April 20, 2018 at 4:39 pm #31303
Greetings fellow…Embers (or whatever we’re calling ourselves). I’m searching for some dystopian novels with good themes, strong plotlines, and that aren’t Divergent, Hunger Games, or Maze Runner (which are kind of all the same…). I already have 1984, Fahrenheit 451, and Animal Farm on my list, but I’m looking for more. Please smother me with good dystopian book recommendations 😛
"Beauty will save the world." - DostoevskyApril 20, 2018 at 5:44 pm #31308Brianna Storm Hilvety@briannastormApril 20, 2018 at 10:58 pm #31347Lady Iliara@lady-iliara
@briannastorm I just recently read the first book in that Out of Time series! I liked it better than I thought I would, though I felt like it dragged a bit in the middle.
ENFJ, Aethasian, and chocolate-Pringle-nerd-blob of epic. Greet at your own risk. *trips on a rock*April 20, 2018 at 11:16 pm #31350Lady Iliara@lady-iliara
@morreafirebird Oh, I just thought of one I read not too long ago. It was The Vagrant by Peter Newman (first book in the Vagrant series). I saw the cover, which is a guy in a cloak carrying a sword and a baby, and I was hooked, hehe!
It surprised me with its ability to show the main character’s emotions because (SURPRISE!) he does not speak. At all. :O It’s a very deep book.
I will also, however, give a word of caution, because the author was not afraid to sprinkle some language in; also some of the descriptions were violent/disturbing, plus not-too-vague allusions to mature topics. It’s really not a must-read, but I liked its themes.
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ENFJ, Aethasian, and chocolate-Pringle-nerd-blob of epic. Greet at your own risk. *trips on a rock*April 20, 2018 at 11:35 pm #31352Josiah DeGraaf@josiah
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley is probably my favorite classic dystopian novel. For contemporary works, I’ve really enjoyed the Red Rising trilogy, which crosses dystopia with sci-fi, but there’s a fair bit of language in it, so be prepared for that if you decide to pick it up.
Lit fanatic. Eclectic reader. Theology nerd. Writing fantasy at https://josiahdegraaf.comApril 21, 2018 at 11:20 am #31395Gabrielle Pollack@gabriellepollackApril 21, 2018 at 1:10 pm #31402
@briannastorm ooh, no, I haven’t heard of the Seer trilogy. I’ll definitely take a look at it 😀
@josiah-degraaf darn. I just saw Brave New World in a used bookstore the other day and totally skipped it over 😛 Thanks for the recommendations!
@gabriellepollack I have read the Out of Time trilogy–they’re probably my favorite books ever!
And yes, it is 😉
"Beauty will save the world." - DostoevskyApril 21, 2018 at 1:12 pm #31403
@lady-iliara I just looked it up on Goodreads and the cover hooked me too XD Thanks for the recommendation/word of caution 🙂
"Beauty will save the world." - DostoevskyApril 21, 2018 at 3:55 pm #31421Josiah DeGraaf@josiah
@morreafirebird Ahh… well, I guess you’ll know to pick it up next time then at any rate. xD
BTW, my tag name is just @josiah now, so if you’re trying to tag me on something, you don’t need to include my last name. 🙂
Lit fanatic. Eclectic reader. Theology nerd. Writing fantasy at https://josiahdegraaf.comApril 21, 2018 at 6:10 pm #31430Gabrielle@gabrielle
Definitely agree with the Out of Time trilogy recommendation. They were amazing! The Matched Trilogy by Ally Condie was also great, and fairly clean. Also, one of my besties wrote a Christian dystopian novel called Reintegration (author is Ashley Bogner). It started out slow, but the ending was amazing! She also did a great job with strong character developement and a good theme. TheStorySanctuary.com also has a bunch of reviews of various dystopian books with content ratings. (Disclaimer: I contribute to The Story Sanctuary. 😉 ) Hope this helps!
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gabriellenblog.wordpress.comApril 21, 2018 at 11:03 pm #31449
@josiah ah, okay. Thanks for letting me know, because I probably would have kept tagging you as @josiah-degraaf and wondering why it didn’t work XD
"Beauty will save the world." - DostoevskyApril 21, 2018 at 11:06 pm #31450
@gabrielle thanks for the recommendations! And I’ll definitely check out Story Sanctuary 😀
"Beauty will save the world." - DostoevskyApril 22, 2018 at 7:32 am #31456Inkling-for-Christ@inkling-for-christ
@morreafirebird, I would recommend the Giver by Louis Lowry. It is a fairly short read but it is fantastic! sadly, I don’t really know of any high quality ones
INFJ, Child of God, wannabe author, writer, dreamer, fan of DR. Who, Star Wars, NCIS-LAApril 24, 2018 at 11:42 am #31705
@inkling-for-christ I’ve heard of that and watched the movie but have yet to read the book. Thanks for the recommendation 😀
"Beauty will save the world." - DostoevskyApril 24, 2018 at 11:44 am #31706Snapper@snapper
@morreafirebird Hopefully my book will be on this Good Dystopian list. 😛
Um…. I’ve tried reading dystopians lately, but half of them drive me insane, so… I basically don’t have that many recommendations. But I wish to read more, so I follow this topic.
*melts dystopian novels*
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