I Blame Harry Potter
I have been an avid reader since I learned my alphabets. From Noddy to Naughtiest Girl in School to Famous Five to Hardy Boys & Nancy Drew to Agatha Christie... I progressed with time. My main interest lay in Mystery and Thrillers. Anything that had the mystery/thriller tag to it, I would gobble it up.
Then Harry Potter hit the market and as the craze overtook everyone around me, I failed to understand how even the grown ups could be charmed by Magic and Dragons? They were meant for kids - like fairy tales. Then while babysitting a kid, I ended up watching Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets back to back. Well, I was a goner - I thought, if I enjoyed the movie so much, no wonder everyone is taken by the series so much. So I borrowed the first four books and there was no looking back. Soon I owned the four books and was impatiently for The Order of the Phoenix to release.
In the meantime, what could I do but pick up other fantasy series to quench my thirst for magic and dragons! Yeah... Years later, with all the books out and all the movies released, I am still suffering from Harry Potter hangover. I have read dozens of other series, but none can be compared to it! From Mysteries being my favourite genre, suddenly I find myself picking a fantasy book before a mystery with so much hope...
Please guys, recommend me some more fantasy series for me to get my hands on!