Archive for the ‘Dystopian’ Category


April 27, 2012 10:49 am
posted by smatush

Title:  Cinder

Author: Marissa Meyer

Summary: As plague ravages the overcrowded Earth, observed by a ruthless lunar people, Cinder, a gifted mechanic and cyborg, becomes involved with handsome Prince Kai and must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect the world in this futuristic take on the Cinderella story.     

Who will like it: If you like fairytales and/or dystopian novels this is perfect for you.

If you like this, try these: Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire, Once Upon a Marigold by Jean Ferris, The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot, Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston

Tags: Dystopian, Family, 5 out of 5, Science Fiction, Series, Romance

Recommended by: Sam Matush, Youth Services Librarian

Shadow Children

October 26, 2011 11:31 am
posted by smatush

Series: Shadow Children

Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix

Summary: Luke, as a third child in a society that only allows two children per family, must live in the attic hidden away.  His glimpse of the outside through an air vent uncovers a friend and an adventure.

Who will like it: People who like books about secrecy.

If you like this, try these: Unwind, The House of Power, The Maze Runner

Recommended by: Cheryl O., Library Volunteer

Hunger Games

October 24, 2011 12:11 pm
posted by smatush

Series: The Hunger Games

Author: Suzanne Collins

Summary: In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition played to the death, sixteen-year-old Katniss’s skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister’s place.     

Why I picked it: The world Suzanne Collins creats and her characters are very realistic.

Who will like it: Everybody! I typically hate action books but LOVED this series.

If you like this, try these: Blood Red Road, The Maze Runner, Incarceron, Birthmarked

Recommended by: Megan P. (19-years old), Ringer Library Patron


August 31, 2011 5:57 pm
posted by smatush

Series: Incarceron

Author: Catherine Fisher

Summary: To free herself from an upcoming arranged marriage, Claudia, the daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, a futuristic prison with a mind of its own, decides to help a young prisoner, who could be the long lost prince, escape.

Who will like it: Those who like to read a story from all angles. Readers who are interested in seeing how different societies work.

If you like this, try these: The Maze Runner, Chaos Walking Series, Uglies Quartet

Recommended by: Sam Matush, Youth Services Librarian

Blood Red Road

5:45 pm
posted by smatush

Series: Dustlands #1

Author: Moira Young

Summary: In a distant future, eighteen-year-old Lugh is kidnapped, and while his twin sister Saba and nine-year-old Emmi are trailing him across bleak Sandsea they are captured, too, and taken to brutal Hopetown, where Saba is forced to be a cage fighter until new friends help plan an escape and help her find her brother.

Who will like it: If you liked the Hunger Games you will love this! Plus, anyone who likes adventure stories and to discover new worlds will enjoy this.

If you like this, try these: The Hunger Games, The Maze Runner, Tomorrow Series

Recommended by: Sam Matush, Youth Services Librarian