The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

Book Two

By Suzanne Collins

Plot: “It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the tenth annual Hunger Games. In the Capitol, eighteen-year-old Coriolanus Snow is preparing for his one shot at glory as a mentor in the Games. The once-mighty house of Snow has fallen on hard times, its fate hanging on the slender chance that Coriolanus will be able to outcharm, outwit, and outmaneuver his fellow students to mentor the winning tribute. The odds are against him. He’s been given the humiliating assignment of mentoring the female tribute from District 12, the lowest of the low. Their fates are now completely intertwined — every choice Coriolanus makes could lead to favor or failure, triumph or ruin. Inside the arena, it will be a fight to the death. Outside the arena, Coriolanus starts to feel for his doomed tribute . . . and must weigh his need to follow the rules against his desire to survive no matter what it takes.” -Publisher Continue reading “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes”

Impyrium

By Henry H. Neff

Plot: “For over three thousand years, the Faeregine dynasty has ruled Impyrium. But the family’s magic has been fading, and with it their power over the empire. Whether it’s treachery from a rival house, the demon Lirlanders, or rebel forces, many believe the Faeregines are ripe to fall. Hazel, the youngest member of the royal family, is happy to leave ruling to her sisters so that she can study her magic. But the empress has other plans for her granddaughter, dark and dangerous plans to exploit Hazel’s talents and rekindle the Faeregine mystique. Hob, a commoner from the remote provinces, has been sent to the city to serve the Faeregines—and to spy on them.” -Publisher Continue reading “Impyrium”

The Hunger Games

Book One

By Suzanne Collins

Plot: Every year, one “Tribute” is selected from the 13 districts of Panem by the Capitol, who forces the children to fight to the death in an arena. When Katniss Everdeen’s sister is chosen, Katniss volunteers to take her place and has to fight for her life with only a few supplies and her own survival skills. Continue reading “The Hunger Games”

Spill Zone

By Scott Westerfield

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Plot: “Three years ago an event destroyed the small city of Poughkeepsie, forever changing reality within its borders. Uncanny manifestations and lethal dangers now await anyone who enters the Spill Zone.The Spill claimed Addison’s parents and scarred her little sister, Lexa, who hasn’t spoken since. Addison provides for her sister by photographing the Zone’s twisted attractions on illicit midnight rides. Art collectors pay top dollar for these bizarre images, but getting close enough for the perfect shot can mean death—or worse.” -Publisher Continue reading “Spill Zone”

Renegades

By Marissa Meyer

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Plot: Nova Artino has hated the Renegades, a group of superheroes that is the governing power in her world, ever since they didn’t show up to save her family many years ago. Now she is bent on revenge as she infiltrates the Renegades in order to bring them down from the inside. Once initiated, she finds herself making friends and more and wonders which group is right or wrong. Continue reading “Renegades”

The Lunar Chronicles

By Marissa Meyer

Book 1 of the Lunar Chronicles

Plot: Marissa Meyer takes four classic fairy tales and re imagines them in a dystopian future in which humans have colonized the moon. Each of these stories connects into a string of adventures to stop the Queen of the moon and save Earth and everyone they love. Continue reading “The Lunar Chronicles”

Scythe

By Neal Shusterman

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Plot: Humanity has advanced to the point where healing is so easy that nobody ever dies. Of course, overpopulation quickly became a problem. The solution: Humans trained in the art of killing, used to kill off the excess immortals. But what happens when some of the scythes decide that they should have the ability to destroy a lot more of the population? Continue reading “Scythe”

Dry

By Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman

Plot: In California, the drought situation had been escalating for a while. One day, the water completely runs out. Almost immediately, Alyssa’s state becomes a war zone, where people would do horrible things just for a drop of water. This book looks into human nature and what happens when a life-giving resource runs out. Continue reading “Dry”