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Best book to read after The Hunger Games?
« on: February 09, 2012, 04:08:11 pm »
There's tons of dystopian YA out there now and I'm having trouble deciding which one to go for next! What are the best ones in your opinion?

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    Re: Best book to read after The Hunger Games?
    « Reply #1 on: February 09, 2012, 05:20:19 pm »
    Harper Collins put out a sample of several dystopian YA books a couple of months ago. It's free, at least in the U.S.


    I haven't purchased it yet, but I was very intrigued by the excerpt of Divergent, and it will probably be my next non-bargain purchase.
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    Re: Best book to read after The Hunger Games?
    « Reply #2 on: February 09, 2012, 09:01:50 pm »
    After I finished the Hunger Games Trilogy, I read the Maze Runner Trilogy by James Dashner & Divergent by Veronica Roth, I loved these books & highly recommend them. I'm currently reading the last book in the Chaos Walking Trilogy by Patrick Ness, they are really good also, The first book starts off a little slow, but it gets really good after the 3rd chapter & continues from book to book.

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    Re: Best book to read after The Hunger Games?
    « Reply #3 on: February 10, 2012, 05:40:12 am »
    My favorites recently have been:
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    Re: Best book to read after The Hunger Games?
    « Reply #4 on: February 10, 2012, 05:58:04 am »
    My daughter LOVED Divergent too. Also Jonathan Maberry's zombie trilgogy (Dust and Decay etc.)

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    Re: Best book to read after The Hunger Games?
    « Reply #5 on: February 10, 2012, 08:36:50 am »
    How about The ROAD?

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    Re: Best book to read after The Hunger Games?
    « Reply #6 on: February 10, 2012, 10:46:37 am »
    After I finished the Hunger Games Trilogy, I read the Maze Runner Trilogy by James Dashner & Divergent by Veronica Roth, I loved these books & highly recommend them. I'm currently reading the last book in the Chaos Walking Trilogy by Patrick Ness, they are really good also, The first book starts off a little slow, but it gets really good after the 3rd chapter & continues from book to book.

    I went through the same thing after reading The Hunger Games. Of the ones mentioned above, I think Divergent was my favorite. I also recommend Unwind by Neal Shusterman.
         

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    Re: Best book to read after The Hunger Games?
    « Reply #7 on: February 11, 2012, 06:29:07 am »
    Oh, I'm glad I came across this thread cause I'm just about to finish up Mockingjay.  Thanks for the suggestions!

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    Re: Best book to read after The Hunger Games?
    « Reply #8 on: February 11, 2012, 07:06:35 am »
    My son was asking same - I'm introducing him to Piers Anthony Adept Series

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    Re: Best book to read after The Hunger Games?
    « Reply #9 on: February 11, 2012, 07:15:39 am »
    I'm book marking this post...my daughter just finished up Mokingjay and she gets so sad when a series is over  :o

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    Re: Best book to read after The Hunger Games?
    « Reply #10 on: February 11, 2012, 11:50:45 am »
    Once I am done with the Enders game series I will be getting Divergent thanks for the ideas :)

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    Re: Best book to read after The Hunger Games?
    « Reply #11 on: February 11, 2012, 12:15:59 pm »
    Maybe this seems obvious, but Battle Royale? Although the concept is similar (kids forced into killing each other) it's really very different.  Overall better, in my opinion, but again, they're completely different stories.
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    Re: Best book to read after The Hunger Games?
    « Reply #12 on: February 13, 2012, 12:20:14 am »
    Divergent (previously mentioned) was probably the closest I came to being dystopian satisfied, and while it's more fantasy, Daughter of Smoke and Bone was also an amazing followup read.

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    Re: Best book to read after The Hunger Games?
    « Reply #13 on: February 13, 2012, 04:08:27 am »
    I havn't read the Hunger Games, however I just finished The Weeping Empress. I mention this because in the Kirkus review for Forsythe's book The Hunger Game is recommended as similar.


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    Re: Best book to read after The Hunger Games?
    « Reply #14 on: February 19, 2012, 03:39:13 pm »
    Put me down for another vote for the Piers Anthony Apprentice Adept series.  Luckily for me, a quick google of the series shows there's a total of 7 books.  I only read the first 3 and didn't notice the other 4 came out.  Put it on my "to read" list.

