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    10 Jun 2020

    15 Amazing Book Series That Will Help You Pass The Time

    Let's get out of that reading slump!

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    1. Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson - ₹585

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    For a thousand years, the Skaa slaved in misery and lived in fear while the Lord Ruler, a divinely invincible leader, reigned with absolute power and ultimate terror. Hope is long lost, until a terribly scarred, heart-broken half-Skaa in the depths of the most hellish prison discovers he has the powers of a Mistborn. A brilliant thief and natural leader, Kelsier will turn his talents to the ultimate caper: one with the Lord Ruler himself as the mark.

    Only he's not just planning the greatest heist in history, he's plotting the overthrow of a divine despot.

    Get the first book in this trilogy here.

    2. Legend by Marie Lu - ₹571

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    What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbours. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born in the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.

    Get the first book in the trilogy, Legend here.

    3. Cinder by Marissa Meyer - ₹351

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    CInder, a gifted mechanic in New Beijing, is also a cyborg. She's reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister's sudden illness. But when her life becomes entwined with the handsome Prince Kai's, she finds herself at the centre of a violent struggle between the desires of an evil queen - and a dangerous temptation.

    Cinder is caught between duty and freedom, loyalty, and betrayal. Now she must uncover secrets about her mysterious past in order to protect Earth's future.

    Get the first book in the 4 part series, Cinder here.

    4. Scythe by Neal Shusterman - ₹866

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    In a world where disease, war and crime have been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed ("gleaned") by professional scythes. Citra and Rowan are teenagers who have been selected to be scythes' apprentices, and despite wanting nothing to do with the vocation, they must learn the art of killing and understand the necessity of what they do.

    Get the first book of the Arc of a Sycthe trilogy here.

    5. The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin - ₹583

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    This series plays with theme of multiple ends of the world, and each time it's a new season. Will our fierce main characters be able to survive this one?

    Get the first book in the Broken Earth Trilogy here.

    6. Oryx And Crake by Margaret Atwood - ₹449

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    The story focuses on a lone character called Snowman, who finds himself in a bleak situation with only creatures called Crakers to keep him company. The reader learns of his past, as a boy called Jimmy, and of genetic experimentation and pharmaceutical engineering that occurred under the purview of Jimmy's peer, Glenn "Crake".

    Get the first book in The Maddaddam Trilogy here.

    7. The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi - ₹330

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    Maya is cursed. With a horoscope that promises a marriage of Death and Destruction, she has earned only the scorn and fear of her father's kingdom. Content to follow more scholarly pursuits, her whole world is torn apart when her father, the Raja, arranges a wedding of political convenience to quell outside rebellions. Soon Maya becomes the queen of Akaran and wife of Amar. Neither roles are what she expected: as Akaran's queen, she finds her voice and power.

    Get the first book in the trilogy here.

    8. Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King - ₹375

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    A cat-and-mouse suspense thriller featuring Bill Hodges, a retired cop who is tormented by 'the Mercedes massacre', a case he never solved. Brady Hartsfield, perpetrator of that notorious crime, has sent Hodges a taunting letter. Now he's preparing to kill again. Each starts to close in on the other in a mega-stakes race against time.

    Get the first book in The Bill Hodges trilogy here.

    9. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan - ₹817

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    When New Yorker Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home and quality time with the man she hopes to marry. But Nick has failed to give his girlfriend a few key details. One, that his childhood home looks like a palace; two, that he grew up riding in more private planes than cars; and three, that he just happens to be the country’s most eligible bachelor.

    Get the first book in the Crazy Rich Asians trilogy here.

    10. A Murder on Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey - ₹296

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    Bombay, 1921. Intrepid and intelligent, young Perveen Mistry joins her father's prestigious law firm to become one of India's first female lawyers. Her tumultuous past also makes her especially devoted to championing and protecting women's rights.

    When Mistry Law is appointed to execute the will of Omar Farid, a wealthy mill owner, Perveen's suspicions are aroused by a curious provision which could disinherit Farid's three widows and leave them vulnerable. Are the Farid widows--who live in strict seclusion, never leaving the women's quarters or speaking to men--being duped by an unscrupulous guardian?

    Get the first book in the Perveen Mistry series here.

    11. Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine - ₹297

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    With her ex now in prison, Gwen has finally found refuge in a new home on remote Stillhouse Lake. Though still the target of stalkers and Internet trolls who think she had something to do with her husband’s crimes, Gwen dares to think her kids can finally grow up in peace.

    But just when she’s starting to feel at ease in her new identity, a body turns up in the lake—and threatening letters start arriving from an all-too-familiar address. Gwen Proctor must keep friends close and enemies at bay to avoid being exposed—or watch her kids fall victim to a killer who takes pleasure in tormenting her. One thing is certain: she’s learned how to fight evil. And she’ll never stop.

    Get the first book in the 5 part series here.

    12. Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi - ₹363

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    Zélie remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. When different clans ruled – Burners igniting flames, Tiders beckoning waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoning forth souls.

    But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, anyone with powers was targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Only a few people remain with the power to use magic, and they must remain hidden.

    Get the first book in the Legacy of Orisha series here.

    13. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo - ₹789

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    Criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker is offered a chance at a deadly heist: break into the Ice Court - a military stronghold that has never been breached - and retrieve a hostage whose knowledge could change Grisha magic forever. To succeed would mean rich beyond his wildest dreams - but he can't pull it off alone.

    Get the first book in the Six of Crows duology here.

    14. Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh - ₹449

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    A motley array of sailors and stowaways, coolies and convicts is sailing down the Hooghly aboard the Ibis on its way to Mauritius. As they journey across the Indian Ocean, old family ties are washed away and they begin to view themselves as jahaj-bhais or ship brothers who will build new lives for themselves in the remote islands where they are being taken.

    Get the first book in the Ibis trilogy here.

    15. Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan - ₹328

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    A new Great Prophecy, a new generation of demigods – the adventures have just begun! In this new five-book series, expect to see your old friends from the Percy Jackson books along with a great new cast of main characters, as the heroes of Camp Half-Blood embark on their most dangerous challenge yet.

    Get the first book in the 5 part series here.