None of these books is a perfect match to The Hunger Games. Some of them are more action-oriented, some more relationship-oriented, and some have much more science fiction. However, there's something in each of them that will remind you of The Hunger Games. Also, like The Hunger Games, many are the first book in a trilogy.
*WTRN = What to read next
Do we really have to mention this classic dystopian novel? Haven't you read it already?!
A companion novel to The Giver.
Another companion to The Giver.
The conclusion of The Giver quartet.
How would you like to be trapped on a spaceship governed by a ruthless dictator while there's a murderer on the loose?
Jenna Fox has just woken up from a yearlong coma. She's not sure what happened, who she is, and if her memories are even real.
In 2083, chocolate and coffee are illegal, paper is scarce, and water is rationed. However, life is still pretty good for Anya Balanchine, the 16-year-old daughter of the city's most notorious crime boss.
After the eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano, Alex desperately searches for his family, trying to survive a nightmare of darkness and violence.
Kayla is running for her life when she refuses to get the mandatory bar code tattoo on her 17th birthday--a decision that renders her a social outcast and places her family in grave danger.
In a future world baked dry by the sun and divided into those who live inside the wall and those who live outside, 16-year-old Gaia is forced into a difficult choice when her parents are arrested and taken into the city.
In a distant future, 18-year-old Saba's father is killed and her twin brother kidnapped. Determined to rescue him, Saba sets off across the bleak Sandsea with her little sister and her raven Nero.
A virus has left everyone over the age of 18 unable to procreate, making teenagers the only viable "breeders" and spawning a pregnancy-obsessed future society.
Eli has spent six years with his family in the massive underground shelter his father built, knowing that nuclear war has destroyed the world. But, with nine years to go before the outside is safe again, the food supply shows signs of running out.
Love was long ago identified as a disease called amor deliria nervosa, and 17-year-old Lena is only 95 days away from the operation that everyone gets to cure themselves.
Sixteen-year-old Beatrice must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life. Then, she discovers that she is an anomoly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.
In an America devastated by war and plague, the only way to survive is to keep moving. When Stephen's father has an accident, their lives change drastically.
Deuce hunts for meat while avoiding the Freaks outside her enclave, but when she is partnered with a mysterious outsider, she begins to see that the strict ways of the elders may be wrong--and dangerous.
In a future where most people have computer implants in their heads to control their environment, Titus meets an unusual girl who is in serious trouble.
Jack's parents have taught him to blend in, which he resents. Then his parents tell him they aren't really his parents, and Jack suddenly finds himself running for his life and being the only one equipped to avert ecological disaster
Researchers have created the next step in human evolution - Imagofas who are part-human, part-machine - but the Council is determined to destroy them.
One of the first to be born in deep space, fifteen-year-old Waverly is expected to marry young and have children to populate a new planet, but a violent betrayal by the leader of their sister ship could have devastating consequences.
In the blink of an eye, everyone under the age of 14 disappears. GONE. No teachers, no cops, no doctors, no parents. Just as suddenly, there are no phones, no Internet, no television. No way to get help. And no way to figure out what's happened.
Young Matt is a clone of the original Matteo Alacran, the 142-year-old absolute ruler of Opium, a country separating the U.S. and Aztlan, once known as Mexico. Matt is clever and indulged, but never allowed to forget that he is not considered human.
Daisy is visiting her aunt and cousins in England, but soon war breaks out and rips apart the family while devastating the land.
Claudia is the daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, a futuristic prison with a mind of its own. To free herself from an upcoming arranged marriage, she decides to help a young prisoner escape.
Trella is a Scrub, one of the unlucky masses who live in the lowest regions of the dank and crowded construct known simply as Inside and do all the work that keeps the Uppers comfortable.
Chased by a madman preacher and possibly the rest of his townsfolk as well, Todd Hewitt flees his settlement on a planet where war with the natives has killed all the women and infected the men with a germ that broadcasts their thoughts aloud for all to hear.
In a dark future, when North America has split into two warring nations, 15-year-olds Day, a famous criminal, and prodigy June, the brilliant soldier hired to capture him, discover that they have a common enemy.
The moon is knocked off its orbit by a meteor, and the change causes worldwide tsunamis, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions. Sixteen-year-old Miranda describes her family's struggle to survive.
In a world ravaged by global warming, Owen Parker discovers that he may be the descendant of a highly advanced, ancient race, with whose knowledge he may be able to save the earth from self-destruction
The Line is the invisible border of the Unified States. Rachel thinks she's safe working for Ms. Moore at her estate nearby, but when Rachel has an opportunity to Cross into the forbidden zone, she is both frightened and intrigued.
Terrorism is commonplace but scary memories can be obliterated by a pill. Nora, Winter, and Micah create an underground comic to share the experiences they want to remember.
The plague is killing everyone but the rich, who can afford the masques that protect them. Araby lives a privileged life until she meets two very different young men, each determined to save their crumbling society.
All her life, Cassia has never had a choice. The Society dictates everything: when and how to play, where to work, where to live, what to eat and wear, when to die, and most important, whom to marry.
Thomas wakes up in an elevator with no memory of his life before. He quickly realizes that he's been dumped next to a giant maze and must work with the kids who make up this new community if anyone is to escape.
In the distant future, when entire cities move about and consume smaller towns, 15-year-old apprentice Tom is pushed out of London by the man he most admires and must seek answers in the perilous Out-Country, aided by one girl and the memory of another.
It's been 18 years since The Flood. Everyone has been safe ever since the Corporation took control of the weather, and Honor can't understand why her parents refuse to conform.
When the world decides it would "rather be safe than free," 16-year-old Bo's hot temper lands him in a tundra jail where he survives with the help of his running skills and an artificial intelligence program named Bork.
Mountainside is an oasis of civilization in a world ravaged by zombies, and residents must find work at age 15 or have their rations halved. With no other options, Benny Imura reluctantly apprentices with his older brother as a zombie killer.
Nailer scavenges copper wiring from shipwrecks 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.
Martin lives under the dome of suburb HM1. Every year a new generation of genetically engineered children is sent to meet their parents. And then all the little children are taken away, including Martin's sister, and no one wants to talk about where they have gone.
In 2036 kidnapping rich children is so common that kids are actually trained on what to do if and when it happens. However, when 13-year-old Charity Meyers is taken, she soon discovers that this particular kidnapping is not what it seems.
In the City, the mayor's goal is perfect control through education. Fifteen-year-old Tack is torn between sympathy for the Truancy, an underground movement determined to bring down the system, and the desire to avenge a death caused by a Truant
As 100-year-olds, Melly and Anny Beth got shots to reverse the aging process until they got to the "right" age and had another shot to stop the process. The second treatment didn't work, though, and now the girls are 16 and getting younger every day.
Tally can't wait for her sixteenth birthday, when she (like everyone else) will will be transformed into a beauty. Just before it happens, though, Tally's best friend runs away and Tally must find her and turn her in - or never become pretty at all.
Aria and Perry are two teens from radically different societies--one highly advanced, the other primitive. They hate being dependent on each other, until they overcome their prejudices and fall in love, even though they can't stay together.
In a future world where those between the ages of 13 and 18 can have their lives "unwound" and their body parts harvested for use by others, three teens go to extreme lengths to survive.
After modern science turns every human into a genetic time bomb with men dying at age 25 and women dying at age 20, girls are kidnapped and married off in order to repopulate the world.
Just before Nina's birthday her mother is brutally attacked, and before she dies she tells Nina a secret about her past that could bring down the entire Governing Council.
Some of these books are scary and violent and meant for older readers. Know what you're comfortable with, and choose accordingly!