Top Ten Tuesday

top-ten-tuesdayThis week TheBrokeandtheBookish is Top Ten book fantasy/urban fantasy worlds to get sucked into.  And you can blame Neko for this being last weeks… I’m a bad kitty…


Some of these I’ve mentioned before but I can’t help but share the love.

The World of Valdemar!  There are over 30 books in this world following different characters.  Personally I’d start with the Arrows of the Queen trilogy or Last Herald Mage trilogy.  I think this is considered Epic Fantasy but the books are all fun and easy to read. I started reading her books over a decade ago and I still enjoy re-reading them.  I think one thing I love about this is the characters in her books are from all walks of life.

Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness, #1)

This is another series I started years ago, I would for sure start with Song of the Lioness but she has a few other story lines in this world that are also really enjoyable.  Like Valdemar I love that you get to read series about different people in the same world.

Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1)

The Sookie Stackhouse series. Unlike the two above I actually haven’t finished this yet. I do plan on reading this before the end of the year.  Sookie is so different in the books and I do find that I prefer her in the book to what they did with her character in the show.

Green Rider (Green Rider, #1)

So this one is actually new to me. I’ve only read the first book but it feels like a world I could really get sucked into.  I’m excited to see where it goes.

The Queen's Poisoner (Kingfountain, #1)The Kingfountain series.  I don’t know how many books he’s going to write in this world, but I’ve read three so far.  this might not be a fit for everyone, it can be fairly dense at times but I’ve found the plot to be really interesting and I’m curious to see what happens.  It actually reminds me a little of the Legend of the Seeker tv world.


Some Girls Bite (Chicagoland Vampires, #1)

The Chicagoland Vampires have an interesting take on vamps, shifters, elves… And while the “World” is Chicago, Illinois it is still different from the real world. I like the change in mythos, love how all these creatures are real but remain hidden, it would be an awesome Chicago to live in!

The Way of Shadows (Night Angel, #1)

The Night Angel Trilogy, I don’t know what it is with me and medieval assassins but I love them. It’s a strange sickness… Assassins, magic, sword play, medieval dress, it has everything and a mug of mead. I love medieval worlds…

Prince of Thorns (The Broken Empire, #1)

In the Broken Empire, we once again have magic and medieval but… Holy water bottle batman! Is there a twist to this world! I’ve only read the first book so far but I really need to finish the series. Definitely dark, there is sex, swearing, and copious quantities of murder/death but so freaking awesome!

Moon Called (Mercy Thompson, #1)

Is anyone actually surprised to see the Mercyverse up here? Again it may be set in real world Tri Cities, Washington but how cool would it be if this stuff was real? Things go bump in the night, monsters are real… It would make Neko happy 🐱

Alice's Adventures In Wonder Land

Alice in Wonder Land, or any twisted fairy tale retelling, (and this book is quite twisted all on its own) would be so cool! Nothing is what it seems, good and evil are not easily defined, and really you never know what is going to come next. One giant world where all the stories lived in their own realms but could travel among them would be my ultimate “World”.

So what worlds are your favorites guys? Share in the comments!

2 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday

  1. I started the Sookie Stackhouse books a while back, but also haven’t finished them, and I REALLY want to read Moon Called…I might have to bump that up my TBR list.


    • I have to start the Stackhouse series but you really need to bump moon called! I thought it was ok but became hooked with book 2!!


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