Books to Read if You Liked The Selection

23 Dec 2015

With new books to read cropping up left and right (and the holidays right around the corner), we would like to help the young adult or young adult gift-buying readers with a few suggestions for books like the Selection series. Dystopian is the name of the game (I mean, who doesn’t want to live in an alternate universe for a week?), so with Kiera Cass books on the top of the chart, what other romance turned dystopian books to read have caught our eye? Check out our top recommendations from 2015 for books to read if you liked The Selection.

Books to Read if You Liked The Selection

Numbers Game

Rebecca Rode

Release Date: March 10, 2015

Numbers are everything – at least, they are in Numbers Game. Each person receives a number that determines his or her future, and for Treena, her number will cause her to go against the system altogether. Similar to other dystopian books with a strong female lead (who still falls in love with a handsome man), this is the perfect gift for someone who likes Kiera Cass books.

Servant of the Crown

Melissa McShane

Release Date: July 15, 2015

A world with royals and those who serve them, a shy girl who keeps getting thrown together with a boy who is used to getting what he wants, and a conspiracy against the government…for fans of books like The Selection series, Servant of the Crown offers a new world to dive into and get lost in. The second installment, Rider of the Crown, is also available as of October 22, 2015.

A Court of Thorns and Roses

Sarah Maas

Release Date: May 5, 2015

While A Court of Thorns and Roses is more fantasy than dystopian, it is packed full of action, adventure, and of course, romance. Feyre’s tale is a newer, edgier version of Beauty and the Beast and is one you don’t want to miss. Get it now to be ready for the sequel (A Court of Mist and Fury) that comes out May 3, 2016.

Autumn’s Kiss

Bella Thorne

Release Date: November 10, 2015

The sequel to the wildly popular Autumn Falls, Autumn’s Kiss adds a wish-granting map to the wish-granting diary from the first novel. A lighter read with teen drama, magic, and (as always) romance, this is a great gift for lovers of Kiera Cass books.

The Glass Arrow

Kristen Simmons

Release Date: February 10, 2015

If you want a gripping tale complete with total government control, a strong-willed female lead reminiscent of Katniss Everdeen, and a hint of romance on the side, this novel by Kristen Simmons is perfect for you. Dystopian and post-apocalyptic, The Glass Arrow will keep you wrapped up in its world long after you put it down.

The Rose Society

Marie Lu

Release Date: October 13, 2015

We’ve mentioned this one once before in our New Books like Divergent post, but it’s just that good. The sequel to The Young Elites, readers will continue to fall in love with Adelina even as she continues down her chosen path. Action-packed and thrilling, this dystopian masterpiece will thrill readers looking for books like The Selection.

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