Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.
This week we’re talking about our favorite books set in _____________ setting. That’s right. I get to decide which setting I prefer. I know the suspense is killing you. It’s eating you alive. You can barely stand it.
What could I possibly choose?
Honestly, since I’m such a fan of contemporary settings (and where do we go with that? Boarding school, the beach…that’s all I’ve got), this was tough for me. Then, while driving my kids to school this morning, I had an epiphany. Cue the anger’s choir.
I’ll discuss books set in a mythical/fantasy world. OK, so, maybe it’s not a real epiphany-type epiphany, but I was able to think of several and I rarely discuss fantasy books. So, humor me.
Top Ten YA Books Set in a Fantasy/ Mythical World (But aren’t dystopias)
6. The Daughter of Smoke and Bone series by Laini Taylor- So beautifully written, so inventive. Taylor overlaps two stories and two worlds– one that seems like a normal, everyday existence and one that is the stuff crazy dreams and nightmare are made of–seamlessly.
7. Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta- I have to be honest, even though I’m a die-hard Marchetta fan, this one didn’t sound appealing to me because it’s a fantasy. Holy cow, was I ever wrong! It’s phenomenal, as all her books are.
8. The Chaos Walking series by Patrick Ness- I’m not really sure if these are dystopic, or science fiction or fantasy or what the what, I just know I LOVE them. Seriously, one of the all-time favorite series.
12. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis- The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is my personal favorite, but it’s neck and neck with The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. These are wonderful stories and while they’re aimed at children, I became completely engrossed in Narnia.
13. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs- I thought this would be really creepy and it wasn’t. Instead, it was sort of magical.
14. Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine- Levine is a fantastic storyteller and Ella is my favorite of her novels thus far (though I have more to read!).
Yeah, so I went a little over ten. Sorry.