We deal with a lot of stress on a daily basis and sometimes we just need a break from everything going around us. While seeking an escape from reality we turn towards fictional movies, video games and many different sources but books still stand one of the best methods to transport ourselves to a world where none of our stress and worries exists. Here are 5 books which will take you to another universe.
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
The story follows a character, who’s half human, half dragon and lives in a world where dragons and humans live side-by-side. Folding themselves into human shape the dragons attend court as ambassadors, and lend their rational, mathematical minds to universities as scholars and teachers. Seraphina Dombegh has a reason to fear both sides. She has a musical gift. She joins the court just as a member of the royal family is murdered in a very suspiciously draconian fashion. Seraphina is drawn into the investigation, partnering with the captain of the Queen’s Guard Prince Lucian Kiggs who is dangerously perceptive. While they begin to uncover hints of the murder, Seraphina struggles to protect her own secret, the secret behind her musical gift, one so terrible that if discovered she could lose her life.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Le Cirque des Rêves is a night circus. The circus arrives with no warnings or no announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not and within the striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of stunning amazements. Behind the scenes, a fierce competition is planned, a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their temperamental instructors. Little do they know that only one of them can walk out of the battle alive, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into a magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they brush hands. But true love or not, the game must play out, as the fates of everyone in the circus depends on it.
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Shadow dreamed of leaving prison and starting a new life. But the day before his release, his wife and best friend die in an accident. On the plane home to the funeral, he encounters the enigmatic Mr Wednesday, who claims to be a refugee from a distant war, a former god and the king of America who seems to know everything about him. A trickster, Mr. Wednesday offers Shadow to be his bodyguard. Together they embark on a strange journey across USA, but around them a storm of preternatural and epic proportions threatens to break. Scary, and deeply unsettling the American Gods take a long, hard look into the soul of America.
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is awakened by a phone call in the middle of the night. The elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum and his body is covered in baffling symbols. As Langdon and the French cryptologist Sophie Neveu sort through the bizarre riddles, they are shocked to discover a trail of clues hidden in the works of Leonardo da Vinci, clues visible for all to see and yet creatively disguised by the painter. Both of them are startled when they discover the involvement of late curator in the Priory of Sion, a secret society whose members included Sir Isaac Newton, Victor Hugo, and Da Vinci. The late curator is meant to guard an extremely important historical secret. Unless Langdon and Neveu can decipher the codes while avoiding the faceless adversary who shadows their every move, ancient truth will be lost forever.
Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead
Vampire Academy is a series of six young adult paranormal romance novels that tell the story of Rosemarie “Rose” Hathaway, a seventeen year old girl. The powerful blend of human and vampire blood that flows through her veins making her a Dhampir. She is training to be a guardian of her Moroi best friend, Vasilisa “Lissa” Dragomir who is a Moroi princess a mortal vampire with an unbreakable bond to the earth’s magic. Rose is dedicated to a dangerous life of protecting Lissa from the Strigoi, the evil undead vampire. In the process of learning how to defeat Strigoi at St. Vladimir’s Academy, Rose finds herself caught in a forbidden romance with her instructor, Dimitri Belikov and continues to have an unbreakable psychic bond with Lissa.