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Review: California by Edan Lepucki

Creating an apocalyptic U.S. seems to be the going trend in contemporary American literature. Some of the greats have already given their contribution to the genre. Cormac McCarthy did it so beautifully in The Road. Colson Whit...

Review: CyberStorm by Matthew Mather

As of the 2012 census, there are approximately 2.1 million farms in the entire United States, versus 8.3 million people living in New York City alone! It’s obvious that America has become a nation that expects to be taken...

For Those in Peril on the Sea, Colin M. Drysdale

Eternal Father strong to save Whose arm has bound the restless wave Who bids the mighty ocean deep O hear us when we cry to Thee For those in Peril on the sea Can you imagine leaving port one sunny day on some rich person’...

Review: Boneshaker by Cherie Priest

Well known authors H.G. Wells  and Jules Verne can be counted as  the godfathers of Steampunk. Over the past decade, the science fiction sub-genre of Steampunk has become mainstream and is gathering quite a fantastical followin...

Review: The Registry by Shannon Stoker

The Registry saved America after a series of wars and conflicts left the country shattered. Women are valued above men, with daughters being the ideal outcome of a marriage. From a young age, daughters are priced for marriage. ...
 
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The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson

The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson is set in futuristic Brazil, in the coastal city of Palmares Três. Palmares Três is a matriarchal society, ruled by a queen and governed by a body of women known as Aunties. A new king is...
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divergent veronica roth
divergent veronica roth

Review: Divergent by Veronica Roth

Beatrice "Tris" Prior must make a difficult decision between staying with her family in the Abnegation faction and switching factions. Once she makes that decision, she is sent on an intense initiation process for her chosen fa...

The Testing
The Testing
The Testing

Review: The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau

I read The Testing in a single sitting. It's that kind of book. I doubt it will get any nominations for the Pulitzer or the Printz, but that's not the point. If you're looking for a fast-paced, adrenaline-filled novel that cele...

The Handmaid’s Tale: The Perfect Book To Read In June

Three months ago, I did a post on the perfect book to read in March. And I don’t know why I stopped there! I’ve decided to keep it going and pick a well-suited book for each month to share with you. This month, it&#...

Animal Farm by George Orwell
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Animal Farm by George Orwell

Animal Farm by George Orwell

Animal Farm by George Orwell is a masterpiece of cynicism about the Russian revolution and the bourgeois versus the proleteriat. This is a true must read and if you have been putting it off for as long as I have, I recommend yo...

A Reading List of Popcorn Dystopia

Classic vs. Modern Dystopia While dystopia is not a new concept, prevalent as it is in science fiction literature during the post-nuclear era, many young adult authors are taking hold of the genre, making it lighter and using i...