So this week I wanted to feature a bunch of my most favorite bloggers. The gals that I really enjoy reading because they are authoritative, thoughtful, and creative whenever they set out to post on their blogs. I am not sure if my readership is also reading them too but they should be!
Today we have another wonderful gal I got to know while I was giving her blog a makeover. It's Angie @ Pinkindle. Angie is "a 22 year old Californian and full-time student." Pinkindle is the name of her kindle & she is DEFINITELY a dog person. Check her out on Twitter & Goodreads!
Top 5 Fictitious Worlds I'm Glad I Don't Live InReading can take us to many amazing places and let us experience all kinds of great things. We can study magic at Hogwarts, learn to fight at St. Vladamir's, or enjoy life through virtual reality in Reverie. But reading can also take us to dark, dangerous places that we wouldn't even want to visit! So here are my Top 5 Fictitious Worlds I'm Glad I Don't Live In:
All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin
The main thing that probably stands out to readers about this one is that chocolate is illegal. I can live without chocolate, that's not a problem. The real problem with this world isn't even that most basic supplies and luxuries, like paper and ice cream are rationed, it's that COFFEE is illegal! I need my two cups of morning coffee daily or I get very cranky, not to mention the killer headaches. Sure I could just go to a speakeasy for a latte, but that's a risk I'm not willing to take. In a world where the juvenile detention center puts teens in dog sized kennels for days on end, I can't even image what they do to the adults!
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Panem is terrible, especially District 12, but that may be because it's only district we see in detail. People starving to death, getting into mining accidents, and of course the Hunger Games themselves! Thankfully, I'm too old to get drawn at the reaping, but I wouldn't want to watch anyone's children fight to the death! Plus the Capitol sees nearly everything as an act of rebellion, and I'd be scared to break any of their billions of laws and face a brutal execution.
Pure by Julianna Baggott
This world is just down right scary. People are fused with objects, animals, other people, and even dirt! The "dusts" are probably the most terrifying thing in this world, as you don't know they're there until you step on them. But by then it's too late. Life if in the domes isn't much better. Sure, you're safe from the mutated people, but you're also a lab experiment for those in charge. I don't want my DNA altered to make me the perfectly well-behaved citizen, optimized for whatever they need more for.
Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson
The worst part about this world? It's OURS, but technology has turned against us. All of it! Cars are driving themselves and their owners into accidents, medical equipment is killing instead of healing, friendly domestic robots are committing crimes, military vehicles are going on killing sprees. Everything electronic around us has one goal: exterminate humans. Even Baby Alive dolls are coming to life, complete with death threats! No thanks!
Angelfall by Susan Ee
Holy crap, this world is scary. And it's worse, since we mainly experience the destruction in Northern California. Guess where I live? Exactly! The angels have destroyed the cities, food and supplies are low, money is useless, gangs rule by day, and the supernatural rule by night. To make matters worse there's cannibals, or something else scary, that eats people unfortunate enough to be caught outside at night. I'm pretty attached to my flesh, so I'm glad this isn't my world...although it could be...