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Even better than one great fantasy to take us out of our ordinary lives is a whole series. Think Harry Potter! For swords, kingdoms, magical realms, heroines (and heroes) try these:
When her father dies just before her birthday, seventeen-year-old Aderyn inherits the role of Protector of Atratys, a dominion in a kingdom where nobles are able to transform at will into the bird that represents their family bloodline. Aderyn's ancestral bird is a swan. But she has not transformed for years, not since witnessing the death of her mother. This is the start of an irresistible, soaring duology about courage, broken loyalties and fighting for your place in the world.
The story follows the journey of mortal Feyre Archeron after she is brought into the faerie lands of Prythian for murdering a faerie. It has been optioned as a television series.
This series follows a young girl named Morrigan Crow, who is believed to be cursed, and her adventures through The Wondrous Society. The stories tell of her learning about a special gift she posses and her journey to use and control this gift. Get on board early as this series is set to grow to six books or more. The fourth title - Silverborn - is due for release soon.