This is a weekly tag hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and this week’s challenge is Top Ten Bookish Settings I’d Love to Visit! You know how I like to change things up, though, so I’m going with ten settings I would NOT want to visit!
1. The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
Out of all of the scary bookish settings I could think of, Panem is absolutely horrifying to me.
2. A Darker Shade of Magic – V.E. Schwab
I’ve only read the first book in the trilogy, but it was more than enough to convince me that I would never want to visit White London!
3. Dread Nation – Justina Ireland
It would be bad enough to live in the 1800s in America, but to be surrounded by vicious zombies, too? Nope.
4. Monstress – Marjorie M. Liu
I’ve only read the first volume of this graphic novel series, and while it is stunning, the setting is so dangerous! It seems like people are dropping like flies. No, thank you.
5. The Innocence Treatment – Ari B. Goelman
I can’t say exactly why this setting would be a terrible one to live in, but it’s a dystopian book, and the government is doing some weird shit. Enough said, right?
6. Rosemarked – Livia Blackburne
In the world of Rosemarked, there’s an extremely contagious plague that kills most people. The people who survive have a very high chance of being left with the plague running dormant in their veins, where it will return and finish them off after a few years. YIKES.
7. Saga – Brian K. Vaughan
Can you guys tell I just really don’t want to live in a war zone? Because that’s really what this boils down to.
8. Illuminae – Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman
I adore this series, so much, but again with the war zones, and the deaths, and the contagious illnesses…
9. Game of Thrones – George R.R. Martin
NO ONE IS SAFE. NO. ONE.
10. Uzumaki – Junji Ito
The town in the Uzumaki manga is cursed by a bizarre spiral shape that turns people into massive snails, requires pregnant women to become cannibals, deforms people’s faces, and turns them into violent psychopaths. Plus… it’s just a really gross town.