Fantasy literature has the power to take readers on incredible journeys to new worlds and alternate realities. But some fantasy books go even further, challenging readers’ perceptions of what is real and what is not. These seven fantasy books are sure to make you question reality:
The Magicians by Lev Grossman
This novel follows the story of Quentin Coldwater, a young man who discovers a magical world at Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy. The book is known for its exploration of the dark side of magic and its themes of depression and addiction.
The Giver by Lois Lowry
This classic novel tells the story of a young boy named Jonas who lives in a seemingly perfect society without pain or suffering. But as he begins to uncover the truth about his world, he realizes that everything he thought he knew may be a lie.
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
This novel tells the story of ex-convict Shadow Moon as he becomes embroiled in a war between old gods and new gods in America. The book is known for its exploration of the power of belief and its themes of mythology and identity.
The City & the City by China Miéville
This novel takes place in two separate cities that occupy the same physical space, but are separated by different cultures and laws. The book is known for its exploration of the nature of identity and perception.
The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman
This novel follows the adventures of Irene, a librarian who travels through different realities to retrieve rare books. The book is known for its exploration of the nature of reality and the power of stories.
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North
This novel tells the story of Harry August, a man who is born again and again with all of his memories intact. The book is known for its exploration of time and the nature of reality.
These seven fantasy books will challenge your perceptions of reality and take you on unforgettable journeys to alternate worlds and dimensions. If you’re looking for a mind-bending reading experience, these books are sure to deliver.