28/01/2014

* Top Ten Tuesday * Worlds I'd Run From!


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish, where we get to reveal our top ten of whatever they chose as the weekly topic! Click here for a list of future topics.



The Shatter Me world. A world torn apart by war and run by an evil government who are destroying what's left of the Earth. I'd have to risk my life and watch my back every single day and, even if it did mean chilling with Kenji, I don't think I could handle that pressure!


The Fifth Wave world. A genuine apocalypse, thanks to an alien invasion, where nobody can be sure who's human and who's not. Even our heroine is willing to kill people for a Mars bar and as much as I love a Mars bar, I don't think I'd be willing to get all mass-murderer for one.


The Coldest Girl in Coldtown world. As cool as vampires are in the media, having them freely roaming around in the real world would not be so cool. The Buffy fan in me thinks maybe I could find me a tortured vamp who wears a leather jacket and can be redeemed through my love. And the other part of me really hates the thought of being dragged into a Coldtown.


The Program world. A place where suicide is such an epidemic, that any day may be the one where you lose your best friend, or your brother, or sister, or the love of your life. And where the only cure is erasing your memories? I think I'd rather live in a world without the plague-like depression and forced amnesia.


The Angelfall world. An apocalypse led by angels with super strength really wouldn't bode well for me. Especially with all the other hellish creatures running about and then all the humans turning on each other ... it'd be too much danger for my delicate soul! Despite how much I'd relish all the shirtlessness.


The Delirium world. I couldn't imagine living in a place where love was not only illegal, but also considered a disease. Can you imagine having to be careful of every thing you say; of every touch and look and feeling? I should have been born in the 60s because FREE LOVE BABY. Or, okay, maybe not. But, BE free TO love baby! Or something to that effect.


The Darkest Minds world. So I'd either be killed by some mystery illness or be shipped to a concentration camp? Or hunted for the rest of my life, unable to trust anybody I meet? Then again, I suppose I'd also have Liam, so it wouldn't be all bad ... still though, The Darkest Minds is filled with too many heartless folks for my liking!


The Article 5 world. Again with the horrible camps and the never knowing who to trust! Man, these dystopias really like us to feel isolated. I think Article 5 is one of the harshest worlds, simply because there's no way to hide; you're imprisoned for things you can't control, like how you were born, and the government knows everything about you. Big Brother is always watching, and not even Chase can make that less creepy.


The Cinder world. Although all of the sci-fi elements and the technological advancements would be awesome (plus LITERAL world peace, guys!), there's the small matter of the plague killing everybody. And as cool as robots and alien races and global unity is, I really would rather not live in a world ravaged by plague.


The Divergent world. Imagine having to choose just one trait which you value above all others and then having to prove your loyalty time and time again, or risk being outcast and homeless? Or, being ripped from your family, if they're in different factions, and hardly ever being able to see them or talk to them again. I think I might pass? Sorry, Four.



This week was quite hard because there are actually so many worlds I think it'd be really cool to be a part of! But unfortunately those bad boys above will NOT be getting the pleasure of my company!

What fictional worlds would you steer well clear of?


 



Allie is a Pimm's-obsessed reader, who dreams of road tripping over America, learning to surf & becoming fluent in all the languages of her heritage (which, sadly, does not include Elvish). If she's not reading or blogging, you can find her catching up on Teen Wolf, or reigning supreme with Scrabble/Mario Kart. Stalk her on twitter, instagram or goodreads.




19 comments:

  1. Cinder is one series I need to get to. I am so intrigued by it and even more now it is on your list. Great job!

    Kristalyn @ The Sarcastic Palmtree

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    1. It's so good Kristalyn! I'm starting the second book now :D

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  2. Yeah, I definitely run from the world of Divergent. And, frankly, I'd totally run away from the world of The Hunger Games, too! Knowing my luck, I'd totally be a tribute haha

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    1. Hahaha me too. And I'd only survive by hiding in a tree or something :P

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  3. I can't believe I forgot to add Cinder to my list. Definitely not a nice place, despite the whole world peace thing.

    http://thebookconnectionccm.blogspot.com/2014/01/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-worlds-id-never.html

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  4. Ah, I totally forgot about Shatter Me! Stupid!

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  5. We were thinking on similar wavelengths apparently! I think the one that freaks me out the most is the alien invasion, though it's probably the least likely to happen. Great picks!

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  6. I have The Program and The 5th Wave on my list, too. There's something about these situations where you have no control that really terrifies me. Divergent is a great pick, too. I don't mind the whole picking a trait, but the fact that it's so black and white and that you're separated from your family terrifies me!

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    1. The family thing is ridiculous! And the threat of being factionless if you don't do what's always expected of you!

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  7. This is a difficult question for me because I haven't read that many dystopias and the like. I would definitely NOT want to live in the Hunger Games world though. I'd never survive if I was chosen for the games.

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  8. Wow, I never read The Program but your comments on it are absolutely chilling. The suicide rate in some parts of the world are already high as is, I'd hate to imagine what would happen if it was a commonplace thing. =/

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    1. The Program is definitely one of the worst worlds! Especially with their solution to the epidemic AND how they go about enforcing it. You should really give it a read; it's intense, but so well-written

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  9. I think Hunger Games would be top on my list but the rest of these sound like picnic either. For the books I haven't read up there yet I'm actually surprised the world is that bleak!

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  10. Great feature, I don't think you would want to live in any dystopian world because they are so bleak! Vampires everywhere in the open would truly be scary.

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    1. Exactly! It seems the only saving grace in a lot of them is some romance and, I'm sorry, but washboard abs are not enough to drag me into a hell-like world lol

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  11. I swear some of the coolest worlds to read about are actually the worst worlds imaginable.

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    1. Exactly! Even some of these might have their cool moments (well, except Delirium and The Program). Of course the world of Harry Potter would win every time!

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  12. Lol chilling with Kenji would be cool, but I definitely wouldn't want to live in that world! Plus I would probably be even more indecisive than Juliette in choosing between Warner and Adam! I honestly don't know what I would do if I had two guys declare their love for me :/

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