Genre: Dystopia

The People of Sparks by Jeanne DuPrau

The People of Sparks by Jeanne DuPrau

Posted January 31, 2019 in Reviews // 2 Comments

Small aside that has nothing to do with the actual book?  The People of Sparks is the first sequel that’s come around on my TBR since I rejoined the community in 2017.  That means I’ve either read everything added to my TBR before that date… or have been unable to find an audiobook version of those books. EITHER WAY this is a big deal to me, and I’m excited. When I read The City of Ember back in July 2017, I was pleased and surprised by how much I enjoyed this book intended for middle grade readers.  The world building was interesting, and […]

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Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine

Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine

Posted January 24, 2019 in Reviews // 8 Comments

A handful of bloggers I really enjoy have been talking about this series since I rejoined this community, and it’s been on my TBR for a while.  On one hand – um, this is about a LIBRARY and also FANTASY so HI I AM HERE SIGN ME UP.  But on the other hand, I read book one of Rachel Caine’s popular Morganville Vampires series a couple years ago and it really wasn’t for me. There were two reviews that got Ink and Bone on to my TBR.  The first was Cait over at Paperfury, who actually wrote a whole post about how underrated […]

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Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Posted December 31, 2018 in Reviews // 2 Comments

Last review of 2018! Initially, I had planned to put this one off until next year, but honestly y’all?  I was so wrapped up in the story that I didn’t want to put it down.  Beth Revis has done an AMAZING job building this science fiction world.  The science and the possibilities are fantastic.  From the very beginning of the novel, I’ve been hooked. There are a lot of perfect details here.  Across the Stars starts with Amy saying goodbye to her parents, and then being cryogenically frozen.  The detail in the opening scene… it’ll make you cringe. It’s not […]

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Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Posted December 24, 2018 in Reviews // 2 Comments

This review is a bit complicated for me.  On the one hand, Emily St. John Mandel wrote a vibrant, interesting world for this dystopia, but on the other hand, the story just rambles on and on with no real destination.  There are moments where I thought there was going to be this massive meetup between all the characters and we’d hit some sort of climax, but it never happened. The best I can figure, the storyline of Station Eleven is a slice of life between four different characters as they describe their experiences in the “before” and the “after”.  For all […]

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Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

Posted November 5, 2018 in Reviews // 2 Comments

This book completely snuck up on me. At the beginning, I hated Oryx and Crake.  I was so, so bored. But it was a slow burn.  It wrapped me up slowly until I couldn’t stop listening to the audiobook.  Our main character, Jimmy aka Snowman, narrates the rise and fall or Crake, intellectual genius and madman.  They grew up together, played together, and Jimmy rehashes the story in his head, because what else can you do when you appear to be the last living human being? I didn’t like Jimmy.  Immediately I found him selfish and unimpressive, with a rough and […]

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