Top 10 YA Dystopian Novels

The stories about dystopias are usually very exciting for young adult readers. The very idea of a new futuristic world easily attracts the attention of any reader who is interested in imaginative stories. So, here comes the list of the most interesting top 10 dystopian novels for young adult readers.  

The Dark Intercept by Julia Keller

4 stars, 13 reviews

Best YA Dystopian Novel The Dark Intercept

Julia Keller wrote a story about the New Earth founder’s daughter who questions the efficacy and morality of using the crime prevention device which kept her safe. In this YA dystopian Novel, The Intercept, a chip implant that forces criminals to relive their worst memories is a device which can create a specific reality where the government can control people and their emotions.

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Metaltown by Kristen Simmons

4.5 stars, 29 reviews

YA Dystopian Novel

Metaltown is a story about an industrial city which is known for its extreme work conditions which can also be described as brutal. The protagonists of this story are the young factory workers Ty, Colin and Lena who is the daughter of the factory owner. This novel includes everything that one dystopian novel fan would like to read, from social commentaries to a strong feeling of hope at the end of the book.

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Partials by Dan Wells

4.5 stars, 697 reviews

Best Young Adult Dystopian Novel

Den Wells has written a novel about genetically engineered humanoids called Partials which successfully wiped out almost the entire human civilization by using a dangerous virus. The Senate has a goal to increase human population and creates the Hope Act, which is meant to force all women over the age of 18 to be pregnant or try to conceive.  At the same time, Kira Walker wants to find a cure for virus.

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The Host by Stephenie Meyer

4.5 stars, 6113 reviews

Young Adult Dystopian Novel the Host

Some readers may find this book long and complicated, but it gets easier to read once you understand the general idea from the very beginning of the book. Not only that it gets easier to read the book after that, but also it becomes more mind-engaging as the book is very thought-provoking. The book describes a futuristic situation where alien souls have inhabited all the human bodies and the struggle of the protagonist – Melanie Stryder to retake the control over her body.

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Replica by Jenna Black

4 stars, 30 reviews

YA dystopian book Replica

Replica is a YA dystopian novel about Nadia Lake who has an arranged marriage with a heir to the powerful company which was the first to successfully accomplish human replication. At one moment, Nadia Lake’s husband gets killed and it’s up to Nadia and her husband’s replicant form to find the killer.

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Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

4.5 stars, 1044 reviews

YA dystopian book under the never sky

Under the Never Sky is a great dystopian novel about a woman named Aria who lives in a large dome that serves as a protection from the wastelands outside. Although Aria never thought about leaving the dome, her mother goes missing and Aria decides to explore the unknown regions of wastelands. While in wastelands, Aria meets Perry who is a “savage” and the unexpected alliance forms.

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Enclave by Ann Aguirre

4.5 stars, 800 reviews

Young Adult dystopian book Enclave

In this novel by Ann Aguirre, you will see the story about New York City with its population decimated and survivors living in underground enclaves. The story follows a girl called Deuce who is forced to go outside the enclave and who discovers that something very bad has happened to the neighbor enclave. No one listens to Deuce, despite the fact that she warns the people about the real problem.

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The Rains by Gregg Hurwitz

4 stars, 50 reviews

Best Young Adult Dystopian Book the Rains

The Rains is the book about a boy named Patrick who is almost eighteen and who is under a big risk to become a zombie-like being because of an alien parasite. Accompanied by his brother, Chance, Patrick fights against the time to find a cure for himself. Two brothers find themselves in an even harder situation where they need to also repel the adult attackers who want to take their lives.

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The Giver by Lois Lowry

4.5 stars, 7600 reviews

Best YA Dystopian book the Giver

Perhaps one of the best known YA dystopian novels is The Giver. Lois Lowry has written a story about a future society that is void of any pain. The story follows a boy named Jonas who receives his first adult assignment. Everyone in the society has a specific role and Jonas is the “receiver” which means that he needs to hold the community’s bad memories. Eventually, Jonas decides to escape and restore everyone’s memories.

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The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons

4 stars, 110 reviews

YA Dystopian Ebook

The Glass Arrow is the book about the future where all women are enslaved and sold to men as their property. This dystopian story for young adults follows a girl named Aya who’s in hiding and who lived her whole life behind the protective shield of the mountains until she was found.

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