Jun 13 2013 7:38am

What’s Your Favorite Dystopian Romance?

Recent headlines have caused people to revisit—and purchase—George Orwell's 1984, published 64 years ago, the “nightmare vision of a totalitarian, bureaucratic world.” At this writing, one edition is at #83 in Amazon's Kindle store, and has the top slot on “Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Science Fiction > Dystopian.”

But since we're romance readers, we want to know what you think is the best romance corrollary to 1984? What's the best dystopian romance novel?

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Nicole Leapheart
1. BoxyFrown
Absolutely Kit Rocha's Beyond Shame series. Love. It.
Women there have power, and are not just chattel. It's so hot, dirty, and brutal in the Beyond Shame world, folks!
Megan Frampton
2. MFrampton
I agree, @BoxyFrown! I haven't read that much dystopian romance, although Stephanie Tyler's Defiance totally intrigues me, but that series is awesome.
3. Aidan
I loved Flesh, a zombie apocalypse book set in Australia. And I second Beyond Shame. Carolyn Crane's Disillusionists trilogy is hard to categorize, but it is an alternate America I would say. stacia Kane wrote the Downside Ghost series, very dystopian. The heroine has issues, so I had a hard time getting into it. But once I did I fell for Terrible, the hero.
Jennifer O'Brien
4. JenOBrien
The Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews is set after the fall of civilization as we know it due to the reemergence of magic. I eat it up like chocolate I'm hiding from my kids. I also liked the Dark Age Dawning trilogy by Ellen Connor and Reaper by Mina Carter.
5. carmenlire
Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, and Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale
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