Auckland Libraries: Like Harry Potter? Try these...

Like Harry Potter? Try these...

He pai ki a koe a Harry Potter? Tirohia ēnei…

​Harry Potter has been part of our bookshelves for years! And, for all those years, bookish people have been trying to recommend books like… Here are some lesser known fantasy reads you might like to try.

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The iron trial

Holly Black

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An orphan, a mysterious destiny, a magician training school. Sound familiar? Plot twists make this a page turner. First in the Magisterium series.

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The Luck Uglies

Paul (Paul Joseph) Durham

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Adventure and a quest against evil – classic fantasy elements, but taken to a creepy level in this book, first in the Luck Uglies series.

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The wishing spell

Chris Colfer

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Know and love fairy tales? Then the Land of Stories series could be just right for you, as twins Alex and Connor try to find their way home.

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Sanspell

Elizabeth Pulford

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A quest to save the world – and stories. First in the Bloodtree chronciles.

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Valiant

Sarah McGuire

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A fantasy quest story, based on the fairy tale, “The brave little tailor”.

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Serpents of Arakesh

V. M. (Victoria Mary) Jones

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Fantasy collides with computer gaming in this, the first in the Karazan quartet.

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Flights and chimes and mysterious times

Emma Trevayne

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Victorian London has never been so weird – at least when Jack steps through a door into an alternative world.

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The forbidden library

Django Wexler

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A forbidden library? Talking cats? Dangerous fairies? Sounds fascinating. First in the Forbidden library series.

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The girl who circumnavigated Fairyland in a ship of her own making

Catherynne M. Valente

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From a boring, everyday existence, to Fairyland – where dragons and libraries can have babies! – meet September, determined to make her own future. First in the Fairyland series.

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Book list by:

Annie

LibrarianHelensville Library