Top Ten Tuesday - Time Travel!
Welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday! This meme was started by The Broke and the Bookish, so I suggest you go check out their blog! :D
Also... I randomly got 129 views yesterday alone, whereas I only got like 9 the day before... did something happen that I am not aware of?! o.o HELP!
So this week’s theme is everything to do with time - a time freebie, if you want to consider it like that!
So, with this week’s theme, I’m going to do An Odyssey through Time and Space
So let’s get this started!
We begin our journey many, many years ago, around the year 1545. The Renaissance, as presented in Mary Hoffman’s Stravaganza series, takes place in Talia, a parallel Italy, in which the emergence of a handful of gifted people cause political stress of all kinds. But through this stress is the magic of Italy during the Renaissance, its dangers, its love, and its beauty.
Next, we shall go to Elizabethan England, more precisely in 1878 in London, as it is protected from a swarm of clockwork machines by a group of young Shadowhunters. I am of course talking about Cassandra Clare’s Infernal Devices. See the Blackfriars Bridge here, over the Thames? It has a beautiful story surrounding it, one that will also go through the years.
Now we turn our attention to a darker era of our history. In 1945 Germany, a young girl struggles to learn to read, befriends a Jew, and stays rebellious throughout her time on Heaven Street. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, is a wonderful example of life in that time.
Modern Day, such a nice time to be in, don’t you think? So many stories to choose from from this particular era! We encounter many stories of this time, such as The Fault in our Stars, by John Green, Magonia by Maria Dhavana Headley, The Mortal Instruments, by Cassandra Clare, and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs. These beautiful stories take us all over the world, through every emotion and surprise, with each turn of events.
Next, we will fly to the future! Now, it is difficult to place events in the future. However in 2100, the events of Exodus, by Julie Bertagna, unfold to give us a world with no land.
More novels that are set in a further future include Illuminae, Divergent, Across the Universe, or The Hunger Games.
I hope you enjoyed this journey through time, with Air Booknerd. Make sure to leave your thoughts in the common section below.
No but seriously, I enjoyed writing this! And yes I know it’s Wednesday... But I have reasons! *cough* uni *cough*
I hope you have a great day! <3