Top Ten Tuesday – Some of My Favorite Book Worlds

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog event hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.  Today’s topic is about books set in other countries, or as I’m going to take the topic, books with awesome worlds! So these books are books that I really enjoyed the world-building, and/or wish I could move to some of these places. Hope you enjoy!

1. Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard by Rick Riordan. 

I recently decided to finish reading this series, which has been so much fun to do, so of course I had to add it to the list. I love Riordan’s worlds so much. They take such a fun spin on mythology, and who wouldn’t want to visit one or all of them? My first choice would be Hotel Valhalla.

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2. Children of Icarus by Caighlan Smith.

Now this world would not be one that I would actually visit, unless I was like invincible or something. But the world-building was too good to not include this book on my list. Again, it’s a unique take on mythology, but it’s so much darker than Riordan’s worlds. And I love dark. 😀

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3. The Grave Keepers by Elizabeth Byrne.

While this book wasn’t as good plotwise as I’d hoped it would be, the world was really interesting. I loved the idea of each person getting a grave to care and tend to once they hit puberty. Whimsical macabre worlds are my favorite.

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4. Wildefire by Karsten Knight.

While the end of this series was disappointing as hell, the world was pretty cool. Also apparently I have thing about mythology? I’m sure none of you noticed. 😉

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5. Borne by Jeff Vandermeer.

I’m sure you all are tired of seeing this book by now, but maybe someday I’ll convince everyone to read it so I don’t even care. 😉 This world is not one that I would visit, I would not do well in a post apocalyptic world, but I love reading about them!

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6. Rat Queens by Kurtis J. Wiebe.

This world I would visit in a heartbeat and also totally join the Rat Queens. Hunt monsters by day, drink by night? Yes please!

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7. Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder.

I couldn’t really decide if this would be a world I would visit or not, but nonetheless it’s a fascinating world that I loved reading about.

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8. A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin.

Despite how dangerous this world would be I can’t help but wish I could visit it. Knights and wars and magic are just too cool to stay away from. And obviously you just have to be careful which people you side with. 😉

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9. The Diviners by Libba Bray.

While I would be too much of a scaredy-cat to actually help solve the mysteries in this book, but I would visit this world and definitely be friends with Evie.

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10. Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler.

Again, not a world that would be safe to visit at all. But again, just too cool not to put on this list. The world was actually my favorite part of this book as I didn’t like some of the characters.

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Don’t forget to leave a link to you TTT post in the comments, I’d love to read your take on today’s topic! Also let me know if I used too many wink faces in this post, I’m just realizing I might have. *sigh*  😉 

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