Are You a Fan of Veronica Roth’s Books?

If you’ve been waiting for one of Veronica Roth’s books (Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant) to be returned, please remember to try Universal Borrowing or put your name on the hold list for the book you want, so that it will be held for you when it is returned to UW-Whitewater’s Andersen Library. In the mean time, what are you to read?!? The answer may just lie in the NoveList database, which suggests read alikes (similar books) and, if you’re so inclined, provides various “Advanced Search” options, such as to make searches based on books that are dystopian and/or that have been made into movies. We will have some, but not all of the books listed in NoveList, so if we don’t have the one(s) you’re interested in, check UB.

If Veronica Roth’s books entice you, you might want to read some of these that are held by the Andersen Library:

The City of Ember – DuPrau, Jeanne – also made into a movie

In the year 241, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions. Has the genre ‘Science fiction’ and the subject ‘Dystopias.’

  • Curriculum Collection, Juvenile Fiction; Call Number: F Dup

Giver Quartet – Lowry, Lois

Reason: These series are Compelling and World-building, and they share: the genre ‘Science fiction’ and the subject ‘Dystopias.’

  • The Giver – not yet released as a movie
    • Curriculum Collection, Juvenile Fiction; Call Number: F Low
  • Gathering Blue
    • Curriculum Collection, Juvenile Fiction; Call Number: F Low
  • Messenger
    • Curriculum Collection, Juvenile Fiction; Call Number: F Low
  • Son
    • Curriculum Collection, Juvenile Fiction; Call Number: F Low

Hunger Games Trilogy – Collins, Suzanne

Readers who can’t get enough dystopian fiction with strong female main characters will enjoy both series in which factions compete in often disturbing contests in which their strength and courage are tested. — Kathy Stewart

  • Hunger Games – also made into a movie
    • Curriculum Collection, Juvenile Fiction; Call Number: F Col
    • Browsing Books Audio; PS3603.O4558 H86 2008
  • Catching Fire – also made into a movie
    • Curriculum Collection, Juvenile Fiction; Call Number: F Col
    • Kindle DX No.4 (Ask at Circulation Desk)
  • Mocking Jay – not yet released as a movie
    • Curriculum Collection, Juvenile Fiction; Call Number: F Col
    • Kindle DX No.4 (Ask at Circulation Desk)

Legend – Lu, Marie – in development into a movie

Reason: Readers who prefer their science fiction laced with romance will be intrigued by these high-octane series that take place in futuristic versions of North America and explore complicated issues of war, politics, love, and sacrifice. — Rebecca Honeycutt

  • Curriculum Collection, Juvenile Fiction; Call Number: F Lu

Under the Never Sky – Rossi, Veronica

Reason: Readers drawn to action-packed dystopian stories will find much to love in these two series, which follow heroines forced into new lives as they discover their strength, overcome prejudice, and fall in love. — Alina Gerall

  • Curriculum Collection, Juvenile Fiction; Call Number: F Ros
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One Response to Are You a Fan of Veronica Roth’s Books?

  1. RJ says:

    Good suggestion on the Giver series. I have been meaning to read these ever since I read the Giver 15 years ago.

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