Archive for the ‘Survival’ Category

Graceling

October 26, 2012 10:38 am
posted by smatush

  

Title:  Graceling Series

Author: Kristin Cashore

Summary: In a world where some people are born with extreme and often-feared skills called Graces, Katsa struggles for redemption from her own horrifying Grace, the Grace of killing, and teams up with another young fighter to save their land from a corrupt king.     

Who will like it: If you liked the Hunger Games and you also like fantasies then this is perfect for you, because it’s a great blend of both.

If you like this, try these: Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder, The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare, Gemma Doyle Series by Libba Bray, Maximum Ride Series by James Patterson

Tags: Survival, Friends, Family, Adventure, Fantasy, 5 out of 5 stars, Fighting

Recommended by: Sam Matush, Youth Services Librarian

Shadow Children

October 26, 2011 11:31 am
posted by smatush

Series: Shadow Children

Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix

Summary: Luke, as a third child in a society that only allows two children per family, must live in the attic hidden away.  His glimpse of the outside through an air vent uncovers a friend and an adventure.

Who will like it: People who like books about secrecy.

If you like this, try these: Unwind, The House of Power, The Maze Runner

Recommended by: Cheryl O., Library Volunteer

Hunger Games

October 24, 2011 12:11 pm
posted by smatush

Series: The Hunger Games

Author: Suzanne Collins

Summary: In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition played to the death, sixteen-year-old Katniss’s skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister’s place.     

Why I picked it: The world Suzanne Collins creats and her characters are very realistic.

Who will like it: Everybody! I typically hate action books but LOVED this series.

If you like this, try these: Blood Red Road, The Maze Runner, Incarceron, Birthmarked

Recommended by: Megan P. (19-years old), Ringer Library Patron

Ship Breaker

September 26, 2011 5:08 pm
posted by smatush

 

Title: Ship Breaker

Author: Paulo Bacigalupi

Summary: In a futuristic world, teenaged Nailer scavenges copper wiring from grounded oil tankers for a living, but when he finds a beached clipper ship with a girl in the wreckage, he has to decide if he should strip the ship for its wealth or rescue the girl.   

Who will like it: Readers who like knowing more about the gritty, hard facts of life, and readers that believe in doing what’s right even if it’s hard.

If you like this, try these: Crank, Black Juice, King of the Screwups, Pathfinder

Recommended by: Sam Matush, Youth Services Librarian

The Monstrumologist

12:42 pm
posted by smatush

 

Series: The Monstrumologist      

Author: Richard Yancey

Summary: In 1888, 12-year-old Will Henry chronicles his apprenticeship with Dr. Warthrop, a scientist who hunts and studies real-life monsters. Will is often put in horrific situations that are described in gruesome detail.     

Who will like it: Readers who like scary stories, and old-school gothic horror books.

If you like this, try these: Frankenstein, Dracula, Sign of the Raven, Foundling Series, Prowlers Series

Recommended by: Sam Matush, Youth Services Librarian

Incarceron

August 31, 2011 5:57 pm
posted by smatush

Series: Incarceron

Author: Catherine Fisher

Summary: To free herself from an upcoming arranged marriage, Claudia, the daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, a futuristic prison with a mind of its own, decides to help a young prisoner, who could be the long lost prince, escape.

Who will like it: Those who like to read a story from all angles. Readers who are interested in seeing how different societies work.

If you like this, try these: The Maze Runner, Chaos Walking Series, Uglies Quartet

Recommended by: Sam Matush, Youth Services Librarian

Blood Red Road

5:45 pm
posted by smatush

Series: Dustlands #1

Author: Moira Young

Summary: In a distant future, eighteen-year-old Lugh is kidnapped, and while his twin sister Saba and nine-year-old Emmi are trailing him across bleak Sandsea they are captured, too, and taken to brutal Hopetown, where Saba is forced to be a cage fighter until new friends help plan an escape and help her find her brother.

Who will like it: If you liked the Hunger Games you will love this! Plus, anyone who likes adventure stories and to discover new worlds will enjoy this.

If you like this, try these: The Hunger Games, The Maze Runner, Tomorrow Series

Recommended by: Sam Matush, Youth Services Librarian