Top Ten Worlds I’d Never Want To Live In


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish,
and features weekly top-ten lists! This week it’s…


Well, this was sufficiently hypothetically terrifying.

1. HTS-tested USA in Uninvited by Sophie Jordan ⇒ I just read this recently, and I really do not want to live in a world where the government thinks “homicidal tendency syndrome” is a thing that actually predicts whether someone is homicidal. What if you had it, but were nowhere near dangerous? What if you knew someone who tested negative, and you ended up trusting them, but then they were actually dangerous? The second-guessing would kill me.

2. Post-apocalyptic Angelfall by Susan Ee ⇒ I dunno about you, but I definitely don’t want to live in a world where “angels” have taken over, are running crazy twisted experiments on people, and where there’s basically no chance of not dying. =/

3. Post-Unraveling in the Unraveling series by Elizabeth Norris ⇒ I don’t want to spoil anything, but something big happens at the end of the first book in this series and I just would not want to deal with that. Basically anything nearing post-apocalyptic-disaster-levels, I’m out.

4. The Supervillain-ruled world of Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson ⇒ Surprise! Superheroes suddenly exist! …Double-surprise! They’re all EVIL and have decided to take over! Yeah, nope. See ya.

5. Post-alien invasion of The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey ⇒ Alien invasion, attempted destruction of all human life… Ehhh, I’ll pass, thanks.

6. Vampire-ruled cities in The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa ⇒ Much like the Supervillains of Steelheart, except there’s no twist. Surprise, vampires suddenly exist! …We’re all screwed!

7. The FAYZ in Gone by Michael Grant ⇒ Okay so technically I am not in danger of being a part of this world, as I am outside the age-bracket. Let’s just ignore that small fact and focus on the seriously screwed up stuff that happens to those kids, because do not want.

8. Panem in The Hunger Games by Susanne Collins ⇒ Yeah I don’t think this needs an explanation.

9. The “New World” of The Chaos Walking Trilogy by Patrick Ness ⇒ I don’t want to give anything away, but some pretty screwed up stuff happens to the women in this series. Also, I don’t want to be surrounded by the thoughts of the entire male population, all the time. Just… no.

10. The City in Proxy by Alex London ⇒ So in Proxy, the wealthiest citizens aren’t punished for their crimes, they have “proxies” who take the punishments for them. Also, life basically just sucks in general.


What worlds are YOU glad aren’t real?

Let me know in the comments! And be sure to leave a link to your Top Ten post. I’d love to stop by!

19 thoughts on “Top Ten Worlds I’d Never Want To Live In

  1. I think living in the world of Proxy is horrify. Either way. I wouldn’t want to be a proxy and I wouldn’t want to have a proxy either. Both options sound bad to me. I totally understand why it would make your list. I wouldn’t want to live in the Hunger Games world, unless I was a totally awesome person like Cinna and lived in the Capital, but chances are that wouldn’t happen.

  2. I JUST read Uninvited last month and didn’t even think of it for this post! HOLY WOW.. yes.. I mean.. I could have the Killer gene!!! SO COULD ANYONE… that is terrifying.. well.. more how the world would react. I don’t know if I really believe in a “killer gene” but.. also kinda? Panem is ..ya… NO. No .. I would die so fast haha. An Immortal Rules esk world would also be terrifying.. just like The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda .. again.. I would die. Because I don’t think I am vampire material lol.. and I eat horribly so i’m sure my blood is not all that tasty enough to keep around haha. Great choices! Looking into the ones I haven’t read now!


  3. The Fayz made my list, too. There’s no way I’d live there. And it’s not just because of how messed up it is–they’ll run out of food and water and everything, and you can only last so long in there.

  4. I love The Hunger Games, but I definitely wouldn’t want to trade places with Katniss! I wouldn’t want to live in the Chaos Walking world either and I’ve only read the first book!

  5. Unfortunately, I haven’t read any of these titles except the Hunger Games series and I would never want to live in a world like that. Even if there is that ray of light in Peeta (yes, I’m a fangirl ^_^), it’s still not enough to entice me to live in Panem.

    Thanks for sharing! Here’s My TTT post :)

  6. So with you on The 5th Wave and Angelfall! As awesome as it would be to see a shirtless Raffe, I couldn’t handle an angel apocalypse or the weird scorpion demon things that have made an appearance! I’d be holed up in a shopping centre somewhere Dawn of The Dead style!

  7. My daughter loves the gone series. I need to ask her if that’s one she would like to live in. I see a lot of new worlds I need to visit through this list! Great job!

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  8. When I saw today’s topic, The 5th Wave was one I automatically think of! It’s so creepy because the aliens can LOOK LIKE US. Which means you don’t know who to trust! *shudders*. And yeah, I wouldn’t want to live in Panem or the FAYZ either. The world of Angelfall is a good one that I missed!

  9. Very good list. While The Hunger Games is the only one I have on my list I agree with many of yours. I would never want to be anywhere near the world Susan Ee made in Angelfall. Ugh, human experiences? That would end up being me I’m sure! And I’m totally good with not turning into one of those things…

  10. Panem! I’m glad Panem isn’t real, but it feels real in someway somehow to me. I wouldn’t want to live in Chaos Walking world either! It would drive me up the wall. And Proxy, it sounds awful, but I think I’ve just found my next TBR book. Thank you for the recommendation (I don’t know, it feels like you’re recommending it to me xD)

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