Top 5 Wednesday: Creepy Settings


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This week's Top 5 Wednesday topic:  Creepy Settings
Not necessarily horror books, but any setting from any book that gave you the heebie jeebies... in a good way. :)


The Prison | A Court of Mist and Fury

Situated in a cavernous mountain on an island, the Prison hold the foulest, most dangerous creatures and criminals in Prythian - including the Bone Carver. Each time Feyre had to go into the Prison I felt claustrophobic and just got the creeps. *shudder*


The Compound | Written in Red

The Compound Meg escaped from was a seriously messed up place. As a cassandra sangue, a blood prophet, Meg was held at the Compound along with others like her and forcibly cut for profit. The man running the Compound was ruthless and the whole place had a bad vibe. 


The Cave by the Sea | Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry and Dumbledore's secret mission to the cave by the sea was filled with danger. It was a creepy, desolate location... made 1,000 times worse by the Inferi-infested lake. Gah!


Godspeed | Across the Universe

I find space a pretty scary setting anyway, but the vast spaceship Godspeed, where sinister things were happening, upped the creep factor.



The Silent City | City of Bones

Home of the Silent Brothers, The Silent City (aka the City of Bones) was one seriously creepy place. I mean, first you've got the Silent Brothers whose appearance is downright frightening - Marks that stitch their eyes and mouths closed. Eww! Then there's the fact that the Silent City is the necropolis of the Shadowhunters and the remains of the dead are often used to fortify the marble arches. Double eww! I'd say that counts as creepy.


What's your favorite fictional creepy setting?

16 comments

  1. Oh goodness- I totally agree with the cave by the sea in Harry Potter. So so creepy!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. It's been so many years since I read the book but I still remember how creepy it was in that cave.

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  2. I loved that scene in Harry Potter. Those others sound cool too. The first two are on my TBR list. :) ~Aleen

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  3. The Silent City sounds creepy, eerie, and sinister. I haven't read that book (yet?) but the way you described its setting makes me wonder if I should. I do love creepiness when it comes to books.

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    1. The Mortal Instruments series is a lot of fun. It's a commitment (6 books) but I totally enjoyed them.

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  4. Ahhh! What an excellent October topic!

    A huge yes for under the mountain! Oh my gosh.

    And the cave by the sea! And the City of Bones!

    I'm trying to think of other creepy settings I've read lately but nothing is coming to mind immediately.

    I loved the setting of White London from Shades of Magic... Oh! And there were these underground tunnels in the Grisha!

    Great picks!

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    1. Funny you mention the Grisha series because I (finally!) plan to start Shadow and Bone this month. Hopefully those underground tunnels aren't too creepy!

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  5. The Cave by the Sea was such a good pick!! It was creepy in the books but also in the movies!

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    1. Oh yeah, totally creepy in the movie, too. Seeing it brought to life was amazing. (Sorry you had so much trouble commenting, Grace!)

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  6. These are great picks with amazing word building.

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  7. Awesome picks, enjoy the list!

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  8. Even though I didn't like City of Bones as much as I was expecting too [Angels and Demons my favorite topic EVER!] I have to say that the The Silent City is indeed one of the creepiest settings I have read! :) Great List. OMG The Others again. I need to read it! This is Pure Peer Pressure! :)

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    1. The peer pressure is strong, my friend. You cannot resist it. You MUST read The Others series. And yes I used it two days in a row (check today's Top 5 Wednesday post LOL).

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