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Love “Divergent”? Check Out Our Dystopian Fever Top 10 Books & Movies List


If you love the action, adventure and romance of Divergent, you NEED to check out our must-read DYSTOPIAN FEVER book list.

It’s a whack of “What If?” worlds…

1. Breathe by Sarah Crossman

Breathe by Sarah Crossman

What if there was an oxygen shortage on Earth?
I have a similar issue when taking public transit sometimes…

2. Eve by Anna Carey

Eve by Anna Carey

What if there weren’t enough women in the world?
I kinda think we already have that problem, but hey…

3. Under The Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

Under The Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

What if humanity was divided between those who use technology and those who use instinct?
Yep. It’s known as me versus my parents…

4. Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Editor’s pick

What if society decided to eliminate your capacity to love?
There are DEFINITELY some guys who have already opted for this procedure…

5. The Program by Suzanne Young

The Program by Suzanne Young

What if there was an inexplicable suicide epidemic taking the lives of teens everywhere?
Not touching this one…

6. Possession by Elana Johnson

Possession by Elana Johnson

What if the people in charge could reach into your mind and control your thoughts?
It’s called advertising…

7. 1984 by George Orwell

1984 by George Orwell

What if Big Brother was not a TV show but real life?
I might be paranoid, but there are web-cams in EVERY computer, tablet and phone out there…

8. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

Editor’s pick

What if women were valued only for their ability to bear children?
Not so unreasonable, according to my grandmother, who vocally clocks my years until adoption is the only option…
(And here’s our interview with Margaret Atwood about her life and another dystopian novel Oryx & Crake)

9. The Giver by Lois Lowry

The Giver by Lois Lowry

What if individuality was not allowed and everyone had to be the same to keep the peace?
Hello, high school memories…

10. The Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

The Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

Editor’s pick

What if it was mandatory to have an operation that would make you perfect and beautiful?
It isn’t?!?! Pfft. Movies and TV lie to me every day…


More into the live-action dystopias? We’ve got a must-see movie list too!

 

1. Hunger Games

Had to make one of these lists, right? #obvi #teamgale_andbythatimeanliamhemsworth

2. V for Vendetta

A rhyming villain/hero? I’m in. Also, this was the first proof the world received that it’s impossible for Natalie Portman to look bad, like no matter what. #itsafact #lookitup

3. Never Let Me Go

Not your action-packed dystopian movie and it raises the bar of creep-tastic, but definitely worth checking out. Just don’t watch it alone! #phoneafriend

Editor’s pick

4. Ultraviolet

Once upon a time, females were either the villains or just the love interests in dystopian movies, so this film makes the list just for having an empowering, kick-butt heroine. #hungergameschangedthegame_amen

Editor’s pick

5. Gattaca

And oldie, but a goodie. A super-cool world where success is determined by your DNA–not intelligence or talent. #haveyouheardofthekardashians?

6. In Time

I wanted to like this movie SO BADLY, because it has JT in it and he’s, well, JT. Alas…I blame the weirdo wig they put on Amanda Seyfried. BUT, it still made the list because it is #thecoolestconceptever

7. City of Ember

Stuck underground? I think I had this nightmare every time I went into the basement as a child. #stillnotoverit

8. Minority Report

Yeah, this one’s from back in the day when we still liked Tom Cruise. #beforethecraydays

9. Ender’s Game

Harrison Ford back in space!!! Is no one else excited about this??? #starswarsref

10. The 100

Editor’s pick

Okay, so this is a TV show, not a movie (minor cheat). But it looks epic! #wishihadthoughtofthat

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