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Subject: Great YA Series
Date Posted: 6/7/2009 1:34 PM ET
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If you are looking for some great young adult series, here are some that I've really enjoyed, but aren't very famous--yet.

The Dreamhouse Kings series, by Robert Liparulo. Awesome, action-packed adventure mystery series. The old house the Kings just moved into has secrets. And it will do whatever it can to keep it that way. Each book ends with a cliff-hanger, so watch out. 6 books in all.

Guardians of Time, by Marianne Curley. 3 books. A single town that contains an eternal war for the history of the world. A group of kids are the only ones who can stop the forces of Chaos from changing the past...and therefore save the future.

The Wind on Fire, by William Nicholson. 3 books. Adventure series that takes place in a different world. The first one is great, but the other two weren't as good.

Midnighters, by Scott Westerfeld. Another action adventure mystery set in a small town. 3 books. A clever concept: what if there was an extra hour in the day that only a few people knew about? Everyone else freezes except for these people. And, once again, they have to save the world from evil forces.

Dominion Trilogy, by Robin Parrish. 3 books. A man wakes up to discover he isn't himself anymore. He finds he has become part of an elite group that has special powers. But nothing is as it seems. (And I mean nothing!) Awesome trilogy.

 

Date Posted: 6/7/2009 1:46 PM ET
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Looks good but i have no credits :(

Date Posted: 6/7/2009 7:07 PM ET
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I absolutely loved the Wind on Fire trilogy. The quality of the writing is great and the story sucked me in. It was better than many of the adult fantasy series I have read.

Date Posted: 6/7/2009 11:18 PM ET
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I recommend The Alchemyst, The Magician and The Sorceress all by Michael Scott. The Necromancer is the fourth book in the series, but it is not released yet.

Date Posted: 6/8/2009 4:44 PM ET
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To many books, to few credits!

Date Posted: 6/12/2009 12:55 PM ET
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The Alchemist was good, but I haven't read the others.

Michael Carroll has a series Quantum Prophecy. The first one is The Awakening. Really, really good, but my library doesn't have the rest. I'm not sure how many there are. It's another superhero-type story, except this one involves children.

Michael Grant's book Gone was also a good read. Very interesting concept. The second book in the series, Hunger, just came out recently, but I haven't picked it up, yet.

Date Posted: 6/12/2009 7:11 PM ET
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I loved Gone, but I didn't know a second book came out. Now I'm going to want it right now!

I also liked the Alchemist. I've read the second, but not the 3rd.

Date Posted: 6/12/2009 7:46 PM ET
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Michael Grant's GONE series is *amazing*. HUNGER, the second book, is only better. And there will be a third book, LIES, coming out hopefully within a year. All in all it's going to be a six-book series. I'm so excited.