Tag Archives: Dystopia

Frozen by Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston

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Title: Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston Rating: ★★★★ Genre: YA / Supernatural / Fantasy Release Date: September 17, 2013 Publisher: Putnam Juvenile Review: When I read the synopsis of Frozen, I knew I had to read this book. I mean, anyone who’s every heard of or played Fallout would recognize a city with the name “New Vegas.” Automatically, the names screams post-apocalyptic. Now that that’s out of the way, moving on. I’m a huge fan of the Blue Bloods series to the point where I wrote critical essays about the characters in college papers. So, new series from Cruz … Continue reading

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Wasteland by Susan Kim and Laurence Klavan

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Title: Wasteland Rating:  Genre: YA / Dystopia Release Date: March 26, 2013 Publisher: HarperTeen Review: I don’t like to start reviews in a negative way, but there wasn’t a moment during Wasteland in which I really got the story. There was so much exposition that the story became sort of a mindless read and I never had an emotional attachment to Esther. The writing was great, but the story was definitely stuck in the world of young adult fiction; it couldn’t transcend the barrier and become an all-ages kind of read. For me, the book acted as if it was trying to … Continue reading

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The Elite by @KieraCass

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Title: The Elite Rating:  Genre: YA / Dystopia Release Date: April 23, 2013 Publisher: HarperTeen Review: After reading The Selection, I waited for the longest year ever for the second book and The Elite delivered all I wanted and more. But now I’m torn. Because I don’t know if I love Maxon or Aspen more. America is strong and quirky in the first book and  that doesn’t change in The Elite. Rather, Kiera had the awesome ability of making her better and even more relatable  than she was the first time around. I loved America in the first book, but … Continue reading

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Taken by Erin Bowman

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Title: Taken Rating:  Genre: YA / Dystopia Release Date: April 16th 2013 Publisher: HarperTeen Review: What do you get when Ursula K. LeGuin meets Lois Lowry, runs away with him, and has a love child? Erin Bowman’s Taken is an epic dystopian YA with elements of science fiction in a version of reality that reads all too real. The cover was enough to make me pick up the book; the first page was enough to keep me in it until it was finished. Taken does back to some of our older dystopian roots, expands on them, and creates a whirlwind … Continue reading

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Wither by @LaurenDeStefano

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Title: Wither Author: Lauren DeStefano Genre: YA, Sci-Fi/Dystopia, Fantasy, Romance Release Date: March 22, 2011 Rating: ★★★★ Summary: In the not-too-distant future, because of genetic engineering, every human is a ticking time bomb. Males only live to age twenty-five, and females only live to age twenty. To keep the population from dying out, girls are kidnapped and sold into polygamous marriages. When sixteen-year-old Rhine is taken, she enters a world of wealth and privilege that both entices and terrifies her. She has everything she ever wanted – except freedom. With the help of Gabriel, a servant Rhine is growing dangerously … Continue reading

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Exclusive Interview with Veronica Rossi

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I can’t tell you how thrilled I was when I found that I was interviewing Veronica. Since reading UNDER THE NEVER SKY – I’ve been completely head over heels for her character Perry and having by “dying” to ask questions about him. If you didn’t get a chance to read my review yesterday, please check it out.   What inspired you to write UNDER THE NEVER SKY? UNDER THE NEVER SKY had several inspirations. I knew I wanted to juxtapose two different societies, one advanced and the other primitive, and I wanted to blend action, adventure and romance. I also … Continue reading

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Under the Never Sky @V_Rossibooks

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Title: Under the Never Sky Author: Veronica Rossi Genre: YA/Dystopia/Romance/Suspense Publisher: HarperCollins Release Date: January 3, 2012 Rating Since she’d been on the outside, she’d survived an Aether storm, she’d had a knife held to her throat, and she’d seen men murdered. This was worse. Exiled from her home, the enclosed city of Reverie, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland—known as The Death Shop—are slim. If the cannibals don’t get her, the violent, electrified energy storms will. She’s been taught that the very air she breathes can kill her. Then Aria meets an Outsider named Perry. … Continue reading

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DARK INSIDE by @JeynRoberts

Title: Dark Inside Author: Jeyn Roberts Genre: Dystopia/Apocalyptic Publisher: Simon & Schuster – US Publisher: Macmillan – UK Release Date: November 1, 2011 – US Release Date: Out Now – UK Summary: Since the beginning of mankind, civilizations have fallen: the Romans, the Greeks, the Aztecs…and now us. Huge earthquakes rock the world. Cities are destroyed. But something even more awful is happening: An ancient evil has been unleashed, and it’s turning everyday people into hunters, killers, and crazies. This is the world Mason, Aries, Clementine, and Michael are living in—or rather, trying to survive. Each is fleeing unspeakable horror, … Continue reading

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