Magical Realism

Magical realism is fiction genre in which magical elements blend to create a realistic atmosphere that accesses a deeper understanding of reality. The story explains these magical elements as normal occurrences, presented in a straightforward manner that places the "real" and the "fantastic" in the same stream of thought.

The Queen of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, #1)
(Don't You) Forget About Me
The Glass Kitchen
Time of the Locust
My Real Children
The Lost
Second Star
The Night Gardener
Flights and Chimes and Mysterious Times
The Lobster Kings
The Witch of Belladonna Bay: A Novel
The Last Illusion
Circa Now


  • The Garden by Robin Craig Clark
    The Garden
    A love story for the Heart and Soul. Winner of the prestigious Premier's Book Awards in Western Australia.

    Inspired by the Upanishads ancient poems tha…more View Details »
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  • The Time of the Fireflies by Kimberley Griffiths Little
    The Time of the Fireflies
    Release date: Jul 31, 2014
    A thrilling story of one girl's race to unravel the curse that has haunted her family for generations.

    When Larissa Renaud starts receiving eerie phone…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Jul 17 - Jul 29, 2014
    5 copies available, 480 people requesting
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  • Roastmaster by Janice Lierz
    Roastmaster (A Coffee Novel)
    Release date: Apr 18, 2014
    A heartwarming and emotionally tugging story about family bonds, sisters, coffee and the never-ending love of parent and child. It’s a novel about fal…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Jul 01 - Jul 30, 2014
    3 copies available, 265 people requesting
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    Rebel Belle (Rebel Belle, #1)
    A Monster Calls
    Half Bad (Half Life, #1)
    The Time Traveler's Wife
    The Diviners (The Diviners, #1)
    We Were Liars
    The Ocean at the End of the Lane
    Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, #1)
    The Night Circus
    A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy, #1)
    Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone, #3)
    The Golem and the Jinni
    The Magicians (The Magicians, #1)
    Lost Lake
    The Drowning Girl by Caitlín R. KiernanDistortion by Stephen BeachyMermaids and Butterflies by P.K. GallagherThe Daylight Gate by Jeanette WintersonBefore and Afterlives by Christopher Barzak
    Queer Fantastika
    27 books — 3 voters
    One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcí­a MárquezThe Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey NiffeneggerThe House of the Spirits by Isabel AllendeLike Water for Chocolate by Laura EsquivelLove in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
    Favorite Magical Realism Novels
    681 books — 3,366 voters

    Bound by Her Ring by Nicole FlocktonFish Out Of Water by Ros BaxterFast Forward by Juliet MadisonWhat Love Sounds Like by Alissa CallenMistaken Engagement by Jenny Schwartz
    Escape Reads
    67 books — 94 voters
    In The Fallout by Adam    WilsonBrian & Bobbi by Adam    WilsonThe MOTHER Principle by Samantha AtzeniBreath by S. Atzeni
    Furious Readers
    4 books — 1 voter

    Galactic Energies by Luca  RossiThe Witches of Snyder Farms by Lenora HensonBeltane by Lenora HensonMagic in Memphis by Hunter S. JonesGarden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
    Best Magical Realism: Witchy Fiction
    57 books — 104 voters

    One Hundred Years of Solitude
    Like Water for Chocolate
    Garden Spells
    The House of the Spirits
    Kafka on the Shore
    The Night Circus
    Love in the Time of Cholera
    The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
    The Girl Who Chased the Moon
    The Sugar Queen
    The Peach Keeper
    Midnight's Children
    The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
    The Master and Margarita
    The Time Traveler's Wife

    Aimee Bender
    Aimee Bender The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
    This contemporary fairy tale scribe offers a second novel of surrealist whimsy, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, about a girl who can taste emotion.
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    Gabriel Garcia-Marquez

    Morana Blue
    SWAT? For me?" Still trembling, one hand clung to the ambulance gurney, the other held a massive sterilised cotton wool wad under my nose. "Tactical Support was busy. You got Dennis and Arlo," said Harry, speed-reading the papers he'd snatched from inside my jacket. Closest his hands had been to my chest in a long time. "Which one broke my nose?" "That'd be Dennis.
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