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.
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’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.
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.