Thursday, April 5, 2012

If You Liked Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Part 2)

You just finished the Hunger Games books or you can't seem to get a copy or you just saw the movie (or plan to) and you want more just like it. A few months ago, we posted a list of books that might help quiet that (ahem) hunger. But that wasn't enough!  Here are five more books that you might like if you enjoyed the Hunger Games trilogy (or the movie).

F Condie,A
Condie, Allyson Braithwaite. Matched. 
The Society is there to make the right choices for you—what to read, what to watch, what to believe, who to date. At least that is what Cassia always thought. At her Matching ceremony where the Society picks your ideal mate, she expects only one face to appear on the screen and it does…until a second one flashes right before the screen goes black. The Society tells her it is a rare malfunction, but she starts to doubt what she has always believed. She now faces an impossible choice: do what she has always been told or make her own choice who to love.

F Hautman,P
Hautman, Pete. Rash. 
It's 2074 and the U.S. has become the United Safer States of America (USSA), a nation obsessed with safety. Football, football, guns, large dogs, chainsaws and whole bunch of other things are illegal. 16 year old Bo Marsten is accused of causing a rash that spreads to his whole high school. When he loses his temper over the incident, he is shipped off to a manual labor prison camp in the Arctic Circle that is surrounded by polar bears. Bork, an artificial intelligence program he created for a science project tracks him down and offers to get his 5 year sentence reduced, but can he trust him?

F Oliver,L
Oliver, Lauren. Delirium.
With only 95 days before her 18th birthday when she would undergo the procedure to prevent it, Lena Haloway develops a deadly strain of amor deliria nervosa, otherwise known as love. She has learned all her life that love causes suffering, pain, impulsiveness, anxiety and other problems. The procedure is a cure that will prevent the disease from taking hold. When she meets Alex, one of the fugitive Invalids, a tribe of people that is uncured and lives a life of passion and freedom, she has choose between Alex and the wishes of her family.

F Smith,A
Smith, Alexander Gordon. Lockdown : Escape From Furnace.
Alex Sawyer is put in Furnace Penitentiary for a crime he didn't commit. Furnace is the most secure prison for young offenders in the world. It is buried a mile underground and is ruled by sadistic guards and brutal inmates who might drag you off in the middle of the night only to have you return weirdly altered. Alex faces life without parole unless he can escape with the help of a group of kids, some who have also been framed and others cold blooded killers.

F Stiefvater,M
Stiefvater, Maggie. The Scorpio Races.

Every November on the island of Thisby, the locals hold a deadly contest called the Scorpio Races. Contestants ride Capaill Uisce, man-eating water horses who rise from the autumn seas to terrorize the islanders. Some riders like Nineteen-year-old returning champion Sean Kendrick race to win or just to survive; others never make it to the finish line. Puck Connolly is the first girl ever to ride in the annual races. She is not prepared for what will happen next.

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