YA dystopian fantasy books are quickly becoming my favorite sub-genre to read. I’m loving books like Red Queen, An Ember in the Ashes, and The Selection. Read on for a list of similar books. But these ones are written by Indie authors!
YA Dystopian Fantasy Books
1. Crown of Lore (Betrayal of Magic Book 1)
By: Jenetta Penner and David R. Bernstein
Features a sassy female lead who tumbles into a magical world.
2. Prism (The Color Alchemist Book 1)
By: Nina Walker
Red is the color of untapped magic. Jessa is the first to wield it.
3. Untamed (Untamed Series Book 1)
By: Madeline Dyer
She can’t switch sides. No matter what.
4. The Way (Volumes of the Vemreaux Book 1)
By: Mary E. Twomey
A vampire story!
5. Taste (Kingdom of Blood and Ash Book 1)
By: D.S. Murphy
A delightful dystopian story with vampires and a political marriage.
6. Blind the Eyes (Threads of Dreams Book 1)
By: K.A. Wiggins
In a world where hope kills and dreams are deadly, obedience is the only way to survive.
7. After the Green Withered
By: Kristin Ward
The story of a future where the world is no longer green.
8. Assassin: The Killing Grounds
By: Simon Corn
She has to pass assassin school… or die.
By: Jenna Greene
Lexil has been marked a slave, but she also has nothing left to lose.
10. Reactive (The Elite Trials Book 1)
By: Becky Moynihan
She is forced to compete in three deadly trials, but all she wants is a way out.
11. The Aqua Secret (The Aqua Saga Book 1)
By: L.L. Hunter
The world has been consumed by water and secrets are everywhere.
12. Elemental Thief (Ridley Kane Chronicles Book 1)
By: Rachel Morgan
She’s a thief that uses magic. Now she must team up with someone she just stole from.
13. The Blood King (The Brighton Duology Book 1)
By: Liz Long
Reina must hide her true identity. The king has other plans.
14. At Water’s Edge (The Last Elentrice Book 1)
By: S. McPherson
When two girls accidentally switch places, survival is the least of their concerns.
15. Wormwood (Wormwood Trilogy Book 1)
By: D.H. Nevins
The angels have been sent to bring all humans to their judgment.
Can’t Get Enough YA Dystopian Fantasy Books? Try these from traditionally published authors.
- The Elements of the Crown by Kay L Moody
- Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
- The Selection by Kiera Cass
- Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
- An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
- Cinder by Marissa Meyer
- Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi