Free

Free (Cage of Lies #5) by Susanne Valenti (2017)

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YA Fiction | Dystopia
4 StarsBlurb:

“Alone and surrounded by the enemy, Maya doesn’t know which way to turn. In a prison built of corruption and blind faith, does the truth even stand a chance? All paths lead to this and finding a way through will be the toughest test yet. The might of the city stands against her and she must remain defiant in the face of it. Presented with challenges she never thought possible and changes she couldn’t have imagined, she will need to be stronger than ever before. The fight of her life is coming to an end but will she survive to see her dreams become reality?”
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Afflicted

Afflicted (Tainted Earth #1) by Susanne Valenti (2017)
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YA Fiction | Dystopian Sci-Fi
4 Stars
Blurb:

“Change carries on the wind, flows through the rivers and grows in the heart of the storm. Once it is set free, nothing can stop it from spreading like poison through the Earth and all its creatures. The planet is evolving and anything that wants to remain will have to adapt. The animals are learning to fight back while the plants grow beyond control. Kaitlyn and her friends must find a way to survive while everything around them becomes stronger and stranger. Continue reading

Remade | Blog Tour

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I’m excited to share with you all a spotlight post focusing on REMADE, a YA Dystopian story told in a whole new way. Totally innovative and quick to keep pace with modern times, this serial series is a unique platform designed to deliver the classic pull of books with the fast-paced addictive grip of television by releasing an epic new story one episode at a time. Definitely intrigued I look forward to diving into Season 1!  Continue reading

Scythe

Scythe (Arc of a Scythe #1) by Neal Shusterman (2016)

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YA Fiction | Sci-Fi | Dystopia
4.5 starsBlurb:

Thou shalt kill.

A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery. Humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control.

Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe—a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.”
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The Handmaid’s Tale

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (1985)

The Handmaid's Tale

Fiction | Dystopia
3 Stars
Blurb:

“Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the years before, when she lived and made love with her husband, Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now…”
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The Uglies Series

 The Uglies Series by Scott Westerfeld
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*This post contains 4 separate reviews (Uglies, Pretties, Specials, Extras) for the series so scroll with caution*

YA Fiction | Sci-Fi | Dystopian


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This series is seriously one of my top favorites! I still cannot believe that they haven’t turned them into movies yet. They really should get on that. (P.S. If you’re looking for someone to cast as either Shay or Tally I 1200% volunteer!)  Continue reading

Scored

Scored by Lauren McLaughlin (2011)

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YA Fiction | Dystopian | Sci-Fi4 StarsBlurb:

“Set in the future when teenagers are monitored via camera and their recorded actions and confessions plugged into a computer program that determines their ability to succeed. All kids given a “score” that determines their future potential. This score has the ability to get kids into colleges, grant scholarships, or destroy all hope for the above. Scored‘s reluctant heroine is Imani, a girl whose high score is brought down when her best friend’s score plummets. Where do you draw the line between doing what feels morally right and what can mean your future? Friendship, romance, loyalty, family, human connection and human value: all are questioned in this fresh and compelling dystopian novel set in the scarily forseeable future.”
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Bound

Bound (Cage of Lies #4) by Susanne Valenti (2016)
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YA Fiction | Dystopian Sci-Fi4.5 starsBlurb:

With the impossible returned from the dead, Maya must reunite with her family as their enemies line up each vying for the kill shot. But with life and hope restored nothing will keep them from completing their original goal: setting the truth free. They just have to make sure they survive long enough to strike.  Continue reading

The Map of Bones

The Map of Bones (The Fire Sermon #2) by Francesca Haig (2016)
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The Map of Bones

YA Fiction | Dystopian4 StarsBlurb:

“Book Two in the critically acclaimed The Fire Sermon trilogy—The Hunger Games meets Cormac McCarthy’s The Road in this richly imagined post-apocalyptic series by award-winning poet Francesca Haig.

Four hundred years in the future, the Earth has turned primitive following a nuclear fire that has laid waste to civilization and nature. Though the radiation fallout has ended, for some unknowable reason every person is born with a twin. Of each pair, one is an Alpha—physically perfect in every way; and the other an Omega—burdened with deformity, small or large. With the Council ruling an apartheid-like society, Omegas are branded and ostracized while the Alphas have gathered the world’s sparse resources for themselves. Though proclaiming their superiority, for all their effort, Alphas cannot escape one harsh fact: whenever one twin dies, so does the other.  Continue reading