10 Famous Dystopian Series To Read

High Rated Novel Series in the Dystopian Genre

Among the most loved and followed dystopian novels of all time are the book series as they give a continuous thrill and chill to readers. Hence, they’re one of the best-selling books of all time and the most popular and notable ones.

So, by saying that, I’ve come up with a new list of dystopian novel series that is worth reading and excitingly startling from the first to its last book collection, well-crafted by the brilliant minds of multi-awarded and highly creative writers and authors from the literary world of writing.

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The Lord of the Rings Series

The Lord of The Rings

Perhaps, seeing the success of his “The Hobbit Series,” Tolkien created another masterpiece and published a sequel in 1954, “The Lord of the Rings,” which became a global success too.

Bagging the third spot of the best-selling books of all time in the “World Atlas” list with approximately 150 million copies sold, it also earned billions for its film adaptations.

It’s a fight between good and evil and how all creatures come all together to fight against the Dark Lord, who forged and created the “Rings of Power” into “One Ring,” to build a world of dystopia and rule everyone in it.

The Fellowship of the Ring

Genre – Dystopian Fiction

Pages – 398

Goodreads rating 4.36/5

My rating 9.87/10

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The Two Towers

Genre – Dystopian Fiction

Pages – 322

Goodreads rating4.40/5

My rating 9.90/10

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The Two Towers

The Return of the King

Genre – Dystopian Fiction

Pages – 404

Goodreads rating 4.53/5

My rating 9.95/10

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The Return of The King

Harry Potter Series

Reigning on the top of the best-selling book series is J.K. Rowling’s impressively notable and famous story of one of the most cherished characters of all time, “Harry Potter.”

The award-winning author opened the gateway of the dystopian literature that magically brought the world on its feet with its masterfully written plots, and spellbinding twists and turns of the characters, and its settings.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Genre – Dystopian Fiction

Pages – 309

Goodreads rating 4.47/5

My rating 9.95/10

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Genre – Dystopian Fiction

Pages – 341

Goodreads rating 4.42/5

My rating9.92/10

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Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Genre – Dystopian Fiction

Pages – 435

Goodreads rating 4.57/5

My rating 9.93/10

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Genre – Dystopian Fiction

Pages – 734

Goodreads rating 4.56/5

My rating 9.92/10

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Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix

Genre – Dystopian Fiction

Pages – 870

Goodreads rating4.50/5

My rating – 9.90/10

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Harry Potter and The Order of The Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Genre – Dystopian Fiction

Pages – 652

Goodreads rating 4.57/5

My rating9.93/10

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Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Genre – Dystopian Fiction

Pages – 759

Goodreads rating 4.62/5

My rating 9.98/10

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Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two

Genre – Dystopian Fiction

Pages – 343

Goodreads rating 3.63/5

My rating – 9.88/10

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

The Hobbit Series

The Hobbit

One of the most successful and well-celebrated classic dystopian novel series is from the scintillating brilliance of J.R.R. Tolkien, which began way back in 1937 when he released the two-book series entitled “The Hobbit Series,” which became among the best-selling books of all time, and after almost a century, became a worldwide box office hit for its film adaptation.

The series mainly focuses on fiction and high-fantasy genre but comes with elements of dystopia when the dwarves have to face the climactic and catastrophic fight in the “Battle of Five Armies,” among many other scenes in the settings.

The Hobbit, Part One

Genre – With Elements of Dystopia

Pages – 230

Goodreads rating 4.28/5

My rating 9.55/10

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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again

Genre – With Elements of Dystopia

Pages – 365

Goodreads rating 4.27/5

My rating – 9.45/10

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The Hunger Games Series

The Hunger Games

Dystopian genre literature will always come with the highly acclaimed “The Hunger Games Series” by Suzanne Collins.

The engrossing trilogy of Collins became a global phenomenon that earned her not only tremendously blockbuster film adaptations but a whopping 100 million copies sold. It seems like people of all ages can all relate to Katniss Everdeen’s fight for freedom and survival.              

The Hunger Games

Genre – Dystopian Fiction

Pages – 374

Goodreads rating4.33/5

My rating9.88/10

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Catching Fire

Genre – Dystopian Fiction

Pages – 391

Goodreads rating 4.29/5

My rating9.80/10

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Mockingjay

Genre – Dystopian Fiction

Pages – 390

Goodreads rating4.04/5

My rating 9.05/10

Mockingjay

Divergent Trilogy

Divergent Trilogy

From Katniss to Tris, another dystopian novel that readers get hooked too after “The Hunger Games Series” is Veronica Roth’s “Divergent Trilogy.”

In the ruins of Chicago, five factions comprise the dystopian society with each faction, representing a virtue. Tris has to choose which group she will join. However, she’s turned between becoming who she is and being with her family.

Divergent

Genre – Dystopian Fiction

Pages – 487

Goodreads rating 4.20/5

My rating9.75/10

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Insurgent

Genre – Dystopian Fiction

Pages – 525

Goodreads rating4.03/5

My rating9.00/10

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Allegiant

Genre – Dystopian Fiction

Pages – 526

Goodreads rating3.63/5

My rating8.70/10

Allegiant
Unwind

Unwind Dystology

Neal Shusterman’s three-book series, “Unwind Dystology,” is also one of the best dystopian novel trilogies that you shouldn’t miss.

