Top Ten Most Vivid Worlds/Settings In Books
Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created over at The Broke and the Bookish which I adore and therefore chose to adopt into my weekly blog posts!
The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling – I feel like this goes without saying and I know I am not the only one who was genuinely sad when they didn’t receive their Hogwarts letter.
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman – One of the things I loved most about Seraphina was the world building, both in Seraphina’s real life and the world within her mind.
The Child Thief by Brom – This is a horrific and fantastical rewrite of Peter Pan that showcases all of the beautiful elements of the traditional tale while twisting them into something completely different. The novel is also filled with original artwork by the author, Brom which really helps the reader imagine the world and characters within it.
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor – I loved the duality between Karou’s present and her past life. The twists and turns in the plot are beautifully outlined and really draw the reader in.
The Wintercraft Series by Jenna Burtenshaw – The world in which Kate, Silas, and Edgar live is one of the most rich and imaginative I have ever had the pleasure of reading.
Amber House by Kelly Moore – I just finished this novel last night and the world building was one of my favorite aspects. The main character, Sarah, experiences echos within the amber house and she shifts between the present world and past memories. The world building AND character development in this story literally kept me up at night!
Storybound by Marissa Burt – I loved so many aspects of this story but it was the world which kept my attention. The idea of being “Written In” to a story really added to the fantastical elements of the entire plot.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern – The circus venue in this story is what really made the story for me. I was drawn in immensely and found myself really “seeing” the different tents and magical elements brought forward by Celia and Marco.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs – This was another book that kept me awake at night because its setting was so intricate and creepy that I was imagining myself in the old abandoned house surrounded by cobwebs and mysteries.
Graveminder by Melissa Marr – I enjoyed the entire premise of this story but I LOVED the world “owned” by Mr. D. that Bekkah travels to. Melissa Marr was so intricately descriptive when building this part of the story that I find it constantly pops into my head at random moments.
Heart’s Blood by Juliet Marillier – Juliet Marillier has a knack for world building. I have a thing for intricate forests and “Other” worlds and this novel has both!
That’s it for me this week, what is on your Top Ten Tuesday?