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It's Amanda and I came back with another article.
I recently discovered that there are some books similar to the ones I have read, like Percy Jackson. I decided to make a short list about some of the books similar to the literary series that I have read.

Percy Jackson series ---> Pegasus series

I have read Percy Jackson since I was 12 years old. I'm 19 and I still read and look for similar books, since one day I'll get tired of reading Percy Jackson all the time. A few years ago, I found a saga of books called Pegasus. Even Rick Riordan, author of Percy Jackson, said they are great books. I didn't get to finish the books, but I read the first two and I really liked it. I plan to read the other books as soon as I finish reading the Red Queen series.

Pegasus:The Flame of Olympus

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"A young girl, a winged horse, and an Olympian war make for an adventurous start to an exciting trilogy.
When Pegasus crashes onto a Manhattan roof during a terrible storm, thirteen-year-old Emily’s life changes forever. Suddenly allied with a winged horse she’d always thought was mythical, Emily is thrust into the center of a fierce battle between the Roman gods and a terrifying race of multiarmed stone warriors called the Nirads. Emily must team up with a thief named Paelen, the goddess Diana, and a mortal boy named Joel in order to return Pegasus to Olympus and rescue the gods from a certain death.
Along the way, Emily and her companions will fight monsters, run from a government agency that is prepared to dissect Pegasus, and even fly above the Manhattan skyline—all as part of a quest to save Olympus before the Olympic flame burns out."

There are 5 books, the same number as Percy Jackson. I intend to retake this amazing book series as soon I can. It made me very nostalgic when I started reading Percy Jackson.

The Selection series ---> Red Queen series

I read The Selection a few years ago and loved the theme of royalty, but at the same time totally different from what we think of royalty. I liked it so much that I wrote a fanfic based on the books. While making my list of books I found a book with a beautiful cover and that interested me. Rainha Vermelha is the first in a saga about a divided society and about royalty to rule that society. Does it remind you of anything? Well, I couldn't remember The Selection when I read the synopsis of the first book. I started reading this week and I'm in love. I'm halfway through the book and can't wait to finish them all.

Red Queen

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"Mare Barrow's world is divided by blood—those with common, Red blood serve the Silver-blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities. Mare is a Red, scraping by as a thief in a poor, rural village, until a twist of fate throws her in front of the Silver court. Before the king, princes, and all the nobles, she discovers she has an ability of her own. >To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. As Mare is drawn further into the Silver world, she risks everything and uses her new position to help the Scarlet Guard—a growing Red rebellion—even as her heart tugs her in an impossible direction. One wrong move can lead to her death, but in the dangerous game she plays, the only certainty is betrayal."

The world is divided between Red and Silver, it reminded me of the caste system of The Selection. The way Mare's life is totally transformed, reminded me of America's life. I'm really enjoying the book. And despite all these similarities, Rainha Vermelha is a unique and different book. It was a long time since I liked a story so much.

Hunger Games series ---> Divergent/Maze Runner

I read Divergent for finding it similar to Hunger Games. Division between factions / districts. A choice that changes the life of the main character. But even with these similarities, it is totally different. Okay, maybe Divergent is more like The Selection because of the division system of society, but with more action. But I read the books and saw the movies (which are not very good) and I felt a little bit of Hunger Games. The same thing was with Maze Runner. I didn't read the books, I saw the first two films and it was the same thing as Divergent. It gave me a Hunger Games vibe.


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"Perfect for fans of the Hunger Games and Maze Runner series, Divergent and its sequels, Insurgent and Allegiant, are the gripping story of a dystopian world transformed by courage, self-sacrifice, and love. Fans of the Divergent movie will find the book packed with just as much emotional depth and exhilarating action as the film, all told in beautiful, rich language.
One choice can transform you. Beatrice Prior's society is divided into five factions—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). Beatrice must choose between staying with her Abnegation family and transferring factions.
Her choice will shock her community and herself. But the newly christened Tris also has a secret, one she's determined to keep hidden, because in this world, what makes you different makes you dangerous."

Maze Runner

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"When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He’s surrounded by strangers—boys whose memories are also gone.
Outside the towering stone walls that surround them is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It’s the only way out—and no one’s ever made it through alive.
Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever. And the message she delivers is terrifying.
Remember. Survive. Run."

I can say that Divergent is quite different from the Hunger Games for having read the books. I can't say much about Maze Runner for not having read and not paying much attention to the movies.

I hope you enjoyed. See you in the next article.
- Amanda.