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6 Books to Hold You Over Until the Hunger Games Prequel!


With news breaking that Suzanne Collins is going back to the Hunger Games and releasing a prequel set 64 years before the first book in Katniss Everdeen’s journey, we’re suddenly full of “volunteer as tribute” nostalgia! But with May 2020 so far away, these reads are the perfect warm up to a dystopian future. So, here are some recs to warm you up for the prequel that will undoubtably break all of our hearts and make us fall in love with dystopia all over again.


Legend by Marie Lu

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This saga could be pre-revolution or even post-revolution Hunger Games. With a United States divided and at war with itself (and others), a class system built on fear and intolerance and secrets in the government that show just how hardline their agenda is, Legend is a world in turmoil. But the question is, does it happen before a Hunger Games style world exists…or after?


An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir


The world is Sabaa Tahir’s series is not a safe one. Between the political alliances and revolutions rapidly occurring in every sector, not to mention so much shady business going on, fairness, mercy, and justice are an after thought. If this world crumbles, it could very well be the begin of brutal regime of control that punishes the young.


Seafire by Natalie C. Parker


If you loved the aquatic nature of Catching Fire and you were all about the Finnick life, then Seafire will help hold you over until the prequel gets here. A world dosed in destruction and violence, with a powerful woman rising to avenge her sibling. Oh boy, does it sound wonderfully familiar. Just be prepared for Natalie C. Parker to play with your expectations and YOUR EMOTIONS.


The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe by Ally Condie


Speaking of fierce ladies, imagine Katniss if someone murdered both Gale and Peeta. That’s Poe. Revenge is her dish and she’s serving lots of it in a brutal, resources-fueled landscape.


The Grief Keeper by Alexandra Villasante

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A sibling doing anything possible to protect their sister?! The Grief Keeper is heartbreakingly closer to our current political climate than Panem, but still unsettlingly similar. Alexandra Villasante explores issues of race, wealth, status with devastating nuance, important topics we love The Hunger Games for.

Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte


A world divided into quadrants in a futuristic landscape? Welcome to Quadara…well, until someone started murdering all the queens. Katniss knows a thing or two about conspiracy, and Keralie has long since joined her on that boat.






Did you hear? An Ember in the Ashes is getting a collector’s edition! Check out the details here!




Get ready for the eeriest read of this summer. Today, we’re revealing the cover of Katie Alender’s twisty new novel, The Companion. And this The Companion follows Margot. The other orphans claim she’s lucky. Lucky to survive the horrible accident that killed her family. Lucky to have her own room because she wakes up screaming every night. And finally, … Continued
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Biggest Books of the Decade: 2016

It was 2016 and basically everyone was either dancing to Hamilton or obsessed with Stranger Things. Welcome to your 2016 blast from the past!   Biggest Books of 2016! Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs Before Miss Peregrine gave them a home, the story of peculiars was written in the Tales.Wealthy cannibals who dine on the … Continued
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Biggest Books of the Decade: 2013

It was the year everyone was laughing their heads off over that video of a goat screaming to “I Knew You Were Trouble” by Taylor Swift. It was the year Vine was born. The year we pondered what, exactly, does a fox say? This is your 2013 wrap-up.   Biggest Books of 2013! The 5th Wave by … Continued
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It’s COVER REVEAL TIME! We’re revealing the cover of Heather Buchta’s Beyond the Break, a funny and gorgeous debut about a girl experiencing her first love. Well, second, if you count her faith… and that’s where things may get complicated. Scroll down to see the cover AND read an excerpt below!   Chapter One The first time … Continued
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Biggest Books of the Decade: 2015

The year of the Taylor Swift 1989 tour. The year Jon Snow died. Oh, and hey, remember Left Shark? Welcome to your 2015 wrap-up!     Biggest Books of 2015! An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free.Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those … Continued
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Biggest Books of the Decade: 2012

The year was 2012. Everyone was dancing to Gangman Style and, supposedly, the world was ending. Thankfully, we had some great reads for the end of the world. Oh, and spoiler alert, it didn’t end.   Biggest Books of 2012! The Fault in Our Stars by John Green Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought … Continued
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Biggest Books of the Decade: 2018

Yanny or Laurel?? Welcome to your 2018 blast from the past!   Biggest Books of 2018! A Map of Days by Ransom Riggs Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free.Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution … Continued
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Biggest Books of the Decade: 2014

Oh, 2014. The year Adele Dazeem was born. The year everyone dropped buckets of ice each other to spread a good cause. The year How I Met Your Mother ended (in an episode that is still hotly debated to this day.) Let It Go was stuck in our heads for months on end. And also we got some amazing books. This … Continued
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Biggest Books of the Decade: 2017

2017. To put it simply? It was the year of Fyre Festival. But hey, at least we got some great books. Welcome to your 2017 blast from the past!   Biggest Books of 2017! Turtles All the Way Down by John Green Aza Holmes never intended to pursue the disappearance of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but … Continued
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Cast Your Vote for the Best Bookish Moments of 2019!

2019 has been a FULL of heart-stopping moments in the book world. Frank stole our hearts in Frankly in Love. The plot twist at the end of The Beautiful left us SCREAMING. Ruta Sepetys made us sob with yet another masterpiece, The Fountains of Silence. This is Penguin Teen: Best Bookish Moments of 2019, and the vote is up to YOU! Meet … Continued
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