Today is Wednesday, which of course means its time for Top 5 Wednesday! If you don’t already know, Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme created by Lainey @ Gingerreadslainey but is now hosted by Sam @ Thoughtsontomes.
This week’s topic, just in time for Halloween, is my Top 5 Favorite Spooky Settings. I will strictly do book settings for this one. Now, let’s crawl out of the grave and into the T5W graveyard. Okay… that wasn’t as cool or spooky as I wanted it to sound.
5. The Underworld- Percy Jackson Series
This one should’ve been a given. I mean, it is The Underworld. I think Percy ventured into the God of Death’s territory in the first book, but I can’t remember it exactly. All I remember is Percy, Annabeth, and Grover travelling on a creepy lake of fire in the Underworld, and being creeped out. I definitely would not want to venture there for vacation.
4. The Silent City- The Mortal Instruments Series
The Silent City, or City of Bones, is the place where the Silent Brothers reside. The name, City of Bones, comes from the city being made from bones and ashes… yup. And it’s described as pitch black, unless you wield Witchlight. I definitely would not want to spend a night here.
3. The Triwizard Tournament Maze- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Every time I watch or read The Goblet of Fire, the scariest task to me is definitely the maze, mainly because the setting itself terrifies me. As I stated in my post ‘Its Locked!’ I am terrified of small spaces, and with being trapped in a maze, where the walls move is the most terrifying thing I could think of in the entire Harry Potter series.
2. Dracula’s Castle- Dracula
Who would want to be stuck in an old, creepy castle with a thousand year old vampire? I know I wouldn’t. In the original Dracula novel by Bram Stoker, Dracula is able to walk up and down walls, and turn into a bat AND wolf. I’d rather travel over to Frankenstein’s house, thank you very much.
1. The Maze- The Maze Runner Series
So none of these places are in any specific order, so the maze from The Maze Runner isn’t the spookiest place for me, but it does make my top 5. This is because of the grievers and the fact that the walls literally move. I don’t like tight spaces and being powerless in a situation like the maze would force me to be, so that’s what gave this setting a spot on this list.
What are your top 5 spooky settings? Let me know in the comments or if you made your own post, leave me a link to your post. I love to see what spooks other people out.
The Book Prophet