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Top Ten Most Vivid Worlds/Settings in Books
1. The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
I expect to see this series on everyone’s lists today! Hands down, the world of Harry Potter is one of the best, most vivid worlds in fiction. I dare anyone to say differently!
2. Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor
I loved the world Laini created with the chimaera, and how the doors open to anywhere in the world. I was completely captivated by it being set in Prague with peeks into the world of the chimaera. I wouldn’t compare it to any other world/setting, but personally I haven’t been so enraptured in a world since Harry Potter…
3. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
I could see and feel the Fey world Kagawa described in The Iron King series, it was so vivid. I’m not a huge fan of Fey stories, but I really appreciated the fantastic world building!
4. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
Maggie’s descriptions of the island and the sea, were a sensory experience. I could feel the wind, smell the ocean, and taste the salt in the air.
5. River of Time series by Lisa T. Bergren
I love this series and how I feel transported to 14th century Italy each time I open any of the books.
6. Ready Player One by Ernie Cline
Ah, if only I could have my very own OASIS account so I could explore the virtual worlds. There are so many planets I’d visit – Star Wars, The World of Harry Potter, neighborhoods where some of my favorite 80s shows/movies took place…
7. Unbreak My Heart by Melissa Walker
I LOVED that this story took place mostly on a sailboat, and at marinas!
8. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
I never thought I’d enjoy a book about the circus so much. I felt that I was traveling with the train circus that Gruen described.
9. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
I loved seeing Paris through Anna’s eyes. I studied abroad just outside of Paris in college so I ate this right up. Never mind that I absolutely love the characters and story!
10. Die For Me by Amy Plum
Paris… I was seriously craving crepes after this book!