Tag: dystopia

Review: An Ember in the Ashes, Sabaa Tahir

Review: An Ember in the Ashes, Sabaa Tahir

– A very compelling story in a harsh but interesting world. I just found the level of violence a bit high, especially towards children. There has been a lot of hype surrounding the release of this book, so I was very excited to read it. Unfortunately, I didn’t enjoy it as… Read more »

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Review: Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean, Kirsty Murray

Review: Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean, Kirsty Murray

Eat the Sky, Drink the Ocean is a collection of short, speculative stories written and illustrated by Australian and Indian authors. Some are collaborations, while others were written independently. There are several stories that use pictures but most are in the usual short story format. Some of the Aussie authors… Read more »

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Review: The Mime Order, Samantha Shannon

Review: The Mime Order, Samantha Shannon

Click here and listen to a clip from the audio book edition, from audible.com! The Mime Order is the second book in the series that started with The Bone Season. I’ve tried to avoid spoilers for the first one but you might like to read my review of that book instead…. Read more »

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Review: Captive, Aimée Carter

Review: Captive, Aimée Carter

In a future United States, the rich upper classes live in luxury while the underclasses suffer. Kitty has been Masked – her appearance surgically changed to look exactly like the Prime Minister’s niece, Lila Hart. She is living a life of luxury and comfort, but secretly helping the Blackcoats plan… Read more »

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Review: The Legacy, Melissa Delport

Review: The Legacy, Melissa Delport

Welcome to Tea in the Treetops’ stop on the Legacy Blog Tour! My review of the book is below, followed by an excerpt. The Legacy is an action-packed tale of one very strong and determined woman, willing to give everything to overthrow a tyrant. Unfortunately I didn’t really enjoy the… Read more »

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Review: Immortal Crown, Richelle Mead

Review: Immortal Crown, Richelle Mead

Please note, this is the second book in the Age of X series, so this review contains spoilers for the earlier books. You may prefer to check out my review of Gameboard of the Gods on this blog. I am just going to gush because  I totally love this book,… Read more »

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Review: The Forever Song, Julie Kagawa

Review: The Forever Song, Julie Kagawa

The nail-biting conclusion to the Blood of Eden trilogy that started with The Immortal Rules. This story has vampires, zombies, deadly viruses and humans struggling to survive. Please note, this is the third book in the Blood of Eden trilogy, so this review contains spoilers for the earlier books. You… Read more »

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Review: Pawn, Aimee Carter

Review: Pawn, Aimee Carter

Seventy years ago, the United States introduced a strict new regime to address overpopulation and bring order to a collapsing society – everyone undergoes a test at seventeen to assign them to a caste from I to VII. The VIIs are the ruling class – the seemingly untouchable Hart family…. Read more »

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Review: Allegiant, Veronica Roth

Review: Allegiant, Veronica Roth

This review may contain spoilers for previous books in the series.   Overview The first part of this book was great nad had me eating out of the palm of Veronica Roth’s hand. However, by the halfway point I could see where we were headed in terms of pacing and… Read more »

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Review: Allegiant, Veronica Roth

Review: Allegiant, Veronica Roth

Secrets, betrayals and a much wider world than the people of Chicago thought was possible. This final part of the Divergent trilogy promised so much, but sadly, didn’t really deliver. Please note: This review is for the third book in the Divergent trilogy and so contains spoilers for the first two… Read more »

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