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Bout of Books mini challenge: relocate!


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Today’s Bout of Books challenge is all about relocating.


I’m currently finishing up The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa, a story that takes place primarily in the mythical locations of the Nevernever, where all the fey and other mythical creatures reside.

….But not anymore!

Because I am officially relocating this cast to the Andes mountain range. And you know what that means. High altitudes. Cold temperatures. Uneven, thrilling landscapes. And snow!

How are these characters going to fare? Well, I think a lot less easier than they have it now. (Except maybe for the Winter Court. Watch your back.) I know the Iron Fey books tend to already be action-packed, but I think this relocation would only add to the suspense and drama. The Courts would be more chaotic than ever. Situations would be dire; there wouldn’t be nearly as much time to waste.

And really… who wouldn’t want to see Grimalkin have to traipse through the snow/cold? Plus, I sense the oncoming of an epic Ash/Puck snowball fight.


What book are you reading, where does it take place, and where is it going to relocate?

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80 Responses to “Bout of Books mini challenge: relocate!”

  1. […] The Grammarian’s Review: Relocate! […]

    • Alissa says:

      I LOVE your answer! It made me laugh, especially this part: “will now have hunted down rich boat owners.” Something about going from cranky NY to easy going Hawaii with its rich boat owners is just hilarious!

    • Alissa says:

      I really hope you’re enjoying Paper Towns! It’s one of my favorites. <3

      I love how you describe the relocation almost as some sort of giant hide-and-seek arena. That would be oddly funny.

    Oooh … this one is tough! I’m reading two books that are set more in the modern day — Married with Zombies and Jenny Pox. AND I’m not too far into either of them.

    I don’t even think Jenny Pox would differ with a relocation because the main idea of the book is Jenny herself — she’s the thing that’s different. I guess maybe if it were switched to somewhere where no one could wear clothes? Ha ha … that might make things more difficult!

    As for Married With Zombies, if they relocated somewhere where there were no places to hide — no buildings, trees, etc. — it would make the book a lot more bloodier. And probably more dull, since it would be over too quickly!

    Great challenge!

    • Alissa says:

      Hmmm yes, a zombie relocation would be tricky – over too soon, or nothing happening at all. Although I guess it’d depend on the intelligence of the zombies, and the amount of them. 😛

  3. Sarah E. says:

    I’m reading Linger by Maggie Stiefvater which is located in fictional Mercy Falls, Minnesota. I would relocate it to the Equator. Stiefvater was already clear to explain that the more warm the climate, the more hypersensitive the wolves are. But no one knows what would happen to them at the Equator!

  4. Midnight Alley (Morganville Vampires #3) by Rachel Caine. I’m moving them to Yuma, AZ. Stop by and see how things might change.

    […] Day 2 Challenge: Relocate @ The Grammarian Reviews […]

    • Alissa says:

      Oh my gosh, sending them to Africa sounds like it would pose a LOT of challenges and good reading material! Especially by taking away some of their knowledge and sources of knowledge (like the books).

  6. Jen7waters says:

    I’m reading The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker, and the story happens in Victorian London. I would relocate Percy (the heroine) to a place like Forks (yes, the Cullen’s hometown) because the poor girl is an albino and the sun hurts her skin. In a place like Forks she wouldn’t need to cover herself up all the time.

    • Alissa says:

      I’ve always thought it would also be interesting for the Harry Potter cast to be transported to Tolkien’s worlds.

  7. tiffany/vampluv83 says:

    I’m currently reading “Passion Unleashed” which mostly takes place in NewYork city. I would like it to relocate to Hawaii. I would like to see the characters in the jungle & on the beach, maybe some snorkeling, lol. It would be a fun add on to the love stories anyway.

  8. I’m currently reading Castle in the Air, while takes place in Ingrary. I think it would be hilarious to move the story to Texas, which is about as different from the original book setting as it can get. =)

  9. That was quite a bit of fun. I just hope they don’t eat my Penguins!

  10. I’m reading The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead. For the most part (so far) it has taken place at Amberwood Academy in California. I’d relocate the characters to Harrison, AR-Where I live (deffff not because I want to meet Adrian and Dimitri. What? No!). First of all because there’s no academy to attend, and second it’s a pretty small town so they’d have some fun trying to just blend in. Plus, they’d really make things much more exciting here. And Adrian would DIE because we don’t sell alcohol on Sundays ;D

    • Alissa says:

      Ooo I could see it turning very comedic very quickly.

      I haven’t read that one yet, but I’ve heard Adrian and Dimitri are amaaaazing.

  11. My response to this challenge is here! This one really made me think, thanks for hosting!

  12. Thalia @ Pictures in the Words says:

    I just finished ‘The Giver’. The main character, Jonas, doesn’t know what sunshine or snow is. So I’d relocate their little community (which has no specific location) to Boise, Idaho. Because it’s freaking swealtering hot during the summer (and likely to melt all their bicycles), and just about as cold as you can get in the winter time, with buckets and buckets of snow falling down on you every time you try to go outside for anything. I think it’d be a learning experience for all of them, especially the sun burn part. (:

    • Alissa says:

      I LOVE The Giver. And lol, melting bicycles! I actually think almost ANY other environment for them would be a learning experience, because they’re so… caged in.

  13. Here is my relocation:
    Well I choose The Oil Tycoon and Her Sexy Sheikh by Ros Clarke which is set in London, Scotland and then the beautiful exotic Persian Gulf… and relocate it to Antarctica!

    Sadly no more bikini bathing on the turquoise sea, no more frolicking on the white sandy beach, no more delicious spicy exotic foods and colourful fish and corals. No, instead the h/h are so wrapped up in their anoraks even their eyes can’t be seen. Everything is white and cold and impossible to see. Not really romance inspiring. Truth be told sounds quite white and blurry and boring. No wonder no stories are set in Antarctica but rather at exotic and warm locations with sandy beaches and beautiful sunsets! 🙂

    And I also posted it here:

    Thanks for the fun challenge!

    • Alissa says:

      That would be a big switch! Everything would be so much more desolate and dreary. Hopefully it wouldn’t bring down the mood too much!

  14. ashtondene says:

    I’m currently listening to the audiobook Good In Bed. This story takes place in the good ole US of A, mostly in Philadelphia but some in New York, New Jersey and California. For this challenge I think I would like to see how Cannie does in Europe … probably France. I would like to see how she (and the people around her) deal with her jerk of a dad, her failed relationship and an out of wedlock baby. I wonder if they would be such a big deal (or a bigger deal)? I think an European flavor to this book could change it and I would like to see what happens to the story.

    • Alissa says:

      You make a great point. I don’t know if this is just stereotyping, but I would think it’d be a bigger deal in Europe. …Maybe? Heh. Nice answer!

  15. Cayce says:

    Thanks for this very unique challenge!
    Posted my answer here:

    • Alissa says:

      The characters seem like they’re going to be in for a long ride with your relocation! Hopefully they’ll make it out okay.

  16. valli says:

    I finished reading Hypothermia by Arnaldur Indriðason, a detective story based in Reykjavík, Iceland, it was chilling and sometimes creepy. Death by Hypothermia, snow storm are some of the features of the story. I will relocate the story to The Arabian Desert and death would by sunstroke and snow storm will be replaced by sand storm.

  17. Angie says:

    This one was hard for me since I am just starting my book!! But I think I did pretty good!!

    Here is mine Angela’s Anxious Life

  18. Beckie @ becca’s book bug says:

    Thanks for the challenge 🙂
    Normally I would have posted my response plus my link but my iPad is not letting me do what I need too, sorry.

    So my response to the challenge is in the post I have linked below, this linkis also my day 2 update

    day 2 update with challenges


    • Alissa says:

      Aw, that’s okay! A link is just fine. I’m glad you participated. 🙂

      Yay for no more neighborhood peeping Tom!

    […] The Grammarian’s Reviews asks us to relocate the characters of our current reads. […]

  20. Stephanie says:

    My cowboys had better enjoy their big city trip! Lol

    […] Today at The Grammarian’s Reviews we’ve been challenged to take our current read’s characters (Every Day for me) and […]

  22. Cait H. says:

    I loved this, though it was hard with my current read since it’s fairly character focused. My response is located with today’s updates =)
    Updates & Mini-Challenges

  23. Here’s mine, located in my update post here:

    Thanks for the mini-challenge!

  24. Whoa, what a wicked answer! =D I had fun thinking of where to relocate the characters.

    Here’s my answer.

    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

  25. Right now I am reading Gifted Book #3, it’s about nine 13-year-old kids who have powers. It takes place in the school they are going but I am thinking of taking them out of school and relocate them to…the Hunger Games arena. Now that would be interesting, even though they are young they still have powers. I know that was cruel but the Games would be so much more interesting if the players had special powers. 😉 It’s all about what the people want!

    • Alissa says:

      That would be really interesting, since the Game makers also have power over so much. Wonder how that would turn out!

  26. I put two challenges from yesterday together in one post, so my relocate s underneath my character interaction 🙂

  27. […] Bout of Books mini challenge — It’s time to relocate those characters! […]

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