Tag: dystopian

Graphic Novel Review: V for Vendetta

Graphic Novel Review: V for Vendetta

Book Reviews | December 13, 2013

I think most people are familiar with the story of V for Vendetta. I, like many others, have watched the movie, and I really really liked it. So when Gaby insisted on buying this for me as a late birthday gift, I was super excited. It’s one of those books that I’ve been meaning to read for a […]

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Book Review: More Than This by Patrick Ness

Book Review: More Than This by Patrick Ness

Book Reviews | November 29, 2013

More Than This was introduced to me as being a dystopia. As I started reading, I was puzzled. It wasn’t a dystopia until past halfway into the book. All along the way I was asking myself, “Well then, how would you describe it?” I couldn’t answer my own question. Because More Than This is precisely that unique. There’s […]

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ARC Book Review: Pawn by Aimée Carter

ARC Book Review: Pawn by Aimée Carter

Book Reviews | November 25, 2013

When you first hear of Pawn, I totally wouldn’t blame you if your reaction is, “Oh boy, here we go, yet *another* dystopia…” It may have popped up in my head as well. But I love dystopias a whole whole lot, so I wasn’t ready to give up on the genre just yet. And it turned out quite […]

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Book Review: What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang

Book Review: What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang

Book Reviews | June 7, 2013

What’s Left of Me is certainly one of the better and more unique dystopias out there. The creative premise is instantly captivating and definitely memorable. It’s a great read, and I certainly enjoyed it. But somewhere it does just lack that spark that makes me over-the-top fall in love with it. I must say I love the concept and […]

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ARC Book Review: The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau

ARC Book Review: The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau

Book Reviews | May 26, 2013

The first words that come to mind having finished this book are: hot damn, what a page turner. To be honest, while I am a big dystopia fan, I was sort of losing my faith in the genre. It’s being inundated with bland stories with bad world building and cheap romance. A lot of the ones I was […]

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ARC Book Review: Taken by Erin Bowman

ARC Book Review: Taken by Erin Bowman

Book Reviews | March 28, 2013

Taken can best be described as The Hunger Games meets The Maze Runner. I know it’s typical to compare any dystopian novel to The Hunger Games, but reading this one really gave me the same kind of vibe (maybe not so much as the first book, but the overall series for sure). Well, I obviously love The Hunger […]

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Book Review: Partials by Dan Wells

Book Review: Partials by Dan Wells

Book Reviews | February 24, 2013

Despite a slow, very slow start and characters that were not the most engaging in the world, toward the end, Dan Wells did manage to convince me. This is a good story. But perhaps the best thing I can say about it is that it is a great set up for a series. It should be said that […]

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ARC Book Review: Dualed by Elsie Chapman

ARC Book Review: Dualed by Elsie Chapman

Book Reviews | February 16, 2013

Dualed is a debut novel with an intriguing dystopian concept. Every person has an Alt – a genetically identical twin – and they must prove their worth to the community by eliminating that Alt before they turn 20. Only upon “completion” do the citizens finally get to live a peaceful life. That sounds epic, right? Sadly, I was […]

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