Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Top 10 Characters I'd Never Want To Trade Places With

1 Katniss Everdeen - The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
This girl has rotten luck. Pulled for the Hunger Games twice, then she loses her family and her entire district. Yeah. I wouldn't want to switch places with her!

2 Cassie - The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
The waves of this alien attack were terrible. No electricity, the plague, humans that are aliens. I just don't think I'd do will in this apocalytpic world. Now the world of Legend by Marie Lu, I think I would do pretty good there!

3 Rose - Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein
A concentration camp during World War II. No.

4 Phoebe - Generation Dad by Daniel Waters
So I really don't like Zombies. This is a world full of zombies trying to live alongside humans. I like the way Waters makes comparisons to 1960's era racism but I just don't think I'd ever want to switch places with Phoebe.

5 Miki Jones - Rush by Eve Silver
Technically Miki is dead and has to kill aliens in order to stay alive. If she dies in the game she dies in real life. It's high stakes and while I'm good at games, I'm not that good.

6 Deuce - Enclave by Ann Aguirre
Zombies. Gross. No. And they're like fast I Am Legend zombies not that slow kind.

7 Velveteen - Velveteen by Daniel Marks
Velveteen lives in Purgatory and everything is ashy, dark, and confusing. I wouldn't want to be stuck there.

8 Allison - The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
So I can live with vampires. But The Immortal Rules has zombies and vampires, and I really don't like zombies!

9 Anderson - The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
This is just a weird world. All the worlds seeds are kept in a seed bank but people are starving. There is disease and it's crazy hot, and a huge dichotomy between the rich and poor.

10 Mary - The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
Remember how I mentioned I hate Zombies? There are a bunch of zombies and the only thing seperating them from Mary is a chain-link fence. A damn chain-link fence! I was freaked out just reading about it.


  1. I find it quite funny how you dislike zombies so much, yet have still reads loads, it's like me and my 'I don't like horror, but I've read ghost books' thing. However, every book on this I've not read, and I don't know if I want to, they sound scary, especially the zombie ones; I happen to not like zombies a hell of a lot too, so I feel your pain! Great list though Emily! :D

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    1. Haha! I don't know why I keep reading zombie books either! Usually I get lured in by a zombie-free synopsis and then they spring the zombies on me later lol

  2. The 5th Wave was on my list too because that is one HARSH world. A lot of dystopias don't show the world being as desolate and hopeless as Yancey did. I would in no way last there!

  3. Great list, Emily! Obviously we were thinking alike because Cassie, Allie, and Katniss all made my list today too! I've seen Forest of Hands and Teeth a few times. I really need to go ahead and read that series!

    Mary @ Mary Had a Little Book Blog
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  4. OMG! I totally agree with your choices. Definitely would NOT want to be Katniss as bad ass as she is. LOL

  5. Forest of Hands and Teeth made so many lists today. It is definitely not a world I would want to live in. I didn't think about the 5th Wave. Super intelligent Alien invasion, no thank you.

    Ashley @ The Quiet Concert

  6. Even though these books are so fun to read, no way would I ever want to be these characters. Vampires, zombies, kill or be killed...no way. Great list! ~Pam