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Decided it was time to post again, and lucky me – it is Wednesday. Time for a Top 5 Wednesday! This is a weekly meme hosted by Sam over at this Goodreads group. This week’s topic is Creepy setting, but I decided to do my ‘own’ little thing and add “creepy scenes” as well, seeing as the setting doesn’t creep me out as much as what happens there.
5. The Garden Scene in The Snow Queen by H.C. Andersen
Nothing says creepy like creepy in a kid’s book. This scene was a brief occurrence in the book that wasn’t really brought up again at all, what I can remember, but it still stuck with me. Gerda finds herself in a witch’s garden, being deprived of her memories she encounters plants that tell her different stories that don’t really make sense. Though some are beautiful, some turn out quite depressing and creepy in a way due to our inability to comprehend them, yet they leave you with a feeling that you should. I don’t know if they were even meant to be creepy, but to me as a child it was and that scene will always stick with me. But I was a pretty easy kid to scare…
4. Any scene with a Lachrima (honestly), The Glass Sentence by S.E. Grove
I listened to the audiobook of this one, and I still remember I was calmly listening to the book while trying to sleep. Then one of the characters decided to tell a little tale to our protagonists of their encounter with a “Lachrima”. This is far from a creepy book, but listening to that scene made me pause the book and turn on the night light to be able to sleep. What’s a Lachrima you might wonder? Well, in short, it’s a crying ghost-like being. Without a face.
3. The Other World from Coraline by Neil Gaiman
2. The Magical Land from The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
I don’t remember if this land had any name, but just imagine Narnia, but R-rated. A lot of settings were creepy in itself (and where meant to), but even the ones that were supposed to a bit more “friendly” had something like small, scuttling flowers. Cute? They were made from the innocent children who died there.
1. The Child Thief by BROM
Well, I find BROM being able to pull this off in every setting in his book The Child Thief. Like, even the places that the main p.o.v. describes as beautiful has some eerie feeling to it. No matter how much I wish I could travel to, like ANY, fantasy book – this does not make the list. I haven’t finished the book yet, but I doubt I’ll change my opinion. If you’re looking for dark fantasy, you’ve come to the right place.
Do you agree/disagree with any? Curious about any listed? Have you done this meme yourself? Then what are you doing, comment! ❤