If you liked the sci-fi dystopia of Rick Yancey’s The 5th Wave, here are three read-alikes you might try:
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card (1977)
“Intense is the word for Ender’s Game. Aliens have attacked Earth twice and almost destroyed the human species. To make sure humans win the next encounter, the world government has taken to breeding military geniuses — and then training them in the arts of war… The early training, not surprisingly, takes the form of ‘games’. … Ender Wiggin is a genius among geniuses; he wins all the games…. But is he smart enough to save the planet?” (Source: New York Times, from the book jacket of Ender’s Game)
I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore (2010)
“Nine of us came here. We look like you. We talk like you. We live among you — But we are not you. We have powers you dream of having. We are the superheroes you worship in movies and comic books — But we are real. They caught Number One in Malaysia. Number Two in England. And Number Three in Kenya. They killed them all. I am Number Four. I am next.” (Source: I Am Number Four book jacket)
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (2008) was the runaway winner of the 2012 CCRSB Teen Reader’s Choice Book Award. Writer John Green calls it “brilliantly plotted and perfectly paced.” Stephen King described it as “a violent, jarring, speed-rap of a novel that generates nearly constant suspense.” Many of you have already read the book or watched the movie. But if you haven’t given the Hunger Games a try, you’re in for a fast-paced treat.
David Levithan’s Every Day has inspired many readers to create their own creative book trailers. Here are two that try to capture the mood and feel of the novel with music and images. If you could choose a soundtrack to Every Day, what song(s) would you choose?
This book trailer perfectly captures the quirky, foreboding mood of Tom McNeal’s Far Far Away:
“What follows is the strange and fateful tale of a boy, a girl, and a ghost. … Will this fairy tale end happily ever after?”
Today’s book trailer takes you into the tense, magical world of Seraphina and asks, “Can one girl unite two worlds?”
Not sure which Top 10 book to read next? Book trailers can help! Like a movie trailer, a book trailer provides a 1-2 minute preview of a book’s plot and characters. Over the next weeks, we will be posting trailers for many of the Top 10 books. Today we bring you a creepy quartet: Four short trailers that set the backdrop for The 5th Wave.