What do you recommend for a Brandon Sanderson, fantasy-loving teen?

Assumptions: He’s already read Harry Potter and EVERY Brandon Sanderson book. If he hasn’t, then start there.

  • 10 and up
  • Chronicles of Prydain series by Lloyd Alexander*#
  • Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer*#
  • Wizard for Hire series by Obert Skye*
  • Faster Than Falling by Nathan Van Coops*
  • Jack Blank Adventure series by Matt Myklusch*
  • Nevermoor series by Jessica Townsend*
  • 12 and up
  • Inheritance series by Christopher Paolini*#
  • The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman*
  • Lockwood & Co series by Jonathan Stroud*
  • Leviathan series by Scott Westerfeld*
  • The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series by Michael Scott*#
  • The Queen’s Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner*#
  • The Riyria Revelations series by Michael J. Sullivan*#
  • The Legend of Eli Monpress series by Rachel Aaron*#
  • The Hobbit by Tolkien*#
  • 14 and up
  • The Immortal Descendants series by April White*
  • The Great Library series by Rachel Cain*
  • Insignia series by S.J. Kincaid*
  • Scythe series by Neal Schusterman*
  • The Bern Saga series by Hugh Howey*
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series by Douglas Adams
  • The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins
  • Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card*
  • Ender’s Shadow series by Orson Scott Card
  • Wool series by Hugh Howey
  • LOTR by Tolkien*#
  • 16 and up
  • The Licanius Trilogy series by James Islington*#
  • Powder Mage series by Brian McClellan#
  • The Kingkiller Chronicles series by Patrick Rothfuss*#
  • Chaos Walking series by Patrick Ness
  • Six of Crows series by Leigh Bardugo#
  • Rogues of the Republic series by Patrick Weekes#
  • Farseer Trilogy series by Robin Hobb*#
  • Liveship Traders series by Robin Hobb*#
  • 18 and up
  • Lightbringer series by Brent Weeks#
  • The Checquy Files series by Daniel O’Malley
  • The Iron Druid Chronicles series by Kevin Hearne#
  • Red Rising series by Pierce Brown#

* The books are content appropriate for advanced younger readers
# These books are high fantasy, similar to Brandon Sanderson

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