Now inthe youngest surviving humans have reach adulthood. But what happens to the person who remembers what it is like to feel, to be different, the way things once were?
Across the Universe by Beth Revis When seventeen-year-old Amy agreed to join her parents on a mission to colonize a new planet, she expected to be woken from a cryogenically frozen state planetside, ready to start building a new society.
Engineer D is about to find out, as several people in his life challenge the system. The Giver by Lois Lowry This is another classic tale about losing individuality. How far will the state go, and what cost will they pay? But what do you read when you set down Mockingjay? Adult Check out our review of Ready Player One.
V for Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd Most of you are likely familiar with the film adaptation of this graphic novel. Offred, a Handmaid to the Commander, remembers what life was like before a deeply conservative religion became the answer to a fertility crisis—a time when women could read, could choose their husbands, and could keep their children.
This book has been made into a film by Stanley Kubrick that has also reached classic status. Technically, young adult literature in the United States is defined as appropriate for ages twelve and up, but dystopian novels are often darker than average.
Living on the fringes and off the grid, Trent and his friends decide to take on the media giants to change the laws that have become too oppressive. In a futuristic United States, books themselves have been banned, and firemen are tasked with burning down the houses which are found to contain them.
Most women have lost the ability to have children, and the few who can are assigned the role of Handmaid. Young Adult Check out our reviews of Divergent and Insurgent. How much will they change from the person they once were? In the end, to what lengths will the One State go to remain in control?
The few survivors of the plague huddle on Long Island, looting the ruins of the surrounding city for supplies. In the mid s, a mass infertility crisis struck. Humanity has reached for the stars, slowly colonizing Mars as well as several other places in an attempt to escape the ruined Earth.
Brave New World is as relevant today as it was on the day it was published, and remains one of the most challenged books in American libraries and schools.
While this novel is often mentioned in terms of the dangers of censorship, it was originally written as a critique on a culture that thrives on quick access to partial knowledge as opposed to one that rewards those who dig for deeper meanings.
What book will fill your need to see someone fighting back against the system? Uglies by Scott Westerfeld Three hundred years from now, the world has entered a post-scarcity economy. In this future, people are born from test tubes: Dystopian literature has never been a light and fluffy genre, and The Hunger Games trilogy is no exception.
Young Adult Check out our reviews of Partials and Fragments. In the Community, everyone follows directions and no one steps out of line. On the mainland, genetically engineered soldiers called Partials are also beginning to die.
After a plague, the government has taken a decided turn to totalitarianism, but a string of terrorist attacks shows that someone is capable and willing to fight back.Read an excerpt of this book! The first installment of Scott Westerfeld’s New York Times bestselling and award-winning Uglies series—a global phenomenon that started the dystopian trend.
Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can’t wait. In just a few weeks she’ll have the operation that. It’s been a while since we’ve given you a genre list, and it’s past time for this one.
Suzanne Collins put dystopian literature back on the map as a major subgenre of speculative fiction with her Hunger Games trilogy.
But what do you read when you set down Mockingjay? Or finish watching the films? What. Phoenix Unbound—the first book in Grace Draven's new Fallen Empire series—releases from Ace Trade Paperback on September 25th.
In honor of the release, Penguin Random House is celebrating with a giveaway that features not only an ARC of Phoenix Unbound but also a Fantasy Romance Starter Kit made up of other first-in-series romantic. Download-Theses Mercredi 10 juin Scott Westerfeld is the author of the Leviathan series, the first book of which was the winner of the Locus Award for Best Young Adult Fiction.Download