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Thursday, 5 February 2015

Top 5 Favourite Futuristic Books

The way I devoured books last year, I was under the impression all this while that most of them have been dystopian or futuristic. I'm a bit surprised that I have read less than 10 futuristic books. Narrowing them down to 5 was no challenge.

5. Across the Universe by Beth Revis

I was quite surprised by this read. Mostly has to do with me starting it off with low expectations, Well , lo and behold, it genuinely was different. It's fairly descriptive on the physical discomfort front, enough to make you squirm a bit and I loved it. Now that I'm revisiting this, will have to make a reminder to follow up on the remainder of the series.

4. Starters by Lissa Price

Just when I thought dystopia couldn't possibly hold my interest anymore, the Starters duology was a refreshing surprise. If you are someone who wants to dip their toes into this genre, I highly recommend this series. Its quick, fast paced and fairly short. The aftermath and poverty lingering after the war is descriptive enough for the reader to fully grasp the adversities without over doing it.

3. 1984 by George Orwell

You're probably rolling your eyes right about now. Yes I cannot go without mentioning this book in my favourites because of how freakishly relevant it is. This book is more of a smart prediction of the the years to come that just a dytopian pioneer ( a well deserved title ). No amount of praise for Orwell is enough for nailing this in the head. 

2. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

A stand-alone, you would not have imagined what a delight this book was. I had to force myself to sleep in order to avoid me from finishing this in one night and trust me when I say it was difficult to stop prying. It's set well into the future with a task that is a vintage 80s old school video game. The players are real, the prize is real and the race to finish is exhilarating. Definitely one of the best books I read last year.

1. Cress by Marissa Meyer 

The 3rd book in the Lunar Chronicles series, Basically every book is a futuristic sci-fi re-telling of popular fairy tales. Cress is loosely based on Rupanzel. Marissa Meyer is a genius for being able to write well so consistently for all the books in the series so far. I was hooked from the first page of Cinder and Cress took the series to a whole new high. I cannot wait for Winter and Fairest to release. Till then I'll have to steady my nerves.

What is your favourite futuristic book? I'd love to know.

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