Red Queen: A Book Review

Books, Reviews

A girl like no other thrown into a world she knows nothing about determined to change the world. This sounds like almost every YA dystopian novel I have ever read — and Red Queen is no different. Victoria Aveyard’s breakout novel Red Queen is set in a dystopian world where there is a harsh division […]

June 15, 2018

Top 5 Books I Want For Christmas

Books, Recommendations

Christmas was never a huge deal in my family. Of course we celebrated, but when I was a kid, the importance of the holiday was placed on spending time with family, and as I got older, that didn’t change much. I think as the years go on, we all become a little more aware how […]

December 7, 2017

The Circle: A Review

Books, Reviews

Title: The Circle Author: Dave Eggers Genre: Science Fiction/Dystopia Quotation: “This was a new skill she’d acquired, the ability to look, to the outside world, utterly serene and even cheerful, while, in her skull, all was chaos.”  Would recommend to: anyone who questions the role social media plays in our lives.   An all knowing, all powerful global corporation […]

November 12, 2017

A Praising Review for Leibowitz

Books, Reviews

Title: A Canticle for Leibowitz Author: Walter M. Miller, Jr. Genre: Dystopian/Sci-Fi Quotation: “Back then, in Saint Leibowitz’ time, maybe they didn’t know what would happen. Or perhaps they did, but could not quite believe it until they tried it…” Would Recommend to: Fans of 1984 or Brave New World Miller’s tragic and poignant Hugo […]

September 4, 2015

A Dauntless Series

Books, Reviews

Title: Divergent Series Author: Veronica Roth Genre: Young Adult  Dystopia  Would recommend to: readers who like to immerse themselves in a story / fans of “The Hunger Games” I devoured these books. I haven’t been this interested in a series of books since I read “The Hunger Games”. I loved everything this series had to offer: […]

July 17, 2015

Which One Fails Better?

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Title: The Giver vs. Anthem Author: Lois Lowry vs. Ayn Rand Genre: Dystopian Novel Quotation: “The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain. It’s the loneliness of it. Memories need to be shared.” The Giver vs. “My happiness is not the means to any end. It is the end. It is its own goal. It is its own […]

June 19, 2015

Not Your Ordinary Dystopia

Books, Reviews

Title: J Author: Howard Jacobson Genre: Dystopia Quotation: “You don’t need to have your eyes open to see things.” Would recommend to: someone who likes to create his or her own story. “J” is an interesting book. It’s different from any other book I’ve read, and I’ve read a lot of books, especially dystopian novels. […]

June 12, 2015