Genre: Dystopian

Divider

Countdown by Michelle Rowen

Countdown by Michelle Rowen

October 6, 2014 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).

The premise is quite interesting: two strangers are forced to team up and beat six tasks against a count-down for the pleasure of a few morally bankrupt citizens of their city. But I don't think it was executed with the finesse that I would have liked to see. The characters are quite bland and very obviously destined to fall on love, the appeal of the Countdown game to...

Divider

Divider

Divider

Allegiant by Veronica Roth

Allegiant by Veronica Roth

June 26, 2014 Reviews 0 ★★★½

Allegiant is a good conclusion to the Divergent series. Although my enjoyment of the series has declined with each book, it’s been a pretty amazing journey.

Divider

Take Back the Skies by Lucy Saxon

Take Back the Skies by Lucy Saxon

June 2, 2014 Reviews 1 ★★

Take Back the Skies has, on the surface, all the elements to make it an instant hit among the young and the old, but its poor execution lets it down at almost every turn, and I was quite disappointed with it.

Divider

Rebel by Amy Tintera

Rebel by Amy Tintera

May 27, 2014 Reviews 2 DNF

I got to the start of Chapter 12 (page 133) before I couldn’t ignore it anymore – it was going to take a miracle for me to finish this book.

Divider

Divider

Pawn by Aimée Carter

Pawn by Aimée Carter

May 21, 2014 Reviews 2 ★★★

Aimée Carter’s foray into dystopian fiction is an interesting read which I liked, although I am ambivalent about Pawn overall. On one hand, I liked the world and its characters, and on the other hand, I disliked them too.

Divider

The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa

The Forever Song by Julie Kagawa

May 6, 2014 Reviews 2 ★★★★★

I have loved every moment of my time with Allison, and although I am sad to let her go, I think The Forever Song concludes the Blood of Eden series very well. I think Kagawa, who set out to tell a completely different kind of story by combining the best of vampire fiction and dystopian settings, has achieved it masterfully.

Divider

The Elite by Kiera Cass

The Elite by Kiera Cass

March 25, 2014 Reviews 1 ★★★

I enjoyed The Elite significantly more than The Selection because I knew what I was getting myself into this time – a love triangle with a sprinkle of dystopia and intrigue. I was still disappointed that the author didn’t choose to delve into the rebellion, however, and the lack of growth in America’s character really frustrated me.

Divider

While We Run by Karen Healey

While We Run by Karen Healey

March 24, 2014 Reviews 0 ★★★★

An accomplished sequel, While We Run continues to explore a dystopian Australia which has closed off its borders to refugees and jealously guards her wealth and good fortunes. When Tegan Oglietti woke up after being cryogenically frozen for 100 years, she thought she’d been brought back to a better world….

Divider