This is a meme that’s hosted every Tuesday by The Broke and the Bookish and the theme for this week is books that are set in another world.
It can actually books that are set anywhere you like, but I chose another world. By that I mean a fantasy world, alternate universe world…or any other “world” I think will fit. So pretty broad I know but that’s on purpose so I can actually find ten books that are slightly related!
1. Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan
Most favourite series ever! Set in a fantasy world with swords and special people who can channel something called the “One Power” that lets them manipulate things like earth, spirit, water etc.
2. The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
Set in a world like ours, only some people there have psychic abilities.
3. The Giver by Lois Lowry
Another world like ours, but dystopian. People don’t really have any emotions I think because they don’t have anything sentimental to bring them on, no colours or art or music. Except for the Giver. Very interesting.
4. Nineteen Eighty Four by George Orwell
Scary book, could very nearly be our world if society disintegrated. The control and the ruling by fear and some of the “big brother” type things are what makes this book so realistic and therefore scary.
5. Shade’s Children by Garth Nix
Another dystopian book where creatures from another dimension invade earth and all adults disappear. Only kids are left with a computer program called Shade, and the kids develop special abilities like being psychic or creating things out of nothing.
6. 2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson
Loved this book, it could totally be our world but like 300 years in the future when people are hermaphrodites essentially and live to be like a couple of hundred years old and live in space.
7. Westervelt Wolves series by Rebecca Royce
These books are set in a supernatural world where werewolves and witches exist. Sweet, easy series to read.
8. Vengeance by Ian Irvine
I’m not sure what kinda world you’d call this, it’s a fantasy one with a bit of magic and warring peoples and such.
9. Blue Bloods series by Melissa De La Cruz
I haven’t finished this series yet but it seems like some sort of different twist on vampires and fallen angels and destiny.
10. Game of Thrones series by George R. R. Martin
C’mon you know this had to be on the list somewhere! Dragons and the red priests and priestesses, walkers and people coming back to life? Yes please.
What did you have on your Top Ten list for this week?