Every bookworm knows that getting lost in a book is the perfect way to take a vacation from everyday life! This trick works no matter what genre you’re reading, but some books do transport you out of your world and into their own a little more than others. These atmospheric reads are perfect for when you need an escape! 

Atmospheric Reads That Will Take You to Another World

1. A Door in the Dark by Scott Reitgen

Even just the cover A Door in the Dark takes you to a new world, but the story itself is even better! This epic fantasy thriller follows six teenage wizards on a life-or-death journey to make it home after a malfunctioning spell leaves them stranded in the wilderness. This new release is out on 3/28 and combines SO many of amazing things, from a magical university and tangled secrets to a mysterious, dangerous forest.


2. Retro by Sofía Lapuente and Jarrod Shusterman

This unputdownable thriller pulls you into the world of the Retro Challenge, where contestants live without modern technology. At first it’s fun, but when secrets, lies, and betrayal come into play, the once lighthearted challenge turns into a fight for survival. If you’re a fan of the twists, turns, and books that will take you on a WILD ride, Retro is perfect for you!


3. She Who Rides the Storm by Caitlin Sangster 

This atmospheric read brings you front and center as four teens are drawn into a high-stakes heist in the tomb of an ancient shapeshifting monster that once ruled their home, the Commonwealth. With revenge, political intrigue, and a unique magic system (plus an AMAZING cast of characters) this is a must-read for fans of high fantasy. She Who Rides the Storm is the first book in the Gods-Touched Duology and book two, He Who Breaks the Earthis out on 4/11!


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