Genre: Dystopia

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
Posted on January 7, 2017 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main points Foreword: Please listen to this and this while you read this review. Really get in the spirit of it. This book was amazing and deeply philosophical—and a bit religious, although not the kind of religious I tend to avoid. I will start with some notes about how I came to read it. I watched the movie for the first time years ago (when it came out in theaters) and have seen it a few times since. I didn’t know it was a book until after having seen it perhaps twice. I put it on […]

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The Killing Jar by R. S. McCoy

The Killing Jar by R. S. McCoy
Posted on June 30, 2016 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main points I liked this book. It was just very busy. There were more POVs than I was used to and it got a little confusing. Especially because A) new ones kept being added throughout and B) names kept being mentioned in some POVs that I had heard before in others but I just couldn’t place them. That was a little frustrating. But the plots were good. I think it really helped with the world-building. In seeing so many different aspects of this future world, we were able to get a clearer idea of how […]

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The Girl’s Guide to the Apocalypse by Daphne Lamb

The Girl’s Guide to the Apocalypse by Daphne Lamb
Posted on March 28, 2016 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main points This book was a disappointment for me. It was just really frustrating. I wanted to like it, but from the beginning it was clear that this book was not for me. I understand that after the Apocalypse, things are bound to be a little crazy, but this was a whole new kind of crazy. The way people talked didn’t make sense. Conversations didn’t flow properly and any and all logic flew out the window. It was very difficult to read. The characters were all extremely stupid and most were very mean, horrible people. […]

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Meritropolis by Joel Ohman

Meritropolis by Joel Ohman
Posted on March 12, 2016 in Blog Tour, Book Review / 1 Comment

Main points I really enjoyed this. I knew I would when I read the premise, and I was right. There really isn’t much to complain about. The characters were great, although the only one we really got to see inside was Charley. He was a fantastic main character. It was really fascinating to see him become what he was afraid of and to start to wonder what his motives really were and if he was doing the right thing. In fact, it got to the point where I wasn’t sure what the right thing was. […]

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Soulless by Jacinta Maree

Soulless by Jacinta Maree
Posted on February 19, 2016 in Blog Tour, Book Review / 4 Comments

Main points This book was brutal. In just about every respect. It’s good, but it’s harsh. Grating on the emotions. And a page-turner, for sure. The plot changes every few pages, it seems. It’s never quite clear what the end goal is, because I think that changes a few times as well, but there’s always some short-term immediate goal. Usually escaping. Not getting killed. The usual. It’s gripping. It’s also savage. It’s a harsh world. Well, most of it. Everyone’s grown up paranoid and ready to attack. There’s a lot of bloodshed and cruelty. Anyone […]

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Revolution by Jessica Frances

Revolution by Jessica Frances
Posted on February 5, 2016 in Blog Tour, Book Review / 0 Comments

Main points This book was very impressive for a standalone. I really loved the premise. I think it was done well for a standalone—it didn’t seem too long, even though things wrapped up a little too quickly (and nicely, except for one part). Everything before that was handled quite believably. This book was most definitely very difficult to read. Consider the subject matter. Humans are being treated like a combination of slaves and pets. It was like reading about animal abuse, child abuse, and slavery (and the abuse that goes along with that) all at […]

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The Girl’s Guide to the Apocalypse by Daphne Lamb EXCERPT

The Girl’s Guide to the Apocalypse by Daphne Lamb EXCERPT
Posted on January 27, 2016 in Blog Tour / 0 Comments

Excerpt “Wait,” I looked around.  “There’s a bathroom here? You’re telling me I used a dumpster out in the open like a jerk?” Debra poked her head out of a broken window. “You say that like it’s a big fat joke,” she said.  “And it’s not.  Just because we’re going through a hard time doesn’t mean we have to live like savages.  You can still be picky about a bathroom.”  She paused, then took a deep breath.  It seemed she was doing everything she could to keep her shaky emotions in check.  “So just for […]

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The Selection by Jayne Faith and Christine Castle

The Selection by Jayne Faith and Christine Castle
Posted on December 11, 2015 in Blog Tour, Book Review / 1 Comment

Main points I really liked this! Despite the obvious Hunger Games parallels, it really does feel like a different book, equally entertaining. Yes, it has the potential to be very well-received. For some reason I feel like I would better be able to review this book in list form. +The world-building was sublime. We weren’t given too much time on Earthenfell but I found it very easy to visualize both it and Calisto. I really want to visit Calisto. It seems fascinating, and I’m intrigued by the idea of a race of people who are […]

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The Ark by Laura Liddell Nolen

The Ark by Laura Liddell Nolen
Posted on June 19, 2015 in Book Review / 0 Comments

Main points This book was really, really good. It’s so intense and action-packed. I loved Charlotte as the main character. She’s wonderful—and very much full of ‘tricks.’ It was very fun to follow all the twists and turns in the story. Probably the only problem I have is with Charlotte’s backstory. We definitely get the delinquent feel from her but it’s never explained how it all started. She has a well-off influential family that basically disowned her once she got into the bad stuff but we never found out why she got into it in […]

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Reached by Ally Condie

Reached by Ally Condie
Posted on May 6, 2015 in Book Review / 2 Comments

Main points I liked it. It was okay, not as good as the others but a good conclusion I guess. A lot was going on. So many things changed. Things that seemed like they would be important before turned out to not be so much. I will give it this credit though: it stopped being a love story pretty quickly and turned into a let’s-end-this-revolution-thing-fast-so-we-can-live-happily-ever-after thing. And I mean I’m sure most dystopians end up like that. You really can’t have a dystopian without some grand ending where they destroy it. Anyway, the actual revolution […]

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