Hello bookworms and welcome back to Josie’s Book Corner! Today is Wednesday, and that means another instalment of Top Five Wednesday!
This is one of my favourite weekly memes hosted by Lainey @ gingereadslainey over on YouTube! You can click here to go to the Top 5 Wednesday Goodreads page!
This week, I am very excited for the topic which is: Top Five Fictional Cities! Let’s jump right into it, shall we?
I am a huge fan of cities. My wanderlust has given me the inspiration and motivation to travel the world to see all the magnificent cities in the world!
I am also an enthusiastic reader of the fantasy genre so I have encountered MANY fictional cities, many which I have come to wish were real places that I would totally live in, given the opportunity.
1. Rivendell (Lord of the Rings)
Can you imagine?! Have you seen the beauty of this spectacular Elven city? There are so many cities within the realm of Middle Earth I could pick but out of all of them, Rivendell is at the top of the list. If it were real, I’d find my refuge there forever. 😍
2. Orynth (Throne of Glass)
At the heart of Terrasen, the birth place if Celaena, the city of Orynth lies. Is there any other reason I have to make for wanting this city to be real other than the fact that Celaena was born there? And once again, the fact that the land is filled (or was) filled with the Fae, is another reason I want this city to be real. With the merriment of the Far, who wouldn’t want such an abundant, beautiful city to exist?
3. Hobbiton (Lord of the Rings)
I’m sorry for adding another Lord of the Rings city, but… come on, LOOK AT THIS PLACE! And I suppose I can say that this place ACTUALLY EXISTS. And I am going to visit it one day, I promise you! But I wish it existed in all it’s beauty and glory from the Lord of the Ring’s trilogy – the lovely little Hobbits that like to keep to themselves and not go on adventures, the lush green landscape… ah, just heaven.
4. Shadowhunter London, 1800s (The Infernal Devices
There is no denying I love myself a little bit of London culture, and what better than 1800s London with a little bit of the Shadowhunter world to spice it up a bit? If this city were real, I’d love to live in it. Give me some handsome Nephilim men!
5. King’s Landing (Game of Thrones)
It’s beautiful, isn’t it? I’ve only read the first book in the Song of Ice and Fire series, and I can hardly remember any of it, but you cannot deny the beauty of this city and I wish it existed, because I would love to live there.