluedwarf (12/02/2012) [-]
I honestly thought that was such a underrated book, I've never spoke to anybody who read it except the teacher that suggested it to me in the first place. Nice kids book right?
My current favourite though is The Steppenwolf by Hesse. It's an all times Masterpiece
#143 to #5 - thatanon (12/02/2012) [-]
i couldn't agree more, i hate that the series ended :\
User avatar #131 to #5 - MrLlama (12/02/2012) [-]
I do agree that Artemis Fowl is a great series, not the best in my opinion but a very good choice.

I actually bought all the books earlier this year and read them all, very well done. Though time travel really screws plots up most of the time.
User avatar #33 to #5 - thefurie (12/02/2012) [-]
How's you like The Last guardian
Also have you ever read Escape from Furnace?
User avatar #34 to #33 - froptyman (12/02/2012) [-]
I have to admit I've not read either of those.
User avatar #35 to #34 - thefurie (12/02/2012) [-]
The Last Guardian is the final book in the Artemis Fowl series that takes place after The Atlantis Complex. Escape from furnace is about a twisted future where teenagers go on a rampage of murder and theft and are thrown into this prison called furnace that is designed for them
User avatar #36 to #35 - froptyman (12/02/2012) [-]
I'll have to remember to put them on my Kindle lol
User avatar #37 to #36 - thefurie (12/02/2012) [-]
The Last Guardian was amazing and furnace is an interesting read. Like a Holes meets Hell future
User avatar #38 to #37 - froptyman (12/02/2012) [-]
I'm just going to favorite your comment to remember they titles.
User avatar #7 to #5 - infamoustrapper (12/01/2012) [-]
ahh yes loved that series...i should go back and reread those serieses
User avatar #8 to #7 - froptyman (12/01/2012) [-]
You should also read Zom-B and the city trilogy, both series written by Darren Shan.
User avatar #9 to #8 - infamoustrapper (12/01/2012) [-]
what are they about?
User avatar #10 to #9 - froptyman (12/01/2012) [-]
Zom-B
A 12 book series about B Smith, a teenager who must struggle to find a place in a world of racism, zombies and darkness.
The City Trilogy
The City trilogy is a noirish, gritty urban fantasy for adults and older teenagers. Set in a city of merciless gangsters, mysterious Incan priests, and shadowy figures who belong body and soul to the world of the night. This is a dark, brutal series about power, corruption and the price of one's soul.
User avatar #11 to #10 - infamoustrapper (12/01/2012) [-]
hmm zom-b sounds like similiar i could get more into. ill check it out
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