Wunderlust Book Tag

I found this tag at The Phantom of the Bookshelf. One of the fun things about books are the places you go to- not just fiction, but the real places as well. This tag specifically refers to various types of environments in the book world. That is why I thought it would be a fun challenge.

  1. Secrets and Lies: A book set in a small town

This is difficult. At the moment, I can’t think of a book that fits into this category

2. Salt and Sand: A book with a beach-side community

Beach-side? What about a book that takes place near the sea, but not exactly a beach? There is a village nearby, and on an island apart from it, there a house full of “different people”- ranging from a gnome, a wyvern, an unidentifiable green blob, a were-Pomeranian, and the Antichrist. They only are misunderstood by the villagers- only the caretaker of their home and the main character are able to fully understand them.

3. Here There Be Dragons: a book with a voyage on the high seas

Originally thought of Voyage of the Dawn Treader, but thought of something else instead. I thought of the last three Heroes of Olympus books- The Mark of Athena, The House of Hades, and The Blood of Olympus, where the seven demigods spend time in the high seas where they have to enter the most dangerous seas on their quests- that is when they reach Rome and Greece.

4. Tread Lightly: a book set down a murky river or jungle

While I may not say MURKY, this was all I could think of- Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. After all, a lot of the book takes place on a river- that is why I thought of that book I choose to read for summer reading entering 11th grade, which I fell in love with

5. Frozen Wastes: a book with a frost-bitten atmosphere

Spinning Silver, for sure. Yes, I struggle a lot when it comes to retellings resulting in barley reading them. So, what convinced me to read this Rumplestikskin retelling? It helped already reading a Naomi Novik book in the past, and the blurb convinced me enough. The book was so original in many ways- from characters to the world to the plot.

6. The Boonies: a book with a rough or isolated terrain

Maybe The Shades of Magic series, specifically Black London. After all, it has been long forgotten about- its like it no longer exists- the other three are well-known. Black is the most corrupted and forgotten London out of all four.

7. Hinterlands and Cowboys: a book with a western-esque setting

Hmmmm- this is tough

8. Look Lively: a book set across sweeping desert sands

When I think of the desert, I think of the musical, Aladdin, quickly. That means the book, Arabian Nights, would come to mind despite NEVER reading it.

9. Wild and Untamed: a book set in the heart of the woods

What is the first Naomi Novik book I read and loved? It is Uprooted, where one of its settings is the corrupted Wood, which serves a vital part of the story. In many ways, it is very much alive—-you would be surprised on how much the Wood can corrupt people.

10. Wildest Dreams: a whimsical book shrouded in magic

So many books can fall under this—-due to my love for fantasy. As in how many magical places can fit under this question? At the moment, I am thinking of the Land of Stories world- it is full of well-known fairy tale creatures and it also gives us new characters we aren’t familiar with. It is really is covered in magic in so many ways.

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