Category: Dystopian

Banned Books Week 2013: Top Ten Tuesday Goes Rogue!

Banned Books Week 2013: Top Ten Tuesday Goes Rogue!

Howdy Bookworms! Today is Tuesday and you know how much I love lists. I normally link up with the fantastic ladies at The Broke and the Bookish and participate in their weekly topics, but this week I’m going rogue. In honor of Banned Books Week, I’ve decided to forgo The Broke and Bookish topic this week (although they’re talking about sequels, so I encourage you to take a trip over… Read more »

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Falling for Fall: Top Ten Tuesday

Falling for Fall: Top Ten Tuesday

Good Day, Bookworms! It’s the middle of September now, so I’m feeling very Autumnal. Luckily, the ladies of The Broke and The Bookish seem to be feeling this way, too! Today’s topic for Top Ten Tuesday listy goodness is the top ten books we plan to read this fall. Halloween is just around the corner, and this year to celebrate I thought I’d do some spooky reading. I know what… Read more »

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It's a Very, Very MaddAddam World

It's a Very, Very MaddAddam World

Salutations Bookworms! Margaret Atwood is one of my favorite authors. NOBODY does a dystopia like Atwood, believe you me. (I mean, have you read The Handmaid’s Tale?!) I have been waiting for what feels like FOREVER for the release of MaddAddam. This book completed Atwood’s epic dystopian trilogy that began with the 2003 release of Oryx and Crake and continued with 2009’s In The Year of the Flood. I’ve been desperate to know the fate of humanity for… Read more »

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Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Greetings, Bookworms! Last week I talked about how much I enjoyed Divergent by Veronica Roth, and in true Katie fashion, I began the second book IMMEDIATELY after finishing the first. I’ve been completely sucked into this world, so Insurgent and I got along juuuuuust fine. I said the other day that the second book in a trilogy is often sacrificed as the Jan Brady of books. (Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!) There were quite… Read more »

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Divergent by Veronica Roth

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Hey There Bookworms, I have been putting off reading Veronica Roth’s Divergent for quite a while now. I really enjoy a good YA dystopia, but the market has been rather saturated with them lately. After reading and not loving Ally Condie’s Matched series, I was skeptical to try again… It’s a darn good thing I did, because right now the Divergent series only ranks below The Hunger Games in my personal ranking of YA dystopias. I KNOW! Alright…. Read more »

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Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank

Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank

Howdy Bookworms, There’s a good chance I’ve been watching too much Doomsday Preppers, but you know I love a good post apocalyptic novel. It had been a while since I’d read one, so when Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank came up as a sale item on Amazon this month I jumped on it. Alas, Babylon was published in 1959, which for all of you scholars out there was at the height of the Cold War. The… Read more »

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Coming Out From Under the Dome

Coming Out From Under the Dome

Howdy, Bookworms! Exciting news today: I survived the DomeAlong! I have some thoughts to share on the second half of the book soooo… SPOILER ALERT!!! (I’m not kidding, it’s like ALL the SPOILERS.) You’ve been warned. Ready? When we last spoke, I was getting frustrated with the one dimensional bad guys (who were just the evilest of evil) and the fact that the good guys couldn’t catch a break. They… Read more »

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Hey! I've Read That! (A Confession Friday Game)

Hey! I've Read That! (A Confession Friday Game)

Howdy Bookworms! So the other day I was skulking around the blogosphere as I am wont to do. I came across a list on Book Riot (HERE is the post by Jeff O’Neal) of 100 books that would make you “well read.” He had a set of criteria including cultural significance, familiarity with the classics of western literature, etc.  There was a big blow up in the comment section about what constitutes… Read more »

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Killing Me Softly: The Kill Order by James Dashner

Killing Me Softly: The Kill Order by James Dashner

Hey Bookworms, How’s it going? Been hit by any devastating solar flares lately? No? Well. That’s good. Because you know what happens when solar flares hit? Nothing good, that’s for sure. Remember back to when I reviewed The Maze Runner by James Dashner and thought it was awesome? And then I read The Scorch Trials and thought it was compelling? And then I finished The Death Cure and I was… Read more »

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No One Mourns The WICKED: The Death Cure by James Dashner

No One Mourns The WICKED: The Death Cure by James Dashner

Good Day Bookworms! I would like to tell you a story today. It’s a story about LOST. Do you remember that show? Sawyer and Jack and Kate and all these people stranded on a crazy island? The creators kept SAYING they’d tie it all together at the end, but they pretty much just introduced a tertiary storyline that turned out to not be real and everyone re-united in the hereafter?… Read more »

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