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There’s so much that young readers love about Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson series–the wise kid protagonists with dope powers, modern life dotted with ancient myths, herculean quests and insurmountable odds. Kids burn through this series faster than Riordan can write a new one.

Mixing ancient Greek myths with modern sensibilities that ignited a passion for Greek mythology and magic in many readers.

The Percy Jackson series is addictive, and it has sold over 69 million copies worldwide. It extends beyond the bookshelf too. There are now movies, musicals, video games, graphic novels and more based on the books and their lovable protagonists.

Unfortunately, however, a day will come when you run out of Percy Jackson content, but don’t despair. I have picked a few books/series featuring a new slew of characters that are sure to fill the void and enchant even the most dedicated Percy Jackson fans.

Without further ado, here are a few other books we highly recommend.

Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling

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This one is a no-brainer, don’t you think? It’s probably the only series that’s as big, if not bigger, than the Percy Jackson series.

The first book in the Harry Potter series was published in 1997, and the entire series tells the story of a young orphan who learns that he’s actually a wizard who’s destined to defeat a dark lord obsessed with immortality.

If you’re looking for another series featuring a black-haired, green-eyes boy who goes to a magic school to learn more about his powers, make new friends and defeat an evil overlord, Harry Potter is the best option you have.

Just like Percy Jackson, the Harry Potter series is more than just a bunch of kid’s fantasy books. It’s a whole experience and delving into this crazy magical world is like falling down a rabbit hole into a whole new universe.

There are seven books in the Harry Potter series. They are:

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Book 1

  • Audible Audiobook
  • J.K. Rowling (Author) – Jim Dale (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 11/20/2015 (Publication Date) – Pottermore Publishing (Publisher)

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Book 2

  • Audible Audiobook
  • J.K. Rowling (Author) – Jim Dale (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 11/20/2015 (Publication Date) – Pottermore Publishing (Publisher)

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Book 3

  • Audible Audiobook
  • J.K. Rowling (Author) – Jim Dale (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 11/20/2015 (Publication Date) – Pottermore Publishing (Publisher)

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Book 4

  • Audible Audiobook
  • J.K. Rowling (Author) – Jim Dale (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 11/20/2015 (Publication Date) – Pottermore Publishing (Publisher)

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Book 5

  • Audible Audiobook
  • J.K. Rowling (Author) – Jim Dale (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 11/20/2015 (Publication Date) – Pottermore Publishing (Publisher)

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Book 6

  • Audible Audiobook
  • J.K. Rowling (Author) – Jim Dale (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 11/20/2015 (Publication Date) – Pottermore Publishing (Publisher)

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Book 7

  • Audible Audiobook
  • J.K. Rowling (Author) – Jim Dale (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 11/20/2015 (Publication Date) – Pottermore Publishing (Publisher)

The Harry Potter franchise is currently one of the biggest fictional franchises in the world, and the series has propelled its author, J.K. Rowling, to billionaire status. There’s a perfectly good reason for its massive worldwide popularity. If you haven’t read Harry Potter yet, it’s about time you do so.

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard by Rick Riordan

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Published in 2015, this is another Rick Riordan series that is just as enthralling as his magnificent Percy Jackson series.

These books tell the story of a 16-year-old boy who, after struggling to survive on the streets, is told that he has a freaking epic destiny waiting for him within Norse mythology.

Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard is basically the Norse version of Percy Jackson and the Olympians. It has a similar format, which includes a child hero who gets drawn into a world of prophecy and magic, and it follows that path with familiar elements of friendship, humor, adventure and questions of good versus evil.

There are four books in this series. They are:

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The Sword of Summer: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book One

  • Audible Audiobook
  • Rick Riordan (Author) – Christopher Guetig (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 10/06/2015 (Publication Date) – Listening Library (Publisher)

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The Hammer of Thor: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 2

  • Audible Audiobook
  • Rick Riordan (Author) – Kieran Culkin (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 10/04/2016 (Publication Date) – Listening Library (Publisher)

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The Ship of the Dead: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 3

  • Audible Audiobook
  • Rick Riordan (Author) – Michael Crouch (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 10/03/2017 (Publication Date) – Listening Library (Publisher)

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Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: 9 from the Nine Worlds: Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard

  • Audible Audiobook
  • Rick Riordan (Author) – Various (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 10/02/2018 (Publication Date) – Listening Library (Publisher)

What’s more? This series has a personal link to Percy Jackson: The main character is Annabeth’s cousin! Did that convince you to check it out yet?

