TTT: Worlds I’d Never Want to Live In


May 29: Bookish Worlds I’d Never Want to Live In

My answers for this week’s topic are probably not going to be terribly unique, and could probably double up as simply a list of dystopian novels. Are there any less obvious choices you’d make? Any worlds everyone loves but that you’d hate to live in?

The Belles.jpg

The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton.
Beauty standards have reached terrifying heights and even the prestigious Belles are actually living in fear with no real freedom.

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Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant.
How awesome who it be to live in a world where you find out mermaids are real!– but! — they’re not beautiful, mythical or fantastic: they want to eat your face. Heart-breaking is what! This book was amazing and will put me off cruises for a long time.


Monstress by Marjorie M. Liu.
This whole world was just terrifying and violent and dark. I don’t think I’d survive for a moment. I’d just curl up in a corner and cry.

A Darker Shade of Magic

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab.
Okay, I’ll admit Red London is amazing. It’s luscious and magical and I’d love to live there. But Black London and White London are both terrifying. Two out of three aren’t great odds — definitely not enough to risk getting stuck with the Danes.

the hunger games

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (also: Divergent, The Maze Runner etc.) Basically the world is terrible, authority figures are corrupt and the protagonists suffer horribly. Great to read, not so great in real life.

Honourable Mentions

The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
Unwind by Neal Shusterman
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Gale by Lyssa Chiavari

25 thoughts on “TTT: Worlds I’d Never Want to Live In”

  1. Just imagining living in the Game of thrones world is making me shudder. And yeah, the Hunger Games books are a great read but I would die in a second if I was ever reaped into the games!

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  2. Yeah, as amazing as it would be to live in a world where mermaids were really… I think I’d want to keep clear of any place on or near the ocean because those mermaids were terrifying (loved the book, though!). Red London would definitely be awesome, but knowing my luck I’d end in one of the other two, so I’m with you on that one also! Great choices, I hadn’t seen many of these picked yet!

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  3. I’ve loved seeing through everyone’s list today! There are so many worlds that are cool on paper but that I’d never want to live in! Honestly, I wouldn’t want to live in most of the worlds I read about! Great list! And I’me loving your blog’s color scheme!

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    1. Thank you 😄
      I think most book worlds have to have something awful or there’d be no plot buy it’s easy to forget that unless you were the main character things would probably suck. 😂

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      1. Nice! I’m looking forward to it. I’ve loved the author’s work that I’ve read (under Seanan McGuire instead of Mira Grant) so I have high hopes for this one.

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