Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth

Chosen Ones by Veronica Roth

If you’re a fan of young adult dystopian novels, you’re probably very familiar with some of Veronica Roth’s work. Her latest offering, Chosen Ones, is pretty different from her previous books, most notably, because it’s aimed at an adult audience – although there’s nothing I’d consider inappropriate for younger readers. It also uses a trope…

Unnatural by Mirka Andolfo

Unnatural by Mirka Andolfo

In the totalitarian world of Unnatural, the humanoid animal citizens have a responsibility to propagate their species by entering a monogamous relationship with, and only with, a member of the opposite-sex of their own animal species. Anything else is, well, unnatural, and punishable, first by rehabilitation and, on a second offense, by death. If a…

Docile by K.M. Szpara

Docile by K.M. Szpara

I put off writing this review while I tried to unravel my feelings about the characters, the plot, and its execution.  I was hooked right from the get-go and based on the strength of Szpara’s writing, I couldn’t put the book down.  So it was something of a disappointment when I retrospectively learned that although…

Deathless Divide by Justina Ireland

Deathless Divide by Justina Ireland

Deathless Divide is the eagerly anticipated sequel to the bestselling, engrossing Dread Nation. Picking up immediately after the events of the first novel, this story (and therefore this review) contains serious spoilers for that book. After escaping the fall of Summerland, Jane McKeene, Kate (Katherine) Deveraux and their small band of followers have a simple…

Severance by Ling Ma

Severance by Ling Ma

Severance is the hotly anticipated end of days tale by newbie author Ling Ma. It’s a provocative look at the future which shows the dangers of getting caught in a meaningless present and being obsessed with a sentimental view of the past. This story shifts back and forth in time between chapters but for the…

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