Here at Missy we love a good dystopian book series. The Hunger Games seems to be the star of the show when it comes to dystopian book series. We made it our mission to find some other series that offer the same great elements as The Hunger Games. Give these books a read if you’re looking to fill the dystopian series hole in your life.
You may have seen the Divergent movies, but they were originally a book series. We highly recommend that you give the books a go even if you’ve seen the movie. The story is so much better portrayed in the novels and your imagination is allowed run wild, rather than be confined by the on-screen adaption. If you loved The Hunger Games books you’ll really enjoy this dystopian world.
There are three titles in this dystopian series, Delirium, Pandemonium and Requiem. Again, this is a dystopian style story. Love has been declared a dangerous disease, once you turn eighteen you are given immunisation, known as “the Cure”. However, before Lena Haloway can be given the Cure she meets a boy from the Wilds. The books follow their love story in a world determined to stomp out love and romance for good.
This is also a trilogy, Crossed and Reached follow the first in the series, Matched. Again, the world has shifted leaving the Officials in charge of every aspect of human living. It is chosen who you love. How many children you will have. Where you live and work. And when you die. When Cassia falls in love with a boy she was not assigned to, she begins to make decisions of her own. Decisions that upset the order of things, putting her in harms way.
Hush, Hush is the first instalment in the series, followed by Crescendo, Silence and Finale. Nora never really pays attention to guys, that is until she meets Patch. The strange guy who she doesn’t quite know if she should love or hate. Patch has a scary mysterious side to him, a side Nora is afraid to get to know. In falling for Patch, Nora learns of the Fallen, and their ancient battle with the immortal. Not as dystopian as the other series we’ve mentioned but it definitely offers up a different world with magical creatures and angels, oh my…
This gigantic series features six novels, great news if you read the first book City Of Bones and become hooked like we did. This is the same series that inspired The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones movie starring Lily Collins. If you’ve seen the movie please don’t let it put you off reading the books. They are far better than that disaster… The books also inspired a Netflix series by the same name, which is better but still nothing compared to the books.
The novels follow Clary, who finds herself immersed in a world of angels, demons, monsters, immortals, faeries and Shadowhunters. Clary faces a lot of difficult choices, finds herself in many a battle of good vs evil, and of course there are a love triangles aplenty!
There’s also a spin-off series set in Victorian London, The Infernal Devices, which we may be even more obsessed with!
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A special mention also goes to Cecelia Ahern’s Flawed series. Although it might not fit neatly into the dystopian book series genre by Cecelia’s own design, we think that you will definitely enjoy both books!
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