Top Ten Tuesday: Worlds I'd Never Want to Live In

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I thought it would be fitting that I do this Top Ten Tuesday this week, since last week I battled Wither v. Article 5 to see which world would be more terrible to live in. (Wither won by the way.) Anyway, I'm going to include dystopian worlds with fantasy worlds, because I consider them pretty f*cking terrible too. 

1. Wither by Lauren DeStefano

Women die by age 20. Men die by age 25. If you don't die, you might be captured and sold into prostitution and/or polygamy. Or, if you're really lucky you could just get shot on the spot "assassination style." So yeah, this world would be so much fun to live in.

P.S. this post is going to be littered with "no" gifs to illustrate just how much I wouldn't want to live in these worlds. And proceed...

2. Article 5 by Kristen Simmons

The Moral Statues have taken over the Bill of Rights. You have to abide by laws like "no being born out of wedlock" and "no owning salacious paraphernalia." Break a law and it could be the end of you. Even if you don't break a law, you're ruled by unimaginable fear. No, thanks. 

3. Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Toklein 

I'm sure 80% of the time middle earth isn't being run down by scary freakin' monsters, but I also know that I'm a big chicken and I would not enjoy that other 20%. Plus, I need toilets. 

4. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Is there really anything good about this world? I would be the unlucky person drawn for the games (just sayin'). And then I would die because I have no murdering skills and I can't shoot a f*cking bow. Obviously, my parents did not teach me the things that matter. But even if you live in District 1 or 2, it's still fake. It still sucks. There's not much redeeming about it, not even by the end of Mockingjay. Rebellion just causes war. People die. And there's never really going to be an HEA. For anyone. Boo. 

5. Orleans by Sherri L. Smith

New Orleans has been quarantined off due to a fever outbreak. We don't get to see much of the rest of the world, but if you live in New Orleans it's a flight-or-fight type of life. Survival. Every day, every moment. And there's just no escape or resolution but death. 

6.  Pawn by Aimee Carter

This society is split up into six numbers. The lower your number, the more poor and less opportunities you get. How is this determined? One test. One test that determines how intelligent you are. Smart people can provide more for the world, so they get a higher number. Screwed up, right? That's not even the half of it. If you break a law, you're sent ELSEWHERE. And you do not want to go Elsewhere. 

7. Uninvited by Sophie Jordan 

There's major prejudice in this world. So much that it'd be tough to live here. It's the kind of world like X-Men when people with different genes are being persecuted. Here it's the "killer gene." But even if you're a carrier (someone who's kill gene hasn't been triggered) you're f*cked.  

8. The Program by Suzanne Young 

Suicide is an epidemic. Teenagers are coming down with the affliction and offing themselves early. This is a terrifying scenario. One that would be dealt with a lot of ethical issues. Do not want to live here.

9. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld 

There's just something about the fakeness of this world that makes my skin crawl. The only way I could live in this world is if I was born in the "normal" side of it. You know, the side that doesn't make you go under the knife to look like a barbie doll.

10. Divergent by Veronica Roth

I don't really find this world that enticing to live in. I think I'd choose Eurdite, but still, I'm not into segregated worlds. And now that I know the spoilers from Insurgent and Allegiant, it doesn't get much better here. 

And since this post is really depressing, I'm going to end with a world that I would love to live in...



  1. LOL! I love this! Hogwarts all day every day! LOL!

  2. Lol! Dumblin >.<

    Great post. Have a great week! =)

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  3. I've not read all of the books you listed but the ones I have read, I would steer clear of them too! But the one that's the biggest no no is Wither. I'm 26 so I would immediately be dead! At least with the other ones I might have a fighting chance, haha.

  4. Love the pics! And i wouldn´t like to live on either if the world that you mention.
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  5. Yes Hogwarts! That's pretty much the ideal world, especially now Voldermort has gone BYE BYE!

    The Program, Divergent and Article 5 were on my list too because, seriously, how horrible would it be to live in any of those? You'd be scared shitless all the time lol