July 23, 2012

Top Ten Most Vivid Worlds/Settings In Books

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and Bookish.

1. Seven Realms-- Seven Realms series by Cinda William Chima. Epic world-building. Best high fantasy series ever.

2. Rollrock-- The Brides of Rollrock Island by Margo Lanagan. Just read this a few weeks back and the setting and feel of the world it unravels in is just astonishingly vivid.

3. Panem-- The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins. Seeing that the movie's landscapes look exactly like they had in my head, that's one hell of a vivid world.

4. Plague City (Did we ever get the name?)-- Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin. This world was just gloomily awesome. It was the main reason I liked this book so much.

5. Remote island off the coast of Wales-- Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. Another gloomily atmospheric book.

6. A very cool city in Australia-- Grafitti Moon by Cath Crowley. Ah, street art. I adore this book. An awesome story that vividly captures an urban setting.

7. New World-- Chaos Walking Trilogy by Patrick Ness. Kick ass dystopian world-building.

8. Crystal Cove, California-- Moonglass by Jessi Kirby. No other beach set book has managed to tattoo the beach image in my head like this one did.

9. Magic Fish Island-- Teeth By Hannah Moskowitz. I won't say much about it except it's all-over awesome. And the setting is a main part of the story, and it was impeccably done.

10. Florida somewhere-- Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols. This is another one where I can easily picture the trailer and the airport and pretty much every place any scene was set.


  1. I love The Seven Realms books, but they didn't make my list for best worlds. I almost feel like I'm betraying them! I did include Crystal Cove as one of my honorable mentions, though. Great list. Still need to read several of these. :)

  2. These books sound good!
    I picked Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children too!

    My TTT

  3. ooh, so glad you liked Brides of Rollrock Island. That's probably next on my list to read from Netgalley and I'm looking forward to it. Great list!

    Here's a link to mine!

  4. Great picks, Sab! I'm so intrigued by Rollrock so I'm happy to hear it's so vivid.

  5. I think I need to read the Seven Realms series.

  6. This has been my favorite theme for a while now!! Love it!

  7. The Australia described in Graffiti Moon sounds very intriguing. Great list!
    Angela @ AJ Arndt Books Blog


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