Genre: Dystopian

Review: Mercury Striking – Rebecca Zanetti

Review: Mercury Striking – Rebecca Zanetti

Mercury Striking is a very powerful dystopia suspense novel, where most technology is down, and what is left of humanity is fighting against a horrible bacteria for survival. Fast paced, filled with suspense and distrust, Mercury Striking is among the best dystopia novels I have ever had the pleasure to read! Zanetti managed her world building by sharing the characters’ knowledge little by little, and in this bleak universe, only the very strong and courageous will be able to keep on going. Lynne Harmony has been on the run for a few months, with only one goal in mind – find a way to help people live with the virus without becoming senseless Rippers in the process. And to do […]

Posted 3 February, 2016 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 27 Comments
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Review: Their Fractured Light – Amy Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Review: Their Fractured Light – Amy Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Their Fractured Light definitely brings the Starbound story full circle. And it’s a story of true hope, hope for humankind, for love, and for faith. I think I really needed this kind of story right now, too. Where choices are important, and where making the right choice can be the most difficult situation of them all. My Their Fractured Light review: The whole Starbound series has had me completely starstruck! This dystopia set several hundred years in the future, and where some of the characters have had to make some very difficult choices brought many important issues to my mind. In Their Fractured Light, the main characters from the prior books were all present, as were Sofia and Gideon whom […]

Posted 10 December, 2015 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 14 Comments
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Review: Angelfall – Susan Ee

Review: Angelfall – Susan Ee

Angelfall is a dystopian story in which angels aren’t necessarily the good guys, and where Penryn has to use all her wit and cunning to survive. My Angelfall review: This whole story was dark and disturbing – but still delicious if that makes any sense at all. Penryn is a very strong young woman; she has had to be for years before the attack. With her mom conversing with demons and her little sister Paige in a wheel chair, Penryn had to be the responsible party of her family after her dad took off. The angels in this story are so scary and mean it seems like they all hail from hell rather than from heaven – all except Raffe, […]

Posted 4 September, 2015 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 18 Comments
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Review: The Stars Never Rise – Rachel Vincent

Review: The Stars Never Rise – Rachel Vincent

Quite fast paced, and set in a very bleak future, The Stars Never Rise is a solid start to Vincent’s new series. My The Stars Never Rise review: At the beginning of The Stars Never Rise, I thought the story had similarities to one of my favorite urban fantasy series Downside Ghosts. Because the it is set in the future, after a big battle, and the church now rules the remaining humans. Nina, the main character, goes to school, and wants to enter the church to become a teacher. However, she also often breaks the rules – even if most of the time that is to keep herself and her younger sister Mellie alive – and she lies by omission […]

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Review: World After – Susan Ee

Review: World After – Susan Ee

Darker and more twisted than Angelfall, World After took me into a very strange universe, in which Penryn had to prove herself again and again. My World After review: World After has a very different feel to it than Angelfall, too, whereas there was desperation and fights, as well as hope in Angelfall, here, the desperation is darker and has a deadly edge to it. Penryn is just as strong as I remembered, though, even when she has doubts about her own capabilities. While Penryn and her mom and sister were much the same way I thought they would be, some of the secondary characters I had already met didn’t seem to have the same kind of presence here, and […]

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Blogtour Review: The Body Electric – Beth Revis

Blogtour Review: The Body Electric – Beth Revis

Welcome to my stop on The Body Electric tour hosted by Xpresso Booktours. I have my review and some favorite quotes to share, and there’s also a tour-wide giveaway from today until January 26th. My The Body Electric review: Ella is a young girl who has lost so much already, her dad died in an explosion, and her mom is terminally ill. Every night, Ella has very strange dreams, in which she finds herself with her father, and more often than not, he tells her something important, up until the point when Ella realizes that her dream is in fact not real. The Body Electric starts out really strong, I am drawn into Ella’s dreams and reality, and I want […]

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Review: Golden Son – Pierce Brown

Review: Golden Son – Pierce Brown

I don’t even know where to start! Golden Son is fast-paced awesomeness, danger, brutality, chess-play, intrigues and deadly battles. My Golden Son review: Golden Son starts two years after the end of Red Rising, and it’s obvious from the start that much has happened in Darrow’s life in the meantime. The readers are brought into the midst of the action, on a space-ship where there is either a big victory to be won, or a loss so bad it might be impossible to recover from. The pace is more or less at break-neck speed through-out the story, and that really goes well with the plot and the characters and all that’s at stake in Golden Son. The intrigue in Golden […]

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Review: This Night so Dark – Amie Kaufmann and Meagan Spooner

Review: This Night so Dark – Amie Kaufmann and Meagan Spooner

This Night so Dark is the perfect novella to help fans stay patient while waiting for This Shattered World. There is more Tarver, a little Lilac, and a lot of intrigue and mystery. My This Night so Dark review: Showing both a little of what happened with Tarver and Lilac after the ending of These Broken Stars, and also some of the events that lead up to their meeting was good. Seeing the way Tarver had moved up in the military, and the way he treated the soldiers under him, as well as his quick wit and fast assessment of difficult and potentially dangerous situations made me love him even more. And the way his nightmares woke Lilac, and the […]

Posted 28 November, 2014 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 12 Comments
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Review: Shadowmaster – Susan Krinard

Review: Shadowmaster – Susan Krinard

*I received a free ARC of Shadowmaster from Harlequin via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* Shadowmaster is an exciting and well executed dystopian / paranormal story where the female lead is a dhampir who knows how to fight dirty! My Shadowmaster review: Phoenix has been part of a more or less secret government organization since she was a child. She is neither totally human, nor totally vampire, thus those around her see her as different, and maybe a threat. She has one good friend at the Aegis, though, but when she’s sent on an important mission, she has to go on her own. She needs to find Drakon in the outskirts of the city, and she has to […]

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Blogtour Review: Carrier (The Line #1) – Anne Tibbets

Blogtour Review: Carrier (The Line #1) – Anne Tibbets

*I received a free ARC of Carrier from Xpresso Booktours in exchange of an honest review* Welcome to my stop on the Carrier blogtour! I have several things to share with you, my review, some of my favorite quotes, and an international giveaway. My Carrier Review: The Carrier is set in a dark, mysterious futuristic world, and the dystopian society is very creepy. The story is relevant, and it points out what is not going so well in our current society as well. Naya is a very strong female protagonist, she has been through hell, working from a very young age, then sold to The Line once she hit puberty, she has been forced to be a prostitute for the […]

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