Category Archives: dystopian

The Faithless Hawk – Margaret Owen

From the publisher, “Dangerous magic, a tormented romance, and lethal betrayals come to a head in the thrilling sequel to Margaret Owen’s The Merciful Crow.  As the new chieftain of the Crows, Fie knows better than to expect a royal … Continue reading

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The Book of Koli – M. R. Carey

Mythen Rood is a large village, more than two hundred souls. It is Koli’s home, a fine home with a fence all around it, as high as one man on another man’s shoulders. It seems that everything outside that fence … Continue reading

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Maximillian Fly – Angie Sage

Maximillian Fly is a roach of sorts, with human characteristics and quite tall at over six feet.  He’s actually much kinder than the humans.  Thoughtful, keeps to himself.  Until he witnesses two children, Kaitlin and Jonno, desperately running in the … Continue reading

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Sky Without Stars – Jessica Brody & Joanne Rendell

From the publisher, “A thief. An officer. A guardian. Three strangers, one shared destiny . . . When the Last Days came, the planet of Laterre promised hope. A new life for a wealthy French family and their descendants. But … Continue reading

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Stronger, Faster, and More Beautiful – Arwen Elys Dayton

What happens when we manipulate our DNA?  Could the science be used to better humanity or be the root of new evils?  Fusing organs to save a life? Manipulating genes for vanity? Or to create a super human intended for … Continue reading

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Terran Tomorrow – Nancy Kress

The spaceship Return carried only nine people, although it could have carried many, many more. The mission from Earth to World had not been a success, and so some of the Earthlings were going home, accompanied by five Worlders. They … Continue reading

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Seafire -Natalie C. Parker

From the publisher: “After her family is killed by corrupt warlord Aric Athair and his bloodthirsty army of Bullets, Caledonia Styx is left to chart her own course on the dangerous and deadly seas. She captains her ship, the Mors Navis, … Continue reading

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The Raging Ones – Krista Ritchie and Becca Ritchie

From the publisher: “In a freezing world, where everyone knows the day they will die, three teens break all odds. Franny Bluecastle, a tough city teen, dreams of dying in opulence, to see wealth she’s never known. Like the entire … Continue reading

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Future Home of the Living God – Louise Erdrich

The world is coming to an end, or maybe not. It is certainly changing. Evolution seems to have reversed itself. Plants and animals seem to be reverting to earlier incarnations, maybe not reverting, maybe going sideways. Who knows? Cedar Hawk … Continue reading

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Flashfall – Jenny Moyer

Generations ago, a series of radiation storms began to destroy civilization.  The government erected a shield made of a unique element, cirium, to protect the capital city.  Some of the population were labeled as subpars and they and their offspring … Continue reading

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Scythe – Neal Shusterman

In this ponderous dystopian thriller, the Cloud is now the Thunderhead.  Medical technology allows for long life with citizens resetting their DNA to their 20s or 30s.  This resetting can be done for hundreds of years allowing for a very … Continue reading

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The Diabolic – S.J. Kincaid

A murderous empire that rules the galaxy uses gruesome atrocities to keep all colonies in line.  The wealthiest families secure Diabolics, genetically engineered killers, to serve as ruthless bodyguards.  Nemesis is the Diabolic that one galactic senator purchases to protect … Continue reading

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The Reader – Traci Chee

Books are no longer used or even known about by most folks.  At a very early age, Sefia’s mother secretly  plays alphabet blocks with Sefia, attempting to teach her the dangerous skill of reading.  Her mother is killed and she … Continue reading

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Arcadia – Iain Pears

Henry Lytten, an Oxford don, is writing a fantasy novel. As he writes, his gentle pastoral world emerges. Meanwhile a few hundred years in the future, Angela Meerson has discovered a portal to another world and uses it. Thus, the … Continue reading

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The Scorpion Rules – Erin Bow

Future Earth has scarce resources and has been ravaged with wars as a result.  For generations, an AI by the name of Talis, has endeavored to reign in the wars by holding the child of each ruler hostage – the … Continue reading

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