Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Top Ten Most Vivid Worlds

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

1. Tamora Pierce - The Tortall World. The one book where I realized fantasy and politics go hand in hand. Each book is consistent and develops the world further and further.

2. Suzanne Collins - Panem. Collins bring to light a world that is fueled by violence and brings hope and fear to its people. But it also shows the difference between social classes, bringing it out. I found it resembled closely a lot to our own world, though we don't dress like this, yet.

3. George R.R. Martin - This is cheating a little, but so far I only know of the Seven Kingdoms through the TV series and from the little I've read of book 1. Still, I find how Martin navigates this series to be original and creative.

4. Maria V. Snyder - Fantasy author who showed the world the Nine Mountains and Ixia. One of the first fantasy books that I've read, these world's take place mostly in the wilderness and show the savage side of what lies behind every tree and push and mountain.

5. J.K. Rowling - The Wonderful World of Harry Potter. Nuff said.

6. Scott Westerfeld - One of the first Sci-Fi books I've read, his ability to distinguish the different societies and the function of the government. As well as the heavy contrast to our own, but also similarities.

7. Orson Scott Card - Oh, Card, you are a genius. What better setting than outer space and different planets. The travels and the alien-books-that-are-not-really-about-aliens. As well as the experimentation's that go on and what happens when a government goes too far. This complex world that he creates is mind blowing. And a little difficult to keep straight.

8. Diana Gabaldon - Any Outlander fan out there will know just how smart and creative Gabaldon is to bring to light Scotland during it's war, but focusing on the love story between Jamie (yummy) and Claire. A wonderful world indeed.

9. Historical Romance - Yeah, most take place in England or Scotland but I just love how all the romance novels are brought to life. Since my first one I always feel like I've traveled back in time, and have fallen in love with great warriors/pirates/whatever. Don't judge.

10. C.S. Lewis - "FOR NARNIA!" C'mon, it was high fantasy at its greatest.

Let me know what you put on your list, while I have a wonderful blogoversary today! 


Anonymous said...

Narnia ! Outlander Scotland!! Great choices … I suspect I would only want the Outlander Scotland if it came with Jamie, but it's definitely vivid in my mind :-)

Christine said...

I completely forgot about Narnia. Epic setting, for sure.

Jenny said...

Great list! Several of these are on mine as well.

Scarlett said...

oooh, 5, 6, & 7 I most definitely have to agree with. Great list!

Here's a link to mine!

Lori said...

Oh, great choices! I agree with all the ones I've read so far. Outlander is on my list as well!
My Top Ten

Nicole said...

A lot of great choices on here. (Westeros! Narnia! Hogwarts!) Great list!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I still catch myself opening wardrobes and looking inside. Hoping.

Here's my Top Ten Most Vivid Settings in Books.I'd love for you to stop by and see what you think!

Angela said...

Happy Blogoversary! Great choices! Would love for you to stop by and check out my Top Ten.