Genre: Dystopia

Atlantia by Ally Condie

Atlantia by Ally Condie

Posted February 5, 2018 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  Oy vei this book was such a chore. I read Crossed by Ally Condie recently, and didn’t like it, and when this popped up on my wishlist, I repeatedly reminded myself that I didn’t like her previous books.  I told myself over and over again that it was a bad idea. BUT.  It’s an Atlantis inspired dystopia! I have such a weak spot for Atlantis. Okay, so here’s what what cool about this book.  Because it wasn’t completely bad.  The concept of an underwater dystopian city is great, and it’s not one I’ve seen very often.  If the air was poisoned, […]

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Crewel by Gennifer Albin

Crewel by Gennifer Albin

Posted January 26, 2018 in Reviews // 2 Comments

  DNF’d @ 78% I usually wouldn’t do a proper review for a DNF – largely because I usually DNF at the beginning – but I was far enough in this one that I feel it deserves some words.  I have LOTS of word for Crewel, and they are mostly unfriendly. *deep breath* Crewel is about a girl in a dystopian world that is strictly ruled like the 1950s and women are basically treated like brainless dolls, unless you’re a Spinster, which is basically a goddess because you have the ability to manipulate the world.  Naturally, Adelice is a Spinster.  Or, […]

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The Scorch Trials by James Dashner

The Scorch Trials by James Dashner

Posted January 19, 2018 in Reviews // 2 Comments

  Hmm. Some mixed feelings on this one?  I’m sort of on the edge of meh, but just curious enough about the plot to continue forward.  That’s weird for me – I’m a character reader, and if I don’t care about any of the characters, then I usually opt out.  Interesting change. 1.  There was a lot of room for incredible world building in this one, but I feel like Dashner fell a bit short.  The characters must have spent half the book in pitch black and after the first time, that got boring.  There’s this whole wasteland of opportunities, but […]

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Logan’s Run by William F. Nolan & George Clayton Johnson

Logan’s Run by William F. Nolan & George Clayton Johnson

Posted January 15, 2018 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  Aaaaghhhh I have such mixed feelings about this book. I remember watching Logan’s Run with my dad growing up and being fascinated by the dystopian world.  I came across this book randomly on my classic dystopia spree last year and decided to add it to my collection.  And in many ways, I’m glad I read it.  But it’s all hot/cold, yes/no with this book. 1.  Back in the 1960s, the world wasn’t brimming with dystopias.  In fact, science-fiction mostly regulated itself to the B-rated films even then.  Star Wars changed that in the 70s and Marvel again in the 2000s, […]

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Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

Posted December 29, 2017 in Reviews // 0 Comments

  Aria has been exiled. After a haunting incident with her friends and the son of an important government member, Aria tells the truth and it leads her to the Death Shop – the world outside Reverie, where the Aether is wild and savages could get her… if she doesn’t die from exposure first.  Lost and alone, Aria forces her way across the wilderness as far as her feet will carry her.  She’s certain to die, until she meets Peregrine. Peregrine is desperately searching for his nephew, who was kidnapped by a group of dwellers like Aria.  Unsure where he […]

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