Tag: dystopian

Thunderhead Review: Smart, Complex Dystopian with an A.I. Ruler

Thunderhead Review: Smart, Complex Dystopian with an A.I. Ruler

This review contains minor reviews for Scythe (the first book in the series). Check out my review for Scythe here, if you haven’t read it. I didn’t realise how much I had missed this world under I picked up Thunderhead, which definitely doesn’t disappoint as a sequel to Scythe, one of my favourite books of 2017. Thunderhead delves […]

May 31, 2018 | 6 Comments
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey – Book & Movie Review

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey – Book & Movie Review

You know when you finish a book and it leaves you without an impression? That’s how I feel about The 5th Wave. It was actually quite a long and convoluted book, with many varying points of views (some completely unnecessary and which did not impact the story at all). But upon finishing, I didn’t get the answers […]

Mini Reviews #2 – Pandora Jones Reckoning, The Potion Diaries & Afterlight

Mini Reviews #2 – Pandora Jones Reckoning, The Potion Diaries & Afterlight

This Aussie YA read is a mix between psychological thriller and dystopian, and I’m glad I ended up sticking through the series with Reckoning. Pan has learnt to harness her abilities for the greater good, convincing the student body that they need to escape. She really grows in her confidence and her ability to convince people, and I liked […]

Unwanted by Amanda Holohan Review: Unique but slow dystopian

Unwanted by Amanda Holohan Review: Unique but slow dystopian

I really wanted to like Unwanted, as a dystopian by an Australian author, and while it had some unique elements to it, I couldn’t quite get into it. I’m always gunning for a unique dystopian that isn’t like The Hunger Games or Divergent, and Unwanted definitely delivered in that respect. From the sinister Erebii monsters with yellow eyes, to a crow’s […]

March 4, 2015 | 22 Comments
Golden Son by Pierce Brown Review: Bloodydamn Epic

Golden Son by Pierce Brown Review: Bloodydamn Epic

The Golden Son is amazing, transcending the brutality and the warfare in Red Rising, and making it so much more epic. It’s filled with twists, turns, deeper world building and an exhilarating game of political infiltration, and I loved every minute of it. While Red Rising was about gaining trust of the Golds and the war games of the […]

February 4, 2015 | 40 Comments
The Fearless by Emma Pass Review: Bland apocalyptic novel

The Fearless by Emma Pass Review: Bland apocalyptic novel

Fearless has an awesome premise, where soldiers injected with a serum cause them to lack empathy or fear and have therefore taken over the world. After loving ACID, a twisty standalone dystopian with a badass main character, I was looking forward to finding out what this one had in store. Fearless wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t good either. It starts […]

January 14, 2015 | 41 Comments
Dystopian YA Reviews #2: After the End by Amy Plum & The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings

Dystopian YA Reviews #2: After the End by Amy Plum & The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings

As I was warned, After The End isn’t a dystopian but instead, a contemporary/dystopian blend. It features an interesting outlook from a girl who thinks that World War III has happened and that her clan are the only survivors, but finds out she was lied to all along. Juneau has lived in the Alaskan wilderness all […]

January 5, 2015 | 50 Comments