Posts Tagged: dystopia

November 2017 books on my list

November 2017 books on my list

November 3, 2017 2017, books on my list . . . 4

I keep a list of all the books I might want to read and add to it as the year goes on. As each month comes along I create a list on my blog for others and for me to keep track of asthe months go by. I don’t buy all these books–since I already have way too many books to read and some of the new books are expensive. I’m trying to stick to a budget. I hope people reading my post may find some new books to read. I also hope these people will point me toward books I missed. November 1 A Long Way Down by Ken… Read more »

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Arena by Holly Jennings

Arena by Holly Jennings

April 5, 2016 2016, book rating, C+, Goodreads, NetGalley, New Author Challenge, New Release Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews, Science Fiction/Fantasy Bingo Reading Challenge 2

Arena by Holly Jennings Series: Unknown Genre: Science Fiction (Dystopia) Setting: 2054 Published by Ace, 2016 Format: e-Arc (Release Date: April 5) –I received a review copy of this book from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. The opinions stated here are entirely my own. 336 pages Grade: C+ Synopsis: Every week, Kali Ling fights to the death on national TV. She’s died hundreds of times. And it never gets easier…   The RAGE tournaments—the Virtual Gaming League’s elite competition where the best gamers in the world compete in a no-holds-barred fight to the digital death. Every bloody kill is broadcast to millions. Every player is a modern gladiator—leading… Read more »

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March books on my list

March books on my list

March 1, 2016 2016, books on my list . . . 8

Each month I write about the books I’ve noticed and think might be good. Sometimes they’re from favorite authors and sometimes new author strikes my fancy. I don’t buy all the books (not during the month they’re released at least)–since I already have way too many books to read. I’m trying to limit the new books I buy each month to the ones I’m going to read soon. But the list I make each month helps me not forget books. The Goodreads links help me keep track of these books. And I hope people reading my post may find some new books, too! I also hope they will point me… Read more »

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Review: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Review: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

June 27, 2015 2015, A, book rating, Goodreads, New Author Challenge, Reading Challenges, reviews 1

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline Series: None Genre: Science Fiction (Dystopia) Setting: Oklahoma City, OK and Columbus, OH, 2045 Published by Crown, 2011 E-book, purchased 375 pages Grade: A Synopsis: In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the virtual utopia known as the  OASIS. Wade’s devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world’s digital confines, puzzles that are based on their creator’s obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. When Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds… Read more »

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Review: The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

Review: The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa

June 26, 2014 2014, book rating, C, Reading Challenges, reviews 1

    The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa Series: Blood of Eden, Book 1 Genre: Young Adult Fantasy (dystopia) Published by Harlequin Teen, 2012 E-book, Purchased 485 pages Grade: C Synopsis: Allison Sekemoto survives in the Fringe, the outermost circle of a walled-in city. By day, she and her crew scavenge for food. By night, any one of them could be eaten. Some days, all that drives Allie is her hatred of them—the vampires who keep humans as blood cattle. Until the night Allie herself dies and becomes one of the monsters. Forced to flee her city, Allie must pass for human as she joins a ragged group of pilgrims… Read more »

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Review: And All the Stars by Andrea K. Höst

Review: And All the Stars by Andrea K. Höst

June 24, 2014 2014, B, book rating, reviews 5

  And All the Stars by Andrea K. Höst Series: None Genre: YA Science Fiction (post apocalyptic/dystopia) Published by Andrea K. Höst, 2012 E-book, Purchased 204 pages Grade: B Synopsis: Come for the apocalypse. Stay for cupcakes. Die for love. Madeleine Cost is working to become the youngest person ever to win the Archibald Prize for portraiture. Her elusive cousin Tyler is the perfect subject: androgynous, beautiful, and famous. All she needs to do is pin him down for the sittings. None of her plans factored in the Spires: featureless, impossible, spearing into the hearts of cities across the world – and spraying clouds of sparkling dust into the wind…. Read more »

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