Yes, fellow Ravenclaws! It’s our turn for some recommended reads. About time, right? As the undisputed book addicts, it’s criminal we’ve had to wait this long for book recommendations.
Out of Time by Monique Martin
Ravenclaws are fascinated with knowledge and there’s so much of it in the past. Cast into the 1920s by a family heir loom, Professor Simon Cross and his top graduate Elizabeth West struggle to stay afloat in 1920s New York, just months before the Great Depression.
As they discover their feelings for each other, they also stumble across the criminal organisation of the local kingpin who brings their studies of the supernatural to life in unexpected ways.
I did a book review on Out of Time ages ago now and it’s here if you want to learn more about this book.
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
Yes, we have a vampire-witch romance, but I promise, it’s not Twilight. Written by historian Deborah Harkness, this book is full of cool facts and myths brought to life with magic.
Protagonist Diana Bishop is an academic at Oxford University. When she accidentally checks out the missing magical manuscript Ashmole 782, supernaturals from around the world flock to Oxford to take it for themselves. The handsome vampire geneticist Matthew Clarimont is among them.
This one has a TV series that aired on Sky and considering how great the book was, it was pretty disappointing. Yeah, this one is a “the book was better.”
Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve
OK so this one isn’t necessarily urban fantasy, it’s more dystopian sci-fi. But let me tell you, it’s a Ravenclaw’s dream!
Thousands of years after the end of civilisation, cities are mobile. Giant, robotic contraptions with cities on their backs race across a desolated planet hunting other cities to “eat.”
This book has some great characters: a young, aspiring historian, a disfigured outcast hell-bent on revenge and a world-renowned explorer hiding some dark secrets. When said explorer returns to the city of London with parts to a weapon that will make London the dominant city on the planet, all hell breaks loose.
This adventure is an easy ready yet pretty technical, and totally immersive. The imagery is out of this world.
As a Ravenclaw myself, I love to read as much as I can, but these gems are a definite recommendation to skip the queue on your to-be-read pile. Enjoy these little wonders, Ravenclaws!
Thanks for reading! If you’re a Gryffindor who wants some tailor-made recommendations, we have a post for you too. Hufflepuffs and Slytherins, hold tight!