Category Archives: dystopian

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins

Taking place 64 years before the events in the first Hunger Games novel (and featuring the 10th Hunger Game), this book only includes two people from the original trilogy: Coriolanus Snow and his cousin Tigris (the genetically altered woman who … Continue reading

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The Promised Neverland Volume 15 by Kaiu Shirai, Posuka Demizu

It’s amazing that after 15 volumes, we are still reading interesting revelations – ones that were clearly written into the story from the beginning. Also interesting are the new choices the children will have to make concerning collateral damage; in … Continue reading

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Rebel by Marie Lu

Although it felt that the last book ended in an appropriate place, I was still receptive to another book in the series. Unfortunately, I don’t feel this is the book we wanted or the series needed. Most problematic for Rebel … Continue reading

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The Promised Neverland 14 by Kaiu Shirai, Posuka Demizu

After several volumes of wandering and exploring, the story has begun to move again as a new arc has begun. This particular volume is full of surprises and yet also includes a lot of information about some of the mysteries … Continue reading

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Rogue Heart by Axie Oh

I enjoyed Rogue Heart as much as the previous book, Rebel Seoul. Although the focus here is more on cloak-and-dagger machinations rather than mecha battles, these very anime-inspired characters are just so much fun to follow. In the first book, … Continue reading

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The Promised Neverland Vol 12 by Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu

There is some really good storytelling here; this series could have unraveled so easily after each of the previous arcs. As we start on the newest one in this volume 12, new secrets come out, new enemies emerge, and the … Continue reading

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The Crown of Oblivion by Julie Eshbaugh

Although it was great to see a YA dystopian novel again, Crown of Oblivion suffers from a lot of the issues that plagued so many in the past: glaring logic holes, my inability to suspend disbelief, and questionable characterizations. It … Continue reading

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