Tag: Dystopian


Review: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Review: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Kady thought the worst part of her day was going to be breaking up with her boyfriend. But who could have guessed that the day she breaks it off with Ezra their planet would be attacked? Not Kady. The year is 2575 and a rival corporation has marked the planet Kady calls home for destruction. Instead of parting ways, exes Kady and Ezra find themselves fighting for their lives in attempts to escape with the evacuating fleet. They succeed, but they’re far from safe. An enemy warship is hot...


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Review: The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau

Review: The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau

After a brutal war left the planet a virtual wasteland, the United Commonwealth is determined to restore it to its former glory. But not everyone is given the privilege of this task. Only the lucky few chosen for The Testing are given the opportunity to attend the University, ultimately earning a prestigious career and becoming leaders of the country. Cia Vale’s hopes have come true. She has been chosen for The Testing. But her excitement at being chosen is marred by her father’s warning that The Testing may be...


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Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Red or Silver. Privileged or poor. Powerful or inadequate. Noble or servant. In a world that is split by the color of blood, what will happen to society when the line is no longer black and white? No longer Red or Silver? Mare Barrow’s blood runs red. This means that her and her family are essentially servants to the supernaturally gifted Silver bloods. The Silvers rule and lead privileged lives while the Reds are left to live in poverty. Mare does whatever she has to, to help her family...


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Review: Legend by Marie Lu

Review: Legend by Marie Lu

Good-bye to the U.S. of A and hello to the Republic. Fifteen-year-old June is the golden child of the Republic. Born into a wealthy family, she achieved the practically unachievable, scoring a perfect 1500 on her Trial, a test that all 10 year olds of the Republic take to determine their future. Score high and you’ll get to finish high school, go to a prestigious college and have a respectable position in the Republic’s military. Fail and you’re taken from your family and sent to labor camps. Fifteen year...


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Review: An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Review: An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Martials rule, Scholars drool, at least that’s what you would say if you were a Martial. The Empire depicted in An Ember in the Ashes is, in fact, ruled by truly evil and cold hearted people known as the Martials, who seem like they literally make it their mission to make the Scholar’s lives miserable. Scholars, who once ruled the empire before being overthrown by the Martials, are afforded little luxury in life, being severely punished for the smallest crimes. Laia, a Scholar, has her life turned upside down...


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