I’ve read all of Peckham and Valenti’s books so I was thrilled when I found out that they would be teaming up to write a new series that blended their respective genres and even more excited when they sent me eARCs to review! Normally I’d write an individual post for each book as it’s released but since this will be a binge-release and I’d been given the opportunity to read them all at once I figured I’d save us all the time and give you my non-spoiler thoughts on the series as a whole! If you enjoy the dark allure of vampires, the thrill of unexpected romance, as well as the rush of dystopian rebels, then you really ought to check this one out. Keep reading for my review and more on each book plus the authors! Continue reading
Impostors (Impostors #1) by Scott Westerfeld (2018)
YA Fiction | Sci-Fi | Dystopia
“Frey and Rafi are inseparable . . . but very few people have ever seen them together. This is because Frey is Rafi’s double, raised in the shadows of their rich father’s fortress. While Rafi has been taught to charm, Frey has been taught to kill. Frey only exists to protect her sister. There is no other part of her life. Frey has never been out in the world on her own – until her father sends her in Rafi’s place to act as collateral for a dangerous deal. Everyone thinks she’s her sister – but Col, the son of a rival leader, is starting to get close enough to tell the difference. As the stakes grow higher and higher, Frey must decide whether she can trust him – or anyone in her life.”
Wither (The Chemical Garden #1) by Lauren DeStefano (2011)
YA Fiction | Dystopia
“By age sixteen, Rhine Ellery has four years left to live. She can thank modern science for this genetic time bomb. A botched effort to create a perfect race has left all males with a lifespan of 25 years, and females with a lifespan of 20 years. Geneticists are seeking a miracle antidote to restore the human race, desperate orphans crowd the population, crime and poverty have skyrocketed, and young girls are being kidnapped and sold as polygamous brides to bear more children. Continue reading
Advanced (Tainted Earth #4) by Susanne valentine (2018)
YA Fiction | Dystopian Sci-Fi
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“The world is evolving faster than anyone could have predicted and time is running out to stop the clock and make sure that no one else loses their humanity. With a choice between fighting back and finding a way to survive in this cold new world, Kaitlyn and Lincoln have to face a choice. Save themselves or risk it all to try and save everyone. Nothing is as it used to be and the world cannot be trusted. The only thing they can truly be sure of now is each other. But can they find a way to stay together?”
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TODAY IS THE DAY!!! The (YA) Post-Apocalyptic Western ALARUM, the first book in the Walking Shadows saga (a series of standalone novels) by author Talis Jones, is OUT NOW! I was lucky enough to read an eARC and this book totally surprised me! It’s a bit Book of Eli meets Godless meets The Knife of Never Letting Go, which had me pretty excited. Keep reading for an exclusive excerpt, playlist, a fan trailer, and more! Continue reading
Reactive (The Elite Trials #1) by Becky Moynihan (2018)
YA Fiction | Dystopia
“AN INESCAPABLE CITY. THREE DEADLY TRIALS. ONE WAY OUT.
For eleven years, Lune Tatum, adopted daughter
of the Supreme Elite, does as she’s told.
She doesn’t ask questions.
She trains for the Trials. She follows the rules.
And she wants out. Continue reading
Adapted (Tainted Earth #3) by Susanne Valenti (2018)
YA Fiction | Dystopian Sci-Fi
“Held by forces they didn’t foresee, Kaitlyn and her friends must try to hold onto their humanity whilst battling for their freedom. In a cage built of fear, they have no choice but to follow the path before them. Kept away from her heart’s desire, Kaitlyn must find her own strength to resist the New Day. Without a way out, they have no chance of restoring the world to what it once was. They must do the only thing they can: fight.”
Quelling (The Purification Era #2) by Angie Grigaliunas (2018)
YA Fiction | Fantasy Dystopia
“Stay low, act loyal, and don’t drawn attention.
For years, Rabreah has longed to overthrow the power-abusing Hulcondans who control her city. Yet in the wake of an unauthorized rebel attack, Lord Masrekah takes over the hunt for the “terrorists” – and it’s only a matter of time until he figures out her secret. If he hasn’t already. And while Rabreah finds relief in Sorek’s return, his easy infiltration of the enemy ushers in questions of where exactly his loyalties lie. Continue reading
Sowing (The Purification Era #1) by Angie Grigaliunas (2016)
(YA) Fiction | Fantasy | Dystopia
“They can take your house, your daughter, whatever they want.
For Ariliah, life under the militarized Hulcondans is one of order and safety. Despite the soldiers’ ruthless policies, she trusts their judgment. Beyond the city wall, enemies lurk – a vicious race bent on devouring humanity. And if anything ever happened to the protectors, nothing would keep them out.
For her older sister, Rabreah, every glance from a Hulcondan is a threat. Continue reading
LIFEL1K3 (Lifelike #1) by Jay Kristoff (2018)
YA Fiction | Sci-Fi
“On a floating junkyard beneath a radiation sky, a deadly secret lies buried in the scrap.
Eve isn’t looking for secrets—she’s too busy looking over her shoulder. The robot gladiator she’s just spent six months building has been reduced to a smoking wreck, and the only thing keeping her Grandpa from the grave was the fistful of credits she just lost to the bookies. To top it off, she’s discovered she can destroy electronics with the power of her mind, and the puritanical Brotherhood are building a coffin her size. If she’s ever had a worse day, Eve can’t remember it. Continue reading