Ten Books for the Harry Potter fan
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It’s hit me and I’m sure it’s hit you: Post-Potter Depression. While there will never be another series quite like Harry Potter, here are some books to help remind that there are new worlds to be found and new characters to fall in love with.
10. So You Want to be a Wizard by Diane Duane
Going through wizard school withdrawals? There are ten books in Duane’s Young Wizards series that are sure to help keep the Hogwarts withdrawals at bay.
9. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Kids with cool powers? Check. A sort of clueless chosen one, a super brainy girl side kick, and a brave but humorous relief best friend? Check, check, and check. It’s like the golden trio but with Greek Gods!
We know that part of the fun of Harry Potter is sorting yourself into one of the Houses. Divergent lets this sorting fun continue when you choose your faction. I suspect I would personally end up in Erudite.
Draco fangirls, do I have the book for you. Just wait until you meet Warner. He is like Draco except more broken, more crazy, and with more daddy issues. AND he totally has a chance to be an ACTUAL LOVE INTEREST. You’re welcome.
Part of what makes the Harry Potter series so great is the fandom that surrounds it. TFIOS is nothing like HP, but the fans that surround it are made of Potter fans. Join us at nerdfighteria and be comforted.
5. Shade’s Children by Garth Nix
Looking for world building and children with special powers that are up against the worst of odds? It’s even got a kind of, sort of school. Kind of.
4. I’d tell you I love you but then I’d have to kill you by Ally Carter
What’s cooler than a school for witches and wizards? NOTHING. But a school for girl spies comes pretty close! Hermione Granger would be bffs with Liz. And the teachers at this school would have some stories to share with the professors at Hogwarts!
3. Sandry’s Book by Tamora Pierce
Magic, world-building, and memorable characters–everything a good Harry Potter fan needs.
2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
It has been called the next Harry Potter, and that’s not because of it’s great popularity (though that probably helps). No, what makes THG comparable to HP is it’s ability to be attractive to both children and adults because of great writing, world-building, characters, and the intelligent and thought-provoking themes. If you haven’t read this series yet because you’re afraid of the hype, don’t let it pass you by. Just make sure you have the next two books on hand for when you finish the first one
1. The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis
It’s a classic for a reason. They called Harry Potter the next Narnia, so going back to see why couldn’t be a bad decision.
What books did you use to help get over your post-Potter depression?