Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Top Ten Most Vivid Worlds in Books

Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic from The Broke and the Bookish is the most vivid worlds and settings in books. Most of the ones that come to mind are entries from the dystopian genre with a few exceptions. Remember to follow my blog if you are a new visitor for a chance to win an Amazon gift card and two free ebooks. Entry form is here.

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi-As part of this amazing YA novel, virtual reality is used to replace the horrors of being trapped inside protective domes.

The Road by Cormac McCarthy-I remember vividly the weekend I read this book. This horrifying dystopian world full of ash, hunger and cannibalism gave me nightmares each night.

Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard-I recently read this novel about zombies in 19th century Philadelphia and I really loved how the author transported you back in time by touching upon the customs and expectations of women during this period.

The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearce-This novel about a not so distant future where biological engineering allows people to basically bring back the dead is not hard to imagine.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins-It's scary how easy it is to picture a world where children must fight to their death to appease a totalitarian regime. 

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare-The author expertly creates a world where demons and demon hunters live among us in this urban fantasy.

Birthmarked by Caragh O'Brien-I really could picture myself in this world where mothers are forced to hand over their babies to the rich and privileged. 

Across the Universe by Beth Revis-From the first page, you're drawn into a future where space travel to a new habitable planet is possible.

Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin-You can feel the despair and horror in this dystopian novel as a virus claims most of the population.

Delirium by Lauren Oliver-I think Oliver is a beautiful writer and I felt drawn into a world where love is a disease and there's a cure to get rid of it.


  1. What a great list! I definitely agree with The Hunger Games, Under the Never Sky and Across the Universe. I didn't actually think of Delirium, but I definitely agree - the idea of a world without love was really interesting - if a little creepy!

    My TTT this week

  2. Excellent list - I've only read The Hunger Games and Across the Universe - and both worlds are fascinating.

    Tanya Patrice

  3. Great list! I still have to read Masque of the Red Death, but with a good world setting I definitely want to read it!

    My TTT

  4. Great list, Heather! I would love to live in the shadowhunter world and be with Jace. (;
    By the way, I tagged you for a Would You Rather tag~

  5. Nice list! I really need to read some of those books! And, some of our answers match :D By the way, thanks for commenting on my blog!