Best Dystopian Books for Teens
At the heart of these books for young adults are dystopian societies.
101 Angel Evolution (The Evolut...
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3.48 of 5 stars 3.48 avg rating — 620 ratings
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102 Skinned (Cold Awakening, #1)
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3.53 of 5 stars 3.53 avg rating — 9,244 ratings
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103 The Elite (The Selection, #2)
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 80,125 ratings
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104 Arena One (The Survival Tri...
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3.3 of 5 stars 3.30 avg rating — 2,368 ratings
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105 Starters (Starters, #1)
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 19,484 ratings
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106 Champion (Legend, #3)
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4.41 of 5 stars 4.41 avg rating — 34,767 ratings
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107 Through the Ever Night (Und...
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 24,848 ratings
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108 Revealing Eden (Save the Pe...
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2.01 of 5 stars 2.01 avg rating — 661 ratings
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109 The Immortal Rules (Blood o...
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 33,359 ratings
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110 Demon Evolution (The Evolut...
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 152 ratings
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111 Archangel Evolution (The Ev...
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 130 ratings
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112 This World We Live in (Last...
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 16,699 ratings
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113 Glow (Sky Chasers, #1)
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3.55 of 5 stars 3.55 avg rating — 8,759 ratings
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114 The Dark and Hollow Places ...
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 14,852 ratings
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115 The Complex (Linx, # 1)
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 150 ratings
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116 Slated (Slated, #1)
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 7,979 ratings
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117 Salt (The Salt Trilogy, #1)
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3.4 of 5 stars 3.40 avg rating — 608 ratings
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118 Dissidence (Dissidence, #1)
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 162 ratings
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119 Among the Hidden (Shadow Ch...
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 64,519 ratings
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119 The Fault in Our Stars
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4.47 of 5 stars 4.47 avg rating — 937,577 ratings
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121 Beauty Queens
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3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 26,971 ratings
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122 Fire (Graceling Realm, #2)
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 82,148 ratings
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123 Beta (Annex, #1)
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3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 4,380 ratings
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124 Hana (Delirium, #1.5)
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3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 15,778 ratings
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125 Witch & Wizard (Witch & Wiz...
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3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 34,571 ratings
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126 Wool Omnibus (Silo, #1)
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 56,208 ratings
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127 The Sisterhood of the Trave...
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 348,988 ratings
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128 The Wind Singer (Wind on Fi...
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 9,194 ratings
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129 The Death Cure (Maze Runner...
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 84,142 ratings
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130 Outpost (Razorland, #2)
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 14,543 ratings
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131 The Other Side of the Island
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3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 2,920 ratings
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131 Freakling (Psi Chronicles, #1)
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 539 ratings
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131 Belligerent
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 56 ratings
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131 Forbidden
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 64 ratings
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131 Drowned
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3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 54 ratings
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136 The Undesirable (Undesirabl...
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 130 ratings
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136 Sunset Rising (Sunset Risin...
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 376 ratings
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138 Winter's End
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3.43 of 5 stars 3.43 avg rating — 569 ratings
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139 Fast-Tracked (Fast-Track Tr...
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 274 ratings
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139 The Long Journey to Sinceri...
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4.91 of 5 stars 4.91 avg rating — 11 ratings
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141 Open Minds (Mindjack Trilog...
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 3,959 ratings
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142 The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 8,622 ratings
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143 The Hobbit & The Lord of th...
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4.58 of 5 stars 4.58 avg rating — 63,932 ratings
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144 The Angel Experiment (Maxim...
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 126,709 ratings
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145 The Earthsea Trilogy
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 10,003 ratings
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146 The One (The Selection, #3)
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 39,166 ratings
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147 Crescendo (Hush, Hush, #2)
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 150,258 ratings
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147 Silence (Hush, Hush, #3)
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4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 117,189 ratings
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147 Finale (Hush, Hush, #4)
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 57,593 ratings
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147 Before I Fall
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 124,670 ratings
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151 The Magicians' Guild (Black...
