The first is a book that came out in June of 2019. It is the third book in the sequel to The Number Four Series, by Pittacus Lore. It is Return to Zero. It all started with nine extraterrestrial teenagers who escaped their own planet to find refuge on earth. Since then, they have been hunted as their enemies plan for their extinction. We have seen alliances and betrayals and this addition to the series continues to build on who can be trusted. As the teens join forces, new threats will be revealed.
The second book that I will mention today is the fifth in the Legend series by Marie Lu. Rebel is due out in November, 2019. This is a dystopian series that causes the characters to question what they are told, and how they have been brought up. After conflict and rebellion, what is left? That is what Rebel tries to answer. For those who have followed this series and loved the characters, you will certainly want to read this look at life after the trilogy.
Finally, a surprise addition to a great series. Suzanne Collins is adding a prequel to the Hunger Games. Set to come out in the spring of 2020, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes takes us back to the time after the first rebellion so that we can see the reconstruction period. What caused the districts to be set up with the structure that led to the Hunger Games? How did the capital become the city of corruption that we see in the trilogy? What characters were around to witness the changes and come to the conclusions that made them who they are? We can all look forward to finding the answers to the questions about how a country moves toward corruption and how we should respond.