Gone by Michael Grant

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Imagine a world where everybody fifteen and over suddenly disappears without warning.In Perdido Beach, California, exactly this has happened leaving all children fourteen years and younger fending for themselves. When some of the kids develop powers capable of much bigger things than they anticipated, it’s a matter of life or death when they are force to choose sides.

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The Kill Order by James Dashner

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The Kill Order takes us back to the very beginning, thirteen years before The Maze Runner. The protagonists are swapped for Mark and Trina, who are on the run from the New York sun flares and have found themselves living in a small settlement near the small city of Ashville. They stay here until one fateful day when their lives change forever, thanks to an incurable disease known as the flare.

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Allegiant by Veronica Roth

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Allegiant is the third and final addition to the Divergent trilogy. The story opens with Tris in jail after revealing the secrets of the city in a video to the rest of the residents. When she is released she is recruited into the rebel group Allegiant, who are determined to overthrow the current leaders as well as exploring what is beyond the city. Chicago is no longer the place she knew, as riots are breaking out almost everywhere Tris looks. Is there anything out there? Can she trust anyone when her life is full of lies?

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Insurgent by Veronica Roth

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Insurgent brings the second installment of the Divergent trilogy. We return to the futuristic Chicago, where the factions’ differences are becoming apparent and a war is on the horizon.  Things have started to get harder for Tris Prior and her friends, so they decide to seek refuge in the Amity HQ, in fear of their lives as the Erudite leader Jeanine Mathews tries to hunt them down.  Being Divergent is now more dangerous than ever, so do Tris and Tobias have what it takes to bring down Erudite, and change the city for the better?

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Divergent by Veronica Roth

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In a futuristic Chicago, society is divided into five factions, based on personality. Sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior has a tough decision to make: she has to choose from the selfless Abnegation, her current faction, Amity, for the peaceful, Candor, for the honest, Dauntless, for the brave, or Erudite, for the intellectual. Everything is made harder for her when her aptitude test is inconclusive, meaning she is suitable for three factions and is therefore Divergent. Will she stay with her selfless family or live the life she has always dreamed of?

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The Death Cure by James Dashner

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The Death Cure brings a thrilling end to The Maze Runner trilogy. After completing the Scorch Trials, Thomas finds himself in solitary confinement. Once again, Dr. Janson comes and explains everything to him and it isn’t good news. When he reveals that there is no cure for the Flare, Thomas doubts whether he can trust anyone. However, he is shocked when Dr. Janson tells Thomas that he doesn’t have the Flare, nor will ever catch the Flare. This can mean only one thing: Thomas is immune to the Flare. Without participation from Thomas, there may never be a cure. Who can he trust in this corrupt world? Will Thomas ever be able to live without the fear of WICKED?

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The Scorch Trials by James Dashner

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In the second book in The Maze Runner trilogy we returned to where we left off in the previous book. Thomas thinks the trials are over after being rescued from the Glade. He’s right, but not for long. Soon, after being told by ‘Rat Man’ that they are all infected with the dreadful disease called the Flare, they are taken to the middle of Scorch, a barren and desolate landscape. Here they must journey to a ‘safe haven’ where they will find a cure for the terrible disease. Who can they trust? Will they ever be free of the Flare?

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The Maze Runner by James Dashner

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Welcome to the Glade, a community set in the heart of as seemingly impossible maze. Its inhabitants are teenage boys who, on arrival to the glade, know only their first name. Everything changes when Thomas is lifted out of the Box. He decides he wants to be a runner, the most dangerous job in the Glade. He is determined to stay a night in the maze and lead his friends to victory, but it certainly won’t be easy. The day after Thomas enters the Glade an unconscious girl arrives bearing an important message. What will this mean for the Gladers? Will they ever walk free from the maze?

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Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

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The Girl on Fire has survived two Hunger Games, which she will never be able to forget.  After being pulled out of the arena by the rebels, she is starting to realize that things will never be the same again – Katniss is now the face of the rebellion, inspiring the rebels in her new position as The Mockingjay.  Peeta is now in the capitol and, under the influence of President Snow, is trying to persuade the rebels to order a ceasefire. Katniss, however, will do whatever it takes to destroy the capitol. Will the Mockingjay flourish? Will Panem turn to her in their time of need?

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Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

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Katniss and Peeta are taking a well-earned break. After all, they have brought home a victory for District 12. Soon, Katniss considers the possibility of District 13, and thinks that the district is not completely destroyed, and there is more behind it. With Katniss and Peeta the face of the rebellion, they have to pull out the stops to make the rest of Panem fall for their ‘star-crossed lovers’ act in their victory tour. However, seventy-fifth Hunger Games can mean only one thing: the Quarter Quell is back. Everything changes when Katniss is told that she will have to fight again. Will Katniss pull through and prove that she has what it takes to rise above the rest?

Catching fire has not failed to disappoint. I was doubtful about it at first because I thought Katniss’s days of Hunger Games were over, but the story has been cleverly arranged so there is not one dull moment. This one isn’t as gory as its predecessor, because of the nature of the games. I also loved the twist at the end which makes you want to read the third book, which I shall definitely be buying and reviewing. The ending is clever as it has been left open for anything to happen in Mockingjay. All in all, I think that Catching fire should be read without hesitation after The Hunger Games!