Genre: Dystopia

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Review of Terradox Audiobook

Review of Terradox Audiobook

This story had a somewhat unique premise and it did well explaining it. I enjoyed finding out more about the planet they landed on and why it was there. The main characters were fairly well developed (Holly, Viola, and Grav), and there were a few minor twists I didn’t initially… Read more »

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Review of The Forever Ship

Review of The Forever Ship

The third and final novel of the Fire Sermon involves the resistance’s struggle against the council, their quest to save omegas, and them trying to prevent several awful acts by the General and Zach. Plot-wise, the book was pretty good and kept me listening to see what happened. However, the… Read more »

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Review of The Map of Bones

Review of The Map of Bones

In this sequel to The Fire Sermon, Cass and Piper work to rebuild the resistance and stop the evil schemings of the council and her brother Zack. For the most part this book is more of the same, keeps up a pretty good plot, and has some nice twists. There… Read more »

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Review of The Fire Sermon

Review of The Fire Sermon

In the Fire Sermon, Cas is a young adult growing up in a world that is post-nuclear blast. Due to mutations, humans are only born as sets of twins, with one being in perfect condition and the other having defects. These two groups are split into Alpha and Omega, with… Read more »

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Review of The Utopia Chronicles

Review of The Utopia Chronicles

This final conclusion of the Atopia series sees Robert Baxter existing and crossing between multiverses while trying to stop an evil that is destroying entire universes. The scope here is obviously quite large, covering universes and time. Bob works to solve the mystery of “the destroyer” and save the Atopia… Read more »

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Review of The One Safe Place by Tania Unsworth

Review of The One Safe Place by Tania Unsworth

This book was about a kid living in a post-apocalyptic America who ventures into the city after his grandfather dies, and then ultimately ends up in a special orphanage that isn’t what it seems. Overall, the story had a lot of imagination and really played up to the mystery of… Read more »

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Review of Feed by M.T. Anderson

Review of Feed by M.T. Anderson

Feed is a dystopia about a romance near the end of America. Everyone has a “feed” in their head which is constant stream of information (like the Internet) and advertising. It is a scary and imaginative foretelling of what would happen if everything today just went to the extremes. Corporations… Read more »

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Review of Plus One Audiobook

Review of Plus One Audiobook

Plus One is a dystopia set in an alternate universe where society was divided into day/night (2 shifts) after the flu pandemic of the early 1900’s. The story is a bit complicated and the synopsis covers it better than I would. The story had a lot going for it and… Read more »

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Review of The Light of Reason by David Litwack

Review of The Light of Reason by David Litwack

In this final book of the Seekers trilogy, Nathaniel and Orah return home to find everything changed for the worse. The vicars have taken over again and are oppressing the people, and trying to destroy the knowledge of the keep (or using it for their own evil). Nathaniel and Orah… Read more »

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Review of OUTSIDE

Review of OUTSIDE

In OUTSIDE, Riley lives in a walled compound in post-apocalyptic Britain. One day her sister gets murdered, and Riley sets out across the country to find the killer. One thing that I didn’t like with the novel is how it jumps between present day Riley and past girl Eleanor (who is connected… Read more »

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Review of Dystopia

Review of Dystopia

Dana grew up questioning everything and ultimately the government decided to assign her to work in an incinerator plant. There she struggles to survive and ultimately find a way to fight back against her dystopian society. This was a quick, enjoyable read. I enjoyed following Dana’s story and discovery throughout… Read more »

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Review of Equinox by Christian Cantrell

Review of Equinox by Christian Cantrell

This is a very interesting book about a post-apocalyptic Earth where Earth-dwellers are dependent on a space station for power, energy, and technology, while the station (the Coronians) are dependent on Earth for raw materials. Having not read the first book, I found it took me a little while to… Read more »

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Review of The Fire Sisters by A.G. Henley

Review of The Fire Sisters by A.G. Henley

In this final book in the Brilliant Darkness series, it opens with Fenn and Peree about to get married, and then everything goes wrong. The children of Koolkuna are stolen away by the Fire Sisters, a group of females who live in a mountain fortress. Fenn, Peree, Kai, and others… Read more »

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Review of The Brothers

Review of The Brothers

In The Brothers, Riley, Doc, and Auntie Bell hit the road to find Clay, but Riley ends up getting stung by a scorpion on the way. To help take her mind off the pain, Auntie Bell tells the backstory of Riley’s mother and how she met Arn. Unlike the other… Read more »

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Review of The Gatherer

Review of The Gatherer

The Gatherer is a short story about a fire sister “gatherer” named Alev who kidnaps Kaiya from her village and takes her back to become a fire sister. Using a special venom, Alev is able to control Kaiya and force her to do what Alev wants. Meanwhile, Kaiya’s father searches… Read more »

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Review of The Moon Dwellers Audiobook

Review of The Moon Dwellers Audiobook

In the Moon Dwellers, a society lives underground centuries after a meteor struck the Earth. The two main characters are Adelle, a young girl imprisoned because her parents were working against the tyranical government, and Tristan, prince and son of the dictator president Nalin, and someone who has nothing in… Read more »

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Review of The Benders by Katie French

Review of The Benders by Katie French

In The Benders, Riley and Clay end up being prisoners again, albeit separated this time. Riley ends up as a slave in a camp run by a deranged bullet maker who runs his estate like a medieval castle. Meanwhile, Clay and Ethan are held prisoner by Nessa in an army compound. Both… Read more »

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Review of Tabula Rasa

Review of Tabula Rasa

In Tabula Rasa, a young girl named Sarah is in a hospital with no memory of her past and being subjected to various experiments. Shortly after the book opens, soldiers storm the hospital and try to kill Sarah. From there, she spends the novel trying to stay alive, learning more… Read more »

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