I saw this prompt, or something similar to it, on a Top Ten Tuesday a few weeks ago. It really got me thinking, because so often I feel like I see the same couple of settings over and over again. For literary fiction: New York City. For historical fiction: Victorian England. For YA: generic suburbia. Even fantasy lands are boringly similar to one another, even if things like the magic system or monsters are unique.
Like many people, one of the things that most attracts me to a book is the setting, especially a unique one. So I thought it would be fun to do a post about what I personally would like to read more of.
Some of my absolute favorite books are books that are able to take the idea of fantasy-land and make it completely unique. The best example I can think of off the top of my head is Stardust by Neil Gaiman, because it includes so many of the elements we are familiar with, but gives it the odd twist of being connected to our universe via a wall. Another favorite is The Goblin Emperor, which completely eliminates humans from fantasy-land and created something unlike anything I’ve ever read before. I adore books that successfully do this, and I wish there were more of them.Continue reading “Settings I Want to Read More Of”