May 29: Top Ten Bookish Worlds I’d Never Want To Live In
This week’s topic is interesting. We, as bookworms, always consider the fictional worlds we would like to live in (Hogwarts, Narnia etc.), but typically dismiss their horrific and dystopian counterparts.
1. Westeros (A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin)
Knowing my luck, I would not survive in Westeros (mind you, who does?!) The entire fictional world is at war, which is not something I’d want any part in.
2. District 12 (The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins)
I wouldn’t want to live anywhere in this dystopian universe, but District 12 would probably be the worst. At least in the Capitol residents have enough food to eat, and they don’t have to compete in the Games.
3. New York (They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera)
The plot of this incredible novel revolves around Death-Cast, a technological invention that allows every individual to know their death-day on the day they are going to die. I would simply not want to know my own D-Day.
4. Space (The Loneliest Girl In The Universe by Lauren James)
Being trapped alone in space would be horrific. Surrounded only by your own thoughts, and the ghosts of your past would be unbearable.
5. London (Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell)
Although we are (scarily) approaching something similar to this world, I would hate to have my thoughts monitored, and live in this oppressive society.
6. Vancouver (Nod by Adrian Barnes)
When the zombie apocalypse arrives as a result of the majority of the population being unable to sleep, humanity dissolves; attacking and murdering each other becomes the order of the day.
7. UK parallel universe (Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman)
Where racism prevalent, to the extent that terrorism is rife, and opposite-gender relationships are all-but banned, this world is just terrifying.
8. The Island (Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe)
I am not the most practical of people, and I’m pretty certain that I do not possess the ability to survive on a desert island on my own. So, no thank you.
9. Middle Earth (The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien)
Orcs and goblins running rife? Dragons? Giant spiders? Evil and death ruling the world? Not for me. Definitely not for me.
10. The Glade (The Maze Runner by James Dashner)
Surrounded by killer insects, hemmed in by a monstrous maze which the inhabitants have to find an escape from, surviving off the land and their own initiative: nope.
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