Movie & Book Review: The Giver by Lois Lowry

Jonas' world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear or pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the Community. When Jonas turns twelve, he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and [...]

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Review: Take Me Tomorrow by Shannon A. Thompson

Two years after the massacre, the State enforces stricter rules and harsher punishments on anyone rumored to support tomo – the clairvoyant drug that caused a regional uprising. But sixteen-year-old Sophia Gray has other problems. Between her father’s illegal forgery and her friend’s troubling history, the last thing Sophia needs is an unexpected encounter with [...]

Dystopian Novels! Yay or nay?

Recently, I've found myself shying away from reading anything in the Dystopian fiction genre. I find that they echo the same sort of rough rubric and - though they're fun to read in moderation - I can't read one after another after another after another after... well, you get the point. The government is somehow [...]

Review: Riot by Sarah Mussi

A hard hitting, near future thriller from the author of SIEGE Years of cuts have devastated Britain: banks are going under, businesses closing, prices soaring, unemployment rising, prisons overflowing. The authorities cannot cope. And the population has maxed out. The solution: forced sterilisation of all school leavers without secure further education plans or guaranteed employment. [...]