Percy Jackson was the one series that played such an important role in all our collective childhoods. The series by Rick Riordan (with a total of seven books) made us all want to wish that we too were demigods. In fact, the fantasy adventure novel was also turned into a film, where the role of Percy was played by Logan Lerman. While the series is quite an essential read for anyone who loves a good fantasy fiction, we’ve discovered five more books and series that you can read after finishing Percy Jackson.
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Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling
For the very few left who are still uniniated, the cult classic series that not only was brilliant on paper but also on screen, Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone is the holy grail for many readers around the world. The story revolves around an 11-year-old orphan, Harry Potter, who lives with his aunt, and uncle and a bully of a cousin. But, one day, he discovers that he’s a wizard and has magical powers, which were passed down to him by his parents. He is then invited to study in one of the most prestigious magic schools in the world, Hogwarts, where he discovers some dark secrets that threaten to destroy his life.
The Alchemyst: The Secrets Of The Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott
The Alchemyst series tells the story of twins, Sophie and Josh Newman, who accidentally find themselves in the middle of a duel between two immortal magicians, Dr John Dee and Nicholas Flamel. The fight ends with Dr John Dee stealing the Book of Abraham, which was under Nicholas Flamel’s protection. Now, Sophie and John must give in to the prophecy and find a way to return the book to its rightful owner.
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
Theseries by Eoin Colfer comprising of nine books follows the story of Artemis Fowl, a genius, millionaire kid who kidnaps a fairy, Captain Holly Short, only to use her power to find his estranged father. But soon, the fairies, who are more dangerous than one can imagine, decide to seek revenge that takes Artemis Fowl on an adventure that he will never forget.
Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
Known as the ‘Nigerian Harry Potter’, Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor narrates the story of a 12-year-old girl, Sunny, who is born with Albinism in America. She soon moves to Nigeria where she struggles to find her own identity and fit in. One day, Sunny discovers that she possesses magical powers and joins a group of students with similar abilities in order to learn more about herself and all that she can do.
Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi
Furthermore tells the tale of Alice Queensmeadown, who wants to bring back her father who disappeared three years ago. To do so, she must travel through the magical world of Furthermore. As she begins this journey, she finds a companion, Oliver, who is known for his magical abilities. Together, they set out to search for their lost loved ones while also holding on to the tiny bit of magical power of love that is left.
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