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Top Ten Settings I'd Like To See More Of

I’m not sure if all of the places I mention are technically places, but you’ll get the idea. :)

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Top Ten Settings I’d Like To See More Of

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1The desert– Books like The Crown of Embers have me dreaming about soft sand and the hot sun. There’s something very exotic about the desert.

2Castles with princesses– I seriously LOVE the romance and traditions associated with castles. How medieval things are and how dashing princes can be.

3Anywhere with dragons– I’m not sure if this is a setting per se, but I’d just like to see more dragons, period. Not too much to ask, right?!

4Underground– I saw a bit of this in Glitch – they citizens of the time had to live underground because of the toxic pollution on the Earth.

5England– All the rolling hills (and MOAR castles!) are definitely on my agenda. Especially if were Downton Abbey style.

6Ancient Italy– I’d love to read a historical fiction story about ancient Rome or the gladiators. It should definitely include the Colosseum for sure.

7Australia— Another gorgeous landscape that could write a book all by itself. It doesn’t count, I guess, but The Hobbit was filmed there so it makes me think the book is set there too.

8Romanov-era Russia— I have a strange fascination with Russia and ancient Russian royalty. A retelling of that story would be right up my alley.

9Futuristic America but not a dystopia– I think Legend by Marie Lu does something like this (I haven’t read it, so if that’s not true, please correct me). I’d like to see how authors imagine the U.S. in the future…minus a huge global catastrophe.

10Pirates on the open ocean– Another confession: I love pirates! Mad Kestral is one of the only books EVER to combine pirate-ism AND fantasy. If I were to ever write a book (and I may never do it), it will probably most likely involve pirates.

What settings are totally overdone?

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  • Sarah @ Exploring All Genres

    There can never be enough books about Castles, never. Great list. A lot of these I would love to see more of as well.

  • http://twitter.com/CuriousArtemis Bridget

    I love the idea of a futuristic America that ISN’T a dystopia. How fun would that be! What kind of life would the protagonist lead? Super tech-y or post-apocalyptic, so living off the land?

    Also agree about princes; I’m a huge Shannon Hale, Tanith Lee, and Gail Carson Levine fan :) And just started one of Jessica Day George’s books :)

  • http://twitter.com/CuriousArtemis Bridget

    I love the idea of a futuristic America that ISN’T a dystopia. How fun would that be! What kind of life would the protagonist lead? Super tech-y or post-apocalyptic, so living off the land?

    Also agree about princes; I’m a huge Shannon Hale, Tanith Lee, and Gail Carson Levine fan :) And just started one of Jessica Day George’s books :)

  • http://twitter.com/CuriousArtemis Bridget

    As for the desert, have you read Robin McKinley’s The Blue Sword and The Hero and The Crown?

  • http://twitter.com/CuriousArtemis Bridget

    As for the desert, have you read Robin McKinley’s The Blue Sword and The Hero and The Crown?

  • http://twitter.com/CuriousArtemis Bridget

    Also for the desert, Tanith Lee’s Unicorn trilogy.

  • http://twitter.com/CuriousArtemis Bridget

    Also for the desert, Tanith Lee’s Unicorn trilogy.

  • http://wordcraftandmystery.blogspot.be/ Tine

    I’ve read a short story set in the desert and I loved it! I’d really like to read a whole book in a similar setting. Also, I’d like to recommend Tomorrow when the war began by John Marsden for Australia and Justin Sompers Vampirates series (yes, that’s vampires + pirates).

  • http://www.jennielyse.com Jenni Elyse

    You’re a reader after my own heart! I picked so many of the same settings as you did without even looking at your list! I’d love to explore Romanov-era Russia, anywhere with dragons, Europe, castles, etc. So many cool settings to choose from!

  • Alice in Readerland

    I love this list! 2 of my favorites on it are castles with princesses and anywhere with dragons! :) My TTT list: http://aliceinreaderland.wordpress.com/2013/01/21/settings/

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

  • http://profiles.google.com/lisaschensted Lisa Schensted

    Castles! Dragons! The Romanovs! Yes to all of those please.

  • Angela @ AJ Arndt Books Blog

    Love castles with princesses!

  • http://ems-reviews-books.blogspot.com/ Ems

    Yes to all of these! Such a great list. I would LOVE more pirate books. It would be a sure thing for me.

    My TTT: http://www.emsreviewsbooks.com/2013/01/top-ten-tuesday-21.html