Posts Tagged: dystopian

$50 GIVEAWAY: I Am Just Junco Omnibus Books 1-3 by JA Huss

$50 GIVEAWAY: I Am Just Junco Omnibus Books 1-3 by JA Huss

EXCERPT FROM CLUTCH BOOK ONE Tier throws down his rifle, takes a deep breath and looks at Moju. “My charge is out, give me all the grenades.” Moju leans heavily against the wall, fishes around in his pockets, and pulls out three canisters and hands them over to Tier. And that’s when I hear the clicking from the hallway behind us. “Shit! They’re back!” From the hazy cloud of thick dust a massive amalgamation of bot parts appears. I scream and both Moju and I train our rifles on the thing that comes towards us. We blast it back a few paces and it’s forced to reassemble. I steal a look at Tier and he’s already pulling the pin on the first grenade and running back towards me yelling, “Fire in the hole!” Moju dives for the corner as Tier grabs me and yanks me to the floor. The blast… Read more »

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GIVEAWAY and REVIEW: Through Glass by Rebecca Ethington

GIVEAWAY and REVIEW: Through Glass by Rebecca Ethington

Through Glass is my kind of book. It’s dark, it’s gritty, it’s real, and not everyone lives. This story is a new adult, post-apocalyptic, dystopian, SF, mystery, horror… LOL… it’s got a bit of all the dark stuff in it, and I loved it. First of all, it’s got one of the best blurbs I’ve ever read. This book hooked me right away with the description, it was awesome. Secondly, even though it’s written in first person and we only get the main heroine’s point of view, Rebecca really did a great job distinguishing between Alexis and Cohen. Both survive a pretty horrific end-of-the-world scenario, but we don’t find out how differently each of them coped—despite being right next door, they could not communicate except through their bedroom windows—until much later in the book. I loved that moment when Alexis realized that Cohen’s house looked nothing like hers. The setting… Read more »

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GIVEAWAY and REVIEW: Escape from Eden by Elisa Nader

GIVEAWAY and REVIEW: Escape from Eden by Elisa Nader

Welcome to my stop on the Escape from Eden blog tour hosted by YA Bound Book Tours.  Click HERE to see the full blog tour schedule! REVIEW I’ve been reading a lot of YA lately, mostly because the best dystopians seem to be YA these days and Escape from Eden certainly qualifies as one of those. This is a brutal, well-written, and captivating look into a young girl’s view of a cult society she was forced to join as a small child by her mother. Mia is sixteen, she lives in a South American jungle under the thumb of a dictatorial charismatic religious cult leader called Reverend Elias Eden. She’s old enough now to understand this was not her choice and she’s smart enough to know that she really needs to get out of this place, like yesterday. But these vague thoughts become a crushing reality when her kitchen boss asks her to… Read more »

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REVIEW: Shudder by Samantha Durante

REVIEW: Shudder by Samantha Durante

SHUDDER SAMANTHA DURANTE RELEASE DATE: JUNE 15TH, 2013 GENRE: NEW ADULT DYSTOPIAN ROMANCE   DESCRIPTION It’s only been three days, and already everything is different. Paragon is behind her, but somehow Alessa’s life may actually have gotten worse. In a wrenching twist of fate, she traded the safety and companionship of her sister for that of her true love, losing a vital partner she’d counted on for the ordeal ahead. Her comfortable university life is but a distant memory, as she faces the prospect of surviving a bleak winter on the meager remains of a ravaged world. And if she’d thought she’d tasted fear upon seeing a ghost, she was wrong; now she’s discovering new depths of terror while being hunted by a deadly virus and a terrifying pack of superhuman creatures thirsting for blood. And then there are the visions. The memory-altering “stitch” unlocked something in Alessa’s mind, and… Read more »

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EXCERPT: Nomad by J.L. Bryan

