Tag Archive for Dystopian YA Novels


The Seclusion by Jacqui Castle

The Seclusion was an intense book. From the first few pages, I was hooked on the story, and the clearly delineated dystopian world that Patricia ‘Patch’ and her co-worker Rexx finds themselves in once the blinders about what actually is happening in their country and around the world come off. You see Patch has always believed everything that her government tells her: other countries around the world are killing their citizens, North Korea bombed the United States, and the only thing keeping them safe are the four feet deep, ten feet tall, and thousands of feet long border walls to the north and south of the country and various surveillance methods are the only things keeping the US citizens safe. Read more →


The Jewel by Amy Ewing

I think that The Jewel shows a lot of promise for the rest of the books in the series. (That ending…did not see that coming!) Plus, Ewing shows that even seemingly ridiculous characters can have a whole lot more going on than meets the eye, which is something I appreciate. I can’t wait to read the next instalment. Read more →

The Haven by Carol Lynch Williams

The Haven by Carol Lynch Williams

Opening up a book like The Haven is an exercise in entering an entirely new world. Whereas some Dystopian novels, like The Hunger Games, begin with a character who recognizes the deficiencies in the world she lives in, Williams has created a classic Dystopian story about a teen named Shiloh who has accepted most (if not all) the information that she’s received from the Whole teachers and doctors who run The Haven at face value. Read more →