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6 Books to Read After You Binge The Order

by  | April 18

I, like most people, can’t seem to just watch one episode of television anymore. My latest Netflix binge obsession: The Order. Despite its campy feel, The Order has secret societies, magical schools, revenge plots, supernatural beings, and murder. It was basically like someone threw all my favorite concepts into a pot and spit out this show. So, if you’ve binge watched The Order, or you just find secret societies fascinating, check out these six books.

The Secret History

The Secret History

by Donna Tartt

This book has been a favorite of mine ever since I read it a few years ago. While the secret society in this book isn’t magical, it is filled with obsession and betrayal. The Secret History follows a group of eccentric college students at a top New England school who unlock the sinister side of their humanity at the behest of one of their professors.

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Game of Secrets

Game of Secrets

by Kim Foster

Who doesn’t love a good boarding school for the magically gifted set in Victorian London? In The Order, Jack attends Belgrave University in hopes of being selected to join the Hermetic Order of the Blue Rose, which operates underneath the school. In Game of Secrets, Queen Victoria has established a school to train selected individuals to become assassins. Felicity learns that she is one of the Tainted and sent to study at the Queen’s secret academy. However, unlike Jack, Felicity wants nothing more than to find a cure for her abilities and be normal again.

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The Magicians (TV Tie-In Edition)

The Magicians (TV Tie-In Edition)

by Lev Grossman

By now most people have heard of the show The Magiciansbased on the books by Lev Grossman. Brakebills University is in a sense its own secret society with rules and, of course, magic. In The Magicians, Quentin Coldwater learns that the magical world he read about as a child is real. After getting accepted to the top secret magic university, however, he realizes that magic is nothing like he imagined it would be. The Magicians also deals with themes of power and innocence, which play a part in The Order, too.

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The Parting Glass

The Parting Glass

by Gina Marie Guadagnino

Mary Ballard by day and Maire O’Farren by night. The Parting Glass follows a young lady’s maid who sheds her proper persona at night in New York’s stark underworld, where her companions include several members of a dangerous secret society. While The Parting Glass doesn’t contain the same supernatural elements of The Order, like the show, this historical drama deals with double lives, societal expectations, and loyalty, which fans of the show are sure to enjoy.

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At the Table of Wolves

At the Table of Wolves

by Kay Kenyon

At the Table of Wolves doesn’t exactly include a secret society, but it does have a British Secret Intelligence Service and a super secret place called Monkton Hall. This historical fiction spy thriller follows Kim Tavistock, a young woman with the ability to make people speak the truth, as she attempts to infiltrate a group of Nazi sympathizers and stop an impending invasion of England.

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How to Stop Time

How to Stop Time

by Matt Haig

Tom Hazard is a member of the Albatross Society, a secret group of people with a rare condition that lets them live for centuries. The Albatross Society demands that its members never fall in love, but when Tom moves back to London he meets a fascinating French teacher. When the new leader of the Albatross Society threatens to destroy Tom’s new life, he will have to decide where his loyalties lie.

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