Dystopian Romance Novels

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Dystopian romance stories have been popular for years now because they allow readers to imagine what life would be like if things were different than they already are. 

It’s fun to imagine having superpowers or living in a world where cars can fly through space without thinking about gravity.

Did you know that dystopian fiction and the dystopian world are always in vogue? Dystopian authors use innovation & creativity to transport you into the future, into a new world where things are the same but slightly different in unimaginable ways. 

If you’re fascinated by dystopian romances but unsure where to look, we’ve got your back. 

This article contains the most exciting and interesting dystopian romance books that should be on your list of “soon-to-read books.” 

Best Dystopian Romance Novels To Read

1. Do Android Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K.Dick.

Blade Runner: Originally published as Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
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Blade Runner: Originally published as Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
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  • Philip K. Dick (Author) – Scott Brick (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 11/27/2007 (Publication Date) – Random House Audio (Publisher)

This dystopian story is set in the future California with Rick Deckard and his wife. In this book, everyone leaves Earth to start a new life on Mars. World War Terminus has sent many animals to extinction, leaving pet lovers to purchase electric substitutes.

Rick Deckard longs for Rachel Rosen – an elegant Nexus 6 Android. Another character, John Isidore, falls in love with Pris – an empathyless and cruel Android. 

This book teaches a striking message that humans will love anything as long as the objects of their emotion reciprocate. 

2. Oryx And Crake By Margaret Atwood.

Oryx and Crake
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Oryx and Crake
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  • Margaret Atwood (Author) – Campbell Scott (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 11 Pages – 05/09/2003 (Publication Date) – Random House Audio (Publisher)

This dystopian setting in this book centers on Snowman, once called Jimmy, who is taking a break from looking after innocent & young Crakers and fighting wovlogs. 

On a sunny and quiet afternoon, he dreams of his childhood with his genius childhood best friends, Craig and Oryx. Oryx is a child sex slave who grows into a mysterious woman. 

In Snowman’s earlier life, he was more of a lover than a fighter and would have been much happier to live his days happily with Oryx. But his friend Craig, the ambitious one, is focused on remaking humanity

3. Parable Of The Sower, Written By Octavia Butler.

Parable of the Sower
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Parable of the Sower
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  • Octavia E. Butler (Author) – Lynne Thigpen (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 06/16/2009 (Publication Date) – Recorded Books (Publisher)

Lauren Oya Alamina is busy surviving rather than wasting her energy on finding love. Her family was killed by drug-addicted ‘pyros,’ leaving her alone and homeless at the age of 15 years.

The protagonist in this book, Lauren, escapes Los Angeles on foot with a band of followers walking the highways. She meets an older traveler, Bankole, and opens herself to a partnership.  

Eventually, Lauren finds love in a world ravaged by wealth, inequality, corporate greed, and climate change. 

She creates a new belief system called ” Earthseed”: she believes it will prepare humanity for their destiny, which is – to leave Earth permanently and live peacefully on other planets.

Lauren and Bankole, with friends, couples, and children, hope to create a better community on a fertile land in the Pacific Northwest. This engaging book is about resilience and embracing change and is set in America in 2024. 

4. Moonshine By Kat Bostick.

Moonshine
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Moonshine
  • Bostick, Kat (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 350 Pages – 05/28/2020 (Publication Date) – Katharina Bostick (Publisher)

Liv, the main lead in this incredible story, never wanted to be three things: Lonely, filthy, and starving. However, an unexpected blackout hits the entire world and causes chaos, where her dreams of a perfect life come crashing down.

Survival is far-fetched, so she flees her home in Seattle in pursuit of power, safety, food, and clean water. 

The roads are filled with stray men and dogs but with scary intentions and appetites; she’s afraid because it won’t be long before they get to her. 

While running for her life, Liv seeks help from an unwilling man named Joshua. Joshua is a savior with a farm, a house, and survival tactics. 

