Genre: Dystopian

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Feb 22
Broken Sky by L. A. Weatherly

Broken Sky by L. A. Weatherly

Reviews 1 ★★★½

I enjoyed Broken Sky, the first book in The Broken Trilogy from the very first page. Something about it just grabbed me. The setting and the concepts it explored were interesting, and the protagonist was awesome. Set in the far future after a horrendous apocalypse that nearly killed off all humans, Broken Sky is set in an echo of the 1940s. Humanity has rediscovered some technologies and is on the verge of unearthing some more. I liked the touches Weatherly used to bring this reality to life - the slang, the technology, the clothes. This world differs from ours in...

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Feb 01
Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard

Reviews 4 ★★★★

I found a lot to like in Glass Sword. It wasn’t perfect, but it was a stronger sequel by far. It rose above the admittedly low bar that Red Queen had set. A good sequel that builds and expands on the foundations of its predecessor.

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May 28
The Heir by Kiera Cass

The Heir by Kiera Cass

Reviews 0 ★★★★

I liked The Heir, I think it takes the idea of The Selection and does something new and different with it. I liked getting to know Eadlyn and her siblings, and seeing all my old(er) favourites from the original series.

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Mar 16
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Reviews 1 ★★★

An admirable début novel that combines a rags-to-riches story with a dystopian world and the powers of the X-Men, Red Queen will please a varied audience. I enjoyed reading it but have to concede that there is almost nothing original about it, and that it ultimately failed to wow me in the way that it could have.

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Nov 17
Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken

Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken

Reviews 0 ★★★★★

Never Fade is a powerful followup to Alexandra Bracken’s The Darkest Minds, a book that I absolutely loved. I have really enjoyed Never Fade, which has surpassed the excellence of its predecessor and has me super-excited for In the Afterlight.

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Oct 06
Countdown by Michelle Rowen

Countdown by Michelle Rowen

Reviews 2 ★★

At first glance Countdown looks and sounds too similar to The Hunger Games. But I was pleasantly surprised that the two are can be easily separated (the dystopian and kill-people-for-an-audience elements aside).

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