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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!



Penguin Teen Cover Reveal Bonanza!

It’s cover reveal time! Today, we are revealing not one, not two, but SIX covers, from debut authors to the return of beloved fantasy characters! We may have even snatched an excerpt for each of these new reads for you to get an early taste of each one. New books will be added here as they are revealed, … Continued
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Excerpt Alert: STORMBREAK by Natalie C. Parker

  June may be coming to an end, but we are looking forward to continuing to #ReadPrideAndBeyond all year long with upcoming spectacular 2020 reads. And we’re sharing an excerpt today from one of them! Stormbreak by Natalie C. Parker is the epic conclusion to the Seafire trilogy, applauded by for celebrating “sisterhood and queernormativity in the face … Continued
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Week 2 Recap: The Beautiful Read-Along!

It was week 2 of of sinking our teeth into Renée Ahdieh’s The Beautiful. We have been loving reading this book alongside you all this month and this book is KILLING IT! As week 2 of our Read-Along comes to a close, here are some of our favorite posts from readers who are reading (or re-reading) the book with … Continued
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Start reading They Wish They Were Us by Jessica Goodman

One of 2020’s most highly-anticipated reads They Wish They Were Us by Jessica Goodman is right around the corner, but we can’t wait until then to start reading. So today we’re sharing 20 pages of it! Scroll down for a sneak peek at the murder mystery of the summer! Scroll down to read and don’t forget to … Continued
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ICYMI: the cover for Super Fake Love Song is here!

Super Fake Love Song by David Yoon, author of Frankly in Love, is hitting shelves November 17th, and we are SO in love with this cover. Scroll down to take a look and read a bit about the book!     From the bestselling author of Frankly in Love comes a contemporary YA rom-com where a case of mistaken … Continued
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2020 YA Preview!

Hello and WELCOME to the 2020 YA preview! We’re talking all early info on upcoming 2020 books we cannot WAIT to read and all the amazing books out so far this year!   All the Days Past, All the Days to Come by Mildred D. Taylor – January 7, 2020 The saga of the Logan family–made … Continued
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The Beautiful: The Recap

Diving into The Damned by Renée Ahdieh this week? We’re here to give you a refresher on what happened in book 1, The Beautiful!     The Beautiful starts with Celine fleeing Paris, sailing to New Orleans with Pippa, her best friend, to live at a local convent. via GIPHY   Celine, by the way, is one hell … Continued
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#ReadPrideAndBeyond with these books!

This Pride Month, we’re celebrating with books that highlight extraordinary LGBTQ+ stories. Funny, heartbreaking, suspenseful, romantic – there’s a little something for everyone on this list, so scroll down on for some of our favorites and #ReadPrideAndBeyond all year long! Plus, don’t forget to enter our sweeps to win a stack!   Click here to enter our #ReadPrideAndBeyond … Continued
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Read the first 3 chapters of Goddess in the Machine by Lora Beth Johnson!

Goddess in the Machine by Lora Beth Johnson just hit shelves! In this smart, thrilling sci-fi adventure, perfect for fans of Renegades and Aurora Rising, Andra wakes up from a cryogenic sleep 1,000 years later than she was supposed to, forcing her to team up with an exiled prince to navigate an unfamiliar planet. Scroll down to read the … Continued
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A Mood Reader’s Roadmap

Are you a mood reader? We’ve got you! We’ve put together a list of reads perfect for all of the reading moods, including some of 2020’s hottest reads and what’s about to hit shelves next!   In the mood for a fantasy that will take you away for a bit? You should read…   The Kinder Poison by … Continued
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