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Tuesday 24 July 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Most Vivid Worlds/Settings In Books (16)

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.This week's topic is Most Vivid Worlds/Settings In Books.

1.  The Wizarding World (Harry Potter series - J.K. Rowling) ... As always, do I need to explain? I think anyone who has read these books will comprehend! I still believe my Hogwarts letter hasn't arrived because they used up too many sending them to Harry. Or maybe the owl was intercepted. I dunno, but still. Any Potterhead would understand. :)

2. Panem (The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins) This is probably a pretty obvious choice as well, for good reason. Collins' world is fantastically frightening and vivid.

3. Future Florida (Wither by Lauren DeStefano) I had really no idea what to call it... But anyway, I think Carrie Ryan (The Forests of Hands and Teeth) says it best, "Lauren DeStefano crafts an all too believable future."

4. Tulsa's House of Night (House of Night series by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast) As confusing as these books have gotten, I still can't get over the feeling that the mother-daughter duo creates, making it easy to believe that there are vampires who live among us, going to vampire school. Because honestly, why not?

5. St. Vladimir's Academy (Vampire Academyi by Richelle Mead) This one is pretty much the same as #4. Mead does an incredible job of making it easy to believe that there are Moroi and Dhampirs living among us. To be honest, I wouldn't be complaining it Dimitri really did exist... ;)

6. Gaitlin, South Carolina (Casters Chronicles by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl) I haven't been able to finish the third book in this series yet, but I still remember how I felt while reading the first, Beautiful Creatures and thinking Garcia and Stohl had really captured the essence of a small town and it was very believable.

7. Future Portland, Maine (Delirium by Lauren Oliver) Oliver's world sans love is one that is terribly frightening and sometimes, sadly, all-too believable. It may just be an irrational fear of mine, but sometimes I wonder if our future could parallel the world of Delirium.

8. Futuristic Chicago/ Factions (Divergent by Veronica Roth) This Chicago that is split into five factions is so vividly written and described. It's hard to believe this could be a future for humanity, but Roth writes in a way that makes me think it could be possible.

9. FAYZ, Perdido Beach (Gone by Michael Grant) FAYZ is a world that is almost too believable. After reading Gone, I had the worst feeling that I was going to disappear, POOF!

Annnd that's all I can think of! Of course, there are more worlds that have sucked me in, but for a lot of books  it was more the characters that had me hooked, than the setting. But these nine books each were set in a world that was frighteningly vivid and real. Leave me a link to your TTT in the comments and I'll be sure to check it out - I'd love to find some suggestions for books with captivating suggestions!

Happy Tuesday!


  1. Definitely, definitely, definitely agree with The Wizarding World - it made the top of my list, too! Also with the Factions from Divergent, and I didn't think of St Vladimir's Academy, but definitely agree! Great list - happy Tuesday!

    My TTT this week

  2. I am glad someone put the House of Night i was so close to putting it in :-)


  3. Great list. Harry Potter is on mine too. I thought about adding Vampire Academy and The Hunger Games as well, such amazing world building in those.

  4. Love the list! I've only read The Hunger Games and Harry Potter - and agree, both Worlds were spectacular.

  5. I do like the VA book setting. Great list


  6. I chose Gatlin, too! Isn't it like...so cool? With the library and the underground tunnels and Ravenwood and all those funny people?
    My TTT:

  7. I have Harry Potter on mine as well, but these are all good choices. Here's my list

  8. I've seen a lot of Panem crop up, but I was never particularly attached -- I loved the characters far more than the world. Love HP, though!

  9. I had to go with Harry Potter, too - it seemed so obvious, but it's one of my favourite book worlds to disappear into. In fact I think it might be time for a re-read of the series, maybe next year!

  10. I totally agree with HP. I can pictur the world the JK Rowling created so vividly. Panem is also great. I really need to read Vampire Academy!


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