Day 4 of 14: Dystopic Romance (fight the government ~and fall in love~)

It is a truth universally acknowledged… that a teen protagonist in a dystopic society must be in want of a love interest. These protagonists didn’t set out to change the world, nor to find love, but they’re somehow managing both. 

dys3The Selection/La Seleccion

by Kierra Cass

For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce
competition for a crown she doesn’t want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she’s made for herself—and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

seleccic3b3n-kiera-cassPara treinta y cinco chicas, la Selección es una oportunidad que solo se presenta una vez en la vida. La oportunidad de escapar de la vida que les ha tocado por nacer en una determinada familia. La oportunidad de que las trasladen a un mundo de trajes preciosos y joyas que no tienen precio. La oportunidad de vivir en un palacio y de competir por el corazón del guapísimo príncipe Maxon.

Sin embargo, para America Singer, ser seleccionada es una pesadilla porque significa alejarse de su amor secreto, Aspen, quien pertenece a una casta inferior a la de ella; y también abandonar su hogar para pelear por una corona que no desea y vivir en un palacio que está bajo la constante amenaza de ataques violentos por parte de los rebeldes.

Es entonces cuando America conoce al príncipe Maxon. Poco a poco, se empieza a cuestionar los planes que ella había hecho para su vida y se da cuenta de que la vida con la que siempre soñó puede no poder compararse con el futuro que nunca se atrevió si quiera a imaginar.

matchedMatched

by Ally Condie

In the Society, officials decide. Who you love. Where you work. When you die.

Cassia has always trusted their choices. It’s hardly any price to pay for a long life, the perfect job, the ideal mate. So when her best friend appears on the Matching screen, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is the one…until she sees another face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. Now Cassia is faced with impossible choices: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she’s known and a path no one else has ever dared follow—between perfection and passion.

bookcover_home_delirium2x_newDelirium 

by Lauren Oliver

They say that the cure for Love will make me happy and safe forever. And I’ve always believed them. Until now.

Now everything has changed. Now I’d rather be infected with love for the tiniest sliver of a second than live a hundred years smothered by a lie.

 


 

What other dystopic romances do you like? Hunger Games and Divergent were excluded from this list for the main reason that you’ve probably read them already! 

Happy Reading,
Sarah 

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