Monday, April 28, 2014

*Top 10 Tuesday Presents* Top Ten Books If You Liked Hunger Games

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic and we all share our thoughts on that topic! I decided it was finally time to jump on board with this wicked fun meme!

This week it is books are similar in nature to the Hunger Games.
Note: This list is definitely subjective and incomplete. Feel free to add your 
own recommendations by leaving me a comment!

*Synopsis's are all from Goodreads*

1. Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant by Veronica Roth

In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue--Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives.

2. Matched, Crossed, Reached by Ally Condie

Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate... until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black.

3. The Maze Runner, The Scorch Trials, The Death Cure by James Dashner

"If you ain't scared, you ain't human." 
When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He's surrounded by strangers--boys whose memories are also gone.
Outside the towering stone walls that surround the Glade is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It's the only way out--and no one's ever made it through alive.
Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying.

4. Graceling, Fire, Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore

Katsa has been able to kill a man with her bare hands since she was eight - she's a Graceling, one of the rare people in her land born with an extreme skill. As niece of the king, she should be able to live a life of privilege, but Graced as she is with killing, she is forced to work as the king's thug.

5. Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, Winter (The Lunar Chronicles) by Marissa Meyer

6. The Gone series by Michael Grant
(Gone, Hunger, Lies, Plague, Fear, Light)

In the blink of an eye, everyone disappears. Gone. Except for the young.

There are teens, but not one single adult. Just as suddenly, there are no phones, no internet, no television. No way to get help. And no way to figure out what's happened.

Hunger threatens. Bullies rule. A sinister creature lurks. Animals are mutating. And the teens themselves are changing, developing new talents—unimaginable, dangerous, deadly powers—that grow stronger by the day. It's a terrifying new world. Sides are being chosen, a fight is shaping up. Townies against rich kids. Bullies against the weak. Powerful against powerless. And time is running out: On your birthday, you disappear just like everyone else...

7. Delirium, Pandemonium, Requiem by Lauren Oliver

Lauren Oliver's Delirium is a YA Dystopian novel told in the first POV by 17 year old Magdalena (Lena) Haloway. It has been 64 years since the love was identified as a disease in the US. 43 years since scientists perfected a so called cure which really doesn't work on everyone. It is a country where physical contact between the sexes or uncureds is forbidden and those who don't conform to the wishes of the government, are sent into the Crypts (think Guantanamo Bay) where they are never heard from again.

As the story unfolds, Lena is 95 days away from her own "cure" for amora delina nervosa (Love) and is looking forward to it. 

8. Legend, Prodigy, Champion by Marie Lu

What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem. 

9. Partials Sequence (Partials, Fragments, Ruins) by Dan Wells

Humanity is all but extinguished after a war with Partials—engineered organic beings identical to humans—has decimated the population. Reduced to only tens of thousands by a weaponized virus to which only a fraction of humanity is immune, the survivors in North America have huddled together on Long Island. But sixteen-year-old Kira is determined to find a solution. As she tries desperately to save what is left of her race, she discovers that that the survival of both humans and Partials rests in her attempts to answer questions about the war's origin that she never knew to ask.

10. The Razorland trilogy (Enclave, Outpost, Horde) by Ann Aguirre

New York City has been decimated by war and plague, and most of civilization has migrated to underground enclaves, where life expectancy is no more than the early 20's. When Deuce turns 15, she takes on her role as a Huntress, and is paired with Fade, a teenage Hunter who lived Topside as a young boy. When she and Fade discover that the neighboring enclave has been decimated by the tunnel monsters - or Freaks - who seem to be growing more organized, the elders refuse to listen to warnings. And when Deuce and Fade are exiled from the enclave, the girl born in darkness must survive in daylight - guided by Fade's long-ago memories - in the ruins of a city whose population has dwindled to a few dangerous gangs.

Honorable Mention:

Dust Lands series by Moira Young
Ashes, Ashes by Jo Treggiari
Across the Universe by Beth Revis
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld


  1. I'm not the biggest dystopian reader. Then I saw the trailer for Maze Runner and would want to see that. I wouldn't read it but I'd totally watch it. Weird right? LOL

  2. Great list Shelley. I love dystopian movies and books. I need to read The Maze Runner. It's been on my radar for a long time, but I haven't got around to it yet.

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  4. What I love is that I have read most the books on your list! I love these types of books.

    Top Ten Tuesday- Clue!

  5. Gah, I've only read Cinder out of all of these books, but I want to read them all! Great list!
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  6. OOoh nice picks! Only read Divergent trilogy but loved it!

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  7. Great list! Still have a few of these I need to get to but the ones I have read I completely agree!

  8. I love so many of these! Cress, Partials, Divergent, Legend, and Graceling are so good - great recommendations :)

    - Kritika @ Snowflakes & Spider Silk