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Post by lovestoread » 17 May 2018, 15:51

I want to find some good books,and I'm having a hard time finding any good new authors that I have not read before,I like mystery and fantasy books,anyone that knows of any really good authors would be greatly appreciated and thank you in advance.

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Post by NicholetH » 29 May 2018, 12:49

I recommend Bryce Courtenay. He is an old author whom has passed away but his books is by far the best reads.

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Post by -brintontaylor » 01 Jun 2018, 07:07

I recommend Sara Shepard! If you've ever heard of the TV series "Pretty Little Liars" / watched it, she's the author of the books! The books are a lot different to the show but they are full of mystery and suspense!

She also has other YA series such as "The Lying Game" and "The Perfectionists" that you could check out too!

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Post by RenaeDiberia » 03 Jun 2018, 12:44

For fantasy I would definitely recommend Christopher Paolini's Inheritance Cycle, it's got a lot of the traits frequently seen in fantasy series but that didn't stop me from enjoying them at all! They kept me hooked throughout the series and I've read them multiple times since, though they have similarities to J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings series which may detract from the enjoyment of some readers. Personally this was not an issue however, and I've read both series multiple times.

Aside from that, Maria V. Snyder's Poison Study series has got to be another of my favourites. I started the first book thinking I wouldn't like enjoy it much, though I soon got into the story and before long it became one of my favourites.

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Post by Kai_Raine » 05 Jun 2018, 01:47

It really depends on what type of mystery and fantasy you like... But I'll name some of my favorites and hope that there's something in here that you like!!

Agatha Christie (classic)
Rhys Bowen (historical, romantic)
Brandi Lynn Ryder (suspense)
Robert Gilbraith (this is JK Rowling's mystery author penname.)

Jennifer Fallon (adult, sort of political)
George R. R. Martin (adult, sort of political)
Marion Zimmer Bradley (adult, an extended universe based on Arthurian myths)
Robin McKinley (YA, lots of fairy-tale- and legend-based books)
Patricia Wrede (YA, fun sword-and-sorcery sort of things)
David and Leigh Eddings (old-school pre-YA/adult separation, but every series they wrote I found appealing in a different way)
Diana Wynne Jones (children's, fun and creative and full of parallel universes that use magic!)
Nahoko Uehashi (children's-ish with a middle-aged main character...historical Japan-based fantasy)

Mystery and Fantasy combined:
Miyuki Miyabe
JK Rowling

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Post by Elldarling » 14 Jun 2018, 12:27

If you like mystery books, I highly recommend Markus Zusak’s The Messenger

Also some good fantasy authors worth taking a look at:
Trudi Canavan
George R.R. Martin
Leigh Bardugo (Six of Crows is one of my all time favorites)
Diana Gabaldon

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Post by Moonlight91 » 19 Jun 2018, 06:02

Sadly I have not read his books yet but it was recommended to me when I was looking for a Fantasy book for my boyfriend. (he was excited to dive into reading)

Patrick Rothfuss - check him out. He has series of fantasy books and is sometimes mentioned in the same breath as Tolkien.


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Post by pricklypurple » 25 Jun 2018, 08:52

Andrzej Sapkowski, his The Witcher series is a good fantasy option.

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