Genre: Dystopian

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Feb 20
{Guest Post+Giveaway} The #RuleofMirrors by @CaraghMOBrien

{Guest Post+Giveaway} The #RuleofMirrors by @CaraghMOBrien

I LOVED The Vault of Dreamers (you can check out my review of book 1 HERE) when I read it last year, and I have been anxiously awaiting the release of book 2- The Rule of Mirrors. My review of book 2 is coming up soon, but today I have author Caragh O’Brien here for a guest post! ——————————– On Cliffhangers and Why We Love Them by Caragh M. O’Brien Our trusty character stumbles through the dark, stormy night, blinded by rain and struggling against the wind. Her cape whips about her but she presses on, desperate to escape the evil forces that chase behind her. All of the sudden, she loses her step and stumbles. She skids, flails, and barely catches herself on a ledge of rock. She’s clinging by her fingernails and scrambling for footing when a wild flash of lightning reveals a deep chasm beneath her. She screams in terror! She’s hanging on a cliff, suspended over a void of certain doom! At this point, the author… Read more »

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May 07
{Review} Resignation by Amanda Thome @worldsaparttril

{Review} Resignation by Amanda Thome @worldsaparttril

Resignation is the second installment in the young adult dystopian series, called Worlds Apart. It has been compared to Divergent and The Hunger Games, and I think that while there may be some parallels, there was enough difference in the plot that the author made this book her own. The first book took a while a to build up on the world building, but by the end of the story I had a good picture of this unique world. As you will recall, the world is set up with an outer sector, which is the poorest, an inner sector, and central, which is like the capitol. So I was in a pretty good place to start reading the second book. The last book left off at a very action packed place, so I expected to be dropped right into the action in Resignation, but the author kind of eased us into it. This is a series that you must read in order, and I would suggest reading books 1 and… Read more »

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Mar 28
{Review} Soulprint by Megan Miranda @MeganLMiranda @bloomsburykids @BloomsburyPub

{Review} Soulprint by Megan Miranda @MeganLMiranda @bloomsburykids @BloomsburyPub

Soulprint is one crazy ride. The idea pulled me in right from the beginning. The idea that souls can live on in multiple live is nothing new. Reincarnation has been around for a long while, but don’t let that fool you into thinking this book is something overdone. Megan Miranda took this idea and ran so far with it that you will hardly recognize it. I love the blend of suspense, action/chase, science, and the layers of corruption that she wove into the story of Soulprint. It is one excellent ride! The biggest mystery to me is why it took me so long to read and finish Soulprint. I really enjoyed this book from start to finish but for whatever reason it took me way longer to read than most books. That is still a mystery to me because I didn’t put the book down because I was bored. This book had me thinking and pondering the whole time, which was more than enough to keep me engaged and interested… Read more »

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Mar 16
{Interview+Quiz+Giveaway} Numbers Game by @RebeccaRode

{Interview+Quiz+Giveaway} Numbers Game by @RebeccaRode

Check out this cool Numbers Game Quiz Here: https://www.playbuzz.com/authorrebeccarode10/what-is-your-numbers-game-rating%EF%BB%BF Q: Will you tell us about Numbers Game? A: Absolutely! In the New Order Republic of America, 16-year-olds are given a Rating, a number that encompasses what they’re worth to society. It determines their career, living conditions, and potential partners. This is the story of Treena, who gets a different Rating than the one she earned. She decides to fight for what is rightfully hers, determined to get her boyfriend back in the process. Meanwhile, she meets Vance, a mysterious prisoner-turned-soldier who has his own agenda. When someone tries to kill Treena—twice—they uncover a dark conspiracy that risks much more than Treena’s Rating. Q: Great. You probably get this question a lot, but the concept is so unique that I have to ask—where did you get the idea for Numbers Game? A: I love this question! My husband sent me to the bank to finalize the loan on the truck he was buying. I looked at my credit score and thought… Read more »

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Feb 23
{Review+Giveaway} Remote by Lisa Acerbo @Apocalipstick_ @etopiapress

{Review+Giveaway} Remote by Lisa Acerbo @Apocalipstick_ @etopiapress

Remote is the first book in the young adult sci fi/dystopian series. Although it doesn’t say specifically that there will be a series, the ending led me to believe that there would at the very least be a sequel. I don’t read too many young adult science fiction books with a dystopian leaning. Because they need to be really well done for me to enjoy them. World building is so, so critical to the development of the story and for whatever reason, I find myself not liking more books in this genre than others in young adult. I don’t exactly know why because I really love some of them, they are just harder for me to find. I am happy to report that I found Remote to be a very enjoyable read. It certainly goes into the well done category of science fiction and dystopian books. I found the world that Lisa Acerbo created to be detailed, descriptive and well developed. New State is a world where everyone is implanted… Read more »

