8 Books Featuring Inventive (and Immersive) Fantasy Worlds
a book list by Kimberly Pauley, author of Sucks To Be Me and founder of YA (& Kids!) Books Central
shelved under Sci Fi & Fantasy
There’s absolutely nothing else like losing yourself in a book. Some people might point out that movies can also suck you in, but there’s just nothing like a book to spark your own imagination.
When I’m reading a great novel — one where the author has created a world that truly captures your mind — it stays with me long after I’ve finished reading. You know the kinds of books I’m talking about: the ones where you can see the world in your head. The ones that really amaze me are the inventive and immersive fantasy worlds that some authors build — places you’d like to visit, even if they’re quite scary. Here are a just a few of my favorites (and there are many, many more great fantasy books I’d list if I had the time!).
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About Kimberly Pauley
Kimberly Pauley loves a good book you can sink your teeth into. As her alter-ego, the Young Adult Books Goddess of yabookscentral.com, she's devoured more books than she can count. Sucks to Be Me is her first novel, with a sequel coming out in Fall 2010. She lives in Illinois with her husband and the cutest little boy ever. You can find out more than you ever wanted to know about her at kimberlypauley.com.
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