Genre: Dystopian

Review: Perfect Lies – Kiersten White

Review: Perfect Lies – Kiersten White

*I received a free ARC of Perfect Lies from HarperCollins UK Children’s via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* Perfect Lies is the perfect title for this second installment in the Mind Games series, because in order to survive, both Fia and Annie have to lie seamlessly. And they still have to figure out exactly whom they can trust and who will throw them to the wolves. My Perfect Lies Review: Perfect Lies starts up right after the ending of Mind Games, and it is even more exciting, because Fia has finally gotten a plan, one that involves getting Annie out of school. The plan, of course is intercepted by Annie, who wonders what will truly happen to her, […]

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Review: Mind Games – Kiersten White

Review: Mind Games – Kiersten White

Mind Games is a great start to Kiersten White’s new series with the same name! Strange powers, dystopian society, two young girls who have to stick together to survive… My Mind Games Review: After their parents’ death, Fia and Annie were first taken in by their aunt, until a school came with a very tempting offer to Annie. Blind, Annie could only see when she had visions, and the first she had was of their parents crashing their car and dying. This is how the mysterious school found out about her, but they are soon even more interested by Fia, who is adamant Annie shouldn’t move in and start her education. The atmosphere was no good, and Fia’s instincts make […]

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Review: The Immortal Crown (Age of X #2) – Richelle Mead

Review: The Immortal Crown (Age of X #2) – Richelle Mead

*I received a free ARC of The Immortal Crown from Dutton Adult in exchange of an honest review* The Immortal Crown lets the readers know Mae a lot better, and seeing how different Gods are wooing her makes her seem more human, in a way, and more likable. Therefore, the story here is much better than Gameboard of the Gods in my opinion, and there are several reasons for this. One reason is that the world makes more sense in The Immortal Crown, and since Age of X is set in an epic fantasy world, it is easy to understand why the second book makes more sense. I also enjoyed Mae and Justin both more in The Immortal Crown than […]

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#COYER Review: The Forever Song (Blood of Eden #3) – Julie Kagawa

#COYER Review: The Forever Song (Blood of Eden #3) – Julie Kagawa

*I received a free ARC of The Forever Song from Harlequin TEEN via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* The Forever Song is devastating, gripping, epic, strong and dark. The perfect ending to the Blood of Eden series, it made me cry (yes I love to feed Ms. Kagawa’s muse – I’m wondering where I should send my tears!) and cheer, it made my heart almost beat all the way out of my chest, and I believe my eyes almost fell out as well. Beware – tissues are needed in plenty, but my oh my, what a ride! Some of the most amazing plot-twists I have ever had the pleasure to read appeared in The Forever Song, and I […]

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Review: Ignite Me (Shatter Me #3) – Tahereh Mafi

Review: Ignite Me (Shatter Me #3) – Tahereh Mafi

Ignite Me inspired me, so my review will be a poem, an acrostic poem to share with you, this way, I won’t spoil anything at all but still show my undivided appreciation of the beautiful prose, the character growth and the incredible story. Ignite Me is strong, yet not sure Graceful, ruthless and full of fight Nurtured and loved Incredibly steamy, and lovely as hell Trustworthy, flippant and new Extremely ready for change Meaningful and full of heart Entangled for life and beyond Ignite Me is a beautiful ending to a beautiful trilogy, and even if my little poem can’t do it justice, I just felt like writing something in a different kind of prose as a kind of dedication […]

Posted 18 February, 2014 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 24 Comments
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Review: Red Rising (Red Rising Trilogy #1) – Pierce Brown

Review: Red Rising (Red Rising Trilogy #1) – Pierce Brown

Red Rising is a well-woven story set on Mars, in a dystopian society, where the readers follow Darrow from the mines where he extracts precious helium 3 to help the population from earth to come and colonize the red planet. The Reds working and living deep inside of Mars have little food, and everything is done to make sure the clans do not band together with each other – only staying with their own. Many things are forbidden, but not many people dare to rise and try to make things better. When Eo brings her husband to a secret place she’s found, a place that is fully terraformed already, Darrow has no idea what she means when she tells him […]

Posted 20 January, 2014 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 23 Comments
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Review: Allegiant (Divergent #3) – Veronica Roth

Review: Allegiant (Divergent #3) – Veronica Roth

I saw some pretty negative star-ratings of Allegiant before I got the time to read it myself, and while I understand where those reviewers were coming from completely, I was actually amazed with this ending to a dystopian trilogy like Divergent, because I thought it really took guts to write it the way Ms. Roth did. I loved seeing how lost Tobias, Tris and their friends were once the factions were completely disbanded in their city. The way they didn’t know which way to turn, and how Tobias was torn between his mother and Tris, and he is the one with the most hesitations, from the beginning to the end. Tris and Tobias managed to leave the city behind, through […]

Posted 31 October, 2013 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 0 Comments
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Blogtour and Review: Sanctuary – Pauline Creeden

Blogtour and Review: Sanctuary – Pauline Creeden

*I received a free ARC of Sanctuary from IFB Blog Tours in exchange of an honest review* When I read the blurb for Sanctuary, and the bio Pauline Creeden has on her web page, I was intrigued! I don’t read a lot of Christian themed stories, but the few I have read, I have appreciated, and I thought I’d enjoy the inclusion of biblical stories in a young adult dystopian. Sanctuary is about a main character whose name is Jennie, she is nineteen, and at the beginning of the book she’s quite self-involved, as a lot of late teens can be. Even after aliens arrive at Earth, with most of the water poisoned, and one third of the population dead, […]

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Review: Unravel Me (Shatter Me #2) – Tahereh Mafi

Review: Unravel Me (Shatter Me #2) – Tahereh Mafi

Unravel Me picks up just after Shatter Me finished, and Juliette has a little bit of trouble fitting in. After being shunned for so long, and then in isolation for years, she feels as if everybody is just waiting for her to screw up so they can throw her out in the cold again. She can’t believe there is truly somewhere she can belong, and when Adam starts acting strangely, she thinks it is truly the beginning of the end. When Castle tells Juliette she has to take the first step, and make some friends, she wonders how he can be so smart, and yet so naive all at the same time. Adam is really happy to be at Omega […]

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Review: Destroy Me (Shatter Me #1.5) – Tahereh Mafi

Review: Destroy Me (Shatter Me #1.5) – Tahereh Mafi

Destroy Me picks up right after Shatter Me, and it is all written in Warner’s point of view. If you haven’t read my review, you don’t know that I really hated Warner in Shatter Me – he hardly even seemed human. A stone-cold heart, only using others to get more power, killing people on a whim, wanting to use Juliette against her own will… I could go on and on. Then, I picked up Destroy Me, and wow. I realized that Warner might have a soul, that the way he is now has everything to do with the way he was raised, and that while he first wanted to use Juliette for nefarious reasons, he actually fell in love with […]

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