Tag: Dystopian


Early Review: Crazy House by James Patterson & Gabrielle Charbonnet

Early Review: Crazy House by James Patterson & Gabrielle Charbonnet
21 May, 2017 / 0 Comments

Crazy House by James Patterson & Gabrielle Charbonnet My Copy: ARC Paperback, 296 pages Publication Date: May 22, 2017 (Tomorrow!!) Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (Jimmy Patterson Books) Source: Publisher A thrilling new YA novel from master of suspense James Patterson, who’s created a frightening new future: a world where teens are taken, imprisoned and forced to fight for their survival. Where 17-year-old Cass will do whatever it takes to save her twin sister from Death Row. There were no charges. There was no trial. There will be no escape. Seventeen-year-old Becca Greenfield was snatched from her small hometown. She was thrown into a […]


Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
14 April, 2017 / 1 Comment

Red Queen (Red Queen #1) by Victoria Aveyard My Copy: ePub eBook Publication Date: February 10, 2015 Publisher: HarperTeen Source: Purchased This is a world divided by blood – red or silver. The Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old Red girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change. That is, until she finds herself working in the Silver Palace. Here, surrounded by the people she hates the most, Mare discovers that, despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly power of her own. One that threatens to […]


Review: The Glimpse by Claire Merle

Review: The Glimpse by Claire Merle
13 January, 2017 / 0 Comments

The Glimpse by Claire Merle My Copy: ePub eBook Publication Date: June 7, 2012 Publisher: Faber & Faber Source: Purchased In a near future, society is segregated according to whether people are genetically disposed to mental illness. 17-year-old Ana has been living the privileged life of a Pure due to an error in her DNA test. When the authorities find out, she faces banishment from her safe Community, a fate only thwarted by the fact that she has already been promised to Pure-boy Jasper Taurell. Jasper is from a rich and influential family and despite Ana’s condition, wants to be with her. The authorities […]


Top Ten Books Every Dystopian Lover Should Read

Top Ten Books Every Dystopian Lover Should Read
12 April, 2016 / 6 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish every Tuesday.  Every week it’s a different topic and those of us who decide to join in share our top ten for the week’s topic! This week I am sharing my top picks for books that every dystopian lover should read.  In no particular order, here they are (click the image to go to my full review): Ten Okay, first of all, these covers are GORGEOUS!  Not sure how anyone could walk by them in a book store and not pick them up.  Anyway…this first book […]


Review: The Trap by Andrew Fukuda

Review: The Trap by Andrew Fukuda
20 July, 2015 / 1 Comment

The Trap (The Hunt #3) by Andrew Fukuda My Copy: Hardcover, 320 pages Publication Date: October, 2013 Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin Source: Library After barely escaping the Mission alive, Gene and Sissy face an impossible task: staying alive long enough to stop an entire world bent on their destruction. Bound on a train heading into the unknown with the surviving Mission girls, Gene, Sissy, David, and Epap must stick together and use everything they have to protect each other and their only hope: the cure that will turn the blood-thirsty creatures around them into humans again. Now that they know how to reverse […]


Review: The Leveller by Julia Durango

Review: The Leveller by Julia Durango
22 June, 2015 / 2 Comments

The Leveller (The Leveller #1) by Julia Durango My Copy: ARC eBook, 174 pages Publication Date: June 23, 2015 (tomorrow!) Publisher: HarperCollins Source: Publisher via Edelweiss Nixy Bauer is a self-made Leveller. Her job? Dragging kids out of virtual reality and back to their parents in the real world. It’s normally easy cash, but Nixy’s latest mission is fraught with real danger, intrigue, and romance. Nixy Bauer is used to her classmates being very, very unhappy to see her. After all, she’s a bounty hunter in a virtual reality gaming world. Kids in the MEEP, as they call it, play entirely with their minds, […]


Review: Icons by Margaret Stohl

Review: Icons by Margaret Stohl
1 June, 2015 / 0 Comments

Icons (Icons #1) by Margaret Stohl My Copy: Paperback, 429 pages Publication Date: May, 2013 Publisher: Little, Brown Books Source: Traded for Your heart beats only with their permission. Everything changed on The Day. The day the windows shattered. The day the power stopped. The day Dol’s family dropped dead. The day Earth lost a war it didn’t know it was fighting. Since then, Dol has lived a simple life in the countryside — safe from the shadow of the Icon and its terrifying power. Hiding from the one truth she can’t avoid. She’s different. She survived. Why? When Dol and her best friend, […]


Review: The Cage by Megan Shepherd

Review: The Cage by Megan Shepherd
25 May, 2015 / 1 Comment

The Cage (The Cage #1) by Megan Shepherd My Copy: ARC eBook, 308 pages Publication Date: May 26, 2015 (Tomorrow!) Publisher: Balzer + Bray Source: Publisher via Edelweiss When Cora Mason wakes in a desert, she doesn’t know where she is or who put her there. As she explores, she finds an impossible mix of environments—tundra next to desert, farm next to jungle, and a strangely empty town cobbled together from different cultures—all watched over by eerie black windows. And she isn’t alone. Four other teenagers have also been taken: a beautiful model, a tattooed smuggler, a secretive genius, and an army brat who […]


Review: The Heir by Kiera Cass

Review: The Heir by Kiera Cass
18 May, 2015 / 0 Comments

The Heir (The Selection #4) by Kiera Cass My Copy: Paperback, 352 pages Publication Date: May 5, 2015 Publisher: HarpTeen Source: Purchased Princess Eadlyn has grown up hearing endless stories about how her mother and father met. Twenty years ago, America Singer entered the Selection and won the heart of Prince Maxon—and they lived happily ever after. Eadlyn has always found their fairy-tale story romantic, but she has no interest in trying to repeat it. If it were up to her, she’d put off marriage for as long as possible. But a princess’s life is never entirely her own, and Eadlyn can’t […]


Review: Unleashed by Sophie Jordan

Review: Unleashed by Sophie Jordan
27 April, 2015 / 0 Comments

Unleashed (Uninvited #2) by Sophie Jordan My Copy: Hardcover, 355 pages Publication Date: February 24, 2015 Publisher: HarperTeen Source: Library Unleashed, the romantic, high-stakes sequel to New York Times bestselling author Sophie Jordan’s Uninvited, is perfect for fans of James Patterson’s Confessions of a Murder Suspect. Davy has spent the last few months trying to come to terms with the fact that she tested positive for the kill gene HTS (also known as Homicidal Tendency Syndrome). She swore she would not let it change her, and that her DNA did not define her . . . but then she killed a man. […]