Category Archives: Dystopian

Best & Worst Books I Read in 2011

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So, this is the time of year everyone posts their best & worst lists together. I decided to get in on that. After the jump, you can find my list. Each item has a link to my explanation for why it’s here. Enjoy!
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Review: The Death Cure by James Dashner [Maze Runner#3] (In which I use lots of foul language to rant about this series “conclusion”…)

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*Sigh*

This was such a disappointment. It pains me to say that. It really, really does, because I loved the first two books, and thought that this series had huge potential. I was so excited to read this book, to find out what was going on… And then this? This is just… it?

So. Frustrating.

I just don’t even know where to start. I thought that the concept of this series was fascinating. The mysteriousness, the everyone starts at One and figures it out as we go thing was great – I loved it, although I am sure many others didn’t. The action, the confusion, the mistrust… all of that was great in the first two books, which had me chomping at the bit for the conclusion.
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Review: The Unit by Ninni Holmqvist

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The UnitThe Unit by Ninni Holmqvist
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The Unit is the saddest piece of dystopian fiction I have ever read. Normally the genre leaves me angry or frightened or feeling the need for a good shower, but this made me feel heartbroken. The Unit is a place where women who have reached the age of 50 and men who have reached the age of 60 without having children are sent to live in order to participate in “humane” experiments and act as organ donors for the so-called needed. These people are known as dispensable.

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