Dystopian Universe

Title says it all.

  • Red Rising

    Book Dumpling Recommends For: Fans of dystopian fiction Readers looking for a futuristic novel about a man who tries to subvert the existing caste system of his society, and make his world a better place Lovers of Brave New World, The Hunger Games, or The Giver


  • The Humans

      Book Dumpling Recommends For: Lovers of humorous science fiction Readers interested in an alien sent to inhabit the body of a professor to stop the world from learning about his mathematic discovery. Fans of stories that tackle the existential questions.


  • The Program

    In a reality where depression has become a worldwide epidemic infecting millions of teens, the only hope of survival is The Program. Or that’s what everyone’s been told. 17-year-old Sloane knows better. She and James have promised each other to stay strong in hopes that their love will be enough...


  • Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam #1)

    Humanity has succumbed to a plague. Genetically engineered perfection surrounds Snowman (formerly Jimmy) in the form of Children of Crake. Through his recollections, we learn about the demise of humanity, the loss of his best friend, Crake, and the love they both shared for Oryx. We travel with him through...


  • Dune (Dune Chronicles #1)

    Time: somewhere in the distant future. Place: Planet Arrakis. The players: Young Paul Artredies and his family. And they’re in trouble. The issue: The fight over melange, a powerful and valuable spice, creates stress and drama in the interstellar world. Why should I care? As politics, ecology, and technology intersect,...


  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

    In a post-apocalyptic world (one in which animals are a coveted and rare commodity and androids are near indistinguishable from the humans they are modeled after), Rick Deckard – a bounty hunter with a low IQ – struggles to quantify what it means to be human in order to differentiate...


  • Wool (Silo #1A)

    In this, the first of Howey’s popular, post-apocalyptic series chronicling people confined to a giant underground silo due to toxic waste, dystopian worlds and compelling characters unite to survive in the best possible way. Perfect for: Addictive, dystopian fiction to die for. Readers looking to immerse themselves in a post-apocalyptic experience....


  • Tomorrow, When the War Began (Tomorrow #1)

    Ellie and her friends have just been camping in the Australian outback when they return to find their families gone and their country invaded. Enough said: addictive stuff.Perfect for: Readers looking for the next, awesome, YA dystopian series.Lovers of Aussie teens. They’re pretty badass.YA sci-fi lovers of all ages.


  • A Matter of Days

    Be the cockroach: don’t worry about looking good, just survive. That is what siblings Nadia and Rabbit have always been taught. But, when a pandemic kills their family, along with almost everyone else, Nadia and Rabbit are forced to travel across the country to find their uncle and grandfather. They...


  • The Sparrow

    Jesuits. In. Space. Enough said.Emilio Sandoz, a Jesuit linguist who has returned from the planet, Rakhat, is emotionally and physically traumatized: how did things go so wrong on his mission? Science-fiction meets anthropology / religious studies in this intelligent and surprising novel about humans’ first contact with extraterrestrials.Perfect for:Readers usually...


  • Rebel Heart (Dust Lands Trilogy #2)

    The book opens with Lugh having been rescued and Vicar Pinch having been defeated: at a cost. On the way to meet Jack, Saba – with a price on her head – is haunted by ghosts and plagued by “dark dreams”. The Tonton – stronger and more purposeful – have...


  • The Circle

    Previously an employee in her small hometown's gas and energy utility company, Mae Holland can hardly believe she's been hired by the world's most influential and powerful internet company - The Circle. The Circle's extensive California campus - complete with a cafeteria, a picnic area, tennis and volleyball courts, a gym...


  • Matched (Matched #1)

    Cassia is your typical girl-next-door who lives a good life in The Society. On her 17th birthday, Cassia is matched to her ideal mate but, before someone has a chance to change it, another person’s face flickers on the screen. Cassia goes on the ultimate quest: what is the Society...


  • Taken (Taken #1)

    Gray Weathersby has lived in Claysoot for all of his life. At midnight of his eighteenth birthday, Gray (like others before him) will disappear in ‘the Heist’ – a local town ritual that robs the town of its men. After he discovers a strange letter written by his mother, Gray...


  • Divergent

    In this dystopian hit, society is divided into five factions, each embodying a particular human virtue. Sixteen-year-old, Beatrice Prior, is torn between the difficult choices of remaining loyal to her parents’ faction or cutting ties with her family forever. Perfect for:   • Teens (14 and up) who enjoy an...


  • The Ninth Orphan (The Orphan Trilogy #1)

    Raised from birth to become an assassin, the ninth orphan decides to break free from the government agency that’s ‘raised’ him. Needless to say, severe consequences follow.Perfect for:• Lovers of fast-paced, international thrillers. • Those who usually dislike dystopian books. • Readers of addictive series.


  • Quarantine: The Loners (Quarantine #1)

    A massive explosion detonates McKinley High and all of the students have been infected with a virus that is fatal to adults: in this fast-paced book, David Thorpe must navigate a school without teachers, where violent gangs abound, and where his world is about to get a whole lot worse....


  • The 5th Wave

    Alien invasion? Check. Cool female heroine a la Katniss Everdeen? Check. Staying up until all hours to finish it? Check. Pick it up – you’ll love it if you were into The Hunger Games. This is YA dystopian literature at its best. A shout-out to Andrea & Emily for the...


  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

    Science Fiction meets humour in this beloved classic: when Arthur Dent wakes up to his house’s demolishment, he is whisked away by his alien friend, Ford Prefect. The two embark on an uproarious intergalactic journey to escape earth’s destruction only to encounter more bizarre characters along the way.Great for:• Most...


  • The Maze Runner

    If you liked The Hunger Games trilogy, take a peek at this dystopian trilogy that follows Thomas and his fellow ‘Gladers’ as they try to escape from the maze that keeps them from freedom. Great for: • Reluctant readers (13 and up) • Readers of dystopian YA fiction • Those...


  • World War Z

    Told from different first-person perspectives from the fictional United Nations Postwar Commission, the book provides a post-apocalyptic account of the Zombie War. Great for: • Readers who enjoyed The Zombie Survival Guide • Fans of The Walking Dead • Anyone looking for a fun take on the zombie genre


  • Never Let Me Go

    Kathy reminisces about her life growing up at Hailsham, an exclusive, British private-school: as she reflects on her friendships with Ruth and Tommy, dark memories start to emerge about their real purpose as students, and the lofty expectations inscribed for them.Great for:A nightmarish look into an alternate reality of loss-of-choiceAnyone...


  • The Hunger Games

    A page-turning romp into the world of desensitized violence and reality television. Katniss Everdeen must fight to the death on national television as her District 12 representative in this dystopian novel set in Panem, a disturbingly similar world to ours. Great for:Teen readers (13 and up)Dystopian fiction loversA strong, female heroine...