Wednesday, May 28th 2014

Review: Quarantine: The Loners by Lex Thomas

12620969Title: The Loners

Author: Lex Thomas

Publisher: Edgmont

Publication Date: July 2012

Genre: Young Adult Dystopia

Series or Stand Alone: Series Book One

 

 

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Monday, April 14th 2014

Review: In The Age of Love and Chocolate by Gabrielle Zevin

17261147Title: In The Age of Love And Chocolate

Author: Gabrielle Zevin

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Publication Date: October 2013

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

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Thursday, March 6th 2014

Review: Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken

16150830Title: Never Fade

Author: Alexandra Bracken

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Publication Date: October 2013

Genre: Young Adult Fiction/Dystopia, Fantasy

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Wednesday, November 27th 2013

Review: Allegiant by Veronica Roth

17383918Title: Allegiant

Author: Veronica Roth

Publisher: Harper Collins/Katherine Tegen

Publication Date: October 2013

Genre: Young Adult Fiction/Dystopia

Series or Stand Alone: Series, Book Three Continue Reading →

Monday, October 21st 2013

Review: Countdown by Michelle Rowan

17622950Title: Countdown

Author: Michelle Rowan

Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Publication Date: October 2013

Genre: Young Adult/ Sci-Fi, Fantasy

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Thursday, September 5th 2013

Review: Not A Drop To Drink by Mindy McGinnis

13112869Title: Not A Drop To Drink

Author: Mindy McGinnis

Publisher: Harper Collins

Publication Date: September 2013

Genre: Young Adult Fiction/Dystopian

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Monday, July 15th 2013

Review: Viral Nation by Shaunta Grimes

Title: Viral Nation

Author: Shaunta Grimes

Publisher: Berkley Trade

Publication Date: July 2013

Genre: Young Adult Dystopia/Sci Fi

Series or Stand Alone: Series, Book one

Synopsis can be found here.
NetGalley review.

Review:

A virus has wiped out most of the world’s population. Cities are quarantined and surviving citizens are only alive because of The Company, an organization that developed the cure.
Sixteen year old Clover wants to go to the Academy, but she is rejected and sent to work for The Company instead. Once there, she realizes that some things don’t make sense, like the death sentence she has found about her brother, West. West would never hurt or kill anyone. But the future is pre-determined, isn’t it?

Wow. I wasn’t sure what I was getting into with this one. It’s party dystopia, sci-fi, time travel all rolled into one. A friend of mine said it was good and we have similar tastes so I thought I would try it.


I’m so glad I did.
Addicting, thrilling and fun, Viral Nation twists the usual stories of dystopia and comes out with something new. Something different. The crime portion reminds me of Minority Report, time travel loops, changing the future. The dystopian aspect and the cure is scary, mostly because of the way it seems like it could be very real in today’s world. One company that designs the cure is the only company left. They are the be all end all of your new world. And what if they have it out for you?

I really enjoyed reading this book. I was happy to pick it up every time, fumbling through pages slowly, eager for the next words.

I liked learning about Clover. She’s a sympathetic and sweet character. All of the characters seem well crafted, with just a little bit of peeking at what is beneath the surface.

My only gripe- how long do I have to wait to read the next book?!


Rating 8 Cookie Worthy