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Anonymous asked: So I've recently gotten back into reading because of the bookish community on here (and I love your blog btw). I don't really know where to get started now that I'm back into it. I know that I love dystopians, though. Can I please have a list? (:

readaroundtherosie:

I love dystopians, too! *hi-5* and since there are so many of them, I can definitely give you a list :)

let’s start with the ones I’ve read:

  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins - if you haven’t read these yet, it would be surprising, but we’re covering all our bases here just in case. These books are fantastic (so are the movies) and they’re a great place to start.
    [goodreads link to first book]
  • Divergent by Veronica Roth - I know there’s a lot of people who will tell you not to bother reading these because they hate how the last book ends, but I think the first book, at least, is worth reading. After that, you can decide to continue or let it go.
    [goodreads link to first book]
  • Chaos Walking by Patrick Ness - Sci-fi dystopian on another planet. These book are perfect and not enough people have read them. 
    [goodreads link to first book]
  • Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi - another sci-fi dystopian! In this one the world outside is a dangerous place to live, so the people built domes to dwell in and live their lives through virtual reality. The people living outside the domes are considered dangerous, and some have extremely-heightened senses. So of course one of the dome dwellers gets cast out into the dangerous outside world. A fantastic story ensues and it’s told in dual POV. 
    [goodreads link to first book]
  • Legend by Marie Lu - dystopian USA, except it’s not called the USA any more. Highly intriguing, totally kick-ass, and all round awesome. This is dual POV as well.
    [goodreads link to first book]
  • Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi -  Great fun to read. The writing is fantastic. Kick-ass characters with awesome powers. Beautiful covers, too.
    [goodreads link to first book]
  • 1984 by George Orwell - basically Big Brother 24/7 in every aspect of life. If you aren’t doing exactly what the govt. wants you to be doing, you get in trouble. It’s kind of terrifying to even think about. Thanks, Orwell. 
    [goodreads link]

now for the ones I haven’t read but I own and need to read:

  • Delirium by Lauren Oliver - Another one with an ending a lot of people didn’t like, but apparently the first book is really good! A world where you’re injected with a cure for love because love is wrong and bad (and illegal??) and then a guy comes along and oops. The story goes from there.
    [goodreads link to first book]
  • The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken - teens with powers that are considered dangerous and are locked up. They escape and trouble ensues.
    [goodreads link to first book]
  • The Selection by Kiera Cass - it’s like the Bachelor, but in book form, and a dystopian. They’re short and sound interesting enough. 
    [goodreads link to first book]
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry - recently turned into a movie, this is supposed to be a utopian society, but it’s actually a dystopian. Nobody has any memories and the world is colourless, until the main character gets the job as The Receiver of Memories, the only person who is allowed to remember things (??). He learns all about how the world is actually a messed up place and it goes from there. This is part of a four book series, but it can be read as a stand-alone.
    [goodreads link to first book]
  • Partials by Dan Wells - The human race is practically wiped out after a war with Partials “—engineered organic beings identical to humans—” according to goodreads. A virus spreads and kills off the majority of the population, and the main character wants to find a solution. She also decides to figure out why the war happened in the first place.
    [goodreads link to first book]
  • The Maze Runner by James Dashner - the movie has just been released! A guy wakes up in a lift and can’t remember anything. There are a heap of other guys there and none of them can remember anything either. They know that the only way out of where they are is through the Maze, but no one has made it through alive. Then a girl shows up. It goes from there.
    [goodreads link to first book]

I hope that’s enough to get you started! These are all of the most popular dystopians around at the moment.

And if all of that isn’t enough, take a look through this list of Dystopian and Post-Apocalyptic Fiction. Have fun! 

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twentysomethingvagabond:

allsummerinaday:

thelunarchroniclesbooks:

Cinder’s leg probably doesn’t actually look like this but it still looks pretty cool! This was submitted by a fan!
malformalady:

Crystallized Leg created by Sophie de Oliveira of The Alternative Limb Project, made for Viktoria Modesta playing the Ice Queen at the London 2012 Paralympic Closing ceremony fitted at Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sponsored by Swarovski.


I was thinking about starting Cinder this week, and this seems like a sign.twentysomethingvagabond can I borrow the rest of the series from you at some point? I only have the first.

Yes ma’am

twentysomethingvagabond:

allsummerinaday:

thelunarchroniclesbooks:

Cinder’s leg probably doesn’t actually look like this but it still looks pretty cool! This was submitted by a fan!

malformalady:

Crystallized Leg created by Sophie de Oliveira of The Alternative Limb Project, made for Viktoria Modesta playing the Ice Queen at the London 2012 Paralympic Closing ceremony fitted at Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sponsored by Swarovski.

I was thinking about starting Cinder this week, and this seems like a sign.
twentysomethingvagabond can I borrow the rest of the series from you at some point? I only have the first.

Yes ma’am

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ok so people are literally poking needles through candy bars as a sick Halloween prank and my friends child almost died last year so I just wanted to remind everyone ahead of time to inspect your/your child’s candy after you trick or treat

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