Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Genre: Literary Fiction, Dystopian
The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen (The Queen of the Tearling #2) ★★★★☆
Genre: Fantasy, Dystopian, Young Adult
SPOILERS AHEAD for book 1 – The Queen of the Tearling
Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness (Chaos Walking Trilogy #3)
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian
**While this review is spoiler free for Monsters of Men, it does contain potential spoilers for The Knife of Never Letting Go and The Ask and The Answer**
Allegiant by Veronica Roth (Divergent #3)
Contains spoilers for Divergent and Insurgent
Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
Genre: Classic, Dystopian
This novel follows Winston Smith, a worker in the Ministry of Truth. 1984 is set in a totalitarian society ruled by Big Brother and the Party. The Party dictates all aspects of life, and the Thought Police have a zero tolerance on the slightest hint of opposition. But Winston is beginning to question the society he lives in.
This is a great look at government, with some aspects of the society coming uncomfortably close to parts of society today. It is a clever ‘essay’ and definitely a must read for anyone with a keen interest into government and politics. While it’s a good social commentary it’s not an amazing story. This isn’t a novel I’d go into expecting to enjoy as such but one I would recommend everybody should read.