Login
Password

Forgot your password?

If You Liked "The Hunger Games", Top 5 Book Series You Should Read Next

By 2 4

 

If you liked reading “The Hunger Games” trilogy, you are probably looking for your next great read.  Try out these series, they all incorporate some aspect of the Hunger Games that you enjoyed.  Please note:  The series are not ranked here in order from best to worst.  All series are great and must-reads.  Choose your favorite based on the information for each.

 

Book Series:

1) Skinned Trilogy by Robin Wasserman

Dystopian, Future, Sci-Fi, Drama, Action, Adventure

Lea used to have a perfect life.  She was popular, had the best boyfriend and was absolutely beautiful.  Then one day a car accident takes her life…well her body.  Lea’s entire personality & memories are downloaded into a new body.  A body that looks nothing like the old Lea, a body that doesn’t need to eat or drink.   She has become one of society’s most hated people- are they really people, or are “skinners” something else?  Follow Lea through the three books of the Cold Awakening series.  Learn about the future world she lives in, how her friends and family treat her now, and where she goes to find others just like her.  Can she save her friends?  Can she change the way the world looks at “skinners”?

Skinned (Skinned #1)     Rating:  5/5

Crashed (Skinned #2)    Rating:  4/5

Wired (Skinned #3)        Rating:  3/5

 

Skinned by Robin Wasserman (Cold Awakening Series)
Credit: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-HYjj0M_Pfkw/UghUN_18fzI/AAAAAAAAAg8/q5JzkcqqS7A/s1600/wasserman.png

 Image is not my own: Credit reserved for author at the above link and original photographer/creator.

 

Buy "Skinned", Book #1 in the trilogy here:

Skinned (Skinned Trilogy)
Amazon Price: $15.99 $5.39 Buy Now
(price as of May 7, 2014)

 

2) Gone Series by Michael Grant

Sci-Fi, Drama, Action, Adventure, Post-Apocalypse, Chaos

It is a normal day in Perdido Beach, California when in an instant everyone 15 years of age and older disappears.  Follow Sam, Astrid, Caine, Drake, Dekka and many others during their battles to stay alive while trying to figure out what is happening around them.  A book series that combines the violence of Hunger Games, the fear of The Shining, the mutations of X-Men and the instability of Lord of the Flies, Michael Grant will keep you on the edge of your seat for all six books of the series.  Read your way through Gone, Hunger, Lies, Plague, Fear and Light to find out what happened to Perdido Beach, where the adults went, and who can survive long enough to tell the stories of the FAYZ. 

                                    Gone (Gone #1)                Rating:  5/5

                                    Hunger (Gone #2)            Rating:  5/5

                                    Lies (Gone #3)                   Rating:  5/5

                                    Plague (Gone #4)             Rating:  5/5

                                    Fear (Gone #5)                 Rating:  5/5

                                    Light (Gone #6)                Rating:  5/5

Gone Series by Michael Grant
Credit: http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mai6psT7Fw1rd1pjqo1_500.png

Image is not my own: Credit reserved for author at the above link and original photographer/creator.

 

Buy "Gone", Book #1 in the series here: 

Gone
Amazon Price: $9.99 $4.37 Buy Now
(price as of May 7, 2014)

 

3) Uglies Series by Scott Westerfeld

Dystopian, Sci-Fi, Drama, Action, Adventure, Post-Apocalypse, Future, Surgery

In a technology and appearance based post-apocalyptic world, Tally Youngblood can’t decide if she wants to fit in or not.  A bug killed most of the population off years and years ago, but a new society has been built.  In today’s society all humans now receive a state-of-art surgery that makes you beautiful, symmetrical and thin on your 16th birthday.  They you move to New Pretty Town, a place to party hard and enjoy your new beauty.  However, not everyone wants to be pretty…

Uglies (Uglies #1)             Rating: 5/5

Pretties (Uglies #2)          Rating: 5/5

Specials (Uglies #3)         Rating: 4/5

Extras (Uglies #4)             Rating: 2/5

 

Uglies Series by Scott Westerfeld
Credit: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/--bCm6W6jjlQ/Tv-jWTsLJJI/AAAAAAAACdU/EjnEkS6i12I/s1600/dIMaytlq6cbFJOz.jpg

 Image is not my own: Credit reserved for author at the above link and original photographer/creator.

