the land of elyon

A List of Terribly Underrated and Underrepresented Fantasy Books

The Land of Elyon, by Patrick Carmen

Fab series about Alexa Daley who solves riddles, find Jocasta stones, and can understand animals, specifically a squirrel and a wolf. The Dark Hills Divide (the starter) also features a killer chess game

look at this art work, this is masterful canonical scenery (doesn’t pop up until Stargazer so get to it)

The Echorium Sequence, by Katherine Roberts

Gorgeous gorgeous series. Trilogy starts off with Song Quest, follows Rialle and Kherron, two young singers from a fantasy world steeping in musical magic. A lot of blue hair dye. Half-people appear throughout the entire series. 

So. much. angst. The character arcs and subtle romances are brilliant.

Side note, Spellfall (by the same author) is a good one-shot fantasy for younger readers. And older ones with good taste.

 The Chanters of Tremaris, by Kate Constable

Fuck yeah more magical singing. The Singer of All Songs starts this trilogy off with Calwyn, an up and coming ice priestess who lives in a world where people control shit by singing- wind, metal, ice, you name it. 

Also features Darrow, aka Hot Older Man. Tragedy, bamf characters, more sweet subtle crying romances.

Study Series, by Maria V. Snyder

Move on over girl on fire, we’ve got a new fabulous female lead. Yelena is the bamf of all bamfs. After suffering creepy torturous abuse she becomes the food taster for the Commander of Ixia, and is trained by the ever so mysterious and sexy Valek. Yelena also has a personality and a sense of humor she is five stars 

Age gap romances are the shit, but the magic in this world and the fucking descriptions and writing are the most delicious things you will ever read.

Also there’s a cool trans character in a mighty high position of power

The Kiesh'ra Series, by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

Like some shape-shifting in your fantasy world? Like your fantasy world to be so fucking well crafted with such amazing cultural depth? Start off with Hawksong. It’s your typical boy and girl gotta get married to unite feuding kingdoms, but the races here are so fantastic. You got your Avians (bird people), you got your Serpiente (snake people), you got the shm'Ahnmik (falcon people), you got lesbian wolves and lion mercenaries and mystic tigers.

This series is the shit, go get the books, they will suck you in (also you kind have to keep reading because the endings are literal drops like the end of normal chapters)

Side note, go check out In The Forests Of The Night because the author wrote this when she was like 15 years old 

the signs as fanstasy novels/series i've read
  • Aries: The Chronicles of Amber - Roger Zelazny
  • Taurus: The Magisterium Series - Cassandra Clare
  • Gemini: The Inheritance Cycle - Christopher Paolini
  • Cancer: Zodiac - Romina Russell
  • Leo: Seraphina - Rachel Hartman
  • Virgo: The Mortal Instruments - Cassandra Clare
  • Libra: Septimus Heap Series - Angie Sage
  • Scorpio: The Land of Elyon - Patrick Carmen
  • Sagittarius: The Lord of the Rings - J.R.R. Tolkein
  • Capricorn: The Chronicles of Narnia - C.S. Lewis
  • Aquarius: The Inkheart Trilogy - Cornelia Funke
  • Pisces: Percy Jackson & the Olympians - Rick Riordan

So everyone is always asking me for book recommendations so I decided to make a master post of books (Most are YA books because a large majority of people on here read them). Each book is linked to the goodreads page for it (for series I linked you to the first book) and next to it are the main genres. 

