Do you want to travel but don’t have enough vacation days? We’ve got the solution for you. Books can transport you to the most mysterious places that even our beautiful Earth can’t offer.
These science fiction and fantasy books will take you to the underworld inspired by Mayan mythology and will let you experience what it feels like to experience war across different timelines.
Recursion by Blake Crouch
Do you have a treasured memory that you want to relive again? How about a situation that you wish you could redo? Science fiction writer Blake Crouch plays with the concept of memories in his newest book Recursion.
When New York City cop Barry Sutton wished for his daughter back, time travel made his wildest dreams come true. What he doesn’t know is there’s a force that’s disrupting the very fabric of the past, changing how man perceives time.
As he partners with neuroscientist Helena Smith to defeat the evil that threatens their very existence, it’s a race against time and reality as they try to keep the world from crumbling to ruin.
Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
The Mayan god of death awakens during the Jazz Age in Mexico when Casiopea Tun becomes too curious for her own good. Armed with nothing but her wits, she accompanies the now-mortal god to help him recover his throne from his evil twin brother in the Mayan underworld.
As she travels to places beyond her wildest imaginations, Casiopea begins to realize that the failure of their expedition will end in her demise. Motivated to succeed and make her dreams come true, the unlikely pair travel across the country from the jungles of Yucatán to the bright lights of Mexico City.
Inspired by Mexican folklore, Silvia Moreno-Garcia writes an odyssey worth all the praise.
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
Oxford is a hidden city controlled by angels in this fantasy novel by Samantha Shannon. In a world where angels are masters and mankind is inferior, 19-year-old Paige is doing everything she can to escape their clutches.
It is the Bone Season and Paige is plucked from London to be a servant of the angels. As she learns about the hidden world of Oxford and the power structures that determine the social hierarchy of species, Paige must learn to trust an angel to be free from the prison where she’s meant to die.
Earth sounds incredibly dull compared to this otherworld. Why not treat yourself to a fantastic adventure that shows the wide expanse of human creativity?
Dune by Frank Herbert
Following the story in space where spice is coveted across the universe, Paul must shed his former self to attain mankind’s most ancient dream.
Known as one of the science fiction classics, Dune has won multiple awards and formed the basis of what is the grandest epic in science fiction.
The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang
Learn all about Shamanism and see the spirit world by reading R.F. Kuang’s The Poppy War. Following the life of a provincial war orphan named Rin, her dream of attending into the most elite military school comes true after she passes the Empire-wide test with flying colors.
But as the war nears, Rin realizes that the gods thought long dead are very much alive. When the Third Poppy War devastates the Nikan Empire, Rin must learn how to channel the powers of the gods and save the ones she loves.
Inspired by true events, R.F. Kuang confronts history in her own terms.
The Future of Another Timeline by Annalee Newitz
The rules of time travel have changed when a group of elites strives to monopolize the power of shaping the past, present, and future. When Tess dedicates her life to fixing her timeline by making “time edits” in key points of history, travelers are keen on putting a stop to her schemes.
Learn all about the intricacies of time travel (and maybe be glad that it doesn’t exist in real life yet) and witness how one person’s actions echo throughout centuries.
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Bring yourself to the edge of your seat and travel with the unlikeliest group that will try to pull off a near-impossible heist. Led by a thief gifted with unlikely escapes, Kaz Brekker recruits his crew containing a convict, a sharpshooter, a spy, and a runaway. Will they be able to pull it off?
Be ahead of the crowd and read up on the upcoming Netflix adaptation of Bardugo’s Grishaverse!
Red Rising by Pierce Brown
When society is color-coded and Darrow aims for a better future for his children, he sacrifices blood, sweat, and tears in hopes of a brighter tomorrow. When he realizes the Reds, the lowest caste, have been betrayed, they rise up in a struggle for power.
To fight for his beliefs, Darrow must compete with the society’s elite that puts the future at risk. He will do nothing to stop the caste elites, even if it means becoming one of them to do so.
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