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Best books for Harry Potter fans

Troy Zaher

Troy Zaher

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Sadly, we don’t have the ability to say “Accio,” and summon a good book for us to read.

Harry Potter

After immersing yourself in the magical world of Harry Potter for decades, it can be hard to find another book series that is quite as captivating. Despite the fact that the series develops new content, there has only been one major book publication since it ended in 2007.

This has left many fantasy bookworms wishing for another series to come along and steal their hearts. Well, if you’re one of these fans, then you’ll be happy to learn about some of these other amazing young-adult fantasy series. 

Whether you prefer a hard copy, an audiobook, or reading on through Kindle, we got you covered.


Best book series for Harry Potter fans

The Last Dragon Chronicles

Last Dragon Chronicles

This series follows the same pattern as Harry Potter. It starts with a normal person entering into a world of magic and wonder and slowly escalates to massive mythical battles.

“The Last Dragon Chronicles”  follows the story of a young writer, David, as he moves into the spare bedroom of Liz and her daughter Lucy. Liz is a potter who specializes in creating clay dragons.

Slowly, David starts to realize there is something mystical about these dragons, and the plot develops from there. It’s a great fantasy series to invest your time into, especially for young adults.

The Rest of Us Just Live Here

The Rest of Us Just Live Here

Sometimes when watching a movie like “The Avengers,” or reading a book from the Harry Potter series, you often wonder about the common person. What thoughts go through their head living in such a fantastical world? If these thoughts ever crossed your mind, we’d recommend “The Rest of Us Just Live Here.”

In a world where superheroes and magic are all around them, the heroes of this story are just average kids going about their day. “The Rest of Us Just Live Here” takes a unique look on magical worlds. The book asks the question, “What about the average people?” Fans of fantasy books will enjoy this unique take on magic.

A Song of Ice and Fire (aka Game of Thrones)

A Song of Ice and Fire

We’re gonna guess you’ve heard of this series.

Game of Thrones is one of the most popular television programs right now. It closely follows the storyline of the books that inspired it, George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire.”

This series is not only immersive, but it is incredibly long. The books are still being published, and the community of fans is constantly growing. If you want a novel series and fandom as large as Harry Potter than there is no better book series to turn to than”A Song of Ice and Fire.”

The Mortal Instruments

Mortal Instruments

You may know this series as “Shadowhunters.” The book series was recently adapted into a television series on Freeform. 

Like Game of Thrones, “The Mortal Instruments” is a massive novel series that has been growing popular through TV and film. The story follows Clary Fray as she discovers she has angelic blood and is destined to fight demons and other dark creatures.

Also, make sure you don’t confuse this series with the book “Mortal Engines.” That’s also a decent series, but we’d recommend “Mortal Instruments” first.

Percy Jackson & The Olympians

Percy JacksonFans of mythology will love this series. While the movies weren’t as successful as some book-to-movie adaptations, the Percy Jackson book series is incredible.

Percy Jackson is a modern-day boy who finds out he is the son of the Greek god, Poseidon. Along with his fellow demi-human companions, he learns about the hidden world of the gods.

While this series has ended, the author has continued to write other books in the same universe. Many of these follow other mythology like Roman, Norse, and Egyptian.

Witch & Wizard

James Patterson is a popular author in the world of young adult fantasy. “Witch & Wizard” happens to be one of his few series that flew a little under the radar when it first came out.

It follows the story of two siblings who recently discovered they have magical abilities. The story has a unique perspective on a dystopian world where magic has been banned. The siblings slowly learn about the magical side of their world as they try to escape from the government that’s hunting them.

Whereas magic is commonplace in the Harry Potter series, you might enjoy this fresh take with “Witch and Wizard.”

Merlin (The Lost Years) series

Lost Years of Merlin

Move over Potter, this series follows the OG wizard.

Instead of depicting Merlin as the old man we typically see in books and film, “Merlin: The Lost Years” follows his adolescence. The books lead up to his later life as King Arthur’s mentor. Anyone who loved Harry’s coming-of-age story will also love Merlin’s.

Bringing the magical world to you

With all these books being added to your reading list, you should probably get an e-book reader to make things easier. 

No matter which series you end up reading, you are sure to find something that interests you. Be sure to tell us in the comments below what is your favorite book series!

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Troy Zaher

Troy Zaher

Troy Zaher is a professional writer and journalist for Softonic, specializing in gaming and social media news. He is a 2018 graduate of Fitchburg State University with a bachelors of English.

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