Reviews and Blog Posts: dystopia

Divergent

by Veronica Roth

Reviewer Rating:
4

I would consider Divergent my first dystopian novel and I mostly chose to read it because of the movie. Darn those movie execs! What I did find out, is that I enjoyed the book very much.  I believe the character of Tris is well-developed. She seemed realistic to me because...

Transmetropolitan : back on the street

by Warren Ellis

Reviewer Rating:
4

Starting this series was a little tedious as the descriptions of the character Spider Jerusalem can be a bit redundant for a fan of Hunter S. Thompson. I stuck with this series though and it has paid off. The vivid, detailed cyberpunk illustrations of this comic series make it incredibly...

Leaving Megalopolis. Volume 1

by Gail Simone

Reviewer Rating:
4

Originally crowdfunded on Kickstarter, this isn't your typical superhero book. Megalopolis used to be the safest city on earth, due to the presence of a great number of superheroes. A mysterious event has occurred, turning the former heroes into crazed killers. We see hints at the investigation into the event,...

Magic strikes

by Ilona Andrews

Reviewer Rating:
4

Looking for a new Urban Fantasy series with lots of action and just enough romance? Ilona Andrews delivers. In their (they are a husband/wife writing team) third installment in the Kate Daniels series, Kate fights for her friend in the Midnight Games, a forbidden survival-of-the-magical-fittest contest. But she doesn't count...

Maddaddam a novel

by Margaret Atwood

Reviewer Rating:
5

What can I say? I love Margaret Atwood. It's been some time (2003) since Oryx and Crake, the first book in this trilogy, was released. I must say I was a bit fuzzy on all of the details of the first two books, which led to some confusion as...

World after

by Susan Ee

Reviewer Rating:
3

World After is the sequel to Susan Ee’s debut novel, Angelfall, picking up moments after Angelfall and following the story of Penryn as she tries to keep her and her family alive in post-apocalyptic southern California. Angels have descended on earth in what some believe is the second coming of...

Birthmarked

by Caragh M O'Brien

Reviewer Rating:
3
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Gaia is a sixteen-year-old midwife, unlucky enough to live outside The Wall, apart from the privileged, comfortable citizens of The Enclave.  It is her duty to hand over the first three babies she delivers each month-babies who are destined to be adopted by waiting parents in The Enclave.  These children...

Maggot moon

by Sally Gardner

Reviewer Rating:
3
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Standish Treadwell lives in zone 7 with his grandfather and other political outcasts. The motherland is very similar to what Nazi Germany was. The government is very controlling, and people are not allowed to be different in any way. Standish is dyslexic and deemed unintelligent by many at his school....

Brave new world

by Aldous Huxley

Reviewer Rating:
3

This book may change the way you look at the world around you. 

Brave New World is a frequently challenged and ban book. I chose to read it because its content is challenging to the reader. It is considered a Classic written in 1931 because of its staying power to influence....

The bone season

by Samantha Shannon

Reviewer Rating:
3

Paige is a gifted clairvoyant living in a future London where clairvoyants are hunted down and executed.  Seeking a way to protect herself she joined a criminal gang who become her teachers, co-conspirators, and de facto family.  She is captured, surprised not to be killed but instead shipped off with...

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