Magical Realism

Magical realism is a 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.

Mexican Gothic
A Song of Wraiths and Ruin (A Song of Wraiths and Ruin, #1)
A Song Below Water
Burn
Again Again
A Declaration of the Rights of Magicians
The Brave
Doodleville (Doodleville, #1)
Catherine House
Shakespeare for Squirrels
The Fascinators
This Coven Won't Break (These Witches Don't Burn, #2)
Boys of Alabama
A Taste of Sage
The Elephant's Girl
In Five Years
Where the Forest Meets the Stars
The Glass Hotel
Nothing to See Here
The Vine Witch (Vine Witch, #1)
The Underground Railroad
The Water Dancer
Long Way Down
Ninth House (Alex Stern, #1)
Dovetail
Oona Out of Order
Once Upon a River
The Starless Sea
The Two Lives of Lydia Bird
The Scent Keeper
Mirrored Voices by Paul MorabitoOutside History by Eavan BolandSomething with Blood in the Title by Khurt KhaveTimelines by Carolyn O'ConnellKhimaira by Henry Parland
Speculative poetry
30 books — 8 voters
Vampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen RussellThe Haunting of Hill House by Shirley JacksonRebecca by Daphne du MaurierA Monster Calls by Patrick NessThe Radleys by Matt Haig
North American Supernatural Realism
49 books — 4 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
77 books — 105 voters
The Raven Boys by Maggie StiefvaterThe Three Privileges by A.V. DavinaIf I Wake by Nikki MoyesBone Gap by Laura RubyThe Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater
YA Magical Realism
70 books — 61 voters

One Hundred Years of Solitude
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
The House of the Spirits
Kafka on the Shore
The Night Circus
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
Like Water for Chocolate
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
Garden Spells (Waverley Family, #1)
Love in the Time of Cholera
The Master and Margarita
Midnight's Children
1Q84
Bone Gap
The Girl Who Chased the Moon

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