If Rick Riordan scratches your fantasy itch, continue the magic with Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard.

Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

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Book One in the Nsibidi Scripts series, Akata Witch tells the story of a 12-year-old Nigerian girl named Sunny who was born in New York but lives in Aba, Nigeria.

Sunny has albinism and her sensitivity to the sun makes life hard for her. When she befriends Chichi and Orlu, Sunny is exposed to the world of the Leopard People, a magical group of people who can make your worst defect your greatest power. It was there that she realized that her albinism is connected to unexplored magical abilities.

Soon, Sunny and her friends go on a mission in Sunny’s juju-powered bus (the funky train) to hunt down Black Hat Otokoto, a man who has been taking and maiming children. Sunny is a lot like Percy Jackson who realized that his learning disabilities are actually symbols of his Greek heritage.

Instead of European elements, however, Akata Witch explores Africa and its cultures. The heroine discovers a myriad of myths, folklore, cosmology, magic and other cultural elements of traditional African tribes.

There are three books in the Nsibidi Scripts series. They are:

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Akata Witch: Akata Witch Series, Book 1

  • Audible Audiobook
  • Nnedi Okorafor (Author) – Yetide Badaki (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 03/30/2018 (Publication Date) – Tantor Audio (Publisher)

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Akata Warrior: Akata Witch Series, Book 2

  • Audible Audiobook
  • Nnedi Okorafor (Author) – Yetide Badaki (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 01/03/2019 (Publication Date) – Tantor Audio (Publisher)

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Akata Woman: Nsibidi Scripts, Book 3

  • Audible Audiobook
  • Nnedi Okorafor (Author) – Nene Nwoko (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 05/31/2022 (Publication Date) – Tantor Audio (Publisher)

If you’re tired of reading the same old western interpretations of sorcery and magic, and you want to explore other cultures, Akata Witch is the best place to start.

The Storm Runner by J. C. Cervantes

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Cervantes’ The Storm Runner tells the story of a disabled young boy in middle school who does not have many friends. Instead of making new friends, he spends most of his time exploring the dormant volcano near his home.

One day, a mysterious girl meets him at the volcano and tells him that there’s an ancient Mayan god living inside it. She also tells him that he’s descended from Mayan gods too!

The Storm Runner follows the tested-and-trusted Percy Jackson formula of young children realizing that they have great destinies in unique cultural environments. And because the main character is a disabled Hispanic boy, he provides some needed representation and diversity in young adult novels.

There are three books in The Storm Runner series. They are:

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The Storm Runner

  • Audible Audiobook
  • J. C. Cervantes (Author) – Ozzie Rodriguez (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 09/18/2018 (Publication Date) – Listening Library (Publisher)

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The Fire Keeper: A Storm Runner Novel, Book 2

  • Audible Audiobook
  • J. C. Cervantes (Author) – Ozzie Rodriguez (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 09/17/2019 (Publication Date) – Listening Library (Publisher)

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The Shadow Crosser: A Storm Runner Novel, Book 3

  • Audible Audiobook
  • J. C. Cervantes (Author) – Ozzie Rodriguez (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 09/01/2020 (Publication Date) – Listening Library (Publisher)

If you’re looking for fun and diverse books that will fill the void left by your conclusion of the Percy Jackson series, try The Storm Runner out.

The Queen’s Thief by Megan Whalen Turner

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With the first book published in 1996, The Queen’s Thief series follows a quick and clever young thief who is pulled from the king’s dungeons. This king rules over a magical realm and he wants a long-lost treasure so he recruits this thief to steal it for him. However, not everything is what it seems and the king gets a lot more than he bargained for with this thief.

Also known as The Thief, these books tell the story of a protagonist who tries to outmaneuver everyone around him. Filled with twists and turns that will keep you guessing till the last sentence, these books will steal your attention just like its hero steals treasure.

