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Any Dystopian Books Left? I think I have read them all...

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Initial post: Nov 8, 2011 6:47:21 PM PST
I am looking for more Dystopian books. I am thinking that I have read them all :(

I have read

1) Hunger Games series
2) Matched and Crossed
3) Wither
4) Enclave
5) Divurgent
6) Delirium
7) The Way We Once Were (title may be wrong-it is the books about the moon being knocked out of orbit). I have read this entire series
8) Forest of Hands and Teeth Series

I have read more than this but I can't think of the titles right now. I would really appreciate any suggestions! I prefer the books be from the female point of view and also prefer some romance.

Posted on Nov 8, 2011 7:08:55 PM PST
Blondie says:
The Maze runner series? As I wake by elizabeth scott. The Uglies Series.

Posted on Nov 8, 2011 7:12:36 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 8, 2011 8:40:43 PM PST
Well don't worry, there are plenty more coming out! (And some of them very soon.) Note: I haven't read any of these, only heard about them, so definitely check the reviews on Amazon and GoodReads. Or maybe other people here in the forums can weigh in.

Coming soon:
- Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
- Legend by Marie Lu (boy and girl POVs)

Already out (so you may have read them):
- Blood Red Road by Moira Young
- Ashes by Ilsa Bick
- Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld (girl POV - and I HAVE read these, they were good)
- XVI by Julia Karr
- Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky
- Eve by Anna Carey
- Ashes Ashes by Jo Treggiari
- Unwind by Neal Shusterman (boy and girl POVs)
- Ashfall by Mike Mullin (boy POV)
- Variant by Robison Wells (boy POV)
- The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch (boy POV)
- The Maze Runner series by James Dashner (boy POV)
- Rot and Ruin by Jonathan Maberry (boy POV)

Posted on Nov 8, 2011 7:13:13 PM PST
Yes, I have read As I Wake and the Uglies Series.

I have not read the Maze Runner series because it is from a boy's POV. I prefer female POV. It is just a personal preference :)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 8, 2011 9:53:36 PM PST
zakuras says:
Don't limit the things you can read. I thought the same thing before and always stayed far away from male POV's, but wow, there are some really good stuff I would have missed if I had listened to myself. I say give it a try

Posted on Nov 8, 2011 11:06:53 PM PST
Kribu says:
Not actual dystopia, but perhaps worth a look anyway - John Marsden's Tomorrow series (starting with Tomorrow, When the War Began (The Tomorrow Series #1), with a strong female narrator and a bit of realistic romance mixed into the series.

If you do decide male POV is worth a chance, I'd also suggest John Wyndham's The Chrysalids (New York Review Books Classics) as an interesting and thought-provoking dystopia written half a century ago.

Posted on Nov 9, 2011 5:30:01 AM PST
I don't know if you are on goodreads or not, but I just found this group that you might get good recommendations from:

Its a YA dystopia group

Posted on Nov 9, 2011 6:07:59 AM PST
J. Ruyle says:
Don't know if it's available in dtb format, but if you have a Kindle you should read Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days, Book 1). I LOVED it! Better yet, it's cheap ($2.99)... I liked it more than a lot of full priced books. I think the next book in the series is supposed to come out sometime this coming Spring/Summer... can't wait!

Posted on Nov 9, 2011 6:15:25 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 9, 2011 6:15:59 AM PST
Ruben Lake says:
After reading the novel The A-Men, I read a lot of dystopian stories to get just the right balance of future world and collapsing society. I wanted to use the trope of the main character entering a riot-torn corporate-run city while mixing this with strong fantasy elements/stories. Gibson was an early influence for me... but the final list included:

Cloud Atlas*
Nineteen Eighty-Four
Battle Royale
Brave New World
A Clockwork Orange
Count Zero*
Mona Lisa Overdrive
The Children of Men
Altered Carbon*

The ones with asterisks are my personal favourites.

Posted on Nov 9, 2011 6:05:36 PM PST
kari says:
I really enjoyed Maria V Snyder's Inside Out (Harlequin Teen) and Outside In (Harlequin Teen). And I just picked up Birthmarked (Birthmarked Trilogy) by Caragh M. O'Brien. It's on sale for $2.99 on kindle.

Posted on Nov 9, 2011 9:34:28 PM PST
S Nicole says:
you should read Birthmarked! it's one of my favorite dystopians, other than Hunger Games, Blood Red Road and Divergent. And its sequel just came out, Prized. So you'd get two back to back.

Posted on Nov 10, 2011 9:10:18 AM PST
J. Grosner says:
I'd try Thinner Than Thou by Kit Reed. The dystopia revolves around body image and food and features a female protagonist who is anorexic and her friend who is obese. It's an older book, but it won an Alex Award is worth a read.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 10, 2011 11:44:15 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 10, 2011 11:44:57 AM PST
Melissa Wyer says:
VARIANT WAS AWESOME!!! Although it is not considered a is present day, he is just in a bad place!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 10, 2011 11:58:06 AM PST
this sounds interesting, i'll have to check the library - thanks

Posted on Nov 10, 2011 9:30:25 PM PST
K. Knight says:
Divergent is amazing! Also loved Birthmarked. Those two, and Hunger Games, are the best books I've read in a long time.

Posted on Nov 11, 2011 8:18:17 AM PST
Wayward says:
Bones of Faerie might appeal to you, too. But there is a paranormal element to it.

Posted on Nov 11, 2011 9:38:09 AM PST
Thanks for all the recs! I am going to go shopping :) Keep them coming!

Posted on Nov 11, 2011 3:29:17 PM PST
Hawkw1nd says:
***The World Inside by Robert Silverberg is a MOST excellent read that you will LOVE !!**

Posted on Nov 11, 2011 3:52:17 PM PST
Quil says:
Everyone gave such great suggestions but I can recommend some children's dystopians that I really liked, The Giver and The Girl Who Owned A City

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 12, 2011 8:15:40 AM PST
ldoogie says:
Have you read the Gone series by Michael Grant?

Posted on Nov 12, 2011 11:17:55 AM PST
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Sara Jane says:
Devil on My Back by Monica Hughes and This Time of Darkness by H.M. Hoover are classics. I also liked The Declaration series by Gemma Malley, The Compound by S.A.Bodeen, the City of Ember series, and just about everything by Margaret Peterson Haddix (not all dystopian but all good!)

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Posted on Nov 12, 2011 3:57:47 PM PST
You have to read Eve by Anna Carey. I loved it. If you liked Hunger Games, it's just as much of a pageturner. I couldn't put it down. It has romance too.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2011 6:24:56 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 13, 2011 6:28:29 AM PST
Kendergirl says:
Genesis by Bernard Beckett is perhaps my all time favorite. Try also The Adoration of Jenna Fox, The Diary of Pelly D, How I Live Now, Life as We Knew It (I believe this is the book you called The Way We Once Were) and Fever Crumb. Good lists are available at and
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