Tag: dystopian

  1. Cybils Awards 2015: The Ones That Got Away (YA SF)

    Each year, the Cybils honor the best children's and YA books of the year selected by book bloggers. I'm one of the crazy people who helped launch the award ten years ago, and have been involved in some capacity every year. We just announced our finalists for 2015: the seven…

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  2. Book Review: An Ember in the Ashes

    An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir Told in alternating stories of two main characters on opposite sides, An Ember in the Ashes is a suspenseful exploration of the effects of violence on both the conquered and the conquerors. Set in a Rome-like fantasy world, the Scholars are a…

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  3. Book Review: The Last Wild/The Dark Wild

    I read both of these books together, so I’m going to do what I rarely do and review them together. If you haven’t read the first book, you might want to stop after my review of The Last Wild, because my review of *The Dark Wild *will, of…

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  4. Book Review: Chorus by Emma Trevayne

    Chorus (Sequel to Coda) by Emma Trevayne Note: Chorus is the sequel to Coda, and this review will contain spoilers for Coda. If you haven’t read Coda and want to avoid spoilers, you might not want to read this review. If you’re looking for an awesome YA dystopian…

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  5. Book Review: Raging Star (Dust Lands Book 3) by Moira Young

    Raging Star (Dust Lands Book 3) by Moira Young New Eden is a paradise: a fertile land surrounded by post-apocalyptic wastelands. New Eden holds promise and hope for the future, and one man, DeMalo, who calls himself The Pathfinder, has a vision of leading humanity into that future. DeMalo feels…

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  6. Book Review: Rebel Heart

    Rebel Heart Dust Lands Book 2 by Moira Young Warning: this review may contain spoilers for the first book, *Blood Red Road.* If you haven’t read *Blood Red Road,* I highly recommend it! It’s about an incredibly tough heroine on a quest to save her brother in a…

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  7. Book Review: The Summer Prince

    The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson June and her best friend Gil are thrilled to wrangle an invite to the official celebration of the newly elected Summer King, Enki. But they never anticipate that Gil and Enki will fall in love, or how much Enki will affect both of…

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  8. Book Review: Shadows

    Shadows by Robin McKinley It’s not just that Maggie misses her father, or understandably resents her new stepfather, Val. No, it goes beyond that: Val has too many shadows. Whenever Maggie looks at him, she sees him surrounded by wiggly shadow shapes with too many appendages. It can’t…

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  9. Book Review: The 5th Wave

    The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey The 1st Wave: Lights Out The 2nd Wave: Surf’s Up The 3rd Wave: Pestilence The 4th Wave: Silencer Plot: Nearly 7 billion people are dead, almost the entire population of the world, killed in four successive waves of destruction sent by the aliens.…

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  10. Book Review: The Clone Codes

    The Clone Codes by Patricia C. McKissack, Frederick L. McKissack, and John McKissack I wanted to like this book. I’m always on the lookout for good young adult science fiction, and this looked perfect: a future where clones are created as servants, with safeguards and restrictions genetically built in…

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