Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Top Ten Tuesday #2: Dystopians

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. :)

This week was a freebie week, so I could choose anything about literature to do a top ten of. And Top Ten Dystopians was suggested, so I thought, hey, I love dystopians, so let's do that... Not sure how many I've read though! ;) If I haven't read 10 I'll add ones that I like the sound of :D


1. The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins - Do I really need to say anything about this series? I think most people have read it now, but if you haven't, I'm ordering you to go and buy/borrow/swap a copy, and read it. And don't worry if 24 children killing each other doesn't sound like your thing, because I didn't think it would be mine either... ;) My review is here.

2. Divergent by Veronica Roth - This book was AMAZING. I'm still not sure whether or not I liked this better than The Hunger Games, but it was at least as good as they were... If you're a YA dystopian fan (or not YA, doesn't matter) I'm sure you will LOVE this :D It's SO good. My review is here.

3. Wither by Lauren DeStefano - This book was awesome too... I have much love for dystopians, if you couldn't already tell... ;) It was an idea I'd never read before, but it was awesome anyway :) And Rhine was an awesome main character :) Here is my review.

4. Inside Out and Outside In by Maria V. Snyder - These books are AMAZING. They are so good, but they're are not doing as well as the publishers originally thought so unfortunately there probably won't be another book in the series... It's SO SADD!! So please, go out and buy a copy, and see what you think! Please? *bats eyelids* My review is here, if that didn't convince you ;)

5. Delirium by Lauren Oliver - This one is also awesome. Basically, I think you should just read all the books on this list, because they are ALL awesome :D Anyway, this one is about a world where love is a disease, and you get cured from it once you turn eighteen. Lauren Oliver has a beautiful writing style, and I think this one is a great one to start with if you've never read a dystopian before. You can read my review here.

6. Uglies, Pretties, Specials and Extras by Scott Westerfeld - I read these before I started blogging, so I haven't reviewed them, and I've read better since, but these were my first dystopians so they'll always be a little bit special for me :) They have an awesome plotline, awesome lingo, and they're so fun :)

7. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan - This series is a cross between dystopian and paranormal - it's dystopian, with ZOMBIES :D This is the first book in a series, and the second one's even better :) Haven't read the 3rd one yet though, I really need to! I know a lot of people don't like this one because of the zombies, but it's really good :)

8. Matched by Ally Condie - This had a good synopsis, and I really liked it, but it's not as good as the others in this list :L BUT, it ends on a massive cliffhanger that sets up really well for a sequel that has the potential to be AMAZING :D So if you're a dystopian fan, then read this, as I think you'll like it :) It has some awesome parts, and you can read my review here.

9. Bumped by Megan McCafferty - This book is SUPER WEIRD. It's about a world where you become infertile at the age of eighteen so the teenagers of the world are relied on to have your babies for you... I know it sounds weird and kind of gross, but it was good... You can read my review here.

10. The Declaration by Gemma Malley - I read these ages ago, back when I was about 11... Not sure though ;) I can't remember much about it, apart from that it was really good and I really need to read the rest of the series ;) So I'd recommend these! :D

Have you done a Top Ten Tuesday this week? Leave me a link to yours in the comments! :D

8 comments:

  1. Dystopian is something I haven't explored much of yet. I do intend to go there some day though. Thanks for a great start.

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  2. i seriously need to read wither and the uglies series. great list :)

    i did my list on books i need to re-read for this week's top ten tuesday freebie. hope you stop by.

    -Michelle

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  3. Great idea for a Top Ten list. (I do hope someone is writing these down!)

    Not sure if it is the same thing exactly, but I've always liked Post-Apocalyptic Novels, too, like The Stand and Candle for Lebowitz.

    Here's my Top Ten Freebie: Top Ten Books-about-Books! And don't forget to sign up for the Readerbuzz August Giveaway!

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  4. Great list. I've seen a couple of people go with dystopians. The Hunger Games would also be at the top of my list. :)

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  5. Ooh yes, I agree with most of those! The Hunger Games of course, and I absolutely LOVED Divergent! I think The Declaration series is very good too - underrated! Thanks for sharing :).

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  6. I love this list!! ANd you've pretty much convinced me to read Inside OUt next, I need to get a whiff of its awesomeness :P

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