Get Ready For Mockingjay: Part 1

With Mockingjay Part 1 still two months away, the Hunger Games fans among you might be getting a little antsy. You're seeing more and more trailers, posters, celebrity interviews and posts all over the Internet. If you’re obsessed with books set in a messed-up future, like The Hunger Games or Divergent, you should probably get your hands on these books ASAP to quench your thirst until Mockingjay Part 1 drops November 21.

Orleans by Sherri L. Smith is set in a future New Orleans plagued by decades of Katrina-level-and-then-some hurricanes, and on top of that, a blood plague. In Orleans, the citizens live entirely cut off from the United States, left to fend for themselves and beat tremendous odds to survive.

Imagine living under a government that tells you what to eat and how to spend your time. Imagine them telling you who you’re going to marry when you turn seventeen. Matched from Ally Condie's Matched series makes you imagine that and more. They say you will be matched with your ideal partner to help keep society strong, but what if your match is someone you’ve never met? And what happens if there’s no match for you at all?

Legend from Marie Lu's Legend series takes a look at what we know as America fractured into many small countries on the brink of war brought on by bioterrorism, economic instability and a big divide between economic classes.

Water and other resources are scarce in Gaia’s world in Birthmarked by Caragh M. O'Brien. Like her mother before her, Gaia is a midwife, and it’s her job to make sure that a certain number of babies are sent to live inside a walled Enclave to ensure those who live outside it are given the essential resources they need to live. But what happens when the system is called into question, including Gaia’s shrouded past? This one is also part of a series.

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