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You may experience these symptoms as a direct effect of watching Mockingjay, Part II in theaters: shaking, elevated heart rate, and the urgent desire to keep the epic adventure alive. Fear not, because we’ve rounded up 8 books that will keep the hardcore games, dangerous dystopian worlds, and abundant adrenaline going:

1. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

At least in The Hunger Games you KNOW who you’re supposed to kill, and who’s trying to kill you – imagine the challenges you face when any human you come across might be an extraterrestrial killer.

2. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

When you live in a society where one step out of line could mean the destruction of your world and everyone you love, do you hesitate to fight for what you want the most?

3. The Young Elites by Marie Lu

As a survivor of a blood fever that wiped out a huge part of the population, Adelina belongs to the disenfranchised and discriminated people of her world – but now it’s time to stand up and seek revenge on those who have hurt her.

4. Zodiac by Romina Russell

Instead of being separated by districts, the dwellers in the Zodiac universe live in houses according to horoscope, and it’s up to 16-year-old House Cancer member Rho to warn the rest of the galaxy when an exiled guardian of Zodiac legend comes back to exact revenge.

5. Legend by Marie Lu

June is a prodigy being groomed for success in her government’s highest military circles, and Day is the country’s most wanted criminal – but when they meet, the truth of what has brought them together will change the course of the world as they know it.

6. Matched by Ally Condie

Cassia doesn’t have to make any choices: the Society makes the right ones for her. But a glitch in their Matchmaking ceremony forces her to question whether the life that they’ve planned out for her is the right one.

7. Half Bad by Sally Green

In modern-day England, good witches and bad witches live alongside humans – and Nathan is both. He’s on the run and being hunted from both sides, but where do you turn when there’s no one safe to trust?

8. Dove Arising by Karen Bao

Moon colony-dweller Phaet Theta undergoes brutal training after joining the faceless Militia in order to save her family, but her plan starts to crumble when she realizes that her logically-ordered world is not what it seems.

Warning: The 5th Wave movie is going to give you a lot of feelings, the most overwhelming being the need to dive back into a world of danger, high stakes, and the fight for what matters most. Fear not – we’ve rounded up 7 books to read as soon as you leave the theater:

1. The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey

The very first thing you need to do after watching The 5th Wave? Dive into the adventure-packed pages of the sequel to find out what happens next. Look out for the final book in the series, The Last Star, which comes out on May 24, 2016! 

Learn more about The Infinite Sea here!

2. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Cassie’s fighting to find her brother in the ruins of humanity, while Laia and Elias are fighting for family and freedom in the cruel Martial Empire. 

Learn more about An Ember in the Ashes here!

3. Dove Arising by Karen Bao

Moon-dweller Phaet Theta has a plan to join the Militia and save her family, but when her logically-ordered world starts to crumble, she’ll have to question everything about the systems around her. 

Learn more about Dove Arising here!

4. The Young Elites by Marie Lu

Just like Cassie, Adelina has to rely on herself – she’s been mistreated because of what makes her different, but now it’s time to take her destiny into her own hands. 

Learn more about The Young Elites here!

5. Zodiac by Romina Russell

Rho’s world is divided into 12 Horoscope Houses, but when the exiled 13th Guardian of Zodiac legend returns to seek revenge, it’s up to her to warn the rest of the galaxy.

Learn more about Zodiac here!

6. Legend by Marie Lu

June is a prodigy in a high military circle and Day is the country’s most wanted criminal, but danger looms around every corner for both of them in the Republic.

Learn more about Legend here!

7. Across the Universe by Beth Revis

What if you were cryogenically frozen expecting to awake on a new planet 300 years in the future, but instead you’re awakened because someone tried to murder you…and you have no idea or why?

Learn more about Across the Universe here!


Haven’t read The 5th Wave yet? Start here!