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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Mockingjay is Here!!!

The first six copies of Mockingjay are here and waiting on the holdshelf for the first six holds (including me!!!)

There will be five FOL 7 day collection copies hitting the shelves later this week. The five extra copies I ordered are on back order since the publisher has run out of copies.

If you are far down on the hold list don't despair - it won't take long since this book is the kind you can't put down once you start it!

If you have a hold that you don't need anymore please cancel your hold so others won't have to wait as long.

If you are looking for other dystopic fiction books to read, take a look at some of these titles:

Exodus

Bertagna, Julie

In the year 2100, as the island of Wing is about to be covered by water, fifteen-year-old Mara discovers the existence of New World sky cities that are safe from the storms and rising waters, and convinces her people to travel to one of these cities in order to save themselves.

The Compound

S.A. Bodeen

After his parents, two sisters, and he have spent six years in a vast underground compound built by his wealthy father to protect them from a nuclear holocaust, fifteen-year-old Eli, whose twin brother and grandmother were left behind, discovers that his father has perpetrated a monstrous hoax on them all.

The Supernaturalist

Colfer, Eoin

In futuristic Satellite City, fourteen-year-old Cosmo Hill escapes from his abusive orphanage and teams up with three other people who share his unusual ability to see supernatural creatures, and together they determine the nature and purpose of the swarming blue Parasites that are invisible to most humans.

The Silenced

DeVita, James

Consigned to a prison-like Youth Training Facility because of her parents' political activities, Marena organizes a resistance movement to combat the restrictive policies of the ruling Zero Tolerance party.

Little Brother

Doctorow, Cory

After being interrogated for days by the Department of Homeland Security in the aftermath of a major terrorist attack on San Francisco, California, seventeen-year-old Marcus, released into what is now a police state, decides to use his expertise in computer hacking to set things right.

House of the Scorpion

Farmer, Nancy

In a future where humans despise clones, Matt enjoys special status as the young clone of El Patron, the 142-year-old leader of a corrupt drug empire nestled between Mexico and the United States.

Gone

Grant, Michael

In a small town on the coast of California, everyone over the age of fourteen suddenly disappears, setting up a battle between the remaining town residents and the students from a local private school, as well as those who have "The Power" and are able to perform supernatural feats and those who do not. The sequel is Hunger.

Hole in the Sky

Hautman, Pete

In a future world ravaged by a mutant virus, sixteen-year-old Ceej and three other teenagers seek to save the Grand Canyon from being flooded, while trying to avoid capture by a band of renegade Survivors.

Children of the Dust

Lawrence, Louise

After a nuclear war devastates the earth, a small band of people struggles for survival in a new world where children are born with strange mutations.

The Secret Under My Skin

McNaughton, Janet

In the year 2368, humans exist under dire environmental conditions and one young woman, rescued from a workcamp and chosen for a special duty, uses her love of learning to discover the truth about the planet's future and her own dark past.

The Knife of Never Letting Go

Ness, Patrick

Pursued by power-hungry Prentiss and mad minister Aaron, young Todd and Viola set out across New World searching for answers about his colony's true past and seeking a way to warn the ship bringing hopeful settlers from Old World.


Life as We Knew It

Pfeffer, Susan Beth

Through journal entries sixteen-year-old Miranda describes her family's struggle to survive after a meteor hits the moon, causing worldwide tsunamis, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions. The companion novel is The Dead and the Gone.


Mortal Engines

Reeve, Philip

In the distant future, when cities move about and consume smaller towns, a fifteen-year-old apprentice is pushed out of London by the man he most admires and must seek answers in the perilous Out-Country, aided by one girl and the memory of another.


Unwind

Shusternan, Neal

In a future world where those between the ages of thirteen and eighteen can have their lives "unwound" and their body parts harvested for use by others, three teens go to extreme lengths to uphold their beliefs--and, perhaps, save their own lives.

Uglies

Westerfeld, Scott

Just before their sixteenth birthdays, when they will be transformed into beauties whose only job is to have a great time, Tally's best friend runs away and Tally must find her and turn her in, or never become pretty at all. The sequels are Pretties, Specials and Extras.

1 comment:

  1. Wow these are some awesome suggestions :D A lot I had never heard of. I think I'll check them out because I'm number 50 something on the hold list for mocking jay :(

    I am surprised you didn't mention the giver series by Lois Lowry: The Giver, Gathering Blue and the Messenger. Awesome series. Also The las book in the universe by Rodman Philbrick I found in the library and loved :D

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