Hunger Games Read-Alikes

Feed By Anderson, M. T. Paperback - 2004 YA AND Available in some locations

Annotation:For Titus and his friends, it started out like any ordinary trip to the moon - a chance to party during spring break and play with some stupid low-grav at the Ricochet Lounge. But that was before the crazy hacker caused all their feeds to malfunction, sending them to the hospital to lie around with nothing inside their heads for days. And it was before Titus met Violet, a beautiful, brainy teenage girl who has decided to fight the feed and its omnipresent ability to categorize human thoughts and desires.

Across the Universe
Across the Universe By Revis, Beth Book - 2011 YA REV Available in some locations

Annotation:Cryogenically frozen centuries ago, Amy and her parents are on their way to a new planet aboard the spaceship, Godspeed. Unplugged from her cryo chamber, Amy discovers she has been awoken 50 years early, in a failed murder attempt. With Elder, the future leader of the ship, by her side they are on an adventure filled with murder, lies, dreams, and stars.

Ashes By Bick, Ilsa J. Book - 2011 YA BIC Available in some locations

Annotation:Alex, Tom, and Ellie join forces after an electromagnetic pulse sweeps through the sky. The pulse kills most of the world’s population and destroys all computer devices, but it also turns some who remain into zombies or gives them superhuman senses.

Divergent By Roth, Veronica Book - 2011 YA ROT All copies in use Availability details Holds: 2 on 7 copies

Annotation:Abnegation (selfless), Erudite (intelligence), Candor (honesty), Amity (peace), or Dauntless (brave): where would you fit? Beatrice lives in a society where she must choose either to remain with her family’s faction or set off towards independence and her beliefs. And what happens when the unity between these factions begins to fall apart?

Wither By DeStefano, Lauren Book - 2011 YA DES Available in some locations

Annotation:In the future, experimental genetics ensures that males only live to 25 and females to 20. When 16-year-old Rhine is kidnapped and sold into marriage, she is determined not to let her walls down for anyone so she can escape and go home to her brother. But when she meets her sister wives and Gabriel, a handsome servant, she finds it harder than ever as she tries to plan her escape under the watchful eye of her sinister father-in-law.

Rot & Ruin
Rot & Ruin By Maberry, Jonathan Book - 2010 YA MAB Available in some locations

Annotation:Benny has never known a world without zombies, but that doesn’t mean that he’s excited about apprenticing with his half-brother, Tom, as a zombie hunter. Outside their survivor community, the open world (or the “Rot and Ruin”) is full of zombies, as well as other things that are even more dangerous.

Unwind By Shusterman, Neal Book - 2007 YA SHU Available in some locations

Annotation:Connor's parents want to be rid of him because he's a troublemaker. Risa has no parents and is being unwound to cut orphanage costs. Lev's unwinding has been planned since his birth, as part of his family's strict religion. Brought together by chance, and kept together by desperation, these three unlikely companions make a harrowing cross-country journey, knowing their lives hang in the balance. If they can survive until their eighteenth birthday, they can't be harmed -- but when every piece of them, from their hands to their hearts, are wanted by a world gone mad, eighteen seems far, far away.

Legend By Lu, Marie, 1984- Book - 2011 YA LU Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 8 copies

Annotation:June, a fifteen-year-old military prodigy, is hunting Day, the outlaw she believes is responsible for her brother’s death. What will happen when the two meet and discover the government is corrupt?

Matched By Condie, Allyson Braithwaite Paperback - 2011 YA CON Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 4 copies

Annotation:Cassia lives a perfect life thanks to The Society, which controls every aspect of her existence. Then a supposed computer glitch makes it unclear who her mate should be, and she begins to question if The Society always knows what’s best.

Cinder By Meyer, Marissa Book - 2012 YA MEY Available in some locations

Annotation:A futuristic retelling of the classic Cinderella, Cinder, a cyborg and talented mechanic, lives with her cruel stepmother and two stepsisters in the plague-ridden New Beijing. Soon after meeting Prince Kai, Cinder must find the truths of her past, which may help to save the future.

Enclave By Aguirre, Ann Book - 2011 YA AGU Available in some locations

Annotation:In a post-apocalyptic future, fifteen-year-old Deuce, a loyal Huntress, brings back meat while avoiding the Freaks outside her enclave, but when she is partnered with the mysterious outsider, Fade, she begins to see that the strict ways of the elders may be wrong--and dangerous.

Dark Life
Dark Life By Falls, Kat Book - 2010 YA FAL Available in some locations

Annotation:When 15-year-old Ty, who has always lived on the ocean floor, joins Topside girl Gemma in the frontier's underworld to seek and stop outlaws who threaten his home, they learn that the government may pose an even greater threat.

The Dead and the Gone
The Dead and the Gone By Pfeffer, Susan Beth, 1948- Book - 2008 YA PFE Available in some locations

Annotation:Companion book to 'Life As We Knew It'. After a meteor hits the moon and sets off a series of horrific climate changes, seventeen-year-old Alex Morales must take care of his sisters alone in the chaos of New York City.

Exodus By Bertagna, Julie Book - 2008 J BER Available in some locations

Annotation:In the year 2100, as the island of Wing is about to be covered by water, fifteen-year-old Mara discovers the existence of New World sky cities that are safe from the storms and rising waters, and convinces her people to travel to one of these cities in order to save themselves.

