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This week's topic is:
Discussing Dystopian Novels
Drink of the Week: My Favorite Latte
So this week, I thought I would spotlight my favorite Starbucks latte. As I am sure you know by now, I am a true caramel lover so before the caramel macchiato became my drink of addiction, I loved a good caramel latte. I love a hot caramel latte on the cold days and an iced one on the warm summer days. It's simple yet delicious. give it a try!
Book Topic: Discussing Dystopians
Over the past couple of years, dystopian novels have become extremely popular. Wikipedia defines dystopia as a community or society, usually fictional, that is in some important way undesirable or frightening. I think one of my favorite thing about dystopian novels is the fact that they deal with a ficitional future that could essentially be real. The plot is generally derived from a deeper meaning and is built around a theme. I like that dystopians are generally darker and can be a nice break from romance or contemorary novels. Contemporary novels usually revolve around a tough subject where as dystopians revolve around moral themes. 3 categories within dystopian that I have enjoyed are romantic, war/violence and paranormal.
Romantic: Romantic dystopians generally revolve around the idea of a future society where love and companionship are arranged or determined by society. Generally the government or society determines the characters future partner. The primary focus within the plot is the love and romance between the characters. The moral themes usually involve the ability to make your own choice or the unfairness of divided society.
War/Violence: War/Violence dystpians usually revolve around a society where people are oppressed or their lives are controlled by the goverment and war and violence is a primary focus within the plot. The moral theme usually involves societal oppression and overcoming inequality.
Paranormal: Paranormal dystopians usually revolve around a future where earth has either been destroyed and humans are living on an alternate planet or aliens have inhabited earth. This is still a fairly new category to me so I haven't really discovered a patterned theme yet.
Overall, I love to read dystopian novels and I know there are so many out there that I haven't heard of and I haven't even scratched the surface but I am always on the lookout for a good dystopian novel. A category that I haven't read much of but would really like to find some good books is the apocalyptic dystopian. If you know of any, I would love some recommendations.
What about you? Do you like Dystopian novels? If so, what are some of your favorites? What do you think about this genre?
Next week's topic: Discussing Genres- New Adult