10 Books Like The Hunger Games With Dystopian Settings and Rebellious Themes

Here are 10 books that share thematic elements with “The Hunger Games,” including dystopian societies, rebellion against oppressive regimes, and young protagonists fighting for survival and freedom.

Books Like The Hunger Games

Divergent by Veronica Roth

In this gripping dystopian world, society is divided into five factions, each representing a different virtue. Tris Prior, our courageous protagonist, faces the challenge of choosing her faction and struggling with her identity as a Divergent, someone who doesn’t fit into any one group. As she uncovers sinister truths about her society and its leaders, Tris must navigate treacherous alliances and dangerous conflicts to protect herself and those she loves.

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The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Imagine waking up with no memories in the middle of a massive, shifting maze surrounded by deadly creatures known as Grievers. That’s the terrifying reality for Thomas and his fellow Gladers. Together, they must solve the maze’s mysteries, confront their fears, and fight for survival against all odds. But escaping the maze is only the beginning of their journey, as they uncover the sinister motives behind their imprisonment.

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Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Mare Barrow lives in a world where society is rigidly divided by blood colour: red for the commoners and silver for the elite with superhuman abilities. When Mare, a Red, unexpectedly discovers powers of her own, she is thrust into the dangerous world of the Silvers. As she navigates court intrigue, rebellion, and forbidden romance, Mare becomes a symbol of hope for a revolution that could change everything.

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Legend by Marie Lu

In the Republic, a futuristic Los Angeles torn apart by plague and war, June, a prodigy of the military elite, and Day, a wanted criminal from the slums, find themselves on opposite sides of a conflict that threatens to tear their world apart. As they uncover shocking truths about their government and its oppressive regime, they must navigate a web of lies, betrayal, and secrets while fighting for justice and freedom.

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The Selection by Kiera Cass

Set in a dystopian future where society is ruled by a monarchy, America Singer finds herself thrust into a competition to win the heart of Prince Maxon and become the next princess of Illea. As America navigates the challenges of palace life, she must confront her own prejudices, navigate complex political intrigue, and choose between duty and love.

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The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

After Earth is devastated by a series of deadly alien attacks, Cassie Sullivan struggles to survive in a world where trust is scarce, and danger lurks around every corner. As she searches for her younger brother, she encounters other survivors, each with their motives and secrets. Cassie must learn to trust her instincts and fight back against the alien invaders before it’s too late.

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Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

In a society obsessed with beauty and perfection, Tally Youngblood eagerly awaits her sixteenth birthday when she will undergo a life-changing surgery to become “pretty.” But when Tally meets Shay, a fellow Ugly who challenges society’s ideals, she begins to question everything she’s been taught. As Tally uncovers the dark truth behind the operation, she must decide whether to conform to society’s expectations or fight for individuality and freedom.

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Matched by Ally Condie

In a meticulously controlled society where the government dictates every aspect of life, Cassia Reyes is matched with her ideal partner at the age of seventeen. But when a glitch in the system shows her an alternate match, Cassia’s world is turned upside down. As she embarks on a journey of self-discovery and rebellion, Cassia must confront the oppressive forces that seek to control her fate and determine her own path.

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The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

In a world devastated by a mysterious disease that grants children supernatural abilities, Ruby Daly escapes from a brutal government rehabilitation camp and joins a group of teenage rebels fighting for freedom. As Ruby learns to control her powers and navigate the dangerous landscape of post-apocalyptic America, she must confront her fears and insecurities while uncovering the truth about her past and her place in the world.

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The Giver by Lois Lowry

In a seemingly perfect society where all pain, suffering, and choice have been eradicated, Jonas is chosen to receive the memories of the past from the Giver. As Jonas delves deeper into the world of memories, he discovers the dark truths hidden beneath the surface of his utopian society. With the help of the Giver, Jonas must find the courage to challenge the status quo and bring about meaningful change, even if it means sacrificing everything he knows and loves.

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Have you read any of the books on the list? Whats your favourite books like The Hunger Games? We’d love to hear from you. 

Other things you might want to know:

What book should I read if I like The Hunger Games?

Check out any of the books listed above!

Is there anything like The Hunger Games?

The Divergent series is a popular series which runs very close to the themes of The Hunger Games.

Is there only 4 Hunger Games books?

There are 4 books with the fourth book being a prequel to the original trilogy.

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