Are books ever enough?
As avid readers, we sooner or later realise that there are some small things in books that can take the act of reading to the next level. More or less, most of us have read or heard about a book that is the ultimate reader’s dream: This comes in two equally magical variations:
♥ Firstly, there are the captivating stories about readers jumping into books and becoming one with the story!
♥Then, there are the stories that take place in a library, or a bookshop!
Both of these book types are slowly winning more and more fans worldwide, so I decided to devote a post at my most favourite ones, and the ones that are on the top of my TBR!
The Book Jumper by Mechthild Gläser
Amy Lennox doesn’t know quite what to expect when she and her mother pick up and leave Germany for Scotland, heading to her mother’s childhood home of Lennox House on the island of Stormsay. Amy’s grandmother, Lady Mairead, insists that Amy must read while she resides at Lennox House-but not in the usual way. It turns out that Amy is a book jumper, able to leap into a story and interact with the world inside. As thrilling as Amy’s new power is, it also brings danger: someone is stealing from the books she visits, and that person may be after her life. Teaming up with fellow book jumper, Will, Amy vows to get to the bottom of the thefts-at whatever cost.
By your side by Kasie West
When Autumn Collins finds herself accidentally locked in the library for an entire weekend, she doesn’t think things could get any worse. But that’s before she realizes that Dax Miller is locked in with her.
Autumn doesn’t know much about Dax except that he’s trouble. Between the rumors about the fight he was in (and that brief stint in juvie that followed it) and his reputation as a loner, he’s not exactly the ideal person to be stuck with. Still, she just keeps reminding herself that it is only a matter of time before Jeff, her almost-boyfriend, realizes he left her in the library and comes to rescue her.
Only he doesn’t come. No one does.
The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
The story begins with a lonely boy named Bastian and the strange book that draws him into the beautiful but doomed world of Fantastica. Only a human can save this enchanted place by giving its ruler, the Childlike Empress, a new name. But the journey to her tower leads through lands of dragons, giants, monsters, and magic and once Bastian begins his quest, he may never return. As he is drawn deeper into Fantastica, he must find the courage to face unspeakable foes and the mysteries of his own heart.
Myth by Terri Todosey
Hi! It’s me, Tali. Tali Jacobson. I have no idea where I am or how old I am when you read this, but if you’ve experienced time travel, you’ll know it’s not that significant anyway. I’m writing rather about a much more important matter – this book, and I don’t know how long I have to write, so I’ll get straight to the the point. Whatever you do, DON’T read this book. I know it seems odd there’d be a book that is not for reading, but I feel obligated to at least warn you that strange things can happen and in fact did happen to me when I read it. Some of it good… actually really good, but some of it was horribly frightening, and the problem is, once you start, there’s no turning back.
I know there are some who would argue that it’s already too late. That fate has taken notice of you and entangled you in its web. Either way, you’re here now, holding this book and reading this letter, and if you’re anything like me, you’ll probably end up doing what you’re not suppose to do. So, I’ll tell you this – there is one way to read this book safely, but you have to trust me and do it exactly as I tell you.
First get a pen, and open it to the very last page. Do not, I repeat, DO NOT READ any other page. If the words ‘The End’ appear on the last page, then it’_
The Forgotten Book by Mechthild Gläser
Emma is used to things going her way. Her father is headmaster of her prestigious boarding school, her friends take her advice as gospel, and she’s convinced that a relationship with her long time crush is on the horizon. As it turns out, Emma hasn’t seen anything yet. When she finds an old book in an abandoned library, things really start going Emma’s way: anything she writes in the book comes true. But the power of the book is not without consequences, and Emma soon realizes that she isn’t the only one who knows about it. Someone is determined to take it from her-and they’ll stop at nothing to succeed. A new boy in school – the arrogant, aloof, and irritatingly handsome Darcy de Winter – becomes Emma’s unlikely ally as secrets are revealed and danger creeps ever closer.
Between the lines (#1) & Off the page (#2) duology by Jodi Picoult and Samantha VanLeer
What happens when happily ever after…isn’t? Delilah is a bit of a loner who prefers spending her time in the school library with her head in a book–one book in particular. Between the Lines may be a fairy tale, but it feels real. Prince Oliver is brave, adventurous, and loving. He really speaks to Delilah. And then one day Oliver actually speaks to her. Turns out, Oliver is more than a one-dimensional storybook prince. He’s a restless teen who feels trapped by his literary existence and hates that his entire life is predetermined. He’s sure there’s more for him out there in the real world, and Delilah might just be his key to freedom. A romantic and charming story, this companion novel to Off the Page will make every reader believe in the fantastical power of fairy tales.
Traveler(#1) & Dreamer(#2) duology by L. E. Delano
Jessa has spent her life dreaming of other worlds and writing down stories more interesting than her own, until the day her favourite character, Finn, suddenly shows up and invites her out for coffee. After the requisite nervous breakdown, Jessa learns that she and Finn are Travelers, born with the ability to slide through reflections and dreams into alternate realities. But it’s not all cupcakes, pirates, and fantasy lifestyles …Jessa is dying over and over again, in every reality, and Finn is determined that this time, he’s going to stop it…this Jessa is going to live.
♥Have you read any books wih a similar topic? Leave your recommendations below so that we can widen this list! I can’y wait to find more amazing books!♥