Be Brave, Tris.

Finish the Divergent series?

DivergentDon’t know what to do with yourself now?  Check out one of these Divergent *read-alikes!  Click on the title or picture to look up the item’s availability at the library.

*Read-alikes are titles that are similar in characterization, genre, location, narration, pacing, point-of-view, subject matter, tone, or even writing style.  They are not meant to be exact replicas because where would the fun be in that?

FeedFeed by M. T. Anderson

[Candlewick Press, 2002]

In a future where most people have computer implants in their heads to control their environment, a boy meets an unusual girl who is in serious trouble.

The TestingThe Testing by Joelle Charbonneau (first in the Testing series)

[Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013]

#2 Independent Study, #3 Graduation Day

Sixteen-year-old Malencia (Cia) Vale is chosen to participate in The Testing to attend the University; however, Cia is fearful when she figures out her friends who do not pass The Testing are disappearing.

The Maze RunnerThe Maze Runner by James Dashner (first in the Maze Runner series)

[Delacorte Press, 2009]

#2 The Scorch Trials, #3 The Death Cure

Sixteen-year-old Thomas wakes up with no memory in the middle of a maze and realizes he must work with the community in which he finds himself if he is to escape.

Little BrotherLittle Brother by Cory Doctorow (first in the Little Brother series)

[Tor Teen, 2008]

#2 Homeland

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.

When We WakeWhen We Wake by Karen Healey (first in the When We Wake series)

[Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2013]

#2 While We Run

In 2027, sixteen-year-old Tegan dies and wakes up 100 years in the future as the unknowing first government guinea pig to be cryogenically frozen and successfully revived. Appalling secrets about her new world come to light, and Tegan must choose to either keep her head down or fight for a better future.

LegendLegend by Marie Lu (first in the Legend series)

[G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2011]

#2 Prodigy, #3 Champion

In a dark future, when North America has split into two warring nations, fifteen-year-olds Day, a famous criminal, and prodigy June, the brilliant soldier hired to capture him, discover that they have a common enemy.

CinderCinder by Marissa Meyer (first of The Lunar Chronicles)

[Feiwel & Friends, 2012]

#2 Scarlet, #3 Cress, #4 Winter (2015)

As plague ravages the overcrowded Earth, observed by a ruthless lunar people, Cinder, a gifted mechanic and cyborg, becomes involved with handsome Prince Kai and must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect the world in this futuristic take on the Cinderella story.

StartersStarters by Lissa Price (first in the Starters series)

[Delacorte Press, 2012]

#2 Enders

To support herself and her younger brother in a future Beverly Hills, sixteen-year-old Callie hires her body out to seniors who want to experience being young again, and she lives a fairy-tale life until she learns that her body will commit murder unless her mind can stop it.

Under the Never SkyUnder the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi (first in the Under the Never Sky series)

[Harper, 2012]

#2 Through the Ever Night, #3 Into the Still Blue

Aria and Perry, two teens from radically different societies–one highly advanced, the other primitive–hate being dependent on one another until they overcome their prejudices and fall in love, knowing they can’t stay together.

Num8ersNum8ers by Rachel Ward (first in the Numbers series)

[Chicken House/Scholastic, 2009]

#2 The Chaos, #3 Infinity

Fifteen-year-old Jem knows when she looks at someone the exact date they’ll die, so she avoids relationships and tries to keep out of the way, but when she meets a boy named Spider and they plan a day out together, they become more involved than either of them had planned.

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About Princess Leia

I am the Teen Services Librarian at the Grayslake Area Public Library.
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