Okay, so I'm a huge lover of dystopian novels (I mean, duh). I've heard a few people out there saying that dystopian is dead, or that publishers aren't looking for dystopian anymore, etc. etc.
So today, I wanted to highlight a couple of fabulous dystopian novels that I've read recently, and a couple that I'm really looking forward to reading. (And dude, you know you're going to read our books. Just look on over to that left sidebar and get to reading!)
UNDER THE NEVER SKY by Veronica Rossi: This book just came out in January, and you seriously need to get it. The world-building is fan-freaking-tastic, and the romance... Let's just say my 13-year-old son had no trouble stomaching it, and he really liked the book.
PRIZED by Caraugh M. O'Brien: I know, I know. I've sang the praises of BIRTHMARKED and PRIZED from here to the moon. But seriously! I do not think enough people read these books. And they are brilliant in a way that nothing else is.
A bit about Prized: Striking out into the wasteland with nothing but her baby sister, a handful of supplies, and a rumor to guide her, sixteen-year-old midwife Gaia Stone survives—only to be captured by the people of Sylum, a dystopian society where women rule the men who drastically outnumber them and a kiss is a crime.
I mean, a KISS is a CRIME? Like I said, you really need to read it.
Looking forward to:
PARTIALS by Dan Wells: The title alone has me intrigued, and since it's a rule of mine NOT to read the back cover copy, I'm ready to dive in. Literally, as I just bought this for my Kindle yesterday. (I'll admit I bought it on the Kindle so my son and I could share it. He loves reading on that thing!)
PANDEMONIUM by Lauren Oliver: Yes, I read DELIRIUM. Yes, I liked it -- especially the ending. That is SO my kind of ending. And I can't wait to see where we get to go in the second book. I'm practically salivating for it. But I held out and bought this book in hardcover. It'll be here soon, I hope. (But not soon enough.)
So what have you read recently that you loved? What are you wishing would hurry up and get published already?