This list isn’t exhaustive, but it does capture some of the best series that deserve their turn in the spotlight. The right one for you will depend on a few things: First of all, what aspect of Harry Potter are you trying to capture in a new series?
Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Rick Riordan is the quintessential fantasy author for this generation of kids. Most of his books are around a middle-grade level, but like Harry Potter, they can be enjoyed by any age.
Frank Herbert’s Dune Saga
Dune’s found itself back into pop culture with the new movie coming out. Of course, science fiction and fantasy fans don’t always cross over, but they often do.
This series is so unique that you can’t help being drawn in. Clans of warrior cats fight, sometimes quite violently, to hunt prey and control land. It’s a mix of fantasy, adventure, and “coming of age” that give off Harry Potter vibes while being completely different.
The Maze Runner Series
Books aren’t gendered, but Maze Runner is a great series to get them reading if you want something that appeals to teenage boys. A boy wakes up without his memory inside an ever-changing maze – one that no one’s ever escaped from