BookTok: 3 ‘Dystopian Vibe’ Books

If you like the dystopian aesthetic, you will absolutely love these 3 books!

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If you identify with the dystopian city theme, or dystopian books are what made you get in to reading, then this is for you. If you haven’t read these three books yet, you will absolutely love them! Recommended on TikTok by @Katie.books, she offers a couple dystopian books that got her into reading! These are sure to not disappoint—they have our BookTok stamp of approval!

Renegades by Marissa Meyer

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This is a sci-fi novel that takes place amidst the ruins of a crumbling society. The Renegades are a clan of prodigies who have emerged from this dystopia, set to establish peace and order. As symbols of justice, they are meant to restore faith and hope in the people, except for the villains who they had once overthrown. Character Nova hates the Renegades and hopes to one day have her revenge. Yet, she meets Renegade Adreinne and her plan is thrown off by this justice seeking individual. He believes in Nova that she will choose to do the right thing, but is her vengeance too powerful to overcome?

Divergent by Veronica Roth

'Divergent' by Veronica Roth
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Set in a dystopian Chicago world, the society is divided into five fractions all based upon the virtues. There are the Candor, Abnegation, Dauntless, Amity, and Erudite. On one anniversary of every year, those who are 16 years of age must select the fraction in which they will devote the rest of their life to. For Beatrice, she must chose between her family, or being true to who she really is. She ultimately makes a choice that surprises everyone, even herself. She must endure the most that may inevitably destroy her.

Legend by Marie Lu


What was once the Western United States has been turned over to the Republic, a nation constantly at war with its neighbors. 15-year-old June was born to one of the most rich, high up families a part of this nation. She is a prodigy, groomed for great success, and being a part of the military’s highest circles. On the other hand, Day was born in the slums and is one of the Republic’s most wanted criminal. His motives may not be as malicious as they seem. Both from very different worlds; June and Day have no reasons to cross paths. Until one day, June’s brother is murdered and Day is seen as a prime suspect. But together, the two find out very shocking turn of events that show the truth of why they were brought together.

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