Fantasy Series for Escapism
Do you want to read something that will provide an escape from the real world?
Do you want to read something that will provide an escape from the real world? Then try out one of these fantasy series! The books are suitable for all Hayesbrook students unless stated otherwise.
Sabriel, the first book of The Old Kingdom series by Garth Nix, is about a teenage girl who has to suddenly take on her father’s role as the kingdom’s necromancer when he goes missing. Whilst on the action-packed journey to rescue her father she travels with a hilarious talking cat, gets to know a man that had been frozen for 200 years, and fights the undead.
You have probably heard of the His Dark Materials series by Philip Pullman due to the fantastic BBC series, but if you haven’t tried the books you should try to read them before the third and final season arrives. The first book, Northern Lights (now available in the beautiful illustrated edition pictured above-great for a gift!) is about a girl named Lyra who lives in an alternate Oxford where everyone has an animal companion that is part of their soul. When her best friend goes missing she begins a wild adventure involving armoured polar bears, dangerous experiments, alternate worlds, and angels. If you have read the original series I also highly recommend the companion series, The Book of Dust.
The Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy by Laini Taylor is about a teen named Karou whose job is to bring human teeth to the demons who raised her. When she meets an angel, an enemy of the demons she calls family, she finds herself in the middle of an ancient war. (Recommended for ages 14+).