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”

4 stars · Dystopian · Fantasy · Young Adult

Bonus Review!: An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

published: April 2015 by Razorbill

pages: 446

genre: YA dystopian fantasy

series: Book 1

This book does have a bit of a slow start, but the two stories that unfold are well worth it.

Laia has grown up fearing the brutality of the Masks, the Empire’s best military fighters. When one arrests her brother for treason and murders the rest of her family, she can only think of one place to turn. She asks the Resistance to free her brother. In return, she must become a slave for the high Commandant of the military school as their undercover spy. Her slaves don’t usually last a week. Continue reading “Bonus Review!: An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir”

5 stars · Dystopian · Fantasy · Young Adult

Review: Gilded Cage by Vic James

Published: February 14th, 2017 by Del Rey
pages: 368
genre: dystopian fantasy

This book has a very high chance of being my favorite book for all of 2017!¬†It was so amazing! I haven’t read a book this good in a long time. I absolutely loved it, from beginning to end. While it is the first in the series (it will be a trilogy), it didn’t read like a first book of more to come. By the end I could tell there would be a sequel, but the whole time I was reading the book I thought that it very well could be a standalone novel. The story was written that well. It felt complete in itself, yet left me so in love with the gray areas of the situation and intrigued by the characters that I will be highly anticipating its sequel. Continue reading “Review: Gilded Cage by Vic James”

5 stars · Dystopian · Fantasy · Young Adult

Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

published: February 2015 by HarperTeen

pages: 388

genre: YA romantic fantasy

series: 1st book in the Red Queen quartet

In the beginning, this book was compared a lot to The Selection. For me, The Selection was mostly romance with a bit of rebellion thrown in. This is the opposite. It’s mostly rebellion and uprising, with a little bit of romance thrown in. The world in Red Queen actually reminded me more of the society in The Hunger Games.

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4 stars · Dystopian · Young Adult

Review: The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron

 

Published: September 13th, 2016
pages: 416
genre: standalone dystopian YA

 

Nadia and her family live in a communist-like community. The government gives every family their rations, and different households provide different skills from their trade for the people. The difference is that every 12 years, the entire community loses their memories. Each person carries a book attached to them, so that they can write down their personal truths to read after a forgetting. Continue reading “Review: The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron”
1 & 2 stars · Dystopian · Fantasy · Young Adult

Review: Eon by Alison Goodman

published: August 2008 by Viking Books

pages: 544

genre: YA fantasy

series: This is the 1st book in a 2 book series.

 

I wanted to like this book. I really did. I was so excited to read it, but I just couldn’t get enthralled in it. I think this book will be easiest to describe in a pro and con format. Continue reading “Review: Eon by Alison Goodman”