2017: #12 – The Last One (Alexandra Oliva)

This was a book that should have been right in my wheelhouse. A story about a reality show mixed with dystopia? Yes, please! But ultimately, I don’t think it fulfilled its promises. My first problem with it is that the narration style left me feeling very detached from the main character, Sam/Zoo. Some chapters focus on establishing the reality show

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2013: #15 – The Different Girl (Gordon Dahlquist)

Title: The Different Girl Author: Gordon Dahlquist Format: ARC Paperback Pages: 230 Release Date: February 26, 2013 Publisher: Dutton Juvenile Source: ARC via LibraryThing Read the back of the book Veronika. Caroline. Isobel. Eleanor. One blond, one brunette, one redhead, one with hair black as tar. Four otherwise identical girls who spend their days in sync, tasked to learn. But when

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2012: #54 – The Passage (Justin Cronin)

Title: The Passage: A Novel Author: Justin Cronin Series: Passage Trilogy #01 Format: Kindle/Audiobook Pages:  785 Release Date: June 8, 2010 Publisher: Ballantine Books Source: personal copy Read the back of the book “It happened fast. Thirty-two minutes for one world to die, another to be born.” First, the unthinkable: a security breach at a secret U.S. government facility unleashes

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2012: #45 – Uglies (Scott Westerfeld)

Title: Uglies Author: Scott Westerfeld Series: Uglies Trilogy #01 Format: Paperback Pages: 432 Release Date: 2005 Publisher: Scholastic Trade Source: personal copy Read the back of the book Everybody gets to be supermodel gorgeous. What could be wrong with that? Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can’t wait. Not for her license — for turning pretty. In Tally’s world,

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