Dystopian fiction for Young Adults

ImageIf you have been engaged in reader’s advisory for young adults for the past couple of years, you might have noticed an increasing interest in dystopian fiction. The forthcoming release of the movie Hunger Games (March 23rd 2012) based on the book series by Suzanne Collins with the same title stirs the spirits and invites for a compilation of suggested readings lists that will appeal to young patrons who crave to prolong the pleasure of sharing exciting adventures in this genre. Dystopian fiction is not new – it is a subdivision of the Science Fiction genre and sees its roots in the works of H.W. Wells, William Golding, Ray Bradbury... The most famous dystopian novel would be 1984, by George Orwell. Here is a list of websites with comprehensive information as well as a compilation of the most popular dystopian fiction titles according to different bibliographies and lists found on the Web:

“Dystopian Fiction: What is it really?”

“Why YA dystopian fiction is important?”

50+ Fantastic Young Adult Dystopian Novels:

Scholastic’s Top 10 lists of YA Distopian fiction:

“Upcoming Young Adult Dystopian Titles”:

1. Delirium by Lauren Oliver (with the upcoming sequel Pandemonium)
2. Divergent by Veronica Roth (with the upcoming sequel Insurgent)
3. Mortal Instrument series by Cassandra Clare (City of Bones, City of Ashes, City of Glass)
4. Fallen series by Lauren Kate (Fallen, Torment, Passion, Rapture)
5. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
6. Strange Angels series by Lily St. Crow (Strange Angels, Betrayals, Jealousy, Defiance, Reckoning)
7. Matched trilogy by Ally Condie (Matched, Crossed)
8. Maze Runner series by James Dashner (Maze Runner, Scorch Trials,Death Cure)
9. The Adoration of Jenna Fox and The Fox Inheritance by Mary E. Pearson
10. Books of Ember series by Jeanne DuPrau (City of Ember, People of Sparks, Prophet of Yonwood, Diamond of Darkhold)