Readers often seek help from librarians in picking out good fiction eBooks to read. Fictional stories come from an author’s imagination. They may be purely imaginative, as is fantasy, or based on real events such as historical fiction.
Strong characters make a good book. The characters can be funny, heroic, or a total goof, but they must be believable. They must also remain true to themselves. Each novel will have two main characters, a protagonist and an antagonist. The protagonist is the hero, while the antagonist is the villain.
The characters in Janet Evanovich’s, Stephanie Plum bounty-hunter series are incredible. They are complex and funny, and they never act outside of their character profile. Evanovich’s use of humor and characters makes each of her books a best seller .
Authors who write historical fiction eBooks base their stories on real events and people, portraying them with historical accuracy. The protagonist and antagonist do not have to be real historical figures. For instance, John Jakes’ Kent Family Chronicles follow an imaginary family throughout United States history. In his Civil War book, Charleston tells the story of the Bell family. Edward Bell fights under the command of Francis Marion, the “Swamp Fox”.
Romance stories incorporate two elements: the love story and an optimistic ending. At its center a romance appeals to the emotions, and readers become deeply involved with the characters. Romantic fiction eBooks range across historical timeframes and incorporates elements of many other genres, including mystery, historical fiction, and science fiction. Classic romances encompass the works of Jane Austen, such as Sense and Sensibility and Pride and Prejudice as well as novels by the Bronte sisters, including Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights.
Main Genres of Fiction eBooks
Action and intrigue fiction eBooks characterize adventure and suspense novels. The activity is fast paced and generally takes place in an exotic location. The protagonist battles the evil antagonist. Classic examples include the Three Musketeers and Treasure Island. Modern examples include books by Robert Ludlum and Randy Wayne White.
Horror fiction eBooks attempt to scare us. Traditionally, they feature super natural creatures like vampires, monsters, werewolves and ghosts. Some classics in this genre include Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. One of the more popular current authors in this area is Stephanie Meyer with her Twilight trilogy.
Science fiction authors tell us about the future. Hard core science fiction incorporates technology that must follow the rules of science. Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and H.G. Wells’ Time Machine provide two classic examples. Robert Heinlein’s Have Space Suit Will Travel and Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series are examples from the middle of twentieth century. Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game provides a modern example of a science fiction novel.
Fantasy stretches the imagination. The authors create their own worlds in which magic is the norm. Elves, fairies, dragons, wizards and witches terrorize normal humans. The protagonist sets out on a quest. He is not capable of completing the quest on his own, and must recruit help along the way. Tracy Hickman and Margaret Weis wrote the Dragonlance Books. J.R.R. Tolkien wrote the Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings series.
A large variety of fiction eBooks exist for leisure reading. They provide hours of entertainment for a relatively low price. Enjoy one of the titles or authors mentioned above or from the broader array of novels.