Somehow, I get the suspicion that Shanah @ Bionic Bookworm has given everyone a very dangerous prompt today. Five worlds I’d love to live in? With their pitfalls and perils and all?
Oh, what the hell. I want to live in them anyway. Let’s not pretend any longer, and let’s get this show on the road!
Arnes, from the Shades of Magic Trilogy by VE Schwab
Will I shrivel up and die if I don’t come back to this series every few T5T posts?
But for real, Arnes, which is the home country of Red London, is just so gorgeous on every page. The river glows red with magic, and everything about it just seems so magical and beautiful (when it isn’t under attack, of course). It feels full of life and wonder and I would love to see any and all recreations of it because it’s carved out this truly special place in my heart.
Iwagoto from Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa
Sure, it’s packed with all kinds of danger and the possibility of war feels pretty damn real, but I was so blown away by the richness of the world in this book that I’d love to see some of it for myself!
Perhaps from a distance, though? To avoid getting eaten by zombie ghosts or cornered by demons?
Okay, yeah, that’s what reading is for.
The Witchlands from the Witchlands series by Susan Dennard
Raise your hand if you saw this coming from me because I am predictable as hell! Ugh, but really, I adore the variety of witchery in the Witchlands, and now that I’ve read the first seven chapters of Bloodwitch through BookishFirst’s preview, I’m DYING for the rest. I’ve got some theories about some major plot points and I can’t wait to see how they pan out, not to mention I want to get back to my favorite characters again.
But also, this is about the setting, and I love the variety in this series. It’s an entire continent steeped in magic, and the way the magic and the land seem so intricately connected, not to mention how the characters interact with that, has me totally in love.
I think I just want to do magical things tbh. I think that’s where this might be heading.
Earth, but with time travel, from the Passenger duology by Alexandra Bracken
There’s time travel with clear cut rules and I want in, folks! I love the idea of time travel, especially when it’s not just random time travel, and the system for time travel in this duology is incredibly creative.
However, it does involve a lot of moving in order to get from time travel point to time travel point. Maybe this isn’t as much my speed as I thought…
Ingary, from Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
Yep. Yep, it’s officially magic that’s driving this post, but who wouldn’t want to visit Ingary with all its magic and color and intrigue and HOWL, the very great wizard who is also just a funny Welshman avoiding taxes by worldhopping? Again, this is another one that might just be dangerous, but it’s also got such incredible potential and phenomenal life to it that I don’t think I could say no if offered the chance to visit.
Wow, that was a hard post! I’m a homebody, so travel is a weird thing for me to consider. But I love all these books so much that I think I’d be willing to give it a try for them! Which worlds would you like to live in though? Where would your bookish heart like to go wandering?