Today’s topic is ‘No Thanks!’ as in, situations you wouldn’t wanna find yourself in! This is a neat topic I think – because there are a lot of books where I just know if I found myself in the middle of them I’d just like go die immediately.
These are some of those books:
Death Note by Tsugumi Ohba – This is definitely a story I wouldn’t want to be in, either as a bystander or the main character. The decisions made here are way too morally loaded for me and I don’t know if I could handle it.
If I had a notebook that could kill anyone, would I use it like the main character did to kill off the villains in the show and become a villain myself? I’d like to say no, but I don’t want to be put in the position where I’d have to find out.
Midori Days by Kazurou Inoue – I definitely wouldn’t want to be in this situation. Midori, the girl with green hair on the cover, wakes up one day to find that she’s replaced the right hand of Seiji, a teenage boy. Romance and hijinx insue but like… the series kept this pretty light and fluffy and comedic, but there are definitely ways this could have ended up horrible if she would have ended up on a bad person’s hand. Yeah no thanks.
The Forest of Hands & Teeth by Carrie Ryan – This is a blanket ‘no zombies’ statement. None of the zombies books, please.
Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer – Despite the fact that I ended up not particularly caring for this book, it’s one that has lodged itself in my head and I think about it a lot. It’s basically climate horror, and no no no I don’t wanna be in it, thanks.
The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins – This is another one of those books set in a world that would just be like… horrifying to live in. I mean a) I’d died right away but also b) who in the world wouldn’t?! It’s terrifying!
And that’s it! On the off chance a magical book fairy ever appears and goes ‘I’ll put you in a book!’, these are the five that I’ll be like ‘yeah no, but thanks’.