January 28, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday (62)

This week's topic is

With the influx of dystopian books/series that we've seen over the past couple of years I feel like there are just so many worlds that I would absolutely go nowhere near.

Starters immediately pops into my mind because I'm reading Enders now.  A world full of only the elderly and the young, where unclaimed kids live in hiding and rich old people can rent out young bodies to do whatever they please?  No thanks.

Delirium, where love is an illness with a mandated vaccine that you get when you come of age.

Divergent, a world where extreme values decide where and how you'll spend your time.

Matched, where the society has decided everything for you AND has the bonus of having had most of the art, books, and music destroyed.  Censorship, yay.

The Hunger Games.  I wouldn't last ten minutes in the arena.  Hell, I probably wouldn't even make it INTO the arena.

The Darkest Minds, where the kids who've survived a mysterious illness are either gathered into "rehab" camps or being hunted down by people who want to use their newly acquired powers for personal gain.

Now, there are some decidedly not dystopian worlds I'd rather not be a part of also.

Harry Potter.  I know, I know, but that's the dream, you cry.  I just...I would so not want to be around during the Second Wizarding War.  Let me be transported in after the, "All was well" (or any point in the 19 years after the war) and I'm totally there.

The 5th Wave, where if the first four plagues didn't get you, the aliens disguised as humans probably will.

Everneath, where a rock band culls life force from their fans to be immortal.

Anna Dressed in Blood.  I love scary stuff, but if ghost hunting was my real life I'd be scared out of my mind.

What about you guys?  Where would you definitely NOT want to be?


  1. I wouldn't last in The Hunger Games either...nope not at all. And the 5th Wave is a great choice too...I probably wouldn't have lasted long enough to hide out in the woods. :)

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    1. Oh my gosh, the CW is so addicting. Every time I think I've escaped it, they drag me back with another show. I'm so addicted to Reign right now, but I think I'm watching practically their whole line up. Thanks for following!

  2. I would say great picks but I can't because I wouldn't want to live in those worlds either.
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  3. Same! I'd be killed in the bloodbath right after the game started, if I were a tribute.

    1. I'd probably get too nervous and forget to not step off the platform and get blown up. Or I just wouldn't get off the train. Hide somewhere and then go on the run. I don't know, I'm just not cut out for fighting to the death.