Ten Bookish Worlds That I’d Never Want To Live In

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It’s all about love of lists, love of literature and bringing bookish people together. 

This week’s Top Ten list is all about bookish worlds that we’d really hate to live in! This is a fun one!

As ever, book images go to Goodreads!

The Program (The Program, #1)

The Program Suzanne Young– Suicide being an epidemic is not a nice world at all.

The Selection (The Selection, #1)

The Selection seriesKiera Cass- I just hate every single thing about this world!

Matched (Matched, #1)

Matched- Ally Condie– This one is just a no no for me. I hate the idea of being matched with someone else and having to live with them forever! What if you hate each other?! I couldn’t cope.

Wither (The Chemical Garden, #1)

The Chemical Gardens trilogyLauren DeStefano– This again is a very scary world. People not living past their twenties? People can’t live to see the children they have to pop out for Science!

Not a Drop to Drink (Not a Drop to Drink, #1)

Not A Drop To DrinkMindy McGinnis– This terrifies me. A world where there’s no water? Wah.

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)

PanemThe Hunger GamesSuzanne Collins– No. Just no. The amount of fighting? Worst nightmare.

Unwind (Unwind, #1)

UnwindNeal Shusterman– The idea of harvesting body organs and decisions about that being made my parents… I would NOT want to experience that, thank you very much!

Delirium (Delirium, #1)

DeliriumLauren Oliver– The idea of being inoculated against love really makes me sad.

Divergent (Divergent, #1)

Divergent Veronica Roth– I don’t like the idea of this world either. It scares me!


1984George Orwell– I haven’t read this book (I know, I know. I’m reading it this year!) but I definitely don’t like the sound of it.

Which worlds would you really not like to live in? Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!

Perfect Ruin (The Internment Chronicles #1)

Perfect Ruin (Internment Chronicles, #1)

How did I get it?:
I bought it!

Previously reviewed by the same author:


On the floating city of Internment, you can be anything you dream, unless you approach the edge. Morgan Stockhour knows getting too close can lead to madness, like her older brother Lex, a Jumper. She takes solace in her best friend Pen, and in Basil, the boy she’s engaged to marry. When she investigates the first murder in a generation, she meets Judas. The suspect was betrothed to the victim, but Morgan believes he is innocent. Nothing can prepare Morgan for the secrets she will find – or whom she will lose.


I thoroughly enjoyed Lauren DeStefano’s Chemical Gardens trilogy, so I’m not sure why I waited for so long to start Perfect Ruin. I was captivated from the first page. I absolutely adored Lauren’s writing and I’m incredibly excited to see where this series goes next.

Perfect Ruin centres around a city in the sky that had a protective force around it. It stops anyone and anything from getting in to it, but at the same time it also prevents people from leaving. Everyone living in the Internment are betrothed to another from birth. Birth is controlled by their being a waiting list to reproduce. Overpopulation is also controlled by each individual having a certain age to die. The life on Internment might sound very harsh, but to its inhabitants everything is controlled but at the same time fair to each individual. When a teenage girl is murdered it shocks Internment. Morgan, who is the main protagonist, starts to question the world where she lives and wonders if life might be better on the ground.

As with Lauren’s other books, I really enjoyed learning about the new characters who I think will continue to grow during the series. I immediately liked Morgan and Morgan’s brother Lex.  I love strong sibling relationships in books. There are other characters, like Pen (Morgan’s friend) who I’m very intrigued to see what happens next.

I am so excited about this world that Lauren DeStefano has created. It does have its similarities to other dystopian reads, especially with the betrothals, however it feels really fresh and unique. I’m not always a fan (actually, hardly ever) of arranged romances, but I felt like it worked with in this instance. I think Perfect Ruin has really set up the series very well. I feel like it’s just going to get better and better! I hope to read the next book soon!

Would I recommend it?:
Of course!

A very intriguing set up to a new world that I can’t wait to explore!

