Today I want to start a new series of book posted, book set in…… .it will be essentially be a recommendations post of the book set in a specific location. Sometimes it’ll be a city, sometimes just a country. It will depend on how many books are set in that location. I’ll also only talking about books that I have already read and loved. I hope that makes sense, so today, I’m starting with books set in London. So, let’s do this
The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare
This trilogy is just perfect. These books are just jam packed. There is always something going on. They are books that you can really sink your teeth in to. I love them. There is action and drama, love and betrayal, fighting and death. There is just so much going on in them. The trilogy is set in the 1870’s and follows Tessa, a 17-year-old American girl, as she is thrown into a world that she never knew existed. You learn all about the shadow hunter world as she does. You discover who she is, fall in love as she does, make friends alongside her and fight with her. These books really draw you in and keep you guessing throughout them. You never know what is around the corner. They are the perfect books to curl up with on a cold Sunday. I recently reread this trilogy and love it even more now.
Bridget Jones Diary by Helen Fielding
Does this one even need explaining? Follow a 20 something woman through her exploits living in London in the 90’s, trying to navigate her way through work, life and love. this book is freaking hilarious and well worth a read!
Half Bad by Sally Green
I fell completely in love with this trilogy as soon as I picked up Half Bad and I honestly couldn’t put them down. You follow a young boy as he navigates his way through the dangerous world in which he lives. A world of magic. These books are so addictively good and very different from what you would expect them to be. These books have so much going on in them. Love, death, torture, magic, family, drama and so much more. This is one of those series that you will either love or hate, but if you are going to read them, I would suggest looking at the audiobooks. I listened to the whole trilogy and loved the format, mainly because of how amazing Carl Prekopp (the voice actor) is. He is just the perfect voice for the trilogy and just narrates the story brilliantly. You cannot help but enjoy these books when he is voicing them.
The Picture Of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde
I freaking love this book. Generally speaking, I am not a massive fan of classics, but I adored this book. I had been wanting to read it for about five years and finally, after seeing the film, I decided to give it a go and I am so glad that I did. This is the ultimate story of consequences and depravity and it is just amazing. If you haven’t read this, you need to.
Lockwood and Co by Jonathan Stroud
This is a middle grade series, which I would never give to a middle grader. The Lockwood & Co series focuses around a ghost hunting, private investigator agency. The series is set in a universe where ghost freely wonder the streets at night and it is up to children/teenagers (the only people that can actively see them) to hunt them and take them down. The books follow a specific agency ‘Lockwood & Co’ on their adventures. These books sound light-hearted, but they aren’t. Yes there are a lot funny moments, but there are also lots of scary and disturbing ones as well. For instance there is a moment in the first book with a bleeding room and a well were monks were buried alive. Definitely not a book I would give to anyone under 16, but it is a very good read. perfect for Halloween.
A Darker Shade of Magic by v e Schwab
This multi-verse trilogy puts a whole new spin on the magical universe. It is fast paced and dark, sexy and funny, and full of incredible characters. You follow a magician called Kell as he finds himself on a deadly adventure with an unlikely ally in the form of a young cut-throat called Lila. You cannot help but love this trilogy. It keeps you on the edge of your seat the whole time. This is one of the best magic based stories that I have read in a long time.
The Keeper Of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan
This debut novel follows two timelines, both of which centre around two different woman, as their lives slowly come together. throughout this book we see these two story lines weave together until the connection is finally revealed right at the end. this book is full of friendships and romance and a dozens of film references. I have never read a book like this before but I loved it.
Eve Of Man by Tom and Giovanna Fletcher
What would happen to the world if no girls were born for 50 years? Read this book and you will find out. Eve Of Man is the first book in a new dystopian trilogy centred around a world with a shortage of girls. This book is brilliant. the world feels very real and relatable, the characters feel genuine and the story is utterly unique. I loved this book and it is perfect for summer. You won’t want to put it down!
and there we have it. Those are some brilliant books but all set in London. All of these books are brilliant and I love them all. Do you know any books set in London? I would love some recommendations. I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and I’ll see you all again very soon