wtorek, 13 marca 2012

TOP TEN TUESDAY - Top Ten YA Dystopias

First time taking part in this meme! It's hosted by Broke and Bookish. I decided to do it because this week's Top Ten is just awesome. Top ten *insert genre here*! Of course I'd pick dystopias. :) I'm rather disappointed to say that I only managed to think of 7 dystopias (but two are trilogies!) that deserved to be on that list so far. I hope to expand it though.

If I had to pick between hyped Divergent and Legend, I'd pick Legend without any second thoughts. It's got action, strong protagonists, involving plot. It's not the best book out there, but really enjoyable and I can't say I didn't have fun when  I was reading it!

6. Maze Runner by James Dashner
Although the character-building was a bit lacking (at least to me), I loved how gripping the story was. Definitely a good, action-driven story.

5. Wither by Lauren DeStefano (review HERE)
This book made me feel disgusted, appalled, upset. Definitely not for weak. Strong heroine, amazing female characters. The story is absolutely terrifying and that's what I actually love about dystopias; it's supposed to terrify us! I can't wait to read Fever.

4. The Giver by Lois Lowry (review HERE)
What can I say about this classic? I read it in just one evening, totally engrossed in the story. It's the "1984 for teens" and a base for all the later dystopias if anyone asks me. A must read.

3. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card (review HERE)
One of my absolute favorites. It's less dystopian and more sci-fi, but traces of dystopia can be of course seen throughout the book. Ender is one of the most fascinating characters I've stumbled upon in books  ever.

2. Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins
This one doesn't need explanations, does it? Even in my "reading reluctantly" period, I read all three of them in a week or so. One of the best books for teens after Harry Potter. ;)

1. The Knife of Never Letting Go (the whole Chaos Walking trilogy) by Patrick Ness
I need to write a review for these books. They are my all time favorites. The characters, the plot, the emotions, the writing. Nothing is misplaced here. It's the best dystopia up to date and I yet have to read anything that would wow me more than Patrick Ness' books. If you haven't read/heard of these, go to the nearest store/library and... read it! I assure you that you won't regret it.

What are your top ten this week?

14 komentarze:

  1. Hey there, great lists! I must read Wither, it sounds... :O lol

    Here is my choice...

    Top Ten Tuesday

  2. Chaos Walking would definitely be at the top of my favourite dystopias too- absolutely amazing series! I must get around to rereading them again sometime. :) Also I think Wither has just shot up into my to-read list, it sounds really interesting!

  3. I picked 10 Dystopians I want to read this year :-) I loved The Hunger Games series, and Legend - I plan on reading The Knife of Never Letting Go soon!


  4. I loved Hunger Games and Divergent, but I sent Legend back to the library, unread. Perhaps I gave up too early?

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  5. I've only recently gotten into dystopian novels, so I haven't read all of these - but I loved Wither and The Hunger Games!

    Great list!

    Tara @ Hey, Tara

  6. How sad is it that I've only read the Hunger Games out of this whole list. I need to get on that!

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  7. I love Dystopian novels. Great picks. I'll be adding the ones I haven't read to my list.

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  8. Great list! I could never even come close to narrowing my Dystopias down to just ten (which is why I chose a different genre)! I've loved all of these!

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  9. I will have to look into The Knife of Never Letting Go series. It seems like a really well-received series. You've given me some new titles to look into!

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  10. I love, love, love dystopian novels! Your list has many of my favorites on it, though I still need to read novels by Card and Ness. Thanks for the reminder! :)

  11. I would have to say, my favorite dystopian is Divergent. I thought Legend was okay. I have Wither, but haven't read it yet. I do love The Hunger Games. Book one is my favorite, by a huge margin. I cant believe I've never read The Giver. It was only $0.25 on Amazon yesterday!
    Great list.

  12. Great list ;D Legend and Wither is amazing. <3 As is The Hunger Games :) You really need to read more Dystopia books :D
    Thank you for commenting on my Top Ten. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

  13. great list! i've actually read most of these for once. ender's game is so good. i just read it this year and it still makes a great book today.

  14. Oh, good list! I enjoyed all of those too. What about Orwell's 1984? It's such a standard for the genre.


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