Tag: dystopia

Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents by Octavia Butler

Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents by Octavia Butler

Greetings Bookworms! I’ve been on an Octavia Butler kick lately. After I read Fledgling (review) wherein Octavia Butler turned vampire lore upside down, I decided it was time to tackle dystopian/post apocalyptic Butler. When an author totally blows your mind in multiple genres (because Kindred too!), it only makes sense to explore their entire backlist of titles, right? Enter Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents. Parable of… Read more »

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The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood

The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood

Greetings Bookworms! It’s always a good day when we’ve got a new Margaret Atwood novel to discuss, isn’t it? She’s back and doing what she does best, dystopia-ing it up. In her latest novel, The Heart Goes Last, Atwood explores many of the themes that made The Maddaddam Trilogy (review) and The Handmaid’s Tale (review) so doggone awesome. Let’s talk about it, okay? (Like you have a choice in this. Ah the beauty… Read more »

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Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Hidey Ho, Bookworms! I know I’m constantly shoving book recommendations in your faces, but I like to think we have a symbiotic relationship. I mean, when one of my friends says “OMG Katie, read this book right now” I’ll do it… Eventually. Case in point! My friend Ash told me that I needed to read Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard and I totally did. Seriously, it was in a timely… Read more »

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The Ark by Annabel Smith

The Ark by Annabel Smith

It’s The End of the World As We Know It, Bookworms! I feel fine. How about you? It’s no secret that post-apocalyptic fiction is my jam, so I was pretty excited when Annabel Smith contacted me about checking out her new book The Ark. You might recognize Annabel’s name as one of the founders of the Six Degrees of Separation meme. Annabel and I bonded over the fact that her… Read more »

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Sad Robot Stories by Mason Johnson

Sad Robot Stories by Mason Johnson

Greetings, Bookworms! You know how I’m always rattling on and on about books and how you should read them? Sometimes I actually take other people’s advice. Really. I listen when you give me suggestions, I promise. Case in point. A few weeks ago I put together an Idiosyncratic Lit List dedicated to robot stories. When I posed the question at the end of the post as to what I’m missing… Read more »

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The Office of Mercy by Ariel Djanikian

The Office of Mercy by Ariel Djanikian

Howdy Bookworms, You know how much I love a good dystopian novels, right? ESPECIALLY when they can stand on their own and not foist a trilogy upon me. (This ended well, PLEASE, don’t trilogy me!) A while back I received an email from Penguin (my favorite publisher, for obvious reasons) offering me a copy of The Office of Mercy by Ariel Djanikian in exchange for an honest review. Despite my love of penguins… Read more »

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Archetype by MD Waters

Archetype by MD Waters

How Goes it Bookworms? I’m doing just fine myself. You know. Not having been bought, sold, or otherwise manhandled has made my life pretty darn sweet. I’ve always been a pretty big fan of my basic human rights not being violated. I’m not sure what it says about me as a person that I really dig dystopian fiction, because they are all up in the human rights violations. A few… Read more »

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I Don’t Even Want to Go There! (Top Ten Tuesday)

I Don’t Even Want to Go There! (Top Ten Tuesday)

Greetings Bookworms, It’s Tuesday and the ladies of The Broke and the Bookish have a fabulous topic for us today. They’ve asked us to list out societies we’d never want to live in and/or characters we’d never want to trade places with. Dystopias and post-apocalyptic novels are some of my favorite books, so I’m really excited! Let’s get to listing, shall we? 1. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (my review):… Read more »

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Solomon The Peacemaker by Hunter Welles

Solomon The Peacemaker by Hunter Welles

Hiya Bookworms, A few weeks back I ran across a review for a book that piqued my interest. Monika from A Lovely Bookshelf on the Wall posted a review of a very cool sounding dystopian book called Solomon the Peacemaker by Hunter Welles. I love a good dystopia, so I made my way over to NetGalley to ask nicely for an advanced copy. *Full Disclosure: I received a copy of this book… Read more »

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Allegiant by Veronica Roth

Allegiant by Veronica Roth

Howdy, Bookworms! Last month I read Divergent and Insurgent by Veronica Roth. I, along with thousands of other greedy readers, waited in anticipation for the final installment of the series, Allegiant to be released. I’ve been toying with the idea of how to put this review together while still avoiding spoilers, so I’m going to do my best. I will not be spoiling this book specifically, but if you haven’t read the other books, there… Read more »

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