Books You’ll Dig If You Loved Harry Potter

Miss the wonder of Hogwarts? Try taking some of these other magical adventures for a spin...

1. The Magicians Trilogy by Lev Grossman


Ever wish that you'd discover that magic is real and be swept off to a real magic school to hone your own wizarding powers? Such is the tale of Quinton Coldwater, whose adventures The Magicians follows.

Though full of magic and intrigue, beware that these are a little darker than the Harry Potter series, as Quinton soon discovers that magic isn't all roses and quidditch matches.

2. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern


The night circus isn't your average visit to Barnum and Baileys. Centered amid the romance of the old school circus world, the tale chronicles the lives of two actual magicians, trained since birth.

When the two find themselves swept into a magical duel to the death things take a complicating turn, especially considering that they've fallen in love.

3. Shadow and Bone (Grisha Trilogy) by Leigh Bardugo


A once great nation called Ravka has fallen under the prey of a dark evil known as the Shadow Fold which rolls in complete with flesh eating monsters. The nation's magical elite, know as the Grisha, discover that the fate of the land may rest on a young orphan named Alina with a unique power.

4. The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott


In this series, famed Alchemist Nicholas Flamel actually did discover the secret to eternal life and still lives 700 years after his birth. When his secret threatens to be stolen and used for evil by Dr. John Dee, it's up to twins Sophie and Josh to help Flamel save humanity.

5. The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicles) by Patrick Rothfuss


If you've ever wondered what it's like inside the mind of a wizard, this is quite possibly the series for you. Told in first-person narrative, the books follow the life and adventures of a character named Kovthe- from his time as a magically gifted boy to his coming of age as the most notorious wizard of his time.

6. The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen


Set in a medieval style future, in a land that swore off modern technology long ago, Princess Kelsea Raleigh must return to the kingdom of her birth to reclaim her dead mother's thrown. Though she posesses a sapphire of immense magical power, she must battle the vengace of the evil Red Queen in order to save her land.

7. Storm Front (Dresden Files) by Jim Butcher


This series, which already features over 15 books, revolves around professional Chicago wizard Harry Dresden. When Dresden agrees to consult on a murder case involving black magic, he's sucked into a mysterious and dangerous series of events.

8. 'The Paper Magician' by Charlie N. Holmberg


Ceony, a recent graduate of the Tagis Praff School for the Magically Inclined, is heartbroken when she finds that she's been assigned to study paper magic rather than metal magic as she'd dreamed. After meeting her mentor however, Ceony not only finds that the magic she's been assigned to study is capable of marvelous things, she's soon forced to use it to battle evil.

9. The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman


Fans of Neil Gaiman will love this fantastical tale that's based on a weaving together of both Snow White and Sleeping Beauty. Throw in a little dark magic and a lot of adventure and this is one you'll want to be sure not to miss.

10. Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson


In a world reigned by an immortal emperor, where ash reigns from the sky and a number of revolts have miserably failed. A new magical heist is being planned however, one that lies in the hands of a criminal mastermind and his new young apprentice.

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