Ever dream you were in a different place? A different universe? Ever imagine that something spectacular would come and take you away from the everyday humdrum of your life? Then you, my friend, are a fan of alternate universes. The idea of being whisked away into a grand adventure out of this world isn’t a new theme in books, but it is a reoccurring trend. Which is why we brilliant library people have created a contest all about alternate universes.
Submit your 200 word description of your favorite alternate dimensions between January 6th and January 31st for a chance to win a Doon poster signed by the authors. Our super intelligent computer will pick a winner at random on Monday, February 3rd.
In the meantime, check out these alternate universe books recommended by our awesome library staff members.
The Giver by Lois Lowry – Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about the society in which he lives.
Coraline by Neil Gaiman – Looking for excitement, Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into a world that is similar, yet disturbingly different from her own, where she must challenge a gruesome entity in order to save herself, her parents, and the souls of three others.
Divergent by Veronica Roth – In a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomaly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.
Cinder by Marissa Marr – As plague ravages the overcrowded Earth, observed by a ruthless lunar people, Cinder, a gifted mechanic and cyborg, becomes involved with handsome Prince Kai and must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect the world in this futuristic take on the Cinderella story.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis – Four English school children find their way through the back of a wardrobe into the magic land of Narnia and assist Aslan, the golden lion, to triumph over the White Witch who has cursed the land with eternal winter.