My Dystopia-Steampunk Summer Reading List
This here is my summer reading list! You may have noticed that this list replaced my Post Potter Reading Challenge list. I did not finish all the books of on my previous list, but I realized after having read most of the first novels of each series listed, I wasn't quite getting what I wanted. I still plan on releasing my list of novels to heal Post-Potter Depression when the final Potter film is released, but I had to kind of stray away from the original list to find them. In the meantime, before I put that together, here is what my summer reading list is looking like.
The theme around this reading list is mostly Young Adult Dystopia and Steam Punk. After completing my Post Potter Depression Reading Challenge project, I wanted to come up with another list of recommendations for good novels readers can follow up with after reading The Hunger Games. The reason I wanted to do this was because I've been kind of surprised/disturbed how popular The Hunger Games are getting as of late, especially with buzz of the film building each day. The Hunger Games is doing to the Young Adult Dystopia genre what Twilight did to the Young Adult Paranormal/Urban Fantasy genre. It popularized it and killed it at the same time. Now when I see a vampire novel in a book store, it will most likely feature a god damn sparkling vampires rather than take any root in the vampire novels of classic such as the works by Anne Rice. Furturistic dystopia novels have always been a favorite of mine and though I think The Hunger Game films could potentially be a good film, the books I found to be kind of an amateur's attempt at trying to write a Sci-Fi novel. Not only was the writing really bad, the world it was set in was incredibly underwhelming and underdeveloped. Anyways, I'm not going to rant about that...yet. Check out my list in the meantime!
The Uglies Series by Scott Westerfeld
Books in the Series:
Uglies, Pretties, Specials
The Hungry City Chronicles by Philip Reeve
Books in the series:
Mortal Engines, Predator's Gold, Infernal Devices, A Darkling Plain