28 January 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I'd Never Want to Trade Places With

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. I heart lists!

Alex in Ashen Winter by Mike Mullin

I hate winter with a burning passion, and snow even more so.  Therefore a new ice age would pretty much drive me to the brink - all that cold and white shit - eeeeeekkk.

Christine in Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson

Imagine not knowing who you are every morning when you wake up.  Not knowing who the person sleeping beside you is, not knowing who YOU are.  Not being able to read a book because you won't remember it, or watch a TV series because you won't remember what happened in the last episodes.  It would be so isolating and scary.

Ellie in Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden

I can't even begin to imagine what it would be like to wake up and find your country had been invaded, not knowing what has happened to your family and having to watch people take over your home and farm....it gives me chills just thinking about it.

Liz in Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin

Although Liz comes to terms with being in the afterlife, the parts where she can see what is happening to her family but can't communicate them just broke my heart.

Allie in The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

Because, vampires.  And being a vampire.  And vampires.

Ig in Horns by Joe Hill

Although it would be kinda cool initially to hear what people are really thinking, it would also be pretty scary.  Especially hearing what those creepy dudes on the train are REALLY thinking.

Gene in The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda

I don't think I could go through all the hiding and pretending, knowing that one slip up would be the end of you *shudders*

Robert in I Am Legend by Richard Matheson

Even more scary than the vampires, it's the isolation - being the only person left alive would be the most horrible torture ever.

Robie in The Raft by S.A. Bodeen

There are two things that freak me out more than anything - the thought of an airplane crash and being stuck on a boat in the middle of the ocean.  Particularly, a lifeboat.  Just. No.

Lynn in Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis
As shallow and insignificant as it sounds, I really wouldn't want to live in a world with a severe water shortage because I couldn't have a hot shower every morning (well, not without a lot of work to get one).  I honestly don't remember a time when I left the house without a shower, let alone went days without one.

There you go - as well as being a Top Ten list, I've also confessed most of my greatest fears and my obsession with hot showers!

Which character would you never want to trade places with?


  1. Being such a tough, kick-ass character as Allie would be awesome. But I don't think I would survive in that setting too. Vampires scare me. And I am Legend, that would freak me out. I can't be alone for so long and definitely not in such a world.

  2. I don't think I'd manage to survive in any of those worlds either... I don't think I'd be very good at vampire politics or survival... and I'm just go nuts of loneliness...

  3. Kristin@Blood, Sweat and BooksJanuary 28, 2014 at 5:58 PM

    This is a fantastic list, I love your reasons why as well. I haven't read Before I go to Sleep. I shall be checking that one out.

  4. I would say great picks but I can't because I wouldn't want to trade places with them either.

    Here's our TTT

    Doris @ OABR



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