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Tag: dystopia

Classics, Science Fiction, Translation

We

If they do not understand that we are bringing them a mathematically faultless happiness, our duty is to force them to be happy. The forefather of dystopian fiction, the Russian We (confusingly called My in its original language) starts of…

Young Adult

The Ship

I was born at the end of the world, although I did not know it at the time. Floods, famines, plagues, collapse of governments. The end is nigh. To not be registered is to not exist, their deaths not counted…

Science Fiction, Young Adult

Land

In 2014 sea levels rose to destructive heights. Those with the means fled in boats, sailing until they found land. These refugees set about creating Land, a place where everyone had their assigned purpose. Sixty years later, the population is…

Young Adult

The One

The One is the final instalment of The Selection trilogy and therefore this review may contain spoilers for previous books The Selection and The Elite. It’s not long now until the prince must make his choice. America may not have…

Young Adult

Pawn

Yesterday, Kitty wouldn’t face the consequences of stealing an orange. But today is Kitty’s seventeenth, today she could be killed for that theft. She has just been tested, she is a III. She was hoping for a IV but now…

5 Star, Science Fiction

ACID

Jenna Strong has been imprisoned for the murder of her parents. The year is 2113 and the Independent Republic of Britain is ruled by ACID; the Agency for Crime Investigation and Defence. After two years of surviving as the only…

Young Adult

The Elite

The Elite is the sequel to The Selection and therefore this review may contain spoilers for the previous book. America Singer is still in the running to win the hand of the prince of Illea. Six girls remain; they are…

Fantasy, Young Adult

Mystic City

New York is flooded and the city is ruled by the upper classes. Below, the mystics live in the depths, in buildings threatening to crumble into the sea. But mystics must have their powers drained for they are dangerous and…

Science Fiction, Young Adult

Partials

The human race is heading toward extinction. A deadly virus wiped out most the population and now those that survive, live together isolated on Long Island with one main aim; to repopulate. Only no babies live more than a few…