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Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:06 pm
AstralHunter says...

What exactly constitutes YA fiction?

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Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:15 pm
Cadi says...

Some of my long-time favourites have already had some love in this thread - JK Rowling, Robin Hobb, Patrick Rothfuss and Philip Pulman included.

Recently, I've been really into Marie Brennan's Lady Trent series, which is what might be termed "low fantasy" - you don't have elves or magic or any of those kinds of tropes, but there are dragons! The whole series is about doing science on dragons. I was drawn in by the premise, and I stayed because the characters are amazing, and the dragon science is fascinating.

I'm also a big fan of Diana Wynne Jones, who wrote a lot of children's fantasy books, the most famous of which is probably Howl's Moving Castle. I got into her Chrestomanci series as a child, which have excellently engaging plots, and I loved Fire and Hemlock, which is a bit darker and more mysterious - I reread that one because I'm never quite sure I've fully "got" the ending.
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Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:02 am
darthchloe says...

I love Sarah J. Maas, Ally Carter and Michael Buckley. By Sarah J. Maas I love the Throne of Glass series. By Michael Buckley I love the Sisters Grimm. By Ally Carter I love All Fall Down (embassy row).

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