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)
The Testaments (The Handmaid's Tale, #2)
Wild Lands (Savage Lands, #2)
The Crown (The Selection, #5)
Dead Lands (Savage Lands, #3)
Black Autumn (Black Autumn #1)
Glass Sword (Red Queen, #2)
Savage Lands (Savage Lands, #1)
The One
Edge of Valor (Edge of Collapse #7)
Edge of Anarchy (Edge of Collapse #4)
King's Cage (Red Queen, #3)
Edge of Defiance (Edge of Collapse, #5)
Edge of Collapse (Edge of Collapse #1)
The Toll (Arc of a Scythe, #3)
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Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
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Insurgent (Divergent, #2)
1984
Allegiant (Divergent, #3)
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