10 Best Books About Parallel Universes Update 05/2022

Books About Parallel Universes

It’s getting old having to wake up every day in the same old world. You might be stuck in your world because of its physics. Are you interested in moving to a new country just for a change of scenery? The book list is here. Books about magic doors, other worlds and time travel might fill a void in your life, or maybe they’ll open a new one.

A Darker Shade of Magic by VE Schwab

A Darker Shade of Magic by VE Schwab

Only a very few magicians can travel between the three Londons: Red, Grey, and White. Kell is one of them, and he can do it. Then, when Lila, a thief from Grey London, steals from him, the two meet the dark side of magic. A magical journey between worlds starts when Lila asks Kell to take her to another London, and a magical adventure between worlds starts.

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E Harrow

January Scaller is stuck in the mansion of her father’s business partner, a man who likes magic and weird things. After her father goes missing and she finds a mysterious book and a door that can lead her to other worlds, January doesn’t know what to do.

If you like historical fiction, epistolary novels, and adventure stories, The Ten Thousand Doors of January is for you. It’s a cross-genre book that has something for everyone.

In 1901, when January Scaller was 7, she found a door that led to another world, but no one else did. When she grows up, she will live with her father and his friend, Mr. Locke, who runs an exploration group that collects unusual and strange things. Mr. Locke treats January like she’s some kind of weird thing. She is the daughter of a black father and white mother.

At 17, her father goes away. During the same time, January comes across a hand-written book that seems to show that there are doors that lead to other worlds – 10,000 of them, in fact. With the help of Jane, Samuel, and Bad, January goes on a mission to find out if her father is still alive and find out who she is and where she came from.

The Future of Another Timeline by Annalee Newitz

Tess is a time-traveling rebel who wants to destroy a group of time-traveling misogynists who want to take away women’s rights and autonomy. At a punk concert in 1992, Tess meets Beth. Beth is a normal girl who wants to be free. As the girls get closer, they have to deal with the threat of war that spreads across time. They have to defend the past in order to save the present.

The Light Brigade by Kameron Hurley

The Light Brigade by Kameron Hurley

They were called the Light Brigade because they were shell-shocked when they fought in the war with Mars. But what is actually going on with these soldiers? When Dietz joins the war, things start to go wrong. Dietz has memories that don’t match up with the platoon’s, and orders that lead to nothing. The new recruit wonders what this war is all about.

This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone

Red is part of a glittering, technological utopia, and Blue is part of a group of people who think in groups. When Red finds Blue’s letter at the end of the world, it starts a correspondence that goes back and forth across time and space until the very end. In the beginning, Red and Blue don’t like each other very much. When you’re the last two people on Earth, the only people you can trust are each other.

The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes

Harper Curtis found a key to a strange house in 1931. On the wall, there was a list of girls’ names with their birth dates. Harper realizes that the house allows him to travel back in time, and he must travel through different decades in order to kill all the girls on the walls. But one of his possible victims starts hunting him in return.

The Heavens by Sandra Newman

The Heavens by Sandra Newman

During a party in 2000, Ben meets Kate. He likes her right away. Even after getting to know Kate better, he finds out she has dreams about living as a nobleman’s mistress in Elizabethan England, which she has a lot of trouble with. Kate thinks that these dreams are real, and that her actions in 1593 are still affecting the world today. He worries that he will lose the woman he loves to a world he doesn’t understand.

The Map of Salt and Stars by Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar

Her father died of cancer when she was a child, so her mother moved their family back to Syria. After a bomb destroys their new home and almost kills Nour, her family starts looking for a new place to live. This search will take Nour through the Middle East and North Africa. Nour finds comfort in the story of a fatherless girl who took the same route eight hundred years ago. When Nour and Rawiya search for new lives hundreds of years apart, their stories are told in this book.

Mr. Fox by Helen Oyeyemi

Because he made her up, Mr. Fox doesn’t expect to see Mary one afternoon in 1938. A muse called Mary tells Mr. Fox that he must stop killing off his heroines. She tells him that he must stop killing off imaginary women. As Mary and Mr. Fox start rewriting classic fables, the lines between creator and creation, author and vision, and reality and other worlds start to blur, making it hard to tell which is which.

Jane Unlimited By Kristin Cashore

Before she died, Jane’s aunt Magnolia told her that if she ever got an invitation to the mysterious island mansion on Tu Reviens, Jane would come.

A long-lost friend has invited Jane over to a party at her favorite island. She can’t say no! There, she has a lot of options. Each one leads her to a new adventure that is more exciting and wonderful than the last.

Among the things that make Jane, Unlimited cool is how it is organized. Each chapter is a short story in a different kind of genre. People make a different choice from the same starting point. In each chapter, Jane makes different choices that lead her down different paths, so they all play out in different ways. They become spy thrillers. Another turns into a scary story about ghosts and the supernatural, like a scary movie. There’s also science fiction, mystery, and fantasy to choose from. To start with, if you’re new to the idea of parallel universes and like to read about a lot of different things, this is the best place to start!

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