Tag: dystopian

Book Review: Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

Book Review: Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

I first read Shatter Me about a year ago. One of the first books I read after I got back into reading. I loved it so, so much. But it was before my reviewing time, so I never posted about my love for it. This review thus also works as my endorsement for that book. I digress, Unravel Me doesn’t disappoint. I was hesitant about it at first, but there’s no middle book syndrome, and it’s just as engaging as the first one. I’m a huge dystopia fan. However, one of the biggest reasons why I usually love dystopias doesn’t apply here. That would be […]

Posted February 9, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 2 Comments
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Book Review: Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff

Book Review: Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff

I need to get one thing out of the way real quick. You see, this was one of my most anticipated books of 2012. At a certain point, you just couldn’t get me to shut up about it anymore. And yes, I finally read it in January 2013. You see, this thing happened. I knew this book would be amazing. But I knew it was not necessarily an easy read. When I finally had the book in my hands (it looks freaking AMAZING by the way) I was under so much pressure from grad school, what with exams, thesis proposal, group projects, more exams, committee […]

Posted January 23, 2013 by Debby in Reviews / 13 Comments
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Book Review: Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi

Book Review: Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi

So I read Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi back in March. I loved it, absolutely loved it. However, later, cruising through Goodreads reviews, I found that there weren’t that many raving reviews (in any case, from the people I follow). Critique came mostly from the excessive use of similies and metaphors, and the lack of world building. In Shatter Me it never bothered me. The similies and metaphors I found quite beautiful because it fit so well with the main character, Juliette. Someone who’s been locked up in an asylum in total isolation for almost a year has got to be unique. Through her narration […]

Posted November 5, 2012 by Debby in Reviews / 2 Comments
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Book Review: A Million Suns by Beth Revis

Book Review: A Million Suns by Beth Revis

The one orange rating may be a little harsh since I didn’t finish it, but I just can’t deal with it, and I really tried. I don’t understand why people are in love with this series. I wasn’t convinced after Across the Universe and while reading this my apathy only grew. Not only do I not feel any sort of connection or liking towards either Elder or Amy, I find their relationship so asdfjkl; annoying. I just found myself rolling my eyes the entire time. It may be that I’ve reached my YA capacity again and need to mix it up with more adult books […]

Posted August 21, 2012 by Debby in Reviews / 0 Comments
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Book Review: Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Book Review: Across the Universe by Beth Revis

I don’t really know quite how to feel about this one. I’d heard a lot of hype about it, quite a few people I know really love it. While the story was good and intriguing, something still kept me from connecting to it. This novel is another example, in my case, of how wrong expectations can ruin a book in your eyes. I read the premise, of course, but that was QUITE a while ago. A few months. So all I really remembered was that it was sci-fi, with romance, of people searching for a new planet to live. That being said, in my head […]

Posted July 16, 2012 by Debby in Reviews / 1 Comment
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Book Review: Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

Book Review: Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

This was an interesting one. It came quite highly recommended, I believe one of the most highly anticipated YA Dystopias of the year. But I’m a bit torn, hence my rating. There were things I liked, things I didn’t like, things I thought could have benefited from more elaboration, but ultimately I think it’s a good set up for a series. My liking for it though will depend on the next installment of the series. I’m sort of on the fence. There were a lot of elements in this book that were amazingly good. I loved the concept of the Pods, the Realms, etc. These […]

Posted July 12, 2012 by Debby in Reviews / 3 Comments
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Book Review: Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Book Review: Insurgent by Veronica Roth

I just finished reading Insurgent yesterday… And I don’t really know what to think about it. SPOILER ALERT, because I honestly can’t review this without spoiling stuff. It was just plain disappointing to me. Which is sad because I thought the first book was close to perfect. The world building, all the details and the analysis of the factions, the pros and cons of all the dominant personality traits… Action packed, with a romantic story that did not take the spotlight but was an absolutely a nice bonus. Most of all, it was a story that kept me interested the whole time, dying to figure […]

Posted May 4, 2012 by Debby in Reviews / 7 Comments
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Book Review: The Selection by Kiera Cass

Book Review: The Selection by Kiera Cass

I decided to check out The Selection by Kiera Cass, in the week of its release. I have to admit, what really grabbed me was the cover. It’s just so, so, so pretty. ‘They’ call it “The Hunger Games meets The Bachelor” but I really don’t like that tagline. It’s not really like THG, no one dies, there is no huge dystopian rebellion. This is just what I call my guilty pleasure type book. Prince Maxon, I think, is amazing and adorable. After finishing reading it, I found out that they’ve shot a pilot for a TV series for the CW based on the book. […]

Posted April 27, 2012 by Debby in Reviews / 0 Comments
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