Bookish Worlds I’d Want to Live In
I’ve previously listed the ten worlds I’d love to visit and the ten worlds I’d never want to live in, so it’s only fitting that this week I’m choosing to go with the bookish worlds I’d want to live in. I have kinda warped tastes though so some of these picks might be a little… unusual, to say the least. 😉
1. High Court of Faerie – The Folk of the Air series by Holly Black
The High Court of Faerie sounds like a dangerous and wild place. I am totally fascinated by this world and its people (especially Prince Cardan who has really managed to get himself nestled right under my skin).
2. Whimtany – The foolish Kingdoms series by Natalia Jaster
A new favourite of mine, this world is both whimsical and frightening. The way they treat those they deem ‘mad’ is not unlike how people with disabilities and mental illnesses have been treated in the not-so-distant-past. I really want to go to this world and help with the reforms.
3. Prythian – A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas
I’m not as big a fan of this series as some. However, I do like it rather a lot all the same. I would love to visit this world, especially the city of Velaris as it sounds like such a magical and cultured place.
4. Ravka – The Grishaverse by Leigh Bardugo
Based loosely on a futuristic Russia with some medieval and folklore elements, the Grishaverse is a fascinating world. I haven’t read all of the books but I love the world-building. I definitely wouldn’t mind living there.
5. Sevenwaters – The Sevenwaters series by Juliet Marillier
This series is actually set in ancient Ireland but it has enough mystical elements that I’m totally counting it. I love this setting and I have loved each and every book in the series (although the first book ‘Daughter of the Forest’ is arguably still the best of them all).
6. Terre d’Ange – Kushiel’s Universe Series by Jacqueline Carey
Terre d’Ange is a fictionalized France and just sounds so absolutely lush and decadent. People are encouraged to ‘love as thou wilt’ which seems like a great philosophy (although the denizens of Terre d’Ange are not perfect by any stretch as they do tend to look askance at other cultures).
7. Mytica – Falling Kingdoms series by Morgan Rhodes
This world sounds crazy fun (and super loopy) – and a place where I wouldn’t mind kicking back for a while! As long as there isn’t any fratricide, regicide… and any other kind of ‘cide’ you can think of!
8. Verania – Tales From Verania by T.J. Klune
This world is also a crazy place full of weird and wonderful characters. They are as horrifying as they are endearing. I would love to be best friends with Sam and co! Best friends 5eva! 😀
9. Watford – Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
Sacrilege, I know, but I would rather attend Watford that Hogwarts (please don’t expel me from the club – I do still love Harry Potter!) 😉
10. The Borderlands – In Other Lands by Sarah Rees Brennan
I totally want to go to the Borderlands and be pals with Elliot, Luke, Serene and Golden! I would totally be on Elliot’s team (pacifists rule!)