Bored of revision? Ten novels to procrastinate with this exam season
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It's April, a month which strikes dread in the heart of many students, as we start preparing for exam season once more. If, like me, you hate revision and take every opportunity to take a "short" (usually around 2 hour) break, then don't worry, I've got you covered, with ten books that you can escape into to avoid your revision. Because really, why do something today that you can put off till tomorrow? 1. Shades of Magic Trilogy, by VE Schwab Jo, you ask, are you going to recommend this in every single one of your book lists? The answer of course is yes. What can I tell you, when I like a book/series, I will shove it into the hands of every person I know (virtually, via the internet of course). In all seriousness though, VE Schwab's fantasy series set in four parallel Londons with magicians who can walk through them, is incredibly immersive and a great way to distract yourself from your looming exams. 2. Unwind, by Neal Shusterman I can personally speak to the powers of distraction this book posesses as when I was stuck waiting in a car for three hours, instead of revising for my AS levels, I was reading this book. It's kind of a disturbing concept (dystopian world where abortion is illegal but parents can "retroactively abort" their children between the ages of 13-18 through Unwinding, where they are basically taken apart and their organs used for transplants). It can be unsettling at times, but is an incredibly powerful and addictive read. 3. Dangerous Girls, by Abigail Haas There is no better distraction than a good thriller, and Abigail Haas' is one of the best YA ones I've ever read. Fast paced and twisty, with an ending that will blow your mind, this is the perfect read to while away an hour or two and take you away from your revision. 4. Six of Crows, by Leigh Bardugo I read this in just over a week last summer, but I'm a slow reader, so I bet some of you guys could finish faster! I was carried away by the adventures of Kaz Brekker and his gang of thieves, the character dynamics are incredible, the heist was great and the magical system was really cool. 5. Caraval, by Stephanie Garber
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