1 & 2 stars · Dystopian · Young Adult

Review: They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera

published Sept. 5th, 2017; 368 pages

Description from Goodreads:

On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today.
Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they’re both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There’s an app for that. It’s called the Last Friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure—to live a lifetime in a single day.”

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4 stars · Dystopian · Science Fiction/ Steampunk · Young Adult

Review: The Diabolic 1 & 2 by S.J. Kincaid

Book 1: Published Nov 1st, 2016; 416 pages

Nemesis is a Diabolic, a creature trained from birth to be a guard and protector for her owner Sidonia. When Sidonia is summoned to the capital as a war prisoner, the family sets out to find a way to send Nemesis in her place. Continue reading “Review: The Diabolic 1 & 2 by S.J. Kincaid”

4 stars · Dystopian · Science Fiction/ Steampunk · Young Adult

Review: Scythe by Neal Shustermann

Published Nov 22nd, 2016; 435 pages

(The sequel was just published Jan 9, 2018. I haven’t read it yet, but I’m super excited!)

I loved this book! Taking place in the future where the world’s problems are solved, including death, scythes were formed to keep overpopulation at bay. But while corruption in the world is no longer an issue, factions of belief have started to rise in the scythedom.  Continue reading “Review: Scythe by Neal Shustermann”

3 stars · Dystopian · Fantasy · Young Adult

Mini Review: Fireblood by Elly Blake

Published Sept 12th, 2017; 416 pages

This is book 2 in the Frostblood series.

Summary from Goodreads:

“Against all odds, Ruby has defeated the villainous Frost King and melted his throne of ice. But the bloodthirsty Minax that was trapped inside is now haunting her kingdom and everyone she loves. The answers to its demise may lie to the south in Sudesia, the land of the Firebloods, and a country that holds the secrets to Ruby’s powers and past…
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4 stars · Dystopian · Science Fiction/ Steampunk · Young Adult

Review: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

Wow. This book was good, but boy did it take dystopian to another level.

I’ve seen the movie, but the book is so much darker. The adults in this book are downright cruel in their manipulation of children. The ruin who knows how many kids lives. Some of the characters get ill, others go half crazy. And those are just some of the characters we actually know about. What about all the previous ones who “failed”?  Continue reading “Review: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card”

3 stars · Dystopian · Young Adult

Review: Perfect by Cecelia Ahern

published: April 4th, 2017 by Feiwel and Friends

pages: 352

genre: YA dystopian

series: Book 2 of 2 in the Flawed series

I’m so glad that the author decided to make this a duology instead of a trilogy. It ended up being a good fit for the story. The first book managed to feel fresh despite its typical dystopian storyline. The second book falls more into the patterns of the usual story arc, but managed to keep the action moving by completing the story in this sequel. I think that’s one of the big reasons that made this series one that’s worth a reread, rather than a series that will not be read to completion. Continue reading “Review: Perfect by Cecelia Ahern”

4 stars · Dystopian · Young Adult

Review: Flawed by Cecelia Ahern

published: April 15th, 2016 by Feiwel and Friends

pages: 336

genre: YA dystopian

series: Book 1

I really enjoyed this book. It starts out following a typical dystopian story arc, but it felt fresh enough to keep me interested and different enough by the end to make me want to read the sequel. I have a soft spot for dystopian novels, and this one definitely fits the bill. Continue reading “Review: Flawed by Cecelia Ahern”