Completed Series: 

A Series Of Unfortunate Events - YA, Childrens, Fantasy
Beautiful Creatures
 - YA, Fantasy, Magic, Romance
Bobby Pendragon - YA, Fantasy, Adventure
Chaos Walking - YA, Sci Fi Dystopian
Crank - YA, Poetry, Realistic Fiction
Daughter of Smoke and Bone - YA, Fantasy, Paranormal
Delirium - YA, Dystopian, Romance
Divergent - YA, Sci Fi Dytopian
Eragon - YA, Fantasy, Adventure
Fallen - YA, Paranormal, Romance
Flowers In The Attic - Incest, Romance, Mystery
Gone - YA, Fantasy, Apocalyptic, Sci Fi
Harry Potter - YA, Fantasy, Magic
His Dark Materials - YA, Adventure, Fantasy
House of Night - YA, Fantasy, Romance, Vampires
Hush Hush - YA, Paranormal, Fantasy
If I Stay - YA, Contemporary, Romance, Realistic Fiction
Inkheart - YA, Fantasy, Magic
Legend - YA, Sci Fi Dystopian, Fantasy
Lux Series - YA, Paranormal, Fantasy, Aliens
Mara Dyer - YA, Romance, Paranormal
Matched - YA, Sci Fi Dystopian, Romance
Mercy Falls - YA, Fantasy, Romance
Partials - YA, Sci Fi, Dystopian
Percy Jackson - YA, Fantasy, Mythology
Perfect Chemistry - YA, Romance, Contemporary
Shadow and Bone - Fantasy, YA, Romance
Shatter Me - YA, Dystopian Sci Fi, Romance
Sweet Evil - YA, Paranormal, Romance
The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein - YA, Fantasy, Gothic Horror
The Chronicles of Narnia - YA, Fantasy, Adventure
The Darkest Minds - YA, Dystopian Sci Fi, Fantasy
The Gemma Doyle Series - Fantasy, Historial Fiction, YA
The Girl of Fire and Thorns - YA, Fantasy, Romance, Magic
The Heroes of Olympus - YA, Fantasy, Mythology
The Hunger Games - Dystopian, YA, 
The Infernal Devices - YA, Fantasy, Paranormal
The Land of Elyon - YA, Fantasy 
The Luxe  - YA, Fantasy
The Maze Runner - YA, Dystopian Sci Fi, 
The Mortal Instruments - YA, Paranormal, Fantasy
The Selection - YA, Romance, Dystopian
The Sisterhood Of The Travelling Pants - Ya, Chick Lit, Romance
Uglies - YA, Sci Fi Dystopian, Fantasy
Under The Never Sky - YA, Dystopian, Romance
Vampire Academy - YA, Romance, Fantasy, Vampires
Wicked Lovely - YA, Fantasy, Magic

Uncompleted Series: 

A Song of Ice and Fire - Sci Fi, Fantasy, Adult 
Angelfall - YA, Fantasy, Dystopian
Bloodlines - YA, Paranormal, Vampires, Fantasy
Dangerous Creatures - YA, Fantasy, Paranormal
Dorothy Must Die - Fantasy, YA, Magic
I Am Number Four - YA, Fantasy, Paranormal
Miss Peregrines - YA, Fantasy, Paranormal, Mystery
Outlander - Historical Fiction, Romance, Fantasy
The Archived - YA, Mystery, Paranormal
The Culling - Ya, Sci Fi Dystopian, LGBTQ, Fantasy
The Diviners - YA, Historical Fiction, Fantasy
The Fifth Wave - YA, Sci Fi Dystopian
The Land of Stories - Fantasy, Magic
The Loners - YA, Sci Fi Dystopian, Horror, Apocalyptic 
The Lunar Chronicles - Fantasy, YA, Dystopian Sci Fi
The Mortality Doctrine - YA, Sci Fi Dystopian
The Program - YA, Sci Fi Dystopian, Romance
The Raven Cycle - YA, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
The Ring and the Crown -  YA, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Romance
The School For Good and Evil - YA, Fantasy, Childrens, 
The Woodcutter Sisters - Fairytale, YA, Fantasy
Throne of Glass - Fantasy, YA, Magic
The Sylo Chronicles - Ya, Sci Fi Dystopian, Fantasy, Mystery
Thursday Next  - Fantasy, Adult Fiction, Mystery
Unraveling - YA, Sci Dystopian, Fantasy
Unwind - YA, Sci Fi Dystopian

Individual Books:

