holydread (holydread) wrote in bookish,

Dystopias without romance

Do these even exist? I would take even played-down romanced. I would take the first book of a series that only hinted at the romance to come.

Too often lately I've been drawn in by a book's premise only to see the same formula over and over: girl doesn't question the way the world is until mysterious boy arrives. Girl falls for boy, follows him to "enlightenment".

I tend to love the world building in dystopias but am so tired of this. I will read pretty much anything marketed to adults or young adults or even children, just get me out of my tacked-on-romance-in-a-dystopia slump!
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