It’s a spine-chilling story about teens getting “unwound” or open out, which involves taking out their organs so other people can live, with their parents’ permission. It follows the lives of three teenagers fighting their way out from getting unwound.

Unwind

Genre- Dystopian Fiction

Pages – 337

Goodreads rating – 4.18/5

My rating – 9.25/10

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Unwholly

Genre – Dystopian Fiction

Pages – 416

Goodreads rating4.25/5

My rating9.75/10

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Unwholly

Unsouled

Genre – Dystopian Fiction

Pages – 404

Goodreads rating4.23/5

My rating9.73/10

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UnSouled

Undivided

Genre – Dystopian Fiction

Pages – 372

Goodreads rating 4.47/5

My rating9.50/10

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The Maze Runner Series

The Maze Runner

James Dashner’s “The Maze Runner Series” is also one of my favorite dystopian book series due to the nerve-wracking plots of the characters fight to escape and for survival.

This five-book series of Dashner chronicles the journey of teens, led by the main character Thomas in a terrible hug “Maze” that closes every dawn of the sun. Along with their adventure is fighting against horrendous creatures.

The Maze Runner

Genre – Dystopian Fiction

Pages – 384

Goodreads rating – 4.02/5

My rating – 9.00/10

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The Scorch Trials

Genre – Dystopian Fiction

Pages – 362

Goodreads rating 3.92/5

My rating8.89/10

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The Scorch Trials

The Death Cure

Genre – Dystopian Fiction

Pages – 325

Goodreads rating3.77/5

My rating 8.75/10

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The Death Cure

The Kill Order

Genre – Dystopian Fiction

Pages – 327

Goodreads rating3.71/5

My rating8.72/10

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The Kill Order

The Fever Code

Genre – Dystopian Fiction

Pages – 347

Goodreads rating4.11/5

My rating 9.10/10

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The Lunar Chronicles

A crowd favorite dystopian novel, “Cinder,” is the debut novel of Marissa Meyer, which is also the first edition of her five-book series “The Lunar Chronicles.”

The distinctly unique storyline and character caught readers’ attention that drove them to get in love with the series. Well, I couldn’t blame them because I also got interested in the beautiful cyborg mechanic.

It depicts a story of being different and getting outcasted from the world because of your beautifully distinct traits, yet comes with unexpected twists and turns.

Cinder

Genre – Dystopian Fiction Literature

Pages – 390

Goodreads rating4.15/5

My rating9.85/10

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Scarlet

Genre – Dystopian Fiction Literature

Pages – 454

Goodreads rating4.28/5

My rating9.88/10

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Scarlet

Cress

Genre – Dystopian Fiction Literature

Pages – 552

Goodreads rating4.44/5

My rating9.92/10

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Cress

Winter

Genre – Dystopian Fiction Literature

Pages – 827

Goodreads rating4.46/5

My rating – 9.95/10

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Winter

Fairest

Genre – Dystopian Fiction Literature

Pages – 827

Goodreads rating4.00/5

My rating9.90/10

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Fairest

Delirium Trilogy

Delirium Trilogy

“Delirium Trilogy” by Lauren Oliver is also another good read dystopian novel series due to its intriguing storyline about love tagged as a disease, which the author referred to in her book as “deliria.”

While everyone else speaks about “love is the answer” and “love makes the world go round,” as Deon Jackson puts it in his song, Oliver takes a different route and imagine a world where love gets a bad name.

Yet, true to its essence, love finds its way into the girl’s life that clouds her perception about what the government is trying to impose.

Delirium

Genre – Dystopian Fiction

Pages – 441

Goodreads rating3.98/5

My rating8.98/10

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Pandemonium

Genre – Dystopian Fiction

Pages – 375

Goodreads rating 4.05/5

My rating 9.05/10

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The Pandemonium

Requiem

Genre – Dystopian Fiction

Pages – 391

Goodreads rating3.74/5

My rating8.70/10

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Requiem
Red Queen Series

Red Queen Series

Victoria Aveyard’s debut book came out with a series and caught the attention of the readers due to its boldness and impressive scope of coverage of power.

It tells the story of a society where there are two designed communities. One is the rich, the silver, and the other one is the poor, the red. As the plot begins to progress, it follows the life of a red girl who will unravel her true strength and power as she works under a silver household.

Red Queen

Genre – Dystopian Fiction Literature

Pages – 383

Goodreads rating4.06/5

My rating9.86/10

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Red Queen

Glass Sword

Genre – Dystopian Fiction Literature

Pages – 444

Goodreads rating3.90/5

My rating8.90/10

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Glass Sword

King’s Cage

Genre – Dystopian Fiction Literature

Pages – 528

Goodreads rating4.00/5

My rating9.00/10

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King's Cage

War Storm

Genre – Dystopian Fiction Literature

Pages – 662

Goodreads rating3.88/5

My rating8.88/10

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Final Say

Earlier, I’ve given quite a bunch list of dystopian novel series that will create an argument in your mind of how dreadful things can be, such as “The Giver Quartet,” “Uglies,” “Throne of Glass Series,” “The Selection Series,” and “The Host Series,” among many others to mention.

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