Category Archives: Dystopian

When everything comes to an end, how do we respond?

Review :: The Fat Years

A review of Chan Koonchung’s The Fat Years SUMMARY “TRUTH IS NOT AN OPTION…. Beijing, sometime in the near future: a month has gone missing from official records. No one has any memory of it, and no one can care less. … Continue reading

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Review :: Legend (Legend #1)

GREETINGS! I know I’ve been missing in action for a while now but, as I suspected, the end of this year has just been getting a little hectic for me. To make matters worse, my language learning obligations have been really … Continue reading

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Review :: Without You, There Is No Us

A review of Suki Kim’s Without You, There Is No Us   SUMMARY A haunting memoir of teaching English to the sons of North Korea’s ruling class during the last six months of Kim Jong-il’s reign. Without You, There Is No … Continue reading

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Classic Dystopia (with mini-reviews)

I’ve recently realised I read a lot of classic dystopia. I’ve never bothered with YA dystopia and I suspect that’s because I’m more interested in the dystopian world itself, its psychological effects on the characters and the underlying social/political commentary than how to … Continue reading

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Series Review: Divergent

Series: Divergent by Veronica Roth Publisher: HarperCollins 2011- 2013 Genre: YA, Dystopian, Urban Series Rating: Source + Date Read: Library + Between 2012-2014 Recommend: For those that love a new, imaginative dystopian YA. Series Pro’s: Kick ass females, diversity, amazing new … Continue reading

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Review: World After (Penryn and The End Of Days #2)

Book: World After (Penryn and The End of Days #2) By Susan Ee Publisher: Skyscape, 2013 Genre: YA, dystopian Rating: Source + Date Read: Purchased + Jan. 2014 Recommend: For dystopian and YA lovers who want a different, refreshing take … Continue reading

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Review: Angelfall (Penryn and The End Of Days #1)

Book: Angelfall (Penryn and The End of Days #1) By Susan Ee Publisher: Feral Dream, 2011 Genre: YA, dystopian Rating: Source + Date Read: Purchased+ Jan. 2014 Recommend: For dystopian and YA lovers who want a differnet, refreshing take on … Continue reading

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Series Review: Birthmarked Trilogy

Series: Birthmarked by Caragh M. O’Brien Publisher: Roaring Brook Press, 2010-2012 Genre: YA, Dystopian Series Rating: Recommend: Good series, especially for those who love issues with genetics. Favourite Line: “Even the worst feeling, with time and familiarity, became tolerable.” Birthmarked, : … Continue reading

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