I'm a hopeless romantic and I've been going insane to find books that have similar romantic qualities to Shannon Hale's novels (witty and cute romance) or Graceling (more intense). I'm also a fantasy/magic addict (most, if not all, of my books have fantasy/magical elements to them). I'm a biggie on anything that has to deal with history like kingdoms, kings/queens, sword fights, medieval thieves, and all that good stuff (throw some romance, a war, and some magic in and BAM! The perfect novel for me!). Oh, Greek mythology is bloody awesome. And I thought I should add in, nothing like Twilight, please =X.
Some of my favorite authors: Shannon Hale (I love her!), Rick Riordan (he's the man), Oscar Wilde, Alison Goodman, Jerry Spinelli, Paolo Bacigalupi, Tamora Pierce
Some books I thoroughly enjoyed: Eon: Dragoneye Reborn; Percy Jackson & The Olympians; The Goose Girl (and the other Bayern books); Ship Breaker; Graceling; Artemis Fowl (series), Stargirl (and its sequel), Song of the Lioness (series)
I'm in highschool and I prefer reading young adult novels, but nothing too sexual please. And for some reason I find it hard for me to stay hooked on anything that goes past a trilogy (unless I'm in love with it like Percy Jackson and Artemis Fowl), but I'm always willing to give everything a shot!
Any recommendations? Please and thank you in advance!