 

 

Buy "Uglies", Book #1 in the series here:

Uglies (The Uglies)
Amazon Price: $11.99 $4.96 Buy Now
(price as of May 7, 2014)

 

4) Unwind Dystology by Neal Shusterman

Sci-Fi, Drama, Action, Adventure, Post-Apocalypse, Future, Surgery

 The Second Civil War (the Heartland War) has led to a different United States than we are used to today.  In the future, Connor is fighting to stay alive.  He lives in a world where abortions are illegal but “unwinding” is an option.  All parents are offered the option of “unwinding” their children between the ages of 13 and 18.  While unwinds do not technically die, all of their organs are removed and donated for medical transplants.  Connor’s parents believe he’s more trouble than he’s worth and are having him sent to be unwound.  Will he escape surgery to continue living in his own body or will he be forced to live life through his organs, in the bodies of other humans around the country?

Unwind (Unwind #1)                      Rating: 5/5 stars

Unwind (Unwind #1.5)                  Rating: 3/5 stars

Unwind (Unwind #2)                      Rating: 5/5 stars

Unwind (Unwind #3)                      Rating: 5/5 stars

Unwind (Unwind #4)                      Expected Publication Date: 10/14/14

 

Unwind Dystology by Neal Shusterman
Credit: http://lightsallaround.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/dystologyjpg.jpg

 Image is not my own: Credit reserved for author at the above link and original photographer/creator.

 

Buy "Unwind", Book #1 in the dystology here:

Unwind (Unwind Dystology)
Amazon Price: $9.99 $1.97 Buy Now
(price as of May 7, 2014)

 

5) Legend Trilogy by Marie Lu

Dystopian, Drama, Action, Adventure, Post-Apocalypse, Future

Years in the future, the United States is split and the western area is now referred to as The Republic.  Living in The Republic, fifteen year-old, wealthy, elite, prodigy June is sent out to the slums to search for fifteen year-old most-wanted criminal, Day.  When the two begin falling in love with each other and people around them start dying, they start searching for answers.  What is the government trying to hide? And how far are they willing to go?

Legend (Legend #1)                         Rating: 4/5

Prodigy (Legend #2)                       Rating: 5/5

Champion (Legend #3)                   Rating: 5/5

Life Before Legend (#0.5)              Rating: 3/5

 

Legend Series by Marie Lu
Credit: http://www.ksharonk.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/marie-lu3.jpg

 Image is not my own: Credit reserved for author at the above link and original photographer/creator.

 

Buy "Legend", Book #1 in the trilogy here:

Legend
Amazon Price: $9.99 $3.88 Buy Now
(price as of May 7, 2014)

 

Honorable Mentions:

Both of these book series are worthy of ranking, however, due to the recent cinematic releases of the first movies in both series, they are popular enough not to need recommending.    

  • Divergent Trilogy by Veronica Roth

                     Divergent (Divergent #1)                              Rating: 5/5

                     Insurgent (Divergent #2)                              Rating: 5/5

                     Allegiant (Divergent #3)                               Rating: 4/5

 

Divergent Series by Veronica Roth
Credit: http://bookriotcom.c.presscdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Divergent-series-by-Veronica-Roth.png

 Image is not my own: Credit reserved for author at the above link and original photographer/creator.

 

  • The Maze Runner Series by James Dashner

                     The Maze Runner (Maze Runner #1)       Rating: 5/5 stars

                    The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner #2)         Rating: 4/5 stars

                    The Death Cure (Maze Runner #3)            Rating: 5/5 stars

                   The Kill Order (Maze Runner #0.5)            Rating: 3/5 stars

 

The Maze Runner Series by James Dashner
Credit: http://hookedonbooksreviewblog.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/maze-runner.png

Image is not my own: Credit reserved for author at the above link and original photographer/creator.

 

 

 

 

 

Images used are not my own: Credit reserved for authors at the above links and original photographers/creators.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Comments

May 7, 2014 10:15am
ashleyseville
Reading the Divergent series now, love it
May 8, 2014 4:24pm
stuartseville
Ah ah.... your Ashley"s friend..
May 8, 2014 5:40pm
SamSchaefer
..yea..I friended her after she commented on my article bc im new to infobarrel
Jun 4, 2014 9:54am
OrlaClancy
Thank you very much for this, I am always on the lookout for new reading material. What are your thoughts on Philip Pullman's series His Dark Materials? I might do a review of that myself ...
Add a new comment - No HTML
You must be logged in and verified to post a comment. Please log in or sign up to comment.

Explore InfoBarrel

Auto Business & Money Entertainment Environment Health History Home & Garden InfoBarrel University Lifestyle Sports Technology Travel & Places
© Copyright 2008 - 2016 by Hinzie Media Inc. Terms of Service Privacy Policy XML Sitemap

Follow IB Entertainment