YA Dystopian

Barry Lyga - After the Red Rain

Aug 26, 2015

The past few weeks have been pretty hot – in the high 90’s, so imagine if that’s how it was all year round, and if the air was so bad, you had to wear a mask most of the time, and the government rationed the amount of water, clean air filtered into your home, and food you ate. In Barry Lyga, Peter Facinelli, and Robert DeFranco’s  After the Red Rain it’s like that, and more.

Kass Morgan - The 100 Day 21

Oct 17, 2014

New York Times Bestselling author Kass Morgan took the world by storm with her dystopian novel The 100. The fans loved it  so much in fact, that the CW made a TV adaptation last fall, and will debut the second season Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 9PM.

Now Morgan’s back with the sequel novel, The 100 Day 21, and all 4 of our narrators are back as they try to survive the wilds of an uninhabited Earth and a dying spaceship.

Anna Schumacher - End Times

Sep 3, 2014

When we think about the beginning of the end, Wyoming doesn’t seem like it would be at the epicenter. But in Anna Schumacher’s End Times, a small oil boom town in Carbon County, Wyoming is where it all starts. The signs have begun, a prophet is coming, and the battle before The Rapture is beginning to take shape.

Chris Weitz - The Young World

Aug 29, 2014

Chris Weitz has been entertaining teens for years with his movies American Pie, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, and About A Boy. Now he’s turned his attention to fiction, and his new book is The Young World.

Marissa Meyer - Cress

Aug 22, 2014

When Marissa Meyer debuted the first Lunar Chronicles novel, she took everything we thought we know about the fairytales of our childhood, and turned them upside down. Set in a futuristic world, the colonies are about declare war with the Moon and our Red Riding Hood and Cinderella characters are no longer damsels in distress, but emerging leaders of the resistance. The newest novel, and character in the series, is Cress, and she’s been locked in a satellite orbiting the earth for most of her life.

Veronica Roth - Allegiant

Aug 18, 2014

When Veronica Roth began writing in her dorm room at Northwestern University, she had no idea that a year after graduating college she’d be a New York Times best seller, and have a multi-platform franchise. The novel that made it all happen was Divergent. Since then, Roth has finished the trilogy, seen the first movie hit the silver screens with Golden Globe & SAG nominee Shailene Woodly as our heroine, and written a companion novel, Four: A Divergent Collection.

Lauren Oliver - Requiem

Apr 25, 2013

It’s been a long journey for Lauren Oliver. Not only is she the co-owner of the literary development company Paper Lantern Lit, she is the master behind several young reader novels such as Leisel & Po and The Spindlers. But Oliver is probably most well known for the dystopian Delirium Trilogy. The final book, Requiem, is now out, and readers are finally able to find out what happens to her beloved characters Lena, Alex, Hana and Julian as they wage war against the anti-love government, and fight for something they know is right.  Can love really be wrong? 

Lauren Oliver will be at Oblong Books in Rhinebeck, NY  Sunday, April 28th with 3 other YA authors at 4PM.

Marie Lu - Prodigy

Mar 5, 2013
Paul Gregory

In Marie Lu’s book Legend, she created a dystopian world there the United States fractured in two, and a plague ravaged the upper half. Our heroes Day and June narrowly escaped with their lives, but the body count behind them continues to climb. Now Lu has finished the second in the trilogy, Prodigy, and we’re on the run with Day & June as they find their way to the opposition and begin to face their demons.

Antony John - Elemental

Jan 4, 2013

Antony John’s novel Elemental is a dystopian treasure hunt of epic proportions as the reader is guided by a group of teens trying to find out what really happened to the human race. On top of that, the small group of survivors has the power to control the elements, a gift that has helped them stay alive, yet makes them targets for other survivors.  Katie Britton spoke with John about this first book in the trilogy, and its perfect setting in the Outer Banks.

Ally Condie - Reached

Nov 16, 2012

In 2010, Ally Condie captivated readers with her New York Times bestselling dystopian novel Matched – the first in a trilogy. In it, her characters Cassia, Xander and Ky discovered the highly controlling Society wasn’t what it proclaimed to be, and began their search for freedom and love.

The second novel Crossed, brought us to the outskirts of the Society, as Cassia and Ky searched for each other and the rebellion, in the hopes of finally being together, and getting answers to their many questions.