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The Hunger Games Prequel Cover Release Put Us in the Mood for Dystopian: 10 Indie Dystopian YA Recommendations to Tide You Over While You Wait

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Unblinking (The Shuttered Lands Trilogy, #1)
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The new Hunger Games prequel cover reveal put us into a serious dystopian mood.  Here's a list of Indie YA dystopian to fill the nostalgia and give you something to wait for until we get the new Hunger Games book releases!   1. Reactive (The Elite Trials, #1) by Becky Moynihan    AN...
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Underrated Backlist YA Books to Add to Your TBR!







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1. SWIMMING THROUGH THE CLOUDS by Rajdeep Paulus     Post-it Notes and romance Verdict : All the feels.     2. YOU ARE MINE by Janeal Falor   Magic, imprisonment, and warlocks Verdict : Fantasy rules.   3. 4 TO 16 CHARACTERS by Kelly Hourihan     Online Friends, fandoms...
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