Category: Dystopian

Matched by Ally Condie: It's A Little Like A Lot

Matched by Ally Condie: It's A Little Like A Lot

Hi Bookworms, Remember when I promised to read Matched by Ally Condie? Let it never be said that Katie does not keep her promises! Matched is the first book of a young adult dystopian trilogy. We begin the story with Cassia, a 16 year old girl on her way to her Match Banquet. The Match Banquet is like a cross between a debutant ball and an arranged marriage ceremony (you’ll be… Read more »

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Hey There, Little Red Riding Hood: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Hey There, Little Red Riding Hood: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Happy Friday Bookworms! It’s time to delve back into the wonder that is Project Fairy Tale. I’ve mentioned that the lovely Alison at The Cheap Reader is hosting this event, but I should also mention that my pal Quirky Chrissy (who I know in real life and EVERYTHING) is also participating by dissecting Rumpelstiltskin. Check them out if you’re so inclined. Now, without further ado… Remember back a couple of… Read more »

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Cinder (ella, ella, ella, ay, ay, ay) by Marissa Meyer

Cinder (ella, ella, ella, ay, ay, ay) by Marissa Meyer

Hey Bookworms! So you all remember that I’m doing the whole Project Fairy Tale thing in February right? Well. While I was out trolling the interwebs, I noticed that there’s a brand spanking new version of Little Red Riding Hood due on the scene February 5th. The only issue I had was that it was the second in a series… OBVIOUSLY, I needed to read the first book in the… Read more »

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Don't They Know It's The End of the World?

Don't They Know It's The End of the World?

Hi Bookworms! Today is “Doomsday.” People who have misinterpreted the Mayan calendar have decided that the world is supposed to end today. I’d really prefer the world not end. I have things planned for next week. Beyond that though, I’d do very very poorly in a post-apocalyptic world. I looooove dystopian novels, so I figured I’d explore how I’d perish early on in some of my favorites. Ready? 1. The Stand by… Read more »

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Here Comes the Son: Son by Lois Lowry

Here Comes the Son: Son by Lois Lowry

Hidey Ho, Bookworms! We have reached the final leg of our Giver journey! Who’s excited? I can practically hear you hooting and hollering through the internet. Love the enthusiasm! Son is the fourth and final offering in Lois Lowry’s Giver quartet. Son starts off with a bang by returning us to the scene of the crime- the original community! We’re back in the land of overscheduled, colorless, emotionless lives. But… Read more »

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Don't Kill The Messenger! (Messenger by Lois Lowry)

Don't Kill The Messenger! (Messenger by Lois Lowry)

Happy Wednesday, Bookworms! I know what you’re thinking! “Messenger had better link up The Giver and Gathering Blue or I’m going to be one angry bookworm!” I know that’s what I was thinking. Well it wasn’t exactly that vitriolic, but I was pleased when I started this and recognized the characters. We start off this story with Matty. Remember Matt from Gathering Blue? In Kira and Matty’s community they earn… Read more »

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Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry: The Giver, Part 2. Only not.

Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry: The Giver, Part 2. Only not.

Hello Again Bookworms! I bet you’re all dying to know what happened to Jonas and Gabe, aren’t you? Well… Too damn bad! This book doesn’t mention them at all! Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry is the second in The Giver series. It takes place in another dystopian society, but this one is NOTHING like the one Jonas and Gabe came from. Our heroine is a girl named Kira. She lives… Read more »

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My Name is Jonas: The Giver by Lois Lowry

My Name is Jonas: The Giver by Lois Lowry

Hello there, Bookworms! I hope you’re all well rested after “falling back” this weekend. For those of you who don’t live in areas where Daylight Savings Time is observed, I hope you got extra sleep anyway. Sleep is wonderful. This week I’m going to focus on The Giver by Lois Lowry. Why does one book need a whole week of attention? It doesn’t! But there are sequels! And I’ve read… Read more »

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Books That Scare Me: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

Books That Scare Me: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

Happy Halloween, Bookworms! Today we’re going to discuss one of the most frightening books I’ve ever read: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. This book combines several of my biggest fears. First, I have an irrational fear of cult activity. I’m ALL ABOUT freedom of religion… Until your religion tries to take over a government. I also fear those who would take my autonomy. I know that it sounds ridiculous in… Read more »

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Books That Scare Me: The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Books That Scare Me: The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Muahahahaha Bookworms! (Did you enjoy my maniacal monster laugh?!)  Today is the official beginning of Hallo-Week, so I’m going to celebrate by discussing some of the books that scare the crap out of me. I have probably mentioned this before, but I’m not a huge fan of ghost stories, demonic possessions, and the usual frightful fare. I’m sort of a chicken and I don’t like having nightmares. Just because I… Read more »

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