dystopian book wormz

so far, like a lot of you, my favorite book of all time is hunger games.
as well as catching fire and mockingjay.

i picked up this trilogy because i saw students with their noses buried in Hunger Games [same reason i read the Twilight saga]. i had to know what the deal was, so i checked them out from the school library [thanks paula!]. and could not put them down. i seriously love the kind of book where i will arrive at my destinations a bit earlier just so i have time to read in the car…

because i have noticed a lot more people getting into the series, i thought i would make a few recommendations…sort of an “if you like this, read this” type deal 🙂

Divergent [by Veronica Roth].
i went through it so fast that, months later, I forgot I read it!
which is crazy because i really enjoyed it. strange…i know.
a student noticed that I was reading the Hunger game trilogy and recommended Graceling and Fire by Kristin Cashore. I liked Graceling a tad more, but they are both awesome 🙂

more recently, i finished reading Ashes, by Ilsa Bick. it was a pretty VIP read because the book wasn’t out yet [librarian friend, remember?]. this book is a LOT darker than the Hunger Games…
and there are a couple twists that make you go “WHAT!!!” definitely worth the read…and the wait for book two that doesn’t come out until next year! ugh!

okay….so anyone that has read any of these books…what can you recommend to me??? i am in dire need of a book i don’t want to put down 🙂

and i tried getting into the girl with the dragon tattoo…but i couldn’t do it. i will try again at a later date…



  1. You NEED to read "Matched" & "Wither," & maybe the "Uglies" series. I also love the Mortal Instruments Series, which isn't set in a dystopian future but is AWESOME, & they're long & there are three of them, so they'll keep you busy for awhile.

    Thanks for the recs!

  2. ooo I will have to check those out!! I need a book that I cant put down! Also, I heard that "Why Men Love B****es" is a really good book also!!!

  3. I recommend the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy… I haven't read any of the ones you listed, but have now added them to my Goodreads list… I sent you a friend request on there too… so be my friend 🙂

  4. I loved hunger games! I will have the check these out too.

    I also read the Uglies trilogy after Hunger games and enjoyed that one as well.

  5. The Hunger Games is my favorite book as well. I'm finishing up Divergent now, and I am so in love with it. I think you'll really enjoy Blood Red Road. I really loved it. 🙂

  6. A Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood is a really good dystopian novel, if you're looking for one of those. And, for the record, I hated Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. It wasn't poorly written, just SOOOO not my kind of thing. I guess I don't see what all the fuss was about!

  7. This is not dystopian, but dark and lovely: Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn. One of my all-time faves!

  8. Right thats it, I've seen too many people talk about the Hunger Games, I'm going to buy it right now. Hope its as good as everyone is saying

  9. Roxy,

    I love any books by Bret Easton Ellis – I started reading his work 11 years ago + I love him. Also, Nick Hornby is brilliant. Read High Fidelity – the movie was fantastic, but the book gives you more insight to the characters. Its one of the few books that produced a great movie.

    Have you read the Game of Thrones series? Everyone keeps telling me to read those, since I read The Hunger Games trilogy.

    I can't wait for the movie to come out. I need to get tickets for the midnight showing!


  10. I went on a dystopian kick for a while, but it seemed the more I read the worse they got. I thought Graceling was awful. There were times I actually laughed out loud a the syntax the author was using. I think the word count of "for" exceeded the use of "the". That being said, the trilogy as a whole made for entertaining reading and a good story. Fire was better; I enjoyed the storyline more. Of the three, Bitterblue (the third of the series) was my favorite.

    Matched and Crossed were fun. I'll probably buy Reached on Monday.

    Another interesting choice is Unwind by Neal Shusterman.

    As far as Girl With a Dragon Tattoo, give it another shot. It takes a while to get going, but when it does you'll want to race into The Girl Who Played With Fire.

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