If you read YA books like me then you should be pretty scared about what the future might bring. According to the new dystopian trend, it could give us a scary reality TV show (The Hunger Games), arranged marriages (Matched), or a queen that will try to suck the life out of you (The Pledge). Or it might be the world shown in the Divergent series by Veronica Roth – a society spilt into factions you choose based on a simulation affinity test.
Whatever it brings, it looks pretty bleak.
I love dystopian fiction – they are always imaginative, stark and scary. Even if the future is nothing like they predict, they are guaranteed to keep you on the edge of you seat. And they tend to include things that could happen, making you think about the direction our society might go in one day especially if there’s another World War. But mostly I enjoy their escapism and dark danger and the strong central characters that will do anything to survive. People you can really root for.
I’m pretty sure if you suddenly transported me to one of these future worlds, I’d fail miserably at surviving 🙂
I just finished the sequel to Divergent – Insurgent. I was nervous about the sequel as I loved Divergent so much but it was better than I hoped. Both books are thrilling page turners and the sequel has a mighty cliff hanger at the need. If you like dystopian fiction or just a cracking good read, don’t miss this series. I might get shot for saying this but I think I like it more than The Hunger Games 🙂
I think this YA trend might go the same way as vampires soon but for now, there’s some great books out there to read. And hopefully more films like The Hunger Games. I’d love to see Divergent on the big screen! I just hope that none of these stories get the future right because that would mean the world is going to become a very scary place 🙂
Any recommendations for dystopian books I should read?