Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: A Whole New World...

Matched (Matched, #1)Today's TTT is dedicated to the top ten most vivid worlds/settings in books. This prompt meant that we had to explain to Goosie Mama what world building is. CLEARLY she did not read enough sci-fi as a young adult herself (cough cough, Crazy Camper and Grad Student certainly did, please see the epic-ness that is Ann McCaffery below).

1. Lani Taylor's alternate universe/portals with human/beasts in Daughter of Smoke and Bone
 For Darkness Shows the Stars.
All the Weyrs of Pern (Pern, #11)3 & 4. Anne McCaffery's singer/rock miner in space in The Crystal Singer AND the dragon-filled future world (which people got to on spaceships) of Pern where Thread falls from the sky like a terrible acid rain. There is also time travel. Whhaaatttttt. But it is all soooo intricate you can't help believe.
5. Rosemary Clement-Moore's Texas Gothic,"world where good intentioned family magic over a long period of time builds a protective sphere around your house -- something about generations of family magic protection I love!" -Crazy Camper (review coming soon).
6. Ali Condi's dystopian world of Matched and Crossed. Not a world you would want to live in, BUT the whole 100 songs, 100 stories, 100 paintings culture control is a well thought-out dystopian.
7. Lisa Mantchev's Théâtre Illuminata  from her series by the same name. A theater where every character ever  written for the stage exists! A book that, when you write in it, shapes the world around you! The details really make this world, like when Ophelia always shows up in water sets (as we know, she drowns herself in Hamlet)

A big thanks to The Broke and the Bookish for hosting this weekly meme. Share your TTT below! 
Crystal Singer (Crystal Singer, #1)


  1. Yes! Daughter of Smoke and Bone! Did I forget that one? It was AMAZING!! And you NEED to read Plain Kate. It was beautiful and wonderful and probably one of the best books I've ever read.

  2. Poor Killashandra looks crazy on that cover :)

  3. Wonderful list! Harry Potter seems to be a favourite of all, including mine! Glad he is NOT here....

    Here is my Top Ten post!

  4. I agree I definitely wouldn't want to live in the Matched world, but it does make for a great read.

    I also have Theatre Illuminata as well :) yay for that awesome world!


  5. Interesting picks! I didn't thought about the Theatre Illuminata :)

  6. "singer/rock miner in space" uhm, what?!?! Please do explain this to me, cause you may have just blown my mind a wee bit!

  7. One of my friends just finished Daughter of Smoke and Bone and said it was sooo good and I sooo want to read For Darkness Shows the Stars. Matched and Crossed weren't my favorite dystopians, but Ally Condie sure does know how to write and her world was fantastic.

  8. I can't believe I forgot Pern! Genius!



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