Tag Archive | dystopia

Welcome to Hell

Originally posted on Worth Reading? Worth Sharing!:
Welcome to Orphancorp by Marlee Jane Ward My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book is one I had been wanting to read for some time and I was not disappointed. Ward’s depiction of a world where children are a commodity to be bought, sold and treated as…

Welcome to Orphancorp

Welcome To Orphancorp by Marlee Jane Ward My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is an extraordinary novella. Set in a not-too-distant future, the story is visceral, frightening, and all too realistic.Mirii is a survivor, a young woman on the edge of adulthood and ‘freedom’. But how free are you, really, when your whole life […]


Obernewtyn by Isobelle Carmody My rating: 4 of 5 stars Have I said before how much I love audio books? They are the best way to read and do something else! So, with the long wait between titles, I’ve not wanted to get into The Red Queen, (Obernewtyn #7), because I’ve forgotten so much of […]


Gone by Michael Grant My rating: 4 of 5 stars Gone begins typically enough for a YA novel – disaffected teen, broken family, one-time hero. But as you read on you realise that things have gone awry in the town where Sam lives. For starters, all the adults have vanished. Not died. Not left. Vanished. […]

The Disappearance of Ember Crow

*Spoiler Alert* The Disappearance of Ember Crow by Ambelin Kwaymullina Continuing the story started in The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf, this novel has a distinctly Australian feel and sound. In this instalment, Ashala’s best friend Ember Crow is missing. On a mission in Gull City to discover more about the person claiming to be the […]


Divergent by Veronica Roth My rating: 5 of 5 stars Divergent is one of those books where the instant that you finish it you want to start the second book straightaway. In this post-apocalytic world there are five factions – Abnegation, Amity, Candor, Dauntless, and Erudite. Everyone is aligned with a single faction – unless […]

Originally posted on Welloflostplots:
A well-crafted young adult fiction novel, that firmly creates a whole new world for its readers.  Literally – the setting is New World, a planet ostensibly inhabited by humans who left Earth for a simpler, more wholesome lifestyle.  But upon arriving the settlers realized that the atmosphere of their new home…