Genre: Dystopian

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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Book Review: Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

Book Review: Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

Book Reviews | February 9, 2013

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 […]

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Book Review: Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff

Book Review: Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff

Book Reviews | January 23, 2013

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 […]

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Book Review: Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi

Book Review: Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi

Book Reviews | November 5, 2012

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 […]

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Book Review: A Million Suns by Beth Revis

Book Review: A Million Suns by Beth Revis

Book Reviews | August 21, 2012

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 […]

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