Tag: dystopian


Book Review: THE REMEDY by Suzanne Young

Book Review: THE REMEDY by Suzanne Young

Posted July 24, 2015 by jenniferstrand in book review / 0 Comments

Sooo, I didn’t realize that there is a follow up to Quinlan’s story coming in the form of THE EPIDEMIC set to release in April 2016 until I got to the last page of this book. What the crap, yo! I gots to know the rest of the story. STAT.  Young doesn’t leave us on a cliffhanger, per se, but let’s just say you’ll be quite anxious to for the next book.  Think about how  THE PROGRAM ended. It’s kinda like that, only different circumstances. Obviously. I was SO AFRAID that this book was going to turn into the most bizarre love triangle in the history of love triangles. Matter of fact, it got so close to going too […]

Book Review: IMITATION by Heather Hildenbrand

Book Review: IMITATION by Heather Hildenbrand

Posted August 21, 2014 by jenniferstrand in book review, Uncategorized / 0 Comments

IMITATION (Clone Chronicles #1) by Heather Hildenbrand Release date: July 29, 2014 Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction Publisher: Alloy Entertainment Pages: 272 Source: ARC Everyone is exactly like me. There is no one like me. The rough fabric of my cotton nightgown chafes so I lie very still. They say my discomfort comes from being built like one accustomed to niceties. How is that fair when I myself have never experienced anything but copies of the real thing? My entire life is an imitation. I am an Imitation. I’ve been here five years. Training. Preparing. Waiting.And now I have a letter.My assignment has begun. I am a prisoner.I am not Raven Rogen.I am here to die. Fictitious Delicious Rating: 3.5 […]

Book Review: PLUS ONE by Elizabeth Fama

Book Review: PLUS ONE by Elizabeth Fama

Posted July 10, 2014 by jenniferstrand in book review, Uncategorized / 1 Comment

PLUS ONE by Elizabeth Fama Release date: April 8, 2014 Genre: Young Adult Dystopian Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) Pages: 373 Source: ARC It takes guts to deliberately mutilate your hand while operating a blister-pack sealing machine, but all I had going for me was guts. Sol Le Coeur is a Smudge—a night dweller in an America rigidly divided between people who wake, live, and work during the hours of darkness and those known as Rays who live and work during daylight. Impulsive, passionate, and brave, Sol deliberately injures herself in order to gain admission to a hospital, where she plans to kidnap her newborn niece—a Ray—in order to bring the baby to visit her dying grandfather. By violating […]

Blog Tour: OTHERBORN by Anna Silver

Blog Tour: OTHERBORN by Anna Silver

Posted January 16, 2014 by jenniferstrand in blog tour, Uncategorized / 1 Comment

Welcome to our stop on the OTHERBORN blog tour! We are happy to share with you the interview we did with Anna Silver, the author of this dystopian/science fiction YA whose sequel will be released in just a few short weeks.  It’s the perfect time to pick up OTHERBORN–you won’t have long to wait until ASTRAL TIDE releases (February 28, 2014) THE BOOK OTHERBORN (Otherborn #1) by Anna Silver Release date: April 4, 2013 Publisher: Sapphire Star Publishing Pages: 290 London and her teenage friends live in a reprocessed world. Confined within Capital City’s concrete walls, London has done the impossible and the illegal. She’s created something New- a song. But her mentor, club owner Pauly, is not impressed. Since […]

Book Review: FALSE MEMORY by Dan Krokos

Book Review: FALSE MEMORY by Dan Krokos

Posted August 20, 2012 by jenniferstrand in book review, Uncategorized / 2 Comments

False Memory (False Memory #1) by Dan Krokos Release Date: August 14, 2012 Publisher:  Disney Hyperion Format: ARC Source:ALA12 Get it: Red Balloon Bookshop (our favorite indie!), Amazon, and don’t forget your local library! Miranda wakes up alone on a park bench with no memory. In her panic, she releases a mysterious energy that incites pure terror in everyone around her. Except Peter, a boy who isn’t at all surprised by Miranda’s shocking ability. Left with no choice but to trust this stranger, Miranda discovers she was trained to be a weapon and is part of an elite force of genetically-altered teens who possess flawless combat skills and powers strong enough to destroy a city. But adjusting to her old life […]

