Genre: Dystopian

Review: Wither by Lauren DeStefano

Review: Wither by Lauren DeStefano

There were so many things wrong with this book in the world-building category it’s not even funny, so I’m going to get my complaints out of the way first.   First of all, I would have loved to know what year it’s supposed to be. The only thing she gives you is, “Seventy years ago science perfected the art of children.” So how far in the future from now is that perfection? Your guess is as good as mine. So […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on December 21, 2011 | 2 Comments
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Review: Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel

Review: Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel

I had mixed feelings about this book. I loved it for the simple fact that it was unique and unlike anything I’ve ever read before. Zombie/Post-Apocalyptic/Steampunk/Victorian all in one…wow! I really enjoyed the history of what went wrong in the world, particularly America, and the physical explanation for the Laz. Fascinating and well developed. The world building was great too, I was able to get a very good hold on the atmosphere Habel painted.   The characters though, not so […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on December 19, 2011 | 0 Comments
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Review: Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Review: Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Phase one: preoccupation; difficulty focusing; dry mouth; perspiration, sweaty palms; fits of dizziness and disorientation; reduced mental awareness; racing thoughts; impaired reasoning skills Phase two: periods of euphoria; hysterical laughter and heightened energy; periods of despair; lethargy; changes in appetite; rapid weight loss or weight gain; fixation; loss of other interests; compromised reasoning skills; distortion of reality; disruption of sleep patterns; insomnia or constant fatigue; obsessive thoughts and actions; paranoia; insecurity Phase three (critical): difficulty breathing; pain in the chest, […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on December 7, 2011 | 3 Comments
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Review: Matched by Ally Condie

Review: Matched by Ally Condie

I was really confused at the beginning because things weren’t explained right away…like the pills, what the heck are the pills?! But soon you find out that the green pill is to calm you, blue is to help you survive in case of emergency…and the red pill is the big mystery. I figured it out right before it was revealed, I was pretty proud of myself. It made sense, really, considering how Society wants to mold everyone. The sleep tags […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on December 2, 2011 | 1 Comment
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Review: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Review: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

After reading several awesome reviews for this book, I was really itching to get my hands on it and see what the fuss was all about. So, let’s get the complaints out of the way first. The purple prose really disappointed me (even though I tried not to let it because I was so looking forward to reading this). And the metaphors, good LORD, the metaphors. Every freaking page. A few is one thing, but after the first like, 20, […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on November 18, 2011 | 1 Comment
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Review: As I Wake by Elizabeth Scott

Review: As I Wake by Elizabeth Scott

The one star? Yeah, that was for the cover. Thank God this book was less than 300 pages. It was awful and the only reason I read it so fast was to force my way through it and make it to something more interesting. I’m actually quite proud of myself for making it through at all.   Starting out, your first thought is…WTF? Ava doesn’t have a clue what’s happening, and since the story is in first person POV, neither […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on October 29, 2011 | 1 Comment
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