March 16, 2020

Favorite Fictional Worlds

*Hello friends! I thought it would be fun to talk about my favorite fictional worlds today. Since I read a lot of fantasy and sci-fi books this was pretty easy.




Favorite Fictional Worlds


The Wizarding World (Harry Potter)

If you know me at all then this should not come as any surprise. It may not have been the first fictional world I fell in love with but it is definitely one of my top favorites. I love how the magical world coexists alongside the non-magical. It just adds so much for intrigue. I'm still waiting for my Hogwarts letter.

Prythian (A Court of Thorns and Roses)

More specifically Velaris. But, I love how all of the Faerie courts are themed around the seasons and the celestials. I also LOVE the magic and of course, Rhysand lives there so yeah. 😂


Middle Earth (The Lord of the Rings)

The Lord of the Rings is one of my favorite movie and book series. Middle Earth (when not in wartime) seems like a pretty great place to live. I definitely want to visit the Shire and Rivendell and Lothlorien. Basically, I want to see all the pretty elves. 😍

The World Above (The Raven and the Dove)

I just read this book in January and I really loved this world. It's avian inspired and the people are magically fused with birds after they are born. They live on islands in the sky and each island is home to a specific type of bird; Dove, Raven, Owl, etc. 

Yale University (Ninth House)

I recently read this book and I loved it. The world is disturbing but very interesting to me. I loved the magic concept and how it is set in the real world. I don't normally care for books set in the real world/current times. So there has to be something really special/unique about the book for me to like it. Ninth House definitely delivered this and more for me. 

Winterwood

Another book I recently read and loved! It is set in real life but of course, there is magic. Dangerous magic and it held my interest so well.

Alagaësia (Eragon)

This book series is the staple of my childhood. It's the book that made me fall in love with reading. The world in this book is magical and filled with all sorts of interesting things. And there are dragons! Intelligent dragons. They are the cleverest creatures and also super magical. This book REALLY made 13 year old me want a dragon. 

Eretz (Strange the Dreamer/Daughter of Smoke and Bone)

Major props to Laini Taylor for creating such an immersive world! Both series are set in the same universe but not the same world. It's so mind-blowing how it all works but it sure was a lot of fun to figure out.

Red Rising

This world is brutal. The base of it all is set on a caste system. Usually, the caste system falls flat for me, but in this book, it really adds to the story. You literally wouldn't have the book if there was no caste system. Everything is very techy and advanced. It's an excellent sci-fi.

Sorcery of Thorns

This was one of my favorite books for 2019. It's a standalone 😫but the world is so cool! Basically, there are these huge libraries and they house all of these magical books. Some of them are scary and dangerous and others are perfectly harmless. If you let one of the bad ones out it will turn into a monster. 😱It was such a cool concept though. I would love another book set in this world.

The Bone Season

Another brutal world. The Bone Season deals with lots of heavy issues like racism, oppression, and slavery. But the world is so unique. I love how there is a society of outcasts and just the dystopian-ness of it all is so good. I can't wait for the next book in the series to release.

I know there are so many more beloved fictional worlds out there, but I couldn't list them all. If you have one that not on the list shout it out in the comments!

Happy reading,

Alicen