Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Top Ten Tuesdays: Most Vivid Worlds/Settings In Books

A fantastic meme created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!

I love love looooove this week's theme!!  Ok, here goes.  I'm going to link my reviews in the titles, so click on them if you want to read what I think of the setting/worlds!  (These are not in order of favorite, just the order I wrote them in.)

1.  Incarceron/Sapphique:  WOW.  Catherine Fisher STUNS me with her ability to create a world, breathe life into it, and then place the reader inside.  It's one of the most incredible talents I've ever seen.

2.  Delirium/Pandemonium:  Does this even need an explanation?  It's sooooo perfectly clear that I swear I dream about it sometimes.  Not that I can remember, but I feel like I have, vaguely.  Either way this world is magnificent.

3.  Harry Potter:  Well, I would try to explain this to you, but...nah.  You get the picture. ;)

4.  Divergent/Insurgent:  Yet another choice that I don't really think needs explaining.  It's just...WOW.

5.  Unraveling:  One of my favorite books this year, and totally amazing...I loved this setting 'cause it's set in my hometown!  It was very realistic and exactly what I think of many of the places described!

6.  The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight:  One of the best books I have EVER read.  The setting was indescribably perfect.  Airport love is the best.  For reals.

7.  The Hunger Games/Catching Fire/Mockingjay:  Stunning works of art, brilliantly portrayed in every single possible way.

8.  Inkheart/Inkspell/Inkdeath:  Also some of my favorite books ever.  I'm DYING to re-read them, for the 4th time, because OMG that world sucks me under every single time!  It's so incredibly stunning, like a spell cast over me.

9.  Anything N. D. Wilson.  I'm a Wilson lover, completely and utterly, and I cannot begin to express the amazing ways Wilson brings his stories to life.  He's brilliant at it, like he's brilliant at everything else (humor, character development, etc, etc, etc).  I could go on for about an eternity about how brilliant he is.  In this area in particular.  I want to live in Hylfing and see Kansas like Henry does.  I want to visit the FitzFaeren halls and fight witches in Endor.

10.  Entwined:  This is my perfect, epic fairy tale.  I swear, it's exactly what I've been dreaming a fairy tale world would be like for the longest time, and finally someone wrote a book close enough to it.  I want her to write about this world, FOREVER.

Runners up:  The People of Sparks; My Unfair Godmother; The Idiot; Scaramouche; A Tale of Two Cities; The Count of Monte Cristo; A Curse Dark As Gold; The Princetta; Airborn.

See, there are so many!! GAH! It's hard to choose.  But these are AWESOME. :D

Did we have any books in common this week?  Link me below!! :D


  1. Laura@Bunny TalesJuly 24, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    The Inkspell books! I forgot about them! good choice! 

  2. Oh, sigh. Entwined is SO good and I agree that it is THE PERFECT fairy tale.

    I also remember when Incarceron came out it was a huge deal, and I added it to my TBR but never got around to it. Looks like I will have to check it out sooner rather than later.

    Great list!
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  3. Great choices. I fully agree with Harry Potter, Delirium, Hunger Games and Divergent. I really want to read Incarceron!

  4. I had Harry Potter on my list too, though I definitely could've included Delirium, Hunger Games, and Divergent. :) Great picks!

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