Joel Ohman is the author of the #1 bestselling Meritropolis trilogy. Click here to browse all books available on Amazon or scroll down to browse individual titles and read reviews.

Other Bodies (buy on Amazon)

For fans of The Hunger Games, The Maze Runner, and Divergent comes a YA dystopian/light romance with a strong female protagonist who is forced to question everything…

In a world where immersive VR suits distort what is real from what is not, and the AI Personhood Act blurs the lines between body and bot, the choices sixteen-year-old Hattie Martins faces are very personal.


MeritropolisBook #1 – Meritropolis (buy on Amazon)

In Meritropolis everyone is assigned a numerical Score that decides their worth to society and whether they live or die. After a young boy is killed because of a low Score, his brother plots to take down the System.




Book #2 – Meritorium (buy on Amazon)Meritorium

Charley has escaped from Meritropolis…but in his quest to take down the System that has taken his brother from him, he must go through Meritorium, a city where gladiatorial games of life or death combat are waged between High Scores and Low Scores, man and beast.




Book #3 – Meritopia (buy on Amazon)Meritopia

In this thrilling conclusion to the bestselling Meritropolis trilogy, Charley and company chase the Czar to Meritopia, a utopian city set among celestial heights in the mountains. Just to get near the city, Charley will have to brave terrifying new animal combos roaming wild among the stark wilderness, and if he succeeds in summiting the peak, there’s no assurances that he will even be able to gain access.


Editorial Reviews

“The novel is a clear attempt to join the wave of dystopia currently dominating the YA best-seller lists, and Ohman’s writing is a cut above.” – Kirkus Reviews

“The Hunger Games meets The Village with a young Jack Reacher as a protagonist.” – Donny Meader

“A fast-paced read… Charley’s motivation is brutal and heartbreaking, but the things he discovers as he works to undo the system from the inside are downright terrifying. The animal hybrids, and what they’re capable of, are the stuff of nightmares.” – Mom Read It

“Meritropolis is a a thrilling romp through a dystopian city governed by the greater good… a thrill-a-minute ride through an engaging science fiction world that touches on society, morality, and humanity. Meritropolis is a stellar dystopian adventure.” – IndieReader (4.5 starred review)

“Well-written and fast-paced, the characters are well developed and multi-faceted. My only real complaint about the book was that it ended too soon!” – Reader’s Favorite (5-starred review)

“Well-written and entertaining… a solid Young Adult dystopian novel.” – San Francisco Book Review (4-starred review)

“Ohman’s dystopian vision is well-paced, imaginative, and suspenseful to the very end.” – Clarion Reviews (4-starred review)

“Meritropolis is a superior read with a powerful protagonist that brings readers along for a ride which will prove wild at times, always involving, and filled with depth and ethical insights. An absolute standout from the masses of post-apocalyptic survival works permeating today’s market.” – Midwest Book Review

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