This Riot Recommendation asking for the best YA dystopias is sponsored by Dealing in Dreams by Lilliam Rivera.
Nalah leads the fiercest all-girl crew in Mega City. That role brings with it violent throw downs and access to the hottest boydega clubs, but the sixteen-year-old grows weary of the life. Her dream is to get off the streets and make a home in the exclusive Mega Towers, in which only a chosen few get to live. To make it to the Mega towers, Nalah must prove her loyalty to the city’s benevolent founder and cross the border in a search for a mysterious gang the Ashé Ryders. Led by a reluctant guide, Nalah battles other crews and her own doubts, but the closer she gets to her goal, the more she loses sight of everything—and everyone— she cares about. Nalah must do the unspeakable to get what she wants—a place to call home. But is a home just where you live? Or who you choose to protect?
If the children are our future, we better stuff them full of the best YA dystopias there are (and read as many as we can ourselves, so we can all survive this hellscape)! Too dark? What can I say—it’s dystopia! Drop down into the comments and tell us the best YA dystopias, and next week we’ll have that we’re-all-gonna-be-prepared list for you—and for ourselves! *Puts on helmet, grabs books.*