3 Newish (D)ystopian Books For Your Summer Reading List

The buzz surrounding dystopian books seems to have died down at this point, but I still have fun reading them and I’ve found some really good ones lately.

The Boy on the Bridge, MR Carey

Once upon a time, in a land blighted by terror, there was a very clever boy. The people thought the boy could save them, so they opened their gates and sent him out into the world. To where the monsters lived.

This is the second book in The Girl With All the Gifts series. So start there if you haven’t read it yet.

Crazy House, James Patterson

Seventeen-year-old Becca Greenfield was snatched from her home and thrown without reason into a hellish prison known as the Crazy House.Her only hope for survival is for her sister, Cassie, to find her—that the “good twin” will stop following the rules and start breaking them, before it’s too late.

If you haven’t read a James Patterson book, what are you waiting for? Crazy House is a good place to start.

This Savage Song, Victoria Schwab

Kate Harker and August Flynn are the heirs to a divided city—a city where the violence has begun to breed actual monsters. All Kate wants is to be as ruthless as her father, who lets the monsters roam free and makes the humans pay for his protection. All August wants is to be human, as good-hearted as his own father, to play a bigger role in protecting the innocent—but he’s one of the monsters.

Victoria Schwab is kind of becoming an auto-read author for me. I love the Monsters of Verity series. If you’re looking for something exciting that will keep you guessing, this is a great one.

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