Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Top Ten Favorite Dystopian Authors

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
Today we’re talking about our favorite authors in a particular genre. And as you can see, I picked dystopian. *smirk*
You could say I’m addicted.
In no particular order…
Suzanne Collins
1) Suzanne Collins (The Hunger Games). She’s pretty much the queen of dystopians. We all know this and accept it as fact.
2) Lisa Stasse (The Forsaken). Incredible debut author. Can’t wait to see what she brings to the table next.
3) Veronica Roth (Divergent and Insurgent). Author of one of the most unforgettable and epic dystopian series of them all. And she’s barely out of college.  
Marie Lu
4) Veronica Rossi (Under the Never Sky). Her debut novel excited a horde of readers, and her next one should be even more riveting.
5) Lois Lowry (The Giver). Um, what do you mean she shouldn’t be on this list? She is too a dystopian author. She totally deserves some attention on this list. I mean, who else am I to blame give credit for this awful dystopian fever I have?!
6) Marie Lu (Legend). Author/designer. Inspired by Les Miserables, her novel rocked my socks off. The sequel comes out four days after my birthday. I’m not hinting or anything. *wink*  

Tehereh Mafi

7) Tehereh Mafi (Shatter Me). Yet another debut author. Blowing readers minds with Adam’s hotness since 2011.

8) Ally Condie (Matched and Crossed). Author of a beautifully, poetically written “classic” dystopian series. I feel like she kind of set the standard for everyone to follow, because I’m constantly comparing books to Matched.  
9) Elana Johnson (Possession). Wrote a series a bit similar to Matched, but with its own unique twist. Less poetic, more intense. Less delicate, more extreme. And with a glittery cover.
10) Catherine Fisher (Incarceron and Sappique). Author of a half-dystopian, half-steampunk series. Totally mind blowing. I can’t even…they’re just amazing. And therefore, she’s amazing.


  1. There's a couple I also listed and then quite a few I haven't heard of before. Thanks for the list!

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    Holly @ Words Fueled by Love

  2. New follower! Some of these are on my TTT. Matched and Under the Never Sky are on my TBR list.

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  3. I love 1, 3, 7, & 8! Great list. And you have me intrigued by 9.

    New follower as well!

    ~Krisha @ Inkk Reviews

  4. I've enjoyed books by Collins, Roth & Lu as well. A few of the other authors you mentioned, their books are on my reading list.

  5. Hey there! My blog buddy that wrote our TTT this week chose Dystopian, too, and I see there's quite a few authors matching here! Maybe I should read those, huh? I have read Suzanne Collins' books and I read Incarceron, and I loved both.

  6. Veronica Roth! Divergent is my favorite dystopian book I've read so far :)

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