The Human Zoo

The Human Zoo by Kasey Rocazella (2021)

-ARC Review-

NA Fiction | Dystopia

Blurb:

Jax Cooper lives a comfortable life, maybe too comfortable. Born into a powerful family, Jax is the son of the largest mogul in the world. As a journalist for The Globe, he takes on a unique, self-assigned piece: to investigate his father’s empire, The Human Zoo. Disguised as one of the animals and stripped of his identity, wealth, and eugenic luxuries, Jax is challenged by what it means to be human when he meets Priya.

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These Violent Nights

These Violent Nights by Rebecca Crunden (2021)

-eARC Review-

Fiction | Dystopia | Paranormal Fantasy

Blurb:

Once upon a time, inhabitants of another world tore a hole through the universe and came to Earth. They called themselves Suriias, and rivalled humans in knowledge and skill with one great exception: they had magic.

War followed. Humanity lost. And three hundred years later, humans are on the brink of extinction.

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Thunderhead

Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe #2) by Neal Shusterman (2018)

YA Fiction | Sci-Fi | Dystopia

Blurb:

Rowan has gone rogue, and has taken it upon himself to put the Scythedom through a trial by fire. Literally. In the year since Winter Conclave, he has gone off-grid, and has been striking out against corrupt scythes—not only in MidMerica, but across the entire continent. He is a dark folk hero now—“Scythe Lucifer”—a vigilante taking down corrupt scythes in flames.

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Poison Study Trilogy

Poison Study Trilogy (Chronicles of Ixia #1-3) by Maria V. Snyder (2005 – 2008)

Fiction | Dystopian Fantasy

Blurb:

POISON STUDY (Book One)

Choose: A quick death… or slow poison…

About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She’ll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace—and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia.

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The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (The Hunger Games #0) by Suzanne Collins (2020)

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YA/NA Fiction | Dystopia
5 starsBlurb:

“It is the morning of the reaping that will kick off the 10th annual Hunger Games. In the Capitol, 18-year-old Coriolanus Snow is preparing for his one shot at glory as a mentor in the Games. The once-mighty house of Snow has fallen on hard times, its fate hanging on the slender chance that Coriolanus will be able to out charm, outwit, and outmaneuver his fellow students to mentor the winning tribute. Continue reading

Tarnished City

Tarnished City (Dark Gifts #2) by Vic James (2017)

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Fiction | Urban Fantasy | Dystopia
4.5 starsBlurb:

“MAGIC COMPELS. WE BLEED.

Luke is a prisoner, condemned for a murder he didn’t commit. Abi is a fugitive, desperate to free him before magic breaks his mind. But as the Jardines tighten their grip on a turbulent Britain, brother and sister face a fight greater than their own. Continue reading

We Set the Dark on Fire

We Set the Dark on Fire (We Set the Dark on Fire #1) by Tehlor Kay Mejia (2019)

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YA Fiction | Fantasy | Dystopia
2.5 StarsBlurb:

“At the Medio School for Girls, distinguished young women are trained for one of two roles in their polarized society. Depending on her specialization, a graduate will one day run a husband’s household or raise his children. Both paths promise a life of comfort and luxury, far from the frequent political uprisings of the lower class.

Daniela Vargas is the school’s top student, but her pedigree is a lie. She must keep the truth hidden or be sent back to the fringes of society. Continue reading

Rebel Heart

Rebel Heart (Dust Lands #2) by Moira Young (2012)

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YA Fiction | Post-Apocalypse | Western
3 StarsBlurb:

“Saba thought her world would return to normal after they defeated the Tonton and rescued her kidnapped brother Lugh. The family head west for a better life and a longed-for reunion with Jack. But a formidable enemy is on the rise. What is the truth about Jack? And how far will Saba go to get what she wants?”
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Happy Pub. Day! | Dust to Dust

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IT’S HERE!!! If you’ve read ALARUM then you’ll probably understand why readers put in a request for a novella to give us more time with Fury & Riker. And Talis delivered! Keep reading for more on the novella plus an excerpt!
If you haven’t read ALARUM yet then check out my post here to read more! I strongly suggest reading the novella after you’ve read the main book since this is a companion story that takes place within a 3-year gap of time and will definitely spoil things (and might not make quite as much sense) if you haven’t read the book first.  Continue reading