Ten Books to Read After Umbrella Academy

Umbrella Academy fans can read the following books to get their fix. Here are the top 10 novels to read after watching the show.

Miss Peregrine, who shape shifts into birds, can manipulate time. She’s kept the orphans reliving the same day of September 3, 1940, in a time loop during the beginning of World War II to keep an exploding bomb from killing them.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Los Angeles native Alex arrives at the campus, wondering why she is there. She never graduated from high school. She doesn’t know how she’ll fit in or if she is good enough to be a Yale student.

Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

The series, set in 1988 in a Cleveland suburb, follows four 12-year-old female newspaper carriers – Erin, MacKenzie, KJ, and Tiffany. On Halloween morning – way early in the morning – the four are cruising on their bikes – when an alien invasion starts.

Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughan

The book’s protagonist Mary Margaret Joyce also knows what it’s like to be an orphan. Mary’s mom gave birth to her in 1937 at the Tuam Home, a home where unwed mothers have their babies. After giving birth, Mary’s mom left, but Mary stayed at home – abandoned.

The House of Children by Heidi Daneile

This novel also involves a group of children and teenagers that fight evil – specifically the White Queen of Narnia.

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

Just as in Umbrella Academy, you have students learning how to make their powers – in this case, magic – more potent.

The Magicians: A Novel by Lev Grossman

The House in the Cerulean Sea, published in March 2020, features the Department in Charge of Magical Youth. Klune narrates the life of the main character Linus Baker, a case worker at the department.

The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune

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