Tuesday, August 9, 2011

My Top Ten Tuesdays (5)

MY TOP TEN DYSTOPIANS (or Dystopian like books) in no particular order.

1)The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins-If you have not read this yet now is the time to do so since the movie comes out next year. I promise you, the hype is worth it. This series is wonderfully written, powerful, and despite what the fandom would have you think, there's more to it then the love triangle. Pick it up, you won't be sorry.

2)Life As We Know It by Susan Beth Pfeffer-This wonderful, little known book is about what happens to our world when a comet knocks the moon out of orbit. The result is some scary weather catestrophies and half the population being wiped out from tsunamis, harsh winters, and even lack of electricity. The author brings alive a scary but plausible world in a diary from a girl living through it all.

3)Delirium by Lauren Oliver-In this one, love has been declared a disease. The cure for it has been found and as a result too much emotion shown is seen as wrong. Lena can't wait to get the cure when she's old enough, but then she meets a boy and wonders if her world really does have the right way of thinking it. A powerful look at how love drives what humans do and well written to boot. I cannot wait to see how this all turns out in Pandemonium.

4)Incarceron/Sapphique by Catherine Fisher-In the future a government has a mechanical prison known as Incarceron where a man has been dumped with no memory of who he is. This technically is more steampunk then Dystopian but it still fits in the category.

5)The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan-A virus has taken over the future world and people have turned into living corpses. Mary lives in a scary world ruled by the religious sect but slowly begins to wonder if everything they're told is correct.

6)Wither by Lauren DeStafano-I hesitate to put this one on here because there are several issues I had with it, like sloppy world building. However it is a very interesting book with a promising start. I just hope the author solves some of the issues I had in the next one.

7)Across the Universe by Beth Revis-Another one I hesitate to put on here because it's honestly not the best. But it definitely is an interesting start even if I hope the author improves on the next book.

8)Matched-Haven't read this one yet. It seems something along the lines of Delirium where everyone gets set up with their most practical mate by the government. This is a popular one which is why it's on here despite the fact that I haven't read it. I do plan on reading it soon though. So stay tuned.

9)The Uglies series by Scott Westerfield-Another I haven't read yet but everyone says is really good. Westerfield is one of my favorite authors so I'm sure it is. Again, plan on reading soon. On here because it's super popular.

10)The Giverby Lois Lowry-Classic dystopian novel that one awards and everyone should read at least once.

Next week: favorite vampire books

1 comment:

  1. I agree with most of your list! The Giver, Incarceron, and Life As We Knew It are all really, really good books! Your going to love Matched. I rad it and my mom read it and we both loved it. I only got through half of the Hunger Games series. Never read The Uglies, Across the Universe, Wither, Forest of Hands and Teeth, Delirium, or Sapphique, yet. Really love your blog! <(-)]