The empty feeling that comes from finishing the seventh book in the Harry Potter series and realizing there will be no more.
Lucy started reading the Golden Compass books to fight her post-Potter depression but she said she just kept waiting for Voldemort to show up.
The whole Harry Potter-last-book-hoopla started way back in December 2006, and I don't know about you, but I'm sick of it. Thank goodness, it's over is all I can say!
Let's move on. There are thousands of other books waiting to be read. We have close to 71,000 in the Nesmith Library alone! You want fantasy? For kids and YAs there are these modern classics:
Cooper, Susan. The Dark is Rising series. [YA COO]
Jones, Dianna Wynne. Howl's Moving Castle. [YA JON]
Lewis, C.S. The Chronicles of Narnia series. [J LEW, also F LEW]
L'Engle, Madeline. A Wrinkle in Time. [YA LEN]
There are these more recent titles, too:
Barron, T.A. The Lost Years of Merlin series. [SF BAR]
Jacques, Brian. Redwall series. [J JAC]
Rodda, Emily. Rowan of Rin series. [J ROD]
If you need more suggestions, all you have to do is a Google search on "after Harry Potter." You'll find lots of lists such as this one provided by the Young Adult Library Services Association. Or, you could ask a librarian!