Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Top Ten Books For People Who Like Suzanne Collins

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly post hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's post is Top Ten Books For People Who Like Suzanne Collins.
There have been a lot of people out there who have read The Hunger Games and absolutely loved the books.  While I fully support everyone picking up a book and reading, I'm an even bigger supporter of those who continue to pick up books after they find one they like.  So as one can expect, I'll be listing a lot of dystopians/strong female roles that I absolutely loved and think Hunger Games fans will enjoy.  Also, there's eleven instead of ten...

Across the Universe by Beth Revis
Article 5 by Kristen Simmons
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Divergent by Veronica Roth

The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
Partials by Dan Wells
The Pledge by Kimberly Derting
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Unwind by Neal Shusterman
XVI by Julia Karr


  1. I'm surprised by some of these, particularly Delirium and Shadow & Bone. Delirium I thought was great, but it was a love story, much more than it was a dystopian. And there was no action. Sort of the opposite of Hunger Games.

    And in Shadow & Bone the message is pretty clear that beauty = power, ugly = unworthiness. Not exactly the message of Suzanne Collins books.

    I do agree with Divergent though. And I'm excited to see XVI on there because no one I know has heard of it! Other than that, I haven't read these books, though plenty are on my TBR of course!

    1. Wow. I never thought of Shadow and Bone that way. Kind of surprised me...

      With Delirium, the fact that the whole book is about love should clue you in that love's involved. And I felt that The Hunger Games had some lovin' as well.

      And FYI, Article 5 is a major love story. Just warning you now...

    2. I just felt like Delirium and Hunger Games have nothing in common at all. There's some love in Hunger Games, sure, but it's not a love story. I haven't read Article 5 yet, but it is on my radar. I did check it out from the library once, but it had to go back :(

      There were a couple problems I had with Shadow and Bone, that being one of them. Like, when Alina went to the Little Palace to get done up to meet the king, she met that girl, the most beautiful girl presumably in the world, and of course all the other women hated her. All those with power had beauty, and all those without power were plain. Add that to the lack of research into Russian culture, and the damsel in distress that was Alina, I just didn't like the book D:

      Lol sorry for basically writing a novel here!


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