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Welcome to another edition of Top Ten Tuesday! I am super excited to share my pick this week! I decided to go with 10 futuristic worlds, that I CAN NEVER SURVIVE IN! Because, well. I am just not the survivalist type!
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey. Obviously, I wouldn’t even be alive after the second wave, much less make it to the fifth! I would be totally devastated if I lived in a world like this and probably lose my mind!
The Book of Ivy by Amy Engle. Westfall is a post-apocalyptic town that forces females to marry. I mean, this is just straight out of the Dark Ages and I REFUSE to follow their law. As punishment for this blatant disregard of their laws, I will be thrown out of Westfall and be exposed to the elements and evil people. In which case, I might as well perish!
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld. New Pretty Town is where the new pretties live. Where everyone is practically perfect in every way (ha!) and yes, everyone just had total body cosmetic surgery. Shudder. Reminds me of The Stepford Wives. Double shudder. BTW, everyone doesn’t have a choice but to undergo the operation.
Legend by Marie Lu. The Republic is a futuristic Los Angeles where all teens are trained in the military. I mean, I do not think of myself as highly active or even a war freak so there is a good chance that I won’t live in a place like this. This futuristic city also conducts tests to teens which determines their future. So yeah, I am setting myself up for failure if I lived in a place like this. Or maybe start a revolution?
The Selection by Keira Cass. In a world where my last name would be based on the skill of my family (e.g. Singer because I am a singer) and teens are forced to join a Bachelor type of competition or live a life of poverty. Yeah well, I’d rather have all my teeth pulled one by one. Illea just doesn’t sound like the paradise it led us to believe. So no. I probably would defy all laws and fall in love with a guard, rather than the prince.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Panem has 11 districts. The Capitol is one crazy ass place to live in with one crazy ass President Snow. Each year, two tributes are selected from each district to fight to the death. Do you see a pattern here? If the future is full of places where I need to fight to the death to survive/win a competition, I probably would be dead the first time I run to the cornucopia! Plus, I don’t even know how to wield a bow and arrow!
The Maze Runner by James Dashner. So getting stuck in a glade surrounded by walls with scary creatures with only males is NOT fun! I don’t even run that fast so running into the maze is not even an option for me!
Across the Universe by Beth Revis. Getting stuck on a ship called Godspeed travelling the universe while being cryogenically frozen for more than 300 years IS FREAKING CRAZY! I would never volunteer to be one of the cryogenically frozen. I mean. SHUDDER x 2!
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff. Having your planet blown up and getting stuck in a crippled ship called The Alexander is no fun at all. Even getting stuck with Ezra Mason (haha!) would not be fun at all because – A VIRUS! A crazy ass alien virus hybrid is on the lose! And I admit, I might be one of the affected!
The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman. Yeah, the world has now officially ended because we are all turning into ZOMBIES! I probably would not be able to live in a place like this because WALKERS! Walkers everywhere! Plus, there are some really bat shit crazy people out to get you, aside from the scary walkers!
So, what do you think? Will you ever live in a futuristic world based on these books? Share your thoughts below. Did you have a different theme for this week? Link me up to your post!
Terri M., the Director says
So last year, Goodreads posted a list of fictional places to visit that contained things to do in said world and who would be your tour guide. Panem was on that list and I immediately thought the list makers were CRAZY. So I definitely agree with you that I would NOT want to visit Panem.
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I KNOW right? Since I’m not active/sporty at all, I definitely would lose the competition! ha ha