Keep Me Posted!

Sign me up for the latest news from Penguin Teen, including new books, special offers, and promotions.

9 Dystopian Novels to Read While You Wait for the Next Episode of The Handmaid’s Tale

SHARE

If you’re like us, you’re completely obsessed with Hulu’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. That also means that you’re living for Wednesdays, waiting to see what’s next for Offred and the other handmaids. While you wait for the next chapter, here are 9 books to satisfy you. Praise be!

 

 

Matched by Allie Condie

Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander’s face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows he is her ideal mate . . . until she sees Ky Markham’s face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black. The Society tells her it’s a glitch, but Cassia isn’t convinced.

 

Legend by Marie Lu

What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Day and June, two teens from very different worlds, must navigate the treacherous Republic and face political intrigue, false murder accusations, and a secret that might shake their country to its bones.

 

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one. Cassie stopped trusting long ago, positive that the only way to survive the alien invaders is to go it alone. Can Evan change her mind, and can they make it through the 5th Wave?

 

Nerve by Jeanne Ryan

The game of Truth or Dare has never been more real – especially when the only choice is dare. Vee is up against her dream guy with their lives on the line as the world watches to see if they truly have the nerve to keep playing.

 

Nightfall by Jake Halpern & Peter Kujawinski

On Marin’s island, sunrise doesn’t come every 24 hours, it comes every 28 YEARS. At sunset, the islanders of Bliss must quickly prepare to sail south, where they will wait out the long, fourteen years of unforgiving Night. But this time, Marin doesn’t make it out… She’s just been left behind in 14 years of Night.

 

Incarceron by Catherine Fisher

Incarceron is a prison so vast that it contains not only cells and corridors, but metal forests, dilapidated cities, and wilderness. It has been sealed for centuries, and only one man has ever escaped. Finn has been a prisoner here for as long as he can remember, but for some reason he is sure he came from Outside, and is determined to go back there.

 

The Line by Teri Hall

In Rachel’s town, no one dares to cross the Line. There are rumors of horrible things that lie beyond the Line-in a place called Away-but no one dares to talk about it. Rachel is about to give up asking questions, until she comes across a recorded message–one that could only have come from Away. And the voice on the recorder is asking for help.

 

Landry Park by Bethany Hagen

Sixteen-year-old Madeline Landry is practically Gentry royalty. Her ancestor developed the nuclear energy that has replaced electricity, and her parents exemplify the glamour of the upper class. But when she learns about the devastating impact the Gentry lifestyle—her lifestyle—is having on those less fortunate, her whole world is turned upside down, and she begins to question everything.

 

Atlantia by Ally Condie

For as long as she can remember, Rio has dreamt of the sand and sky Above—of life beyond her underwater city of Atlantia. When Rio’s sister abandons her Below, she’ll have to question her mother’s death, her destiny, and everything she thought she knew about the divide between land and sea.

 

 

 

 

 

Ready to tackle whatever comes next? These 13 YA heroines are here for inspiration!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#WhatsTrending

10 Books to Read if You’ve Already Finished Stranger Things

Stranger Things season 2 just came out on Friday, and if you’re like all of us over at Penguin Teen HQ, then you’ve deffffinitely already finished. (Why are we like this??) Never fear—we’ve got plenty of eerie reads to tide you over until (hopefully) the next season.   Spellbook of the Lost and Found by Moïra … Continued
See More

10 Books to Celebrate During Banned Books Week

Each fall, we celebrate the books that have been banned or challenged, and remember why it’s important to read banned books. These books have been challenged for a number of reasons, but each book has so much more to it than just the reason that it’s banned. Many banned books deal with real issues, and in … Continued
See More

5 Books to Tide You Over Until the Next Solar Eclipse

Let’s get one thing straight: space is cool. Some of the best franchises take place in space (Doctor Who, Star Wars, Guardians of the Galaxy), but it’s also home to some awesome natural phenomenon—like solar eclipses! In case you missed it, or saw it and loved it, here are some of our favorite celestial-themed books … Continued
See More

9 Houses You Definitely Wouldn’t Want to Trick-or-Treat At

Halloween is a great time—candy for everyone, costume contests, Halloween parties, and most importantly: trick-o-treating. But let’s be real – there’s always a house on the block that’s best avoided. For example, stay away from houses with histories of murders, exorcisms, and of course, hauntings. Steer clear of these fictional houses and you’ll be just fine.   The Merciless Series Whether … Continued
See More

What to Read Based on Your Favorite Fall TV Show!

Fall is here which means great TV is finally upon us. But for those shows where a binge session isn’t a possibility, and you have to wait A WHOLE WEEK for the next one, you can get bored. Luckily, we’re here with great reads to accompany your fall TV picks. Read on!   If you … Continued
See More

11 Pick-Up Lines That’ll Make Hamilton Fans Swoon

With pick-up lines like these, even Aaron Burr wouldn’t be able to resist you! Before Alexander Hamilton became one of the founding fathers and way before his life was made into a musical, he fell in love Elizabeth Schuyler. And, as we all know, before any relationship starts someone has to make the first move. … Continued
See More

11 Creepiest Lines From Books That Will Give You Chills

October 31st is practically on our doorstep, which means every day should be spent selecting Halloween candy, picking out scary movies, and cuddling up with books that will chill your blood, send shivers down your spine, and bring out the goosebumps. Read on for some of the creepiest lines from YA books to get you … Continued
See More

8 Books to Read After You Saw IT and Need a Hug

Here’s to all those people who decided to see the IT reboot this weekend and really need a hug, and for everyone who was too scared to see it in the first place. These books are for you.     Once and For All by Sarah Dessen Did you know that a wedding is the … Continued
See More

8 Books To Read If You Can’t Get Enough Riverdale

Fall is here, which means it’s the best time for TV! Riverdale, the addictive drama based on the Archie comics, is finally back after a long wait (too long, tbh). But let’s be real: waiting each week for the next episode can be hard. Never fear–we’ve got a few books to tide you over while … Continued
See More

7 Books to Read Once You’ve Overplayed “Look What You Made Me Do”

Unless you’re living under a rock, you’ve been seeing Taylor Swift counting down to her new single, which she finally dropped late last night. We’ve obv listened to the single (ok, a few times), and it’s giving us serious strong-female-character-with-a-bone-to-pick vibes. Naturally, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite leading ladies that would totally jam to … Continued
See More
BACK TO TOP

I can give you book recommendations.
Please enter your name and email address to begin chatting with me.



What is your date of birth?

START CHAT