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I love a good dystopian novel, don't you? The kind that gives me the creeps and makes my brain spin for days after I finished the last chapter. If you're not sure what a dystopian novel is - it is a twist on the concept of Utopia, which is a future society where everything is perfect and peaceful. A dystopia is a future society where something has gone terribly wrong because of natural disaster, war or disease. Society has been altered in ways that drive people to do things that we see as abhorrent. But a good dystopian doesn't just shock you, it forces you to question the values in that society, to ponder the events and rationale behind their inner workings. We root for the hero who struggles to make things right again, to survive.
With the upcoming film release of the mega-hit THE HUNGER GAMES, dystopian is on everybody's mind. But Suzanne Collins' blockbuster novel isn't the only dystopian on the horizon. 2012 has a whole slew of really great genre titles in store. Be sure to join in the poll below and tell us dystopian novel is your all-time favorite. If yours is not on the list, go ahead an mention it in the comments below. Also, Goodreads has an awesome list of titles you won't want to miss.