Top Five Wednesday is a weekly meme created by GingerReadsLainey and hosted Sam from Thoughts On Tomes over on Goodreads. This week’s topic is top 5 settings I want to see more of. (If you know any good books that have these settings, feel free to recommend them in the comments!)
5 – Twisted Fairy Tale Retellings
I love a good retelling, but what I love more is when it takes the story to a darker side and makes it into a real journey. Sure, the original tellings of many fairy tales are actually pretty gruesome, but I like it even more when that’s turned into something elaborate and dark. I know there are actually a lot of these out there, but I need to read some more really good ones.
4 – Minors/Barely Young Adults That Are Left to Fend For Themselves
A la the Gone series (by Michael Grant; Lord of the Flies also applies), where only children are trapped in a place the adults can’t enter and are forced to figure out how to fend for themselves. It’s super interesting to experience, and I actually need to go back and read the series again.
3 – Magic Boarding Schools
Harry Potter, Hex Hall, Carry On. I love me a good magical school filled with magical kids just trying to not blow themselves up.
2 – Alternate History
I love historical fiction. It’s possibly one of my favorite genres out there. I also absolutely love it when authors take a setting from history and change it utterly and completely. Especially, especially, when in regards to World War II.
1 – Fantastical Twisted History
Abraham Lincoln? Vampire Hunter. Hitler? Leader of the undead, or secretly part of the Seelie Court. Obama? Hell, he could be a merman in disguise. You know, something along those lines (kind of sorta), if it’s a fantastical twist on modern history, I’m all for it. And I want more of it. If it even goes as far as to fill in the blanks of history that we don’t have an are only guessing at, then just take me now. Pls.
And those are my top five for the week!
If you have any recommendations, seriously, please let me know! I would love more of these topics to read. (Just ignore the 100+ other books I have on my TBR shelf, ahaha…)