Genre: Dystopia

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Review: Pawn (The Blackcoat Rebellion, #1) by Aimee Carter

Review: Pawn (The Blackcoat Rebellion, #1) by Aimee Carter

November 25, 2013 Review 3

Overall I found PAWN to be a pretty decent dystopian YA novel even though it bore many similarities to other novels in the genre. Luckily, the story veers off into its own direction and becomes a pretty interesting story about identity, self-worth, and overcoming obstacles set up by the government.

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Review: Chimera (MetaWars #4) by Kelly Meding

Review: Chimera (MetaWars #4) by Kelly Meding

November 16, 2013 Review 0

Fans of X-men and Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me series will fall in love with the MetaWars. With scientific enhancements and mutations that are all but magic, this politically messy series contains a world that has remade itself over and over again. And despite that complexity, I jumped in with CHIMERA and found myself up to speed and invested from page one.

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Early Review: Resist (Breathe #2) by Sarah Crossan

Early Review: Resist (Breathe #2) by Sarah Crossan

October 4, 2013 Review 0

The final book in Sarah Crossan’s Breathe duology ends with more than a few gasps and even more POVs. Quinn, Bea, and Alina are once again the protagonists, and joining them is Ronan. The multiple POVs worked in BREATHE since the group was together for most of the book, but in RESIST, not so much.

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Review: Inhuman (Fetch, #1) by Kat Falls

Review: Inhuman (Fetch, #1) by Kat Falls

September 28, 2013 Review 0

I really enjoyed the whole viral outbreak concept in INHUMAN which had great world building and was a quick action filled read. The idea of a virus that wiped out the eastern half of the U.S. leaving the survivors to live behind a giant wall in the west was a fascinating idea.

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Release Day Review: Once We Were	(The Hybrid Chronicles #2)	by Kat Zhang

Release Day Review: Once We Were (The Hybrid Chronicles #2) by Kat Zhang

September 17, 2013 Review 0

ONCE WE WERE is a wonderful follow up to WHAT’S LEFT OF ME, with twists and turns that kept me glued to the page for hours. The second book in The Hybrid Chronicles, ONCE WE WERE follows almost immediately after WHAT’S LEFT OF ME, with Eva and Addie in hiding, and goes from there. While the world continues to be fascinating and the concept original, it did take a little while for the story to get off the ground, but once it did, I was definitely hooked.

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Early Review: Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis

Early Review: Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis

August 23, 2013 Review 4

NOT A DROP TO DRINK is a grim, startling portrayal of survival in a post apocalyptic world where water has become the rarest resource on the planet. Lynn and her mother endure daily struggles to defend and safeguard the pond that ensures their survival. They fend off ravenous coyotes, packs of merciless marauders, and the endless cycle of natural forces that attack them. It’s essentially a post apocalyptic version of Little House on the Prairie and it’s riveting.

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Early 5bat! Review: Contaminated by Em Garner

Early 5bat! Review: Contaminated by Em Garner

July 19, 2013 Review 0

I wasn’t always a zombie fan. It’s taken shows like The Walking Dead and emotionally intelligent books like Sophie Littlefield’s Aftermath series to bring me around to the reality that zombies don’t have to just be about gore and horror (two things that don’t especially appeal to me). CONTAMINATED is a book about tragedy, determination, and devotion in the wake of an epidemic that just happened to turn a large portion of the population into zombies.

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