For Liz, Joshua is the ideal partner for the apocalypse but finds it hard to earn his trust; moreover, he always seems to hold a grudge against humanity.

The longer Liz observes him, the more she sees the man behind his rough beard and bitter words. Joshua, on the other hand, is reluctant to keep Liz, but he realizes she might be needed around. 

5. The V Girl – A Coming-Of-Age Story By Mya Roberts. 

The V Girl: A coming of age story
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The V Girl: A coming of age story
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  • Robarts, Mya (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 341 Pages – 06/20/2014 (Publication Date) – Mya Robarts (Publisher)

This remarkable book is a dystopian romance novel set in a dystopian future. Lila Velez finds herself in a post-apocalyptic North America, where sexual slavery is not considered illegal.

Lila is desperate to lose her virginity but wants it done before the troops take it away by force. Her only plan is to seduce her friend, the only man who has showered her with genuine affection. 

Lila has a coping mechanism that helps her deal with her mother’s death, but it is kept a secret, and this secret brings her closer to a foreign man she doesn’t trust – Aleksey Fürst. 

He offers her an option for her plans, which terrifies and tempts her. With threats hovering around and no escape plan, she fears falling in love with him; she fears falling in love with Aleksey will destroy her for life. 

The question here is: is love possible in a post-apocalyptic world, a world where she has forgotten what it feels like to be touched by a man? 

6. Red Queen By Victoria Aveyard. 

Red Queen
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Red Queen
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  • Victoria Aveyard (Author) – Amanda Dolan (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 02/10/2015 (Publication Date) – HarperAudio (Publisher)

This well-written book centers on Mare Barrow, a young girl who lives in a world where people are kept separate by the color of their blood, a world where people with the typical red blood serve those with superhuman abilities – the silver-blooded elites. 

The protagonist, Mare, doesn’t serve anyone, but she’s red blood; she disguises herself as a thief in the village until destiny takes her to the silver court, where she discovers her abilities. 

To keep this hidden, the King tells her to play the part of a lost silver princess, and he betroths her to his son. Mare uses her new position to risk her life to help the common red-blood community.

7. The Queen Of All That Dies – The Following World By Laura Thalassa. 

The Queen of All That Dies: The Fallen World, Book 1
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The Queen of All That Dies: The Fallen World, Book 1
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  • Laura Thalassa (Author) – Laurel Schroeder (Narrator)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 10/10/2017 (Publication Date) – Laura Thalassa (Publisher)

The brutal King Lauli doesn’t age and cannot die, and he has been taking over the world systematically since the onset of the war. 

The author centers on Serenity Freeman, a girl who has only known bloodshed and conflict all her life; she has nothing to protect as the war left her with nothing.

It’s now her responsibility to save the United Nations from the brutal King Lauli. Serenity and King Lauli must face each other; surrender is fast approaching, and King Lauli can feel it.

Serenity must meet the man who took everything away from her, and King Lauli, on the other hand, must meet the brave woman, a woman who refuses to be easily conquered. Something incredible happened when they finally met.

8. Restore Me By Tahereh Mafi. 

Restore Me: Shatter Me, Book 4
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Restore Me: Shatter Me, Book 4
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  • Tahereh Mafi (Author) – Kate Simses, James Fouhey (Narrators)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 03/06/2018 (Publication Date) – HarperAudio (Publisher)

The protagonist in this captivating sequel – Juliette Ferrars, finds herself as the new supreme commander who took over sector 45 with Warner by her side.  

But Juliette has the power to kill anyone with just a single touch of her hand, and now she has everyone in her hand.

When a crisis hits, will she be able to control and use her powers for good? 

On A Final Note;

Finally, you made it to the end of this article. Well done. The next step is to get your hands on any of these dystopian novels; you can choose one or more dystopian romance novels to read now. 

So, put your device down and start your reading journey. All the dystopian romance novels listed here are classic works from excellent authors.

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