I’m joining the ladies at The Broke and The Bookish for Top Ten Tuesday and sharing my top book settings that I want to see more (and less) of. If you know of some great books in these settings please let me know about them in the comments! And if you were curious about my YA books to movies book club I started a goodreads group for it.
Give Me More!
- Castles – Stories set in castles almost always include beautiful dresses and dreamy princes, so yeah give me more castles. But just because it’s in a castle doesn’t mean it’s all fluff, you know how I like my fighting. Here are some of my favorite action packed tales full of wonderful kick butt heroines, charming boys and of course gorgeous dresses. (Throne of Glass, Grave Mercy, Bitterblue)
- The Circus – With all the pizazz and illusion there’s plenty of room for mystery and intrigue plus awesome costumes! Whether it’s real magic or just for show I would love more Circus tales. I would love to read more stories set in a circus. (The Night Circus, Water for Elephants)
- Simulations – It all started with Ender’s Game (and Ender’s Shadow). It was one of the first books I fell in love with and after the fight simulations I learned to embrace simulations of all kinds. Whether more like video games or training devices. These books below have simulations of all different kinds. (Insignia, Ready Player One, Divergent)
- Boarding Schools, Dorms, and Training Centers – Am I the only one who thought going to boarding school sounded awesome? Whether it’s Hogwarts from the Harry Potter books or the every day class life mentioned in the Beautiful Creatures Caster Chronicles I am an absolute sucker for places where kids live and learn together. Here are a few more examples. (Soulbound’s Shadow Academy, Vampire Academy‘s St. Vlad’s, Any of the Institutes from Cassandra Clare‘s Mortal Instrument or Infernal Devices stories)
- The Water – I love when books take place near the water. It can be on the water, in the water, or just in a beachy location. I think it’s the California girl in me coming out. (Starcrossed, Wake)
- Real Cities I can Visit – I may or may not be strongly considering a field trip to stalk the filming of Divergent in Chicago. Um yeah. But I love reading books that happen in familiar places. You know how I love my paranormal kick but when it’s set in a place I’ve been or can easily imagine I think it’s lots of fun. (The Mortal Instruments books, Everneath -Park City, UT, Anna and the French Kiss)
Please I’ve Had Enough
- Deserts – For the love, I don’t think I can read about people wandering around a barren wasteland any more. Really, please.
- Generational Spaceships – All the stories I’ve read that take place on generation ships just seem to be the same. I may be open to trying another one but so far I haven’t had much luck. Do you have a favorite book that takes place on a generational ship I should look into?