Dystopian

Based in the future, these books are about society gone wrong.

 

The Compound

By S.A. Bodeen

YAPB Bodeen

After spending six years with his parents and his two sisters in an underground compound built by his father to protect them from a nuclear holocaust, Eli discovers that his father has perpetrated a monstrous hoax on them all.

 

Ender’s Game

By Orson Scott Card

YAPB Card

Once again, the Earth is under attack. An alien species is poised for a final assault. The survival of humanity depends on a military genius who can defeat the aliens. But who? Ender Wiggin is brilliant, ruthless, and cunning, a tactical and strategic master, and a child. Recruited for military training by the world government, Ender’s childhood ends the moment he enters his new home: Battle School. How will Ender perform in real combat conditions? After all, Battle Schools is just a game. Isn’t it?

 

The Dead and the Gone

By Susan Beth Pfeffer

YAPB Pfeffer

After a meteor hits the moon and sets off a series of horrific climate changes, seventeen-year-old Alex Morales must take care of his sisters alone in the chaos of New York City.

 

Divergent

By Veronica Roth

YAF 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 anomaly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.

 

Feed

By M.T. Anderson

YAPF 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.

 

 

The Forest of Hands and Teeth

By Carrie Ryan

YAPB Ryan

Through twists and turns of fate, orphaned Mary seeks knowledge of life, love, and especially what lies beyond her walled village and the surrounding forest, where dwell the Unconsecrated, aggresive flesh-eating people who where once dead.

 

 

The Hunger Games

by Suzanne Collins

YAF Collins

In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through a televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss’s skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister’s place.

 

The Host

By Stephanie Meyer

FIC Meyer

The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of their human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and most of humanity has succumbed. But Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. Wanderer, the invading “soul” who has been given Melanies body, knew about the challenges of living inside a human:the overwhelming emotions, the too vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn’t expect: the former tenant of her body refusing to relinquish possession of her mind.

 

I am Number Four

By Pittacus Lore

YAPB Lore

In rural Ohio, friendships and a beautiful girl prove distracting to a fifteen-year-old who has hidden on Earth for ten years waiting to develop the Legacies, or powers, he will need to rejoin the other six surviving Garde members and fight the Mogadorians who destroyed thier planet, Lorien.

 

Incarceron

By Catherine Fisher

YAF 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.

 

The Knife of Never Letting Go

By Patrick Ness

YAF Ness

Pursued by power-hungry Prentiss and mad minister Aaron, young Todd and Viola set our across New World searching for answers about his colony’s true past and seeking a way to warn the ship bringing hopeful settlers from Old World.

 

Legend

By Marie Lu

YAPB Lu

In a dark future, when North America has split into two warring nations, fifteen-year-old Day, a famous criminal, and prodigy June, the brilliant soldier hired to capture him, discover that they have a common enemy.

 

Pure

By Julianna Baggott

FIC Baggott

In a post-apocalyptic world, Pressia, a sixteen-year-old survivor with a doll’s head fused onto her left hand meets Partridge a “Pure” dome-dweller who is searching for his mother, sure that she has survived the cataclysm.

 

Shatter Me

By Tahereh Mafi

YAPB Mafi

Ostracized or incarcerated her whole life, seventeen-year-old Juliette is freed on the condition that she use her horrific abilities in support of the Reestablishment, a postapocalyptic dictatorship, but Adam, the only person ever to show her affection, offers hope of a better future.

 

Ship Breaker

by Paolo Bacigalupi

YAF Bacigalupi

In a futuristic world, teenaged Nailer scavenges copper wiring from grounded oil tankers for a living, but when he finds a beached clipper ship with a girl in the wreckage, he has to decide if he should strip the ship for its wealth or rescue the girl.

 

The Supernaturalist

By Eoin Colfer

YA FIC Colfer

In futuristic Satellite City, fourteen-year-old Cosmo Hill escapes from his abusive orphanage and teams up with three other people who share his unusual ability to see supernatural creatures, and together they determine the nature and purpose of the swarming blue Parasites that are invisible to most humans.

 

 

Ulgies

By Scott Westerfield

YAPB Westerfield

Just before their sixteenth birthdays, when they will 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.

 

Warm Bodies

By Isaac Marion

YAPB Marion

Alienated from his fellow zombies because of his dislike of having to kill humans and his enjoyment of Sinatra music, “R” meets a living girl who sharply contrasts with his cold and dreary world and whom he resolves to protect in spite of her delicious appearance.