Title Drop! If You Liked Percy Jackson

Your child (or you, there's no discrimination here) has just finished reading Rick Riordan's latest installment of Percy Jackson's many adventures and is hopefully thirsty for more literary exploration and imagination stimulation.  "What's next?" you both exclaim.

Well, you might like:

The Jake Ransom series, by James Rollins
A boy and his sister battle an evil supernatural king, travel to other worlds, and encounter a plethora of prehistoric beasts, legendary beings, and people from past eras. (Ages 8 and up)

The Alcatraz series, by Brandon Sanderson
A boy with the supernatural ability to cause accidents battles evil librarians (not affiliated with OC Public Libraries… probably LA County just kidding) trying to take over the world. (Ages 8 and up)

The Fablehaven series, by Brandon Mull
A girl and her brother are sent to their grandparents’ home and discover it’s a secret preserve for mythical creatures that they must protect from witches, demons, and an evil society. (Ages 9 and up)

The Septimus Heap series, by Angie Sage
A boy who is the seventh son of a seventh son discovers he is a wizardly genius and that his foundling sister is actually a kidnapped princess and heir to the royal throne. (Ages 8 and up)

The Artemis Fowl series, by Eoin Colfer
A boy who is also one of the world’s greatest criminal masterminds kidnaps fairies for ransom, battles goblins, steals legendary treasures, aids demons, and other awesome stuff. (Ages 10 and up)

Twins John and Philippa discover they are descended from a long line of djinn, beings able to grant wishes, use magic, and do all sorts of other magical, mystical thing-a-ma-bangs. (Ages 8 and up)

The Evil Genius series, by Catherine Jinks
A boy who is a genius with computers is sent to a school for other genius children where they are being trained (unknowingly) to be evil little Einsteins.  Until they find out and that’s when it gets fun. (Ages 12 and up)

The Maximum Ride series, by James Patterson
A tough girl and her posse of winged kids (yup, they can fly, and they have mutant powers, too) fight back against the nefarious lab that created them, and its plans for (what else) world subjugation! (Ages 12 and up)

A boy gains the ability to see the supernatural side of Manhattan, New York, filled with unique otherworldly beings, and ruled by its own kind of gods, like (wait for it) Babe Ruth, and Alexander Hamilton. (Ages 8 and up)

Twins Sophie and Josh meet the legendary alchemist Nicholas Flamel who teaches them magic, and recruits them to foil the diabolical plots of the diabolical Dr. Dee. (Ages 12 and up) 

The Grey Griffins series, by Derek Benz
Four sixth-graders form a secret society called the Grey Griffins which, with the help of another secret society, the Knights Templar, protects the world against dark magic, monsters, and other secret (and very bad) societies. (Ages 8 and up)

The Sea of Trolls trilogy, by Nancy Farmer
A Viking boy becomes an apprentice to a bard (think wizard-musician) and has to deal with misfired spells, troll-bears, dragons, Norse gods, and, of course, blood-thirsty (but kind of friendly) Vikings. (Ages 10 and up)

The Sisters Grimm series, by Michael Buckley
Two sisters discover they are the descendants of the famous Brothers Grimm, of a long line of supernatural detectives investigating fairy-tale crimes and the misuse of magic. (Ages 8 and up) 

The Heir Chronicles, by Cinda Williams Chima
A boy discovers that the "medicine" he’s been taking every day is actually a potion suppressing abilities that no regular human boy would have, leading him into a whole other world he never knew existed. (Ages 10 and up)

Underland Chronicles, by Suzanne Collins (author of The Hunger Games trilogy)
A boy falls into a strange world beneath New York City and discovers over-sized creatures waiting with a destiny just for him, and a possible lead on the disappearance of his father. (Ages 8 and up)

Click on any of the titles to visit the OC Public Libraries website and reserve one of these books today!  And share with us one of your favorite adventure series (if it wasn't mentioned), below.

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