Reading Challenge: 2016 Dystopia Reading Challenge

Book Review: The Young Elites by Marie Lu

Book Review: The Young Elites by Marie Lu

“It is pointless to believe what you see, if you only see what you believe.” The Young Elites has been on my TBR list for a long time, and is actually what prompted me to read Legend. While both of Marie Lu’s series are set in a dystopian society, The Young Elites is a darker story. It takes place after […]

Book Review: The Winner’s Kiss (The Winner’s Trilogy) by Marie Rutkoski

Book Review: The Winner’s Kiss (The Winner’s Trilogy) by Marie Rutkoski

“But it wasn’t simply withdrawal, either, that racked her limbs. It was grief. It was the horror of someone who’d been dealt a winning hand had bet her life on the game, and then proceeded (deliberately?) to lose.” I’ve never made a secret of the fact that I’ve found the romance between Arin and Kestrel […]

Book Review: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Book Review: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

“There must be something in books, something we can’t imagine, to make a woman stay in a burning house; there must be something there. You don’t stay for nothing.” I never read Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 in high school, but I’ve always wanted to read it. As you guys know, I love dystopian stories, so I knew […]

Book Review: Glass Sword (The Red Queen) by Victoria Aveyard (Spoilery)

Book Review: Glass Sword (The Red Queen) by Victoria Aveyard (Spoilery)

“It isn’t hard to let people die when their deaths give life to something else.” And with that you have in a nutshell Mare Barrow’s philosophy on warfare in Glass Sword. The story picks up after the events of The Red Queen, with Mare and Cal taken in by the Scarlet Guard. Making their escape from Maven, the group […]

Book Review: Lies (A Gone Novel) by Michael Grant

Book Review: Lies (A Gone Novel) by Michael Grant

The kids in Michael Grant’s Gone series have been stranded inside the FAYZ for seven months, and the longer they go without adult supervision, the more off the rails things go. They’re almost out of food, the dead walk the earth, and Zil and his cronies are bringing their race war between the “normals” and the “freaks” to […]

Book Review: Meritorium (A Meritropolis Novel) by Joel Ohman

Book Review: Meritorium (A Meritropolis Novel) by Joel Ohman

Meritorium is the sequel to author Joel Ohman’s Meritropolis. Charley and his friends have escaped Meritropolis, and are now off on a mission to hunt down Orson’s father – the creator of the System. What they don’t count on is how the rules change from city to city, and the high score Charley has scorned all his life […]

Blog Tour: Meritropolis by Joel Ohman

Blog Tour: Meritropolis by Joel Ohman

Review Metropolis is the first book in author Joel Ohman’s Metropolis series. In the novel, readers enter the walls of Meritropolis, a city ruled by a brutal system that assigns each citizen a score that dictates whether they live or die. For seventeen-year-old Charley, this system is unfair. It pits those with high scores at the top against […]

Book Review: Hunger (A Gone Novel) by Michael Grant

Book Review: Hunger (A Gone Novel) by Michael Grant

“Superpowers, don’t always make you a superhero.” Hunger, the second novel in Michael Grant’s Gone series takes the series to a horrifying turn. It’s been three months since the events in the first novel. The food has nearly run out. Everyone is starving, but still looking to Sam to save the day. When the pressure becomes too much, […]

Book Review: Morning Star (Red Rising Trilogy) by Pierce Brown

Book Review: Morning Star (Red Rising Trilogy) by Pierce Brown

Even though I’ve wanted to read Pierce Brown’s epic Red Rising series since its release, I never picked it up until this past November. How I managed to wait so long, I have no clue, but I’m glad I finally got the opportunity to read it. It’s a wonderful story of an enslaved people rising up to […]