DEV1AT3 by Jay Kristoff My rating: 4 of 5 stars Deviate (Dev1at3) is the second book in the Lifelike (Lifel1k3) series by Jay Kristoff. I loved the first book and how it was this really intriguing sci-fi Anastasia retelling. That being said, this book felt very different than the first one and if you haven't… Continue reading Deviate – Jay Kristoff
Unwind by Neal Shusterman My rating: 4 of 5 stars Unwind is a horrifying dystopian novel that you just can't look away from. In a near future, the pro-choice and pro-life camps have come to a head and neither side can be satisfied. As a result, a devastating war breaks out and the only way… Continue reading Unwind – Neal Shusterman
War Storm by Victoria Aveyard My rating: 4 of 5 stars War Storm is the fourth and final book in the Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard. In this book, the main characters face the final battles to determine the future of Norta. Mare puts her heart on the backburner and dedicates herself to the… Continue reading War Storm – Victoria Aveyard
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King's Cage by Victoria Aveyard My rating: 4 of 5 stars King’s Cage is the third book in the Red Queen series, but not the final book in the installment. I highly suggest that you read the first two books before this one, otherwise you will be incredibly confused. The overall premise of the series… Continue reading King’s Cage – Victoria Aveyard
The Separation by Stormy Corrin Russell My rating: 3 of 5 stars The Separation is a very quick read. There isn't much time spent developing and explaining the world at the beginning, rather the author gives the reader a quick overview and occasionally adds details throughout the course of the novel. While the premise isn't… Continue reading The Separation – Stormy Corrin Russel
Requiem by Lauren Oliver My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars Requiem switches between Hana's and Lena's points-of-view. It gives us perspectives of the world and its current events through the eyes of a girl in the Wilds and one in society. Hana has chosen her path and it is different from Lena's. The action comes… Continue reading Requiem – Lauren Oliver
Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver My rating: 4 of 5 stars My reaction at the end of the book: I just can't. I didn't think that it was possible to end the second book with a bigger reveal/cliffhanger than Delirium - but Lauren Oliver shocked me. She slipped a little comment in that immediately made you… Continue reading Pandemonium – Lauren Oliver
Wonderfully well-written novel that I highly recommend to young adult/teen readers even if they don't normally read dystopian style novels. There are only one or two instances of a curse word being used and no inappropriate scenes detailed. This is a very enjoyable read that will keep you up into the wee hours of the morning.