Dystopia

Dystopia is a form of literature that explores social and political structures. It is a creation of a nightmare world - unlike its opposite, Utopia, which is an ideal world.

Dystopia is often characterized by an authoritarian or totalitarian form of government. It often features different kinds of repressive social control systems, a lack or total absence of individual freedoms and expressions, and a state of constant warfare or violence.

Many novels combine both Dystopia and Utopia, often as a metaphor for the different directions humanity can take in its choices, ending up with one of the tw
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Migrations
The Space Between Worlds
The Mother Code
The First Sister (The First Sister Trilogy, #1)
The Nemesis (Diabolic, #3)
Seven Devils (Seven Devils, #1)
The Living Dead
The Hierarchies
Cinderella Is Dead
Malorie (Bird Box, #2)
All These Monsters (Monsters, #1)
Savage Legion (Savage Rebellion, #1)
Warriors (Hell Divers #7)
Colony (Final Days #2)
Sensation Machines
The Testaments (The Handmaid's Tale, #2)
Graceful Burdens
Emergency Skin
Red Queen (Red Queen, #1)
Halfway to Free
Sweet Virginia
Snowflakes (Hush collection)
The Original
Junkyard Cats
The Crown (The Selection, #5)
The One
The Space Between Worlds
A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor (The Carls, #2)
The Heir (The Selection, #4)
You Have Arrived at Your Destination
Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuireThe Fault in Our Stars by John GreenHopeless by Colleen HooverDivergent by Veronica RothFallen Too Far by Abbi Glines
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New Series (2015)
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Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. JensenThe Young Elites by Marie LuThe Iron Trial by Holly BlackThe Murder Complex by Lindsay CummingsSnow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
First In Series (2014)
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The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
1984
Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
The Handmaid's Tale (The Handmaid's Tale, #1)

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