The World is Watching!

The time has come.  The captivating, bestselling Hunger Games is finally hitting the big screen.  I attended a midnight showing last night and thoroughly enjoyed the film adaptation.  Of course no movie can ever live up to the book :) , but it keeps a strong essence of the powerful story and is visually magnificent!

If you enjoyed this trilogy and are looking for more futuristic, dystopian, survival stories, try one of these: 

Legend by Marie Lu
June is a prodigy, the government's golden girl.  Day is an infamous criminal, risking it all time and again to steal medicine for his family.  When their paths cross, their lives change forever. 

Divergent by Veronica Roth
What is your strength?  Are you brave? ... honest? ... selfless? ...intelligent? ... or, a peace maker?  Beatrice is 16 and must decide.  Society is divided into 5 factions based on these traits.  Does she choose the one that truly defines her ... even if it requires her to break all ties with her family and the only life she's ever known? 

Blood Red Road by Moira Young
When Saba's twin brother Lugh is kidnapped, she and her little sister Emmi set out across the desolate Dustlands.  Everyday is a fight to survive as the girls must overcome treacherous conditions and brutal bandits in hopes of finding their beloved brother.  

Enclave by Ann Aguirre
New York City has been basically destroyed and most of the survivors have moved underground to live in enclaves beneath the former city.  When Deuce is 15, she is named a huntress and paired with the mysterious Fade who lived once lived Topside.  Together the make some startling discoveries about the neighboring enclaves and truths about their own.      

Matched series by Ally Condie
What if the government made life's most important decisions for you, including who you would match with for life?  Cassie has always trusted the decisions of The Society.  She is thrilled when she matches with childhood friend Xander.  But, why does the CD of her match momentarily flash with Ky, the outsider of the community?  And, why can't she stop thinking about him?  Who is her perfect match?  Does The Society really know what's best? 

Partials by Dan Wells
There are very few humans left in the United States due to a debilitating virus.  And, none of the newborn babies are immune and able to survive.  Medical intern Kira is determined to find an answer and a way to save these young lives.  But, she might lose her own - and her friends' - in the process.  

The Maze Runner trilogy by James Dashner
When Thomas awakes in the elevator, he has no idea how he got there and remembers nothing but his name.  When the doors open, he finds himself with a group of other kids also wondering how they ended up in the Glade and all faced with same challenge:  find a way out of the maze.   

1 comment:

  1. Do you know any good books other than these? Like books that keep you up all night because you can't put them down and have to finish them? I feel like I've read all the good books!



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