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Vampires

Bloodlines is a book series by Richelle Mead. It is a spin-off of Mead's Vampire Academy series. The books follow alchemist Sydney Sage. After the incident with Rose and Dimitri, Sydney is being closely watched by the Alchemists.

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Twilight is a series of four vampire-themed fantasy romance novels by American author Stephenie Meyer.

Knights / Chivalry

In the first book of the thrilling Knights of the Borrowed Dark series, orphaned boy Denizen Hardwick, discovers that he is a part of a secret army that protects the world from a race of shadowy monsters. Denizen Hardwick doesn't believe in magic, that is until he is ambushed by a monster created from shadows, and he see's it destroyed by a word made from sunlight. That kind of thing can really change your perspective. Now Denizen is about to discover that there is a world beyond the one he knows. A world of living darkness where an unseen enemy awaits. Fortunately for humanity, between us and the shadows stand the Knights of the Borrowed Dark. Unfortunately for Denizen, he is one of them...

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Fourteen-year-old Quint Verginix is the only remaining son of famous sky-pirate Wind Jackal. He and his father have journeyed to the city of Sanctaphrax – a great floating rock, bound to the ground below by a chain, its inhabitants living with their heads literally in the clouds.

But the city hides a dangerous secret: deep inside the great rock, something horrible lurks. With his father away, Quint may be the only one who can save Sanctaphrax from the dreaded curse of the gloamglozer . . .

The Curse of the Gloamglozer is the first book of the Quint Saga – first trilogy in The Edge Chronicles, the internationally best-selling fantasy series, which has featured on the UK and the New York Times best-seller lists and sold more than 3 million copies. There are now 13 titles and four trilogies in the series, but each book is a stand-alone adventure, so you can read The Edge Chronicles in any order you choose.

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Genetic Engineering

Prince Aleksander, would-be heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, is on the run. His own people have turned on him. His title is worthless. All he has is a battletorn war machine and a loyal crew of men.

Deryn Sharp is a commoner, disguised as a boy in the British Air Service. She’s a brilliant airman. But her secret is in constant danger of being discovered.

With World War I brewing, Alek and Deryn’s paths cross in the most unexpected ways, taking them on a fantastical, around-the-world adventure that will change both their lives forever.

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Adventure

The Lord of the Rings set the framework from which all epic/quest fantasy since has built upon. Through the urgings of the enigmatic wizard Gandalf, young hobbit Frodo Baggins embarks on an urgent, incredibly treacherous journey to destroy the One Ring. This ring -- created, and then lost, by the Dark Lord, Sauron, centuries earlier -- is a weapon of evil, one that Sauron so desperately wants returned to him; with the power of the ring once again his own, the Dark Lord will unleash his wrath upon all of Middle-Earth. The only way to prevent this horrible fate from becoming reality is to return the Ring to Mordor, the only place it can be destroyed; unfortunately for our heroes, Mordor is also Sauron's lair.

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A swashbuckling adventure full of danger, excitement, and unexpected moments of human connection; it is our honor to present to you The Mapmaker Chronicles

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The Obernewtyn Chronicles is a series of science fiction and fantasy novels by Australian author Isobelle Carmody. The series has a post apocalyptic setting, and depict a world long after its destruction by a global nuclear holocaust

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The Moorehawke Trilogy written by Celine Kiernan is a fantasy series chronicling the story of Wynter Moorehawke, daughter of Protector Lord Lorcan Moorehawke, trusted friend and advisor to King Jonathon. But after five years away in the North, things are not what they were when she was a child. Wynter must contend with unstable politics and the secrets of a Royal Court. Will she and her friends keep themselves alive?

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In the mood for monsters and mythological heroes? Look no further than Rick Riordan's fun, fast-paced Percy Jackson series, which follows the adventures of young demigod (half mortal, half Greek god) Percy and his friends Annabeth and Grover.

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Magic

 

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Welcome to Dominion City, in a world where Plague has wiped out half of the population, the other half known suffer a worse fate. The other half are called Lasters, and they are waiting for their genes to self destruct. For those who live in Dominion City, they tell you on your eighteenth birthday if your a Splicer, a Laster or a True Born. No one will tell them why, but just shy fo their eighteenth birthday identical twins Lucy and Margot, are put through rounds of extensive testing. A "remote" security team led by the intriguing and mysterious Nolan Storm are assigned to protect Lucy and Margot, despite no one actually telling the girls what they are being protected from. All Lucy and Margot know is that Storm and his team are True Borns, genetic freaks whose DNA has devolved back to human origins, which protects them from the Plague. The True Borns have other gifts too, some have superior strength, others have remarkable abilities.

Harry Potter is a series of fantasy novels written by British author J. K. Rowling. The novels chronicle the life of a young wizard, Harry Potter, and his friends Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, all of whom are students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The main story arc concerns Harry's struggle against Lord Voldemort, a dark wizard who intends to become immortal, overthrow the wizard governing body known as the Ministry of Magic, and subjugate all wizards and muggles (non-magical people).

