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BKLYN Bookmatch Engrossing, Witty, Funny Fantasy

Inspired by someone who likes the Harry Potter series, the Hunger Games series, the Game of Thrones (Song of Ice and Fire) series, the Golden Compass (His Dark Materials) series, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, etc. and books that are fast and easy to read with some humor/wit, and ideally some adventure, but who DOESN'T like American Gods.

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Good omens

Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman.. |

I also think Good omens : the nice and accurate prophecies of Agnes Nutter, witch / Neil Gaiman [and] Terry Pratchett is a good fit for you, but we only have one copy (it must be out of print!), but if you're willing to put it on hold or go for the ebook, it's worth it: The world is going to end next Saturday, but there are a few problems--the Antichrist has been misplaced, the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse ride motorcycles, and the representatives from heaven and hell decide that they like the human race.

Jitterbug perfume

Tom Robbins. |

One of my top picks for you isn't as available as the others, but I think you'll really like Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins. We only have one copy on ebook, but I promise it's the very witty, clever, action-packed book you're looking for: Jitterbug Perfume is an epic ... which is to say, it begins in the forests of ancient Bohemia and doesn't conclude until nine o'clock (Paris time) tonight. It is a saga, as well. A saga must have a hero, and the hero of this one is a janitor with a missing bottle. The bottle is blue, very, very, old, and embossed with the image of a goat-horned god. If the liquid in the bottle is actually the secret essence of the universe, as some folks seem to think, it had better be discovered soon because it is leaking and there is only a drop or two left.

B is for beer

Tom Robbins. |

5.Don't let the awful title of this one turn you off: B is for beer / Tom Robbins. A children's book about beer? Yes, believe it or not - but B Is for Beer is also a book for adults, and bear it in mind that it's the work of maverick bestselling novelist Tom Robbins, internationally known for his ability to both seriously illuminate and comically entertain. Once upon a time (right about now) there was a planet (how about this one?) whose inhabitants consumed thirty-six billion gallons of beer each year (it's a fact, you can Google it). Among those affected, each in his or her own way, by all the bubbles, burps, and foam, was a smart, wide-eyed, adventurous kindergartner named Gracie; her distracted mommy; her insensitive dad; her non-conformist uncle; and a magical, butt-kicking intruder from a world within our world. Populated by the aforementioned characters - and as charming as it may be subversive - B Is for Beer involves readers, young and old, in a surprising, far-reaching investigation into the limits of reality, the transformative powers of children, and, of course, the ultimate meaning of a tall, cold brewski.

Mermaid in Chelsea Creek

Michelle Tea ; [illustrations by Jason Polan]. |

4.Very engrossing. You won't be able to put it down: Mermaid in Chelsea Creek / Michelle Tea ; [illustrations by Jason Polan]: Everyone in the broken-down town of Chelsea, Massachusetts, has a story too worn to repeat from the girls who play the pass-out game just to feel like they're somewhere else, to the packs of aimless teenage boys, to the old women from far away who left everything behind. But there’s one story they all still tell: the oldest and saddest but most hopeful story, the one about the girl who will be able to take their twisted world and straighten it out. The girl who will bring the magic.


by Jeff Smith with color by Steve Hamaker. |

3.Because you like adventures jam-packed with with wit, the Bone series. A graphic novel series we keep in adult, teen, and the kids' section because of its high appeal, you'll be sorry when it's over: Bone. Vol. 1, Out from Boneville / by Jeff Smith with color by Steve Hamaker: In OUT FROM BONEVILLE, volume 1 of this 9-book epic, the three Bone cousins -- Fone Bone, Phoney Bone, and Smiley Bone -- are separated and lost in a vast, uncharted desert. One by one, they find their way into a deep, forested valley filled with wonderful and terrifying creatures. Eventually, the cousins are reunited at a farmstead run by tough Gran'ma Ben and her spirited granddaughter Thorn. But little do the Bones know, there are dark forces conspiring against them, and their adventures are only just beginning!

The glass sentence

S.E. Grove. |

2.Because you like the Golden Compass: The glass sentence / S.E. Grove. Separated from her parents in 1891 America, a century after a mysterious force throws the continents into different time periods, 13-year-old Sophia Tims and her refugee friend, Theo, embark on a search for her kidnapped uncle in a range of fantastical cities.

The Eyre affair

Jasper Fforde. |

The Eyre affair / Jasper Fforde. In a world where you can actually get lost (literally) in literature, Thursday Next, a notorious Special Operative in literary detection, races against time to stop the world's Third Most Wanted criminal from kidnapping characters, including Jane Eyre, from works of literature, forcing her to dive into the pages of a novel to stop literary homicide, in a wildly imaginative, mesmerizing thriller.