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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A Lesson in Vengeance
The Husbands
How We Fall Apart (How We Fall Apart, #1)
Once There Were Wolves
The Guide
Something New Under the Sun
Feral Creatures (Hollow Kingdom, #2)
The Shimmering State
The Sisters of Reckoning (The Good Luck Girls, #2)
Suns Will Rise (System Divine, #3)
The Devil You Know (Mercenary Librarians, #2)
The Exiled Fleet (The Divide, #2)
After the Dragons
Sweet Tooth: The Return
Siege of the Seven Sins (The Seven Sins, #2)
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (The Hunger Games, #0)
Wild Lands (Savage Lands, #2)
Edge of Collapse (Edge of Collapse #1)
Glass Sword (Red Queen, #2)
The One
The Testaments (The Handmaid's Tale, #2)
Dead Lands (Savage Lands, #3)
The Crown (The Selection, #5)
Edge of Anarchy (Edge of Collapse #4)
Edge of Madness (Edge of Collapse #2)
King's Cage (Red Queen, #3)
Savage Lands (Savage Lands, #1)
Edge of Valor (Edge of Collapse #7)
Black Autumn (Black Autumn #1)
Edge of Defiance (Edge of Collapse, #5)
The Girl on the Train by Paula HawkinsThe Fault in Our Stars by John GreenGone Girl by Gillian FlynnThe Martian by Andy WeirWe Were Liars by E. Lockhart
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493 books — 2,219 voters

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Best Young Adult Dystopian Novels
563 books — 2,710 voters
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New Series (2013)
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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)
The Maze Runner (The Maze Runner, #1)

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