Wolf Reads #15

This week, we bring you our favourite magical realism books!

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Goodreads rating: 4.2

Set in Paris 1931, Hugo Cabret is an orphan who is in charge of keeping the clocks running at a train station. But Hugo has a much bigger challenge ahead of him: fixing an automaton left by his father.

Coupled with wonderfully vivid drawings, The Invention of Hugo Cabret is a truly magical read.

Note: A film adaptation was also released in 2011 starring Asa Butterfield as Hugo.

The Night Circus

Goodreads rating: 4.03

Two ancient magicians pit their two best students against each other in a magical contest, the venue being a mysterious circus which only appears at night.

It’s difficult to summarise this book without giving too much away hence the short blurb. Recommended for those who enjoy a somewhat slow-paced book full of descriptions and wonderful characters.

Every Day

Goodreads rating: 4.0

For as long as A can remember, he has woken up in a different body everyday. He understands that he can’t have a lasting relationship with anyone but everything changes when he meets Rhiannon, a girl who makes him want things which he knows he can never have.

Note: For the sake of writing a short summary, A has been referred to as a “he”. However, A’s gender is not stated in the book.


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