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Shannara is a series of high fantasy novels written by Terry Brooks, beginning with The Sword of Shannara in 1977 and continuing through The Black Elfstone which was released in June 2017; there is also a prequel, First King of Shannara. The series blends magic and primitive technology and is set in the Four Lands, which are identified as Earth long after civilization was destroyed in a chemical and nuclear holocaust called the Great Wars

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These works are set in a universe where fairy tales and mythologies, both pagan and Judeo-Christian, exist with its figures existing alongside the mundanes (normal humans). A race of humans who possess angel blood, the Nephilim or Shadowhunters, is organized to patrol the Shadow World and prevent demons as well as Downworlders, including warlocks, faeries, werewolves, and vampires from attacking the mundanes. There is an uneasy peace, a treaty known as The Accords, between the governing body of the Nephilim, known as the Clave, and the Downworlders, not all of whom want peace or respect the Clave's authority.

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Dragons

The seven dragon tribes have been at war for generations, locked in an endless battle over an ancient, lost treasure. A secret movement called the Talons of Peace is determined to bring an end to the fighting, with the help of a prophecy—a foretelling that calls for great sacrifice.

Five dragonets are collected to fulfill the prophecy, raised in a hidden cave and enlisted, against their will, to end the terrible war.

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The Inheritance Cycle is a tetralogy of young adult high fantasy novels written by American author Christopher Paolini. Set in the fictional world of Alagaësia, the novels focus on the adventures of a teenage boy named Eragon and his dragon, Saphira, as they struggle to overthrow the evil king Galbatorix.

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Supernatural

 Darina's mission is clear: she must help Jonas, Summer, Arizona, and impossibly, her beloved Phoenix, right the wrong linked to their deaths to set them free from limbo so that they can finally rest in peace. Will love conquer death? And if it does, can Darina set it free?

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Dystopian World

The first book in the Chaos Walking series is The Knife of Never Letting Go. In this story, Todd Hewitt is the last boy left in Prentisstown, a town where everyone can hear your thoughts. One month before he is due to become a man, Todd discovers that the town has been keeping secrets from him. Todd is soon going to learn about the dangerous choices of growing up. Pursued by power hungry Prentiss and mad minister Aaron, Todd and Viola set out across New World searching for answers about the colony's true past, and seeking a way to warn the ship bringing settlers from Old World.

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The Uglies series is written by Scott Westerfeld, and it revolves around Tally Youngblood, who is about to turn sixteen and be transformed from an ugly and into a stunning pretty. A great perk of being a pretty, is that Tally will be catapulted into a high tech paradise, where her only job is to have fun and enjoy life. Everything goes to plan until Tally's new friend, Shay, runs away after stating her desire to not turn 'pretty'. Tally soon learns about a whole new side to the pretty world - and its not very pretty. The authorities offer Tally a choice: find her friend and turn her in, or never turn pretty at all. Tally's choice will change her world forever...  

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Assassins

Saker is on the run from the only life he knows. From India to the Himalayas' and Tibet, he'll be pursued by hunting dogs, mercenaries, spies, thieves and assassins in his quest to set free the most majestic, lethal and valuable of all the predators  - the tiger.

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The gender fluid thief Sal Leon enters a competition to become a replacement member of the Left Hand, a quartet of the Queen's personal assassins, but must first survive the training and the contests while putting the reason for auditioning into motion, revenge.

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For one apprentice assassin, the clock is ticking... Pyrre Lakatur doesn't like the description skullsworn. It doesn't capture the beauty of her devotion to Ananshael, God of Death. She is not an assassin, but a priestess. Or she will be, if she pass her final trial. The problem isn't killing: Pyrre has spent her life training to kill where needful. The problem is love. To pass the trial, a skullsworn must offer thier partner to Ananshael  - but Pyrre has never been in love, and time is short. Pyrre throws herself into other aspects of her trail - until she's arrested by the brilliant, egnigmated commander Ruc Lan Lac. He might be Pyrre's last chance at love, so she must stay close - even as he investigates the murders she's committing. It's a dangerous dance, trying to fall for a man whilst worshipping a god he loathes. If she succeeds, she must betray her only love. And if she fails, a violent death awaits them both...

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Mystery / Suspense

In the first book, Angels and Demons, a Harvard professor, Robert Langdon, is summoned to identify a mysterious symbol that was marked onto the chest of a world renowned scientist who was recently murdered. All clues point to the Illuminati, a secret brotherhood with a vendetta against the Catholic Church, as being the perpetrators. But the Illuminati not only as men of science, would never harm one of their own, not to mention that the Illuminati went extinct centuries before. When Robert Langdon learns that the Vatican is on the hit list, he must discover the secrets of the Illuminati, as well as find a way of preventing the destruction of the Vatican and the deaths of innocent lives.

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13 BOOKS. 13 NIGHTMARES. 1 DESTINY.

Sam makes a shocking discovery about the last 13 that will change everything. The shattering relevation will set the race on a dangerous course, more terrifying than even his worst nightmares. With the world in turmoil and their enemies circling closer, the last 13 assemble in Egypt to take their place in the prophecy. Can they make it to the end or will the power beyond the Dream Gate be lost to evil forever? The last 13 is complete. The battle ends now. 

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