Tag Archive | dystopia


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 […]

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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…

The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf

The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf by Ambelin Kwaymullina My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is a really, really good example of Australian post-apocalyptic speculative fiction. Ashala is an Illegal – a person with special powers. In Ashala’s case, she has the gift of Sleepwalking: being asleep and yet in control of her body. With […]