Tag: dystopian

Sep 24
{Book Review} Whispers in Autumn by Trisha Leigh

{Book Review} Whispers in Autumn by Trisha Leigh

You can check out the rest of the stops on the tour HERE Today for the last year tour I have reviews of book 1- Whispers in Autumn, and Book 2- Winter Omens. As well as a cool giveaway for you guys!  First up- my review of Whispers in Autumn 🙂 Whispers in Autumn by Trisha Leigh Pages: 388 Publication Date: July 24, 2012 by CreateSpace  Age Group: YA Source: Author Series: The Last Year #1 Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, ABC challenge, YA/MG fantasy challenge Buy this Book:Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): In 2015, a race of alien Others conquered Earth. They enslaved humanity not by force, but through an aggressive mind control that turned people into contented, unquestioning robots.Except sixteen-year-old Althea isn’t content at all, and she doesn’t need the mysterious note inside her locket to tell her she’s Something Else. It also warns her to trust no one, so she hides the pieces that make her different, even though it means being alone.Then she… Read more »

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Aug 28
{Book Review} Stitch by Samantha Durante

{Book Review} Stitch by Samantha Durante

Check out all the stops on the tour HERE Stitch by Samantha Durante Pages: 314 Publication Date: August 1, 2012 by Samantha Durante Age Group: YA Source: Author Series: Stitch trilogy #1 Challenge(s): Ebook challenge,Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, Debut Author Challenge, YA/MG fantasy challenge Buy this Book: Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): Her heart races, her muscles coil, and every impulse in Alessa’s body screams at her to run… but yet she’s powerless to move.Still struggling to find her footing after the sudden death of her parents, the last thing college freshman Alessa has the strength to deal with is the inexplicable visceral pull drawing her to a handsome ghostly presence. In between grappling with exams and sorority soirees – and disturbing recurring dreams of being captive in a futuristic prison hell – Alessa is determined to unravel the mystery of the apparition who leaves her breathless. But the terrifying secret she uncovers will find her groping desperately through her nightmares for answers.Because what Alessa hasn’t figured out yet is… Read more »

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Aug 16
{Review+G!veaway} Glitch by Heather Anastasiu @h_anastasiu @stmartinspress

{Review+G!veaway} Glitch by Heather Anastasiu @h_anastasiu @stmartinspress

For my stop on the Glitch blog tour I have a review and giveaway for you guy! I hope you enjoy 😉 Glitch by Heather AnastasiuPages: 371Publication Date: August 7, 2012 by St. Martin’s PressAge Group: YASource: NetGalleySeries: Glitch #1Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, Debut Author Challenge, ABC challengeBuy this Book: Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): In the Community, there is no more pain or war. Implanted computer chips have wiped humanity clean of destructive emotions, and thoughts are replaced by a feed from the Link network.When Zoe starts to malfunction (or “glitch”), she suddenly begins having her own thoughts, feelings, and identity. Any anomalies must be immediately reported and repaired, but Zoe has a secret so dark it will mean certain deactivation if she is caught: her glitches have given her uncontrollable telekinetic powers.As Zoe struggles to control her abilities and stay hidden, she meets other glitchers including Max, who can disguise his appearance, and Adrien, who has visions of the future. Both boys introduce Zoe… Read more »

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Jul 22
{Book Review} Circus Summer by Kailin Gow

{Book Review} Circus Summer by Kailin Gow

Circus Summer by Kailin Gow Pages: 270 Publication Date: June 5, 2012 Age Group: YA Dystopian Fantasy Source: ARC from author Series: Circus of Curiosities #1 Challenge(s): Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, ABC challenge Buy this Book: Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): In post-apocalypse America, every season, the Circus of Curiosities visits the city, bringing with it the most fantastic circus acts that are beautiful, majestic, curious, and death-defying. Every season performers for these acts are chosen from the young men and women in each town, trained, and sent to perform in a live grand performance, performed literally to the death. Two performers from Sea Cliff, a beach town at the outskirts of The Center find themselves chosen to be in this Summer’s Circus Act. Both must win at any cost, but could they ignore their feelings for each other? Leela Sinclair needs to win in order to get to The Center where she can get medical help from the best physicians for her ailing mother, plague with a condition… Read more »

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May 16
{Book Review} Swipe by Evan Angler

{Book Review} Swipe by Evan Angler

Swipe by Evan Angler Pages: 275 Publication Date: May 8th 2012 by Thomas Nelson Age Group: MG/YA Source: Publisher Series: Swipe #1 Challenge(s): 150+ reading challenge, Debut Author Challenge Buy this Book: Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): Everyone gets the Mark. It gives all the benefits of citizenship. Yet if getting the Mark is such a good thing, then why does it feel so wrong?Set in a future North America that is struggling to recover after famine and global war, Swipe follows the lives of three kids caught in the middle of a conflict they didn’t even know existed. United under a charismatic leader, every citizen of the American Union is required to get the Mark on their 13th birthday in order to gain the benefits of citizenship.The Mark is a tattoo that must be swiped by special scanners for everything from employment to transportation to shopping. It’s almost Logan Langly’s 13th birthday and he knows he should be excited about getting the Mark, but he hasn’t been able to shake the feeling he’s… Read more »

