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Fantasy/Romance books?

One of my resolutions for 2010 is to read 110 books (10 down, 100 to go), and recently I've been having an intense craving recently to get my hands on some new delicious novels (an ideal meal for a bookworm starting a new semester, eh?). But honestly I'm kind of stumped and thought you guys could help me?

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!
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