Last week we shared our favorite bookish worlds. This week we're discussing the ones we would never want to step foot in. What immediately came to mind was Pamela Palmer's Washington, V.C. Better known as Vamp City.
It's an alternate version of D.C. that is always in a state of perpetual dusk. The buildings are crumbling and the ground is swampy. The vampires are merciless. They don't want to fall in love with you. They want to eat you, kill you, fuck you, or make you a slave.
"Though only a few trees stood between the rows of buildings, they were gray and twisted, with few to no leaves. She saw no bushes, no grass. Nothing to alleviate the appearance of a desolate, ruined . . . lifeless . . . place."
The world is a dark and depressing wasteland. I couldn't imagine spending my life living in fear and darkness. There is nothing at all appealing about settling down in Vamp City . . . but it sure is fun to read about.