44 young adult dystopian novels for teenagers

Many young adults are drawn to dystopian novels because they give a glimpse of a world that may be possible in the future.

While their content may be of concern to some readers, dystopian novels for young adults can also provide a kind of therapeutic benefit এক a kind of practice জন্য for imagining and navigating an uncertain world. They also often focus on a young person as a central character (compared to adults) কa teenager, for example, capable of resolving important challenges and overcoming obstacles in order to persevere in dramatically disastrous situations.

Below is a collection of some of the most popular young adult dystopian novels available today

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44 thrilling dystopian novels for teen readers

An ember in the Ashes

An ember in the ashes (1 in 4 books: Ashes in Ashes series) Saba Tahir

Battle Royale

Battle Royale: The Novel By Kushun Takami


Blindness (Book 1 of 2: Blindness Series) by Jose Saramago

The blue screen

The blue screen (Book 1 of 3: Mirador Series) by Dan Wells

Brave new girl

Brave new girl (Book 1 of 2: Brave New Girl Series) by Rachel Vincent

Cinderella is dead

Cinderella is dead By Kalynn Bayron


Delirium (1 of 3 books: delirium series) by Lauren Oliver


Diversified (Book 1 of 3: Divergent Series) by Veronica Roth

Diversified energy

Diversified energy Paolo Basigalupi, Ursula K. By Le Guin and Malinda Lo


Dry By Neil Schustermann and Jared Schustermann


Enclave (1 of 4 books: Razerland Series) by Ann Aguirre


Defective (Book 1 of 2: Defective Series) by Cecelia Ahern


Internal Written by Samira Ahmed

Goddess in the machine

Goddess in the machine By Laura Beth Johnson


Legend (Book 1 of 4: Legendary Series) by Marie Lou


Matched (1 of 3 books: Matching Series) Ally Condier

Labyrinth Runner

Labyrinth Runner (1 in 5 books: The Maze Runner Series) James Dashner

Never let me go

Never let me go By Kazuo Ishiguro

Noughts and crosses

Noughts and crosses By Mallory Blackman

Orex and Crack

Orex and Crack (Book 1 of 3: MaddAddam Trilogy) by Margaret Atwood

Example of weaving

Example of weaving (Book 1 of 2: Parable Series) by Octavia Butler

Ready Player One

Ready Player One (Book 1 of 2: Ready Player One Series) by Ernest Klein

The red queen

The red queen (1 of 4 books: Red Queen series) by Victoria Aviard


Sanctuary By Paula Mendoza and Abby Sher


Thorns (Book 1 of 3: Arc of a Skyth Series) by Neil Schusterman

Destroy me

Destroy me (Book 1 of 6: Shutter Me Series) by Tahereh Mafi


Skyward (Book 1 of 3: The Skyward Series) by Brandon Sanderson

The Darkest Minds

The Darkest Minds Alexandra Bracken (1 in 4 books: The Darkest Minds Series)


Provider (Book 1 of 4: The Giver Quartet) by Lois Lori

The Grace Year

The Grace Year By Kim Liget

Hunger Games

Hunger Games (Book 1 of 4: The Hunger Games Series) by Susan Collins


Activities (1 in 6 books: The Program Series) by Suzanne Young


Resistors By Gish Jane

Sandcastle Empire By Kayla Olson


Testing (1 in 3 books: The Testing Trilogy) by Joel Charbonniu

Cass Morgan

100 (1 in 4 books: 100 series) Cass Morgan

5th wave

5th wave (Book 1 of 3: 5th Wave Series) by Rick Yankee

Towards Paradise

Towards Paradise Only by Yanagihar


Ugly (1 in 4 books: The Aegis Series) by Scott Westerfeld

Under Never Sky

Under Never Sky (Book 1 of 3: Under the Never Sky Series) by Veronica Rossi


Unwind (Book 1 of 4: The Unwind Distology) by Neil Schusterman

Would like

Would like (Book 1 of 2: want series) by Cindy Fifteen

Way Down Dark

Way Down Dark (Book 1 of 3: The Australia Trilogy) James P. By Smith

We set the darkness on fire

We set the darkness on fire (Book 1 of 2: We Set the Dark on Fire Series) by K. Meiza of Tehlor

Life as we knew it (1 of 4 books) trilogy) by Susan Beth Pfeiffer