Top Ten Books I’d Love To See As Movies/TV Shows


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list are the Top Ten Books I’d love to see as movies/TV shows. This is a really tough topic for me, as I don’t like my precious favourite books to be movies. Here are some that I think would work well as a TV show/movie!

The Night Circus

Night Circus Erin Morgenstern– Whilst this isn’t my favourite book, I think it would make an absolutely stunning movie!

These Broken Stars (Starbound, #1)

These Broken Stars- Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner– I think this would be a fantastic movie- there’s certainly enough action to make it interesting!


CuckooJulia Crouch– I would hope this book would be as well done as Gone Girl. It’s incredibly thrilling/dark. Potential for a great thriller!


UndoneCat Clarke– This book has one of my favourite endings that I’ve read in a LONG time!

Say Her Name

Say Her NameJames Dawson- I don’t know if I could bring myself to watch it (I’m a wimp…) but it would be all kinds of awesome.

The Girl Who Walked On Air

The Girl Who Walked On Air- Emma Carroll– This is a gorgeous book and I think the imagery in the story would transform so well to the screen!

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)

The Lunar Chronicles- Marissa Meyer– I think The Lunar Chronicles would make amazing movies! The books just keep getting better and better.

Johnny Be Good (Johnny Be Good, #1)

Johnny Be GoodPaige Toon– I’m partial to a chick flick and Paige Toon’s books are fantastic!

Perfect Ruin (Internment Chronicles, #1)

Perfect RuinLauren DeStefano– I’d love to see this world captured for TV/movies. It’s intriguing!

Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity, #1)

Code Name VerityElizabeth Wein- This would definitely be a tear jerker. I’d love to see an adaptation!

Which books would you love to see adapted for the big screen? Let me know! Feel free to leave a link to your top ten lists and I’ll stop by!

This Week In Books #1


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I am joining in with the lovely Lipsy from Lipsy’s Lost and Found’s feature which highlights our week in books. I shall be sharing what I’m reading now, then and next and what I’ve recently added to my wishlist. I won’t be showcasing my new books as I do that on a Saturday. I’m really excited by this feature as I loved sharing my recent reads. My book reviews published on my blog are often WAY behind what I’m actually reading, so this is a good feature to keep you up to date!

Click on the book image to take you to the Goodreads page!

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As you might guess, this month I’m working on reading series. I’m finding that dedicating every second month to series means I’m getting through a lot more than I was before.

Now- I am just starting Hexed by Michelle Krys. I have heard mixed things about this book, but I really like to check out a book myself before dismissing it!

Then- I finished Perfect Ruin by Lauren DeStefano. Oh gosh. I can’t express how much I loved this book. I think Lauren DeStefano is an amazing writer and I’ll certainly be buying the next book so I can continue with this series!

Next- Next up I will be finishing the Legend series by Marie Lu. I am looking forward to finishing this series. I didn’t like Prodigy as much as I hoped I would (I know, I know. I’m a naughty bookworm!)

Added to my wishlist!

This Shattered World (Starbound, #2)

Please feel free to leave a link to your posts which detail your week in books, whether you link up with Lipsy or still post WWW Wednesday posts. I love to see them all!

Top Ten New Series That I Want To Start


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. Each week they come out with a list for us all to complete. This week’s list are the Top Ten New Series That I Want To Start. The only rule… new means it’s been a year or so! There are so many series that I want to start, so this could be tricky…

In no particular order…


UnrememberedJessica Brody– This book has been on my radar for a while now, I’d like to start it and see if it’s worth reading!

Just One DayGayle Forman- Loads of bloggers seem to love Gayle Forman. I need to see if I do!


The Murder ComplexLindsay Cummings- I’ve heard mixed things about this book, but as always I want to form my own opinion. The premise sounds incredibly interesting!

HexedMichelle Krys– I’m in the mood for a witchy story!


