Sunday, May 12, 2019

A Few Recent Dystopian Reads


Birthmarked by Caragh M. O'Brien
I had a good time reading it, but there were a few moments that stood out to me and made me wonder if it was undercover pro-life propaganda:

I kept reading and it turned out it is a strange plot involving inbreeding and hemophilia:

So, I liked the first one but won't be reading the rest of the series unless my students do and tell me it's great.


Dry by Neal and Jarrod Shusterman

I LOVED Neal Shusternman's Scythe series and Unwind series, so had high hopes for Dry. Unfortunately, I think his son Jarrod was behind the wheel a bit more with this one:
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Set during a Californian drought that turns into end days, it had my stomach twisted in knots:
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If I was a Californian, I would not have been able to finish the book. Instead, I am going to buy some bottled water to hoard.
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War Cross by Marie Lu

Hooray for Marie Lu and her creative brain!
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 The Young Elites by Marie Lu

I was a bit slow on the uptake and didn't realize the protagonist in The Young Elites is the villain.
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Once that clicked, I enjoyed it more, although I don't feel the need to read the rest of the series.

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