Awesome Non YA Dystopian

A list of awesome non YA dystopian. Feel free to add some of your favorites as long as they are dystopian and are not considered young adult.
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4.08 avg rating — 320,795 ratings
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3.93 avg rating — 2,554,579 ratings
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4.34 avg rating — 580,310 ratings
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3.97 avg rating — 680,111 ratings
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3.90 avg rating — 250,260 ratings
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4.01 avg rating — 414,839 ratings
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3.99 avg rating — 567,417 ratings
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3.89 avg rating — 387,722 ratings
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4.23 avg rating — 150,704 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 86,523 ratings
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4.04 avg rating — 178,844 ratings
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4.25 avg rating — 250,153 ratings
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4.11 avg rating — 111,672 ratings
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4.15 avg rating — 130,349 ratings
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4.22 avg rating — 78,374 ratings
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3.91 avg rating — 32,323 ratings
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4.19 avg rating — 260,262 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 29,694 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 12,104 ratings
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3.87 avg rating — 44,775 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 923 ratings
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4.38 avg rating — 14,479 ratings
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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 84,483 ratings
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4.09 avg rating — 78,970 ratings
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3.40 avg rating — 42,187 ratings
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4.01 avg rating — 42,694 ratings
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3.99 avg rating — 34,301 ratings
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3.66 avg rating — 9,884 ratings
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3.89 avg rating — 29,791 ratings
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3.88 avg rating — 1,298 ratings
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3.85 avg rating — 63,567 ratings
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4.50 avg rating — 34 ratings
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3.71 avg rating — 5,354 ratings
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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 15 ratings
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it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 3 ratings
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4.14 avg rating — 31,461 ratings
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3.96 avg rating — 16,477 ratings
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3.80 avg rating — 10,835 ratings
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4.67 avg rating — 3 ratings
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4.28 avg rating — 53,634 ratings
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4.38 avg rating — 13 ratings
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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 4 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 82,411 ratings
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it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 4 ratings
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3.76 avg rating — 34 ratings
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4.15 avg rating — 102 ratings
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3.23 avg rating — 18,420 ratings
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4.03 avg rating — 224,968 ratings
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3.66 avg rating — 13,021 ratings
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4.03 avg rating — 6,728 ratings
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3.76 avg rating — 4,533 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 85,503 ratings
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3.73 avg rating — 473 ratings
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4.13 avg rating — 68,455 ratings
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4.17 avg rating — 225 ratings
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3.15 avg rating — 33 ratings
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3.45 avg rating — 626 ratings
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3.52 avg rating — 264 ratings
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3.70 avg rating — 63 ratings
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3.25 avg rating — 85 ratings
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3.94 avg rating — 33,682 ratings
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3.84 avg rating — 789 ratings
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3.35 avg rating — 111 ratings
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3.74 avg rating — 10,752 ratings
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3.93 avg rating — 25,066 ratings
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71 books · 54 voters · list created October 1st, 2015 by Nikki ~ The Nocturnal Bookworm (votes) .
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message 1: by Welwyn (new)

Welwyn Wilton Katz Would like to add the Cart and Cwidder series (the Dalemark Quartet) by Diana Wynne Jones, because as usual she aims so high, and just about reaches it every time. Some of her books are not Dystopian, but I think this one is. Also her books The Homeward Bounders and a Tale of Time City are on the dystopian edge. Also a very, very good unclassifiable book by Connie Willis, The Doomsday Book. I'm sorry, but I don't know how to add and I'm frantically busy today with mentoring so can't take the time to figure out what tab to hit etc.
I wanted to mark all the ones I liked in order of "goodness" but there were so many I had to just mark them as I came to them. Thanks for so many good ideas, Nikki. Welwyn Wilton Katz


Nina Brilliant Nemesis Battle royale is Young adult.


message 3: by Welwyn (new)

Welwyn Wilton Katz I personally have trouble defining young adult. I've read books that were obviously for adults and yet had main protagonists that were only 9. What... is it? To you? And to all those who voted?


Nina Brilliant Nemesis I'm now a Librarian and removed Battle royale, because the characters are all younger than 18 years-old and because many readers have it in their young adult shelves.


message 5: by Welwyn (new)

Welwyn Wilton Katz Can anyone remember the book The Riverside Villas Murders by Kingsley Amis? The story is told entirely from the point of view of Peter, a fourteen year old, and is (IMHO) not a young adult novel. It is wonderful reading, not at all predictable, beautiful characterization and not at all for the prudish among us. If this book is not a young adult book when the entire book's PoV is from a 14 year old, and it's not a kid's book, then, how do you define it? Personally, I'm grateful not to feel that I must define all books. I have written ten published novels and none of them are definable. I'd love it if there were more indefinable novels to read.


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