Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
I made a long list of topics to discuss in today's post. I didn't really want to choose a genre or a certain book but an interesting topic. That finally lead me to books that have such amazingly well developed worlds and epic world-building. Worlds that are so highly imaginative, so vividly described, so intricately detailed, tactile and alive. Worlds that you are transported to in just a few words. Worlds that have a solid structure with their own complex society, politics, rules, conflicts. So this post is for all of you out there that love sinking your teeth into a book that has such fascinating worlds and those of you who adore exploring new, undiscovered places full of magic, intrigue, mystery and danger.
Beautiful writing brings this luxurious and intoxicating world to life brilliantly. A world seeped in history and politics it's rich, ancient, elegant and gritty. The Winner's Crime allowed us to further explore this vivid, complex world.
Need I say much about the outstanding world that is Middle Earth. Tolkien was pure genius, creating a mythical and absolutely entrancing world that is seeped in layers and layers and layers of history and myth. Seriously, there's so much more to Middle Earth than what we see in LOTR and The Hobbit. It's just a beautiful world, expertly constructed.
Not only is Jodi Meadows' writing delicious but also her unique and magical world. It really is the most enchanting place, so alluring in its portrayal of a fantastical, mythical world. I loved the sense of peace and serenity that permeated throughout but also the haunting and eerie atmosphere that crept in here and there. It was definitely a mysterious place.
Sanderson has expertly crafted such a complex, riveting and absorbing world. The detail in this book is immense and you really feel the oppressive atmosphere of this dark and dangerous world. It just emanates throughout, pouring off the pages, pulling us into this intricate, magical world.
A Court of Thorns and Roses has the most seductive, delectable and bewitching world. It's otherworldly, whimsical and enchanting. The world is rich and vivid and also extremely tactile. You really can imagine that you're there; it's absorbing and gripping. A beautiful but mysterious place where danger lurks in the shadows.
The 'A Song of Ice and Fire' series is truly epic. Epic in its scope and imagination, in its extensive world-building and engrossing history and politics. It's such a colossal world incorporating swathes of varying terrains and lands that just leap off the pages. Westeros is a wondrous and breathtaking place of sweeping landscapes, perilous seas, treacherous winters and legendary creatures. It's pure amazing.
A Girl of Fire and Thorns had such an exotic, enticing and captivating world. The desert setting made it a unique and seductive place, exquisite in its rich and vivid portrayal. Truly, Carson's writing is so descriptive creating an immersive and complex world.
Snyder is a fantasy genius. Not only is Poison Study a brilliant example of exquisite world-building but Touch of Power also displays her expertise perfectly. Her worlds are rich, striking and entrancing; amazing examples of mesmerising world-building.
Throne of Glass is exquisite. Just stunning. The story, the characters and the world. A Crown of Midnight and Heir of Fire allows us to delve into this world in much more depth. It's fantastical, rich, bright and enchanting, with a magical twist and gritty edge. It's expertly crafted and just amazingly immersive. I can't wait to explore the world more in future books.