Cecilia Ahern is the Queen of Fantasy. If you haven’t heard of her, then you surely must have heard of her film adaptations from her novels such as P.S. I Love You or Love Rosie (re-named after the film originally called Where Rainbows End). I first read her in 2013 when I was going through a tough time and her books transported me to a place where I forgot everything and became a part of her world. If a book manages to do that to you and the author still to this day has the power over you, then they are one of the best.
Cecilia Ahern is an Irish writer, in which she always creates her worlds in Ireland by bringing this out to the readers with small hints and touches here and there that I admire. Ahern uses experiences that people have gone through to create fantasy worlds that even though the experiences are not envious ones, the reader still wishes to live in the created world. I have read every single novel by this writer and when a book signing opens up, I am definitely going to Ireland!
1. The Gift
The saying goes: All work and no play makes Jack a very dull boy. In this world, Lou is definitely all work and no play; no nothing. You would think that by reading this book that he has no heart until he helps a homeless man. The fantasy starts when the homeless man helps Lou in return…
2. The Time of my Life
Everybody goes through something tough; it ruins you but some people pretend it hasn’t done so. They just keep powering though but not really living life, they just exist. What would you do if your life was an actual person and demanded you fix things…
Every person has a talent; some people have found theirs while some haven’t and believe they never will. In this novel, Laura has a talent with sound that has never been seen in a human before and is showcased for it, she wanted to be free but is fame freedom?
4. The Year I Met You
When your life has been put on hold and you deal with things too matter-of-factly, you notice things that you wouldn’t have noticed before and begin to care. But how far does your care reach?
5. How to Fall in Love
A typical love novel you would think. It’s not. It involves desperate measures for someone who feels like there is nothing more to give the world. Everybody at one point in time wishes for a “how to do such and such” when the going gets tough, but for Christine, there is no such book and she must improvise.
Ahern gives you a taste of fantasy that you weren’t expecting. Grab one of her books and fall in love with her world. I wish you happy reading!