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    Re: Best book to read after The Hunger Games?
    « Reply #15 on: February 19, 2012, 06:19:05 pm »
    One series I found after Hunger Games was Uglies/Pretties/Specials by Scott Westfield.. 

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    Re: Best book to read after The Hunger Games?
    « Reply #16 on: February 20, 2012, 08:48:10 pm »
    I just read The Gate to Women's Country by Sheri S. Tepper. A little slow at the start, but a similar take on a future "post-American" world. By the time I got through the first couple chapters, I was really into it.

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    Re: Best book to read after The Hunger Games?
    « Reply #17 on: February 21, 2012, 04:22:22 pm »
    I just read The Gate to Women's Country by Sheri S. Tepper. A little slow at the start, but a similar take on a future "post-American" world. By the time I got through the first couple chapters, I was really into it.

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    Ooh! Good idea. I remember reading that ten or twelve years ago and thoroughly enjoying it.

    I also agree with the pp about Divergent. I think it has a very similar balance of politics and relationship to Hunger Games. While Uglies, Pretties, etc were fun, I found them a little bit fluffier.

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    Re: Best book to read after The Hunger Games?
    « Reply #18 on: February 21, 2012, 04:37:27 pm »
    Divergent was a great book, but I'd pass on Enclave. Don't forget that there are plenty of indies who write in this genre too!

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    Re: Best book to read after The Hunger Games?
    « Reply #19 on: March 04, 2012, 09:28:11 am »
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    Re: Best book to read after The Hunger Games?
    « Reply #20 on: March 05, 2012, 07:49:34 am »
    Came across this list on goodreads...

    Maze Runner Trilogy by James Dashner
    Chaos Walking Trilogy by Patrick Ness
    Divergent by Veronica Roth
    Unwind by Neal Shusterman
    Gone by Michael Grant
    The Long Walk by Stephen King
    The Uglies trilogy by Scott Westerfield
    Sharp North series by Patrick Cave
    Ender's Saga by Orson Scott Card
    Graceling series by Kristin Cashore
    Legend by Marie Lu
    Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalup
    Matched series by Ally Condie
    Delirium by Lauren Oliver
    Birthmarked by Caragh O'Brien
    Blood Red Road by Moira Young
    The Forest of Hands & Teeth by Carrie Ryan
    The Silenced by James DeVita
    Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
    Truancy by Isamu Fukui
    Lord of the Flies by William Golding
    Rash by Pete Hautman
    1984 by George Orwell
    Maximum Ride by James Patterson
    The Hungry City Chronicles by Philip Reeve
    How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
    House of Stairs by William Sleator
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    Re: Best book to read after The Hunger Games?
    « Reply #21 on: March 05, 2012, 06:53:43 pm »
    I just read the Hunger Games, and loved it and am in the same spot.  I want to read the next in the series, but feel like I need to cleanse my palate to enjoy it.  So I picked up The Help.  It's so very different, I know.  Really good, but couldn't be more different.  Sometimes I go from one extreme to another in genres so I can fully appreciate.  Just me.


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    Re: Best book to read after The Hunger Games?
    « Reply #22 on: March 09, 2012, 06:15:52 am »
    I agree wholeheartedly with the idea of cleansing one's reading palate, as it is too easy to fall into a trap where you are looking to repeat a reading experience and end up being disappointed  by a perfectly good book.

    However, I will also agree with the recommendation of Divergent by Veronica Roth and the Ender books by Orson Scott Card. Happy reading!
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    Re: Best book to read after The Hunger Games?
    « Reply #23 on: March 09, 2012, 12:36:40 pm »
    I was devastated when I got to the end of The Hunger Games and didn't think I'd ever find another book I loved ever again.  And then I found Angelfall by Susan Ee.  It filled that very big hole in my heart and I can't recommend it highly enough.  It is GORGEOUS.  When I first saw all those five-star reviews, I thought someone must be faking something, but, no.  It is really that good.  I added my five stars to the chorus. 



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    Re: Best book to read after The Hunger Games?
    « Reply #24 on: March 09, 2012, 12:54:19 pm »
    If you didn't mind the use of the present tense in The Hunger Games, then you might be ready for Charles Stross's Halting State, which is written in second person present tense. :) It's a near-future, somewhat dystopian, and a pretty good story, though I never really got completely comfortable with that 2nd person thing.

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