Reviews and Blog Posts: dystopia

Magic strikes

by Ilona Andrews

DPL 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

DPL 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

DPL 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

DPL 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

DPL 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

DPL 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

DPL 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...

What's the Plural of Apocalypse?

The Road

The Atlantic recently published a list of their favorite post-apocalyptic novels in anticipation of Peter Heller's new one, Dog Stars, which they predict will become a classic.

I've read 8 out of 11 (I'm embarrassed to admit that the ones I haven't read are the "classics"). How many have you read? Did they get the list right? Would you take any out? What would you add? And, most importantly, which one of the ones I haven't read (in bold) should I read next? Maybe we'll make it a Geeks Who Read Book Club selection for 2013!

The age of miracles : a novel

by Karen Thompson Walker

DPL Rating:
5

Sometimes, the disaster that could end the world isn't a meteor, or zombies, or a deadly virus. Something that we all take for granted, like the turning of the earth in its 24-hour cycle, when disrupted, can cause more devastation that we would have thought possible. Join 12 year old...

Are You Ready for The Hunger Games?

The Hunger Games Movie Companion

The Hunger Games movie opens Friday, March 23! Are you ready?? What are you doing to celebrate?

Teens and adults alike have been captivated by Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games trilogy. If you haven't had enough of the Hunger Games books, and want more books with similar themes, check out the If You Like The Hunger Games page on DPL's Teen Website, eVolver! I recently did a poll of my colleagues who enjoyed The Hunger Games for their ULTIMATE Hunger Games read-a-like.

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