If you’re still yearning for that adrenaline rush from The Hunger Games, we’ve got you covered! We’ve curated a list of dystopian wonders that will captivate your imagination and keep you eagerly turning their pages. Enjoy the literary ride through rebellions, unexpected heroes, and societies on the brink!
For Adult Rebels:
by Pierce Brown
Imagine a society divided by color, where the struggle for power is played out in a deadly game of strategy and survival. Pierce Brown’s Red Rising is a rollercoaster of rebellion that echoes the intensity of The Hunger Games. With a charismatic protagonist and a world brimming with political intrigue, this is a series you won’t want to put down.
by Veronica Roth
Veronica Roth, the genius behind the Divergent series, brings us Chosen Ones. This novel takes a unique spin on the aftermath of a chosen hero’s victory, exploring the complexities of life beyond the epic battle. With themes of trauma, resilience, and a touch of magic, Roth crafts a narrative that echoes the introspective tone found in The Hunger Games.
by Haro Aso
For those seeking a blend of psychological tension and otherworldly challenges, Alice in Borderland delivers. Haro Aso’s gripping tale follows a group of friends trapped in a bizarre and deadly game, reminiscent of the twisted arenas in The Hunger Games. Puzzles, survival, and a dash of the unexpected await in this riveting Japanese thriller.
by Margaret Atwood
Margaret Atwood’s dystopian classic, The Handmaid’s Tale, transports readers to the Republic of Gilead, a society ruled by religious extremism. Like The Hunger Games, it delves into the struggles of a strong-willed protagonist navigating a world that seeks to control and oppress. Atwood’s powerful storytelling and social commentary make this a must-read for fans of dystopian fiction.
by El-Arifi Sara
Step into the captivating world of The Final Strife by El-Arifi Sara, where the struggle for survival takes center stage. Sara’s novel explores a society on the brink, navigating the chaos of political upheaval and personal sacrifice. If you loved the intricate political dynamics in The Hunger Games, you’ll find a similar pulse in this gripping tale.
For Teen Tributes:
by Patrick Ness
Patrick Ness invites you into a world where the Noise reveals every thought. Todd, on the brink of manhood, discovers a dangerous secret that shatters his reality. Like Katniss, Todd’s journey is a relentless fight for survival against a backdrop of secrets and societal control.
by Kiera Cass
Kiera Cass invites you into the world of Illea, where love is a competition and a crown is at stake. Think The Capitol’s glamour mixed with the tension of the Hunger Games arena. America Singer’s journey is a rollercoaster of emotions, political intrigue, and a hint of romance, making it a page-turner.
by Marie Lu
Marie Lu’s Legend introduces us to June and Day, two prodigies on opposite sides of a divided society. As they navigate a world on the brink of rebellion, echoes of Katniss and Peeta’s dynamic ring through the pages. Prepare for a rollercoaster of action, intrigue, and a dash of star-crossed romance.
by Kim Liggett
Kim Liggett’s The Grace Year takes you to a society where girls are banished to release their magic. It’s a chilling blend of ritualistic challenges and the struggle for female empowerment, mirroring Katniss’s defiance against a system that seeks to control her. A must-read for fans of rebellion and resilience.
by Victoria Aveyard
In Victoria Aveyard’s Red Queen, Mare Barrow, a commoner with extraordinary powers, is thrust into the political machinations of the elite Silvers. The stark division between the powerful and the oppressed draws parallels to the socio-political commentary in The Hunger Games, making it a captivating read.
Embark on these dystopian adventures that promise the perfect blend of action, rebellion, and a sprinkle of romance. May your Hunger Games cravings find satisfaction in the pages of these enthralling novels. Happy reading, and may the literary odds be ever in your favor!
Blog Written By Lacy Hollin, Videographer/Content Creator for BCPL