If you’re one of the millions of people who read The Hunger Games series, chances are you’ve thought about heading to the theaters this weekend. Tonight is the official release of the second movie, Catching Fire, guaranteed to be one of the biggest movies of 2013.
The Hunger Games books are fun, we can’t argue that, but what comes next? What if you don’t like seeing your favorite reads blown up and on fire on the big screen? What if you've read the books and are hungry (pun totally intended) for more dystopias?
We’ve got a couple awesome, high energy, fast paced series for all you Hunger Game fans who are just dying to get your hands on another book. If you like action and destruction, then you need to check out Tim Lebbon’s Toxic City trilogy. In London Eye, the first book in the series, London has been cut off from the rest of the world after a devastating terrorist attack. The government claims it’s now a toxic wasteland, but Jack and his friends know otherwise. Determined to prove themselves and find their missing families, they risk their lives to sneak inside the city. They find survivors alright, but they may no longer be human. They're changing, developing strange powers - evolving. One thing's for sure, if the secrets aren't revealed to the outside world, every one inside may die.
The pulse-pounding conclusion, Contagion, just came out last week. Check out a sample chapter from London Eye and see what you’re missing!
How about something a little different? Something, a little darker? In Mandy Hager's Blood of the Lamb series, the world has been destroyed by the deadly Tribulation. On the small island of Onewēre in the Pacific, Maryam lives for the day she'll enter adulthood and move to the Holy City. But once inside, life is not as she had dreamed, and she is quickly faced with the unthinkable: obey the Apostles and very likely die, or turn her back on every belief she once held dear.
Click here to read a sample chapter from the first book, The Crossing, and look for Into the Wilderness in stores this January!