A Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes Prequel to the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins Dystopian * * * Stars (Pretty good) This prequel to the Hunger Games series introduces young Coriolanus Snow (who later becomes the President of Panem), struggling to maintain his family’s standing in the Capital while contending with hunger and poverty and the political machinations of his rivals. As part of his education, Snow and his classmates are given an assignment to … Read more
Matched Matched #1 by Ally Condie Dystopian Romance Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Set in a dystopian society, the main character lives in a world where nothing is left up to chance. Everything is chosen for her and people live under the illusion that all is perfect. When the main character is “matched” at the age of 18, she finds that she is actually matched with 2 people! One she knows … Read more
Uglies Uglies #1 by Scott Westerfeld Dystopian Science Fiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) Tally is almost sixteen and she can’t wait. In a couple of weeks she will have the “pretty” operation that will turn her from an ugly into a beautiful pretty. As a pretty, Tally will be sent to a high-tech paradise where her only job is to have fun. Tally’s new friend Shay doesn’t want to become a … Read more
Marked by Laura Williams McCaffrey Dystopian Graphic Novel Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) 16-year-old Lyla lives in a controlled society where only the smartest students will live in the wealth and strive in life. She gets caught cheating and she gets tattooed for doing this as a criminal. She gets offered a rare chance to redeem herself, but must betray the people she loves. I really liked this because it showed adventure and … Read more
Catching Fire Hunger Games #2 by Suzanne Collins Dystopia Science Fiction Suspense Thriller Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) After having a terrifying experience Katniss is trying to get back on her feet. That’s till they are dragged back to the games. I liked this book because we were able to see her real pain.
The Elite Selection #2 Dystopian Romance Review #1 * Star (A waste of time!) This is my second book review for Kiera Cass’s series, The Selection. The Elite continues with America Singer who finds herself among the Elite, the final six contestants competing for the chance to marry Prince Maxon. Although America realizes her feelings for Maxon, she also realizes she still has feelings for her first love, Aspen. America also questions whether she will … Read more
The One Selection series #3 by Kiera Cass Adventure Dystopian Romance Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) The Selection series is a book series that perfectly blends The Hunger Games with The Bachelor. It’s a romance cake with an icing of adventure and sprinkles of dystopia. One might say that the book would’ve been a hodge podge that wouldn’t blend together nicely, but I definitely recommend this book to any other teen … Read more
The Giver The Giver Quartet #1 by Lois Lowry Dystopian Science Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) A boy named Jonas is chosen as a Receiver at the Ceremony of 12, and begins his training. He is a little frightful because he will have to feel pain, and in his community there is no pain, no feelings, and no color! When The Giver starts to teach him feelings, he realizes that … Read more