EXCERPT: Nomad by J.L. Bryan

Nomad  by J.L. Bryan Publication date:  July 26th 2013Genre: NA time travel dystopian novel DESCRIPTION A new dystopian novel from the author of Jenny Pox – coming July 26. They took everything: her family, her home, her childhood. By the age of nineteen, Raven has spent most of her life in the sprawling slums of America, fighting as a rebel against the dictatorship. When the rebellion steals an experimental time-travel device, she travels back five decades to the year 2013. Her plan: assassinate the future dictator when he is still young and vulnerable, long before he comes to power. She must move fast to reshape history, because agents from her own time are on her trail, ready to execute her on sight. EXCERPT Her hands were red with blood, but the cold rain washed it away.  Whose blood?  She couldn’t remember.  She became aware of pain throughout her body.  Freezing water… Read more »

July 26, 2013 Uncategorized 2

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REVIEW: Black City by Elizabeth Richards

REVIEW: Black City by Elizabeth Richards

BLACK CITYBy Elizabeth Richards Young Adult SF DystopianPublished November 2012 ABOUT THE BOOK A dark and tender post-apocalyptic love story set in the aftermath of a bloody war. In a city where humans and Darklings are now separated by a high wall and tensions between the two races still simmer after a terrible war, sixteen-year-olds Ash Fisher, a half-blood Darkling, and Natalie Buchanan, a human and the daughter of the Emissary, meet and do the unthinkable—they fall in love. Bonded by a mysterious connection that causes Ash’s long-dormant heart to beat, Ash and Natalie first deny and then struggle to fight their forbidden feelings for each other, knowing if they’re caught, they’ll be executed—but their feelings are too strong. When Ash and Natalie then find themselves at the center of a deadly conspiracy that threatens to pull the humans and Darklings back into war, they must make hard choices that… Read more »

June 20, 2013 Uncategorized 4

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COVER REVEAL: Necessary Sacrifices by Zoe Cannon

COVER REVEAL: Necessary Sacrifices by Zoe Cannon

Necessary Sacrifices  by Zoe CannonSeries: The Torturer’s Daughter, #2 Publication date: July 15th 2013Genre: YA Dystopia DESCRIPTIONA year and a half ago, Becca Dalcourt joined the resistance. Three months ago, she started working undercover inside Internal Defense. A year from now, she’ll probably be dead. She knows the odds. She’s seen how the life of a double agent ends. All she wants is a chance to do something with what little time she has left. Something big. Something meaningful. But the resistance doesn’t  trust her, and her job transcribing torture sessions hasn’t given her anything but the names of dissidents whose lives, according to her resistance contact, aren’t worth saving. So when she discovers a secret government program designed to brainwash dissidents into loyal citizens, she resolves to shut it down, no matter the cost. Even if her plan puts everyone she loves in danger. Even if the most experienced resistance fighters say it can’t be done. Even if it means betraying the only person who sees… Read more »

June 20, 2013 Uncategorized 0

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REVIEW: Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi

REVIEW: Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi

DESTROY ME Tahereh Mafi GENRE: YA SF/Dystopian Published: October 2nd 2012 by Harper DESCRIPTIONPerfect for the fans of Shatter Me who are desperately awaiting the release of Unravel Me, this novella-length digital original will bridge the gap between these two novels from the perspective of the villain we all love to hate, Warner, the ruthless leader of Sector 45. In Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me, Juliette escaped from The Reestablishment by seducing Warner—and then putting a bullet in his shoulder. But as she’ll learn in Destroy Me, Warner is not that easy to get rid of. . . Back at the base and recovering from his near-fatal wound, Warner must do everything in his power to keep his soldiers in check and suppress any mention of a rebellion in the sector. Still as obsessed with Juliette as ever, his first priority is to find her, bring her back, and dispose of… Read more »

April 21, 2013 Uncategorized 4

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REVIEW: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

REVIEW: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

SHATTER ME Tahereh Mafi GENRE: YA SF/Dystopian Published: November 15th 2011 by Harper DESCRIPTIONJuliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days. The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color. The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war – and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what… Read more »

April 19, 2013 Uncategorized 2

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