Top Ten Tuesday: Settings I’d Like to See More Of

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl, wherein each week bloggers list out their Top Ten.

This week is about settings that I want to see more of. Granted, I don’t think there’s any lack of books in most of these setting styles, but I do admit I would like to read more of these.


I love multiverses, whether they be fantasy (Darker Shade of Magic) or science fiction (A Thousand Pieces of You)

Magical dystopias

Okay, this maybe because I just finished The Hollows series recently, but I would love more urban fantasies series that aren’t about hidden secondary worlds, and more about different magical species co-existing with each other!

Space dynasties

I love space royalty SFF – like The Diabolic or A Spark of White Fire, or The Queen’s Wing. I think having the fantasy slice of royalty mixed with futuristic settings gives it the best of both worlds!

Medieval Japanese settings

I am a big fan of all things anime and Japanese mythology so yeah, I want more books in the style of Shadow of the Fox.

Historical retellings

Okay there isn’t exactly a lack of them but it could never be enough for me? And I would love the retellings to be more on the humorous side, like My Lady Jane

Magic realism/Fabulism

Stories that are contemporary in vibe but with a supernatural touch are my weakness, and I would love to see more like The Raven Cycle,

Horror that is not about ghosts

I want some horror that is not about hauntings, or undead things or whatever – it is difficult to describe but maybe the closest word would be psychological horror? Like the kind in which you may have an unreliable narrator but there are also some supernatural things that can’t be explained? Something like White Space, or This Darkness Mine (I know, both are very different books, which is why I said it is difficult to describe what I exactly mean)

Dark fantasies

I am a morbid sort of person, who revels in darkness and stories that don’t always end happily. *shrug*

Cute rom-coms

I know this is the opposite to what I just said above, but you know, the kind of cute romances that make you giddy with laughter, and you coo about how adorable the two are, bantering with each other? Yeah, I want more of that!

What settings would you like to see more of?

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