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Nov 29
{Interview+Giveaway} Meritropolis by Joel Ohman @joelohman

{Interview+Giveaway} Meritropolis by Joel Ohman @joelohman

In Meritropolis everyone is assigned a numerical Score that decides their worth to society and whether they live or die. After a young boy is killed because of a low Score, his brother plots to take down the System. Sounds good, right? Well, this exciting YA Dystopia is on sale for just 99 cents Thursday, November 27 through Monday, December 1. You can pick up your copy on Amazon. To celebrate, we are offering a giveaway for an autographed copy and a $100 Amazon gift card—hooray! Check out this interview with Joel Ohman, the author of the book critics are calling, “The Hunger Games meets The Village with a young Jack Reacher as a protagonist”, then scroll to the end of this post to learn more about the giveaway. Happy reading, and good luck!   Who or what was your inspiration to write about post-apocalyptic, dystopian sci-fi? I’ve read a lot in this genre, so I would say it’s a mix of a lot of different things. I really just wanted… Read more »

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Sep 17
{ARC Review+Giveaway} The #VaultofDreamers by @CaraghMOBrien

{ARC Review+Giveaway} The #VaultofDreamers by @CaraghMOBrien

I can’t even tell you how excited I was for The Vault of Dreamers. I think most of you know by now that I am a little bit obsessed with reality tv. It is kind of like big brother, but instead of a house it is a school for the ultra artsy people. Nothing is as it seems in the Forge school though. The students each have their own live stream and people can choose which student to watch. An interesting concept for sure, that is just the tip of the iceberg. This book just kept growing and growing and changing. I never knew what to expect. Jen from YA Romantics  described it as inception meets big brother, and I think that is the perfect way to describe it. (so credit to her for that!) It was a really interesting pairing for me, and the reality aspect mixed in with the dream harvesting. I couldn’t put this book down. We join Rosie on the day where the students with the… Read more »

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Sep 01
{ARC Review} The Jewel by Amy Ewing @amyewingbooks

{ARC Review} The Jewel by Amy Ewing @amyewingbooks

The Jewel is the first in the young adult Dystopian series called The Lone City. The set up is not a new one in the world of dystopian, but the story is still well done. I am interested in continuing this series. I like the set up of the surrogates and the augeries the most. I am very intrigued by the powers they possess, even if I still don’t know quite why they do have them and why other people in their world doesn’t. They are not your traditional “witches”, if you can even call them that. I have a lot of questions about the world still left unanswered, but I grew to really like the characters and premise of the story. Girls from the poorest circles are tested young, and all of the ones that show signs of having powers, called augeries, are sent away from their families to live in training centers to develop their powers. Once they are of age, they are sent to auctions where they… Read more »

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Jun 30
{Character Interview+Giveaway} IMPERVIOUS by Heather Letto

{Character Interview+Giveaway} IMPERVIOUS by Heather Letto

INTERVIEW WITH FRAN: Hi all! Heather Letto here with a funny story– I sent Fran an email not too long ago, asking if she wouldn’t mind making an appearance for today’s blog stop. She said, sure… if I was willing to throw a few donuts and a Big Gulp into the kitty. So, sitting with me today, fresh out of the Impervious air vents, with a box of Dunkin’s finest in her lap, would you welcome Gen-Four’s most elusive Rebel, Fran Monde. Fran (Waving a chocolate cake donut dipped in sprinkles): Hey. Heather: Do you mind if I call you Fran or do you prefer Frannie? Fran: (Stuffs donut into her mouth and rolls her eyes.) Heather: Great. Fran it is. So let’s start with your hometown, Fran. Although it wasn’t your favorite place, I’m sure the readers would love to hear about the city. What can you tell us about the lifestyle of an Impervieite (and yours before you became a Rebel)? Fran: Well, you might notice as you… Read more »

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Jun 28
{ARC Review} Hungry by H.A. Swain @HeatherASwain

{ARC Review} Hungry by H.A. Swain @HeatherASwain

Hungry centers around a very unique plot line. It is a dystopian, and in some ways it is set up very similar to your typical YA dystopian. A power hungry government that demands complete control over it’s citizens, while holding onto tons of secrets of their own. But in other ways, Hungry felt very different. The descriptions of the world captivated me. H.A. Swain immerses you in a world sometime in the future that is so utterly different than the one that we know. Technology is very advanced and humans are pretty different. There are still some grandparents and parents that were around when the world started running out of food. That is how quick of a timeline we are talking about. I was confused about some of the background information, and a couple of logistics, like the whole oxygen issue if there were no plants and fauna around, but H.A. Swain quickly sweeps you into her crazy new world and you are lost in the detail and story line…. Read more »

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