Head over heels for Harry Potter? Concerned about which Hogwarts house others belong to? Here is a list of 10 books for those who like Harry Potter – I bet you will recommend it to your Gryffindor or Slytherin friends.
10 Books for those Who Like Harry Potter:
- A Deadly Education – Naomi Novik
- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs
- The Alchemyst – Michael Scott
- Akata Witch – Nnedi Okorafor
- Half Bad – Sally Green
- The Golden Compass – Philip Pullman
- Knights of the Borrowed Dark – Dave Rudden
- Daughter of the Deep – Rick Riordan
- The Secret of Platform 13 – Eva Ibbotson
- Beasts Made of Night – Tochi Onyebuchi
A Deadly Education – Naomi Novik
The story of this book is set at School romance, a school for all the magically talented ones and where disappointment is measured as death, actually. The story takes a turn when a girl named El, is found disclosing the secrets. El does not have any allies but she is powerful enough to move mountains with her magical capabilities – but this much power can also turn out to be a danger for other students and not only the monsters lurking around.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs
When sixteen-year-old Jacob journeyed to a far-off island off the coast of Wales, after a tragic incident in his family, he discovers the ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home. Well, the children were not only peculiar but could be dangerous as well. And, there is the likelihood that some of them are still breathing in that isolated island.
The Alchemyst – Michael Scott
Nicholas Flamel became renowned after seven years of his birth as the greatest Alchemyst because he discovered the secret of eternal existence. His tomb is missing and it is said that he may be still alive. He protects the book of Abraham the Mage, which has the secret of eternal life and is one of the most powerful books for that reason. If it goes to the wrong hand, it will destroy the earth and that is what Dr. John Dee plotted to do when he steals it. The only two people who are competent enough to save it are Sophie and Josh Newman.
Akata Witch – Nnedi Okorafor
Twelve-year-old Sunny is albino and hence sensitive to the sun. As a kid, all she wanted to do is play and pass another day in school without any kind of bullying and embarrassment. Once Sunny meets Orlu and Chichi, Sunny gets attached to the universe of Leopard People, in this world, the worst flaw becomes the most powerful asset. The mission is to get hold of a man named Black Hat Otokoto who is responsible for abducting and maiming children.
Half Bad – Sally Green
16-year-old Nathan lives in a cage: wounded, beaten, and trained to murder. In modern England where two warring parties of witches exist amongst ordinary humans, Nathan is an abomination. He is the illegitimate son of the most brutal witch, Marcus. Nathan needs to track down Marcus and get the three gifts that could give back his miraculous powers.
The Golden Compass – Philip Pullman
Lyra is speeding up towards the far North where the toughened and witch clans rule. But Lyra has to save one of them, either uncle or friend and she does not want to save one and betray the other.
Knights of the Borrowed Dark – Dave Rudden
Denizen, an orphan who got recovered by a man from the Crosscaper Orphanage with the promise of letting Denizen meet a long-lost aunt. But that night they got attacked while they were in the car and he discovered that monsters can grow from the shadows. But there is an old order by the knights that keeps them at the bay. Denizen has an attachment with knights – what will happen between Denizen, knights, monsters, and his orphan life?
Daughter of the Deep – Rick Riordan
Ana Dakkar student of Harding-Penfort Academy that graduates some of the best marine scientists after five years – but the story takes a tragic and mysterious turn when Ana and her classmates will stand in front of a dangerous situation and will be able to discover her leadership skills and use to it for the first time.
The Secret of Platform 13 – Eva Ibbotson
An abandoned railway platform is a doorway to a magical world of mermaids, ogres, wizards, and other creatures. The door only opens for nine days every nine years. A lot of the world and everything goes downhill in nine days.
Beasts Made of Night – Tochi Onyebuchi
17-year-old Taj, the most talented of all the aki – later in the story when young Taj is summoned to consume the sin of a royal, he got involved in a dark conspiracy to destroy Kos. Now how will Taj save himself and the princess that he is in love with?