The theme of a Dystopian novel centers around a devolvement of a society or an entire country or world for that matter. It usually focuses on the oppression (knowing or unknowing) of a society and most commonly occurs after an apocalypse of sorts.


I’m a huge fan of the Hunger Games and Divergent novels and I learned from my gorgeous bookworm friend, Jenan just what dystopian novels were.

The popularity of these books sparked an interest in me to create a list of the best dystopian novels you’ll want to check out. Having read plenty of dystopian novels, I’ve asked Jenan what her top picks and recommended reads are.

She went into full dystopian mode when her other half, Tracy bought her her first book set ever, The Hunger Games in around 2011. After that, she wanted more books like it!

Her favorite dystopian book is Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi. She has reread that particular book several times. “It’s like two dystopian stories in one. Two different worlds in one book and they merge.”

Her most favorite thing about it is the love story of Aria and Perry. “I love so many things about that book, from the way its written to the different characters to the story line.”


As you can see from her collection, she has quite a few dystopian novels, and that’s apart from the books she keeps on her e-reader.

Her recommendations have also given me an interest in this new genre of books. I, myself have read her recommended reads. Book reviews to come soon on the blog!

Here are Jenan’s top picks for best dystopian novels.

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

under the never sky

Unspoken by Sarah Reese Brennan


The Hunger Games Trilogy (any of the books) by Suzanne Collins


Chaos Walking Trilogy by Patrick Ness

Chaos Walking Trilogy by Patrick Ness

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Divergent by Veronica Roth
With the emergence of these types of books and the escalating interest there are sure to be plenty more books out there for us to discover. Give these books a read and find out if you’re a dystopian fan, too.

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