If you're looking for a break from reality, portal fantasy books offer a perfect escape. These lesser-known titles will take you on a journey to magical realms, alternate dimensions, and beyond. Get ready to be transported to new worlds and meet unforgettable characters.
"The Ten Thousand Doors of January" by Alix E. Harrow
"The Ten Thousand Doors of January" is a beautifully written and captivating novel that follows the story of January Scaller, a young woman who discovers a mysterious book that leads her on a journey through different worlds and dimensions. Along the way, she uncovers secrets about her own family and the power of storytelling. This book is a must-read for anyone who loves portal fantasy and wants to be swept
"The Starless Sea" by Erin Morgenstern
"The Starless Sea" is a stunning and intricate novel that weaves together multiple storylines and timelines to create a rich and immersive world. The story follows Zachary Ezra Rawlins, a graduate student who discovers a mysterious book in his university library that leads him on a journey through a hidden underground library and a world of magic and myth. With beautiful prose and a complex plot, "The Starless Sea" is a must-read for fans of portal fantasy and literary fiction.
"The Tenets in the Tattoo" by Becky James
"The Tenets in the Tattoo" is the exciting start of a new series. It has a wonderful twist on soulmates and how they complete one another on a platonic level. Thorrn's soulmate is from out of this world. Follow along on their adventure to save the kingdom, complete their bond, and survive. The various worlds are filled with strange magic, fish-out-of-the-water scenes, and portal magic. This is perfect for anyone that wants to get lost in a new multiverse.
And of course, "Choice of the Traveler" by Toni Binns
"Choice of the Traveler" is the start of the Traveler series, which follows Betha as she uncovers the truth of her heritage. Alternating points of view give the character's personality as they work together. The worldbuilding is tight and the peril raises to high stakes. You can't help but root for the young adults as they strive to stop a war.