A Feature of The Broke and the Bookish
While there are a number of fictional boyfriends I'd like to steal, there aren't a lot of fantasy worlds I'd actually want to live in, or lives I'd want to trade with ficitonal people. Here is a list of 5 people and 5 places that I am very happy to keep in fiction!
|Get thee to a nunnery!|
At least you have a fabulous hat
Mercedes from Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas
Because while she gets a tolerably happy ending in the movie, but in the book, she’s sent to a nunnery while Edmond sails into the sunset with a sexy slave-child-woman.
|See him in theaters in March!|
Tobais Eaton from Divergent Series by Veronica Roth
Because *SPOILER ALERT* I just can’t see him ever being really happy or fulfilled after what happened. *SPOILERS DONE*
|credit to izzibelle at Deviant Art|
Hazel Grace from The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Because *SPOILERS* not only are you dying of cancer, but you watch the love of your life succumb to cancer? That’s as awful as life gets, unless you’re Katniss Everdeen who watches everyone die. *SPOILERS DONE*
Lily Bart from The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
Because who doesn’t love a story where following your heart causes you to lose social status, friends, money, health, EVERYTHING?
|I've always pictured Kaya as Mara|
Mara Dyer from the Mara Dyer Series by Michelle Hodkin
Because despite the delightful and delicious Noah to stand by her side, that is some dark, messed up stuff she is experiencing (and in my head I replaced “messed up” and “stuff” with other choice words).
Panem from the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Because I would definitely be picked, and I would probably die of an anxiety attack or heart attack before I even made it to the arena.
The Colonies from Legend Series by Marie Lu
Because even worse than living in a military state is living in an entirely commercial state where money makes the world turn and people literally sell themselves to advertising (which, come to think of it, is not all too different from how we live now).
Future Portland, Maine from Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Because a world or life where you can’t feel any emotion at all is an empty one.
The Utopia in Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Because everyone is overstimulated, but nothing is real. And children having sex play is just an upsetting image.
|Okay, so a map of Antion doesn't exist (yet)|
This is a medieval map of Japan
Antion from Defy by Sara Larson
Because breeding houses. ‘Nough said.