Extinction of all Children by L. J. Apps | A forgettable plot and cliché tropes!

«Divergent», «The Hunger Games», «The 5th Wave», «Maze Runner» there was this period of time when authors were coming up with surprising dystopian settings. I’m always on the lookout for more interesting books set in the dystopian world, be it current or futuristic.

I was immediately intrigued by the world without children. The world tyrannized by the president that took pregnant women and their new-born babies away. My questions were: What is the reason for such anger? Or is it protectiveness of some sort? What stands behind her reasoning?

Whisperer family were good friends with President Esther a long time ago. Before she became this radical president. And it so happened that Emma, their younger daughter, is the last child in Craigluy. Every baby born after her has been murdered. What makes her special?

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Steelheart (The Reckoners #1) by Brandon Sanderson | My first Brandon Sanderson book!

2019 has been the year of firsts.

There was the first book haul of 2019, the first disappointment of 2019 and now the first book by Brandon Sanderson. It’s exciting! What else do I get to try in 2019?

I’m not sure if this series was the best one to start with. I also own the first book in the Mistborn trilogy – «The Final Empire», however comparing these two books, Steelheart is much thinner with a bigger font. Seems like an obvious book choice to me! Besides, I love dystopian settings (I’m very excited to read Scythe which is next on my reading list! Technically it’s a Utopia, but still counts).

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The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey | What makes dystopia so APPEALING

5th wave

I was 100% sure that I had already written a review for the first book in the series – «The 5th Wave». I even spent good 20 minutes searching through my blog/drafts/posts and just any document that might contain a hidden almost 2-year-old review. I found nothing!

As I just finished the second book in the series, my hands are itching to write some feedback because it was AMAZING and I LOVED IT WITH ALL MY DYSTOPIAN HEART!

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The Dark Intercept by Julia Keller | How dangerous your emotions can be?

There were a few books this year that I picked up because of their amazing-sounding Blurb.  New Earth and Old Earth, Sci-fi and Dystopian, this new perfect life where noone can ever harm you, where there are no crimes, no illnesses, no hunger. Unfortunately, it didn’t live up to my expectations.

This keeps happening to me over and over again, and I’m starting to doubt my ability to choose good books for myself. Maybe I’m being particularly picky or maybe I am making poor choices. Or the blurbs tend to lie more often than not! Continue reading “The Dark Intercept by Julia Keller | How dangerous your emotions can be?”

Review: Kill School:Slice by Karen Carr



Book: Kill School:Slice
Author: Karen Carr
Format: E-book (Kindle)
Year: 2016
Rating: ★★★★★ / 5

A dystopian Young Adult novel full of surprises and new concepts – that is what Kill School: Slice was for me, it is difficult to find words to describe and conclude what I felt while reading it. So let’s start with a small overview of the plot.

In this world no-one expects their 16th birthday, on the contrary it is a very dreadful day everyone is afraid of. “What colour will I get” is the only questions children are concerned about, “Will I get a green emerald or a blue sapphire or maybe, for the worst of cases, Will I receive red ruby?”

This futuristic society, where human DNA was modified to the point that it allowed people to live for a very long time without worrying about dying from illness or old age, which ultimately gave every person an order, a permission to kill to control the population.

Kill to live. A life for a life.

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