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We all know that books are wonderful portals to places we’ve never visited in real life. If you’ve ever wanted to visit Ireland but lacked the funds for a plane ticket, here are four YA books set in Ireland that are definitely cheaper than a cross-Atlantic flight!
The Accident Season by Moira Fowley-Doyle
One of my favorite books of 2016, this chilling novel is about an Irish family who experience a season of accidents every October that begin small and escalate to deadly. This year, they seem more dangerous than ever, and Cara is determined to understand the cause of the accidents, before anyone is killed.
The Wren Hunt by Mary Watson
Each year, Wren partakes in a dangerous hunt through her small Irish town, pursued by people who stole magic from her own people. It’s all a means to an end. If she participates, and tricks her family’s enemies, one day she might be able to save them once and for all. This is billed as an atmospheric book, perfect for fans of The Raven Boys.
The Carnival at Bray by Jessie Ann Foley
Set in 1993, this book explores a small town in Ireland and Dublin through the eyes of Maggie Lynch, an American teen uprooted from her life in Chicago after her mom remarries. When an unexpected death rattles her family, Maggie is sent on a journey to fulfill a dying wish, along with a boy she’s falling for.
Now a Major Motion Picture by Cori McCarthy
Iris’s grandmother was M.E. Thorne, the famous feminist fantasy writer, and no one will let her forget it. Iris has never read her grandmother’s books, and just wants to forge her own path, but a new movie adaptation of the books derails her summer plans, rerouting her to the movie set in Ireland for an unexpected summer of love and soul-searching.
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