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Top Five Settings I’d Like To See More Of

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Oo, this week’s topic is awesome! I’m a huge fan of fresh and new ideas, so really my answer would be anything I haven’t read about yet, but that wouldn’t be any fun ;-).

  1. Forests – I looooove forests, and I know that there are probably a lot of faerie fantasy books that take place in forests, but I haven’t had a chance to read many of them. That being said, even books that have forests in them tend to only visit them once in a while; the forest isn’t the main setting of the book. I’m thinking a continent of all forests :D.

  2. Desert – I read a self-published book a while ago for review that took place in a fantasy desert setting, and while the book had several flaws, I loved the setting so much. There are a couple of books coming out this year that are picking up this theme and I’m pumped. Desert settings just seem so fantastically exotic to me :D.

  3. Underwater – I will begin by saying that I haven’t read hardly any mermaid books, so I should probably start on that first. However, I think that a book set completely underwater (or at least more than 1/2) would be awesome if well-thought out! Who needs humans falling in love with mermaids, I just want mermaid civilization doing crazy things, haha.


  4. Prehistory – Urban fantasy is great and all, and these steampunk prequels are cool, but let’s go even further back! There had to be fantastical creatures around when humans were first getting started in many of these worlds right?? So let’s see what that was like! Also props to the author that pulls off that plot line, because that would be pretty tricky, hehe.

  5. Cold places – I won’t lie, I love the concept of snow, though I’m not a big fan of being cold. This means that I would love to read about wolf-shifters playing around in the snow though :D. Seriously, I can’t remember the last time snow was mentioned in an urban fantasy book….

I’m keeping it to five since I didn’t want to start stretching the ideas to less fun ones ;-). What about you? What are your favorite settings?? As always, let me know if you are a new follower and I’ll follow you back :D.

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  1. I love books so any setting is fine by me. If you are looking for good prehistoric books, check out Earth’s Children series by Jean M. Auel. It’s awesome. :)
    Great list, check out list of settings on my blog if you have free time. :)

  2. Steph, The Readingista says:

    Great list. I love underwater settings, not to mention that they are usual among my very favorite book covers. Underwater photography is awesome.

  3. Oh I so wanted to participate in this week’s TTT theme – but I didn’t have the time :( You pretty much picked all the settings I want to see more of: Deserts – so adventurous, Underwater -I need to read good mermaid books! Forests – enchanting & mysterious and I LOVE Winter settings for stories ♥ Awesome choices all around Anya!

  4. I really like the idea of prehistory fantasy/historical fiction plot setting. Maybe through in some crime detectiveness and it would be uncategorizable! Personally, i love the idea of some present of future folks being sent back to dino age or large, deadly mammal age where they have all this knowledge, but no way back to their time. Sucks for them; entertaining for me.

    • Haha, awesome ideas! The author would have to be careful not to make it too cliche, but if they did it right, it would be so fresh and awesome :D

  5. West Virginia Red (@wvredreads) says:

    Maybe I could do cold places some other week, but this week I am thinking warm places. ;)

  6. jennasthilaire says:

    Huh, a continent of all forests. That could be exciting. :)

    Totally with you on everything you said about the underwater setting. Which is on my list, too.

    Regarding deserts, have you read Paolo Coelho’s The Alchemist? That one was mostly, if not entirely, set in desert, and was downright beautiful. Rae Carson’s Girl of Fire and Thorns is an interesting YA with a lot of desert time as well.

    • Awesome! I haven’t read The Alchemist, but I have Girl of Fire and Thorns on my shelf literally begging to be read. I didn’t realize it was a desert book, now I’m even more excited :D

  7. I’d like to see more forests as well. Forests are the epitome of high fantasy settings and since I love exploring new worlds, then forests would be fantastic!

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    • Exactly, it’s totally because I’m craving fantasy books like mad, haha! And unicorns.. unicorns totally belong in forests :D

  8. Oooh underwater and prehistory! Love those ideas. This is a great list :-) And your blog is so cute! I love the dragon at the top. New follower :-)

  9. Great list. I would like to see more of forests, now that you mention it. I’m torn about underwater. I’ve read and liked mermaid stories, but it’s not my favorite setting at all. I would rather see it than read about it, I think.
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  10. Oh underwater for sure. That’s what my daughter said, too. She loves mermaid stories.

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    • Haha, awesome! I used to be totally into mermaids, but all the mermaid books I’ve seen lately seem to have them being evil, know of any good mermaid books?

  11. Great list! Under water/mermaid made my list too! :D
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  12. High-five, fellow desert lover! Also I completely agree on the forests, but when you asked for an entire continent, my first thought was, “Endor? No Ewoks, please.”

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