The best books that transport you to another realm

Shelby King Author Of The Quest: Forest of Realms
By Shelby King

Who am I?

My love of realms and fantastic imagination comes from growing up in the backwoods of Alabama. The woods inspired me and beckoned me to dance and build and imagine among the trees. I created characters and worlds and could be a witch, a fairy, a troll, or a girl lost in time. I owe my love of creating characters to the woods that built me and one day I will go back and thank them for the beautiful life they gave me.

I wrote...

The Quest: Forest of Realms

By Shelby King, Crunchy Tubie Mama,

Book cover of The Quest: Forest of Realms

What is my book about?

Zia's people have been enslaved. The princess watched helplessly when giant creatures emerged from outside the city to control her kingdom. But when she finds a map that could guide her through the Forest of Realms, she dashes into the woods in search of answers…

As she treads deeper into the darkness, she must decide who to trust in a magical, unfamiliar world. Unable to tell friend from foe, the royal girl must collect the pieces of a powerful artifact to have any chance of survival. Will Zia reveal the truth of the past and free her people before something sinister stops her quest for good?

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Trylle: The Complete Trilogy: Switched, Torn, and Ascend

By Amanda Hocking,

Book cover of Trylle: The Complete Trilogy: Switched, Torn, and Ascend

Why this book?

Trylle is the story of a girl caught between realms. She discovers the mystery of her birthright and her mother's hatred of her. She is forced into an unknown future clinging to a traumatic childhood and faces dangers at every turn. 

This book fed my soul and took me along with Wendy into realms unknown. Wendys inner dialouge and determination reminded me of myself and I related to her in magical ways.

This Present Darkness

By Frank E. Peretti,

Book cover of This Present Darkness

Why this book?

This book tells the story of a small town told from both the seen realm and the unseen realm. It is as terrifying as it is captivating. This Present Darkness offers a fascinating glimpse into the unseen world of the spirit realm. I had trouble sleeping after reading this series. It is so well written that it has you seeing things and rethinking everything you thought you knew about the spirit realm. 

Eyes of the Blind

By D.A. Godwin,

Book cover of Eyes of the Blind

Why this book?

Most fantasy books take so long to tell the story. This series starts quickly and enchants the entire time! A hero who defends a blind priest against all manner of evil and danger. This is a story you will fall in love with and will not be able to put down! Without revealing too much... Not all heroes wear capes 

Tangled in Time: The Portal

By Kathryn Lasky,

Book cover of Tangled in Time: The Portal

Why this book?

This series is so enthralling! A perfect series to inspire and transport you. A young girl finds herself taken from her time and flung into servitude 500 years ago. So many twists and turns and truly enchanting moments. I finished this series in a day. It is that good! I also now want to own a greenhouse. You will understand why. 


By Margaret Peterson Haddix,

Book cover of Remarkables

Why this book?

This book is a great stand-alone but thankfully is a series. It is a story about moving away and learning to integrate but also a young girl discovering strange things in the woods and finding herself immersed in a mystery you will not believe. I read this to my boys but I found myself more intrigued every chapter 

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