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Like The Hunger Games? Try these :)

Post by Welsh Mum » Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:04 pm

If you enjoyed the Hunger Games (I loved the books as well as the film) thne you or your teenage children may want to try out these 2 books (a third is out next year) - "Divergent" and "Insurgent" by Veronica Roth. They too are set in a dystopian future and have a really good female heroine as in the Hunger Games. I enjoyed both as did my (23 yr old) DD. They have an interesting concept, good characters and plenty of twist, turns and cliffhangers (I can't wait for Book 3 :lol: :lol: :lol: )

Interestingly they are filming the first next year - I think they have cast the teenage girl from the Descendants as the lead.
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Post by bruno2 » Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:55 pm

Sounds good, I think they will make good stocking fillers. Thanks Welshmum. Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family. :lol:

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Post by bcnups » Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:25 pm

i did enjoy the book of Hunger Games (which I first heard of through this site). Recommended it to dgd. Also enjoyed the film. So, I will give your recommendations a go, thanks for posting.

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Post by riverdancefan » Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:43 pm

My son downloaded these on his kindle ...
One word!

Addicted!!
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Post by Welsh Mum » Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:55 pm

riverdancefan wrote:My son downloaded these on his kindle ...
One word!

Addicted!!
Ditto my younger Dd who had a Kindle for Christmas. You should read them after him!
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Post by sapphire » Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:46 am

Starting reading the first book in the series last night ... I am hooked :D

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Post by Welsh Mum » Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:25 pm

A film of Book 1 is in production at the moment - looking forward to seeing if it is as good as the book.

I have also read a similar trilogy, called Delirium, Pandemonium, Requiem and enjoyed it. It again is set in the future in a time when everyone gets vaccinated when a teenager against falling in love - which is seen as a dangerous disease which makes people act strangely. A very interesting concept!

If you have enjoyed The Hunger Games and the Diverget books then this is another trilogy to read :D
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Post by sophiesocks » Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:28 pm

Me, my son and husband are living the maze runner trilogy right now very good.

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Post by Welsh Mum » Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:35 pm

The film of Divergent is out soon. Seen the trailer and it looks good.

I agree about the Maze Runner books. Love these dystopian trilogies :)
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Post by Welsh Mum » Sat Dec 07, 2013 1:43 pm

Just heard they are making a film of the first Maze Runner books - another to look forward to. The Divergent trailer looks good as well :)
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Post by CatKat_0 » Sat Dec 07, 2013 10:31 pm

Thanks for the tip. My 13 year old boy has almost run out of things to read for his age bracket now (of things he's interested in anyway....) and he doesn't much fancy chick-lit vampire love stories. These look perfect.

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Post by Welsh Mum » Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:15 am

Films of both Divergent and Maze Runner out soon :)
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Post by Gatesheadangel » Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:02 pm

A real hit in our household too. Usually we get library books but the recommendations had been so strong i knew they'd get read and reread for years to come.

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Post by Welsh Mum » Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:37 pm

I have recently read Half Bad by Sally Green which is excellent - another one highly recommended.
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Post by Hecouldshine » Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:04 am

Yes I enjoyed Half Bad as well. I was lucky enough to get a free copy from a mumsnet giveaway :D I particularly admired her skill in writing the first 16 pages in with a second person point of view =D>

I didn't realise Maze Runner was being filmed. I've just borrowed it from the library and half way through atm.
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