January 22, 2013

Top Ten Settings I'd Like To See More Of (7)

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Fact: A lot of the books I love most are my favorite books not because of the setting but because the author writing the books is a genius. That being said, it'd still be pretty cool to see some books in different settings. Or rather some books that will take me on a very different adventure than I've been getting in my recent books. So here's my list of 10 different places I'd like to see more of in books. Who knows? Maybe some awesome author will see this and decide I'm their muse. I'd totally be down for that.

1. NEVERLAND
I'm really enjoying this resurgence of fairytale retellings but: PLEASE SOMEONE WRITE A YA RETELLING OF PETER PAN. It can be a story of Wendy getting kidnapped by Pirates in the 1600s ala Pirates of the Caribbean or whatever else. I don't even care. Just write it.

2. ON A PIRATE SHIP
Speaking of pirates, I would like a YA book about pirates. I don't know how it would look, but I'm INTERESTED.

3. MOUNT OLYMPUS
There have a been a whole bunch of Greek mythology themed books popping up across YA-land over the last few years, but I'd love to see more wholly based on Mount Olympus. As in, no more new people, just the standard gods told in a new way. That'd be pretty cool.  

4. NORTHERN CANADA
You heard me. I want a book set in middle-of-nowhere Canada. And please let there be some Northern Lights involved in that magic right there.

5. THE 1950S
I would love a Pleasantville/Grease-esque book. It doesn't have to have the strange fantastical event, but that'd be pretty cool if it did.

6. FANTASY-LAND
What I mean by this is made-up-lands. I want more High Fantasy. I've got Seraphina and such, but I would like more, please. Man, I'm greedy.

7. SOMETHING FUTURISTIC WITH CYBORGS
Okay. Hear me out. I didn't think I would love Cinder because of the Cyborgs but I totally did, so I'm kinda curious to see if this could be a thing and if it might work better for me than vampires.

8. ATLANTIS
I feel like there must be more of these than I know about, but if there can be tons of books about our world meeting the apocalypse, I feel like there should be some more books about the end of Atlantis.

9. TIME TRAVEL
Is that a setting? Not so much. Do I care? Abso-freaking-lutely not. Time travel creates so much possibility. Even if you skip the Doctor Who-like aliens, there are so many ways a time traveling series can go. So really what I'm saying is that I would love to see a YA version of The Magic Treehouse. Please.

10. CLASSICS RETELLINGS
Shakespeare, Bronte, Dickens... I don't have a specific author in mind but I waaaaaant it.

As you can maybe tell, I love a good retelling and I greedily want more. What do you greedily want more of? Tell me all about it in the comments below!

10 comments:

  1. Mt. Olympus and Atlantis are good ones! And I'm all about the re-tellings. :D
    My TTT.

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    1. EVERYONE SHOULD LOVE RETELLINGS!!! They're so wonderful.

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  2. ATLANTIS. That's a really good one! I hope someone writes a book with that setting, and soon ;)

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    1. Atlannnnntissssss!! Love it. I want.

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  3. New Follower! Congrats on being nominated for the Liebster Award. :)

    Heather @ Owlnestly Reviews

    http://owlnestlyreviews.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by AND for the follow, Heather!! :)

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  4. LOVE, love, love #5. I just watched Pleasantville yesterday!

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    1. Right? Someone needs to get to writing these!

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  5. I'm currently reading Cinder. I also love fairytale and classic retellings. Fantastic list. Please check my Top Ten list.

    Angelica @ Paperback Princess


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    1. Cinder was so good! I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who loves retellings. =D

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