Top Five Worlds I'd NEVER Want To Live In
Oh dystopians. I've read so many of them over the past few years and of course I can't think of one that had a world that I would ever want to live in. Not even remotely. The five books above have probably the worst dystopian worlds I've come across so far. It's hard to pick which world is the worst. Let's see, a world in which everyone dies young and most girls end up as prostitutes (Wither)? A world in which you are forced to have surgery to remove every last trace of the capacity to love (Delirium)? A world in which aliens have taken over and wiped out almost the entire population of Earth (The 5th Wave)? A world in which the government forces 24 children to compete to the death every year for their viewing pleasure (The Hunger Games)? But I think The Road takes the cake: only a few people remain on Earth after a catastrophic post-apocalyptic disaster and the survivors have resorted to cannibalism...
Top Five Characters I'd NEVER Want To Trade Places With
Alina Starkov - Karou/Madrigal - Katniss Everdeen - Frodo Baggins - Harry Potter
With great power comes great responsibility, yada yada yada. But seriously, what these five characters have in common is that they are in positions of great power and leadership and thus have some pretty heavy responsibilities and pressures to deal with. I would never want to be in their positions and I could never last in their positions either. In fact, I feel like part of what makes these characters so great is their capacity to deal with a really terrible situation, the weight of other people's lives on their shoulders, and an Evil Dark Overlord or two. And through everything, they endure.