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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Gods & Monsters (Serpent & Dove, #3)
A Psalm for the Wild-Built (Monk & Robot, #1)
These Hollow Vows (These Hollow Vows, #1)
Appleseed
You and Me at the End of the World
The Past Is Red
Bubble
What We Devour
Notes from the Burning Age
Lights Out in Lincolnwood
The Council of Animals
The High Auction (Wisdom Revolution, #1)
Breeder
The Freedom Race (The Dreambird Chronicles, #1)
All These Warriors (Monsters, #2)
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (The Hunger Games, #0)
Edge of Collapse (Edge of Collapse #1)
The Testaments (The Handmaid's Tale, #2)
Glass Sword (Red Queen, #2)
Savage Lands (Savage Lands, #1)
Wild Lands (Savage Lands, #2)
The Crown (The Selection, #5)
King's Cage (Red Queen, #3)
Dead Lands (Savage Lands, #3)
Edge of Madness (Edge of Collapse #2)
The One
The Betrayed (The Betrothed, #2)
Edge of Darkness (Edge of Collapse #3)
Edge of Anarchy (Edge of Collapse #4)
The Toll (Arc of a Scythe, #3)
Escaping Reality by Lisa Renee JonesThe 5th Wave by Rick YanceyReal by Katy EvansBranded by Abi KetnerThe Law of Attraction by N.M. Silber
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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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The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsCatching Fire by Suzanne CollinsDivergent by Veronica RothMockingjay by Suzanne CollinsInsurgent by Veronica Roth
YA Dystopia Novels
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Neuromancer by William GibsonSnow Crash by Neal StephensonDo Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. DickThe Diamond Age by Neal StephensonAltered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan
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The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
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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