For the 3rd post in my Fictional Favorites series, I decided to talk about my favorite fictional worlds. These are the fictional worlds that I personally love to read about, and that I find to be beautifully developed. These worlds don’t necessarily need to be found in high fantasy – in other words, the entire world doesn’t have to be fictional. I’m not sure if that made any sense, so I hope you guys understand what I’m trying to say, HAHAH.
The World of Spiderwick
The World of Spiderwick is a genuine childhood favorite of mine – I fell in love with The Spiderwick Chronicles when I was younger (and have, since then, always wanted a copy of the field guide!!), and I still love re-reading the books to rediscover and explore its world. If you couldn’t tell, I love reading about faeries.
Would I want to live in Westoros? No, absolutely not – Westoros is a complete mess, and really not the best place for women (or anyone, actually). But, it’s still one of my favorite worlds to read about – I find it and its politics to be so complex and so well developed that I can’t help but be fascinated whenever I learn more about it.
Basically, Cabeswater. I adore reading about Cabeswater, and all the magic that always seems to surround Henrietta. A lot of the magic is probably attributed to Blue + the raven boys, but still – Cabeswater is probably one of the most beautiful and spellbinding places I’ve read about.
I was absolutely in love with the Inkworld when I was younger and reading the Inkheart Trilogy (or Inkworld Trilogy – I’m not exactly sure as to what they’re called). It has everything I love when it comes to a fantasy world and more – there are faeries, fire-eaters, glass men, and just so many amazing creatures and people. If you haven’t read the Inkheart books yet, I would highly, highly recommend them.
The Wizarding World
And no one is surprised – of course, my absolute favorite fictional world is the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. More than absolutely anywhere else, I would love to be able to visit or live in the Wizarding World. Like most of us Harry Potter lovers, I was genuinely upset when I was 11 and didn’t get my acceptance letter to Hogwarts, HAHAH.
When I was first thinking about my favorite fictional worlds, these were the first 5 that came to mind. I would happily go to reside/vacation in any of these worlds (minus Westoros – most definitely not Westoros). Let me know about your favorite fictional worlds, or if there are any ones that you think I missed!