Book Review: GLITCH by Heather Anastasiu

Book Review: GLITCH by Heather Anastasiu

Posted August 18, 2012 by jenniferstrand in book review, Uncategorized / 2 Comments

GLITCH (Glitch #1) by Heather Anastasiu Release Date: August 7, 2012 Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Format: ARC Source: Publisher Get it: Red Balloon Bookshop (our favorite indie!), Amazon, and don’t forget your local library! In the Community, there is no more pain or war. Implanted computer chips have wiped humanity clean of destructive emotions, and thoughts are replaced by a feed from the Link network. When Zoe starts to malfunction (or “glitch”), she suddenly begins having her own thoughts, feelings, and identity. Any anomalies must be immediately reported and repaired, but Zoe has a secret so dark it will mean certain deactivation if she is caught: her glitches have given her uncontrollable telekinetic powers. As Zoe struggles to control her […]

Book Review and GIVEAWAY: THE SELECTION by Kiera Cass

Book Review and GIVEAWAY: THE SELECTION by Kiera Cass

The Selection (Selection #1) by Kiera Cass Release Date: TODAY! April 24, 2012 Publisher: HarperTeen Format: ARC Source: HarperTeen, from RT Teen Day For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in the palace and compete for the heart of the gorgeous Prince Maxon. But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn’t want. Living in a […]

Book Review: INCARNATE by Jodi Meadows

Book Review: INCARNATE by Jodi Meadows

Posted February 4, 2012 by jenniferstrand in book review, Uncategorized / 1 Comment

Incarnate (New Soul #1) by Jodi Meadows Release Date: January 31, 2012 Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books Format: ARC Source: Bookluvr Mindy at Magical Urban Fantasy Reads! THANK YOU, MINDY! New soul Ana is new. For thousands of years in Range, a million souls have been reincarnated over and over, keeping their memories and experiences from previous lifetimes. When Ana was born, another soul vanished, and no one knows why. No soul Even Ana’s own mother thinks she’s a nosoul, an omen of worse things to come, and has kept her away from society. To escape her seclusion and learn whether she’ll be reincarnated, Ana travels to the city of Heart, but its citizens are afraid of what […]

Book Review: PANDEMONIUM by Lauren Oliver

Book Review: PANDEMONIUM by Lauren Oliver

Posted February 2, 2012 by jenniferstrand in book review, Uncategorized / 6 Comments

Pandemonium (Delirium #2) by Lauren Oliver Release Date:  February 28, 2012 Publisher:  Harper Teen Format: ARC Source: Magical Urban Fantasy Reads Book Tour Get it: Anderson’s Bookshops,  Amazon, B&N and don’t forget your local library! I’m pushing aside the memory of my nightmare,  pushing aside thoughts of Alex,  pushing aside thoughts of Hana and my old school,  push,  push,  push,  like Raven taught me to do. The old life is dead. But the old Lena is dead too. I buried her. I left her beyond a fence, behind a wall of smoke and flame. Lauren Oliver delivers an electrifying follow-up to her acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Delirium. This riveting, brilliant novel crackles with the fire of fierce defiance, forbidden romance, and the sparks of […]

Book Review: SHATTER ME by Tahereh Mafi

Book Review: SHATTER ME by Tahereh Mafi

Posted September 25, 2011 by jenniferstrand in book review, Uncategorized / 4 Comments

Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1)  by Tahereh Mafi Release Date: November 15, 2011 Publisher: Harper/Harper Collins Format: ARC Source: The numero uno Adam fan, Brooke from Brooke Reports! (THANK YOU, BROOKE!!!) Juliette 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 […]