January 28, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This is one meme I can get on board with - I LOVE lists! I'll show you mine if you show me yours!

Top Ten Worlds I'd Never Want To Live In

1. Ireland in the Fever Series by K. M. Moning - Granted, one could argue that any world with Jericho Barrons in it would be awesomesauce. However, if you can get past his hotness, you would probably agree that an Ireland where shadows suck people dry and demons stalk them in bars doesn't sound like much fun.

2. Anywhere in The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black - The vampires in The Coldest Girl in Coldtown scared the socks off me (Gavriel notwithstanding). And, I usually think they're pretty hot! The world in this book is cold and dark and really sad. It doesn't really seem like a fun place to be.

3. Panem in The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins - Sorta self-explanatory, right? As a mom, just the thought of ever having to put my kids through a reaping makes me want to throw up.

4. San Francisco in the Penryn And The End Of Days Series by Susan Ee - In any other series, angels coming to Earth is a good thing. Not so in Angelfall by Susan Ee. Angels have destroyed civilization as we know it. People scavenge for food during the day and hope like hell they aren't killed or carted off at night. Not unless I have Raffe (*sigh*) keeping me safe, would I ever want to find myself in this world.

5. Atlanta in The Demon Trapper's Daughter Series by Jana Oliver - This series takes place in 2018 - only four short years from now. In Jana Oliver's world, during that time, inflation skyrockets, which forces much of the population into poverty. Gas is 10 bucks a gallon, businesses have been shuttered and demons run rampant through the city.

6. Internment in Perfect Ruin by Lauren DeStefano - While Internment doesn't seem all bad on the surface, it doesn't take much scratching before that surface gets badly tarnished. Living in an oppressive society where you aren't free to marry whom you want or be what you want or go where you want is bad enough. When that society is only a few square miles and hung in the sky so there's no way to escape, EVER - so much worse. 

7. Baltimore in the Shade Series by Jeri Smith-Ready - Ghosts are creepy. I would hate it if I could see them everywhere. Especially if they were ghosts of people I knew and loved. Imagine not ever getting closure after a death. It's not something I'd ever want to experience. Even if I did have Zachary Moore by my side. 

8. West Virginia in the Lux Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout - Aliens are awesome. Especially when they look like Daemon Black. But, despite that, I wouldn't want to live in a world where the government acted in the ways they do to manipulate and exterminate a race of people who do no more harm than the humans. 

9. Texas in the Reboot Series by Amy Tintera - When I die, I expect that to be the end for me. I don't really want to be reanimated in any way. Zombie Krista wouldn't be pretty. Can you imagine being afraid to die - not because you don't know what's beyond, but because you might wake up again and be this ghost of your former self? I think being afraid of dying would prevent me from really living. 

10. Cincinnati in The Hollows Series by Kim Harrison - Killer tomatoes? What???


Jessica @ a GREAT read said...

OOh nice! I chose Susan Ee's world too! Lots of great picks here!

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Unknown said...

I didn't even think about the government in the Lux series. I must have been distracted by Mr. Black. ;) Great job on your list!

Kristalyn @ The Sarcastic Palmtree


Anonymous said...

Oh I almost added Perfect Ruin to my list. Good choice.

Teresa Mary Rose said...

Panem is just a no for everyone I think... unless you get to live in the Capitol but then you look like a clown all the time so nahhh... Great list

Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

Anonymous said...

Great choices! While the only one that I had on my list was The Hunger Games, I agree with a lot of yours. I'm pretty sure I'm going to have nightmares about Ireland tonight. I'll also need to check out those books!

Caitlin @ Written Between Covers

Sash @MyBookJar said...

I've only read a few of these. I was actually looking into the Fever Series. Maybe hot Jericho will get my mind off what a depressing world it is. Is it worth it?

Thanks for stopping by!

Katie (Polished Page-Turner) said...

Reboot was definitely my runner-up! I have the same feeling as you on this issue :)

Doris @ OABR said...

I would say great picks but I can't because I wouldn't want to live in those worlds either.
Here's our TTT
Doris @ OABR

Irish said...

Lots of good choices on your list.

My TTT is here.

Christina T said...

I definitely agree with you about Panem and I have a friend reading the Susan Ee series and she says they are really violent. Not my kind of place either :)

Unknown said...

I still need to read The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, and I'm glad to hear that these vampires are massively unpleasant.

I loved Reboot, and yes, a life (well, sort of life) of forced killing wouldn't be very appealing.

Stephanie @ Inspiring Insomnia

BrittanyL said...

Definitely some scary worlds you've chosen.
I'm pretty sure Panem is making the rounds on everyone's lists. No thanks!