Dystopia

Partials (Partials Sequence #1) by Dan Wells

In a new young adult science fiction series, Dan Wells tackles the post-apocalyptic dystopian genre that has become so popular in recent years. While not the most original take on the genre, Partials is consistently entertaining and surprisingly satisfying. The …

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Pirate Cinema by Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow is almost as well known for his blog and internet activism as he is for his speculative fiction. So it’s no surprise that he combines the two in his latest release for youth audiences, Pirate Cinema. Sixteen-year-old Trent …

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Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Ready Player One, the debut novel from Ernest Cline, made a bit of a splash after its publication in 2011, ensnaring readers with its high nostalgia factor for the ‘80s and easy readability for a surprisingly wide audience. Does it …

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Legend (Legend #1) by Marie Lu

Day, the most notorious criminal in the Republic of America, is just trying to save his brother, who is sick with the plague in a family too poor to acquire black market medicine. When June Iparis’s brother is killed while …

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Nightshade (Nightshade #1) by Andrea Cremer

Nightshade is the first book in Andrea Cremer’s trilogy of the same name. Published in October 2010 by Philomel, Cremer’s debut work has found a solid audience among young adult readers and is now an international bestseller that’s been featured on the Young …

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Movie Review of Priest (2011)

The titular and unnamed main character in Priest is a member of an order of warrior priests that came about during the initial vampire war. They turned the tide in a battle that had left humanity on the losing side. After …

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