Genre: Dystopia

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Giveaway: Red Rising by Pierce Brown

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Giveaway: Red Rising by Pierce BrownRed Rising by Pierce Brown
Series: Red Rising Trilogy
Published by Del Rey on January 28th 2014
Genres: Adult, Dystopia
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Darrow is a miner and a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he digs all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of the planet livable for future generations. Darrow has never seen the sky.

Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better future for his children.

But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity already reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and sprawling parks spread across the planet. Darrow and Reds like him are nothing more than slaves to a decadent ruling class.

Inspired by a longing for justice, and driven by the memory of lost love, Darrow joins a resistance group in order to infiltrate the ruling class and destroy society from within. He will stop at nothing to bring down his enemies... even if it means he has to become one of them to do so.

I’ve heard wonderful things about this book so far and I can’t wait to read it myself. And one lucky Canadian can enter to win their very own copy, today, thanks to the lovely people at Random House of Canada.



Random House of Canada has generously offered a finished copy of Red Rising for giveaway.

  • Open to Canada only
  • Giveaway ends January 10th, 2014
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Review: Pawn by Aimee Carter

Posted by on 10/29/2013 • 32 Comments

For the 82323234287637’s book in its genre this year alone, Pawn was surprisingly original with a refreshing triangle-free minimalist romance and a plot that had tons happening throughout, not just anticipation for the ending. As my first Aimee Carter book I can’t tell you how it compares to her Goddess Test series, but I was impressed with this one for sure.

The world building, at first, sounds like your average dystopian. Society is divided by numbers given to you after a big test on your 17th birthday. If you get a 5 or over, you live a rich life, if you get a 2 or a 3… well at least you didn’t get a 1 and get sent to Elsewhere. The originality of it all comes after Kitty gets…

Review: Altered by Gennifer Albin

Review: Altered by Gennifer Albin

Posted by on 10/08/2013 • 19 Comments

Being the sequel to Crewel is not an easy shoe to fill. (What can beat “holy mother of giraffe balls”?) Crewel is a fantastic start to an incredibly intricate futuristic world that mixes dystopia and science fiction until our minds are blown to smithereens, and Altered, packed with even more geniusism, does an excellent job at following this up.

Without losing momentum, Altered begins right where we left of which was nothing short of an epic ending in Crewel. This is where, little by little, we begin to see the bigger picture of this world building. (I do recommend avoiding the synopsis of this sequel – it explains briefly what’s happening on earth and I think it could remove some of the magic and wonder from discovering it yourselves.) Like…

Review: Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis

Review: Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis

Posted by on 10/07/2013 • 19 Comments

This is a story about survival in a harsh, harsh world. It’s not an action packed dystopian. It’s not an edge-of-your-seat thrill ride. It’s the journey of a young girl who’s discovering the ugly truths, but also the beautiful roots, of humanity.

Lynn has been raised inside a house with only her mother by her side. She was raised hard, and she was raised cold. Everybody is the enemy. Their pond is their only life source, so they must guard it with their lives. This is a world where drinkable water is extremely rare and not obtained without exhausting effort. Lynn and her mother have been living a hard, merciless life. I could immediately feel the weight they held on their shoulders. The hard edges they had to build…

Review: Perfect Ruin by Lauren DeStefano

Review: Perfect Ruin by Lauren DeStefano

Posted by on 09/27/2013 • 22 Comments

Perfect Ruin has a fantastic concept with the same easy flowing writing from DeStefano’s Chemical Garden series. Constrained on this island the size of a fist, we’re taken into the life of Morgan who’s been starting to wonder what’s over the edge. The one thing that is forbidden to all residents of this floating city. Oh did I forget to mention that part? Yes, the city is floating somewhere above earth. This lone city. With people. Living there!

Not only is this place the size of a cracker, but now people are being found dead. Murdered. And not nicely either – if there is such a thing. Not only do I love the fitting name – Perfect Ruin – but this story had me captivated from the get go….

Shadowlark Tour Stop – Sneak Peek + Giveaway!

Posted by on 09/23/2013 • 6 Comments

Today I’m happy to have the Shadowlark blog tour stop by to give you a sneak peek as well as a giveaway! I enjoyed Skylark when I read it last year and I’m excited to find out what the sequel has in store for us! If you missed if, you can find my review of Slykark here!

Chapter 1 Sneak Peek

Chapter 1:

The clockwork dawn is loudest in the old sewers. The sound of the machines pushing the sun across its track in the sky echoes through the tunnels, shaking the ground beneath my feet. Mortar crumbles from the ceiling and falls like snow- flakes, surrounding me in a column of white. “Don’t worry,” I say, reaching out for Tansy’s hand. “This happens every day. It’s…

Waiting on Wednesday (87)

Posted by on 07/24/2013 • 41 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

My pick this week:

I know, I know, it’s a dystopian, but it’s so hard to break the habit and it sounds so good! >.<

What are you waiting on?

Nomad by J.L. Bryan: Guest Post + Giveaway!

Nomad by J.L. Bryan: Guest Post + Giveaway!

Posted by on 07/22/2013 • 18 Comments

Today I have the fabulous J.L. Bryan (boys can be fabulous too!) on the blog with his usual witty self in an awesome guest post! And then you can win your very own signed copy of this pretty! First though let’s get all the jazz on this book! PS – If you missed it, check out my review here.

Guest Post by J.L. Bryan

Long-Distance Dating: Time Travel Edition

Long-distance relationships only grow more complicated when you and your significant other are years apart. We’re not talking about May-December romances here, we’re talking about dating someone who lives in an entirely different century. With the recent popularization of home time-travel devices, this is a problem facing more and more people every day.

It’s always the…