Monday, January 27, 2014

Top Ten Worlds I'd Never Want To Live In
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1. Panem from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Something might be seriously wrong with you if you want to live in Panem. 

2. Westeros from the A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin

The life expectancy there is, like, four. No thanks.

3. The world of Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

I would be the deadest dead person to ever die out there. Aether would strike me the moment I stepped foot outside. I'd get eaten by cannibals. I wouldn't be able to find food. I would very much not want to live there. It's like Australia. Everything there can kill you.

4. The world of Delirium by Lauren Oliver

I'm pretty fond of love, so I wouldn't particularly want to live in a world where it's considered a disease and they cut it out of your brain.

5. Wonderland from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Yes, I know. It's whimsical and fabulous and adorable and it would scare the sanity right out of me. I like my sanity (or what little of it I possess).

6. The world of Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff

Everybody dies in these books. Everybody. Do you have any idea how many things could kill you? There's choking pollution, so the land is dying, the sky is red, and the sea is black. There are evil dudes in charge with evil dudes under their command who are succeeded by more evil dudes. There are monsters and demons and rebellions, oh my!


7.  The world of Tumble & Fall by Alexandra Coutts

Well, not only would the world be ending, but everything would be super boring.

8. The world of Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard

I am not as awesome as Daniel and the Spirit Hunters. Ergo, I would be eaten by zombies. Almost immediately.

9. The world of Defiance by C.J. Redwine

Women cannot go unchaperoned? They are auctioned for marriage? There is a giant tunnel dragon who breathes fire? The commander is the evillest evil to ever evil? Women cannot go unchaperoned?!

10. The world of Divergent by Veronica Roth

I am too lazy and bad at math for Erudite, too mean for Amity, too wimpy for Dauntless, too selfish for Abnegation, and too dishonest for Candor. Which means I'd be Factionless, which means no, get me the heck out of this stupid place.

11. The world of Shatter Me by Taherah Mafi

The world is in shreds and birds don't fly anymore and I'd totally be one of the unlucky ones without any powers. Or my power would be extremely lame, like... being able to shoot bees at criminals. Or be nice. (Lame.)

12. The world of Defy by Sara B. Larson

One word: rape houses.


  1. Great list & LOL at "Run Away" pic!

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  2. Rape... houses? Yeah, I'm pretty sure that world is on my list of NEVER IN YOUR WILDEST DREAMS.

  3. Bahaha, your explanations crack me up. I agree with you on DIVERGENT--I'd probably be Factionless too, and then I'd have nothing. I still need to read several of these, especially UNDER THE NEVER SKY (although I'm guessing I wouldn't ever want to live in that world).

    Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf

  4. Re Defy-- What the what!? I haven't read it yet.. but it's on my nook.. and now i'm scared >.< Also ... Australia is one big NO.. I mean.. Ya I kinda want to go.. But it would have to be after months of forgetting every deadly thing that is there lol. Delirium.. ya i've got that.. and I will keep it thank you very much! haha. Great Choices :D
    Chelle @ The Passionate Bookworms

  5. Great list! Rap houses? NO.
    Once you think about it Alice in Wonderland really is not the place to be. They make it seem so lovely to kids but its a death trap waiting to happen. Almost as bad as living with Fae People.

  6. This was an awesome list. My favorite was Tumble and Fall though. "Well, not only would the world be ending, but everything would be super boring." Bahahahaha, so good!

  7. I definitely don't want to live in Panem. No thank you! I think Wonderland would freak me out a bit too. Ha! Great list :-)

  8. Great list! I didn't think about Alice in Wonderland, but I am with you there. It is so creepy. I also agree about Under the Never Sky. It just seems so dangerous there.

  9. So far I've seen Divergent, Game of Thrones, and The Hunger Games on a lot of peoples' lists today, but it seems like you and I are the only ones I've seen with Wonderland! It would probably be really cool... for the five seconds it would take for me to get confused and disoriented and probably get eaten by the Jabberwocky. :) Great list!

  10. 1. NOPE. Not even in the Capitol.
    2. Hahaha, I should have included Westeros. If you're poor, you're likely to die from illness or be killed by the rich, if you're rich then you're just screwed all together.
    6. I haven't read these books yet but I have to say, the fact that there's so much death in them is appealing. Maybe I should bump them up in my TBR pile.
    12. WHAT.

  11. I so agree with your picks! A world without love? People removing a part of your brain to take away your ability to love, that's freaky! The world sketched in Delirium pretty much scares the shit out of me... Because taking away the ability to love would also take away compassion and so much more feelings *shudder*

    And Defy! I have it on my list as well... for the exact same reason! I mean, a Rape House!?

  12. BAHAHAHAHA Tumble & Fall: the world where fathers buy their son prostitutes as a "Hey, we're dying soon!" present. And ugh, living in the Delirium world would be so boring. I can't. I'd want to live in the UTNS series just to be able to see the Aether, though.

  13. I love your reason for Divergent, I think I would be the same thing totally Factionless and that never seems fun. Really who in their right mind would want to live in Panem unless they know they would be in the capitol where they are not starving and they never have to worry about being in the Games. Yep I am 100% fine with the world I live in. Plus I would add any Zombie Universes to the list.

  14. Shatter Me doesn't appeal to me either. Life is hard enough, without having to live in a destroyed world.
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  15. Panem features in my list too. and agree with your reasons for the others.. great list

  16. I so agree with your list! I wouldn't fit in any of the factions either. Your comment on Under The Never Sky cracks me up, haha!. And rape house? *shudders*

  17. You forgot the Fayz. Kids eating kids? Kids killing kids? Friends turning into people you no longer recognize? *shudders*

  18. 1. Hahaha. NO SUSHI FOR YOU, GILLIAN. This would be hell for you.

    2. Also, the rape expectancy there is, like, 90%. Maybe less in the TV series, but if you don't belong to the nobility (which, let's be honest, I don't see myself acting the part of the noble lady), chances that you'll be raped are higher than chances you'll find food for the night. And even the nobility isn't really safe.

    3. Aaw, but you'd find a Perry/Roar person boy thingy who would teach you how to survive the wilderness. And then there would be treehouse fun times.

    4. Omg Gillian, this totes is a fathomable future. You'd better nurse yourself off love right this instant because they'll be stomping down your door, anti-love serum in hand, in just a few years. Just you wait.

    5. Also, viscious flowers.

    7. Ew. Dying of boredom. What a waste.

    8. You would make a pretty zombie chick though. Make all the other zombies go BRAAAAAINS.

    9. I can see how that would be a problem.

    10. Or you could be the person riding the Dauntless train. SERIOUSLY. How does that thing keep moving? Is it a ghost train? Did Divergent!world just cross into the realm of the paranormal?

    11. Bees can be serious bitches, though. Wasps would be better, because at least they don't die instantly after they (read: you) have attacked someone.

    12. No to the existence of that world in fiction in general.


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