Top Ten Tuesdays is hosted weekly by The Broke and Bookish and anyone is free to participate! This week’s category is related to books that fall under the radar in a certain genre. I went though a HUGE dystopian phase when I was in high school and read a ton of books I read. Here’s some titles that didn’t get a whole lot of attention, or at least I see them that way!
- Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
I need to reread this book. I remember loving the series? Trilogy? Whatever, and it was good. It seemed a little more planned out than the other dystopic books I had read.
- Unwind by Neal Shusterman
There’s a problematic part of this series related to spirit animals you can read about it here. It has a really excellent discussion of ethics and morality.
- The Declaration by Gemma Malley
This book followed the storyline of a lot of dystopic books, but I felt like it was better planned out. In addition, the characters plan on overthrowing the government, but we actually see the conclusion of it a la Delirium.
- The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
Another fabulous discussion of ethics. I haven’t read this book in ages, but I really need to again! It’s about cloning and raises a lot of important questions regarding the ethics of cloning and treatments of cloning if it’s ever successful.
- The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna
I remember this book because it’s one of the only dystopic books with POC in it. It’s about clones who are raised in case children in families pass away. It raises a lot of questions about what and how clones would live and if they should be created or not.
That’s all for now. Have you read any of these? And did you think they were underrated?