Rayna Recommends: Dystopian

Hey guys! Welcome to another recommendation post where each month (or every other month – I still haven’t decided), I’ll be talking about some books, movies, and/or TV shows that fit the theme for the month. This month’s topic is dystopian.

Now we’ve all heard of or read dystopian books, am I right? (Divergent and The Hunger Games being the big ones right now.) So I figured that I’d recommend some things that I enjoy and that I think others that follow me will enjoy, too.


  • Divergent” by Veronica Roth. I enjoyed this book the most of the trilogy. If you don’t read any of the other books she writes, at least read this one because it is good and it has some decent politics and plot going on.
  • The Selection” by Kiera Cass. Didn’t expect to see this one on the list? Despite it mainly being a romance, it does take place after World War IV and so, technically, it is in the society’s future.
  • Shatter Me” by Tahereh Mafi. It’s got a lot of romance, but it’s also very much a part of a dystopian world as the Reestablishment is set out to make things run their way in the world and Juliette is probably the only one who can change that.


  • The Hunger Games movies are some great films that have great actors, and from what I hear they do really well at depicting the books (I haven’t read the books yet…I know, I know). It shows the world and how its caste system is really taking its toll on the citizens and how the Games are really not in the best interest of those who participate. I enjoy the movies, really, and think others will, too.

Okay, honestly, this was a hard topic to choose from. I don’t read a ton of dystopian, but there are the few that I do recommend you checking out.

What dystopian books are your favorites? What movies have you seen that are dystopian? Let me know!

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