Top Ten Tuesday: Worlds I Wouldn’t Want To Live In

Posted January 28, 2014 by chooseyabooks in toptentuesday / 2 Comments



Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created the Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is worlds we would not want to live in.

The Capitol – The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

This is a society where children are selected via lottery to battle to the death? Whether in the districts or Capitol, this is no world I would ever want to be in.

 Echo – Between The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tuchlocke

I just read this book and really enjoyed it, but would not want to be in Echo. When kids start wielding sharpened sticks and talking about devil, it’s time to get out of town!

United Commonwealth-  The Testing and Independent Study by Joelle Charbonneau

Let’s just say the United Commonwealth does not have a testing or university application process I would want to partake in! Suddenly the university applications and interviews I had seem so much better!

Ravka – Shadow and Bone and Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo.

I love these books, but between the Shadow Fold, monsters, villains and general struggles, Ravka is not a place I would want to visit.

Unwind by Neal Shusterman

The concept of this book is horrific and the idea of unwinding, of being harvested of all of your body organs and parts, and this decision being down to your parents when you’re a teenager and naturally going to be likely to annoy them at some point is just awful to think about.

Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner

This book is fantastic and so moving. It is not a world I would want to live in at all though and is a very dark and chilling world.

Angelfall by Susan Ee

Angelfall is terrifying when you think about it, isn’t it? Angels of the apocalypse, a supernatural war and incredibly bleak world.

Oleander – The Waking Dark by Robin Wasserman

I’m only partway through this book, but after a murder-filled first chapter, I can cross Oleander off my list of worlds I want to live in.

Game of Thrones by G R R Martin

No, I don’t want to be in this world or be a character in it. There’s just too high a chance of a grisly death!

Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Between the limited literature available, being inoculated against love and the depressingly limited organisation of your future, this world is not where I would want to be!

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2 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Worlds I Wouldn’t Want To Live In

  1. I’m starting the Unwind trilogy soon, which I’m very excited about. It sounds like a fascinating world, but definitely not one I’d want to live in. Great list 🙂

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