Hello friends!! Welcome to Top 5 Tuesday!! This week’s topic is top 5 books with keys!! Yes, we’re back on scavenger hunts ― but I swear on my life, there will be no more until 2023!! After August that is.
I’d like to give myself some credit on the synchronicity of the scavenger hunts. Last time we started with top 5 books with doorways, and this time it’s books with keys. But, it’s entirely coincidental. I barely plan out what I’m doing for the week before I go grocery shopping. It’s really more like ‘luck of the draw’.
Also, huge apologies to everyone at the moment. I have been slammed at work, doing 10-12 hour days in the office. And honestly, I am wrecked. I was doing these posts on a weekend and then not catching up during the week. Now I’m just woefully behind all the time. BUT, there is a silver lining! The job that I’m currently doing should wrap up next Wednesday, and then I’m taking a couple of days leave, followed by returning to my normal job. So, fingers crossed I will be back to posting normally again then!!
top 5 books with keys
Magician — Raymond E. Feist
At Crydee, a frontier outpost in the tranquil Kingdom of the Isles, an orphan boy, Pug, is apprenticed to a master magician ― and the destinies of two worlds are changed forever.
Suddenly the peace of the Kingdom is destroyed as mysterious alien invaders swarm the land. Pug is swept up into the conflict but for him and his warrior friend, Tomas, an odyssey into the unknown has only just begun.
Tomas will inherit a legacy of savage power from an ancient civilization. Pug’s destiny is to lead him through a rift in the fabric of space and time to the mastery of the unimaginable powers of a strange new magic.
Jane Doe and the Cradle of all Worlds — Jeremy Lachlan
When a fierce quake strikes the remote island of Bluehaven and her father disappears, Jane Doe is thrown headfirst into an epic quest to bring him home.
But this is no ordinary rescue mission. Her father is lost in a place between worlds; a dangerous labyrinth of shifting rooms, infernal booby traps and secret gateways. And Jane has to find him fast, because someone else is searching for him, too. A man who knows her father’s secrets. A man who has an army.
With a pyromaniac named Violet and a trickster named Hickory by her side, Jane is about to discover that this adventure is even bigger on the inside than it looks…
The Boy Who Steals Houses — C.G. Drews
Can two broken boys find their perfect home?
Sam is only fifteen but he and his autistic older brother, Avery, have been abandoned by every relative he’s ever known. Now Sam’s trying to build a new life for them. He survives by breaking into empty houses when their owners are away, until one day he’s caught out when a family returns home.
To his amazement this large, chaotic family takes him under their wing ― each teenager assuming Sam is a friend of another sibling. Sam finds himself inextricably caught up in their life, and falling for the beautiful Moxie.
But Sam has a secret, and his past is about to catch up with him.
Tilly and the Map of Stories — Anna James
NOTE: The blurb below is for book 1 of the Pages and Co. series, Tilly and the Bookwanderers.
Eleven-year-old Tilly has lived above her grandparents’ bookshop ever since her mother disappeared shortly after she was born. Like the rest of her family, Tilly loves nothing more than to escape into the pages of her favourite stories.
One day Tilly realises that classic children’s characters are appearing in the shop through the magic of `book wandering’ ― crossing over from the page into real life.
With the help of Anne of Green Gables and Alice in Wonderland. Tilly is determined to solve the mystery of what happened to her mother all those years ago, so she bravely steps into the unknown, unsure of what adventure lies ahead and what dangers she may face.
The Last Graduate — Naomi Novik
NOTE: The blurb below is for book 1 of The Scholomance series, A Deadly Education.
Lesson One of the Scholomance: Learning has never been this deadly.
A Deadly Education is set at Scholomance, a school for the magically gifted where failure means certain death (for real) ― until one girl, El, begins to unlock its many secrets.
There are no teachers, no holidays, and no friendships, save strategic ones. Survival is more important than any letter grade, for the school won’t allow its students to leave until they graduate… or die! The rules are deceptively simple: Don’t walk the halls alone. And beware of the monsters who lurk everywhere.
El is uniquely prepared for the school’s dangers. She may be without allies, but she possesses a dark power strong enough to level mountains and wipe out millions. It would be easy enough for El to defeat the monsters that prowl the school. The problem? Her powerful dark magic might also kill all the other students.
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