This week’s prompt is all about the best and worse bookish worlds and I wanted to do mini lists of both! So …
On with the list!
5 Bookish Worlds Would Not Like to Live In
5. New Reynes
So, I just finished Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody (like, this morning) I had mixed feelings about the book but overall I liked it, but given the crime-ridden and gang-filled streets of the main setting New Reynes, I would rather not live in ‘Sin City’. Not even worth the talents.
Speaking of crime-filled … Gotham city is quite famous for it (and it totally counts because comic books are books too).
Camorr is the beautiful, if less than reputable, backdrop of one of my favourite series, The Gentleman Bastard Sequence by Scott Lynch filled with con artists and gangs but whilst I adore Locke I’m pretty sure he would rip me the hell off and laugh doing it. Best avoid this one.
Come to Panem! Job opportunities! Housing! Poverty! Starvation! Murder games you must take part in! Um, no thank you. Bye.
Okay, if Sean Bean can’t survive Westeros I sure as hell can’t. No one is safe. It doesn’t matter who your family is. I mean I would be a Lannister (of the awesome Tyrion variety of course and like, Jaime has his moments as it goes on) but that means nothing really does it?
5 Bookish Worlds Would Like to Live In
So Inako is the imperial city setting of the Flame in the Mist Series by Renee Ahdieh and is yeah, basically Japan with magic but it’s so pretty. And to be honest, I’d live in Japan anyways so.
So admittedly, the city from Marissa Meyer’s Renegades does have something of a resemblance to a certain ahem other city, previously mentioned with a similar sounding name, but in this world, people are born with superpowers instead of dressed up like a bat-person and I’ve always wanted superpowers and it’s not nearly so gritty as Gotham so….
3. Middle Earth
They’ve taken the hobbits to Isengard! Gandalf! Legolas! I want me in Middle Earth! Either I’m an Elf or a Maia – I’m not fussy on which but I’m there.
I mean, I’d probably settle for just being in the Shadow World from Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunters chronicles but Alicant in one of the fancy manors would be nice. Also, badass clothing and training and tattoos with actual legit powers behind them. I mean, I’m sold – who cares if the Clave sucks sometimes?
1. Camp Half-Blood
This is my ultimate goal. The world of Percy Jackson, Magnus Chase and the Kanes. Being told I’m actually a demigod (Daughter of Apollo, Daughter of Apollo *fingers crossed* please, please, please) and getting to live at Camp Half-Blood in eternal summer camp, training to fight mythological creatures surrounded by strawberry fields (yeah, the books totally skip over how freaking awesome that must be!). One day you’re saving the world, the next you’re toasting marshmallows and daring someone to get on Chiron’s back and shout giddyup (I refuse to believe that has never happened). That’s the life.
So, that was my list? Did we have any matches? Any worlds here you would come to with me? Or maybe write a Where to Go and Where Not to Go guide like in Ace of Shades? Let me know in the comments and link me your lists, I’d love to read them!
Until next time!