Deadly Games Books: Most of us love doing adventure and almost all of us love reading about it. But what do I give you a blend of adventure and death? Yes, it sounds really exciting and I bet this list will not disappoint you or lessen your excitement. In this article, we are going to read 8 books about surviving the games of death.

Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins

Deadly Games Books: Books About Surviving the Games of Death - Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
Deadly Games Books: Books About Surviving the Games of Death – Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins

This book is written from the perspective of the protagonist, 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen who lives in the post-apocalyptic nation named Panem, North America. The Capitol is an advanced metropolis that practices its dominance over the rest of the nation. The Hunger Games is a yearly event that selects one boy and girl from age 12-to 18 to compete in a televised battle royale to the death.

Catching Fire – Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire – Suzanne Collins
Catching Fire – Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire is the second book of The Hunger Games series. As the sequel to the previous book, it continues the tale of Katniss Everdeen and the post-apocalyptic country of Panem. A revolt against the repressive Capitol has commenced, and Katniss and fellow tribute Peeta Mellark are compelled to come back to the arena in a special edition of the series. The primary themes of the novel are rebellion, interdependence versus dependence, survival, and authoritarianism.

Battle Royale – Koushun Takami

Deadly Games Books: Books About Surviving the Games of Death - Battle Royale – Koushun Takami
Deadly Games Books: Books About Surviving the Games of Death – Battle Royale – Koushun Takami

This high-octane thriller book by Takami is based on an appealing premise – a class of junior high students is taken to an isolated island whereas as part of the cruel authoritarian program they are provided with weapons to kill one another until there is the only one person left standing.

Divergent – Veronica Roth

Divergent – Veronica Roth
Divergent – Veronica Roth

Chicago is a dystopian world and the society is divided into five groups, each devoted to the cultivation of virtue – Candor (the honest), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), Erudite (the intelligent), and Abnegation (the selfless). On an appointed day each year, every 16-year-olds must select a group to which they will dedicate the rest of their lives. For Beatrice Prior, the choice is between being who she is and staying with her family and certainly, she can’t have both. So, she makes a decision that will surprise everyone including herself.

Insurgent – Veronica Roth

Deadly Games Books: Books About Surviving the Games of Death - Insurgent – Veronica Roth
Deadly Games Books: Books About Surviving the Games of Death – Insurgent – Veronica Roth

There is one choice that can either destroy you or transform you. But every choice has its results, and as turbulence rushes in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must not stop and continue trying to protect those she is close to, including herself while wrestling with haunting questions of forgiveness and grief, loyalty and identity, love and politics. War is unavoidable at this point because there is a conflict between the factions and their growing ideologies. In any war, there have to be two sides and it is going to get dirty with secrets, power and more.

The Maze Runner – James Dashner

The Maze Runner – James Dashner
The Maze Runner – James Dashner

When Thomas got up from his sleep in the lift, the only thing that he could recall is his name. He is encircled by strangers – boys who have lost their memories like Thomas. Outside the very tall stone walls that surround the Glade is an immeasurable, ever-changing maze. That is the sole way out and nobody has ever made it through that maze, alive. Then a girl arrives and everything will possibly change, but in a good way or bad?

The Long Walk – Stephen King With Pen Name “Richard Bachman

Deadly Games Books: Books About Surviving the Games of Death - The Long Walk – Stephen King With Pen Name "Richard Bachman"
Deadly Games Books: Books About Surviving the Games of Death – The Long Walk – Stephen King With Pen Name “Richard Bachman

On the very first day of May month, 100 teen boys meet up for an event that is popular throughout the nation by the name The Long Walk. This event has certain rules and for breaking the rules, you only get three warnings, and if you cross that limit the consequence is horrifying.

Ready Player One– Ernest Cline

Ready Player One– Ernest Cline
Ready Player One– Ernest Cline

It’s 2044 and the reality is ugly like always. The only time when Wade Watts feels lively is when he is jacked in the virtual utopian world named OASIS. Wade gave all his life to studying all these mysterious puzzles concealed within this digital confine of OASIS. The puzzles are based on pop culture because of the creator’s obsession and the puzzle promises massive fortune to whoever will be able to unlock it.

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