Genre: Dystopian

Review: Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1) – Tahereh Mafi

Review: Shatter Me (Shatter Me #1) – Tahereh Mafi

Shatter Me is a complicated story about Juliette who can kill just by touching someone. Everybody is afraid of her, so afraid that she has been put in an asylum, completely isolated from other people, the world, fresh air and sanity. To survive, Juliette writes in her little notebook every day. She counts the cracks in the wall. She counts the seconds she is awake – sitting very still in a corner while holding on to herself. She misses human interaction, wonders if she still knows how to form words. Juliette can’t understand why she is being kept alive – she is sure death would be much better than her non-life at this point. Until one day, another bed is […]

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Review: The Testing (The Testing #1) – Joelle Charbonneau

Review: The Testing (The Testing #1) – Joelle Charbonneau

*I received a free ARC of The Testing from Houghton Mifflin Books for Children via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* The Testing starts with Cia’s graduation, and the hope that she will be selected for the testing in the Commonwealth’s capital Tosu City. Several of Cia’s friens think she’ll be chosen, even if it has been a long time since any student from Five Lakes has been chosen. When no government official shows up, Cia tries her best not to show her disappointment, her oldest brother Zeen understands exactly how she feels, though. The next day, a government official arrives, though, and he wants to see Cia and three other graduates from her class. Cia is elated when […]

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Review: The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden #2) – Julie Kagawa

Review: The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden #2) – Julie Kagawa

*I received a free ARC of The Eternity Cure from Harelquin Teen via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* The Eternity Cure starts a few months after the end of The Immortal Rules, and Allie is on a mission! She wants to make sure she can save Kanin from Sarrin’s death-grip, and follows his blood call on a whild chase through places where she’s never been before. All alone, and learning how to take care of herself, and what kind of monster she wants to be, she travels at night. Allie asks the right questions, and gets what she needs from the people who wouldn’t mind hurting her – if she was a human girl – and she’s not […]

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Review: The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden #1) – Julie Kagawa

Review: The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden #1) – Julie Kagawa

*I received a free ARC of The Immortal Rules from Harlequin Teen via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review* I don’t even know where to start in my praise for The Immortal Rules. I loved every single thing about it. The world-building was extremely well done, I could see the gritty, half-rotten buildings in my mind. I could smell the mold, and my stomach was churning with hunger. Both the character-driven story and the way the plot moved forward was expertly done as well. I felt connected to several of the characters, not only the main ones, they were well fleshed out and it was actually possible to understand their motivations. Even when I didn’t agree with their thinking, […]

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Insurgent (Divergent #2) – Veronica Roth

Insurgent (Divergent #2) – Veronica Roth

Insurgent is a great continuation of Divergent. The characters continue to make sense, and we learn more about the society and why it became the way it is. I loved this book, the way Four and Tris had to deal with the aftermath of the huge simulation war, and wondering what was going to happen next was exciting and kept me firmly attached to my kindle for the whole narrative. Their little stay at Amity was strange to say the least, and Tris had to find out the hard way how things were always seemingly so peaceful there. Again, I love how Tris and Four continue to go to each other to feel reassured, even if they are also both […]

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