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So this is a bit embarrassing, but I have been really into young adult ‘dystopian’ novels ever since I read The Hunger Games and Divergent Series (yes I am 26). Listed below are my top picks for Hunger Games-esque free/low cost novels available on Kindle. I love traveling with my super convenient Kindle Fire as I use it for reading, Netflix and research while abroad. Kindle books are awesome for traveling because no matter how long you are gone, you can always upload another book without worrying about weight.
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.” -George RR Martin
1. Born by Tara Brown, $0.99. Born features a capable female heroine who is alone in the world, a creepy breeder camp and ‘the infected’– similar to zombies. The novel of course involves a classic dystopian romance. Born has 4.04 stars on Goodreads.
2. The Mind Readers by Lori Brighton, Free. The heroine of this novel discovers that she can read minds. At first, she thinks that she is alone in her abnormalities, but then she meets a hot guy and goes to live with others who share her talents. 3.76 on Goodreads.
3. The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau, $0.99. I loved this trilogy! Cia, the main character is chosen as one of the few students to attend university in her dystopian society, however, to begin her studies she must first go through ‘The Testing’. The Testing has 4.04 stars on Goodreads.
4. Emerge by Heather Sunseri, Free. New Caleum is an airtight city that was constructed after a virus devastated 99% of the country’s population. Emerge is the story of Cricket, who escaped from New Caleum to join what was left of the outside world, and Wes, the President of New Caleum’s son working together to find a cure to save Wes’ sister. 3.88 stars on Goodreads.
What is your favorite dystopian novel?