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SECRETS AND LIES | A BOOK SET IN A SLEEPY SMALL TOWN
The strange and beautiful sorrows of Ava Lavender is such a strange and beautiful book, it’s magical realism and set in mostly a small town as far as I remember. I recommend it if you’re looking for an adventorous read, and don’t mind a bit of whimsy. It’s very much either love it or hate it among the reviews I’ve seen. I liked it a lot!
SALT AND SAND | A BOOK WITH A BEACHSIDE COMMUNITY
Of Poseidon by Anna Banks is the BEST mermaid/siren book series I’ve read. It’s pure entertainment and fun
HERE THERE BE DRAGONS | A BOOK WITH A VOYAGE ON THE HIGH SEAS
Daughter of the pirate king by Tricia Levenseller is – you guessed it – a book about a pirate girl. And also the best pirate book that’s purely entertaining I’ve read recently as well.
TREAD LIGHTLY | A BOOK SET DOWN A MURKY RIVER OR A JUNGLE
Into the wild is based on a real story of a guy who leaves everything behind and goes into the wilderness in Alaska to live there. But first he takes a canoe down rivers into Mexico and it’s quite the trip. It’s the book for everyone who’s ever thought about handing in their regular lives – and a warning to maybe start out with a few shorter travel trips or hikes.
FROZEN WASTES | A BOOK WITH A FROSTBITTEN ATMOSPHERE
The golden compass, also known as Northern lights by Philip Pullman starts in Oxford before the protagonist Lyra goes on a huge journey to the mystical, magical north – especially Svalbard – to save her kidnapped friends.
THE BOONIES | A BOOK WITH ROUGH OR ISOLATED TERRAIN
Tomorrow, when the war began by John Marsden is the first of a series I read as a kid and really fell in love with. The action, the fact that there’s kids on a hiking trip in the middle of nowhere while their country is being taken over by enemy forces – leaving them as the few not captured and having to survive on their own. I hope it holds up well.
HINTERLANDS AND COWBOYS | A BOOK WITH A WESTERN-ESQUE SETTING
I’m not a big fan on westerns at all. Wake of vultures by Lila Bowenwas a book I only read because it promised me magic, and then I figured out the western aspect. But I liked it, despite it, haha. And it helped that it had the main protagonist it had, which were very different from all the men running around with the guns in every western movie.
LOOK LIVELY | A BOOK ACROSS SWEEPING DESERT SANDS
It’s been so many years since I read a Rick Riordan book, but I remember liking The red pyramid and this series, with ancient egyptian mythology.
WILD AND UNTAMED | A BOOK SET IN THE HEART OF THE WOODS
The darkest part of the forest by Holly Black is the perfect book for this! I’ve read too many elven books since, to the point where they’ve gone from my favourite creature to one which seems to be used by authors to avoid any good worldbuilding, but this really was the perfect book for a while.
WILDEST DREAMS | A WHIMSICAL BOOK SHROUDED IN MAGIC
I’ve really dug deep into books I’ve read years ago I feel like. The angel’s game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón is magical realism and I don’t remember the whole plot – yay, maybe I should read it again soon then – but certain aspects have stuck with me so strongly and this book really held my interest with its mysteries the whole way through.