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 29,169 ratings
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152 The Eleventh Plague
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3.43 of 5 stars 3.43 avg rating — 7,528 ratings
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153 The Shore of Monsters
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 28 ratings
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153 Daynight
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3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 794 ratings
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153 Phase One: Identify (Territ...
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153 Perry Road (Revolution, #1)
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 20 ratings
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153 Angelfall (Penryn & the End...
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 56,158 ratings
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153 The Monsterjunkies: Sanctua...
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4.96 of 5 stars 4.96 avg rating — 24 ratings
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159 The Dead-Tossed Waves (The ...
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 20,876 ratings
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160 The Academie (Academie, #1)
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3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 210 ratings
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161 The Rebel Within
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 25 ratings
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161 Tankborn (Tankborn, #1)
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3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 781 ratings
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163 The Killables (The Killable...
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3.43 of 5 stars 3.43 avg rating — 1,028 ratings
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164 Rebels Divided
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4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 17 ratings
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165 Cross My Heart and Hope to ...
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 54,306 ratings
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165 Water & Storm Country (The ...
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4.46 of 5 stars 4.46 avg rating — 275 ratings
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167 The Bar Code Tattoo (Bar Co...
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3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 9,977 ratings
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168 Noughts & Crosses (Noughts ...
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4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 19,145 ratings
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169 Incarnate (Newsoul, #1)
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 12,790 ratings
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170 Thirsty
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3.2 of 5 stars 3.20 avg rating — 2,710 ratings
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170 Life Before Legend (Legend,...
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 6,199 ratings
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172 The Prince (The Selection, ...
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 20,917 ratings
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173 The Novice (Black Magician ...
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 22,011 ratings
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174 Chosen Ones (The Lost Souls...
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 1,817 ratings
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175 The High Lord (Black Magici...
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 23,071 ratings
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175 The Kill Order (Maze Runner...
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 34,943 ratings
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177 The Nexus
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3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 128 ratings
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178 All These Things I've Done ...
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 8,514 ratings
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179 Black Ice
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 387 ratings
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180 The Dead (The Enemy #2)
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4.3 of 5 stars 4.30 avg rating — 4,458 ratings
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180 Struck (Struck, #1)
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3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 5,655 ratings
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182 Dualed (Dualed, #1)
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3.46 of 5 stars 3.46 avg rating — 3,136 ratings
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183 Crewel (Crewel World, #1)
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 8,570 ratings
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184 The Other Life (The Other L...
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3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 1,806 ratings
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185 The Pearl Wars (Skyship Aca...
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3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 1,073 ratings
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186 Elemental (Elemental, #1)
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3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 998 ratings
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187 The Fire (Witch & Wizard, #3)
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 10,509 ratings
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188 Forgotten Future Anthology
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188 Logan's Run (Logan, #1)
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3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 4,699 ratings
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188 The Great Collapse (Survivo...
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 78 ratings
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188 Battle Cry of Freedom: The ...
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4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 11,922 ratings
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188 The Guardian's Playlist
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4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 17 ratings
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188 Rootless (Rootless, #1)
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3.55 of 5 stars 3.55 avg rating — 595 ratings
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188 In Between Seasons (The Fal...
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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 73 ratings
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188 Naturals (The Lost Souls, #2)
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 333 ratings
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188 inDIVISIBLE
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 45 ratings
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188 The United States of Air: a...
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3.26 of 5 stars 3.26 avg rating — 92 ratings
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188 Assimilate
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 30 ratings
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188 Shine (Shade, #3)
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 2,524 ratings
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188 Edge of the Falls
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message 1: by Veronica (new)

