Dystopian YA Reads I’m Looking Forward to in 2011…

Bumped (Megan McCafferty) – because I am so excited to see what the author of the Jessica Darling quintet does with a high school dystopia scenario.

Divergent (Veronica Roth) – because the author apparently wrote this while putting off college assignments, and that’s a kind of procrastination I can identify with.

Delirium (Lauren Oliver) – because Lauren Oliver’s Before I Fall was completely brilliant, and this has the idea of love as a madness you need to be cured of. (Which makes a lot of sense, right?) I have a very good feeling about this one.

The Fox Inheritance (Mary E Pearson) – because it’s the sequel to The Adoration of Jenna Fox, which is perhaps, yes, less straight dystopian and more general science fiction, but I’m including it on the list anyway.

Crossed (Ally Condie) – because it’s the follow-up to Matched. Enough said.

Wither (Lauren DeStefano) – because it’s being compared to The Handmaid’s Tale, one of my favourite books of all time.

Prized (Caragh M O’Brien) – because it’s the follow-up to Birthmarked, which I loved even more than Matched.

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Writer (mostly YA fiction), creative writing teacher, tea drinker, book junkie. View all posts by clairehennessy

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