Tamora Pierce Kristin Cashore Female Warrior Companion to Graceling and Bitterblue Set in the same world as Graceling, Fire takes place beyond the mountains in a kingdom filled with monsters who can read and control minds. Meet Fire, the last human monster, a 'woman' known for her kindness, who fears the Monster she may become. In the world of Seven Kingdoms, some people are graced with a particular skill in which they excel. The niece of a King, Katsa finds herself in servitude as the hired muscle as she is the rare female graced in killing. When she meets Po, a prince graced in fighting, Katsa's life takes a turn. With Po's help, she takes things into her own hands, just in time to realize that her talents may come in handy for the good of the rest of the kingdom. Read a sample chapter here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/18299444/Fire-by-Kristin-Cashore Keladry of Mindelan, a girl of 10, decides to take the king up on his offer to allow girls to train for knighthood. She is the first to attempt it even 10 years after the proclamation. Despite being put on probation, she persists in her quest for knighthood. Controlling Government Cory Doctorow Scott Westerfeld Paolo Bacigalupi Patrick Ness James Dashner William Golding Koushun Takami Download and read it for free (legally) here: http://craphound.com/littlebrother/download/ Watch a clip from the World Premiere production of the play based on the book. What are you willing to give up for your freedom, or what have you already unknowingly sacrificed? Who can you trust when it's your government keeping you quiet?
Caught up in the worst terror attack on the country since 9/11, Marcus is taken into custody as a terror suspect. Questioned & tortured, he is later released into a police state the public willingly accepts in exchange for "safety." Marcus aka W1n5t0n, decides to fight back one video game console at a time. Dystopian Futures Play the Lord of the Flies online game here:
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The novel was a success in Japan spawnning both a manga series as well as a movie. Just finished Hunger Games and looking for your next book? Check out these similar books. Use the play button to show each category. You can click on the frame around the author to zoom in further and learn more about the books. Single books are in circles. Series are in rectangular frames.
Thomas might just be the key to escape. If only he could remember. created by Becky Canovan
for Charles C. Myers Library
March 2012See the full transcript