Happy Friday bibliophiles! Kibby started this tag at Something of the Book. It’s a fun way to celebrate the books you love on one of the best days of the week!
Some of my very favorite books focus on rebellion, so I am SUPER excited to share this list. I honestly didn’t even realize how many of my faves have rebellious elements until forming this list but wow do I love a coup!
1. The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon.
If you have known me for a while, this should come as no surprise. My insta profile pic is The Bone Season and I spent something like 6 months promoting The Priory of the Orange Tree with a Bone Season Series readalong. I’m a little obsessed with anything Samantha Shannon writes, but I especially love her wacky world full of clairvoyant drama-beans. When your government tells you you were born wrong, yeah you revolt.
2. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Did I just talk about this series? Yes, yes I did. However, the revolution in this series is awesome. It’s led by a bunch of highly skilled teens fueled by sarcasm and angst and I LOVE IT.
3. Give the Dark my Love by Beth Revis
Another book I can’t seem to stop including on my faves lists. Nedra takes rebellion to a new level in this story, though her rebellious nature comes through this first book slowly. I’m excited to see how that side of her develops in the sequel, Bid my Soul Farewell.
4. The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang
This series is full of war, government coups, more war, more coups, and yeah more war. Time passes so rapidly in the books that several different groups have a chance to mount an insurrection throughout 2 books. It’s brutal, and unapologetic, and I can’t get enough.
5. Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
This book certainly represents a different kind of revolt. It comes about through necessity almost, and through the gradual acquisition of the truth. People are almost forced to see that they are misguided in their world view and face an inner struggle to accept the new status quo.
6. Wicked Saints by Emily Duncan
I couldn’t get to the end of this list without mentioning Wicked Saints. Here again, the acquisition of new truths fuels the revolution. I can’t wait to see how things progress in Ruthless Gods. Things can only get worse from here!
Those are all the books that really jump out at me! Of course I could include the go to title, The Hunger Games, which I do love, but these are more recent faves. Let me know if there are any similar rebellion stories I should add to my TBR!