Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
My first thought when I saw today’s Top Ten:
Oh yeah. So easy.
We’ll see about that, now won’t we?
Without further ado…
*Just as a side note, I’m not the best at remembering names, so if I get the name of a world wrong, feel free to correct me*
1) The Outside (?) in Under the Never Sky (This was the first one that came to mind. I love love love the world that Veronica creates. Aethers are so much cooler than thunder storms. You’re thinking, “Yeah, and way more dangerous,” but hey- sometimes beautiful things are deadly.)
2) Middle Earth in The Lord of the Rings (I know, I know. I just broke the hearts of all the LotR fans out there when I put Middle Earth in *gasp* second place. But honestly, it’s amazing. Tolkien is a genius. LotR is epic. That’s all I have to say. Period.)
3) Panem in The Hunger Games (I bet my bookshelf that this one is going to be on everyone’s list, but allow me to be cliché just this once. I instantly loved the future/post-apocalyptic world that Suzanne created. It’s not flashy or brilliant, but it is like a warning as to what our world might look like one day due to mankind’s character (love of violence, money, entertainment, etc). It’s thought-provoking, and I love the depth and meaning it carries.
4) Neverland in Peter Pan (Come on, you had to see this one coming. Neverland is the king of all fantasy worlds. Mermaids, pirates, fairies, and rambunctious little boys; it has it all. And it’s the home of none other than Peter Pan! “Second star to the right, and straight on till morning…”)
5) The Society in Matched and Crossed (I’m honestly not sure what I like about The Society; it’s simple and plain. It’s kind of like an Amish community in a way- all rules and no play. I like how it’s unique from other dystopian worlds in that people are given the pills for certain situations. Matched was the first dystopian I ever read, so The Society is kind of the building block that I relate all other dystopian worlds to.)
6) The World of the Thinkers (?) in Possession (I can’t remember the exact name of the world in Possession, but it was very cool. Very futuristic and techy, but at the same time almost post-apocalyptic. It reminded me a lot of The Society; see above.)
7) Narnia from The Chronicles of Narnia (Narnia is…amazing. There are no words for it. It was the fairy-tale dream land we all grew up in because our parents would read us the books at night. It’s attached to our childhoods in that way, so it’s automatically special. It’s a lot like Middle Earth in a way. Tolkien and Lewis were friends, so I wonder if they stole/shared some of each other’s ideas. *grin* Narnia’s a place of snow and ice, of rolling hills and mountains, of fawns with umbrellas and lions to guard us. Narnia’s the fantasy world that holds my childhood heart. It’ll never be forgotten.
8) Incarceron and “the outer world” in Incarceron (This world…this book…just blew my mind. To pieces. It’s absolutely amazing and…well, mind blowing describes it perfectly. It’s all kind of confusing until the end in the second book, when it’s all revealed and you figure it out. Then you just sit back and stare in wonder. Mind. Blowing.)
9) The Republic from Legend (Just because I like post-apocalyptic worlds.)
10) Future Chicago from Divergent (When I went ziplining last week I kept pretending I was flying off the Hancock building…)
The Kingdom (?) from The Pledge
The Mountains from my NaNoWriMo novel which I have yet to title (of course I think the world I created is pretty awesome, but I thought it might be a bit conceited to put my own on the list…*grin*)
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