After book series like The Hunger Games and Divergent were released in what seemed to be rapid succession, dystopian literature seemed to be as popular as ever. After some time, though, the market for such stories appeared to oversaturated and as more and more attempts at creating the next phenomenon failed, the bubble of dystopia seemed to have burst. But the opposite is actually true. In 2017, dystopian literature, while not as popular as it once was, is still quite voluminous, and growing by the month.
And while dystopian novels and young adult fiction tend to be commonly linked together, the video below should provide some good recommendations for the new releases of the genres slated to come in 2017.
However, it almost goes without saying that dystopian literature is also relevant to more than just target demographics of the young adult population. (This was merely something popularized by the Hunger Games series.) In fact, many classic novels could be classified as dystopian, including 1984 by George Orwell and The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. Orwell’s novel is one of the most common pieces of literature read by high schoolers, where as Atwood’s is now being adapted into a drama series on Hulu starring Elisabeth Moss.