Niki’s Book Recommendations

If you liked: The Hunger Games By Suzanne Collins

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Then you might also like:

42Title: Partials

Author: Dan Wells

Series: Partials #1

Genre: Teen Fantasy

This is my top recommend for books similar to HG. It has an excellent fast-paced plot, interesting characters, and compelling conflicts. It is also written beautifully, landing itself as my favorite book of 2013! Read full review

divergentTitle: Divergent

Author: Veronica Roth

Series: Divergent #1

Genre: Teen Fantasy

What I loved most about the HG (aside from how well it was written) was the unique concept behind it. Divergent also had a highly original plot that actually kept me up into the night (I hardly ever sacrifice sleep for books anymore). Read full review

aTitle: Delirium

Author: Lauren Oliver

Series: Delirium#1

Genre: Teen Fantasy

Although this dystopian novel focuses more on the romanic element, the overall arc of the plot and general writing style are quite similar to the Hunger Games.

a1Title: Uglies

Author: Scott Westerfeld

Series: Uglies #1

Genre: Teen Fantasy

This series was one of the first dystopian books on the market, and no doubt an inspiration to many writers. I loved the idea, I loved the world, and I loved the characters. This is a must-read classic for any dystopian lover. Read full review

a2Title: Matched

Author: Ally Condie

Series: Matched #1

Genre: Teen Fantasy

Like Delirium, matched is more focused on the romantic aspect of the story rather than fast-paced action, but it’s still an excellent dystopian novel in its own right. Its kind of a cool mix between Fahrenheit 451 and the HG. Definitely geared more towards women.

a1Title: Ship Breaker

Author: Paolo Bacigalupi

Series: N/A

Genre: Teen Fantasy

Ship Breaker reminded me a lot of the HG because it had a similar overall feel to the story.  It sounds weird, but it made me somehow nostalgic of Suzanne Collin’s work, and was such a good story I remember it vividly several years later. It definitely made me want to read some of his other fantasy novels.

Well, there you have it! My top picks for books like Hunger Games. Let me know if I’m missing any really good ones! :)

Coming Soon: Requiem

Mar 5Title: Requiem

Series: Delirium Trilogy #3

Author: Lauren Oliver

Genre: Teen Fantasy

Release Date: March 5, 2013

Not sure if I would like this series or not, I started skimming through the first chapter of “Delirium”… then soon found myself curled up on a chair, engrossed in the story. It has one of those memorable plot lines that sticks with you long after you’ve finished. I highly recommend these if you enjoyed the “Matched” trilogy by Ally Condie or even “Divergent” by Veronica Roth. Get excited because the final book of the series comes out in a few months – I can’t wait!

If you are new to this author, here’s some information on her previous works:

aTitle: Delirium (Delirium Trilogy #1)

Overview: They say that the cure for Love will make me happy and safe forever. And I’ve always believed them. Until now. Now everything has changed. Now, I’d rather be infected with love for the tiniest sliver of a second than live a hundred years smothered by a lie.

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sTitle: Pandemonium (Delirium Trilogy #2)

Overview: I’m pushing aside the memory of my nightmare, pushing aside thoughts of Alex,pushing aside thoughts of Hana and my old school.
Like Raven taught me to do.
The old life is dead. But the old Lena is dead too. I buried her. I left her beyond a fence, behind a wall of smoke and flame.

Extras:

hanaTitle: Hana (Delirium Novella)

Overview: The summer before they’re supposed to be cured of the ability to love, best friends Lena and Hana begin to drift apart. While Lena shies away from underground music and parties with boys, Hana jumps at her last chance to experience the forbidden. For her, the summer is full of wild music, dancing—and even her first kiss. But on the surface, Hana must be a model of perfect behavior. She meets her approved match, Fred Hargrove, and glimpses the safe, comfortable life she’ll have with him once they marry. As the date for her cure draws ever closer, Hana desperately misses Lena, wonders how it feels to truly be in love, and is simultaneously terrified of rebelling and of falling into line.

asTitle: Annabel (Delirium Novella)

Release Date: December 26, 2012 (ebook)

Overview: Lena Halloway’s mother, Annabel, supposedly committed suicide when Lena was only six years old. That’s the lie that Lena grew up believing, but the truth is very different. As a rebellious teenager, Annabel ran away from home and straight into the man she knew she was destined to marry. The world was different then—the regulations not as stringent, the cure only a decade old. Fast forward to the present, and Annabel is consigned to a dirty prison cell, where she nurtures her hope of escape and scratches one word over and over into the walls: Love. But Annabel, like Lena, is a fighter. Through chapters that alternate between her past and present, Annabel reveals the story behind her failed cures, her marriage, the births of her children, her imprisonment, and, ultimately, her daring escape.

asdTitle: Raven (Delerium Novella)

Release Date: March 5, 2012 (ebook)

Overview: forthcoming

*Overviews taken from bn.com

Coming Soon: Annabel by Lauren Oliver

Title: Annabel

Series: Delirium

Author: Lauren Oliver

Release Date: December 26, 2012 Now Available!

I am actually really looking forward to reading this novella. Annabel is an extremely fascinating character, and I remember thinking I wanted to read more about her. Hopefully it will help hold me over until “Requiem” comes out in March.