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Jun 25

Social Media Made Me Read It: Fantasy Adventure

Posted on June 25, 2021 at 12:00 AM by Elizabeth Land

In this series, we explore trending book recommendations found on the social media platforms.
It’s way past your bed time and you’re just endlessly flicking through your “For you” tab on Tik Tok. After a while you notice all your BookTok people are talking about the same books. Why they all love it or why they all hate it. Now you have to know what made these book so special that they ended up all over TikTok. Well, here are three books that YCPL staff member Jessica found during one of these late night BookTok viewings.

In Deeper Waters by F. T. Lukens
"Far off places, daring sword fights, magic spells, Prince in disguise..." (- Belle - Beauty and the Beast, 1992). 
In Deeper Waters by F.T. Lukens book coverThis book has it all! Prince Tal is next to the youngest children of his parents, his mother is the Queen and his eldest sister will take her place. So everything is great for him, right? Nope, Tal has his own secrets, and while taking his coming-of-age tour all of those secrets may come to light by the end and cost him his life.

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
We all know the fairy tales, but do we really know them? When Alice and her mother learn of Alice’s grandmother death and they inherited grandmother’s estate. Alice learns that her grandmother is a best seller author of a book called Hinterland. However, Hinterland was very much real and a figure within that world decided to take Alice’s mother. Now, Alice must go with and find her mother and get back out…alive.

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
Three sisters, three vastly different personality, but only one crown. At age sixteen they will start the fight to get to the crown. They must gather their own armies, allies, and trusted friends. But if you can’t trust family who can you trust?

After a late night browsing through BookTok, it's time for Jessica to take a nap or drink a nice iced coffee! Happy Reading!