The Sync Up segment that started it all . . .
We kick things off with three recommendations. The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey follows the story of Cassie Sullivan, who is one of Earth's last survivors and, like Tris, starts off as weak and doubtful but grows strong and powerful over the course of the novel.
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer reinterprets the tales of fairy-tale princesses like Cinderella. In the series' first book, Cinder's protagonist is a cyborg of the same name, whose cruel stepmother deems her a second-class citizen.
Legend by Marie Lu is another romance set in a world ruled by a totalitarian government. The lovers couldn't be any more different: June is destined for the military elite, while Day is the country's most wanted criminal.