Among the classics that come to mind when you think of books like 1984 are The Handmaid’s Tale, A Clockwork Orange, Animal Farm, The Giver, and The Hunger Games. Some newer dystopian novels with an otherworldly feel are featured here. Here are some of our favorite books that are similar to George Orwell’s 1984. There is no escape from the gaze of the omnipresent Big Brother!
The Key to Fear by Kristin Cast
The first book in a new young adult dystopian series by Kristin Cast is now available. With just a simple kiss or brush, a person can be infected with a lethal virus that spreads through the air. Elodie is a bright young nurse working for the Key Corporation, a company dedicated to preventing the spread of the virus. She must go on the hunt for a patient who has gone missing while in her care. With each new revelation of his dark secrets, Elodie begins to doubt the brutal system she once fought to uphold.
Scarlet Odyssey by C. T. Rwizi
There is a difference between men and women in terms of combat and magic. Even though books and magic are considered unmanly, Salo has always had a soft spot for them. During the attack on Salo’s village, he realizes he must use his latent magic to save it. After the attack, his queen assigns him a mission to Jungle City, where he meets up with a ragtag group of misfits. It’s possible that the same person who attacked Salo’s home village is hunting the group.
The Passage by Justin Cronin
Amy did everything she could to survive after being abandoned by her mother and incarcerated as part of a government experiment. Special agent Brad Wolgast is sent to find Amy, and the quiet girl he has risked his life to save disarms him. Amy is now his partner. Despite the fact that Wolgast is able to save Amy, he is powerless to stop society from collapsing, and it becomes clear that only Amy can save their world.
The Electric Heir by Victoria Lee
The evil that is wreaking havoc in Carolina has been identified as Lehrer’s doing, and Noam intends on holding him accountable. Nevertheless, Noam must assume the role of Lehrer’s protege and steal the vaccine to halt the spread of the infection. Dara will try to work with Noam to defeat Lehrer when he returns to Carolinia without his magic.
Vox by Christina Dalcher
Every day, write 100 words. In Dr. Jean McClellan’s new America, women and girls are only allowed to speak in hushed whispers. Jean will do whatever it takes to reclaim her voice when women are barred from working and from learning to read and write.
Followers by Megan Angelo
Novelists and A-lister come up with plans to help each other achieve their dreams of fame and fortune. Almost 35 years later, in a world where celebrities are appointed by the government and forced to live their lives on camera, another woman tries to uncover the mysteries of her past. Their lives are intertwined with events that will bring the United States to a new level of turmoil.
Red Clocks by Leni Zumas
What is the purpose of being a woman, ask five women in this tale of motherhood, self-discovery, and personal growth? When it comes to motherhood, two women have different priorities. Mattie is pregnant and has nowhere to turn for help; Susan is unable to leave her husband and children. When Gin is arrested in a modern-day witch hunt, she will unite these women. It reminds me of The Handmaid’s Tale in its resilience and potential for change.
The Life Below by Alexandra Monir
Six teenagers have won the chance to go on a mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa in a future Earth devastated by climate change. As Naomi travels to Europa in The Life Below, she leaves Leo behind on the dying Earth, unsure of whom she can trust. As for Leo, he’s doing everything he can to get to the edge of the solar system so he can find Naomi and warn her about the perils of the aliens they’re sure to meet. It’s possible that the Final Six have entered a nightmare while they’re dreaming of a new world
The Dispossessed – Ursula K. Le Guin
On Earth-like Anarres a physicist named Shevek sets out to discover life on other planets in our solar system.
He sets out to see if economic and social inequality, as well as a lack of personal liberty, can exist anywhere in the cosmos. It examines the fact that there is no single path to success.This is an excellent choice if you enjoy stories set in dystopian settings.
The Circle – Dave Eggers
Transparency, privacy, and surveillance are all getting a little too close for comfort in this situation.
It is social media giants like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram that the author targets in his book. For the most part, we know everything there is to know about this world.
Brown Girl in the Ring – Nalo Hopkinson
Drought and economic hardship have taken hold on an island in this dark fantasy novel.
After realizing that she can’t understand what’s going on around her, Ti-Jeanne is forced to take charge of her own destiny. It is her only hope for a brighter future that she faces her past and the lessons it has taught her head on.
In this beautifully written book, Ti-journey Jeanne takes us through a rich landscape of West Indian folklore.
Jennifer Government – Max Bar
An allegory for what life would be like if the entire human race worked for one giant multinational corporation is presented in this futuristic satire.
We follow Jennifer Government, a McWorldwide employee who quickly rises to the position of executive assistant.
It’s a cautionary tale about the dangers of greed and corruption.
Vox – Christina Dalcher
Women have been silenced in a near-future America under a totalitarian regime in this novel.
When it comes to women speaking only 100 words per day, neurolinguistic the protagonist refuses. She’ll go to any lengths to get her voice back.