Tag: dystopian and utopian

Pandemonium

Pandemonium
Posted 19 December 2014 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review I loved Delirium and I loved Pandemonium just as much, if not more!  I enjoyed the “now and then” structure of it.  It gave us backstory a bit at a time and let the story of the now keep moving forward and that was an interesting mix. Everything about Lena’s life has turned on […]

Delirium

Delirium
Posted 19 December 2014 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Why did I wait so long to start reading this amazing series?!  I love the premise of this story, that love is not only the root of all that is wrong with the world, but a disease in and of itself.  The implications are terrifying, the thought processes and sheer control of the […]

Perfected

Perfected
Posted 14 November 2014 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

My Review Wow.  Sometimes a single word can sum it up and “wow” does that.  Perfected is chilling, emotionally horrifying, and the implications are disturbing.  And I loved everything about it! Ella has been genetically engineered to become the perfect showcase piece for the very wealthy.  She has been trained her entire life for this […]

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 […]