5 Thrilling Books Like The Hunger Games

If, like me, you loved The Hunger Games trilogy and are searching for your next great fantasy or science fiction read, then your hunt is over. I have collated a list of some of my favourite books that fall under the same genre.

1. Torpor

After awakening from a brutal car accident, James quickly realises that something is wrong. He recognises that he is in London, but it’s certainly not the London that he knows.

In this strange new world, which James learns is called Torpor, he befriends Stevie. With her help, James competes to become a Whiteflyer to gain access to the other worlds and to find his girlfriend Liza. Will he master the powers of Air, Fire, Water and Earth, or will the growing tension between James and Torpor’s leader, The Controller, stand in his way?

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2. Divergent

For sixteen-year-old Tris, the world changes in a heartbeat when she is forced to make a terrible choice. Turning her back on her family, Tris ventures out, alone, determined to find out where she truly belongs.

Shocked by the brutality of her new life, Tris can trust no one. And yet she is drawn to a boy who seems to both threaten and protect her. The hardest choices may yet lie ahead….

3. The Maze Runner

When the doors of the lift crank open, the only thing Thomas remembers is his first name. But he’s not alone. He’s surrounded by boys who welcome him to the Glade – a walled encampment at the centre of a bizarre and terrible stone maze.

Like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they came to be there – or what’s happened to the world outside. All they know is that every morning when the walls slide back, they will risk everything – even the Grievers, half-machine, half-animal horror that patrol its corridors, to try and find out.

4. The City of Bones

Irresistibly drawn towards a group of demon hunters, Clary encounters the dark side of New York City and the dangers of forbidden love.

5. Ender’s Game

An alien threat is on the horizon, ready to strike. And if humanity is to be defended, the government must create the greatest military commander in history.

The brilliant young Ender Wiggin is their last hope. But first he must survive the rigours of a brutal military training program – to prove that he can be the leader of all leaders. A saviour for mankind must be produced, through whatever means possible. But are they creating a hero or a monster?

If you are looking for more fantasy books, you can find some more of our favourites here.

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