Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Thoughts on Tomes and created by Lainey @ Ginger Reads Lainey. You can check out the group’s Goodreads page to join and check out the topics of the month.
This Week’s Topic: Settings I want to see more of
This consists of both time periods and places that I would love to see more in young adult literature.
^^This has nothing to do with the post. I just love dragons and I just finished watching the second to last episode of season 6 of Game of Thrones. IT’S SO FREAKING GOOD!
Villages instead of castles
In a lot of fantasy stories, it takes place mainly in the castle part of the kingdom. What about the rest of the villages supporting the castle? There aren’t many books (if any) that start in a village and stay there for most of the story. Most of the time, if a book starts off in a village, the protagonist will then some how find him/herself inside the castle. Seriously, all the stories with kingdoms in it somehow end up at the castle.
There aren’t a whole bunch of books that I know of that have knights, kingdoms, royalty, etc. without a fantasy/magical element to it. Maybe it’s just because I read a lot of fantasy, but I can’t seem to find any historical YA novels that take place during medieval Europe.
Any continent other than North America or Europe
A lot of YA books take place in America or Europe. And if the protagonist is traveling, it’s either somewhere in America or somewhere in Europe. Why not other countries? Why not other continents? There are many famous places to visit other than Paris, London, New York City, Hollywood, etc.
The Roaring 20s
I just want to know what it was like back in the 1920s in a teenager’s perspective. Plain and simple.
Sure, in fantasy, there are a lot of different worlds, but they are all very similar. Sure, there are a select few that stand out, but most of them have the same exact things, just with different names. It’s so much fun to learn out a whole new world with different rules and concepts that can’t be compared to worlds that are already out there (if that makes any sense at all). To experience new worlds would be like going to a foreign country. I guess I just really want to travel through books… 😄
Until next time….