If You Liked Hunger Games, Try...
If you like The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins (The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay), then try one of these books below. They're all survival or dystopia stories, like the Hunger Games.
Feed by M.T. Anderson*
In a future where most people have computer implants in their heads to control their environment, a boy meets an unusual girl who is in serious trouble.
Ship Breaker by P. Bacigalupi*
In a futuristic world, teenaged Nailer scavenges copper wiring from grounded oil tankers for a living, but when he finds a beached clipper shipwith a girl in the wreckage, he has to decide if he should strip the shipfor its wealth or rescue the girl.
Ashes by I. Bick
Alex, a resourceful seventeen-year-old running from her incurable brain tumor, Tom, who has left the war in Afghanistan, and Ellie, an angry eight-year-old, join forces after an electromagnetic pulse sweeps through the sky and kills most of the world's population, turning some of those who remain into zombies and giving the others superhuman senses.
Graceling by K. Cashore*
In a world where some people are born with extreme and often-feared skills called Graces, Katsa struggles for redemption from her own horrifying Grace, the Grace of killing, and teams up with another young fighter to save their land from a corrupt king.
Matched by A. Condie*
All her life, Cassia has never had a choice. The Society dictates everything: when and how to play, where to work, where to live, what to eat and wear, when to die, and most importantly to Cassia as she turns 17, whom to marry. When she is Matchedwith her best friend Xander, things couldn't be more perfect. But why did her neighbor Ky's face show up on her match disk as well?
The Maze Runner by J. Dashner*
Sixteen-year-old Thomas wakes up with no memory in themiddle of a mazeand realizes he must work with thecommunity in which he finds himself if he is to escape.
Wither by L. Destefano**
After modern science turns every human into a genetic time bomb with men dying at age twenty-five and women dying at age twenty, girls are kidnapped and married off in order to repopulate the world.
The Pledge by K. Derting
In a dystopian kingdom where the classes are separated by thelanguages they speak, Charlaina "Charlie" Hart has a secret gift that is revealed when she meets a mysterious young man named Max.
Little Brother by C. Doctorow*
After being interrogated for days by the Department of Homeland Security in the aftermath of a major terrorist attack on San Francisco, California, seventeen-year-old Marcus, released into what is now a police state, decides to use his expertise in computer hacking to set things right.
House of the Scorpion by N. Farmer**
In a future where humans despise clones, Matt enjoys special status as theyoung clone ofEl Patrón, the142-year-old leader ofa corrupt drug empire nestled between Mexico and theUnited States.
Incarceron by C. Fisher*, **
To free herself from an upcoming arranged marriage, Claudia, the daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, a futuristic prison with a mind of its own, decides to help a young prisoner escape.
Salt by M. Gee
Hari, one of the enslaved people from Blood Burrow, and Pearl, a member of the ruling families known as Company, forge an unusual alliance and become reluctant traveling companions, as they undertake a desperate pilgrimage to save the world from a terror beyond their greatest imaginings.
Lord of the Flies by W. Golding*, **
Schoolboys marooned on a tropical island revert to primitive savagery.
Gone by M. Grant*
In a small town on the coast of California, everyone over the age of fourteen suddenly disappears, setting up a battle between the remaining town residents and the students from a local private school, as well as those who have "The Power" and are able to perform supernatural feats and those who do not.
Dark Parties by S. Grant
Sixteen-year-old Neva, born and raised under the electrified Protectosphere that was built when civilization collapsed in violent warfare, puts her friends, family, and life at risk when she tries to find out if their world is built on a complex series of lies and deceptions.
Girl in the Arena by L. Haines
In Massachusetts, eighteen-year-old Lyn, who has grown up in thepublic eye as thedaughter of seven gladiators, wants nothing less than to follow her mother's path, but her only way of avoiding marriage to thewarrior who killed her last stepfather may be to face him in the arena.
Rash by P. Hautman
In a future society that has decided it would "rather be safe than free," sixteen-year-old Bo's anger control problems land him in a tundra jail where he survives with the help of his running skills and an artificial intelligence program named Bork.
Nomansland by L. Hauge
Living under a strict code of conduct in an all-female community 500 years after the earth's destruction, a sensitive teenaged girl raised to be a hunter discovers forbidden relics from the Time Before.
