Staff Suggestions: Dystopian Novels
Did you love The Hunger Games trilogy and the Divergent Trilogy and are looking for another similar series? Give these a try!
by Pierce Brown
Set on Mars, the human race has been divided into castes. The Reds are slaves living underground and mining on Mars with the false belief they must to make it livable for future generations. Darrow, a young miner, infiltrates the decadent ruling caste, the Golds, by pretending to be one of them, in the hopes of achieving vengeance and overthrowing their powerful and cruel rulers.
by Orson Scott Card
In this classic sci-fi novel, the main character ‘Ender’ Wiggin is only six years old when he is sent away from his family to a child-solider training school in space. At school while the children play in the Battle Room, the government is trying to determine whether Ender’s military genius and brilliant skills at war games make him the general they need to save Earth from an alien enemy.
by Hugh Howey
In this post-apocalyptic world, the human race lives in a giant underground silo, believing that the outside air is toxic and results in death. After Sheriff Holston deliberately asks to go outside to meet his fate, his unlikely replacement, a mechanic named Juliette, will uncover the truth of their world and its regulations.
The Red Queen
by Victoria Aveyard
In this YA novel, the Silvers are a special class of society that have superpowers and cruelly rule over the Reds, who are commoners. Mare Barrow grows up as powerless Red until she starts working at the Silver palace. She discovers a superpower of her own and finds herself caught between two Silver princes, her feelings for both, and a war between the two classes. You will be ready to pick up the next book when this one ends!
- Sarah Scheinman, South Branch Library