All Potterheads out there know how it feels when you open a Potter book and start reading it. His world of magic fascinates not only children but also adults. Yes, the Harry Potter series is over, but there are many books that are as magical and can satiate your magical wanderlust. And, so here is a list of some amazing fantasy books that will surely fascinate all you Harry Potter lovers out there. Pick them and take a read. Happy reading!
1. ‘Neverwhere’ by Neil Gaiman
This is a story about Richard Mayhew who fells through the cracks of reality and has landed somewhere different, somewhere that is Neverwhere. He suddenly becomes invisible to the world and inexplicably consigned to a London of shadows and darkness a city of monsters and saints, murderers, and angels, that exists entirely in a subterranean labyrinth of sewer canals and abandoned subway stations. How? When? Where? this you have to discover yourself. The doors have a Room of Requirement feel to them, something Harry Potter fans know and love. This may help you to give it a read.
2. ‘A Game of Thrones’ by George R. R. Martin
Oh yes! Winter is coming. Then why don’t you give it a read sitting with a cuppa coffee in your cozy bed? I guess I don’t have to explain this book. It is already so famous! Watching its series is a treat but reading it is an amazing experience. Sweeping from a land of brutal cold to a distant summertime kingdom of epicurean plenty, here is a tale of lords and ladies, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and bastards, who come together in a time of grim. If you are a Harry Potter fan then you surely will be fascinated by the dragons, century-long feuds, and of course, plenty of magic.
3. ‘Witch & Wizard’ by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet
The New Order, as it is known, is clearly trying to suppress Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Being a Normal Teenager. For 15-year-old Wisty and her older brother Whit, life turns upside down when they are torn from their parents one night and slammed into a secret prison for no reason they can comprehend. But while trapped in this totalitarian nightmare, Wisty and Whit discover they have incredible powers they’d never dreamed of. Can this newly minted witch and wizard master their skills in time to save themselves, their parents — and maybe the world? I have created a lot of suspense already. Go give it a read!
4. ‘The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic’ by Emily Croy Barker
The dull and miserable life of Nora Fischer changes overnight. Nora wanders off and walks through a portal into a different world where she’s transformed from a drab grad student into a stunning beauty. Well, this is something we all desire for ourselvesas well. But this is not it. The book has a lot oftwists and turns that will awaken your interest till the end. Nora’s new fantasy world turns darker, a fairy tale has gone incredibly wrong. Isn’t the plot interesting? This twisted fairy tale will make you feel like an old fable has come to life.
5. ‘The Magicians’ by Lev Grossman
Grossman’s series has been hailed as the Harry Potter for adults. The themes are much more grown-up, but there’s still lots of magic for enthusiasts to revel in. This is the story of Quentin Coldwater who just like most of us believed that magic isn’t real until he finds himself admitted to a very secretive and exclusive college of magic in upstate New York that changes his life. But magic doesn’t bring the happiness and adventure Quentin thought it would.
6. ‘The Night Circus’ by Erin Morgenstern
A suspicious circus appears overnight. No announcements precede it. It is simply there when yesterday it was not. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night. But within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. The story has a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. A lot of suspense and drama. There’s a magical duel, a gorgeous love story, and a topsy-turvy circus that will make your head spin.
7. ‘The Bone Clocks’ by David Mitchell
Holly Sykes is a 15-year-old who slams the door and leaves the house over a fight with her mother regarding her boyfriend. But Holy is a sensitive child once contacted by voices she knew only as “the radio people,” Holly is a lightning rod for psychic phenomena. Holly has caught the attention of a cabal of dangerous mystics — and their enemies. But her lost weekend is merely the prelude to a shocking disappearance that leaves her family irrevocably scarred. This unsolved mystery will echo through every decade of Holly’s life, affecting all the people Holly loves — even the ones who are not yet born. Similar to Rowling, Mitchell’s writing is intricate and well thought-out, creating a world so full of intrigue that you’ll close the book still wondering how he did it.
8. ‘Vampires in the Lemon Grove’ by Karen Russell
If you miss Rowling’s quirky characters and unique, in-depth plot lines, this is the book for you. A dejected teenager discovers that the universe is communicating with him through talismanic objects left behind in a seagull’s nest. American West, the monster is the human hunger for acquisition, and the victim is all we hold dear. And in the collection’s marvelous title story — an unforgettable parable of addiction and appetite, mortal terror and mortal love — two vampires in a sun-drenched lemon grove try helplessly to slake their thirst for blood.
9. ‘A Discovery of Witches’ by Deborah Harkness
A group of powerful women discovering their witching abilities — what more could Hermione fans ask for? Diana Bishop during the course of her researchunwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemy manuscript and her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library. Diana has stumbled upon a coveted treasure lost for centuries — and she is the only creature who can break its spell. Interesting?
10. ‘City of Dark Magic’ by Magnus Flyte
Ancient cities steeped in historical magic can’t help but remind us of Diagon Alley. When music student Sarah Weston lands a summer job at Prague Castle cataloging Beethoven’s manuscripts, she has no idea how dangerous her life is about to become. Prague is a threshold, Sarah is warned, and it is steeped in blood. Strange things start to happen that will capture your interest till the very end.
Which of these fantasy books are you going to pick up first?