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Top 10 Magical Story Books and why you should read them!

Everyone needs escapism these days, and life can be depressing, strange and frustrating. We need something to read to let loose of all the problems that we face. The problems begin when we find ourselves unable to relax, and the stress accumulates to a breaking point where we feel that we aren’t able to progress in any way in our daily lives. This is the time for letting go and just going for a bit of a cool down to blow some steam. Magical storybooks often provide this value for us; they take place in fantastical worlds that are beautifully crafted and engaging. They make us feel like we belong in a different universe where things don’t work the same way as they do in our world.

The beauty of magical storybooks

Magical storybooks are all about unique characters who have their personalities as well as plotlines that are engaging and profound. These stories often work heavily in creating vast and beautiful worlds utterly different from the ones we live in, and these worlds all have their histories and characters who leave their mark. The beauty of these stories lies in the fact that they can compel us to think about our problems from a different perspective. Issues such as school, work, and political problems are all presented in a different way but it isn’t too dissimilar from our own. Often times when we read these stories we feel that we are transported to a different world where we can lose ourselves in.

Deep World building

World building refers to the universe in a story and how developed it is. For example, in the Lord of the Rings trilogy the world is Middle Earth, and it has a whole book that’s called The Silmarillion that’s based on the entire history of the world and its various battles and large events. The Silmarillion is one of the most detailed books on a fictional universe ever written and explores the entire history of the characters in the lord of the rings trilogy. The point is these magical story books tend to be deep and well written with a lot of story and history contained inside of them

The Moral lessons

There are many lessons to be learnt in the realm of magical story books, these stories all have morals that differentiate between right or wrong or general lessons to be learnt, throughout all of time we have told stories with magic and sorcery to tell a lesson about people or society as a whole.

Something for everyone

Whether you enjoy lighthearted stories with a small narrative about good versus evil or a story about far more complex and grey characters that all have their own agendas and motivations, Magical story books have something for everyone. 

The Top 10 Magical Storybooks you need to read

1. The Curse Of The Cat’s Eye And Beyond By Baseerat Javed



A fascinating story about the journey of Samir and Ramie as they try to escape from their village to explore an ancient curse that was placed on the fort. The characters bravely face obstacle after obstacle, which will transform them into resilient and brave heroes. An impeccable story written by Baseerat Javed as the characters embark on a quest that takes them through the rich landscape of India.


2. Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkein



A book that needs no introduction, one of the greatest fantasy novels ever written to date, it’s a novel that has redefined the genre and is considered legendary, a must-read for fans of magical story books, with its Good vs evil plot and characters that become better people at the end it holds a tremendous moral message too.


3.    Game of Thrones by George R.R Martin



A dark story about politicking in a fantasy world, violence and excesses are all seen here in this well-written novel by George R.R Martin.


4.    The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien



The prequel to the legendary lord of the Rings series is a much shorter book but with an equally compelling story as the Lord of the Rings. 


5.    Harry Potter by J.K Rowling



A masterpiece of a fantasy story by J.K Rowling that has become a household name by now and is a great book to read for people of all ages.


6.    The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan



A must-read for fans of the fantasy genre. This story shows strong character development for the various characters in the story and a unique take on the fantasy genre with deep storytelling and an engaging plot.


7.    The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson




The first book of the Mistborn trilogy, the story deals with an evil empire and a rebellion to overthrow it led by our protagonists, who grow throughout the story.



8.    The Chronicles of Narnia C.S Lewis



A masterpiece of a story that tells the tale of a girl named Lucy who enters a world called Narnia that’s located behind the wardrobe of her professor’s mysterious house. Narnia is a world ruled by an evil witch and they must join forces with a Lion named Aslan to fight the witch and free the world from her corrupting influence.


9.    Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland by Lewis Caroll



A deep story about a girl named Alice who falls down a rabbit hole and enters a fantastical world where she encounters anthropomorphic creatures. This story has had a widespread impact on the fantasy genre.


10. The Lion The Witch And The Wardrobe by C.S Lewis



The first book of the Narnia series, a captivating and engaging story about a girl entering a wardrobe that leads her to the world of Narnia and all the adventures that follow within it a must read story for fans of magical story books.


Hopefully you enjoyed reading our suggestions for magical story books, we selected these stories as they are the best in the genre and will appeal to many people of all ages.

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