In her new novel, Your One and Only, Adrianne Finlay explores a not-so-distant future in which humans are replaced by clones.
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Rati Mehrotra’s Markswoman is genre-spanning novel that features a sisterhood of trained assassins, blades formed of semi-sentient metal, and one woman’s quest to right wrongs.
Uncover ancient alien secrets in Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner’s latest co-authored tale, Unearthed.
Axie Oh’s Rebel Seoul features a futuristic South Korea and giant robots.
In a world with All Rights Reserved, sometimes shutting up is the only option.
The battle between good and evil isn’t black and white in Marissa Meyer’s new superhero novel, Renegades.
In a collapsed society, a girl named Phoenix attempts to get a New World Rising.
Hack the (virtual) planet with Marie Lu's new duology.
Being the second child doesn’t come with the usual perks in the first book in Amy A. Bartol’s new dystopian series, Secondborn.
Victoria Schwab’s Monsters of Verity duology wraps up in Our Dark Duet.
Kayla Olson’s The Sandcastle Empire doesn’t bring anything new to the dystopian genre, but it’s not not entertaining.
One Nice. One Bad. One lives. One dies. You’ve never seen a YA love triangle with stakes as high as the ones in Cale Dietrich's The Love Interest.
Cecelia Ahern’s Perfect posits that it’s not so bad being Flawed.
Like Groundhog Day, but with guns.
Erika Johansen’s Queen of the Tearling series ends on a satisfying, if surprising, note.
The first book of James Smythe’s Australia Trilogy, Way Down Dark, is—literally—way down dark.
Thriller writer Gregg Hurwitz steps foot into the YA world with The Rains, a book about “Chasers" and “Hosts," but a zombie by any other name would smell as foul.
Killer of Enemies by Joseph Bruchac. Mad Max meets Jurassic Park.
Jessica Shirvington’s Disruption imagines a world in which relationships are controlled through pheromone technology—and the company that owns said technology controls society.
Sabaa Tahir delivers on the promise of An Ember in the Ashes--and we've still got two more books to go!
In Jennifer Brody's first book of the Continuum Trilogy, we find out if humanity can survive in the face of certain extinction.
Enemies become allies in the first book in Victoria Schwab’s new The Monsters of Verity duology, This Savage Song.
Flawed, Cecelia Ahern’s first foray into the YA genre, mixes dystopian themes with classic literary ideas.
Pierce Brown’s Red Rising trilogy ends with a bang, not a whimper, in Morning Star.
A dystopia with Christian Bale can't possibly be that bad of a life, can it?
The second and third books in the Scorched trilogy, Shattered and Smoked, move the plot along, but never quite rise to dragon levels of excitement. (And dragon levels should be pretty darn high.)
Mercedes Lackey’s new novel, Hunter, aims to be the next great dystopia, but ends up feeling more like the product of a formula.
Get a glimpse of the characters from Tessa Elwood’s upcoming Inherit the Stars in the (free to download) prequel short story Inherit the Stars: Reprieve. Plus: You could win an ARC of the full Inherit the Stars months before its release!
Heavy lies the crown in The Invasion of the Tearling, the second book in Erika Johansen’s The Queen of the Tearling series.
An Ember in the Ashes is a high-stakes fantasy with some slow-burn swoon that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Lianu Liu’s debut novel, The Memory Key, examines what might happen if you can’t forget anything—the blissful or the miserable.
Cori McCarthy’s Breaking Sky mixes military action with a dash of dystopia, and features badass fighter pilots who also happen to be teenage girls.
Lee Kelly's City of Savages explores sisterly bonds so strong, they withstand the darkness of post-apocalyptic NYC. But then a boy enters the picture...
The second novel in Samantha Shannon’s The Bone Season series shifts its focus to London and the shady humans that live there (but, thankfully, still features super hot extradimensional creatures).
Pierce Brown deserves all the laurels for not falling prey to the dreaded sequel doldrums with his second novel in the Red Rising trilogy, Golden Son.
The second book in Heather Terrell’s Books of Eva series, Boundary, answers some questions and makes Mandy C. feel a little less ashamed for the number of Apple products she owns.
It’s not exactly a cheerful holiday movie, but it might make you extra thankful for your Thanksgiving feast.
Echoes of Us—the final book in Kat Zhang’s Hybrid Chronicles—does not disappoint.
Partials, by Dan Wells. Another post-apocalypse book which doubles as pro-choice literature.
Erika Johansen’s The Queen of the Tearling will make you thankful you’re not Tearling royalty, but you’ll enjoy reading about them.
One good thing about a post-apocalyptic society like the one in Chris Weitz’s The Young World would be having free access to New York City’s finest clothing retailers. (The whole "scavenging for food and fighting off insane teenagers" thing? Pass.)
Although it sounds like it should be, Samantha Shannon’s debut novel The Bone Season is not a Jeffrey Deaver book starring Lincoln Rhyme.
Even when carried out with the greatest intentions, revolutions don’t always turn out like they're planned.
In Memory of Water, a world without H2O is even more grim when your father is the tea master.
Mandy C. would really, really not enjoy living in a world—like the one depicted in H.A. Swain’s Hungry—where food is no longer a necessity.
What Lindsay Cumming’s first novel lacks in plot, it makes up for in body count.
Keep a bright flashlight close at hand while reading Josin L. McQuein’s Arclight and Meridian … just in case.
A review of Chris Howard's The Rift, the second in the Rootless trilogy (and a middle book that doesn't suffer from Two Towers disorder).
