Category Archives: dystopian

Gunslinger Girl by Lyndsay Ely

Gunslinger Girl by Lyndsay Ely  About: Meet Pity Jones.  Actually, her name is Serendipity but everyone calls her Pity.  She lives in an America that has been torn apart by a Second Civil War and ravaged by some type of … Continue reading

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Tool of War by Paolo Bacigalupi

 Tool of War by Paolo Bacigalupi About: If you have read Shipbreaker or Drowned Cities, then you have already met Tool and been introduced to his world – a world where the seas have risen and completely changed life as … Continue reading

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Sekret by Lindsay Smith

Sekret by Lindsay Smith  About: Yulia knows she must hide her thoughts and control her emotions to survive in Communist Russia. But if she sometimes manipulates the black market traders by reading their thoughts when she touches their skin, so what? … Continue reading

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Tracked by Jenny Martin

Tracked by Jenny Martin  About: On corporately controlled Castra, rally racing is a high-stakes game that seventeen-year-old Phoebe Van Zant knows all too well. Phee’s legendary racer father disappeared mysteriously, but that hasn’t stopped her from speeding headlong into trouble. When … Continue reading

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The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons

The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons About: The Handmaid’s Tale meets Blood Red Road. In a not too distant dystopian future women are hunted, sold as livestock, and inevitably bred to the highest bidder. Aya is a 15 year old girl living on the … Continue reading

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The Selection by Kiera Cass

The Selection by Kiera Cass About: The Selection is the first book in the dystopian series The Selection Trilogy. It takes place in the country of Illéa—formerly known as The United States of America, Mexico, and Canada, which disbanded after war tore them … Continue reading

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Audrey’s Top 5 of 2014

The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny , and the Fight for Civil Rights  by Steve Sheinkin On July 17, 1944, a massive explosion rocked the segregated Navy base at Port Chicago, California, killing more than 300 sailors who were at the docks, … Continue reading

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