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The Inheritance Cycle (Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, and Inheritance), by Christopher Paolini-- These four books are fast-paced, creative, humorous, and a great choice for fantasy lovers. They are listed first to fourth. It starts with a teenager who finds a dragon egg in the woods and brings it home. It hatches, and he has to deal with hiding it from his family. At the same time, the egg is being hunted by mysterious dark forces, and they will do anything to obtain it.
The Princess Bride, by William Goldman-- "Fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love, miracles..." This book has something for everybody. It is one of my absolute favorites. It is set in the time of kings, queens and castles. It is about a woman who is proposed to by the prince five years after her true love dies. Several nights before the wedding she is kidnapped by men from the next country. What happens next?
Leven Thumps and the Gateway to Foo, by Obert Skye-- This is another fantasy book. It is about a place, hidden in everyone's mind, called Foo, where anything is possible. To get into Foo, the circumstances have to line up perfectly, and a man created a way to constantly have these circumstances in place, therefore creating a gateway into Foo. He also enchanted it, so only one of his blood could destroy it. The last of his line is a fourteen-year-old boy named Leven Thumps. Sabine is an evil being who lives in Foo, and is determined to make Reality and Foo one, which would spell disaster for us all. It's up to Leven to destroy the gateway before this can happen, along with a little help.
The Host, by Stephenie Meyer-- Aliens have taken over the world, but it's not noticeable. The aliens are parasites that take over the human mind and body. There are small groups of remaining humans that fight the aliens, and the alien Wanderer has been enlisted to find them. When the aliens capture one of these "rebel'' humans, Wanderer takes over the body to find the humans' hideout. I love, love, love, LOVE this book. It's one of the bestest books in the world.