The Eleventh Plague by J. Hirsch
Twenty years after thestart of thewar that caused theCollapse, fifteen-year-old Stephen, his father, and grandfather travel post-Collapse America scavenging, but when his grandfather dies and his father decides to risk everything to save the lives of two strangers, Stephen's life is turned upside down.
Legend by M. Lu
In a dark future, when North America has split into two warring nations, fifteen-year-olds Day, a famous criminal, and prodigy June, the brilliant soldier hired to capture him, discover that they have a common enemy.
The Declaration by G. Malley
In 2140 England, where drugs enable people to live forever and children are illegal, teenaged Anna, an obedient "Surplus" training to become a house servant, discovers that her birth parents are trying to find her.
The Unidentified by R. Mariz
In a futuristic alternative school set in a shopping mall where video game-playing students are observed and used by corporate sponsors for market research, Katey "Kid" Dade struggles to figure out where she fits in and whether she even wants to.
Bumped by M. McCafferty
In 2036 New Jersey, when teens are expected to become fanatically religious wives and mothers or high-priced Surrogettes for couples made infertile by a widespread virus, sixteen-year-old identical twins Melody and Harmony find in one another the courage to believe they have choices.
Ashfall by M. Mullin
After the eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano destroys his city and its surroundings, fifteen-year-old Alex must journey from Cedar Falls, Iowa, to Illinois to find his parents and sister, trying to survive in a transformed landscape and a new society in which all the old rules of living have vanished.
Birthmarked by C. O'Brien
In a future world baked dry by the sun and divided into those who live inside the wall and those who live outside it, sixteen-year-old midwife Gaia Stone is forced into a difficult choice when her parents are arrested and taken into the city.
Delirium by L. Oliver*
Lena looks forward to receiving the government-mandated cure that prevents the delirium of love and leads to a safe, predictable, and happy life, until ninety-five days before her eighteenth birthday and her treatment, she falls in love.
Life As We Knew It by S. Pfeffer*, **
Through journal entries sixteen-year-old Miranda describes her family's struggle to survive after a meteor hits the moon, causing worldwide tsunamis, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions.
Nation by T. Pratchett*, **
After a devastating tsunami destroys all that they have ever known, Mau, an island boy, and Daphne, an aristocratic English girl, together with a small band of refugees, set about rebuilding their community and all the things that are important in their lives.
Mortal Engines by P. Reeve
In the distant future, when cities move about and consume smaller towns, a fifteen-year-old apprentice is pushed out of London by the man he most admires and must seek answers in the perilous Out-Country, aided by one girl and the memory of another.
Across the Universe by B. Revis*
Teenaged Amy, a cryogenically frozen passenger on thespaceship Godspeed, wakes up to discover that someone may have tried to murder her.
Divergent by V. Roth*
In a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomoly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.
Forest of Hands & Teeth by C. Ryan*
Through twists and turns of fate, orphaned Mary seeks knowledge oflife, love, and especially what lies beyond her walled village and the surrounding forest, where dwell the Unconsecrated, aggressive flesh-eating people who were once dead.
Lockdown by A. Smith*
When fourteen-year-old Alex is framed for murder, he becomes an inmate in the Furnace Penitentiary, where brutal inmates and sadistic guards reign, boys who disappear in the middle of the night sometimes return weirdly altered, and escape might just be possible.
Unwind by N. Shusterman*
In a future world where those between the ages of thirteen and eighteen can have their lives "unwound" and their body parts harvested for use by others, three teens go to extreme lengths to uphold their beliefs--and, perhaps, save their own lives.
Uglies by S. Westerfeld
Just before their sixteenth birthdays, when they will be transformed into beauties whose only job is to have a great time, Tally's best friend runs away and Tally must find her and turn her in, or never become pretty at all.
Blood Red Road by M. Young*, **
In a distant future, eighteen-year-old Lugh is kidnapped, and while his twin sister Saba and nine-year-old Emmi are trailing him across bleak Sandsea they are captured too, and taken to brutal Hopetown, where Saba is forced to be a cage fighter until new friends help plan an escape.
*Available as an e-book or as audio.
**Available as an audiobook.