23 Apr 2013
TOP 3 DYSTOPIAN MUST HAVES
1. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi (GoodReads)
If your thinking, "Really? This is your first pick out of all those other popular Dystopians?" Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Because this one deserves just as much hype and earns the title of my favourite book. Yes. The Honour goes to the Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi. The best characters, an amazing plot line, beautiful writing and a potential for so much MORE! If your looking for a fast paced, poetically written story about a girl that can destroy someone with her touch, and a boy so menacing but intriguing that it becomes despicable to fall in love with him. Then this is your man!
Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days.
The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.
The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war – and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what they need right now.
Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior
2. Divergent by Veronica Roth (GoodReads)
I don't know where you have been if you haven't heard anything about this book. With an upcoming movie and all, it has gained a lot of hype. Oh Divergent. How I truly do love you. And though Divergent has fallen second in that reserved place in my heart, it is something you have to read to be up to date with Dystopian Genre. Though the second book in the series is quite heavy, it is a read as well. It has such a strong amazing main character and will do well. So get on it!
In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue--Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is--she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself.
During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles alongside her fellow initiates to live out the choice they have made. Together they must undergo extreme physical tests of endurance and intense psychological simulations, some with devastating consequences. As initiation transforms them all, Tris must determine who her friends really are--and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes exasperating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers unrest and growing conflict that threaten to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her.
3. Legend by Mari Lu (GoodReads)
Though i haven't read this one, it's gone shooting into everyones book radar for awhile. I have the book gingerly sitting on my self, waiting to be called upon for its unravelling. Though i haven't read it, i feel like it's going to be a must have!
What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic’s wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic’s highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country’s most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.
From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths—until the day June’s brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family’s survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias’s death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.
Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills