Dystopia Masterpost #2

Ed ecco il secondo masterpost sulle serie distopiche! Per chi non conoscesse questo mio “esperimento”, ecco il link del primo masterpost. Riassumendo, come nel precedente, ho deciso di elencare dieci serie distopiche, o con elementi distopici, che sono state pubblicate anche in Italia (dal prossimo probabilmente mi occuperò di serie unicamente disponibili in inglese). Non tutte sono state pubblicate per intero, anzi molto spesso troverete solo il primo volume in italiano e le indicazioni per i volumi in inglese.

Le regole sono sempre le stesse: ho inserito le cover dei libri (e a volte anche delle short stories) e i titoli originali, accanto però trovate quelli in italiano seguiti da un asterisco (e con il link per leggere la trama). Le sbarre (//) indicano la mancanza di informazioni riguardo la versione italiana, in alcuni casi trovate un “prossimamente”, così come ho letto su internet. Il punto di domanda indica un vuoto di informazioni per quanto riguarda la serie inglese.

Spero vi piaccia e buona lettura!

And this is the second masterpost about dystopian series! For those unfamiliar with my “experiment,” here the link to the firtst masterpost. In summary, as in the previous post, I decided to list ten dystopian series, or with dystopian elements, which have been published in Italy (probably the next series I will cover will be only available in English). Not all have been published completely, in fact very often you will find only the first volume in Italian and directions to the other volumes in English.

Rules are always the same: I have included the covers of books (and sometimes even of short stories) and the original titles, but beside those you can find the Italian ones followed by an asterisk (and the link to read the italian synopsis). The bars (//) indicate the lack of information about the Italian version, in some cases you will find a “coming soon”, as I read on the internet. The question mark indicates a vacuum of information regarding the English series.

I hope you enjoy and happy reading!

The Hybrid Chronicles by Kat Zhang

Ho iniziato a leggere questa serie grazie al magnifico RA di Anncleire. In realtà l’autrice stessa sfugge ad una definizione precisa di questo libro, ma ha sicuramente un tocco di distopia dentro di sé. Trovate la mia recensione qui.

I started reading this series thanks to the magnificent RA of Anncleire. In fact the author herself eludes a precise definition of this book, but it definitely has a touch of dystopia within. You can find my review here.

Synopsis:

I should not exist. But I do.

Eva and Addie started out the same way as everyone else—two souls woven together in one body, taking turns controlling their movements as they learned how to walk, how to sing, how to dance. But as they grew, so did the worried whispers. Why aren’t they settling? Why isn’t one of them fading? The doctors ran tests, the neighbors shied away, and their parents begged for more time. Finally Addie was pronounced healthy and Eva was declared gone. Except, she wasn’t …

For the past three years, Eva has clung to the remnants of her life. Only Addie knows she’s still there, trapped inside their body. Then one day, they discover there may be a way for Eva to move again. The risks are unimaginable-hybrids are considered a threat to society, so if they are caught, Addie and Eva will be locked away with the others. And yet … for a chance to smile, to twirl, to speak, Eva will do anything.

Books:

What’s Left of Me (#1) – Hybrid. Quel che resta di me*

Once We Were (#2) – Prossimamente*

Echoes of Us (#3 – Expected publication: Sept. 16th 2014) – //

Taken by Erin Bowman

Non ho ancora letto questa serie, ma ho avuto il piacere di parlare con l’autrice tramite Twitter (è simpaticissima e mi ha fatto i complimenti perché leggo in inglese).

I have not read this series, but I’ve had the pleasure of speaking with the author through Twitter (she is very nice and complimented with me because I read in English).
Synopsis:


There are no men in Claysoot. There are boys—but every one of them vanishes at midnight on his eighteenth birthday. The ground shakes, the wind howls, a blinding light descends…and he’s gone.

They call it the Heist.

Gray Weathersby’s eighteenth birthday is mere months away, and he’s prepared to meet his fate–until he finds a strange note from his mother and starts to question everything he’s been raised to accept: the Council leaders and their obvious secrets. The Heist itself. And what lies beyond the Wall that surrounds Claysoot–a structure that no one can cross and survive.

Climbing the Wall is suicide, but what comes after the Heist could be worse. Should he sit back and wait to be taken–or risk everything on the hope of the other side?

