Today we are inspired by Victoria Roth’s thrilling dystopian, Divergent that I just recently read and reviewed.
Divergent is one of the many new Young Adult dystopians that have popped up on the market since the huge success that was The Hunger Games. But, dystopian isn’t a new fad, it’s been around a long time.
Dystopian, dystopia which literally means the opposite of utopia can be a very bleak read, especially for Young Adults, but the sub-genre has exploded. Like Twilight drove mass production of vamp fic, The Hunger Games has offered us up a ton of new fiction within this sub-genre - which in the past hasn’t even gotten enough attention to warrant the word dystopian to be entered into most Spell Checker Software.
Let’s talk today about pre-THG (The Hunger Games) and post THG dystopian fiction. I’ll tell you what I like, and I would love it if you chimed in and let me know what books are on your list. Once again, this is my list - you are not going to see Handmaiden’s Tale or Lord of the Flies - because while I did read and enjoy those books, I wouldn’t quite say they are my favorites.
Top 6 Dystopian Novels - PreTHG
Top 6 Dystopian Novels - PostTHG
I didn't realize this before I wrote this, but Tor.com is having a Dystopian Week this week... check it out and see if you dystopian matches!