In the first book in her new Remnants series, Season of Wonder, Lisa T. Bergren takes readers on an epic quest full of mysticism and badasses.
Tired of the same ol' dystopian retreads? Diverse Energies, a collection of short stories edited by Tobias S. Buckell and Joe Monti, might just cure what ails you.
The dystopia in Sophie Jordan’s Uninvited hits a little too close to home.
Pierce Brown’s first novel might actually live up to the “next Hunger Games” hype.
Could it be? A dystopian series with a satisfying ending?! Mandy W. sure thinks Champion by Marie Lu (Legend Book 3) fits the bill.
Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston mix a lot of ideas into Frozen, the first in their co-authored Heart of Dread series, but the mix packs a punch.
A review of Pawn by Aimée Carter, the start of a new series that feels v. familiar to dystopia addict Mandy W.
Lauren DeStefano’s Perfect Ruin introduces a world with its head (literally) in the clouds.
Veronica Roth’s Divergent series comes to an end with Allegiant—a book Mandy C. guarantees will cause even more division among the factions.
Rags & Bones, a new short story collection edited by Melissa Marr and Tim Pratt, featuring stories from the likes of Holly Black, Rick Yancey and Neil Gaiman, puts new spins on classic tales. Plus: You can win a copy!
Heather Terrell’s Relic takes us into a future that looks a whole lot like the past.
Mandy W. can clearly see why Kass Morgan's The 100 was destined to be a CW show.
Veronica Bane’s Mara shows us that heroism does not always go hand and hand with superpowers.
Megan tries to sate your blood lust by getting you to watch dystopian action movie Dredd in this week’s Netflix Fix.
Mandy C. is wowed by the fact that two women can exist in one body—as they do in Kat Zhang’s Once We Were—and not tear their self apart.
SPOILER ALERT Intentional Dissonance SPOIER ALERT by Iain Thomas SPOILER ALERT there are so many SPOILER ALERT plot twists in this one SPOILER ALERT that I can't help give some SPOILER ALERT away. You've been warned.
Mandy C.’s first real foray into the genius that is Patrick Ness’ imagination leaves her questioning
her past reading choices everything. (George Carlin would be proud.)
Erin reviews Alex London's Proxy, a dystopian Whipping Boy update for our modern times
Mandy C. says she wants a revolution, and Emma Trevayne’s CODA provides a pretty decent soundtrack.
Jenny waves a tearful but happy goodbye to some old friends in Michael Grant's Light.
Wasteland is a perplexing, stark take on Dystopia.
Lois Lowry's classic dystopian novel The Giver has Mandy wondering why she waited so long to read it.
A review of Pulse by Patrick Carman, a book that's a sure sign the dystopia trend needs to stop. Now.
Erin reviews Tahereh Mafi's Unravel Me, the sequel to Shatter Me, and wonders when she and Warner can get physical.
Finally! A sequel that surpasses its predecessor.
Jenny really hopes Lenore Appelhans is right about what happens after you die, because she wants to visit Level 2.
Erin and Brian team up for our first ever He Said, She Said, in which we get a boy's and a girl's opinion on a book! Our first contender? Antony John's new post-apocalyptic thriller, Elemental.
Even Michelle Pfeiffer couldn't help the kids in The Darkest Minds.
A review of Rebel Heart, book 2 in the Dust Lands trilogy, by Moira Young, in which I both love it, and say WHAT?!!!!!!
Just in time for the release of Rebel Heart, we *finally* read Blood Red Road, book 1 of The Dust Lands Trilogy, by Moira Young.
Erin reviews Lisa Stasse's The Forsaken, a novel which proves you really never can trust The Man.
Jenny reviews Diana Peterfreund's For Darkness Shows The Stars, a fanTAStic Sci-fi/Dystopic retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion.
Jenny reviews S. J. Kincaid's Insignia and it's so awesome, she's almost ready to try gaming.
A review of Veronica Roth's Insurgent, the sequel to Divergent, in which Beatrice makes Katniss look like a pansy.
A review of Fear, a Gone novel, by Michael Grant, a series about kids trapped in a bubble... of doom!
A review of Kiera Cass' The Selection, which is kinda like The Hunger Games except with less killing and more The Bachelor.
Forever Young Adult Presents: A Review of Starters by Lissa Price
Forever Young Adult Presents: A Review of Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver
Forever Young Adult Presents: A Review of Pure by Julianna Baggott
Forever Young Adult presents: A review of Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood
Forever Young Adult presents a book review of Truth by Julia Karr
Forever Young Adult presents: A review of Harbinger by Sara Wilson Etienne
Forever Young Adult Presents: A review of Under The Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
Meghan pays tribute to Madeleine L'Engel's A Wrinkle in Time.
A book review of Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion, a zombie romance that won't scare you off.
Forever Young Adult presents a book review of Legend by Marie Lu
Forever Young Adult presents: A Review of Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Set in a bleak future of poverty and crime, the daughter of a chocolate mobster stars in Gabrielle Zevin's All These Things I've Done.
A reviews Eve by Anna Carey, whose titular character would more likely find a kindred spirit in Bella Swan than Meghan. (Yeah, she sucks THAT much.)
A review of Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick, set in post-apocalyptic world without electricity and OMG READ IT ALREADY so Meghan can talk about it!
A review of Enclave by Ann Aguirre, which joins the ever-growing dystopia bandwagon without bringing anything special to the party.
A review of Dark Parties by Sara Grant, in which government-enforced isolation has severely limited the gene pool.