Category Archive: Dystopia

It was a Book before it was a Movie

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Books allow us to go beyond the movie, to dig deeper with more details shared by the author. They also give readers more opportunities to use their imaginations.

Feeding Their Passion: Discussing our World through a Dystopian Lens

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What is so special about being a young adult is the passion that is still burning. Young adults have just transitioned out of childhood and that awkward middle age of figuring themselves out,… Continue reading

Graphic Novels for High School

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Two graphic novels have come out recently that have really grabbed me with their stories and artwork that I wanted to share them with you. I have also added an interior shot for… Continue reading

Review: Gilded Cage

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I read Gilded Cage a few months ago when I received the ARC here at Mackin. Now that it is finally being released next month, on the 14th, I wanted to share my… Continue reading

New Dystopian Fiction

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 As I was preparing for the presentation at the ITEM Conference I was reading many new speculative teen fiction. These are three of my favorite Dystopian/Science Fiction titles that I came across and… Continue reading

Anna’s Favorites of 2015

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I have compiled a list of my favorite reads of 2015. My main genre that I normally read is fantasy, science fiction, and paranormal, so I surprised myself this past year by having… Continue reading

Science Fiction and Dystopias for MS and HS

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Speculative fiction is a fairly new term that encompasses several genres that have one thing in common: their settings are not real. Not just unfamiliar, but really unreal. They take place on other… Continue reading

Review: The Stars Never Rise

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The Stars Never Rise has non-stop action, romance (but not too much), and a dystopian setting that truly seems like an awful place to live. The world’s population has been decimated by demons… Continue reading

Anna’s Favorite Reads of 2014

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I wanted to share a few of my favorite reads from 2014. I pretty much only have one type of book I really like to read, unless a superb book in another genre comes… Continue reading

Review : The Young Elites by Marie Lu

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The Young Elites (Book 1) by Marie Lu. 9780545135719. October 7, 2014. Gr 9-12. Marie Lu’s Legend trilogy is one of my favorites, so when an advance copy of the first book in… Continue reading