Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s prompt is Places Mentioned in Books That I’d Like to Visit, this sounds like quite the adventure, so lets go!
The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
Paris is magical all on its own, but how neat would it be to visit the Paris full of real magic like in the Gilded Wolves? Preferably at a time when there isn’t war or anything like that going on, but still would be nice to get to experience the magic of Paris with some extra flare and if i happen to run into Severin while I’m there, you won’t hear me complaining!
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
So as crazy as this seems, its also really tempting to want to visit the land of Faerie. Maybe only if I had Jude as my tour guide and protector though… But I mean who wouldn’t want to experience a land with mermaids and faeries and giant toads to ride around on instead of horses?! It sounds like a pretty fun time to me!
Isla de los Sueños
Caraval by Stephanie Garber
Literal translation: “the island of dreams”. Now tell me you aren’t interested? Unless you have horrifying dreams, in which case those would be called nightmares and nobody wants to go to the island of nightmares! But just the name of this island sounds magical, not to mention that once you’re there you can either join or watch the game of Caraval being played by those brave enough to take a chance. Count me in!
The Crescent Atoll
Where the Waters Turn Black by Benedict Patrick
I’m not sure what my knack would be but if I could find my very own taniwha I would be a happy girl. This reminded me of Pete’s Dragon and I instantly fell in love with the tropical atmosphere and magic in the air. Where can I get a plane ticket to these islands?!
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
I mean is there anyone who doesn’t want to go to Velaris? With rainbow streets and the art and music and good food it sounds like heaven, I probably would never want to leave. Also, I’d be low key stalking Rhys and making deals with Bryaxis to switch places with Feyre 🙂 hehe
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
If given the chance to be a part of the Grishaverse there is no way I would turn this down. I’d love to have some grisha powers and maybe run into a few of the amazing characters from these books!!! cough cough ** The Darkling** cough cough.
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
Isn’t this kind of like saying you want to visit Atlantis? Finding and getting to visit a mythical place sounds beyond exciting! I’d love to see the floating castle in the sky and I definitely wouldn’t mind a few moths in my dreams as long as I could get to visit such a mystical place!
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
Only Red London please. While White London might be a neat sight to see with everything covered in snow and white, I don’t think I want to chance the evil rulers. So I’ll stick to the fun and magic filled Red London with Kell and Lila by my side to give me the ultimate tour!
Le Cirque des Rêves
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Since this one kind of moves around from place to place, its hard to say exactly where it is, but wherever it does end up, that’s where I want to be. I have loved this book for so long and have reread it more times than I can count. If I ever found Le Cirque Des Rêves, you better believe I’m not ever going to leave.
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Ahh my sweet sweet Raven Boys. I would follow them into any magical forest they wanted to take me into. Especially Cabeswater where the trees speak Latin and Kings are buried somewhere waiting to grant you a wish. Lead the way Gansey, I’m right behind you!
What do you think of these places? Would you want to join me for a trip to any of the above? I honestly had a hard time picking some of these because there are a lot that I would like to visit but then again they might be a little scary once there.. I apparently read a lot of dark and creepy books :/ But they are still interesting and I’d love to see them in person, from a safe & happy place!! What are your picks for this week? Any that I missed that you’d recommend? I’d love to know!