Genre: dystopian

Now That You’re Here

Now That You’re Here
Posted 26 May 2020 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

my review I’m a sucker for all things multiverse. There is such creativity to be found in the creation of a world in which such things are possible. Now That You’re Here uses a lot of science, but it’s used in a way that doesn’t lecture. Instead, it’s intriguing, even fun. The story is told […]

Master Class

Master Class
Posted 21 May 2020 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

my review From the moment I began reading Christina Dalcher’s first book, Vox, I’ve been a fan. Master Class just solidified that. This book was dark, with implications that are absolutely chilling to consider. The world of the book is easily imaginable as our own, which adds to the feeling of horror. It is a […]

Nine

Nine
Posted 8 May 2020 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

my review Nine by Zach Hines was a fantastic YA dystopian read! The world, an alternate reality, was somehow both familiar and alien, which made it that much more intriguing. The premise of Hines’ world was fascinating, based on the idea of having multiple lives, but not in a way anyone would imagine. Technology is […]

The Handmaid’s Tale

The Handmaid’s Tale
Posted 6 April 2017 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review This book… there are no words for how much Atwood’s words affected me.  The book was originally published when I was about 16, but I didn’t read it.  In some ways, I regret that because I think it would have been interesting to compare the two experiences, 30 years apart.  Kim at 16 […]

Atlantia

Atlantia
Posted 29 March 2017 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Atlantia is a standalone novel by the author of the Matched series, which I loved.  This book, however, left me with mixed feelings.  The premise was amazing, but I just felt disconnected and I can’t quite figure out why. The novel takes place in a dystopian world split between the Above and the Below, the […]

The Country of Ice Cream Star

The Country of Ice Cream Star
Posted 13 March 2017 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review The Country of Ice Cream Star came to me almost by accident.  The library on post hosted an event around Valentine’s Day called Blind Date with a Book.  I chose one based on nothing more than a genre and a vague blurb.  And it was unlike anything I’ve ever read. It is a […]

Ink and Bone

Ink and Bone
Posted 7 July 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Ink and Bone is the first book in the new Great Library series and it is such an interesting premise, rewriting history in a way that is absolutely intense for anyone who truly loves the written word. In this world, knowledge, or too much of it, is seen as almost a disease, the foundation of ruin […]

Extras

Extras
Posted 4 June 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Extras is the unexpected final book in the Uglies series, following what was originally touted as a trilogy.  The series is set in a dystopian future in which the ideas of beauty and conformity are the central ideals of the society.  This book takes place a few years after Tally’s story ended and centers on Aya […]

Specials

Specials
Posted 1 June 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review I have such mixed emotions about this book.  It was originally supposed to be the final book in a trilogy, although there is now a fourth book in which Tally appears as a non-central character.  So, even though this ended up not being the final book, it is really the final book in […]

Pretties

Pretties
Posted 30 May 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review I truly love this series!  The world is a dystopian society based on the ideals of beauty.  It is a society that redefined beauty as a conforming concept, a society in which everyone’s entire worth is based on their beauty.  The fact that beauty is a manufactured ideal, rather than natural, is of […]