Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Teen Tuesday: If you are thankful for the Hunger Games, try these!

See the original list of 15 series here from Buzzfeed
Check out our display of these great books in the back of the Teen Area at the Greece Public Library!

1.  the Unwind Series by Neal Shusterman
Why you should read it: After the Second Civil War, a law was enforced to protect reproduction rights. Parents can choose to have their kids unwound, harvesting children’s organs and body parts for donors. The story is SUPER creepy, but completely addicting.

Fun fact: Shusterman says that the idea for Unwind came to him when he heard a news story about a scientist who claims that “within our lifetime, 100% of the human body will be viable for transplant.”

 2.  The Divergent Series by Veronica Roth

Why you should read it: Set in a dystopian society with five factions, a brave female protagonist must make a life-altering choice between her family and her true self. The more she learns about what she is, the more dangerous her journey becomes. You will finish this book in three days tops.

Fun fact: This book is being made into a movie (Divergent debuts in March 2014).   

3.  The Matched Trilogy by Ally Condie
Why you should read it: In this perfect world, the government dictates what you eat, how much you exercise, and matches you to the most compatible mate. But when Cassia is accidentally matched with two people, she falls in love with the unexpected choice and learns about the dirty secrets of her society.

Fun fact: Condie got the idea for Matched when her husband asked, “What if someone wrote the perfect algorithm for lining people up, and the government used it to decide who you married, when you married, etc.?”
4.  The Maze Runner Series by James Dashner
Why you should read it: A community of boys with no memory of their previous lives were gradually sent to the Glade, a mysterious place surrounded by a deadly maze. Their home becomes a ticking time bomb as they race to find a way out. Once you find out the truth, you won’t be able to contain all the feels.

Fun fact: This book will hit theaters in 2014, starring Dylan O’Brien.  Check out the Maze Runner movie.
5.  The Legend Series by Marie Lu
Why you should read it: On the now flooded coast of former Los Angeles, a young prodigy named June seeks out the most wanted criminal in the country in order to avenge her brother’s death. She soon discovers, though, that the truth is far from black and white. If you have a thing for fearless girls and bad boys, this series is for you.

Fun fact: Lu came up with Legend while watching Les Misérables by Victor Hugo. She was fascinated by the relationship between a wanted criminal and a gifted detective and wanted to explore it further.

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