• Lisa Moore

The 15 BEST Dystopian Books for Teens to Read in 2022

Everyone is a reader... Some just have't found their favorite book yet.



Dystopia is the opposite of utopia, which is the ideal world. Dystopian literature is dark and cruel, futuristic, and about the oppression of people when things go bad. The stories in dystopian novels showcase the darkest side of humanity with bloodshed, cruelty, and people living a miserable life. Life in a post-apocalyptic world would be bleak. Dystopian books aren’t afraid to say that sometimes things are hopeless.


Below is a list of the 15 BEST dystopian books for teens to read in 2022 according to us.


Enjoy!


1

The Hunger Games Trilogy


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Price: $61.99




Author: Suzanne Collins


The extraordinary, ground breaking New York Times bestsellers The Hunger Games and Catching Fire, along with the third book in The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay, are available in a beautiful boxset hard cover edition. Stunning, gripping, and powerful. The trilogy is now complete! Highly recommended read (not only for teens)!



2

Divergent Series: Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant, Four


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Price: $34.00




Author: Veronica Roth


Beatrice Prior's society is divided into five factions—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). Beatrice must choose between staying with her Abnegation family and transferring factions. Her choice could transform her. Her choice could destroy her. Her choice will define her.

3

Angelfall


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Price: $7.99




Author: Susan Ee


It’s been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back. Anything, including making a deal with Raffe, an injured enemy angel. Traveling through a dark and twisted Northern California, they journey toward the angels’ stronghold in San Francisco, where Penryn will risk everything to rescue her sister and Raffe will put himself at the mercy of his greatest enemies for the chance to be made whole again.


4

Delirium


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Price: $21.99




Author: Lauren Oliver


The first book in Lauren Oliver’s New York Times bestselling trilogy about forbidden love, revolution, and the power to choose.

5

1984


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Price: $16.01




Author: George Orwell


In 1984, London is a grim city in the totalitarian state of Oceania where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind. Winston Smith is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions. Drawn into a forbidden love affair, Winston finds the courage to join a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the Party. Together with his beloved Julia, he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be.


6

The Host

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Price: $21.92




Author: Stephenie Meyer


Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. 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.

7

Red Queen


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Price: $9.36




Author: Victoria Aveyard


Mare Barrow's world is divided by blood--those with common, Red blood serve the Silver- blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities. Mare is a Red, scraping by as a thief in a poor, rural village, until a twist of fate throws her in front of the Silver court. Before the king, princes, and all the nobles, she discovers she has an ability of her own.


8

The Maze Runner Series

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Price: $28.16




Author: James Dashner


When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He's welcomed to his new home, the Glade, by strangers—boys whose memories are also gone. Enter the World of the Maze Runner series and never stop running.

9

Legend


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Price: $10.99




Author: Marie Lu


What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.



10

The Selection


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Price: $12.59




Author: Kiera Cass


Prepare to be swept into a world of breathless fairy-tale romance, swoonworthy characters, glittering gowns, and fierce intrigue perfect for readers who loved Divergent, Delirium, or The Wrath & the Dawn.

11

The Darkest Minds Series


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Price: $19.48




Author: Alexandra Bracken


With gorgeous, fresh designs and exclusive bonus short stories from the perspectives of fan-favorite characters Liam, Vida, and Clancy, this collection will delight loyal fans and new readers alike, just in time for the major motion picture starring Amandla Stenberg and Mandy Moore.



12

The Wrinkle in Time Quintet


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Price: $53.94




Author: Madeleine L'Engle

After Meg and Charles Wallace Murry and Calvin O'Keefe defeated evil and saved the universe in the Newbery Medal-winning classic A Wrinkle in Time, their adventures didn't end. The other books in the Wrinkle in Time Quintet take readers to the deep past and distant future, to the far reaches of the galaxy and the inner workings of the human heart.

13

Shatter Me Series 6-Book Box Set


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Price: $55.90




Author: Tahereh Mafi


One touch is all it takes. One touch, and Juliette Ferrars can bring a grown man to his knees, begging for mercy. One touch, and she can kill.


No one knows why Juliette has such incredible power. It feels like a curse, like too great a burden for one person alone to bear. But The Reestablishment sees her as an opportunity. As a deadly weapon. And they’ll stop at nothing to shape her into what they want.


14

Animal Farm


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Price: $16.99




Author: George Orwell


George Orwell’s famous satire of the Soviet Union, in which “all animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others."

15

Matched


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Price: $32.03




Author: Susan Ee


The complete collection of critically acclaimed, award-winning novels from New York Times-bestselling author Ally Condie's Matched Trilogy, including Matched, Crossed, and the breathtaking conclusion, Reached.