This is a meme from The Broke and the Bookish. For info about the topics and how to participate, click here.Today I thought I’d give my own little twist to this topic. Because – worlds I wouldn’t want to live in? That’s obviously going to be dystopias. But while there are some truly fearsome dystopias out there that I would never want to be stuck in, there are also some that I think I would thrive in. *flips hair* Obviously.
Top 5 Dystopias I Couldn’t Handle
1. Dualed by Elsie Chapman
Everyone in this world is a murderer. EVERYONE. I don’t want to kill people plzkthnx. Tbh, I care nothing for this book but this is the #1 dystopia I don’t want to live in. No thank you.
2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
I still don’t want to kill people. Though there’s less of a chance that that would happen in this world than Dualed, I’d rather not take my chances. Plus there’s the living in fear and immense poverty thing going on. Yeah, nope.
3. The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau
Heh, this is maybe an odd choice, but I am a serious overachiever, so I know I would work so hard to get into the Testing, and then, again, I’d be forced to kill people and stuff and no. Also the rest of the “tests” are horrifying and traumatic and I don’t think I could handle that.
4. Chaos Walking by Patrick Ness
I haven’t read this *yet* but noooooo way do I want to hear the thoughts of everyone around me all the time. I am already on the borderline of sanity, I do not need that in my life.
5. Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff
This isn’t really sold as primarily a dystopia, but it has dystopian elements and NO. I do not want to live in a world that is so polluted that the sky is RED and that to walk around outside I’d need goggles and a face mask. No thank you. *cries*
Top 5 Dystopias I Could TOTALLY Handle
1. Matched by Ally Condie
Pfft. This is weaksauce dystopia. I could totally take it. A formula that decides for me who my mate should be, what my job should be? I can handle that. I would totally trust that.
2. Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Love is weakness anyway, pshhhhhhh. *flips hair* Just get me a cat and a book boyfriend.
3. The Selection by Kiera Cass
If the worst thing that could happen, pretty much, is being in the Bachelor, I think I would be okay. Ya know.
4. Divergent by Veronica Roth
I am 100% Candor. Saying it loud and proud. I doubt I’d be a Divergent anyway, so I think I’d be just fine.
5. Pawn by Aimée Carter
Look, there are *some* pretty terrifying things going on in this world, but the dystopia is based on working hard for your status in life, and as an overachiever without a learning disability, I think I’d do just fine. I’m a big rule follower anyway.