There is no lack of post-apocalyptic novels in the young adult genre; as authors have written everything from super-volcanic explosions (Ashfall) to a meteor crashing into the moon (Life as We Knew It). Yet none is more intriguing or engrossing than debut author Emmy Laybourne’s action-packed Monument 14, the first in a trilogy with large… Read More "Monument 14"
The Darkest Minds tend to hide behind the most unlikely faces. I love dystopian novels; but compared to some other fabulous novels such as The Hunger Games or The Giver, but I felt that The Darkest Minds didn’t meet up to the standards of either of those two fabulous novels unfortunately. Six years ago, there… Read More "The Darkest Minds"
“If aliens ever visit us, I think the outcome would be much like when Christopher Columbus landed in America. And look how well that turned out for the Native Americans.” Stephen Hawking The 5th Wave is a solid addition to the young adult genre. It is filled with constant, non-stop action and a dash of… Read More "The Fifth Wave"
The massive amount of hype for Marissa Meyer’s Cinder is certainly not unwarranted. It deserves every five-star review it gets because Marissa Meyer has truly created something spectacular here. This is an incredible start to what is sure to be an incredible series, and I’m excited to see where it goes from here. They took… Read More Cinder
WARNING: This is not a dystopian novel, rather it’s a dystopian romance. Article 5 has an interesting premise, and as someone with a passion for dystopian novels, I was anxious to get my hands on a copy of Kristen Simmons’ debut. Unfortunately, however, there were a multitude of flaws within the novel that prevented me… Read More "Article 5"
The hype for Neal Schusterman’s Unwind trilogy is past the roof and beyond; and I can’t way I don’t really see why. This is a thought-provoking and decently executed novel and I have no regrets reading it; even if it didn’t particularly blow my mind. First came the Second Civil War (a.k.a. the “Heartland War”)… Read More "Unwind"