March 2015

What’s New · Insurgent Readalikes

Insurgent, the second book in Veronica Roth’s best-selling Divergent trilogy, set to be released as a major motion picture in March, finds Tris Prior trying to save herself and those she loves as war surges in the factions of dystopian Chicago. Fans of the series will enjoy these dystopian picks:

Dove Arising

Dove Arising by Karen Bao
Dove Arising is the suspenseful story of Phaet Theta who has lived her entire life in a colony on the Moon where she works in the greenhouses and stays off the government’s radar. Then her mother is arrested and the only way to save her younger siblings from the degrading Shelter is by enlisting in the Militia. There Phaet discovers a strength she didn’t know she had and a calling that could tear apart the rigid structure of the colony.

The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau
For Cia Vale, it's an honor to be chosen to represent her small colony at the annual Testing, an intensive mental and physical examination to identify the best and brightest who will go on to the University and help rebuild their shattered world. As the Testing pushes its candidates to the breaking point and beyond, the body count rises, forcing Cia and her friends to fight for survival.


Seeker by Arwen Dayton
Quin Kincaid has trained her entire life to become a Seeker, a warrior who slips through space and time to protect the weak and the wronged. This is her legacy and it is an honor. This is her honorable legacy. But everything changes the night she takes her Oath. Being a Seeker is not what she thought it would be, and it's impossible for Quinn to walk away.

Falls the Shadow by Stefanie Gaither
In a future world devastated by war and disease, some parents are able to secure their children’s legacy through cloning. When Cate was young, her sister Violet died, and shortly after the funeral, her family picked up her replacement. The new Violet manages to fit in perfectly until Cate uncovers something sinister about the cloning movement.


Legend by Marie Lu
The western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. From very different worlds, June, a brilliant soldier, and Day, one of the country's most wanted criminals, cross paths when June's brother is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills.

Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis
Life continues to grow more savage in a drought-stricken world where water is more valuable than gold. Lynn fiercely protects her pond against every threat: drought, a snowless winter, coyotes, and people looking for a drink. When strangers appear and leave footprints by the pond, it becomes clear that Lynn has exactly what they want, and they won't stop until they get it.


Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Love has been outlawed in Oliver’s dystopian America and is considered the life-threatening source of all discord. Every citizen must submit, at the age of 18, to a procedure that "cures" them of passionate feelings. As high school senior Lena approaches the date of her procedure, she meets Alex, an Invalid and member of a tribe of the uncured and is drawn into his world of passion and freedom.

After the End by Amy Plum
Juneau has grown up isolated in the Alaskan wilderness convinced that she and her clan are the last survivors of World War III. When she returns from a hunting trip and discovers that everyone has vanished, Juneau sets off to find them and leaves her boundaries for the very first time. She learns that the war never actually happened and that she must now adapt to a strange and dangerous modern world.

Under the Never Sky

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
Under the Never Sky is an unforgettable adventure set in a world brimming with harshness and beauty. Exiled from her home, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland are slim because, if the cannibals don’t get her, the violent, electrified energy storms will. Then Aria meets an Outsider named Perry, who is as wild and dangerous as a savage and her only hope of staying alive.

Article 5 by Kristen Simmons
Ember Miller has perfected the art of keeping a low profile in a future society in which Moral Statutes have replaced the Bill of Rights and offenses carry stiff penalties. When her mother is arrested for noncompliance and one of the arresting officers is none other than Chase Jennings, the only boy she has ever loved, Ember knows she must take action.

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