Greetings from Nashville, TN!
Hey, y’all! I’m currently spending my 4th consecutive Thanksgiving week in beautiful Nashville! Last week, I talked about which bookstores I was planning to visit, so later this week I’ll be sharing my friends from book shopping in Nashville.
I shared that last week I had two orders come in at my library. In those orders, I had several books come in that I have read and was very excited to get in and share with my students.
One of those books was The Wrath and the Dawn!
I’m not sure that I ever posted a review for Wrath, but I read it back in June and it is still my favorite thing I’ve read all year. The back story was phenomenal and had so much depth and…it has a MAP!
A kid immediately checked it out this week and then commented that she knew it was going to be good because she noticed that it had a map when she opened. I thought it was funny, because I always think the same thing when I read fantasy.
In fact, I had the same thought for Wrath (and was right…it was awesome!). I recently started Throne of Glass and had the same thought when I saw the map at the beginning. Granted, I’m not done with that one, but so far so good…my theory still stands: Books that have maps have better world building and tend to be better overall.
Has anyone else noticed this or is it just me and my one kid at work?