Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Top Ten Most Vivid Worlds/Settings In Books

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the fabulous girls at The Broke and The Bookish. This week's topic is the Top Ten Most Vivid Worlds/Settings In Books. Let's do this!

As far as fantasy books go, Graceling offers a thrilling and beautiful one backdrop.

I love the setting for THRONE OF GLASS. I can't help but picture lavish castles made of glass and gorgeous starry nights.

The setting is based not only in Prague but also in this otherworld filled with chimera. I loved both like whoa.

I hearted the setting in this entire series, especially the Summer Court. I kept imaging flowers floating everywhere and little glimmers of sunshine.

There's something about the gothic setting of Gatlin that makes my insides melt.

Again, love settings for fantasy novels and anything that involves magic.

Hello, it's in Paris! Merci!

I love that this little town is surrounded by the ocean. I mean, sure there's killer horses, but it's still awesome.

To me, this book has a bit of an Arabian nights-Aladdin feel to it. Stunning to say the least.

Imagine giant plants that can eat you, a man who can chance his appearance to his surroundings, and a woman who can take away someone's pain with a simple touch. To say this world is magical is an understatement.

And there you have it! What are some of your favorite settings? Do you like any of mine?! Let me know!



  1. Very nice choices! I have copies of Daughter of Smoke and Bone and Beautiful Creatures that I have yet to read, but your mentions make me want to read them ASAP! :)

    Here's my Top Ten

    Randi @ Cardigans, Coffee and Bookmarks

  2. I like most of yours! I think a fantasy book just doesn't work without an awesome setting.

  3. Daughter of Smoke an Bone made my list too. Such a vivid setting.

  4. I love that fact that you picked out Graceling, Throne of Glass and Touch of Power - those are some awesome books/series, and I'm in love with their settings too!

  5. YES! Love your picks and love the idea of the picks I haven't read yet too!

  6. Graceling and just about any Maria V. Snyder books have amazing worlds.

  7. yes so many good ones. I still need to get to about half of these and this makes me even more excited

    rae gun ramblings

  8. I'd add Scadrial, from the Mistborn trilogy. Maybe not YA in the strict sense, but awesome books and very enjoyable for anyone over 13 or so.

  9. Great list! You made me want to read Throne of Glass even more now, if that's even possible haha.

    Kaitlin @ Read. Write. Love.

  10. Ooh, great picks! I adored the settings in The Scorpio Races and Anna.

  11. I love that you picked The Scorpio Races. I loved the secluded island setting in that novel; it was so vividly described, I felt like it could be a real place.


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