Tag Archives: dystopian fiction

Mini-reviews: The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau; Death by Living: Life Is Meant to Be Spent by N.D. Wilson

Title: The Testing Author: Joelle Charbonneau Genre: YA dystopian fiction Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: Review copy from the publisher Number of pages: 325 First line: Graduation Day. Goodreads blurb: The Seven Stages War … Continue reading

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Mini-reviews: The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult; A Thousand Cuts by Simon Lelic; and Allegiant by Veronica Roth

Title: The Storyteller Author: Jodi Picoult Genre: Contemporary and historical fiction Publisher: Recorded books Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Source: Audiobook from the public library Audiobook reader: Mozhan Marno, Jennifer Ikeda, Edoardo Ballerini, Suzanne Toren, and Fred Berman Audiobook … Continue reading

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Book Review: Relic (The Books of Eva) by Heather Terrell

Title: Relic (The Books of Eva 1) Author: Heather Terrell Genre: YA dystopian fiction Publisher: Soho Teen Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Source: Review copy from the publisher Number of pages: 277 First line: Eamon throws his axe into … Continue reading

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The “I’ve Always Meant to Read That Book!” Challenge: 1984 by George Orwell

Title: 1984 Author: George Orwell Genre: Dystopian fiction Publisher: Plume Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy borrowed from a friend Number of pages: 323 First line: It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks … Continue reading

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Mini-reviews: Girls in Trucks by Katie Crouch; The Cradle by Patrick Somerville; and Requiem by Lauren Oliver

Title: Girls in Trucks Author: Katie Crouch Genre: Contemporary fiction Publisher: Back Bay Books Rating: 2 out of 5 stars Source: Print copy from my personal library First line: If you are white, are a girl or boy between the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Office of Mercy by Ariel Djanikian

Title: The Office of Mercy Author: Ariel Djanikian Genre: Dystopian fiction, science Publisher: Viking Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: ARC from the publisher First line: The sun sank behind the trees, and the blue-black shadows of the forest … Continue reading

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Book Review: Fox Forever by Mary E. Pearson

Title: Fox Forever Author: Mary E. Pearson Genre: YA dystopian fiction Publisher: Henry Holt and Company Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Source: ARC from the publisher First line: I stare at my gravestone. Goodreads blurb: Locke Jenkins has some … Continue reading

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Mini-reviews: Dirty Blonde by Lisa Scottoline; Promised by Caragh O’Brien; Me Before You by Jojo Moyes; and Don’t Breathe a Word by Jennifer McMahon

Title: Dirty Blonde Author: Lisa Scottoline Genre: Mystery, legal thriller Publisher: Harper Audio Rating: 3 out of 5 stars Source: Audiobook from the public library Audiobook reader: Barbara Rosenblat Audiobook length: 10 hours and 30 minutes Goodreads blurb: Cate Fante … Continue reading

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