Top Ten Bookish Worlds I’d Want to/Never Want to Live In

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Top Ten Bookish Worlds I’d Want to/Never Want to Live In

My one rule is that I’m not a Mary Sue so that means that I don’t just get to be magical in a magical world, for example.

Worlds I Want to Live In

Vampire Academy

I think that even being a human in this world would be cool, because Sydney’s a human and she’s still really involved. Humans are generally kept separate from the vampires though, and that’s still cool.

Chronicles of Ixia

I think the Chronicles of Ixia do kind of revolve around magical powers, but I feel that even without being magical, this could still be a cool world to live in.


Yeah, I know, there’s no way in hell I’d ever get the cool part of the morphing power. But at the end of the series, humanity knows about aliens, and in return for food recipes, the Andalites help humans with their space travel, and that’s the part I think is cool. Parasitic slugs taking over your brain? Not so much.

Time Master

This older little-known fantasy series has a really cool magic system and the gods are real, tangible beings that sometimes interact with mortals and I just think it’d be super cool to live there even without being magical.

Avatar: The Last Airbender

They wrote comics about this TV series, so it counts.

I think even being a regular non-bending human would be really cool in this world because it’s a beautiful, awesome place to live and Sokka was a regular non-bending human and not only was he the leader of the gAang, he lived a long and healthy life and did good things for the world.

Worlds I Never want to live in


A terrifying dystopia where children are selected at random and forced to murder each other to keep the poor in the country from revolting, and the lone winner becomes rich and famous? This goes against everything I believe in.

Harry Potter

Because just my luck I’d be a muggle and have you seen the way wizards and witches treat muggles? It’s horrifying. Also, a spell for absolutely everything and we haven’t colonised Mars yet? The magical community are selfish and self centered and I want nothing to do with them.

Unless I’m a witch.


The thing about Narnia is that there aren’t meant to be any humans, so…


It’s just too weird. Just plain too weird. Because Lewis Carroll wrote the weirdest thing he could think of, and the result is that it’s just too weird to want to live in.

The Old Kingdom

It’s completely overrun by evil and/or dead people, and the good guys are either locked in a tower of ice (the Clayr) or very few and far between (Charter mages). The only person who can put the dead back to rest is the Abhorsen. It’s way too dangerous for any normal, non-magical person to live in this world. No way.

What about you? What are some literature worlds you would love to live in or hate to live in? I’d love to know in the comments below.



About Nemo

A lover of kittens and all things sparkly, Nemo has a degree in English Literature and specialises in reviewing contemporary, paranormal, mystery/thriller, historical, sci-fi and fantasy Young Adult fiction. She is especially drawn to novels about princesses, strong female friendships, magical powers, and assassins.

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