Books:

Stolen (#0.5), prequel novella – //

Taken (#1) Taken*

Frozen (#2) – Prossimamente?*

Forged (#3 – Expected publication: April 14th 2015) – //

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Il primo adattamento cinematografico di questa serie è in arrivo questo settembre in America.

The first film adaptation of this series is coming to America this September.
Synopsis:

“If you ain’t scared, you ain’t human.”

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He’s surrounded by strangers–boys whose memories are also gone.

Outside the towering stone walls that surround the Glade is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It’s the only way out–and no one’s ever made it through alive.

Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying.

Books:

The Kill Order (#0.5), prequel novel – //

The Maze Runner (#1)Il labirinto*

The Scorch Trials (#2) – //

Thomas’s First Memory of The Flare (#2.5), short story – //

The Death Cure (#3) – //

The Maze Runner Files – a 50+ page collection of classified records and concealed information from the world of the Maze Runner series – //

The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda

Viene presentato come un Hunger Games con vampiri e si tratta di una delle poche serie complete distopiche tradotte qui in Italia.

It is presented as a Hunger Games with vampires and this is one of the few complete dystopian series translated here in Italy.
Synopsis:

Don’t Sweat. Don’t Laugh. Don’t draw attention to yourself. And most of all, whatever you do, do not fall in love with one of them.

Gene is different from everyone else around him. He can’t run with lightning speed, sunlight doesn’t hurt him and he doesn’t have an unquenchable lust for blood. Gene is a human, and he knows the rules. Keep the truth a secret. It’s the only way to stay alive in a world of night–a world where humans are considered a delicacy and hunted for their blood.

When he’s chosen for a once in a lifetime opportunity to hunt the last remaining humans, Gene’s carefully constructed life begins to crumble around him. He’s thrust into the path of a girl who makes him feel things he never thought possible–and into a ruthless pack of hunters whose suspicions about his true nature are growing. Now that Gene has finally found something worth fighting for, his need to survive is stronger than ever–but is it worth the cost of his humanity?

Books:

The Lightning Storm (#0.1), A prequel scene before the events in The Hunt, where Gene is almost discovered as a heper during a lightning storm – //

The Hunt (#1)The Hunt*

The Prey (#2)The Prey*

The Trap (#3)The Trap*

The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

Synopsis:

In Mary’s world there are simple truths. The Sisterhood always knows best. The Guardians will protect and serve. The Unconsecrated will never relent. And you must always mind the fence that surrounds the village; the fence that protects the village from the Forest of Hands and Teeth. But, slowly, Mary’s truths are failing her. She’s learning things she never wanted to know about the Sisterhood and its secrets, and the Guardians and their power, and about the Unconsecrated and their relentlessness. When the fence is breached and her world is thrown into chaos, she must choose between her village and her future—between the one she loves and the one who loves her. And she must face the truth about the Forest of Hands and Teeth. Could there be life outside a world surrounded in so much death?

Books:

What Once We Feared (#0.1) short story – //

Flotsam e Jetsam (#0.2) short story – //

Scenic Route (#0.3) short story – //

The Dead and Empty World (#0.4) short story – //

Hare Moon (#0.5) short story – //

The Forest of Hands and Teeth (#1)La foresta degli amori perduti*

The Dead-Tossed Waves (#2) – //

The Dark and Hollow Places (#3) – //

Pure by Julianna Baggott

Synopsis:

We know you are here, our brothers and sisters …

Pressia barely remembers the Detonations or much about life during the Before. In her sleeping cabinet behind the rubble of an old barbershop where she lives with her grandfather, she thinks about what is lost-how the world went from amusement parks, movie theaters, birthday parties, fathers and mothers … to ash and dust, scars, permanent burns, and fused, damaged bodies. And now, at an age when everyone is required to turn themselves over to the militia to either be trained as a soldier or, if they are too damaged and weak, to be used as live targets, Pressia can no longer pretend to be small. Pressia is on the run.

Burn a Pure and Breathe the Ash …

There are those who escaped the apocalypse unmarked. Pures. They are tucked safely inside the Dome that protects their healthy, superior bodies. Yet Partridge, whose father is one of the most influential men in the Dome, feels isolated and lonely. Different. He thinks about loss-maybe just because his family is broken; his father is emotionally distant; his brother killed himself; and his mother never made it inside their shelter. Or maybe it’s his claustrophobia: his feeling that this Dome has become a swaddling of intensely rigid order. So when a slipped phrase suggests his mother might still be alive, Partridge risks his life to leave the Dome to find her.