Veronica Where are books by Ursula K. LeGuin? The Earthsea cycle? Or Madeline L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time (and subsequent books)?


message 2: by Bunny (new)

Bunny Julie i really love a mix of romance,fantasy,greek gods, and the main character is a girl. Anyone know any??????????


message 3: by Linda (new)

Linda Veronica wrote: "Where are books by Ursula K. LeGuin? The Earthsea cycle? Or Madeline L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time (and subsequent books)?"

Add them to the list if you think they should be here!


message 4: by Bunny (new)

Bunny Julie thx i'll check them out


message 5: by Kaitlyn (new)

Kaitlyn Bunny wrote: "i really love a mix of romance,fantasy,greek gods, and the main character is a girl. Anyone know any??????????"

You might want to try The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter or Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini :)


message 6: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Why is the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants book here? I didn't read it or anything, but... I'm pretty sure it doesn't belong here!


message 7: by Andrea (new)

Andrea I don't mean to offend any Twilight fans, but why is it part of dystopian? I've read it already, and I see no indication of dystopia. Perhaps this book is more appropriate in the supernatural young adult romance list.


message 8: by Nitzan (new)

Nitzan Schwarz There are SO many books here that have nothing to do with dystopia..


message 9: by Linda (new)

Linda Nitzan wrote: "There are SO many books here that have nothing to do with dystopia.."

I agree! I don't know who is adding these books. I'm going to see if I can get rid of the "fluff."


message 10: by Linda (new)

Linda Andrea wrote: "I don't mean to offend any Twilight fans, but why is it part of dystopian? I've read it already, and I see no indication of dystopia. Perhaps this book is more appropriate in the supernatural young..."
I agree!


message 11: by Noelle (new)

Noelle Kaitlyn wrote: "Bunny wrote: "i really love a mix of romance,fantasy,greek gods, and the main character is a girl. Anyone know any??????????"

You might want to try The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter or Starcrossed ..."


I loved that book!!!


message 12: by Bethany (new)

Bethany Yeah, Twilight and The traveling pants...not dystiopian. Neither is the Graceling series or the Gallagher girls series. Who put this list together, lol?


message 13: by Linda (new)

Linda I started this list quite some time ago and people keep adding these non-dystopian titles. If you know how to get these titles off the list I would love to know! I would delete - delete - delete with glee!


message 14: by Jack (new)

Jack If you enjoy the dystopian genre, you should join The YA Dystopian Book Club


message 15: by Nikki (last edited Mar 23, 2013 05:20AM) (new)

Nikki I didn't know that The Host, Ender Games, Across the Universe & I am Number Four were classified as dystopian books. I thought they were all sci-fi.

Btw Twilight doesn't belong on this list, along with several others.


message 16: by Nancy (new)

Nancy Bunny wrote: "i really love a mix of romance,fantasy,greek gods, and the main character is a girl. Anyone know any??????????"

Try

The Gatekeeper's Sons and The Gatekeeper's Challenge

They're both really good!


message 17: by Chelsea (new)

Chelsea Nikki wrote: "I didn't know that The Host, Ender Games, Across the Universe & I am Number Four were classified as dystopian books. I thought they were all sci-fi.

Btw Twilight doesn't belong on this list, along..."


Technically the dystopian genre is a sub-group within science fiction (i.e. dystopians are a form of science fiction, but not all science fiction is dystopian). I would argue The Host fits in this list, but not so much I am Number Four.


message 18: by Dani (new)

Dani Veronica wrote: "Where are books by Ursula K. LeGuin? The Earthsea cycle? Or Madeline L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time (and subsequent books)?"
It's number 49 on the list...


message 19: by Christie (new)

Christie barnwell Bunny wrote: "i really love a mix of romance,fantasy,greek gods, and the main character is a girl. Anyone know any??????????" You should try the half blood series by Jennifer L Armentrout, the Frost series by Jennifer Estep or the Goddess Test by Aimee Carter.


message 20: by Sigurður (last edited Dec 15, 2013 07:14AM) (new)

Sigurður Ómars Bunny wrote: "i really love a mix of romance,fantasy,greek gods, and the main character is a girl. Anyone know any??????????"

yeah those are big standards maybe you should read heroes of olympus by rick riordan you can see the story from multible angles both girl and boy


message 21: by Nancy (new)

Nancy Twilight shouldn't be here!


message 22: by Angela (new)

Angela How in gods name did Twilight get 26 votes on this list? I removed it from the list.


message 23: by Nancy (new)

Nancy Angela (Hufflepuff-ing to Hogwarts) wrote: "How in gods name did Twilight get 26 votes on this list? I removed it from the list."

LOL! Cheers.


message 24: by Sharon (new)

Sharon Tw I'm pretty sure this list is called "Best Dystopian Books for Teens" and I find that a lot of these books aren't actually dystopians.


message 25: by Angela (new)

Angela Sharon, if you let me know which ones are dystopians, I can try to clean up the list. I've removed the ones I'm sure of, but most of them I just don't have an idea about.


message 26: by Amina (new)

Amina Elmasry Bunny wrote: "thx i'll check them out"

Also Oh. My. Gods.


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