Tag Archives: dystopian

Staff Review: Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi

Why I liked it: I actually didn’t like it at first; it paints a miserable picture of a dog-eat-dog society that develops after our world runs out of oil and global warming swallows our coastal cities. Nailer is a likeable … Continue reading

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This Is the Way the World Ends…

Will it end with a bang or a whimper? Will it end in fire? Or maybe ice, as in”After the Snow” by S.D. Crockett. “The Way We Fall” by Megan Crewe tells the story of a world decimated by a … Continue reading

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Staff Review: The Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin

Why I checked it out: A dystopian take on Edgar Allen Poe’s short story? Yes, please! What it’s about: Araby Worth lives in a land decimated by a plague. The rich are protected by porcelain masks and the poor are … Continue reading

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Staff Review: Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Reviewer: Library Associate Tricia Price Why I liked this book: It’s interesting to think about what life would be like aboard a spaceship making a three hundred year journey to colonize a new planet. The story is told by Elder, … Continue reading

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Good Reads for the Long Weekend Ahead

Did you know that when Labor Day was declared a federal holiday in 1884, the average workday was 16 hours long?! Here are some other cool facts about one of summer’s most popular holidays: Labor Day actually originated in Canada. … Continue reading

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Staff Review: The Selection by Kiera Cass

Why I checked it out: I’ll admit it, I picked it up because the cover was pretty. But I checked it out because it’s dystopian and I found out there’s a television show it in the works based on the … Continue reading

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Staff Review: Divergent by Veronica Roth

Why I checked it out:  Is there anyone not talking about this trilogy?  Plus, the sequel, Insurgent, comes out in May. Why I liked it:  This story has it all:  pulse-pounding action, a harsh dystopian world set in a ruined … Continue reading

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Staff Review: Legend Marie Lu

Why I checked it out: The movie rights sold and I am a purist when it comes to reading the book before the movie comes out. Why I liked it: Marie Lu makes no secret that “Les Miserables” was the … Continue reading

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Teen Review: Unwind by Neal Shusterman

Reviewer: Maria Why you liked this book: The plot is insane with twists and turns that keep you turning the pages. When I read this book I didn’t eat, didn’t sleep, and basically didn’t blink. It’s a book of fresh … Continue reading

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Teen Review: Gone by Michael Grant

Reviewer: Rayna S. Why you liked this book: “Gone” was a really good book! It’s kind of like “Harry Potter,” but much less complicated. In the book all the people over age 14 disappear. Kids start developing special powers and … Continue reading

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