March 13, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday (11)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
Top Ten Dystopian Novels
Pandemonium (Delirium, #2)
Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver
This one had epic action scenes. Shamazing!
The Selection (The Selection, #1)
The Selection by Kiera Cass
Though it's a bit fluffier then the usual dystopians, this one has an excellent plot and a jaw-dropping love triangle! 
Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1)
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Cinderella the cyborg. Best fairy tale retelling. Ever.
Matched (Matched, #1)
Matched by Ally Condie
The perfect story of breaking away from a corrupted society. I read this one in one sitting, that tells you how good it was!
The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden, #1)
The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
Vampire apocalypse, heck yeah!
Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
It's like X-men, but set in the future! Needless to say, it was very badass!
Fever (The Chemical Garden, #2)
Fever by Lauren Destefano
OMG, best dystopian sequel ever! Does not suffer from 2nd book syndrome at all!
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
The perfect preclusion to the series. Say what you will, haters, but I loved it.
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The one that started it all...
Notable Mentions:
Wither by Lauren Destefano
The Other Life by Susan Winnacker
Crossed by Ally Condie
Incarnate by Jodi Meadows
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Delirium by Lauren Oliver


  1. Okay, I seriously have to give Cinder a go! It's been getting pretty great reviews, but I've been hesitating as I'm dystopia'd out. Also need to get to Pandemonium- Delirium was awesome!

    Thanks for stopping by my top ten this week :)

  2. I was a litte worried about Fever based on how Wither ended, glad to know the series is still going strong.
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  3. Hi there :) just popping in...

    Great choices, it's great to see that Cinder has been on so many peoples lists. I love that book!

    I'm also your newest follower :) Here is my choice...

    Top Ten Tuesday

  4. I've started reading distopyan novels not that long ago, but I became a fan of the genre! From your list I've already read Pandemonium (which I finished yesterday xD) and Divergent. Both of them are AMAZING!

  5. I honestly could not stand Mockingjay. It should have been so much more. I thought the ending was trite.

    I've heard great things about Pandemonium and The Selection and I really want to read them!

  6. I've read Cinder, The Hunger Games and Matched, all of which I enjoyed, although I have yet to read Mockingjay (I read Catching Fire ages ago but haven't moved onto the third book yet...)

  7. What a great list, Benji! I love almost all of them. Especially Pandemonium!

  8. I love dystopians! Cinder, Hunger Games, Divergent, and Shatter Me are personal favs! I am so excited about Immortal Rules and The Selection.

    Jennifer @ Feminist Fairytale Reviews

  9. Yay another Mockingjay lover. That was my favorite in the series, no matter what Team Gales have to say about it.

    Also, Matched <3 Love Ky.

    My TTT

  10. I 100% agree with all your picks that I've read (lucky you on The Selection and The Immortal Rules)! I would never have been able to narrow it down (which is why I picked a different genre). Happy Reading!

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  11. Great list- though I didn't like them all I'm really happy to see Matched and the Hunger games books- I'm also desperate to get myself a copy of The Selection, so this's a boost!

  12. New follower!Great list! Love so many of them! I am sooooo jealous you've alread read Selection! I can't wait for it!! Here is my TTT if you'd like to check it out and follow back:

  13. Your list is fabulous! I've read (and loved) so many of them, but I really want to read The Selection. :) Glad to know you enjoyed it.

  14. new follower! :)
    Those covers are gorgeous, and you've read "The Immortal Rules." What'd you think of it? I loved her "Iron Fey" series. <3
    Here's my list;

  15. Fabulous list of titles! They all are in my TBR pile. But my first book above the rest is this one ----> The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa Vampire apocalypse, heck yeah! SQUEEE!!! I'm dying to get my hands on this one especially!
    DeAnna Schultz

  16. I LOVE Wither and Fever. Matched and Divergent as well. Many people didn't enjoy Crossed, but I love it. I thought it was a necessary step for Cassia and Ky and Xander to really come to terms with who they really are outside of the limitations the Society imposed.

    The Selection sounds awesome as well. They're turning it into a TV show as well. How cool is that!

  17. I am dying to read Shatter me :)

  18. Great list! I LOVE The Hunger Games (of course) and I LOVED Divergent, and Matched and Delirium were great too!
    I really want to read Shatter Me and The Selection! :)

  19. I've only read the Hunger Games and Mockingjay and I loved them! I can't wait to read the rest of the books from your list.
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    - Tabitha @ Tabitha's Book Blog

  20. I'll admit that I'm not the biggest fan of dystopian novels, but there are several, especially highlighted on this list, that I really did enjoy. I loved Delirium and Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver. Lena and Alex's story is one of my favorites, and I really loved the action scenes and twists in Pandemonium. I never thought of Cinder as a dystopian before, but it's been my favorite book this year so far, and I can't wait to see what Marissa Meyer comes up with next. Catching Fire and THG are brilliant novels, and I really enjoyed Matched. Looking forward to checking out the other books on this list as well! Great post!

  21. I've enjoyed dystopian novels since I started with Atwood. And these books are exquisite for their covers alone! I think I'd like all of them with exception to FEVER. Thanks for sharing!

    Zara D. Garcia-Alvarez

  22. I love dystopian novels...though I can be a bit of a pill when it comes to expecting quite a bit of world building in them. Unfortunately, I find the YA dystopians often have a severe lack of adequate information on the world and what's happening in it. That said, I really REALLY enjoyed The Hunger Games (series) and I'm loving the Delirium series, as well. I finished Pandemonium the day it came out and just really enjoyed it!

    :) Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    Ree @ Literary Obsession

  23. I really liked Cinder! And I'm really excited to read The Immortal Rules and The Selection when they are released.

  24. I haven't read everything in this list, but I totally disagree with Shattered. I couldn't even finish the book halfway, the heroine was so wimpy and useless without the guy. And the rest of the characters felt very flat, incredibly 2D. The plot premise is interesting, but the execution is so bad, I wish Tahereh Mafi had a workshop for this novel before it was published.

    On the other hand, I agree with the rest of the Hunger Game books making it to the list and Pandemonium and Matched as well. Those books are rare breeds among the YA dystopian novels, the characters there felt alive to me and the world-building is executed well.

  25. I absolutely agree with all your picks!
    Love for dystopian novels and their authors. :)


  26. Wow all great choices even though I haven't read a few of them lol.

  27. I am dying to read The Selection :D


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