Welcome to another Six For Sunday! Carrying on the books and holidays theme to this month’s prompts today is all about those fictional places you’d love to go on holiday!
This was a little harder than I expected it to be, a lot of books I read – particularly adult fiction are crime novels set very definitely in the real world. Also while a lot of the YA fantasy I’ve read recently has wonderful world building I’m not convinced they feature lands I’d want to visit on holiday, Britain of the Dark Gifts trilogy and Sempera from the Everless duology I’m looking at you!
Fortunately some of the middle grade fiction I’ve been reading recently has some wonderful worlds that I think would be an absolute joy to visit so that’s where I’m heading for a lot of these choices!
Fictional places you’d love to go on holiday
A tour of the Wizarding World from Harry Potter
Harry Potter was a huge part of my childhood and I have always loved the sound of Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade so I’d love a day trip to visit them both. That said I am very familiar with London and Scotland (and the weather) so somewhere a little more exotic would be nice! I’m thinking a tour of various magical places around the world – bits of North America and Egypt spring to mind but I’m sure there are plenty of other places I’d love to visit!
Unmapped Kingdoms from The Unmapped Chronicles
So far I’ve only read Everdark but the prologue explained enough about the Unmapped Kingdoms that I’m sure I’d love to visit at least one or two – although preferably not while they’re under attack from a Harpy…
Particularly Crackledawn where the sun symphonies are written and Silvercrag where the snow stories come from. I could probably take or leave Jungledrop with its rain paintings… I see enough rain in Scotland!
Trollville from The Train To Impossible Places
To be honest I’d quite happily do a tour of several of the Impossible Places but I think I would like to start off in Trollville, it sounds like such a fun place to visit, full of interesting inventive things! I certainly want to take the trip on the stairs from the Overside to the Underside!
Ritzy City from Witch Wars
I must confess I’m only part way through this book having picked started it on my Overdrive app in the week after Hannah included it in her top ten books. I’m loving it so far and the wonderful illustrations by Laura Ellen Anderson makes the land beneath the pipes look so inviting so I’d love to take a trip through the pipes to Sinkville!
In particular I’d enjoy a trip to Ritzy City, and I’d be sure to stop off at Brew’s to take in the wonderful fashion and pop into Clutterbucks to try some of their famous fizzy drinks – the Flat-Hat Fizz and the Witch Wars Mix sound worth a try at least!
Lyra’s Oxford from the His Dark Materials Trilogy
I know parts of Lyra’s world are pretty scary places to be, especially with the church experimenting with separating children from their dæmons but I’d love to go exploring with Lyra. The chance to wander around the Oxford that she knows would be fantastic, but especially the chance to go and visit Iorek Byrnison in Svalbard would be unmissable! As would the opportunity to meet my very own dæmon and see what form he would take!
Rosewood Hall from The Rosewood Chronicles
Now this is perhaps cheating slightly as it’s not necessarily somewhere I’d choose to visit on holiday, but growing up I always wondered what it would be like to go to boarding school… Especially one in such a picturesque sounding location such as Rosewood Hall!
Maybe a week or two there in the summer holidays when all the students are away would be nice, although the chance to go back in time to my school days and spend a term or two going to classes and doing all the extra curricular activities with the famous pupils would be fun!
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