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Apr 10
{Review+G!veaway} Here by Denise Grover Swank

{Review+G!veaway} Here by Denise Grover Swank

Here by Denise Grover SwankPages: 350Publication Date: November 11th 2011 by CreateSpaceAge Group: YASource: Blog TourSeries: On the Otherside #1Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, TBR pile challenge,  Dusty Reads ChallengeBuy this Book :Amazon Summary(from Goodreads): Sixteen year old Julia Phillips buries herself in guilt after killing her best friend Monica in a car accident. Julia awoke in the hospital with a broken leg, a new talent for drawing and false memories of the accident, in which she dies and Monica lives. The doctors attribute this to her head injury, but no one can explain how a bracelet engraved with her name ended up at the scene of the accident. A bracelet no one has ever seen before.Classmate Evan Whittaker paid Julia no attention before the accident, let alone after. Now suddenly he’s volunteering to tutor her and offering to drive her home. She can’t ignore that his new obsession started after his two-day disappearance last week and that he wears a pendant she’s been drawing for… Read more »

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Jan 24
{Book Review} The Mers by Ami Blackwelder

{Book Review} The Mers by Ami Blackwelder

The Mers by Ami BlackwelderPages: 275Publication Date: October 31st 2011 by Eloquent Enraptures Publishing Age Group: YASource: blog tourSeries: Mer Chronicles #1Challenge(s): Ebook challenge,Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge,YA Mythology challengeBuy this Book: Amazon Kindle (.99 cents) Summary(from Goodreads): What lies beneath the surface? One hundred years from now, the world has changed and brought with it, new forms of life. Who are the Mers? Who is Mira? Mira always knew she was different. Growing up with Mers, she never quite fit in. When Mira breaks the rules and takes Niren across the border that divides Ellis Island and New Jersey, a border that divides two vastly different worlds, she thought the journey to find out who she really is would be an easy one. But as the world in Jersey proves to be a convoluted mix of Aristocrats who hate the Mers, Pirates who want to sell them, and Magi who want to use them…finding her true identity will be a challenge, especially when her best friend Niren is a Mer… Read more »

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Jan 24
{Guest Post} Travel to Asia with Ami Blackwelder!

{Guest Post} Travel to Asia with Ami Blackwelder!

Today I have the author of The Mers, Ami Blackwelder here with us. Ami is a fellow Floridian 🙂  Hi from FSU, Ami! 🙂  —————————————————–  Are you dreaming of traveling to Asia? HI there! My name is Ami Blackwelder and I have worked as a teacher for eight years in Asia. I wanted to share some of my experiences with you so that you could consider if traveling as a teacher is right for you. Or perhaps you just wanted to take a vacation in the great Eastern Orient? I taught a year in Korea and one thing I can say for sure is that the country is very exotic. The people and culture are very different from anything here in the states. They use their eyes to speak and many Korean women look like models. I made many friends who took me out to eat. Kimchi and Kimbop are two popular Korean dishes. The first is very spicy, while the later is like a vegetable sushi roll. There are… Read more »

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Oct 20
Review- Eve by Anna Carey

Review- Eve by Anna Carey

Eve by Anna Carey Hardcover, 318 pages Published October 4th 2011 by HarperCollins Publishers Age Group: YA Source: NetGalley ARC Buy this Book: Amazon Summary (from Goodreads) Where do you go when nowhere is safe?Sixteen years after a deadly virus wiped out most of Earth’s population, the world is a perilous place. Eighteen-year-old Eve has never been beyond the heavily guarded perimeter of her school, where she and two hundred other orphaned girls have been promised a future as the teachers and artists of the New America. But the night before graduation, Eve learns the shocking truth about her school’s real purpose—and the horrifying fate that awaits her.Fleeing the only home she’s ever known, Eve sets off on a long, treacherous journey, searching for a place she can survive. Along the way she encounters Arden, her former rival from school, and Caleb, a rough, rebellious boy living in the wild. Separated from men her whole life, Eve has been taught to fear them, but Caleb slowly wins her trust . . . and… Read more »

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Jun 14
Review- Incarceron

Review- Incarceron

Incarceron (Incarceron #1) by Catherine Fisher  Paperback, 442 pages Published February 8th 2011 by Penguin Group Age Group: YA Source: Bought Buy this book: Amazon Summary (from Goodreads) Incarceron is a prison unlike any other: Its inmates live not only in cells, but also in metal forests, dilapidated cities, and unbounded wilderness. The prison has been sealed for centuries, and only one man, legend says, has ever escaped.            Finn, a seventeen-year-old prisoner, can’t remember his childhood and believes he came from Outside Incarceron. He’s going to escape, even though most inmates don’t believe that Outside even exists. And then Finn finds a crystal key and through it, a girl named Claudia.            Claudia claims to live Outside—her father is the Warden of Incarceron and she’s doomed to an arranged marriage. If she helps Finn escape, she will need his help in return. But they don’t realize that there is more to Incarceron than meets the eye. Escape will take their greatest courage and cost far more than they know.            Because Incarceron… Read more »

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