A Monster Calls - YA, Fantasy, Horror
Along For The Ride
 - YA, Romance, Contemporary
Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour - YA, Contemporary, Romance
An Abundance of Katherines - YA, Romance, Contemporary
Anna And The French Kiss - YA, Romance, Contemporary
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of The Universe - LGTB, YA, 
Attachments - Romance, Contemporary, Chick Lit
Beautiful Disaster - Romance, New Adult, Contemporary
Before I Fall - YA, Contemporary, Romance
Bird Box - Horror, Adult Fiction, Thriller
Boy Meets Boy - YA, LGBTQ, Romance
Bright Shiny Morning - Adult Fiction, Contemporary, Short Stories
Dear Nobody - YA, Contemporary 
Eleanor and Park - YA, Contemporary, Romance
Every Day
 - YA, Contemporary
Fangirl - YA, Romance, Contemporary
Firefly - YA, Fantasy, Witches
Go Ask Alice - YA, Realistic Fiction, Contemporary
Gone Girl - Fiction, Adult fic, Thriller, Suspense
Hate List - YA, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction
Hopeless -  Romance, New Adult, Contemporary
How I Live Now - YA, Sci Fi Dystopian, War
Identical - YA, Poetry, Realistic Fiction
Isla And The Happily Ever After - YA, Contemporary, Romance
Jellicoe Road - YA, Mystery, Contemporary
It’s Kind of A Funny Story - YA, Realistic Fiction
Landline - Romance, Chick Lit, Contemporary
Lock and Key  - YA, Romance, Contemporary
Lola and The Boy Next Door - YA, Romance, Contemporary
Looking For Alaska - YA, Romance, Fiction
Love Letters To The Dead - YA, Contemporary, Romance
Love, Rosie - Chick Lit, Contemporary, Romance
Maybe Someday - Romance, New Adult, Contemporary
Me and Earl and The Dying Girl - YA, Contemporary, Humor
Never Let Me Go - Adult Ficiton, Sci Fi, Contemporary
Nineteen Minutes - Adult Fiction, Realistic Fiction, Drama
Panic - YA, Contemporary, Sci Fi Dystopian
Party - YA, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction
Paper Towns - YA, Contemporary, Romance
Rebel Belle - YA, Fantasy, Paranormal
Rumble - YA, Realistic Fiction, Contemporary
Silver Linings Playbook - Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Since You’ve Been Gone - YA, Romance, Contemporary
Slammed - Romance, New Adult, Contemporary
Speak - YA, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction
Stolen - YA, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction, Romance
The Book Thief - YA, Historial Fiction,
The Fault In Our Stars - YA, Contemporary, Romance
The Giver - YA, Classics, Fantasy, Sci Fi Dystopian
The Host - Fantasy, YA, Romance, Sci Fi Dystopian
The Killing Woods - YA, Mystery, Thriller
The Lovely Bones - Mystery, YA, Contemporary
The Night Circus - Romance, Historical Fiction, Fantasy
The Pact - Adult Fiction, Realistic Fiction, Romance, 
The Perks of Being A Wallflower - YA, Contemporary, Coming of Age
The Scorpio Races - YA, Fantasy, Romance
The Spectacular Now - YA, Contemporary, Romance
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before - YA, Contemporary, Romance
Thirteen Reasons Why - YA, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction
Truth About Forever - YA, Contemporary, Romance
Ugly Love - Romance, New Adult, Contemporary
Vicious - YA, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Paranormal
Virgin - New Adult, Chick Lit, Contemporary
Warm Bodies - Romance, Dystopian, Horror
We Were Liars - YA, Contemporary, Mystery
White Oleander - Contemporary, Chick Lit, Fiction
Will Grayson, Will Grayson - YA, Contemporary, LGBT

Everyone can share this post of course, but I ask for everyone to please leave any negative opinions about any of the books out. 

The bolded books are personal favorites :)

Also, I obviously missed a ton of books, many on purpose, so feel free to add on to this. :)

anonymous asked:

Would you recommend us some -fiction- books?

