- Mary Buck
Hello! If you liked "Harry Potter" and are looking for more titles that combine epic fantasy, romance, and drama, you may enjoy these titles:
Foundling: Monster Blood Tattoo Bk. 1
by D.M. Cornish
"This inventive debut novel follows Rossamünd Bookchild, a foundling boy saddled with an unfortunate name, as he ventures out from his childhood home at the orphanage into the wide world of the Half-Continent, a Georgian-esque society where humans wage an unending battle against the shadowy monsters of the wilds. (The tattoo of the series title is the mark given to the slayer of such a beast.) During his journey from boy to man, Rossamünd has his share of adventures, encounters a variety of colorful characters, and learns that the world is more complex and perilous than he was raised to believe. ... the unique and fascinating Half-Continent, where ships with organic engines sail caustic vinegar oceans and monster-hunters gain supernatural powers through dangerous surgeries, is a delightful, refreshing standout in a sea of cookie-cutter fantasy worlds."-Christi Voth, Parker Library, CO Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc.
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by Kristin Cashore
"In a world where some people are born with extreme and often-feared skills called Graces, Katsa struggles for redemption from her own horrifying Grace, the Grace of killing, and teams up with another young fighter to save their land from a corrupt king."-catalog summary
by Joanne Harris
In a tiny French town where little has changed in the past century, newcomer Vianne Rocher arrives with her exquisite chocolate shop which immediately begins to play havoc with the villagers' Lenten vows. Each box of the bonbons comes with a free gift - Vianne's uncanny perceptions of its buyer's discontents and a clever cure for them. Is she a witch?
Soon the parishioners no longer care as they abandon themselves to temptation with unforeseen results.
The Night Drifter
by Susan Carroll
"A young widow struggles to summon the magical forces that will enable her to save her new love, a Cornish nobleman who roams the night in spirit form, from a shadowy enemy." (Catalog Summary)
The Gormenghast Novels
by Mervyn Peake
This great, gothic mood piece invites you inside its dark and crumbling walls where the young master of the house, Titus Groan, lives surrounded by ceremony and decaying splendour.
Try, also, the titles on this list for more fantasy mixed with romance.
I had great fun pulling this list together for you! If you need further help finding good books to read, please let us know.
Mary M. Buck