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!
5 Top-Notch Book Worlds
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
- The Maze Runner by James Dashner
- The White Lilac by Christina J. Adams
- Divergent by Veronica Roth
- The Forest of Hands & Teeth by Carrie Ryan
5 Elements of an Awesome Book World
- Colorful and/or Mysterious History
- Apocalyptic/Post-Apocalyptic Crisis
- Differing Classes, Castes, or Factions
- Political Subterfuge
- Dystopian Society
5 Masterful World-Builders
- Orson Scott Card
- Marissa Meyer
- Sophie Jordan
- Laura A.H. Elliott
- Christina J. Adams
5 Character Archetypes I Need To See In A Great Book World
- The Snarky Butt-Kicker With a Heart of Gold
- The Seemingly Unlikely But Maturing Leader
- The Devilishly Charming & Secretly Likable Villain
- The Hilarious (Sometimes Pop-Culture-Referencing) Side-Kick
- The Queen Bee Who Eventually Softens
5 Things That Cause Me to Dislike a Book World
- Not enough history as to why or how the world came to be the way it is.
- Unclear explanations for new or strange ideologies, people groups, etc.
- Flat background characters who should be adding local color.
- The existence of vampires (unless you're Rusty Fischer) & ESPECIALLY if they sparkle.
- Lack of enough description to pique my imagination into seeing the world.
Now it's time for you to get listing yourselves!