It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for a bookish favorites post. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Meeghan over on Meeghan Reads and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
Up next in this month’s mini-series we are going to talk about novels that are set in the present.
I guess some of my picks this week could also work for later this month for alternate universes, but here we are. 😅
Skulduggery Pleasant does one of my favorite things which is to bring magic into the present day and incorporate it into normal life. Sort of like a parallel society with people who can do amazing things that we don’t even know about!
Addie LaRue fits in two categories this month: books set in the past and books set in the present. Schwab alternates between telling us about Addie’s past and her present life – which I found to be fascinating.
Sanctuary does a similar thing as Skulduggery Pleasant: it adds magic to our lives. However, there’s an important difference. Whereas in Skulduggery Pleasant the whole thing is kept secret from the world at large, in Sanctuary witches are actually incorporated into our society. I loved reading what that could look like today.
#4 The Ravens
Did somebody say sororities? The Ravens pairs that setting with – again – magic. (Yes, I read a lot of books about witches😅)
Since sororities aren’t a thing in Europe (or at least not in any of the countries I’ve been to university), I’m always a bit curious about learning more about this particular bit of U.S. culture.
And finally, I have a book that is set in the present day and actually takes place in our regular old boring world. No, witches, no magic.
I read The Hate U Give at the height of the BLM protests, and all I can say is damn.
What’s your favorite book set in the present day? Let me know in the comments!