Books Like Hunger Games
If you loved the Hunger Games franchise, you may want to try other books set in the same world. This list of books like Hunger Games is by no means comprehensive, but it should give you plenty of ideas. For instance, you could try The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, The 100 by Kass Morgan, and the 5th Wave.
The 5th Wave
There are many books that follow the same formula as The Hunger Games. The plot is similar to that of the first book, but with multiple phases of destruction. The invasion doesn’t limit itself to the arena and no one is a casual bystander; everyone is involved. This makes The 5th Wave a well-crafted diversion.
The 5th Wave follows the story of Cassie, who has survived five waves of aliens, each of which takes away another member of her family. Cassie is a likeable protagonist who eventually meets Evan Walker, who may not be her last hope. Her fears are reminiscent of Katniss and Tris, and her determination to save her brother echoes Divergent.
Under the Never Sky
Under the Never Sky is a dystopian novel about a teenage girl in a well-protected city. The story follows the journey of Aria, a human being, to find her mother, who has gone missing. The series has garnered a lot of attention and a movie studio has already optioned the trilogy.
The story is set in a dystopian future where climate change has ravaged the earth. Humans are separated into two groups: those living inside domes and those living outside. In this dystopian world, the domes serve as shelters for the sheltered while the outsiders are savages. Aria lives in the dome while Perry lives in the outer region and is a Night Seer. Their paths cross and they become unlikely allies in the battle for survival. In this novel, the author has managed to capture the attention of readers with strong character building and two complex protagonists.
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
The Ballad of Songbirds and snakes is Suzanne Collins’s prequel to the popular Hunger Games trilogy. It takes place a few decades before the events of the original trilogy, and follows Coriolanus Snow, who is now a student assigned to mentor a tribute. The book features incredible music. It is available everywhere books are sold.
Although the book is set 64 years before the events of The Hunger Games, it is a much more mature read. The plot is set at the Academy, a private school for the scions of the Capitol. Coryo is the protagonist of this novel, and he learns about life at the Academy from his grandmother and cousin, Tigris.
The 100 by Kass Morgan
If you loved the Hunger Games, you’ll love The 100 by Kass Morgan. It’s a dystopian novel set in the future after nuclear war. The human race lives on spaceships, and resources are running out. When the governors learn about the fate of the Earth, they must decide whether to stay on the ship or return to Earth.
The premise of the book is similar to that of the TV series, but with different characters. For example, Glass falls in love with Luke, a Waldon boy. While some of the love stories in The 100 are rather cliche, others feel genuinely empathetic. In fact, I’ve never felt so connected to side characters.
The Red Queen
If you’ve enjoyed The Hunger Games, you might enjoy The Red Queen, a book about a dystopian society in which the people are divided into two factions: Reds and Silvers. The Reds are low-caste commoners, and the Silvers are a ruling class with superhuman abilities. The book’s heroine, Mare Barrow, is a 17-year-old Red from the Stilts who works in the Silver Palace. Despite her appearance, she has a deadly power, which threatens to upset the balance of power.
Despite similarities between The Hunger Games and The Red Queen, the two books have many distinct differences. The first is the style of writing, which is straightforward and easy to understand. The other is the world-building. The characters are complex and interesting. Overall, the series is one of the best dystopian fiction series in recent years. It’s also a great choice for students studying dystopian fiction and fantasy.
The Maze Runner
If you like dystopian novels, you’ll definitely enjoy The Maze Runner. These dystopian novels feature a dystopian world and follow the story of characters as they attempt to escape. As they do, they learn the true motives of secret society WICKED, and why they have constructed such an elaborate maze. Interestingly, this dystopian novel shares many thematic beats with The Hunger Games.
The dystopian world of this dystopian novel is filled with conspiracy, SWAT action, and interesting characters. The themes of friendship, survival, and network building are all prevalent in this sci-fi thriller. It is a great choice for tweens and early teens. You’ll find that the novel will keep you hooked throughout.