The past few years on my former blog, Bookworm Brandee, I enjoyed doing a “look back at the year” and sharing my favorites. So I asked Lexxie if we could continue the tradition here and to join me in listing favorites. We hope you enjoy reading about some of our favorites and we’d be happy to hear about any of yours!
This post is all about Worlds/Settings! Here are my favorites for this year:
- Maico, North Carolina, where the Wahyas of Walker’s Run reside. This series by Kristal Hollis has a great small-town feel along with some unique mythology for her wolf shifters.
- Although I’ve only listened to Darkness Dawns so far, Dianne Duvall has created a fascinating world and mythology in her Immortal Guardians series.
- Denver, Colorado, is the setting for Kristen Ashley’s Chaos series and her Rock Chick series. Since it’s close to home, I enjoyed every minute I spent in these worlds where I’m familiar with restaurants and grocery stores, etc.
- Post-apocalyptic San Francisco is the setting for Susan Ee’s End of Days and her gritty, violent description of this world vividly conveyed the surroundings, circumstances, and situations Penryn had to fight through.
- The Lakeside Courtyard is home to Meg Corbyn, Simon Wolfgard, and the Others in Anne Bishop’s Murder of Crows. The Others series is creatively built, inhabited by fascinating characters, with a compelling mythology.
Here are Lexxie’s favorite World/Settings for 2018:
Yeah, once again, I’m copying off of Brandee’s list… she’s right, though, these places are just awesome!
- Denver Colorado for a lot of Kristen Ashley’s books. I went to Denver for the first time last summer – both for Book Bonanza and to spend some time with Brandee and her family. And I had a great time, it’s beautiful both in Denver and around in the small towns up in the mountains.
- San Fransisco and its environs are the setting for Jill Shalvis’ Heartbreaker Bay series, and I want to go visit San Fransisco now!
- North Carolina is the setting for Sawyer Bennett’s Cold Fury Hockey series, and I don’t know if it’s the setting or the hot hockey players, but I just love everything about this series.
- Sarina Bowen’s True North series is set in Vermont, and I feel like I know some of the small towns her characters live in. They may not exist in the real world, but they are real to me!
Do you have favorite settings or worlds for books you read in 2018? Do we have any in common?