Dystopian / Fantasy

For the genre lovers out there.

  • Dystopian Universe

  • Fantasy Minded

  • Paranormal Fiction

    • American War

      Perfect For: Lovers of apocalyptic, science-fiction centered around the outbreak of the Second Civil War in 2074.

    • 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

    • Uprooted

      Book Dumpling Recommends For: Lovers of magical dystopian societies. Readers interested in a village where the innocent girls are scared of becoming the dragon’s next sacrifice. Fans of fantastical stories uncovering a mystery.  

    • 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 Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle #1)

      Book Dumpling Recommends For: Lovers of masterful, high-fantasy writing. Anyone interested in how the most powerful wizard of this world came to be. Readers looking for something to fill that Game of Thrones void.

    • American Gods

      Book Dumpling Recommends For: Adult lovers of fairy tales Readers interested in the story of a mysterious narrator and his encounters with the gods of modern America Anyone looking for some modern mythology

    • The Girl from Everywhere

      Book Dumpling Recommends For: Lovers of time travel. Readers looking for a mystery that revolves around Honolulu in 1868. Fans of high fantasy YA.

    • An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes #1)

      Book Dumpling Recommends For: Readers interested in dystopian fiction about risking one's life in a tyrannical empire. Fans of rebels and spies. Those looking for the story of Laia, a slave, and Elias, a soldier. You can guess where this goes. Kind of.

    • Red Queen (Red Queen #1)

      Book Dumpling Recommends For: Lovers of YA high fantasy, romance series. Those into ‘caste’ system-type dystopian books (world is divided into Reds (low) and Silvers (high). You want to be a Silver. Readers looking for a heroine (Mare Barrow) in possession of a secret power that lands her in the...

    • The Golden Compass

      Book Dumpling Recommends For: Fans of heroes, magical creatures, and noble journeys Readers looking to be immersed in a fantasy universe where a young girl and her animal companion embark on an epic quest to save her brother, and her world. Anyone who loved The Lion, the Witch and the...

    • The Vanishing

      Book Dumpling Recommends For: Lovers of strangers appearing on the stairs of a woman looking to restart her life. Fans of ghost stories (think horror novelist, presumed dead) on a rainy day. Those interested in large, lavish estates gone bad – and connections between seemingly unrelated protagonist to the ‘gone...

    • Graceling (Graceling Realm #1)

      Recommended for: Readers of high fantasy looking for a kick-ass heroine (Katsa) who has been able to kill a man with her bare hands since she’s 8. Fans of terrible secrets that appear further down the narrative road. Anyone who enjoys reading about teen characters falling in love.

    • Dark Visions (Dark Visions #1-3)

      A fun series about Kaitlyn Fairchild, a psychic who meets others like her at the Zates Institute. Everything goes smoothly until raging hormones get in the way. Perfect for: Lovers of paranormal romance. Readers interested in telepathy and psychic powers. Fans of ‘outsider’ characters.

    • The Invasion of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling #2)

      Queen Kelsea waits for the invasion of the Tearling now that she has gone against the Red Queen by stopping the shipments of slaves to Mortmesne. As we learn more about the pre-Crossing era (and meet an ambiguous woman named Lily), the series takes it up a notch in a...

    • Anansi Boys (American Gods #2)

      “Fat Charlie” Nancy has always been embarrassed by his father. When his Dad suffers a fatal heart attack while singing karaoke, he travels from London to Florida for the funeral - and hijinks ensue. Oh, and his father happens to be a god. The British comedian, Lenny Henry, reads an...

    • Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1)

      In a futuristic Beijing, Cinder, a cyborg mechanic, lives with her adoptive family. When her sister falls ill and Cinder is the prime suspect, she’s forced to leave home. Joining her country’s struggle against an alien planet, Cinder’s life crosses paths with that of his majesty, Prince Kai’s. As she...

    • 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...

    • The Bone Clocks

      1984: Holly Sykes lives in England. After a disagreement with her mother, she runs away from home left with only the voices in her head as company. As Holly closes the door, the narrative switches to other characters, all moving forward through time, all of whom lead us further into...

    • 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...

    • Station Eleven

      On the night that actor Arthur Leander drops dead during a performance of King Lear, the Georgia Flu starts killing off 99% of the population. Jumping back and forth through time, the novel explores the impact of loss and the domino effect that others may have on our lives and...

    • 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...

    • A Discovery of Witches (All Souls Trilogy #1)

      Diana Bishop has been in denial about her magical abilities: she is the last in a long line of witches, but wants – no, needs –  to believe that she’s come as far as she has as a scholar because of her intellect, not because of her magical legacy. When...

    • Hounded (The Iron Druid Chronicles #1)

      Atticus O’Sullivan is a handsome 21-year old who runs a bookstore in Tempe, Arizona. Except he’s really a 2100-year old Druid. A very angry Celtic god wants Atticus’s prized (and stolen) sword and has been trying to track him down. Along with his trusty Irish wolfhound, Oberon, Atticus tries to...

    • 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....

    • The Gargoyle

      Our nameless narrator is driving on a dark road: when he’s distracted by a bevy of flying arrows and crashes, his whole body suffers terrible burns and he’s sent to a specialized ward to recover. Immersed in mental and physical suffering, he concludes that he has no reason to live....

    • The Warded Man (Demon Cycle #1)

      Arlen, Leesha & Rojer live in a world where ‘corelings’ (nasty, nasty demons) rule the night. Most have killed off our heroes’ loved ones and it’s up to them to try and stop them. Without letting surrounding, crippling fear get in the way.Perfect for:Lovers of a well-constructed, epic fantasy.Readers who...

    • 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...

    • Night School

      Allie Sheridan is teenager with problems: when she is sent away to a strict boarding school after having been arrested, she is sure that this school will be no different than any of the others that she has been kicked out of. But Allie soon finds that not everything at...