Top Ten Tuesday is a meme by The Broke And The Bookish. Pretty sure we’ve done this before, but we’ve also read a lot more since then– I think our lists might be different this time.
- Kenettra and Merroutas from The Young Elites by Marie Lu: Kenettra is where the majority of the story takes place, but I kind of fell in love with the city-state of Merroutas in the The Rose Society.
- Kingdom of Xia from Serpentine by Cindy Pon: So many cool mythologies! I want in!
- Miss Qiunzilla Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hard-Core Lady-Types from Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson and Grace Ellis: The only camp I’ve ever wanted to attend.
- Brooklyn from Shadowshaper by Daniel José Older: I like this version of fantasy Brooklyn. I wish I could live there.
- Also the Brooklyn from The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare: Because then I could have Sierra in my world but also Magnus Bane.
- The Ireland from The Radiant Road by Katherine Catmull. I just want the house. I’ll talk about the book in more detail in an upcoming review but suffice it to say that the house in the hill with a live tree growing in it..I want it.
- The world in The Mapmakers Trilogy by S. E. Grove. So in this world, each continent is a different age/time. Like America may be the 18th century but parts of Europe would be the Middle Ages. Can you imagine living in a world where time traveling is as simple as getting on a boat and going from one place to another? Obviously it’s a lot more complex but if I’d like to visit that world. Not live there forever necessarily but I’d just like to visit for a bit.
- Uprooted by Naomi Novik. What can I say? I like trees.
- The secondary world in which The Water and the Wild by K. E. Ormsbee is set. It just sounds amazing, dangerous yes but amazing.
- The world of Egg and Spoon by Gregory Maguire. I just want to talk to Baba Yaga and Mewster for a bit.
- Narnia. (C. S. Lewis.)
- Redwall and surrounding environs. (“Surrounding,” in this case, means just about anywhere that appears on any map at the beginning of a Redwall book.) (Brian Jacques.)
- The Old Kingdom. Everywhere in the Old Kingdom, okay? I want a seriously extended voyage throughout every corner and cranny, including Belisaere, the Clayr’s Library, Morghen’s (Company’s) Bridge, and Abhorsen’s House. With a side jaunt into Ancelstierre, without going too far south of the Wall. (Garth Nix.)
- Eddis and Attolia and Sounis. If my visit involves going to court I’d wait on Sounis until a certain bookworm is crowned, though – definitely not a safe or pleasant place to visit during the reign of his predecessor! (Megan Whalen Turner.)
- Ingary. And possibly also Strangia and High Norland, and the other lands. But mostly Ingary, and wherever Sophie, Howl, and Calcifer happen to be at the time. (Diana Wynne Jones.)
- 12A, more commonly known to readers as Chrestomanci’s world. I would like to stay for a while in Irene and Jason’s house. Marianne and I could wander the gardens and read in that lovely blue and green and yellow-tiled room. (Diana Wynne Jones.)
- Who am I kidding? More DWJ worlds: the multiverse of Deep Secret and The Merlin Conspiracy; and most definitely Dalemark, both modern and historical.
- Aksum. Not during the plague outbreak. And Camelot, before all chaos was unleashed and Goewin had to flee. Mostly Aksum – cities, monasteries, and countryside. (Elizabeth Wein.)
- The lands of Avatar: The Last Airbender, either before “everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked,” or well afterward, say, a hundred and two years. (I prefer to avoid war zones, thank you very much.)
- The Untheileneise Court under the rule of Edrehasivar VII Drazhar, the countryside and the surrounding seas and lands, including that of his grandfather. (Katherine Addison.)
- Any forest, anywhere. The Enchanted Forest (series by Patricia C. Wrede), the Woods (post-Uprooted), the Black Forest in A Walk in Wolf Woods (by Mary Stewart), and the Lumberjanes camp.
- Puzzle Island from the book by the same name, written and illustrated by Paul Adschead.
This list will do for a start. Now, who will be kind enough to arrange all of these visits?