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
What if there was an oxygen shortage on Earth?
I have a similar issue when taking public transit sometimes…
2. 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
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
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
What if there was an inexplicable suicide epidemic taking the lives of teens everywhere?
Not touching this one…
6. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Okay, so this is a TV show, not a movie (minor cheat). But it looks epic! #wishihadthoughtofthat