Sometimes there are just those days where no inspiration will strike you. Even when you jot down various ideas over the course of a few months, nothing seems to fit with the fill in prompt from Top Ten Tuesday (as always created by The Broke and the Bookish). It is one of the most frustrating things in my blogging life. I mean this!
I went through various things. Thiefs for instance, but then how many books have I read with thiefs? And now that I am typing this assassins suddenly strikes me, but I will now not change since I already had this list and then I have to delete all my hard work. Because I settled on characters that go on a trip.
And with this I shall take you on a trip. From our own world to alternate and fantastical worlds. Worlds, here we come!
I don’t know where this came from. I was clearly having a weird day when I typed this.
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
We start in Europe a few centuries ago. Seeing historical Europe seems like a great place to start and our host is Monty who is taking his great tour of Europe. We are of course bound to learn some great history (and end up at a party or 2).
The Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan
From there on out we travel to present day Europe at Rome, Venice, Croatia, Malta and Greece before heading back to the USA. Your travle companions are a great group of demigods so you can be sure you are safe from weird creatures. Unfortunately our transport Festus does not always fly without a hiccup.
Demon Road (Demon Road 1) by Derek Landy
Now that we are in America it is time to take a road trip through a few states. In a very interesting supernatural car we fly through the landscape of America rather quickly with a demon as our guide and some other demons hot on our tails. Fun times.
The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds 1) by Alexandra Bracken
After our brief run in with the demons we run into a human group luckily who are more than happy to take us with them in their van. Unfortunately we also do not get a lot of sightseeing here as we don’t really want to be caught…
Labyrinth Lost (Brooklyn Brujas 1) by Zoraida Cordova
We end up in New York where we accidentally step foot into Los Lagos, an in between realm where we have to fight for our lives. Because what is a road trip without some more survival of the fittest?
The Color of Magic (Rincewind 1, Discworld) by Terry Pratchett
From Los Lagos we are transported to Discworld, an world that is flat and is carried on the back of a giant turtle. We end up in Ankh-Morpork, meet death and get chased around by a luggage through Discworld. If you think luggages aren’t scary, guess again.
Six of Crows (Six of Crows 1) by Leigh Bardugo
From there we move to the Grisha Realm and visit Ketterdam and beyond. We get dragged along on a heist and end up as thiefs.
De Klauw (Magycker 1) by Adrian Stone
We then end up in the world of Magyckers. And I wish we were magyckers. You’d get paid for your spells. Think of the money we’d gain! What, we have to eat… We travel on air ships and see real dragons.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
We return just in time to be picked up by an alien and brought to their space ship before the Earth blows up. Creating some everlastingness on this fun trip.
Illuminae (The Illuminae Files 1) by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman
We jump ships, onto one apart of a fleet. Because safety in numbers. Too bad an AI is out to kill us…
Will this trip never end? Where would you take us to next?