((OOC: You ask and ye shall receive. I’m just going to be dissecting my book shelf by genre and in the order they appear, so prepare yourself: 

Fantasy/Dystopian: Narnia Series, Eragon Series, Atherton by Patrick Carman, The Hunger Games, Divergent Series, Enders Game, Peter Pan in Scarlet by Geraldine McCaughrean, Lockdown by Alexander Gordon Smith, Un Lun Dun by China Miéville, Watership Down by Richard Adams, The Land of Elyon Trilogy by Patrick Carman, Pretty Monsters by Kelly Link, Brave New World, Never Let Me Go by Kazoo Ishiguro, The Giver, 1984, V for Vendetta and the Maze Runner. 

Young Adult: The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Catcher in the Rye, Thirteen Reasons Why, The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie Oaks, Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld, The Outsiders, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, On The Road to Find Out by Rachel Toor,  It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini, The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides (is this young adult, not sure), The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, The Wake Trilogy by Lisa McMann, and Every Day by David Levithan.

Other Fiction w/o Genre: The Road by Cormac McCarthy, Gone Girl, The Long Walk by Stephan King, The Secret History by Donna Tart, The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom, Wuthering Heights, What is the What by David Eggers, Middle Sex by Jeffrey Eugenides, House of Leaves, Blasphemy by Sherman Alexie, We Live in Water by Jes Walter, Wild by Cheryl Strayed and To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf. 

Here is my nonfiction book list for fun because I love,

Personal Nonfiction! :The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, The Undertaking by Thomas Lynch, Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion, Misunderstood by Rachel Toor, Between The World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Freedom Writers, Citizen by Claudia Rankine, I Feel Bad About my Neck by Nora Ephron, The Beautiful Struggle by Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Still Point of the Turning World by Emily Rapp, Anne Frank, Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder, Notes of a Native Son by James Baldwin, Drinking A Love Story by Caroline Knapp, The Unspeakable by Megan Daum, Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy, and Truth and Beauty by Ann Patchett.

I didn’t love all of the books here but I certainly loved most of them. If you have questions about any specific books and whether they’re worth a read (they all are) or whether its what you’re looking for. Let me know! ))

Warvold looked deep into my eyes, the wind blowing strands of white and gray hair across his worn face.
“Elyon has only one hope for us, Alexa. That we would know he loves us. Do you understand? The one who made you, the one who made everything.” He swept his hand across the sea. “He loves you. And more than that, there is nothing you or I need to to do to earn his reckless affection for us. That love has driven me to fight his enemy, the enemy of us all.”
—  Patrick Carman, The Tenth City.
With the Hunger Games coming to theaters at the end of this month,

Why not try some other amazing dystopian novels while you wait with bated breath for the 23rd:

From the creator of The Land of Elyon, Patrick Carman comes a riveting adventure The Atherton Series set in an extraordinary satellite world – created as a refuge from a dying Earth – that begins to collapse and forever change the lives of its inhabitants!

Set in 2099, Exodus by Julie Bertanga is themed around the consequences of global warming where Mara, her family, and her community realize that they are asylum-seekers in a world torn between high-tech wizardry and the most primitive injustice. To save her people, Mara must not only find a way into the city but also search for a new land and a new home.

Many hundreds of years ago, The City of Ember , written by Jeanne DuPrau, was created by the Builders to contain everything needed for human survival. It worked – but now the storerooms are almost out of food, crops are blighted, corruption is spreading through the city and worst of all – the lights are failing.

The Declaration, by Gemma Malley, is a powerful futuristic drama about a world in which human life has a transformed value, and ageing has long since lost its finality. Charismatic characters, action-driven plot and sublime writing combine to make this an unputdownable novel for teens.

The Knife Letting Go is the first novel in the The Chaos Walking Series by Patrick Ness. Imagine you’re the only boy in a town of men. And you can hear everything they think. And they can hear everything you think. Imagine you don’t fit in with their plans…Todd Hewitt is just one month away from the birthday that will make him a man. But his town has been keeping secrets from him. Secrets that are going to force him to run…