Category Archives: dystopian

The Fifth Season – N.K. Jemisin

The land is just a normal land, with rivers and mountains, cropland and forests. But it moves a bit. Well, more than a bit. It moves a lot. And so we call this land the Stillness. The Stillness has a tendency to … Continue reading

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Rook – Sharon Cameron

History is doomed to repeat and the setting in Paris, France.  This dystopia features a society that has shunned all things related to old technology.  The ruthless leader of the revolution created a blood bath in killing the former ruling … Continue reading

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Red Queen – Victoria Aveyard

The ruling class elite have silver blood and special powers (think X-men).  The working class with red blood are oppressed and downtrodden.  Mare Barrow is one of the red blooded downtrodden who will soon have to leave her family and … Continue reading

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The Country of Ice Cream Star – Sandra Newman

“My name be Ice Cream Fifteen Star.  My brother be Driver Eighteen Star, and my ghost brother Mo-Jacques Five Star . . . .”    “We Sengles be a wandering sort . . . be thieves, and brave to hunt.”  So … Continue reading

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The Here and Now – Ann Brashares

A future devastated with pollution and widespread epidemics leads a group to time travel to the past to carve out a better life. They assimilate somewhat into the community but must follow strict rules to avoid damaging the time line. … Continue reading

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Into the Still Blue – Veronica Rossi

This is the final book in the trilogy that began with Under the Never Sky and followed with Through the Ever Night. Often a trilogy will have a book that doesn’t quite live up to high expectations set in the first … Continue reading

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More Than This – Patrick Ness

Seth dies in the ocean, off the Pacific coast. Dragged out by the freezing current and dashed into rocks. There is no doubt about it, he is dead. Yet he wakes up in a deserted town in England, the town … Continue reading

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Frozen – Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston

Extreme pollution depicted by trashbergs, think icebergs but made of garbage,  in the ocean coupled with the ice age environment and harsh society lead the daring to seek a rumored Blue somewhere in the ocean.  Nat escapes from prison using … Continue reading

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Linked – Imogen Howson

One struggling planet colony limits families to two children.  Twins are unknown, not having been born for years and years. Or were they?  Teenager, Elissa, has strange visions accompanied with extreme headaches or bruising as though she was experiencing what … Continue reading

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Through the Ever Night – Veronica Rossi

Picking up where Under the Never Sky left off, we are once again on a future Earth where solar flares destroyed the protective atmospheric layer so the Earth is now plagued with aether storms of violent destructive energy.  Perry brings … Continue reading

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Beta – Rachel Cohn

On future Earth, the wealthy have created a luxurious island for themselves, complete with human clones for servants.  Elysia is a newly made teen clone – a test model.  She was told that her “First” had to die in order … Continue reading

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Crewel – Gennifer Albin

The author gives a whole new meaning to the fabric of life.  A unique post-apocalyptic Earth is created with Arras, a world that is ruled by an elitist Guild that control the Spinsters who truly weave the world around them.  … Continue reading

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Feedback – Robinson Wells

Spoiler Alert!  If you have not read Variant, please do not read this review. That Benson can take a punch and keep on going.  It is amazing that a teen with no training in combat sports can wallop and disable … Continue reading

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Breathe – Sarah Crossan

During the Switch, Earth was devastated when all plant and animal life was destroyed.  With the oceans ruined and the oxygen cycle non-existent, people fled to giant self-contained cities or pods.   Air is the most precious commodity.  Don’t exercise too … Continue reading

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Rebel Heart – Moira Young

Sequel to Blood Red Road – Spoiler Alert if you haven’t read the first book! Saba and Jack separate but promise to reunite at the Big Water, a place they have long heard rumored.  So Saba and her followers head … Continue reading

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