Dystopian

Teen Librarian Pleasantly Surprised!

The Diabolic

Let me just first say that S. J. Kincaid has made a fan out of me! I didn’t think for a minute that I would enjoy this book. Once I started it though, I could literally not put it down. The main character Nemesis is the reason I couldn’t stop reading. The story center’s around her because she is a diabolic, she was created to protect a galactic Senator’s daughter, Sidonia. As a diabolic, Nemesis’ main purpose is to bond with her master and to protect her at all cost. Nemesis exhibits a loyalty to Sidonia that helps to give this book a meaningful journey in the story. It is their relationship that the reader comes to cheer on and to see Nemesis succeed in her mission. The story moves forward with the main plot of the young ladies switching places but political intrigue, romance, and evil counterparts stand in Nemesis' way of saving Sidonia. I could not wait to finish it and once I did it made me wish I still had more to read.

Ashfall, another Sequoyah nominee!

Mullin's Ashfall is a page turner. If you have ever been to Yellowstone, you will want to read this book.  If you have ever taken Karate lessons, you will want to read this book! Alex begins a journey to find his family, he meets up with a survivor, Darla and their comradery sets the pace for this story.  Volcano ash sets the tone of the story, much like C. McCarthy's The road, a tale of survival and social regression.

  Check out the information on Yellowstone at:  http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/observatories/yvo/index.html     

Rot & Ruin

Rot & Ruin

 

In a post-apocalyptic world where fences and border patrols guard the few people left from the zombies that have overtaken civilization, fifteen-year-old Benny Imura is finally convinced that he must follow in his older brother's footsteps and become a bounty hunter.

The Farm

 

Life was different in the Before: before the Ticks began devouring humans in a deadly swarm across America; before the surviving young people were rounded up and quarantined “for their own protection.” These days, we know what those quarantines are—holding pens where human blood is turned into more food for the Ticks. Surrounded by electrical fences, most kids try to survive the Farms by turning on each other…

If You Liked “The Hunger Games”… an Awesome List from the Lawrence Public Library

The Lawrence Public Library has created an awesome book chart for fans of "The Hunger Games". It recommends what you should try next, if you are looking for a new exciting read. Click the image above to view the entire list and blog entry. 

 

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