Review · Science Fiction · Young Adult

Wither by Lauren DeStefano

Series: The Chemical Garden Trilogy, #1 Publisher: Simon & Schuster BFYR Pub. Date: 2011 Genre: Dystopian YA, Romance Pages: 358 Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars Designer babies became the norm when the scientists discovered how to make a baby that would have a long lifespan and be immune to most illnesses, including cancer. The… Continue reading Wither by Lauren DeStefano

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Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Synopsis from the Inside Cover: Mare Barrow’s world is divided by blood—those with red and those with silver. Mare and her family are lowly Reds, destined to serve the Silver elite whose supernatural abilities make them nearly gods. Mare steals what she can to help her family survive, but when her best friend is conscripted… Continue reading Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

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The Pandora Chronicles: Book 1 by Ryan Attard

Synopsis from Goodreads: A nomadic alien species found itself trapped on a new-born Earth billions of years ago. And they were here just long enough to leave a legacy behind – buried in our DNA. 1713 – Captain Jack Finnegan’s remarkable success as a pirate and privateer turns out to be something much deeper. He’ll… Continue reading The Pandora Chronicles: Book 1 by Ryan Attard

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Branded by Abi Ketner & Missy Kalicicki

Synopsis from Goodreads: Fifty years ago The Commander came into power and murdered all who opposed him. In his warped mind, the seven deadly sins were the downfall of society. To punish the guilty, he created the Hole, a place where sinners are branded according to their sins. Sinners are forced to live a less… Continue reading Branded by Abi Ketner & Missy Kalicicki

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Crewel by Gennifer Albin

Synopsis from the Author’s Website: Incapable. Awkward. Artless.  That’s what the other girls whisper behind her back. But sixteen-year-old Adelice Lewys has a secret: She wants to fail. Gifted with the ability to weave time with matter, she’s exactly what the Guild is looking for, and in the world of Arras, being chosen to work… Continue reading Crewel by Gennifer Albin

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Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry

Lois Lowry’s Gathering Blue (the second book in The Giver Quartet) is about Kira, the two-syllable orphan with a twisted leg, who is spared by the all-powerful Council of Guardians. They want to use her gift of weaving to be the “designer of the future” (179) once she has completed re-threading the Singer’s Robe. My friend chided… Continue reading Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry

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Relic by Heather Terrell

Synopsis via Goodreads The truth will test you… For fans of Game of Thrones and The Hunger Games: high fantasy and dystopia meet in this high-stakes tale of a civilization built on lies and the girl who single-handedly brings it down. When Eva’s twin brother, Eamon, falls to his death just a few months before… Continue reading Relic by Heather Terrell

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Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Insurgent by Veronica Roth is the second novel in the Divergent trilogy. This is the synopsis of the novel, which you can find on the cover: One choice can transform you—or it can destroy you. But every choice has consequences, and as unrest surges in the factions all around her, Tris Prior must continue trying… Continue reading Insurgent by Veronica Roth