60 YA Dystopian Novels: Books for Teens to Devour

60 YA Dystopian Novels: Books for Teens to Devour

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Young Adult (YA/Teen) dystopian novels are perfect reads for people who love all things dystopia! The best YA dystopian books are all on our ultimate list. This list of new and best teen dystopian books and series has something for everyone. Find your next favourite series or world to immerse yourself in from our exciting YA dystopian novels list. We recommend them all!

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Last Update: November 13, 2023

YA Dystopian Novels

  1. Legend by Marie Lu

legend marie lu

2. Internement by Samira Ahmed

Internment Book

3. The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

Book cover for The Darkest Minds Movie-Tie-In

4. The Sandcastle Empire by Kayla Olson

The Sandcastle Empire

5. The Jewel (The Lone City Trilogy) by Amy Ewing

Book cover for The Jewel by Amy Ewing

6. Last Star Burning by Caitlin Sangster

Last Star Burning

7. Delirium by Lauren Oliver

delirium lauren oliver

8. An Inheritance of Ashes by Leah Bobet

Book cover for An Inheritance of Ashes by Leah Bobet.

9. Dreamstrider by Lindsay Smith

dreamstrider Lindsay Smith

10. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Shatter Me tahereh mafi

11. The Selection by Kiera Cass

the selection movie

12. Maze Runner by James Dashner

Book cover for The Maze Runner by James Dashner

13. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Book cover for The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

14. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

the hunger games suzanne collins

15. Divergent by Veronica Roth

Divergent by Veronica Roth

16. The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow

The Scorpion Rules

17. The Giver by Lois Lowry

Book cover for The Giver by Lois Lowry.

18. We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia

We Set the Dark on Fire

19. There Once Were Stars by Melanie McFarlane

Book cover fro There Once Were Stars by Melanie McFarlane

20. 1984 by George Orwell

1984 george orwell

21. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

uglies scott westerfeld

22. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Ready Player One Ernest Cline

23. Article 5 by Kristen Simmons

article 5 kristen simmons

24. The 100 by Kass Morgan

the 100 kass morgan

25. Feed by M.T. Anderson

feed mt anderson

26. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

the knife of never letting go patrick ness

27. City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

city of ember jeanne duprau

28. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

red queen victoria aveyard

29. Unwind by Neal Suhusterman

unwind neal shusterman

30. The Grace Year by Kim Liggett

the grace year kim liggett

31. Wither by Lauren DeStefano

wither lauren destefano

32. Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

under the never sky by veronica rossi

33. Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Book cover for Cinder by Marissa Meyer.

34. Across the Universe by Beth Revis

across the universe beth revis

35. Battle Royale by Koushun Takami

battle royale

36. The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagwa

the immortal rules julie kagwa

37. Birthmarked by Caragh M. O’Brien

birthmarked caragh m. o'brien

38. The Moon Dwellers by David Estes

the moon dwellers david estes

39. Enclave by Ann Aguirre

enclave ann aguirre

40. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

ender's game orson scott card

41. Scythe by Neal Shusterman

scythe neal shusterman

42. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

An Ember in the Ashes

43. Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful by Arwen Elis Dayton

Stronger Faster and More Beautiful

44. Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

little brother cory doctorow

45. The Final Six by Alexandra Monir

the final six alexandra monir

46. The Offering Series by Jessika Fleck

beware the night jessika fleck

47. The Light at the Bottom of the World by London Shah

The Light at the Bottom of the World

48. Consider by Kristy Acevedo

Consider Kristy Acevedo.

49. The Q by Amy Tintera

the q amy tintera

50. Red Rising by Pierce Brown

red rising pierce brown

51. Powerless by Lauren Roberts

powerless lauren roberts

52. The Host by Stephanie Meyer

the host stephanie meyer

53. Gone by Michael Grant

gone michael grant

54. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

the forest of hands and teeth carrie ryan

55. The Young Elites by Marie Lu

Book cover for The Young Elites by Marie Lu

56. The Program by Suzanne Young

the program suzanne young

57. This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

58. Eve by Anna Carey

eve anna carey

59. Renegades by Marissa Meyer

Renegades Marissa Meyer

60. More Than This by Patrick Ness

more than this patrick ness

YA Dystopian Novels

YA dystopian novels are an exciting way to experience what the future could hold. If you are interested in adding any of these books to Goodreads, I have created a YA dystopian books shelf that you might be interested in. Do you have any great YA dystopian books to recommend?

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