There are six books in The Queen’s Thief series. They are:

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The Thief

  • Audible Audiobook
  • Megan Whalen Turner (Author) – Steve West (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 05/16/2017 (Publication Date) – HarperAudio (Publisher)

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The Queen of Attolia

  • Audible Audiobook
  • Megan Whalen Turner (Author) – Steve West (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 05/16/2017 (Publication Date) – HarperAudio (Publisher)

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The King of Attolia

  • Audible Audiobook
  • Megan Whalen Turner (Author) – Steve West (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 05/16/2017 (Publication Date) – HarperAudio (Publisher)

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A Conspiracy of Kings

  • Audible Audiobook
  • Megan Whalen Turner (Author) – Steve West (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 05/16/2017 (Publication Date) – HarperAudio (Publisher)

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Thick as Thieves

  • Audible Audiobook
  • Megan Whalen Turner (Author) – Steve West (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 05/16/2017 (Publication Date) – HarperAudio (Publisher)

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Return of the Thief

  • Audible Audiobook
  • Megan Whalen Turner (Author) – Steve West (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 10/06/2020 (Publication Date) – HarperAudio (Publisher)

If you loved the moments when Percy Jackson pulled smart tricks on his enemies, you’ll love the hero of this series as well.

Wrapping it up

The Percy Jackson series is fun to read, magical, entertaining and addictive. Little wonder millions of people love it so much. However, there are ten books in the series, and it’s only a matter of time before you finish reading them all.

The books above are equally enchanting and addictive, and you’re going to love them as much as, if not more, than you love the Percy Jackson series.

If you haven’t finished reading the Percy Jackson series, here’s a list of all the books:

Percy Jackson and The Olympians

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The Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1

  • Audible Audiobook
  • Rick Riordan (Author) – Jesse Bernstein (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 07/01/2005 (Publication Date) – Listening Library (Publisher)

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The Sea of Monsters: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2

  • Audible Audiobook
  • Rick Riordan (Author) – Jesse Bernstein (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 06/09/2006 (Publication Date) – Listening Library (Publisher)

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The Titan’s Curse: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3

  • Audible Audiobook
  • Rick Riordan (Author) – Jesse Bernstein (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 04/04/2007 (Publication Date) – Listening Library (Publisher)

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The Battle of the Labyrinth: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 4

  • Audible Audiobook
  • Rick Riordan (Author) – Jesse Bernstein (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 08/29/2008 (Publication Date) – Listening Library (Publisher)

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The Last Olympian: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5

  • Audible Audiobook
  • Rick Riordan (Author) – Jesse Bernstein (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 05/05/2009 (Publication Date) – Listening Library (Publisher)

Percy Jackson and The Heroes of Olympus

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The Lost Hero

  • Audible Audiobook
  • Rick Riordan (Author) – Sean Welsh Brown, Rainy Fields, Avi Roque (Narrators)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 09/24/2022 (Publication Date) – Disney Hyperion (Publisher)

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The Son of Neptune (Heroes of Olympus, Book 2)

  • Used Book in Good Condition
  • Riordan, Rick (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 560 Pages – 07/02/2013 (Publication Date) – Disney Hyperion (Publisher)

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The Mark of Athena: The Heroes of Olympus, Book 3

  • Audible Audiobook
  • Rick Riordan (Author) – Joshua Swanson (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 10/02/2012 (Publication Date) – Listening Library (Publisher)

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The House of Hades: The Heroes of Olympus, Book 4

  • Audible Audiobook
  • Rick Riordan (Author) – Nick Chamian (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 10/08/2013 (Publication Date) – Listening Library (Publisher)

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The Blood of Olympus: The Heroes of Olympus, Book 5

  • Audible Audiobook
  • Rick Riordan (Author) – Nick Chamian (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 10/07/2014 (Publication Date) – Listening Library (Publisher)

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The article discusses books and series that can fill the void for fans of Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series. It mentions several recommendations, including:

  • Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling: This series follows the story of a young orphan named Harry Potter who discovers he is a wizard and embarks on a journey to defeat a dark lord. It is a popular fantasy series that has gained immense worldwide popularity.

  • Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard by Rick Riordan: This series, also written by Rick Riordan, delves into Norse mythology and follows the adventures of a 16-year-old boy who discovers he has a destiny within the realm of Norse gods.

  • Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor: This book tells the story of a 12-year-old Nigerian girl with albinism who discovers her connection to the world of magic and her own magical abilities. It explores African cultures and mythology.

  • The Storm Runner by J. C. Cervantes: This series features a disabled Hispanic boy who discovers that he is descended from Mayan gods and embarks on a thrilling adventure involving ancient Mayan gods and mythology.

  • The Queen's Thief by Megan Whalen Turner: This series follows the story of a young thief who is recruited by a king to steal a long-lost treasure. It is known for its clever twists and turns and intricate plot.

These recommendations offer diverse and engaging stories with elements of mythology, adventure, and magic, similar to the Percy Jackson series.

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