YA Survival Books

In the time of a pandemic, something about immersing yourself in the world of a post-apocalyptic world hits different. When I used to read these types of books, I enjoyed them because they threw me into a world that felt so removed from my own - I could join these brave protagonists as they fought tooth and nail for survival, but come back to my own, safe, world when things felt a little too real. When I think about these stories now, post-COVID, I wonder how long I would actually last. The good thing is that whether you’re reading about zombie apocalypses, deadly pandemics, environmental atrophy, or a tyrannical government, there are always tips and tricks to glean from these characters and their adventures. Stock up on YA dystopian novels and stack up knowledge to live and survive! - ASMA

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ISBN: 9780062310644
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Published: HarperTeen - June 7th, 2016

The #1 New York Times bestselling series!

Red Queen, by #1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Aveyard, is a sweeping tale of power, intrigue, and betrayal, perfect for fans of George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones series.

The Hunger Games (Hunger Games, Book One) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780439023528
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Published: Scholastic Press - July 1st, 2010

The first novel in the worldwide bestselling series by Suzanne Collins!

Winning means fame and fortune. Losing means certain death. The Hunger Games have begun. . . . In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts.

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The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, Book One): Book One (The Maze Runner Series #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385737951
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Published: Delacorte Press - August 24th, 2010

Book one in the blockbuster Maze Runner series that spawned a movie franchise and ushered in a worldwide phenomenon! And don’t miss The Fever Code, the highly-anticipated series conclusion that finally reveals the story of how the maze was built!

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ISBN: 9780375822742
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Published: Yearling - May 25th, 2004

Ember is the only light in a dark world. But when its lamps begin to flicker, two friends must race to escape the dark. This highly acclaimed adventure series is a modern-day classic—with over 4 MILLION copies sold! 

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ISBN: 9781368005654
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - July 14th, 2020

After living off the grid for more than a decade, a teenage girl must play a dangerous game -- and face the shadows of her past -- to save the world from a dangerous dark force.

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ISBN: 9780062085504
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Published: HarperCollins - January 9th, 2018

The gripping first installment in New York Times bestselling author Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me series.

One touch is all it takes. One touch, and Juliette Ferrars can leave a fully grown man gasping for air. One touch, and she can kill.

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ISBN: 9781984815712
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2020

Co-founder of the Women's March makes her YA debut in a near future dystopian where a young girl and her brother must escape a xenophobic government to find sanctuary.

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Delirium (Delirium Trilogy #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061726835
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Published: HarperCollins - May 17th, 2016

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

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ISBN: 9781481481977
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - September 3rd, 2019

“The authors do not hold back.” —Booklist (starred review)
“The palpable desperation that pervades the plot…feels true, giving it a chilling air of inevitability.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“The Shustermans challenge readers.” —School Library Journal (starred review)
“No one does

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ISBN: 9780142425831
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Published: Penguin Books - February 10th, 2015

The #1 New York Times Bestseller, now a major motion picture starring Chloë Grace Moretz

The Passage meets Ender's Game in the first book in an epic series by award-winning author Rick Yancey.

"Remarkable, not-to-be-missed-under-any-circumstances."—Entertainment Weekly