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Legend (Legend, #1)
really liked it
This dystopian adventure is set in a decaying Los Angeles, part of the Republic, a totalitarian country that has broken from the United States at some ...more
Jan 03, 2012
Jan 04, 2012
Enclave (Razorland, #1)
liked it
It's nice that the blurb on the cover of the book says, "For fans of The Hunger Games," but I'd say that this title smacks more of City of Ember and T ...more
Jun 09, 2011
Jun 09, 2011
Ship Breaker (Ship Breaker, #1)
it was amazing
I loved this unique story set in the Gulf Coast in a future when that coast is completely re-shaped and the society is also re-shaped to scavenge and ...more
Jul 30, 2010
Jul 24, 2010
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2)
it was amazing
Picking up shortly after Katniss and Peeta have returned home from the Hunger Games, this sequel turns political as the districts begin to rebel again ...more
Jul 09, 2009
Jul 06, 2009
it was amazing
I call this one "cheerful dystopia" - ha! Whatever that means! This is the story of a family of kids who are left to fend for themselves when their pa ...more
Jul 07, 2010
Jul 13, 2010
The Selection (The Selection, #1)
really liked it
Really fun fluff - a mix of the Bachelor and dystopian fiction.
May 20, 2013
May 20, 2013
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
it was amazing
Okay, maybe I shouldn't give this one 5 stars, exactly, but it's fabulous - definitely 4.5. A great survival story with a post-apocolyptic twist.

Jun 2008
May 05, 2008
The Forest of Hands and Teeth (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, #1)
it was amazing
I read this in one day, dropping every pressing thing that needed doing, so lost was I in this fully realized and engrossing world. Vampires are so ye ...more
May 26, 2009
May 20, 2009
The Compound (The Compound, #1)
really liked it
Eli and his family live in a compound underground where they fled five years ago to avoid a nuclear holocaust. Life in the compound is not as boring a ...more
Jul 2008
Jun 26, 2008
Divergent (Divergent, #1)
it was amazing
I don't remember where I read my first rave about this book - it still isn't released for over a month, but the ARC is being passed from hand to ecsta ...more
Mar 26, 2011
Mar 26, 2011
Truancy (Truancy, #1)
it was ok
Hmmmm...what to even say about this book. It makes me want to start a rant about novels written by teens that are heavily tauted and given lots of buz ...more
Jul 22, 2008
Jun 26, 2008
Little Brother (Little Brother, #1)
it was amazing
Today's 9/11 and I just finished reading this super-scary/realistic new teen novel. It's all about some teens living in San Francisco in the not too d ...more
Sep 11, 2008
Sep 08, 2008
Crossed (Matched, #2)
liked it
While I don't think this is the best dystopian trilogy out there, what I loved about this second volume is that it truly took readers out into Condie' ...more
May 26, 2011
May 27, 2011
liked it
This is a kinda slow-paced kidnapping thriller set in the future where American society is even more divided by class and the poor kidnap the rich to ...more
Feb 05, 2009
Feb 04, 2009
Material Girls
liked it
A well-balanced combo of fashion fluff & deeper issues like unions, garment workers, and celebrity make this an incredibly appealing and quick rea ...more
Apr 25, 2015
Apr 25, 2015
The Unnameables
it was amazing
I loved this book for all the same reasons I loved City of Ember: isolated world, utilitarianism, questionable elders leading the city, and unexpected ...more
Apr 16, 2009
Apr 16, 2009
The Giver (The Giver, #1)
it was amazing
I had never read this award winner and it was time. I listened to the audiobook and was so captivated by the story that I had to stop everything else ...more
Mar 10, 2012
Mar 29, 2012
Omega Place
it was ok
In England, there are cameras on every corner, one for every 14 citizens. They say a person is captured on film 300 times a day. Big Brother is defini ...more
Mar 13, 2008
Mar 07, 2008
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3)
really liked it
Is this a satisfying conclusion to the outstanding trilogy? Yes. Is it a really great read? Not so very much. I like where Collins went with some thin ...more
Aug 29, 2010
Aug 24, 2010
Beyond The Mask (The Grassland Trilogy, #3)
it was ok
So here I had so anxiously awaited the U.S. release of this final book and once I read it, I had an inkling of why the release was delayed. Not such a ...more
Sep 11, 2010
Aug 30, 2010
The Testing (The Testing, #1)
liked it
A blatant rip-off mix of Hunger Games and Divergent, yet still compelling and adventurous enough to be engaging.
Mar 22, 2013
Mar 21, 2013
The Enemy (The Enemy, #1)
liked it
While well-written and fast-paced, this one just wasn't my cup of tea.
May 04, 2010
Apr 26, 2010
Ashes (Ashes Trilogy, #1)
really liked it
It's hard to describe exactly what this fast-paced thriller is: dystopia? science fiction? survival story? zombies...or are they? What it is for sure ...more
Aug 24, 2011
Aug 17, 2011
Escape the Mask (The Grassland Trilogy, #1)
it was amazing
Great first volume in an upcoming trilogy...volume 2 just came out too. I'm a little tired to actually review it, but I did run to my computer and pla ...more
Sep 17, 2008
Jun 27, 2008
The Diamond of Darkhold (Book of Ember, #4)
really liked it
A truly satisfying conclusion to the series. This is a story about Doon and Lina and the people of Ember, unlike the last book. I don't want to give a ...more
Jul 07, 2008
Jun 16, 2008
Beneath the Mask (The Grassland Trilogy, #2)
really liked it
Book 2 in this trilogy is quite satisfying. I can't wait to read the conclusion. Good import!
Sep 24, 2008
Sep 23, 2008
Matched (Matched, #1)
liked it
This was an enjoyable dystopian romance but did not have a lot of weight to make it outstanding.
Jul 17, 2010
Jul 13, 2010
liked it
Sep 20, 2012
Sep 19, 2012
The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking, #1)
Jan 27, 2009
Jan 11, 2009
Thumped (Bumped, #2)
it was ok
May 13, 2012
May 15, 2012
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