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Welcome to the A-Z Blogging Challenge!

Today's topic is:

Dystopian Fiction -

definition: Dystopian Fiction [ disˈtōpēə ˈfikSHən ]

A futuristic, imagined universe in which oppressive societal control and 
the illusion of a perfect society are maintained through corporate, bureaucratic, technological, moral, or totalitarian control. Dystopias, through an exaggerated worst-case scenario, make a criticism about a current trend, societal norm, or political system.

Yesterday I talked about Contemporary Fiction, today it's Dystopian. It's a hot commodity in the Young Adult fiction world - and we can see why. There are so many different ways in which this can be written and explored, and that's the main reason why I love this genre.

Again, I'm going to show you some of my favourite Dystopian's and tell you why!


Delirium by Lauren Oliver, is about a world where love is seen as a disease, and needs to be cured. I love this one because love is something we all want, need, strive for and cherish. To read about a world where it is cut out from our very being is intriguing yet scary.

Across the Universe by Beth Revis, is about humans being transported on a space ship to settle on a new planet, however one of the frozen human cargo on board wakes up early. Of course there has been talk about other planets and whether they would be livable, but to read about it, even in fiction does make you wonder just how close in our future it really may be.

Breathe by Sarah Crossan, is about how tree's are no longer in existence, and how oxygen has to be manufactured for everyone to live safely. Again, this one is another that has a lot of speculation - with global warming and other environmental problems on the rise, it hits a bit too close to home.

When We Wake by Karen Healey, is about the successful revival of a cryonically frozen girl, and what they intend to do with this knowledge. Again, this is something we know they are working on.

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Thanks for stopping by, and come back tomorrow for my "E" post!

Claire Blennerhassett

Reader, Blogger

Twenty-something | book-blogger | tea-drinker | procrastinator | wannabe-writer | student


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