Books to Read after THG and TBOSAS

Searching for something to read after your hangover from the Hunger Games and the Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes? Look no further because this list has some great recs for you!

Of Cages and Crowns by Brinna Joy Crump 

From birth, Monroe Benson has been marked as a goddess-touched girl with the ability to summon fire from her fingertips, destined to participate in the Culling, a deadly competition to become the next queen. However, Monroe has always hidden her powers, and as war approaches, she is thrust into the spotlight and forced to confront her destiny. Meanwhile, a rebellion brews, led by the group called the Culled, and Monroe finds herself torn between her loyalty to the monarchy and her growing feelings for Cohen, the queen's son.

The Sunbearer Trials by Aiden Thomas

Every decade, the Sun's power is restored to ensure its journey across the sky and keep the Obsidian gods under control. In the Sunbearer Trials, ten chosen semidioses compete to carry light and life to the temples of Reino del Sol, with the loser being sacrificed to refuel the Sun Stones. Teo, a seventeen-year-old Jade semidiós and trans son of a bird goddess, isn't concerned about the Trials for himself, but worries about his best friend Niya, a Gold semidiós, who has high chances of becoming the sacrifice. However, when two Jade competitors, Teo and Xio, the child of the god of bad luck, are chosen to compete against more powerful Gold opponents, including Teo's ex-best friend Aurelio, they must navigate the trials for their own survival and honor.

Lore by Alexandra Bracken

Every seven years, the Agon commences, compelling nine Greek gods to live as mortals on Earth as punishment for their past rebellion. They are pursued by descendants of ancient bloodlines, all vying to kill a god and acquire their divine power and immortality. Lore Perseous, who had renounced the hunt after her family was slaughtered by a rival bloodline, finds herself reluctantly drawn back into the deadly game when two unexpected individuals, her presumed-dead childhood friend Castor and the wounded goddess Athena, seek her out in New York City.

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Mare Barrow lives in a world where the privileged Silver-blooded elite rule over the common, Red-blooded population. However, when Mare unexpectedly discovers she possesses a superhuman ability, she is forced to pretend she is a Silver princess and engage in a political marriage. Despite the risks involved, Mare joins the Scarlet Guard rebellion to overthrow the oppressive regime, all while navigating the treacherous waters of loyalty and deceit.

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