When Pressia meets Partridge, their worlds shatter all over again.

Books:

Pure (#1) Memento. I sopravvissuti*

Fuse (#2) – //

Burn (#3) – //

Starters by Lissa Price

Synopsis:

You can’t get them out of your head…

Callie lost her parents when the Spore Wars wiped out everyone between the ages of twenty and sixty. She and her little brother, Tyler, go on the run, living as squatters with their friend Michael and fighting off renegades who would kill them for a cookie.
Callie’s only hope is Prime Destinations, a disturbing place in Beverly Hills run by a mysterious figure known as the Old Man. He hires teens to rent their bodies to Enders—seniors who want to be young again. Callie, desperate for the money that will keep her, Tyler, and Michael alive, agrees to be a donor. But the neurochip they place in Callie’s head malfunctions and she wakes up in the life of her renter.
Callie soon discovers that her renter intends to do more than party—and that Prime Destinations’ plans are more evil than she could ever have imagined…

Books:

Portrait of a Starter: An Unhidden Story (#0.5), short story – Breve storia di uno starter*

Starters (#1)Starters*

Portrait of a Marshal: The 2nd Unhidden Story (#1.25), short story – Breve storia di un ender*

Portrait of a Spore: The 3rd Unhidden Story (#1.5), short story – Breve storia della fine del mondo*

Portrait of a Donor (#1.75), short story – //

Enders(#2)Enders*

? (#3) – //

Incarceron by Catherine Fisher

Synopsis:


Incarceron – a futuristic prison, sealed from view, where the descendants of the original prisoners live in a dark world torn by rivalry and savagery. It is a terrifying mix of high technology – a living building which pervades the novel as an ever-watchful, ever-vengeful character, and a typical medieval torture chamber – chains, great halls, dungeons. A young prisoner, Finn, has haunting visions of an earlier life, and cannot believe he was born here and has always been here. In the outer world, Claudia, daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, is trapped in her own form of prison – a futuristic world constructed beautifully to look like a past era, an imminent marriage she dreads. She knows nothing of Incarceron, except that it exists. But there comes a moment when Finn, inside Incarceron, and Claudia, outside, simultaneously find a device – a crystal key, through which they can talk to each other. And so the plan for Finn’s escape is born …

Books:

Incarceron (#1)Incarceron: La Prigione Vivente*

Sapphique (#2) – //

Tankborn by Karen Sandler

Synopsis:

Best friends Kayla and Mishalla know they will be separated for their Assignments. They are GENs, Genetically Engineered Non-humans, and in their strict caste system, GENs are at the bottom rung of society. GENs are gestated in a tank and sent to work as slaves as soon as they reach age fifteen.

When Kayla is Assigned to care for Zul Manel, the patriarch of a trueborn family, she finds secrets and surprises; not least of which is her unexpected friendship with Zul’s great-grandson. Meanwhile, the children that Mishalla is Assigned to care for are being stolen in the middle of the night.

After weeks of toiling in their Assignments, mystifying circumstances enable Kayla and Mishalla to reunite. Together they hatch a plan to save the disappearing children. Yet can GENs really trust humans? Both girls must put their lives and hearts at risk to crack open a sinister conspiracy, revealing secrets no one is ready to face

Books:

Tankborn(#1) Kayla 6982*

Sacrifice (#1.5), short story, you can find it here. – //

Awakening (#2) – //

Rebellion (#3) – //

The Declaration by Gemma Malley

Synopsis:

In the year 2140, it is illegal to be young. Children are all but extinct. The world is a better place. Longevity drugs are a fountain of youth. Sign the Declaration, agree not to have children and you too can live forever. Refuse, and you will live as an outcast. For the children born outside the law, it only gets worse – Surplus status. Not everyone thinks Longevity is a good thing, but you better be clear what side you’re on… . Surplus Anna is about to find out what happens when you can’t decide if you should cheat the law or cheat death

Books:

The Declaration (#1)La Dichiarazione*

The Resistance (#2) – //

The Legacy (#3) – //

Aspetto i vostri commenti e suggerimenti. Ovviamente se trovate errori, segnalateli pure!

I’m waiting for your comments and suggestions. Obviously if you find any errors, please report as well!

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