Book Review, Top Ten Tuesday

Most Vivid Worlds/Settings In Books

This Top Ten Tuesday feature is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and I first came across it on Jaime´s blog. It´s a lot of fun and they post the topics way in advance!

Before I get started, don´t forget you can enter my giveaway for a SIGNED copy of MY LIFE NEXT DOOR by Huntley Fitzpatrick (see interview with Huntley and details here)

Today´s topic: Most Vivid Worlds/Settings In Books

So it would appear I am very much a character gal. I had a hard time remembering books where the settings really grabbed me so the ones below are very special because the world they created was so vivid, it stayed with me long long after. Also they all had wonderful characters 😀  To know more about each of those books, just click on the titles and pouf! you’ll be on the summary page from Goodreads.

 

 

 

 

1. Across the Universe by Beth Revis: Feeling claustrophobic while reading a book probably means the author has done it right…

2. The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab: The writing is so poetic and I had the feeling to be transported in a fairytale land (the scary and eery kind from the Brothers Grimm).

3. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater: I could feel the wind on my face and taste the salt on my lips while reading this book. So much magic in the words!

 

 

 

 

4. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta: I loved everything about this book but I also totally had the feeling I was with them on that road. Everything seemed so real and was depicted so vivibly that I have images in my head of places I’ve only read about.

5. Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbart: If you cannot travel to South America this summer, just read this book and you’ll have the impression you also dipped your toes in the water!

Tell me, which is the last book you read where you thought the setting was essential to the story?