Gone By Grant, Michael, 1954- Book - 2008 YA GRA Available in some locations

Annotation:In a small town on the coast of California, everyone over the age of 14 suddenly disappears, setting up a battle between the remaining town residents and the students from a local private school, as well as those who have "The Power" and are able to perform supernatural feats and those who do not.

Graceling By Cashore, Kristin Paperback - 2008 YA CAS All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:In a world where people are sometimes honored and frequently feared for their graces, a special talent marked by two different eye colors, Katsa is feared for her killing grace. She breaks away from her uncle, King Randa, who is using her grace for his own benefits. She goes on a journey with Po who also has a mysterious grace, and together they come to terms with the intricacies of their graces and their relationship to each other.

Incarceron By Fisher, Catherine, 1957- Book - 2010 YA FIS Available in some locations

Annotation:To free herself from an upcoming arranged marriage, Claudia, the daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, a futuristic prison with a mind of its own, decides to help a young prisoner escape.

The Knife of Never Letting Go
The Knife of Never Letting Go By Ness, Patrick, 1971- Paperback - 2008 YA NES Available in some locations

Annotation:Pursued by power-hungry Prentiss and mad minister Aaron, young Todd and Viola set out across New World searching for answers about his colony's true past and seeking a way to warn the ship bringing hopeful settlers from Old World.

Life as We Knew It
Life as We Knew It By Pfeffer, Susan Beth, 1948- Book - 2006 YA PFE Available in some locations

Annotation:Companion to 'The Dead and the Gone'. Through journal entries sixteen-year-old Miranda describes her family's struggle to survive after a meteor hits the moon, causing worldwide tsunamis, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions.

Little Brother
Little Brother By Doctorow, Cory Book - 2008 YA DOC All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Set in the near future, this anti-establishment thriller follows 17-year-old Marcus who is being interrogated for days by the Department of Homeland Security in the aftermath of a major terrorist attack on San Francisco, California. He is released into what is now a police state, and decides to use his expertise in computer hacking to set things right.

The Maze Runner
The Maze Runner By Dashner, James, 1972- Book - 2009 YA DAS Available in some locations

Annotation:Teenage boys are deposited from a freight elevator into the middle of an enormous maze with no memory of their prior life or how they got there. One of the boys, 16-year-old Thomas, comes to a frightening understanding that he and the other boys must lock themselves in at night just to remain alive, and fight for their survival and a way to escape by day.

Nomansland By Hauge, Lesley Book - 2010 YA HAU Available in some locations

Annotation:Living under a strict code of conduct in an all-female community 500 years after the earth's destruction, a sensitive teenage girl raised to be a hunter discovers forbidden relics from the Time Before.

The Other Side of the Island
The Other Side of the Island By Goodman, Allegra Book - 2008 J GOO Available in some locations

Annotation:Born in the eighth year of Enclosure, a future world where misinformation is delivered daily and weather is controlled by The Corporation, Honor's scientist parents are taken away when they defy The Corporation and have an illegal second child. It is up to Honor and her friend Helix, another "Unpredictable," to uncover a terrible secret about their Island and the Corporation that runs everything.

Rash By Hautman, Pete, 1952- Paperback - 2007 YA HAU Available in some locations

Annotation:In a future society that has decided it would "rather be safe than free, " sixteen-year-old Bo's anger control problems land him in a tundra jail where he survives with the help of his running skills and an artificial intelligence program named Bork.

Shade's Children
Shade's Children By Nix, Garth Paperback - 2003 YA NIX Available in some locations

Annotation:In a savage post-nuclear world, four young fugitives attempt to overthrow the bloodthirsty rule of the Overlords with the help of Shade, their mysterious mentor.

Ship Breaker
Ship Breaker By Bacigalupi, Paolo Book - 2010 YA BAC Available in some locations

Annotation:In a futuristic world, teen Nailer scavenges copper wiring from grounded oil tankers for a living, but when he finds a beached clipper ship with a girl in the wreckage, he has to decide if he should strip the ship for its wealth or rescue the girl.

The Silenced
The Silenced By DeVita, James Book - 2007 YA DEV All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Consigned to a prison-like Youth Training Facility because of her parents' political activities, Marena organizes a resistance movement to combat the restrictive policies of the ruling Zero Tolerance party.

Tomorrow, When the War Began
Tomorrow, When the War Began By Marsden, John, 1950- Paperback - 2006 YA MAR Available in some locations

Annotation:When Ellie and her friends go camping, they have no idea they're leaving their old lives behind forever. Despite a less-than-tragic food shortage and a secret crush or two, everything goes as planned. But a week later, they return home to find their houses empty and their pets starving. Before long, they realize the country has been invaded, and the entire town has been captured--including their families and all their friends. Ellie and the other survivors face an impossible decision: They can flee for the mountains or surrender. Or they can fight.

Truancy By Fukui, Isamu, 1990- Book - 2008 YA FUK Available in some locations

Annotation:In the City, where an iron-fisted Mayor's goal is perfect control through education, 15-year-old Tack is torn between a growing sympathy for the Truancy, an underground movement determined to bring down the system at any cost, and the desire to avenge a death caused by a Truant.

Uglies By Westerfeld, Scott Book - 2005 YA WES All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:In Tally’s world, your 16th birthday brings an operation that turns you into a pretty and catapults you into a paradise where your only job is to have a great time. But Tally’s friend Shay isn’t sure she wants to be pretty. When Shay runs away, Tally learns there’s a darker side to the pretty world. Then the authorities offer Tally the worst choice she can imagine: find her friend and turn her in, or never turn pretty at all

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