Dystopia, Five Stars, Series, Young Adult

Into the Still Blue (Under the Never Sky, #3)

Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi

Published by HarperCollins on January 28, 2014

Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult, Romance

Pages: 389

We all have the potential to do terrible things. But we also have the potential to overcome our mistakes.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

I am so happy I re-read this series. Not only have I been wanting to do it for some time now, but I feel like it restored my reading fuel.

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Apocalypse, Dystopia, Five Stars, Series, Young Adult

Through the Ever Night (Under the Never Sky, #2)

Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi

Published by HarperCollins on January 8, 2013

Genres: Science Fiction, Romance, Young Adult

Pages: 341

Love is a rebellious bird that nobody can tame.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Unsurprisingly, the sequel to Under the Never Sky took me only a day to complete.

Captivating, well-paced, and packed with more urgency than the first book, it breaks the second-book-lull so often seen in trilogies.

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Apocalypse, Dystopia, Five Stars, Series, Young Adult

Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky, #1)

Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

Published by HarperCollins on January 3, 2012

Genres: Science Fiction, Romance, Young Adult

Pages: 374

She looked up. “A world of nevers under a never sky.”
She fit in well then, he thought. A girl who never shut up.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

To jump start my never-ending reading slump, I wanted to revisit this series since it was something I’ve thought about for a long time now. I read these for the first time back in 2013 and I am so glad I picked it back up. Not only is the book still good, but it’s addicting and I read it in only a couple days.

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Dystopia, Five Stars, Series, Young Adult

Rebel (Legend, #4)

Rebel by Marie Lu

Published by Roaring Book Press on October 1, 2019

Genres: Dystopia, Young Adult, Science Fiction

Pages: 376

Because, sometimes, being patriotic means calling out the problems rotting away your country.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

A long-anticipated finale to the Legend series that I only ever dreamed of coming true. Yet somehow incredibly puissant read while watching all that is happening in the world today.

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Book Reviews, Dystopia, Four Stars, Series, Supernatural, Young Adult

Imagine Me (Shatter Me, #6)

Imagine Me by Tahereh Mafi

Published by HarperCollins on March 31, 2020

Genres: Dystopia, Young Adult

Pages: 464

“Imagine me 
master of my own universe
I am everything I ever dreamed of”

I’m truly ashamed of how long it took me to read this. With COVID-19 and working from home, I have no excuse for reading 2 books in the last 4 months of WFH. Still, I’m glad I got this finished before I head back into a new normal daily grind and put this beloved series to rest.

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Book Reviews, Dystopia, Five Stars, Series, Supernatural, Young Adult

This Savage Song (Monsters of Verity, #1)

This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab

Published by Greenwillow Books on July 5, 2016

Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Dystopia, Young Adult

Pages: 464

He wasn’t made of flesh and bone, or starlight.
He was made of darkness.

Reading a Victoria Schwab book is like taking a breath of fresh air. Comforting, refreshing, and needed.

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Apocalypse, Book Reviews, Dystopia, Five Stars, Series, Young Adult

Defy Me (Shatter Me, #5)

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Defy Me by Tahereh Mafi

Published by HarperTeen on April 2, 2019

Genres: Dystopia, Young Adult, Romance, Sci-Fi

Pages: 352

 

“It’s not insane to imagine that sometimes even horrible people are searching for a way out of their own darkness.”

 

After spending the better part of the last year moping since the release of Restore Me, I’ve been anticipating reading this. I needed answers for the excruciating cliffhanger Tahereh Mafi left us with and Defy Me had all the answers.

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Book Reviews, Dystopia, Five Stars, Series, Supernatural, Young Adult

Restore Me (Shatter Me, #4)

34992929Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi

Published by HarperCollins on March 6, 2018

Pages: 435

 

“I cannot let the broken girl inside of me inhale all that I’ve become. I cannot revert back to another version of myself. I will not shatter, not again, in the wake of an emotional earthquake.”

 

 

 

You can’t see me, but I’m dying.

After expecting the series to be over after Ignite Me and accepting it (for almost 4 years, might I add), Restore Me swept in and ruined me. Okay, okay, I’m not ruined but my heart hurts and this book ripped open wounds I never thought I’d have.

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Book Reviews, Dystopia, Four Stars, Series, Three Stars, Young Adult

Scythe (Arc of a Scythe, #1)

28954189Scythe by Neal Shusterman

Published by Simon and Schuster on November 22, 2016

Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction

Pages: 435

“My greatest wish for humanity is not for peace or comfort or joy. It is that we all still die a little inside every time we witness the death of another. For only the pain of empathy will keep us human. There’s no version of God that can help us if we ever lose that.”

 

Scythe is the first Neal Shusterman book I’ve read and yet I own three of his books. I saw the book on a book haul youtube video and the brief snippet of the description caught my attention. Scythe is about a world where humans have become immortal, conquering death and illnesses. And in a world where humans can’t die of natural means, they have appointed people called Scythes to control population and administer death. Continue reading “Scythe (Arc of a Scythe, #1)”

Book Reviews, Dystopia, Four Stars, Series, Young Adult

Unravel Me (Shatter Me, #2)

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Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

Published by HarperCollins on February 5, 2013

Genres: Dystopia, Romance, Young Adult

Pages: 461

“Hope.

It’s like a drop of honey, a field of tulips blooming in the springtime. It’s a fresh rain, a whispered promise, a cloudless sky, the perfect punctuation mark at the end of a sentence. And it’s the only thing in the world keeping me afloat.”

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