Genre: Dystopia

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ARC Review: Blackout by Robison Wells

ARC Review: Blackout by Robison Wells

December 26, 2013 Review 31 ★★

Laura and Alec are trained terrorists.

Jack and Aubrey are high school students.

There was no reason for them to ever meet.

But now, a mysterious virus is spreading throughout America, infecting teenagers with impossible powers. And these four are about to find their lives intertwined in a complex web of deception, loyalty, and catastrophic danger—where one wrong choice could trigger an explosion that ends it all. Read more »

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Review: The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

Review: The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken

November 29, 2013 Review 37 ★★★★½

When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something frightening enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that got her sent to Thurmond, a government ‘rehabilitation camp’. Ruby might have survived the mysterious disease that killed most of America’s children, but she and the others had emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they could not control. Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones. When the truth comes out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. Read more »

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ARC Review: Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis + Giveaway!

ARC Review: Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis + Giveaway!

September 23, 2013 Blog Tour, Giveaway, Review 85 ★★★★

Lynn knows every threat to her pond: drought, a snowless winter, coyotes, and, most importantly, people looking for a drink. She makes sure anyone who comes near the pond leaves thirsty, or doesn’t leave at all.

Confident in her own abilities, Lynn has no use for the world beyond the nearby fields and forest. Having a life means dedicating it to survival, and the constant work of gathering wood and water. Having a pond requires the fortitude to protect it, something Mother taught her well during their quiet hours on the rooftop, rifles in hand. Read more »

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Review: ACID by Emma Pass

Review: ACID by Emma Pass

September 9, 2013 Review 30 ★★★★

ACID is something you don’t come across very often. It’s a rare type of novel that I have found. What type of novel? A standalone dystopian Well, at least I think it’s a standalone. A little bit in the epilogue has me confused if it will continue or not, but for all intents and purposes the story was wrapped up […]

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Review: Angelfall by Susan Ee

Review: Angelfall by Susan Ee

August 31, 2013 Review, YABBC 57 ★★★★★

It’s been six weeks since angels of the apocalypse descended to demolish the modern world. Street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When warrior angels fly away with a helpless little girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back.

Anything, including making a deal with an enemy angel. Read more »

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Review: Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

Review: Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

August 29, 2013 Review 42 ★★★★½

Juliette has escaped to Omega Point. It is a place for people like her—people with gifts—and it is also the headquarters of the rebel resistance.

She’s finally free from The Reestablishment, free from their plan to use her as a weapon, and free to love Adam. But Juliette will never be free from her lethal touch.

Or from Warner, who wants Juliette more than she ever thought possible.

In this exhilarating sequel to Shatter Me, Juliette has to make life-changing decisions between what she wants and what she thinks is right. Decisions that might involve choosing between her heart—and Adam’s life. Read more »

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Unpopular Opinion: The 5th Wave DNF Review

Unpopular Opinion: The 5th Wave DNF Review

June 18, 2013 Review 38 DNF

Now, it’s the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from Them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth’s last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Read more »

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