Tag Archive for YA Dystopian Fiction


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 →

Interview With Alexander Gordon Smith, Author Of Lockdown and Solitary

I recently had the chance to read and reviewed the first two novels in Alexander Gordon Smith‘s Escape From Furnace series. If you haven’t read them yet and are looking for a fast-paced series, then I’d definitely recommend them to you, even though technically they’re directed to teen boys more than anyone else. No matter who they’re marketed to, I’m… Read more →

The Knife Of Never Letting Go

Buy Knife Of Never Letting Go Special $8.99 (Regular price: $9.99) Publisher: Candlewick Press Format: Paperback Reviewer: Melissa on September 30, 2010 Rating: 5 out of 5 stars Prentisstown is a town like no other. Why? Well, there are two reasons. First, there are no women. Second, all of the men and the one remaining boy, Todd Hewitt, can hear… Read more →

Catching Fire Book Trailers In Head-To-Head Combat

When I finished reading The Hunger Games, I was – understandably so – on fire with the desire to continue the series as quickly as possible. However, things got in the way; I had other books to read, interview questions to write, reviews to write, and emails to send. Then at some point, when the strong urge to continue on… Read more →