Tag: dystopian and utopian

Ink and Bone

Ink and Bone

My Review Ink and Bone is the first book in the new Great Library series and it is such an interesting premise, rewriting history in a way that is absolutely intense for anyone who truly loves the written word. In this world, knowledge, or too much of it, is seen as almost a disease, the foundation of ruin […]

Posted 7 July 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

Extras

Extras

My Review Extras is the unexpected final book in the Uglies series, following what was originally touted as a trilogy.  The series is set in a dystopian future in which the ideas of beauty and conformity are the central ideals of the society.  This book takes place a few years after Tally’s story ended and centers on Aya […]

Posted 4 June 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

Specials

Specials

My Review I have such mixed emotions about this book.  It was originally supposed to be the final book in a trilogy, although there is now a fourth book in which Tally appears as a non-central character.  So, even though this ended up not being the final book, it is really the final book in […]

Posted 1 June 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

Pretties

Pretties

My Review I truly love this series!  The world is a dystopian society based on the ideals of beauty.  It is a society that redefined beauty as a conforming concept, a society in which everyone’s entire worth is based on their beauty.  The fact that beauty is a manufactured ideal, rather than natural, is of […]

Posted 30 May 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

Uglies

Uglies

My Review My favorite thing about dystopian fiction is their ability to give me a different perspective on our world, culture, and society.  Dystopian novels push me to really consider the world that we live in and see a little bit of our reality in the dystopian world, to see the potential for what our world could […]

Posted 28 May 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

End of Days

End of Days

My Review End of Days is the final book in this amazing series, and I am sad to see it end, so much so that now I have my son reading it so we can talk about it!!  The conclusion was everything I wanted it to be. It begins just after World After ends and so much has […]

Posted 27 May 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

World After

World After

My Review I love that this series uses angels less as a symbol of traditional religious mythology, but more as supernatural creatures with their own motivations.  And in this book, we get a lot of answers to questions from the first book, but also have all kinds of new questions.  It isn’t quite as action-packed […]

Posted 26 May 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

Angelfall

Angelfall

My Review This is one of those books that I have had on my mental “to be read” piles for a long time.  I had heard lots of wonderful things about it, but it just took me awhile to get through my rather lengthy queue to get to it.  And now that I have read […]

Posted 25 May 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

The Kill Order

The Kill Order

My Review The Kill Order is the first prequel to The Maze Runner series, soon to be followed by The Fever Code.  This book takes place 13 years prior to the events of The Maze Runner and, although I have read many reviews that expressed disappointment because of the lack of connection between this book and the trilogy, but […]

Posted 13 April 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments

The Death Cure

The Death Cure

My Review The Death Cure… the end to a series that I really enjoyed.  And I did enjoy this book, although I am still not sure how I feel about the conclusion!! I have mixed feelings, but I have to wonder if perhaps that is exactly how the author meant us to feel.  These books […]

Posted 12 April 2015 by Kim in Book Review / 0 Comments