This weeks Top 5 Saturday is all about books that cast a spell on you. Whether they made you keep reading until the wee hours of the morning, left you an emotional wreck after finishing them, or kept you thinking about them long after you had finished reading. There are some spell-binding books out there, so this will be incredibly hard to narrow down to 5 but I will try my best, and to make things slightly easier for me I am only going to pick books I have read this year. What is the one book you would say cast a spell on you? Let me know in the comments.
This idea was originally created by Mandy @Devouring Books big thanks to Mandy for hosting and introducing me to so many other book bloggers and this tag!
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The Ten Thousand Doors of January – Alix E. Harrow
This book dragged me in so completely, that I still have a slight hope when opening a mundane door that I will be transported to another world. Harrow’s prose are truly beautiful and I honestly found myself wholly too invested in the story. This book grabs you and definitely does not let go easily.
The Winter of the Witch – Katherine Arden
This whole series had me under a spell. Vaysa was a truly remarkable character and I couldn’t get enough of learning all about medieval Russia, there Folklore and all about the Cheryti. Arden writes a truly magical ending to the trilogy that kept me up waaaay past my bedtime to finish it.
Crown of Feathers – Nicki Pau-Preto
I could’t believe when reading this that it was a debut. I was swept away in the immersive world that Preto creates, imagining myself as a famous Phoenix rider. I love receiveing ARC’s. but this one had me wishing I hadn’t read it until the second one was out… I need that next book.
The Priory of the Orange Tree – Samantha Shannon
Samantha Shannon is possibly the only person to give me an over 800 page book and actually make me wish it was longer. I felt slightly daunted when I took in the size, but I flew through the pages of the beautiful and intricate world that she creates and simply didn’t want the story to end.
Brightfall – Jaime Lee Moyer
I loved this take on Robin Hood. The story followed Maid Marion after the events of the story we all know and love. But the author also managed to weave in magic and dragons and fey so seamlessly, you wonder whether they weren’t there all along. A truly beautiful and at some points heart breaking tale, this book stayed with me long after I finished reading it.
Ok! So those are my top 5 spellbinding books! I have loved every single one of these, and will definitely be picking them all up again at some point. Have any of these books put a spell on you? Let me know in the comments.