Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Six YA authors fans of "The Hunger Games" will love

At the Telegraph Siân Ranscombe tagged six YA authors fans of The Hunger Games will love, including:
Veronica Roth, Divergent

The film adaptation of Divergent opened in March and has so far grossed over $250 million. Similar to The Hunger Games, the novel is set in a Chicago divided into five different factions, based on human virtues: Abnegation, Dauntless, Erudite, Amity and Candor. When 16-year-old Beatrice Prior undergoes a compulsory test to decide into which faction she would best fit, she discovers she has the attributes of more than one faction and is therefore Divergent. She must keep this a secret, as the government cannot control the thinking of Divergents and are therefore considered a threat to society. Impressively/depressingly, author Roth is just 25 years old.
Read about the other entries on the list.

The Divergent series is on Chrissie Gruebel's list of eleven books that will make you glad you're single and Joel Cunningham's list six great young adult book series for fans of The Hunger Games. Divergent is on Charlie Jane Anders's list of ten science fiction novels that pack more action than most summer movies.

--Marshal Zeringue