Hello, my fellow Spirals!
As you know, I have a feature on my blog page where anyone can request a book recommendation. All you have to do is send me a small prompt (for ex. a book that can transport me to a different world in these difficult times, a book that resembles a Studio Ghibli movie, etc.) or you can tell me what mood you are in and I can try to recommend a book accordingly. I solemnly swear that I will respond to all your requests!
If you are interested then you can click here to go and fill the request form!
Below is one of the requests I have received and promptly replied back via email but I wanted to share these books with you all as well.
Now let’s get into it!
I would love a recommendation! I’m in the mood to read a YA or NA fantasy-romance. Thanks so much!! by OneBookMore
I don’t actively read YA or NA fantasy romance book so this one was quite tough for me. But I still gave it a shot!
1. The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern
As I have said, I don’t read much romance or fantasy so the fact that I really loved this book means it’s actually really good.
This book is about a circus that arrives without a warning which opens only at night and disappears by dawn. But behind the closed curtains, there is a competition between two young magicians, Celia and Marco who are unaware about each other or what the duel entails. For one to win, he/she needs to be the last one standing. This story takes the readers on magical and mystical experiences. I finally got the hype around the book and really enjoyed the whimsical plot, the intriguing characters and the entrancing visual descriptions. The author almost makes you feel like the circus is real or at least makes you deeply wish it was. The romance in this book is intense and emotional unlike the usual cheesiness and or steaminess. (Goodreads)
2. The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue – VE Schwab
Another very well known book around the internet but it fits this prompt perfectly. In case you don’t know the summary, this book follows Addie La Rue who makes a deal with the devil where everyone she meets immediately forgets her after she exits their line of sight. It is all about her adventures over the years in different places (she’s immortal btw). But things change when she meets Henry in a bookstore who somehow actually remembers her. The magical realism in this book is impeccable and you’ll really enjoy it! (Goodreads)
3. The Song of the Achilles – Madeline Miller
I know there is a lot of hype around this book and I think it’s worth it. However, I also believe that this might not be everyone’s cup of tea which is why I recommended this at the end. It is a Greek myth retelling about Achilles and Patroclus. This book is widely loved by everyone so in case you haven’t read it yet, try it out! (Goodreads)