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Who doesn't like reading a book about a girl kicking butt? All of my recommended reads will be much enjoyed fans of Tamora Pierce. They feature action, adventure, often a little romance, but most importantly a brave and admirable female protagonist (none of that Twilight junk).
So you'd like to read... Girls battling with wits and swords in historical fantasy world... Crown Duel (Crown Duel / Court Duel). Though the protagonist is slightly obnoxious, its a great story with great characters. It also has pre-quel A Stranger to Command, though it centers around a male character. The Seer and the Sword, The Healer's Keep, and The Light of the Oracle are a companion series and great reads. Sorcery and Cecelia or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot, The Grand Tour, and The Mislaid Magician or Ten Years After: Being the Private Correspondence Between Two Prominent FamiliesRegarding a Scandal Touching the Highest Levels of Government and theSecurity of the Realm, series is more a battle of wits but it written in a fascinating way. Each author portrays a cousin, who then write letters back and forth to each other to develop the story. Takes place in a fantasy version of England in the early 1800s. Summers at Castle Auburn is also more about a battle of witts. But a great read. Starts out a little bit slow, but once you make it past the first 30 pages it is awesome. Graceling and Fire (Graceling). A great debut series by Kristen Cashore. More sci-fi than fantasy but still worth noting are The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, Book 1) and Catching Fire (The Second Book of the Hunger Games) - Library Edition by Suzanne Collins.
Fantasy books based on folklore... Daughter of the Forest (The Sevenwaters Trilogy, Book 1), Son of the Shadows (The Sevenwaters Trilogy, Book 2), and Child of the Prophecy (The Sevenwaters Trilogy, Book 3), make up the Seventwaters Trilogy, based of Celtic Folklore. Tam Lin and An Earthly Knight are both great reads based off the legend of Tam Lin. Based of Japanese folklore, one of my absolute favorite books, Dragon Sword and Wind Child.
Fantasy books based on fairytales... Check out anything by Shannon Hale. Her first series is The Goose Girl (Books of Bayern), Enna Burning (Books of Bayern), River Secrets (The Books of Bayern), and Forest Born (Books of Bayern). A few of her notable stand alones are Book of a Thousand Days and Princess Academy. Based on lesser known fairy tales. Also check out Ella Enchanted and Fairest by Gail Carson Levine. Based on Cinderella type fairy tales.
A Transition series from YA to Adult... Poison Study, Magic Study, and Fire Study (Study, Book 3) are a great debut series for Maria V. Snyder. though it features some more adult themes. Storm Glass (Glass, Book 1), Sea Glass (Glass, Book 2), and (soon) Spy Glass (Glass, Book 3), is Maria V. Snyder's second series, very captivating, but also features some adult themes. Green Rider, First Rider's Call: Green Rider #2, and The High King's Tomb: Book Three of Green Rider is a great (though longer and more adult) series by Kristen Britain.
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