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Five² Friday #001

Well, I've decided to try my hand at starting a meme. It's called Five² Friday & it's all about creating 5 lists of 5. I thought it might be fun to try because I have had such great feedback when I've done my past 5 lists of 5 posts. I'd love for you to participate with me! All you have to do is make a post on your blog (a link to this post isn't required but much appreciated!) where you write 5 lists of 5 items based on the topic set by me or suggested by other bloggers then add your link to the linky below!

This week's topic is: 5 lists of 5 on Book Worlds.

Which ones do you love? Which authors always build the best ones? What makes a good book world for you? Etc. Get creative & have fun!

My Lists

5 Top-Notch Book Worlds

  1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  2. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
  3. The White Lilac by Christina J. Adams
  4. Divergent by Veronica Roth
  5. The Forest of Hands & Teeth by Carrie Ryan

5 Elements of an Awesome Book World

  1. Colorful and/or Mysterious History
  2. Apocalyptic/Post-Apocalyptic Crisis
  3. Differing Classes, Castes, or Factions
  4. Political Subterfuge
  5. Dystopian Society

5 Masterful World-Builders

  1. Orson Scott Card
  2. Marissa Meyer
  3. Sophie Jordan
  4. Laura A.H. Elliott
  5. Christina J. Adams

5 Character Archetypes I Need To See In A Great Book World

  1. The Snarky Butt-Kicker With a Heart of Gold
  2. The Seemingly Unlikely But Maturing Leader
  3. The Devilishly Charming & Secretly Likable Villain
  4. The Hilarious (Sometimes Pop-Culture-Referencing) Side-Kick
  5. The Queen Bee Who Eventually Softens

5 Things That Cause Me to Dislike a Book World

  1. Not enough history as to why or how the world came to be the way it is.
  2. Unclear explanations for new or strange ideologies, people groups, etc.
  3. Flat background characters who should be adding local color.
  4. The existence of vampires (unless you're Rusty Fischer) & ESPECIALLY if they sparkle.
  5. Lack of enough description to pique my imagination into seeing the world.

Now it's time for you to get listing yourselves!


  1. Oooh, I love "The Devilishly Charming & Secretly Likable Villain"!!! Warren from Shatter Me comes to mind; loooove him!

    Not a fan of vampires? They're my favorite! My mom gets on my case about my vampire obsession. :P

    Angie @ Pinkindle Reads & Reviews

  2. I love these lists! I'm not sure I could do them as well as you though. I'll keep this meme in mind for next week. Maybe every other week I can make it work. What is the topic for next week?

  3. Oh!  I just noticed your new meme today -- I'll have to remember to stop by next Friday and participate ... I loooooove making lists! =)

  4. Fabulous! I look forward to your listing. :)


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