Category Archives: Dystopian

The Books of Ember series by Jeanne DuPrau
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The City of Ember – I enjoyed this first installment in the popular dystopian YA series. It follows two teens, Lina and Doon, as they look for a way to save or escape their dying subterranean city. The story¬†takes place … Continue reading

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Zone One by Colson Whitehead
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This one was SO almost a DNF. (Actually, I probably would have been happier if it had been!) It took me weeks to get through and completely obliterated my chances of meeting my Goodreads goal this year and it’s only … Continue reading

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The House of the Scorpion and The Lord of Opium by Nancy Farmer
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I first read The House of the Scorpion seven or eight years ago when my oldest was in elementary school. He decided, based on the cover and blurb, that this book looked like it would be his “most favorite book … Continue reading

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Well, I did it to myself AGAIN, but…
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Well, I did it to myself again, but…it’s that time of year when I allow my students to choose from a list of novels to read. This year, I was dumb and let them choose from TEN selections. This was … Continue reading

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The Gunslinger – Stephen King
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Soooooo…you know how The Dark Tower series is supposed to be like this huge awesome epic fantasy-type story that everyone in the world loves? There are countless websites devoted to it, in fact the people at the WoT/ASoIaF forum I … Continue reading

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The Giver Quartet by Lois Lowry
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The Giver – Now, folks, THIS is what a dystopia should be…complex, controlled, dysphoric and incredibly, believeably real. Jonas is selected to become the next Receiver of Memory of his drab, gray, deprived community. He seems to have a special … Continue reading

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Divergent by Veronica Roth
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Eh…this book was very nearly a DNF for me. And, to be honest, I’m not sure if that is the fault of Divergent itself or me as a reader. As you may have noticed in my¬†earlier post, I am kinda … Continue reading

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Crap I Read Lately…and I DO mean crap.
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I’ve been slacking on my posts SOOO much, and I guess it’s time to rectify that. Sort of. I normally post a review after every book I read…however, as I am now more than just a handful behind, I’m taking … Continue reading

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Requiem – Lauren Oliver
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<– this girl on the cover is looking progressively manlier with each book. I’m not really sure I have much to say about Requiem. I didn’t like it. I just feel rather blah about the whole thing, and I’m really … Continue reading

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Pandemonium – Lauren Oliver
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Here are some random thoughts I have about Pandemonium, some taken from notes on my kindle while reading. It’s kind of ridiculous that, now that the “bad guy” (the Invalids) from the first book doesn’t really exist anymore, now there’s … Continue reading

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