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7 (other) awesome dystopian books to read right now


Now that The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 has finally hit theaters, we’re stuck waiting for the big screen adaptation of Insurgent to release this spring. That’s why we put together a list of our fave (other) books with dystopian societies that will hold you over until Insurgent’s March 20 release date. So sit back and relax with one of these great reads—because before you know it, you’ll be on the edge of your seat!


Which of these dystopian societies would you most want to live in if you had to? Which one could you absolutely not?! Share in the comments below.

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    Matched by Ally Condie

    Cassia has always followed what the Society has told her to do. From what to eat to what to wear, the Society is always right. But when a “glitch” happens at her Matching ceremony, Cassia starts to wonder if it’s possible that the Society can be wrong. Now she must choose to have the life with Xander that Society gives her, or follow her heart and be with Ky, going against everything the Society tells her to believe.

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    Uglies by Scott Westerfield

    In Tally’s world, everyone can’t wait to turn 16. At 16, you get an operation that turns you from an outsider into a Pretty. Pretties are accepted into society and their biggest worry is simply which parties they should attend. When Tally’s friend Shay runs away to avoid having the operation, Tally is forced to choose between finding her friend or never becoming a Pretty.

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    Delirium by Lauren Oliver

    Lena is in love, and it’s the worst thing that could happen. In her world, love is seen as a disease that can cause people do crazy things. But before she is given the cure that will have her never love again, Lena must decide whether to follow what she’s been told all her life or risk it all to follow her heart.

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    The Selection by Kiera Cass

    The Selection is something that every girl dreams of. It’s a chance to escape the life she was born into by competing to win the love of Prince Maxon. When America Singer is chosen to be part of the Selection, it’s closer to a nightmare than a dream come true.

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    The Moon Dwellers by David Estes

    Humankind is forced to live underground in a new society, the Tri-Realms. When Adele’s family is captured and she is later sentenced to life in prison for something she didn’t do, she must escape, find her family, and uncover the truth about her past.

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    The Host by Stephenie Meyer

    Melanie lives in a totally unique post-apocalyptic society...with alien parasites that take over humans’ bodies. When a Soul tries to take over Melanie, she basically becomes two people in one body. Now she has to focus on being herself and finding the boy she loves, all while another voice inside her is taking over.

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    Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

    Andrew “Ender” Wiggin lives in a world of genetic mutation, alien attacks, and intergalactic space battle. He’s sent to Battle School (orbiting in space) where the government breeds him to be a genius soldier. With the help of his siblings and some new skills, could Ender be the leader Earth needs?

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by Aly Dvorak and Caitlin Moynihan | 2/1/2016