Tuesday, January 28, 2014

TTT - Top Ten Worlds I Wouldn't Want to Live In

It's time to link up with the Broke and the Bookish again!

Today's topic: Top ten worlds you would never want to live in, or characters you'd never want to trade places with.

Oh man, with so many dystopian YAs floating around as well as reading so much urban fantasy, it was kind of a struggle to keep this list to only ten!

1. The Hunger Games series, Suzanne Collins
Merciful Zeus, I would not want to live in Panem. Between having to deal with the government representatives, scraping out an existence, and having to watch 23 kids die on national television every year (and possibly being one of them), it's a giant barrel of NOPE.

2. Any world created by Simon R. Green
Don't get me wrong, I love Simon R. Green's writing. But the worlds he creates are freaking terrifying at times. There are evil sorcerers and demons waiting in the forest and people who can basically smile and it rips your skin off. So yeah. Even if I had Hawk and Fisher AND Eddie Drood on my side, no thank you very much.

3. The Day of the Triffids, John Wyndham
I love this book a lot. But there is no way in hell I would want to live in a world where everyone except a handful of people is blind and being killed off by giant meat-eating plants.

4. The Gone series, Michael Grant
Trapped in a giant bubble with only people under 15 with limited food supplies and kids with a tendency to get murdery? Uh, pass.

5. The Chaos Walking series, Patrick Ness
I love the world that Patrick Ness has created, but having to hang out in a world where everyone can hear everything that guys are thinking ALL THE TIME? Definitely not a place I want to be hanging out.

6. The Kate Daniels series, Ilona Andrews
The world that's been created in this series is absolutely fabulous. But I just know that I would end up as collateral damage from some kind of vampire/shifter/necromancer showdown. So yeah, no.

7. The Cahill Witch Chronicles, Jessica Spotswood
A world where women have to hide what they are and decide at seventeen whether to get married - and who they're going to marry! - or to become a nun? Nope nopeity nope nope.

8. Anything featuring zombies
Zombies are one of my personal squicks, so any book that involves zombies is a world that I automatically don't want to live in. Because I'm a wuss and they creep me out like whoa.

9. The Uglies series, Scott Westerfeld
A world where you're basically forced into having masses of plastic surgery at the age of 16 so that the government can control you? NO THANKS. Especially when after the surgery, all the characters become indescribably annoying in their shallowness.

10. The Fifth Wave series, Rick Yancey
I would be 10000% terrified ALL THE TIME. That is all.

So. What world would you not want to live in?

K xx


  1. Great list! I feel the same about zombies. I'll be the first one to die. Hehe

  2. All of these just... nope. Or Game of Thrones cause I would die since everyone dies.

  3. I don't think anybody wants to live in panem. nice list today. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

  4. Hunger Games was the first one I thought of but a big PLUS ONE to The Knife of Never Letting Go. Ugh. Those books. So fantastic but yep. Never in a million years.

  5. I thought I was reading '10. The Fifty Shades of Grey... I would be 10000% terrified ALL THE TIME'. Haha. I need a new glass, I guess xD

  6. My first thought was the world of Uglies, because the thought of enforced plastic surgery gives me the wiggens. I love that series, though. Song of Ice and Fire is probably number one, though, because that world is just screwed up. I must read Day of the Triffids (and The Midwich Cuckoos, which I think is the same author, but I can't be bothered to look it up right now). Great list


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