When I read about this week’s topic, I was so ecstatic. I absolutely LOVE it when my books have maps in them. I missed out on last week’s topic about character tropes because I just couldn’t think of any tropes that I enjoyed. But here I am for this week!
5. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
I was not expecting a map in a contemporary novel at all; this gave me a wonderful surprise. I really like how the map shows the Sinclairs’ family island and where each of the family members live. It gives off a great idea about where everything is and how the houses connect.
4. The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkein
I wish that there were more defining objects in the map like trees, rivers, or maybe something along the lines of castles. I really like the dwarfish written on the map; it makes the map look so much cooler. I think that the little notes on the map give little directions as to where the journey look place. Very, very nice.
3. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
I adore these maps to death. I love how they are on the end pages of the book; the easy accessible pages are useful when I want to know where the story is taking place. The world map alone is already beautiful, but with the addition of the Blackcliff Academy map on the back of the book, everything gets so much cooler.
2. The Remnant Chronicles series map by Mary E Pearson
The colour of the map gives off a vintage-y feel to me. I think that it is so cool how the kingdoms not only have their cities on them, but they also have drawings of what the castles look like! The drawings and crests on the side just add to the beauty of this map. Props to the creator of the map because this is seriously so well done.
1. A Song of Ice and Fire series map by George R. R. Martin
The map of this world is so incredibly detailed. I would be absolutely lost and confused as to where all of the kingdoms lie if it weren’t for these maps. The world is so huge! These two pages divide the north and the south of Westeros. Essos isn’t even in the picture yet! I also love the sigils of the houses on the corners of the map. I think it’s really cute. This map is taken from A Dance with Dragons simply because it had the bigger map to show rather than my small mass market paperback ones. I love everything about this map.
That’s all for this week. I just love maps!