DS is 12 and loves to read. I can't keep up with him. He enjoys reading a series with a few books he can get his teeth into. I'd really appreciate some ideas for a new series we can get him for Christmas.
Ones he has particularly enjoyed include The maze runner The Gone series Hunger games Inheritance / Eragon Skullduggery Pleasant The dark is rising His Dark materials
As you can see he enjoys fantasy and futuristic apocalyptic type books. As well as mild horror stories!
Can anyone recommend anything in a similar vein? Thank you
The Time Riders series by Alex Scarrow - about a group of kids who have to 'save' time by stopping people who are time travelling and messing up history. Starts fairly simply but becomes about a dystopian future and some kind of awful end-of-the-world scenario over a series of... 7? 9? books.
Charlie Higson's Enemy series - these are set in the UK and are about a plague that kills most adult and turns the rest into sort of zombie things that eat children, and about various different groups of children coping with the aftermath and the reasons. There are... 5? 6? books in the series and they're very funny and quite gripping and are full on horror in many places.
Both series were written specifically with teenage boys in mind, but I'm a mid-40s woman and I loved them.
Just the topic l was looking for! Same age DGS who has read lots but not inspired lately. Shall try some of above suggestions, thanks. But, I have got The Hunger Games for him but his mum (who has read it) is not sure if boys his age read it.I see OP son has read it, can I reassure her it's ok, she does think he would like it