The hold list for The Hunger Games a mile long? Grab one of these books instead!

Are you anxious to read the Hunger Games trilogy now that you’ve seen the awesome movie, but have found yourself at the bottom of the hold list? Never fear, we’ve got some books to tide you over in the mean time! Read on for some books that share the same characteristics as Suzanne Collins’ trilogy.

Post-Apocalyptic/Dystopian Lit

Survival

Strong Female Characters (and not just the kind who can kick literal butt, though you might find those on the list, too, if you fancy that):

  • The Blue Sword and The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley (not only can these MCs kick butt, but they’re strong mentally and emotionally as well)
  • Finnikin of the Rock and Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta (you can’t beat Ms. Marchetta when it comes to characters of any kind, but Evanjalin, Quintana, Beatrice and Phaedra are some of my favorites)
  • The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater (Puck’s feisty, tough, and she enters a race with man-eating horses to save her family’s home. What’s not to love?)
  • The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson (Love, love, love Elisa and the transformation she undergoes in this book.)
  • Crown Duel by Sherwood Smith
  • Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers (Two words for you: assassin nuns. Doesn’t get much cooler than that.)

-Compiled by Jennifer in Reference

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