Welcome to the second installment of a semi-regular feature here at Watch This Space: Book on Trend, in which I bring up a book trend I’ve noticed recently.
I’m currently reading City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett, which got me noticing all of the fantastic and magical books around that are named after cities. I’d love to see where these fall on a giant map of imaginary/fantasy lands. In any case, here are some recent (and some not-so-recent) books that fit the bill:
Of these books, the only three I can say anything about are The City of Ember, City of Bones, and Hollow City. The first I read years ago, and was disappointed. City of Bones I also read years ago, and I really wouldn’t recommend it. And Hollow City I read last year and absolutely loved. And, as I mentioned, I’m currently reading City of Stairs, so the verdict on that one is still out.