UninvitedSophie Jordan– I have had a copy of this for a while now but was yet to get to it! I’m looking forward to reading it, despite its mixed reviews.

The FalconerElizabeth May– Beautiful cover! I can’t wait to get stuck into this book!


A Thousand Pieces of YouClaudia Gray– I’m not going to lie, it’s the beautiful cover that makes me want to read this.

BullyPenelope Douglas– Not my usual sort of read, but it’s been raved about by people I trust! Hmmm…


The Cuckoo’s CallingRobert Galbraith- I have been putting this book off for ages now as I have high expectations now we know who the author is…

Perfect RuinLauren DeStefano– I loved the Chemical Gardens trilogy, so I’m very much looking forward to Perfect Ruin.

Have you read any of these series? Let me know which ones I should definitely get to! Feel free to leave your link to your Top Ten post and I’ll stop by!

Top Ten Freebie- Top Ten Unread Books waiting for me on my shelves


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list is a Top Ten Freebie. We can write a top ten list for whatever we like. I always find these lists a bit difficult for some reason. I probably over think them.

Anyway, I’ve decided to pick my Top Ten Unread Books waiting for me to be read on my shelf. Let’s face it. There’s a hell of a lot more than 10 waiting to be read. I’m a book buying addict. I can’t help it.


More Than ThisPatrick Ness– I have wanted to read this book for SO long. I shall definitely try and fit it in as soon as I can. I hope I haven’t hyped myself up for it!


Perfect Ruin- Lauren DeStefano– I adore Lauren DeStefano’s writing, so this book I should really try to read soon.


A Boy Called HopeLara Williamson– This book may have a plainish cover, but it sounds adorable. I really need to make time for this book.


Maybe SomedayColleen Hoover– I’ve heard good things about this book. I just need to get to it!


Dead To YouLisa McMann – I was drawn to the cover of this book, and immediately picked it up after reading the synopsis.


The Lovely and The LostPage Morgan– Yep, that’s right. Another series that I need to continue. There are just SO many.


Fallen GraceMary Hooper- The cover of this book is simple, but beautiful. Really looking forward to this one.


A Monster CallsPatrick Ness– I’m working my way through books by Patrick Ness. This one is certainly on my radar.


FracturedTeri Terry– Oh look, another series that I need to continue! I enjoyed Slated, so I’m looking forward to reading Fractured.

I really need to make time for these books! Have you read any of them? Which would you suggest I prioritise?

Please feel free to leave your link to your Top Ten Freebie post this week. I’d love to see what you’ve done!

Stacking The Shelves #62- Behold the awesome

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Click on the image to take you to Tynga’s blog to learn more!

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you’re adding to your shelves, be it buying or borrowing. From ‘real’ books you’ve purchased, a book you’ve borrowed, a book you’ve been given or an e-book they can all be shared!

As ever, click on the book image to get to the Goodread’s page!

Bought in London:

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I have been wanting to read Perfect Ruin by Lauren DeStefano for so long. I just couldn’t resist it. I’ve heard great things about She Is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick too. Dead To You by Lisa McCann looked SO good. It had to be mine. Golden Boy by Abigail Tarttelin was literally thrown into my hands and demanded that I bought it by my friend Rachel. I hope it’s good! Just Like Fate by Cat Patrick and Suzanne Young has been on my radar for a while now too. Looking forward to reading that! I also really liked the look of The Love Song of Jonny Valentine by Teddy Wayne.

From Hot Key Books (thanks to the lovely Luna!):

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Luna got me a selection of books from the lovely Hot Key Books. I’m particularly looking forward to reading The Lovely and The Lost by Page Morgan and Love Letters To The Dead by Ava Dellaira. Really, I’m looking forward to them all, but these two are being bumped up the TBR pile. Luna also kindly lent me her copy of Say Her Name by James Dawson which I’m reading very soon. So excited about it.

What have you added to your shelves this week? Please feel free to link your posts so I can see what you’ve got!