Discussion: most unique settings

Happy Friday, everyone!!

Today I thought I’d talk about some of the most unique settings I’ve read in books. Personally, the setting of a book is really important. If there’s a good and interesting setting, I’m more likely to enjoy the book. So here are some books where I thought the setting was really unique.

Side note: if you think that I strategically organized this post so it would look nice aesthetically, then you’re 100% correct



Dream Factory by Brad Barkley and Heather Hepler: Disney World

Yeah, this book takes place at Disney World. It’s about the teenagers who are the characters in the park. It has a scavenger hunt and a cute romance, and the Disney setting makes it a bit more than your typical YA or contemporary. I don’t think I’ve ever read or heard of a book taking place at Disney.


The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen: a catering company

The main character works for a bit at a catering company in this book, and it’s one of my favourite settings ever. I just love reading about the chaos and the different functions they worked at. It was so interesting!


Airborne and Skybreaker by Kenneth Oppel: airships

I’ve talked a bit about these books before, but they take place on airships!!! Like, giant blimp-type things. Skybreaker specifically is super interesting. It’s like an abandoned airship that has treasure and a museum-type thing on it. I highly recommend it!



Angels and Demons by Dan Brown: Vatican City

I know Dan Brown books are controversial, but I really enjoyed them when I first read them. Angels and Demons was my favourite, namely because of the setting. It takes place in Vatican City and deals with religion, which I really enjoyed. I find religion really interesting, so I liked that this one had to do with religion. And the setting really worked and added to the story.


The Martian by Andy Weir: Mars

The Martian might be the most unique setting seeing as it takes place on Mars. It was so cool to read about hypothetically living on Mars. I loved it. It added tension and suspense and just another layer of difficulty.


Stolen by Lucy Christopher: the Australian outback

This book is about a girl who’s kidnapped to the Australian outback, which is morbid and creepy, but the setting really works. It’s so isolated, and Christopher does a good job making it isolated. It’s super interesting, and actually a fairly easy read despite the topic.


So those are some of the most unique settings I’ve read! Have you read any of these? Are there any books you thought were really unique? Let me know!!

Thanks for reading! xx

16 thoughts on “Discussion: most unique settings

  1. The cover for Stolen is stunning! I’m not sure the books sounds like one I’d enjoy, but it sure is pretty.

    I’ve read the first book in the Kingdom Keepers middle-grade series by Ridley Pearson, which is also set in Disney World. The series continues to include a Disney Cruise and Disneyland, I believe.

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      1. That’s exactly how I felt when I read it, that I wished I was the target audience. My parents enjoyed it regardless of the age differences, but I couldn’t get to a mental state where I wanted to continue the series.

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  2. I read Angels and Demons a few weeks before going to Italy myself, and I love the entire setting in the book. Though it didn’t really focus too much on the places or the atmosphere of the locations but more about the plot, the places the characters went to were all very unique and has a lot of history.

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