Genre: Dystopian

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The Farm by Emily McKay

The Farm by Emily McKay

February 8, 2013 Reviews 0

I was pleasantly surprised by The Farm: I wasn't expecting to be quite as thrilling and enjoyable as it is. Well constructed and delivered, The Farm was let down by the narrow-mindedness of its main character. During their six month imprisonment in The Farm, Lily has been taking care of her twin sister Mel. Mel is autistic, and Lily works very hard to keep her safe, keep her calm, keep them both alive. However, Lily quickly starts thinking that Mel is a burden on her, especially because Mel has regressed into talking in nursery rhymes and is very different from...

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Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

February 1, 2013 Reviews 0 ★★★

Date published: 1st February 2013 Publisher: Allen & Unwin AU Format: Paperback, 461 pages Series: The Juliette Chronicles, Book 2 ISBN 13: 9781743310939 Categories: YA – Dystopia Goodreads / The Book Depository / Booktopia / Bookworld Source: provided for review by the publisher Our lips touch and I know I’m going to split at the seams. He…

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Prodigy by Marie Lu

Prodigy by Marie Lu

January 30, 2013 Reviews 0

Date published: 30th January 2013 Publisher: Razorbill (Penguin AU) Format: Paperback, 368 pages Series: Legend, Book 2 ISBN 13: 9780141344096 ISBN10: 0141344091 Categories: YA – Dystopia Goodreads / The Book Depository / Booktopia / Bookworld Source: provided for review by the publisher After escaping from the Republic’s stronghold of Los Angeles, June and Day arrive in Vegas just as…

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When We Wake by Karen Healey

When We Wake by Karen Healey

January 29, 2013 Reviews 2 ★★★★

When We Wake is an entertaining novel, a great read, that explores humanity in an honest, chilling manner. There is a lot to like, especially the characters and the terrifying future that seems all too plausible, but I had a few issues with the world building. Tegan’s plight in waking…

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Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans

Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans

January 24, 2013 Reviews 0 ★★★

This is one of the most interesting premises I have ever encountered in fiction, and I was immediately drawn to the book when I heard about it. An afterlife of limbo, where memories are a currency and everyone blisses on recollections of their lives? How awesome, right? Level 2 is…

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Breathe by Sarah Crossan

Breathe by Sarah Crossan

November 30, 2012 Reviews 1

Date published: 11th October 2012 Publisher: Bloomsbury AU Format: Paperback, 384 pages Series: Breathe, Book 1 ISBN 13: 9781408827192 Categories: YA – Dystopian Goodreads / The Book Depository / Booktopia / Bookworld Source: provided for review by publisher When oxygen levels plunge in a treeless world, a state lottery decides which lucky few will live inside the…

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Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

November 22, 2012 Reviews 0 ★★★★

Date Published: 1st November 2011 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Format: Paperback, 338 pages Series: The Juliette Chronicles, Book 1 ISBN 13: 9781742378206 ISBN 10: 174237820X Categories: Science Fiction, Young Adult Goodreads / The Book Depository Source: provided for review by the publisher Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days. “You can’t touch…

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Reached by Ally Condie

Reached by Ally Condie

November 13, 2012 Reviews 2

Date published: 13th November 2012 Publisher: Razorbill (Penguin Books AU) Format: Paperback, 520 pages Series: Matched Trilogy, Book 3 ISBN 13: 9780141333083 ISBN 10: 0141333081 Categories: YA – Dystopian Goodreads / The Book Depository / Booktopia / Bookworld Source: provided for review by the publisher After leaving Society and desperately searching for the Rising—and each other—Cassia and Ky…

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Crewel by Gennifer Albin

Crewel by Gennifer Albin

October 17, 2012 Reviews 1 ★★★

Date published: 4th October 2012 Publisher: Faber & Faber (through Allen & Unwin AU) Format: Paperback, 360 pages Series: The Crewel World, Book 1 ISBN 13: 9780571282890 ISBN 10:  057128289X Categories: YA Fantasy, Dystopian Goodreads / The Book Depository / Booktopia (AU) / Bookworld Source: provided by the publisher for review Challenge: 2012 Debut Author Challenge Incapable. Awkward. Artless….

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Defiance by C.J. Redwine

Defiance by C.J. Redwine

September 14, 2012 Reviews 2

Date published: 11th September 2012 Publisher: Atom (Hachette UK) Format: Paperback, 403 pages Series: The Courier’s Daughter, Book 1 ISBN 13: 9781907411335 Categories: YA Fantasy, Dystopian Goodreads / The Book Depository / Booktopia (AU) / Bookworld Source: provided for review by the publisher Rachel’s world is confined to the protective walls around her city. Beyond them are…

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Pretties by Scott Westerfeld

Pretties by Scott Westerfeld

July 12, 2012 Reviews 0

Tally has finally become pretty. Now her looks are beyond perfect, her clothes are awesome, her boyfriend is totally hot, and she’s completely popular. It’s everything she’s ever wanted. But beneath all the fun — the nonstop parties, the high-tech luxury, the total freedom — is a nagging sense that…

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