Book Match

If you like a mix of fantasy, romance, female leads...

A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
"After the suspicious death of her mother in 1895, sixteen-year-old
Gemma returns to England, after many years in India, to attend a
finishing school where she becomes aware of her magical powers and
ability to see into the spirit world." (Catalog Summary)

From the Ashes by Meghan Brunner.
"Do you believe in magick? More than a picture you once saw of a place
you've never visited? More than the idle wish you'd like to see come

If you like Roses Are Red by James Patterson

Roses are Red by James Patterson: A brilliant criminal known only as the Mastermind orchestrates a series of bank robberies that are notable for their very precise demands -- and their explosive violence when the demands are not met exactly. Detective Alex Cross takes on the case and recognizes that a particular kind of criminal mind is at work.

If you like Harry Potter for epic fantasy and romance...

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

If you like "Once a Princess" by Johanna Lindsey...

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Here are some other romances that you might enjoy:

Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Deverauz.
Depressed and upset, American Dougless Montgomery finds herself weeping
on the grave of a knight in an old English church and thinks she could
certainly use a knight in shining armor. Much to her amazement, that's

If you like "The Amazing Aventures of Kavalier and Clay" by Michael Chabon...

Besides The Amazing Aventures of Kavalier and Clay, Michael Chabon has another wonderful, but contemporary fiction novel called The Wonder Boys, which was made into a really good movie starring Michael Douglas and Tobey Maguire. The book is better, of course, and tells the hilarious and outrageous tale of one crazy weekend in the out-of-control
life of a college professor, whose unfinished novel never seems to be quite long enough. ......

For historical fiction:

Girl with a Pearl Earring

The Lady and the Unicorn

If you like light-hearted fantasy...

Let's see:

Piers Anthony's Magic of Xanth series. The first one is A Spell for
Chameleon. Here's a review:
Amazon.com
Though already developing a successful career in SF with such heady
novels as Chthon and Omnivore, Piers Anthony did not reach brand-name
status until he cooked up some fantasy in 1977. And it was cheerful,
humorous fantasy at that, as in his first Xanth series novel, A Spell
for Chameleon. The book's young hero, Bink, is without magical powers in

If you like heart-pounding non-stop action books...

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You requested books that "capture you from the beginning...(with)
excitement and adventure". I love heart-pounding, non-stop action
books, too. These types of books can range from laugh-out-loud funny to
seriously gruesome.

Some suggestions for you:

The Death and Life of Bobby Z. by Don Winslow. Facing life

If you like books by Jane Austen...

These are a few titles that I hope you will enjoy. I have enjoyed most
of them as I am a Jane Austen lover. (Of course, no one can write as
well as she can.)

Pride, Prejudice, and Jasmine Field by Melissa Nathan:

Successful magazine journalist Jasmine Field finds her life falling
apart - her best friend leaves, her family unravel, and her column hits
the skids -just when she gets a lead role of Elizabeth Bennett. A
Publisher Weekly says she is a hybrid of Bridget Jones and Elizabeth

If you like "A Hustler's Wife" by Nikki Turner...

If you liked A Hustler's Wife by Nikki Turner, you may like to read the
following books in our collection:

Coldest Winter Ever by Sister Souljah - a cautionary tale protesting
drugs and violence among young African-Americans in the inner city.

Flyy Girl by Omar Tyree -- describes conduct of life in Pennsylvania.

True to the Game by Teri Woods -- represents the
Philadelphia inner city streets drug game during the late 80's.

Sisters and Lovers by Connie Briscoe -- witness the struggles that the

If you like "Who Moved My Cheese?" by Spencer Johnson...

If you liked "Who Moved My Cheese", you may also like these books about
change and motivation:

"Attitude Is Everything for Success" by Keith D. Harrell
Annotation from the book jacket: "This is an enlightening, inspiring,
and practical guide for gaining control of your career and your life by
ridding yourself of negative attitudinal baggage, building positive
attitudes, and then turning them into actions to help you achieve your
dreams."