Tag: Dystopia

Oct 26
Quanta (The Shadow Ravens #2) by Lola Dodge (review)

Quanta (The Shadow Ravens #2) by Lola Dodge (review)

This was just as good as the first book. I was slightly confused at first, because this book deals with entirely new characters. But after a while we hear a bit about Cipher and Knight again. Quanta is a really interesting character, and I was soon lost in her story. Just like the first book, I fell in love with Quanta from the first pages. Tair pulled me in quickly as well, and his sister too! The bad guys in this are really twisted and evil. Though I’m sure they don’t think of themselves that way. And I liked getting… Read more »

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Sep 21
Aveline (Lost Vegas #1) by Lizzy Ford (review)

Aveline (Lost Vegas #1) by Lizzy Ford (review)

So much of this book dragged. There were a lot of interesting bits that I breezed through quickly. But in between those bits, there were slow spots and things going on that I just didn’t care about. I wanted to like this book, it sounded really good, and I was super curious about why Tiana was locked away and mistreated. There is a brothel scene early on, and you find out that the poor people are cannibals because there isn’t enough other meat to go around. There are signs all through the book that something horrible happened in the past,… Read more »

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Jun 15
Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles #3.5) by Marissa Meyer (review)

Fairest (The Lunar Chronicles #3.5) by Marissa Meyer (review)

I’m glad we got to learn more about Levana in this book. Some of it explains why she was such an evil person, but not all of it. She seems to have no remorse about making people do what she wants even from a young age. I loved that we got a lot of questions answered in the book. Like why and how the Lunars started making the disease and how it got to Earth. We also get to meet Winter’s parents, find out how Levana got her scars, and learn just what really happened the day Cinder supposedly died…. Read more »

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Apr 06
Flawed (Flawed #1) by Cecelia Ahern (review)

Flawed (Flawed #1) by Cecelia Ahern (review)

I didn’t realize this was a first in a series when I requested it. So when I got to the end of the book and saw it only wrapped up some of the story, and one of the major plot lines was still going, I wanted to go out and grab the next book immediately! Which is good, because it means I really liked this book. And also bad, because book 2 doesn’t come out until 2017! The world building was amazing. Though not in the ‘completely different world’ way. This world is basically our world, but with a few… Read more »

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Mar 17
Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer (review)

Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer (review)

I loved Cress! She was such a cute mix of naive wonder, and super hacker! She was constantly using daydreams to get her through situations that would otherwise send her screaming. Stranded in the middle of a desert with no idea where you are? No problem, she is now a brave explorer. Lots of people staring at her? She becomes a famous actress in her head. And yet, she is also a super brilliant computer wiz. Hacking into top secret places, learning access codes and other information known only to a handful of people or less. I loved how her… Read more »

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Jan 14
The Orphan Queen (The Orphan Queen #1) by Jodi Meadows (review)

The Orphan Queen (The Orphan Queen #1) by Jodi Meadows (review)

I really loved Wil. She was smart, and really cared about the people around her. She wasn’t perfect, but she admitted her mistakes and tried to be a better person. I also really liked the Black Knife. I had a suspicion as to who he was early on, then thought it might actually be someone else. But his duality was a neat twist to read about. The good and bad wasn’t as clearly defined as in some books. Even though the kingdom Wil was infiltrating, was responsible for the downfall of her own kingdom. And even though that king had… Read more »

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Dec 24
An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes #1) by Sabaa Tahir (review)

An Ember in the Ashes (An Ember in the Ashes #1) by Sabaa Tahir (review)

I loved the world and all the twists and turns in the book! It shifted from Laia’s point of view to Elias and back, but always in a way that wasn’t confusing and easy to understand. I really liked how strong Laia was, even when she thought she wasn’t. She grew a lot from the scared girl we first met, into a woman who was able to see her mother in herself. I also loved reading about Elias. How he presented multiple faces to the world depending on who he was with and what role he had to play. I… Read more »

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Oct 18
Cipher (The Shadow Ravens #1) by Aileen Erin (review)

Cipher (The Shadow Ravens #1) by Aileen Erin (review)

The story is told in alternating chapters between Cipher and Knight’s point of views. I pretty much fell in love with the book from the first pages. Totally the kind of book where I started reading it, and didn’t put it down again until the book was over. I loved Cipher. Besides having power over electricity, she’s a total bad-ass hacker. A smart-mouth red-head (though her hair was blue for most of the book). She isn’t perfect, far from it. She can’t actually control her electricity power, and has moved near-constantly since she was 8-ish because of this. Her evil… Read more »

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Sep 27
Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer (review)

Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer (review)

I loved this take on Little Red Ridinghood. It was even better than the first book. The story switches back and forth between Scarlet’s story, and Cinder’s story. But never in a way that feels choppy, or that leaves you with cliffhangers about what the other character is doing. Of the new characters, Wolf was by far my favorite. Wolf’s mannerisms and actions were a perfect blend of human and wolf. For some descriptions, I could picture in my head exactly what he was doing in that moment, and it was what I would expect an actual wolf’s reactions to… Read more »

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May 17
Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer (review)

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer (review)

This book reminded me so much of Sailor Moon. With cyborgs. And androids. And Cinderella. I totally knew what had happened to “Princess Selene” before it was revealed at the end of the book. But that was okay, because so much of the plot was this huge neat twist, I needed to know what was going to happen next. I liked Peony, and while I understand why it had to happen, I still hate that it happened. Iko was fun and I’m hoping we get to see more of her in the next book. I’m super curious about the unnamed… Read more »

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