The Surrendered by Case Maynard

Rating: 5/5   Genre: YA Dystopian   Recommended Age: 15+ (trigger warnings: sexual abuse/rape, mature language, and violent death of children).   I received a free copy of this book because I’m a rep of Blaze Publishing. This relationship did not sway my opinion in any manner.   After a financial collapse devastates the United … Continue reading The Surrendered by Case Maynard


No Plain Rebel by M.C. Frank

Rating: 5/5 Genre: YA Dystopian/Fantasy Recommended Age: 16+ (very mature and depressing scenes. Some triggering scenes.) Favorite Quote: “Power will always pollute things.” BOOK 2 in the NO ORDINARY STAR series A soldier is summoned to the North Pole, days before the year changes, told to fix a the great Clock for a celebration. He … Continue reading No Plain Rebel by M.C. Frank

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Rating: 5/5   Genre: Dystopian/Sci-Fi   Recommended Age:  13+ (censored language, sexual innuendos, and death and gore… lots and lots of it)   Favorite Quote: “Am I Not Merciful?”   This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do. This afternoon, her planet was invaded. The year is … Continue reading Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

The Last Star by Rick Yancy

Rating: 2.5/5   Genre: Dystopian/ Sci-Fi   Recommended Age: 16+ (language, mature scenes, gore, children’s death, etc.)   Favorite Quote: “’He’s no different from us, Sam,’ I tell him. ‘None of this will end until somebody decides to put down the guns.’”   The enemy is Other. The enemy is us. They’re down here, they’re … Continue reading The Last Star by Rick Yancy