The Next Big Dystopian Read?

Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 by Kelly_TeenLib

Did Allie Condie's Matched have you reading through the night? Was The Hunger Games your favorite book series?  Were the adventures in Unwind or The Maze Runner right up your reading alley?  Then it's confirmed, you're a Dystopian Fiction 'nut', just like me.

There's some great series still in the works right now.  I'm still waiting for the third in the Divergent series the newly named 'Allegiant' that will be released in October, or the sequel to The Selection which is soon to hit our shelves: The Elite.

The dedicated dystopian might wonder - What's new on the scene?  Here's a couple of new titles to whet your appetite.  Why not give one a try, it may become your new favorite!

5th Wave

5th Wave by Rick Yancey

After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one. 

Now, it's the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth's last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive.  But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up.


When We Wake

When We Wake by Karen Healey

In 2027, sixteen-year-old Tegan is just like every other girl--playing the guitar, falling in love, and protesting the wrongs of the world with her friends. But then Tegan dies, waking up 100 years in the future as the unknowing first government guinea pig to be cryogenically frozen and successfully revived. Appalling secrets about her new world come to light, and Tegan must choose to either keep her head down or fight for a better future

Mila 2.0

Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza

Mila was never meant to learn the truth about her identity. She was a girl living with her mother in a small Minnesota town. She was supposed to forget her past—that she was built in a secret computer science lab.

Now she has no choice but to run - from the dangerous operatives who want her terminated because she knows too much, and from a mysterious group that wants to capture her alive and unlock her advanced technology.

Not strictly a dystopian but Mila 2.0 is sure to appeal to those that like this genre.


Orleans by Sherri L. Smith

After a string of devastating hurricanes and a severe outbreak of Delta Fever, the Gulf Coast has been quarantined. Years later, residents of the Outer States are under the assumption that life in the Delta is all but extinct…but in reality, a new primitive society has been born.  

Fen de la Guerre is living with the O-Positive blood tribe in the Delta when they are ambushed. Left with her tribe leader’s newborn, Fen is determined to get the baby to a better life over the wall before her blood becomes tainted by Delta Fever.


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