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Sunday, January 15, 2012

more dystopian obsessions

A few months ago, I wrote about some really good books one might enjoy if they liked the Hunger Games trilogy. So I thought I'd share again. :)
Over the holiday break I read a few books. A friend of mine told me about the Matched Trilogy by Allyson Condie, so I read books 1 and 2. Don't get your hopes up - the third book isn't out yet. :(
These books were difficult to put down and kept me up pretty late. Warning: They are a bit romantic, but hey, some of us don't mind that. ;)


While in Miami, I finished Crossed and was itching for something to read. Somehow I stumbled upon Maze Runner by James Dashner. This book is definitely more male oriented and took a few pages to keep my attention. I was baffled the entire time - there are no clues for the reader as to why these kids might not remember anything from their past or why they were placed in the Glade...
I am slightly interested in seeing the movie that I just discovered while searching for this image...
If you aren't into the little romances mixed into a lot of dystopian novels, you will probably like Maze Runner :)

My most recent read is Legend by Marie Lu [author that graduated from my high school a year after I did!]. I burned through this book pretty quick. It's from two points of view that end up intersecting...you can pretty much tell what is going to happen, but I still thought it was worth it. :)

xoxo

10 comments :

  1. I just finished Matched, and now I am about to start Crossed. I also love dystopian ya, and I certainly don't mind a little romance! : )

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  2. You should totally check out Battle Royale by Koushun Takami! It's quite a bit more graphic than the Hunger Games, but it's soo good!

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  3. Thank you for sharing these! I'm adding them to my to-read list!

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  4. In response to Emily's comment: Battle Royale is really good! In an awful way. I saw the movie several years ago, and I haven;t read Hunger Games yet, but sounds kind of similar! Definitely see if you can find Battle Royale (I guess there's a book and a movie, I only saw the movie)!

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  5. I'm going to give these book a try. I went back to the other blog post you linked and saw the little comment about The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. So funny because I was trying to read that but it was taking me forever to get through the chapters. Then Hunger Games came into my possession and it was game over. Ha, no pun intended. I am going to give The Girl a second try, just not yet. Happy reading!

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  6. If you like dystopian, which I'm guessing you do, haha, then I'd recommend Delirium by Lauren Oliver, I loved this book so much and the second in the series is coming out very soon. Another I loved beyond words was the Uglies series. Ahhh seriously good fiction. A little sci-fi-ish but definitely well worth the read.
    I hope you find some more fiction favourites from this.
    Happy reading. x

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  7. Just wait until you read The Scorch Trials (book 2 of the Maze Runner). There is a little romance involved in that book. Not going to reveal any spoilers, though.

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    1. awesome! i wasn't even considering continuing on...but now i might :) thanks!

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  8. I didn't know of maze runner until a girl in my bookclub recommended it, since I'm a curious person, I decided to read it, and it was awesome! I couldn't put it down, I read all three in a row without stopping. Tbh I rather dislike romance in dystopian stories, so I very much appreciate the way it was handled in MR, though it certainly existed it was subtle, the sort you mostly understand from characters interactions and pov rather than from mushy talk. I won't spoil anything but I rather liked the way the saga ended.

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  9. If you like a more advanced Christian read, you should def. read the Mark of the Lion series by Francine Rivers who also wrote several other great books. (Redeeming Love, The Last Sin Eater...)

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