Hello guys! I hope life is treating you very well and your reading is going strong this month. I’m going to finish prodigy today or tomorrow so a review (FINALLY) should be up on Wednesday.I am enjoying it a lot, but I’m finding it hard to describe it to other people so I kind of say ‘It’s like the Hunger Games’ when I really isn’t but people seem not know what the word dystopia means so I’m not left with a lot of options.
Anyway, it’s Tuesday so this is my Top Ten Tuesday post! The theme this week is ‘Ten Books That Every X fan should read’ basically, but after reading so many other amazing TTT posts, I decided to go back to my old ways and do a TBR post today! These books all have magical realism elements to them I believe and I LOVE magical realism but sadly I have read not a lot of them. Hopefully this post makes me roll my sleeves and get some!
Without further ado, here are some books to slobber over!
This book caught my attention because of that BEAUTIFULLY AWESOME COVER! Who ever designed this cover should win a medal! Anyway, after marvelling at the pretty cover, I check out the summary and sounds super intriguing! This book falls under the magical realism bracket apparently so that makes me even more excited to read it (hopefully soon!)
Again, another beautiful cover! I know there has been loads of mixed feedback for this book but when the first few lines of a summary are –
Aza Ray is drowning in thin air.
Since she was a baby, Aza has suffered from a mysterious lung disease that makes it ever harder for her to breathe, to speak—to live.
-then I kind of need to see if I like this book or not myself!
Grief Is The Thing With Feathers is my kind of book! It just reeks of magical realism and I have a thing for depressing book when I’m in the mood for it. The story sounds so interesting and it is highly rated and raved about. I am definitely getting to this book this year.
A lovely hyped YA book next! The Love That Split The World is a book that has been making the rounds on both blogs and booktube. The summary sounds really interesting and it seems like a normal-girl-turns-into-extroadinary-girl story. I’m also getting some Boundless by Cynthia Hand vibes??? Only faint vibes, but definitely some vibes.
This book has been on my TBR for AAAAGES! It’s a mystery why I haven’t picked it up yet! This book has some good reviews and I am always a sucker for some mysterious time travel story. I’ll try to pick it up later on this month if I have some spare coins in my pocket.
Anyway, check out this summary, because it’s very intriguing.
No matter what he does or the decisions he makes, when death comes, Harry always returns to where he began, a child with all the knowledge of a life he has already lived a dozen times before. Nothing ever changes.
As Harry nears the end of his eleventh life, a little girl appears at his bedside. ‘I nearly missed you, Doctor August,’ she says. ‘I need to send a message.’
This is the story of what Harry does next, and what he did before, and how he tries to save a past he cannot change and a future he cannot allow.
Is it me or do magical realism books have the most stunning covers? Well The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender fits my statement as this cover is gorgeous and is what attracted me to this book in the first place. And even if the cover didn’t encourage me to add this to my TBR pile, the fact that the protagonist has wings sold it for me.
This is another book that has been on my TBR for too long! I mean a story about gaps and people getting lost in them? Sign me up! And it has a mystery plot line as well according to the summary. So basically this book sounds fantastic.
I’ve seen so many awesome reviews for this book. Firstly it is full on Magical realism and secondly something just tells me that it has some The Night Circus vibes going on and The Night Circus is one of the most beautiful books that I’ve ever read so this book was added to my TBR straight away.
Whenever I talk about this book I just drop the summary, which I’m going to do now, because if not I would just be typing I WANT THIS BOOK!
A chilling, compulsive debut about group mentality, superstition and betrayal – and a utopian commune gone badly wrong
We were the Family, and Foxlowe was our home.
There was me – my name is Green – and my little sister, Blue. There was October, who we called Toby, and Ellensia, Dylan, Liberty, Pet and Egg. There was Richard, of course, who was one of the Founders. And there was Freya.
We were the Family, but we weren’t just an ordinary family. We were a new, better kind of family.
We didn’t need to go to school, because we had a new, better kind of education. We shared everything. We were close to the ancient way of living and the ancient landscape. We knew the moors, and the standing stones. We celebrated the solstice in the correct way, with honey and fruit and garlands of fresh flowers. We knew the Bad and we knew how to keep it away.
And we had Foxlowe, our home. Where we were free.
There really was no reason for anyone to want to leave.
Loads of people have read David Levithan but I haven’t even read one of his most popular novels, Every Day. The whole premise of the book is just really intriguing and different to anything I’ve read. I will have to get to this one soon as this one has been on my TBR for forever!
These are the books that I need to read because I am in love with the sub-genre magical realism! What magical realism books do you recommend? Or want to read? Comment below and let’s chat!
-Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish where they pick a new topic each week for us to create a top ten list to.