Genre: Utopian

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 […]

Rite of Rejection

Rite of Rejection
Posted 3 December 2014 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Rite of Rejection is a beautifully written YA dystopian novel, the first from Sarah Negovetich.  I became thoroughly engrossed with this book from the moment I started reading it!  The characters were interesting, the story premise was disturbing in its potential reality, and the action was on point. We meet the heroine Rebecca at a crucial moment […]

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 […]

Mirror X

Mirror X
Posted 24 June 2014 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Mirror X is set in what is supposed to be a utopian, technologically and societally advanced world.  But in reality, it is a dystopian in which horrible things may be done for altruistic reasons.  In many ways, this book reminded me of Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World.  Humanity was lost in the face of science, hidden […]