I’m going with the Top Ten Tuesday prompt of Unique Reads, and I’m using it to find worlds that I found different and interesting and unique and worth reading about for sure!
Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
I feel like this one goes without needing to be said by most bookworms simply because it is a world filled with magic as well as amazing creatures. Throughout this entire series, we follow characters who learn and grow as many of us did, but this world that they live in is so similar yet so different than our own. The main difference being there is magic. And dragons. And hippogriffs. And countless other creatures that you see. But honestly, I feel like this is one that most people would agree with in an instant, as it has become most popular and well loved.
Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
This is another world that was made popular by the movies as much as from the books. A world where there is magic but everyone does know about it and very few possess it. I think this world is creative in the fact that there are multiple species coexisting in relative harmony…or some in a lot less harmony depending on the species. Not only that, but I feel like this world is such a gorgeous place that it would be one that no one would ever want to leave really…especially with the Hobbits, I want to live under the hills!!
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
While I have not yet finished this series, I do own all three books and I LOVED the first one. The world that V.E. Schwab created is actually three parallel Londons, which is pretty cool. Not to mention there are pirates and traveling between the worlds is something that very few people are able to actually do. I honestly don’t know all that much about the world because I haven’t finished the series, but what I have learned about it so far is something to enjoy.
The Abhorsen Chronicles by Garth Nix
This series was one of my favorites when I was younger, and I’m wondering if I actually understood what was going on throughout the entire story. However, I do own all three of the books and have started collecting the prequels (I believe they are) but plan on doing a reread of the first series before getting into those. This world is another magical realm but it deals with those who are already dead and the tasks of sending them to the grave or calling them from the grave.
Narnia by C.S. Lewis
Ever since my father handed me this book when I was around 8 or 9, this series has been stuck with me. Most specifically the first few books. I loved that you got to see the world being created (a little confusing at first, so take your time reading!) and then see how it has affected different people throughout its existence. There are a bunch of characters that are in various books but there aren’t really any that are in all of them, but the world itself stays so consistent. I’m not sure what I’m trying to say, but this world just strikes me as such an interesting place and I wanna go!
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
For anyone who has seen the movie, it is actually quite similar and that makes me very happy. Not exactly, but similar. Anyways, this world is quite interesting because it is literally a a day that repeats itself over and over again. These children live in an infinite loop and I think that is just so fascinating. Would it also suck? Yea, in long term for sure I feel it would get old fast, but it’s so unique and so interesting and I’ve never really heard of this before to my current recollection.
Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff
Jay Kristoff is basically a master at creating worlds that involve swords. This is an alternate Chine (I believe) where steampunk is the norm and our main character is basically a ninja with a supernatural creature who isn’t supposed to exist. I just found this world so interesting and steampunk has been a solid interest to me for a while now and this book (which I still need to finish the series) was basically exactly what I expected to find in a steampunk world especially with the swords and crazy shit going on!
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
I posted a review of this book on my Goodreads account and I absolutely loved it. I actually ended up ordering the first two books to own and keep them and I’m waiting to get the third until there is a paperback out. But my library does have the third os I’m good, no worries, guys! I loved this book and the world that just reminded me of the medieval times added with magic and random sass and I loved it.