Category Archives: dystopian

Code Geass: Suzaku by Ichirou Ohkouchi, Goro Taniguichi, Atsuro Yomino

Code Geass Suzaku isn’t a retelling of the story from Suzaku’s viewpoint so much as an alternate history treatment. Author Ohkouchi doesn’t stick to the facts of the anime and instead changes them a little to make Suzaku a more … Continue reading

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Glitter by Aprilynne Pike

It’s hard to pinpoint what went wrong here – perhaps what we have is a melange of ‘current’ YA ideas that never really come together or make sense. There are interesting ideas but the writing and plot, characters and story … Continue reading

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Impyrium by Henry H. Neff

Some books don’t resonate with a reader and unfortunately this one never really caught my interest. The writing is strong and there is good worldbuilding. But I also felt that I had read this story before; an amalgamation of dystopian … Continue reading

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Gamescape Overworld by Emma Trevayne

Somewhere around the 10% mark, I really lost interest in the story or the characters. The book is written quite passively, with major action/events completely glossed over. The ‘game’ that has taken over the world is a generic World of … Continue reading

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Devolution by Rick Remender

Sadly, there was very little that I found to like in Devolution. We have a well worn dystopian path (Mad Max, etc.) and a really bonkers premise (remove religion from people’s brains and wars will end that instead mutates them … Continue reading

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Wanderer by Roger Davenport

I wish I could say that Wanderer added something new to the dystopian YA genre; but I have to admit that I felt that I had read variations of this story several times now. Sheltered but rebellious girl in safe … Continue reading

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Reboot by Amy Tintera

Reboot (despite a title suggesting a computer-driven futuristic sci fi) is your typical YA Dystopian: insta-luv, evil government, friend with a tombstone over her head, evil rebels, inexplicable premise, logic inconsistencies, and a unique snowflake teen girl slowly figuring out … Continue reading

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