Genre: Sci Fi

The Revealed

The Revealed
Posted 5 November 2014 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review To me, the one thing that makes or breaks a good post-apocalyptic/dystopian novel is the connection to the world as we know it in the moment.  There has to be that thread of our own reality to truly bring the chilling possibilities home, to scare us with the potential for the utter destruction […]

Son

Son
Posted 28 October 2014 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Son is the final book in the series and, as much as I enjoyed this series, this book left me with mixed feelings.  There were new characters and old, which led to both new story lines and resolutions to existing ones.  But some of the messages in this one struck me as a little […]

Messenger

Messenger
Posted 28 October 2014 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review This is the third book in The Giver series, this time centering around Matty from Gathering Blue.  We revisit Jonas and Gabe in this book, too, although their part of the story is not the focus.  This, too, is a new utopian/dystopian society, formed from the outcasts from other supposedly utopian societies. There is an […]

Gathering Blue

Gathering Blue
Posted 28 October 2014 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Gathering Blue is set in the same time frame as the first book in the series, The Giver, but in a different part of the world.  Although it is a companion to the first, it is its own story.  Although the world itself is very different and far more primitive, it is intriguing […]

The Giver

The Giver
Posted 28 October 2014 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review There is so much to love about this book, and so much that was deeply disturbing.  It is a world that, on the surface, seems as uptopian as one could imagine.  But is it really a utopia?  There are so many aspects to the world of The Giver that, for me, are as far […]

Reached

Reached
Posted 15 October 2014 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Reached is the last book in the Matched trilogy and I am sad to see the series end.  I loved the world that Ally Condie created and the story line was interesting and engrossing. Xander was back and I am all kinds of happy about that!  I loved him and missed him in the second book. […]

Crossed

Crossed
Posted 15 October 2014 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Crossed is the 2nd book in the Matched series and although I still loved it, I didn’t find it quite as engrossing as the first book.  For the majority of the book, the three main characters were apart and so much of the appeal lies in the dynamic between them. That being said, Ky has […]

Matched

Matched
Posted 15 October 2014 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review This book hooked me from the very first page!  The world of Matched is the epitome of a utopian dystopia, a world that seems almost perfect on the surface.  But at what cost? It is a world that makes you wonder if it is really worth the sacrifice to have that utopia.  Disease has been […]

Ignite Me

Ignite Me
Posted 14 October 2014 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review This is one of those series that I am desperately sad to see end.  It was engrossing and emotional from the very beginning and I completely fell into it! That being sad, this book was a satisfying conclusion to the story.  Juliette really came into her own.  That is character that has come […]

Fracture Me

Fracture Me
Posted 14 October 2014 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review This is a short novella of the Shatter Me series that bridges the gap between Unravel Me and Ignite Me.  It is told from Adam’s point of view and I think it is a truly important part of the series. Adam, Adam, Adam.  This novella really digs into his head and leaves me with such mixed feelings about […]