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Beginning the Bel Dame Apocrypha series is God’s War by Kameron Hurley, a new dystopian fantasy series set amidst a never-ending war. The book begins with heroine, Nyx, having just sold her womb on the black market to earn enough money to get to her assassination target. She is a bel dame, an assassin who kills those who are contaminated and a risk to entire villages and towns. To make sure her targets are dead and the bodies no longer contagious, Nyx has to cut off the heads of her…


REVIEW: The Farm by Emily McKay

The Farm

The Farm by Emily McKay takes the dystopian genre and runs with it, telling the tale of twins, Lily and Mel, as they try to escape from the Farm. The book begins with Lily and Mel having been residents at the Farm for six months, since the Ticks took over America and began killing humans by drinking their blood. No-one knows quite how the Ticks grew to be so powerful, but the Farms function almost like a boarding school, with the teenagers forced to stick to strict routines. Part of…

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[color-box]The Book of the Crowman by Joseph D’Lacey (Black Dawn #2) Angry Robot (25 Feb 2014), Ebook: 480 pages, Fantasy / Dystopian Website • Series Listing • Amazon UK / US Rating: [/color-box] After reading and loving last year’s Black Feathers, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on The Book of the Crowman by Joseph D’Lacey, the concluding book in this duology. Following on from book one, Gordon Black is still in pursuit of the elusive Crowman, the figure who will supposedly give him the answers he seeks about…


REVIEW: The Dance of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin

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The Dance of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin (Masque of the Red Death #2)  Indigo (June 2013) Paperback, 328 pages Young Adult, Dystopian After the shocking events of The Masque of the Red Death, which was one of my favourite reads of 2012, The Dance of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin marks the ending of this exciting duology. Young Araby Worth is struggling to come to terms with the fact that her own father was responsible for the virus that killed her brother Finn and has since spread…

Gameboard of the Gods

Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead (Age of X #1) Dutton Adult (June 2013) Ebook, 464 pages Urban Fantasy When I heard that Richelle Mead was releasing a new series, I was ecstatic and couldn’t wait to get my hands on it, even though I had no idea what it was about. Gameboard of the Gods is a sexy and violent adult dystopian novel, with an undercurrent of paranormal activity and mythology, lots of action and a slow-revealed mystery that didn’t disappoint. Written from the point of view of…

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Article 5 by Kristen Simmons (Article 5 #1) Tor Teen (Jan 2012) Hardback, 364 pages Dystopian YA There may be a multitude of dystopian fiction out there at the moment, but Kristen Simmons’ Article 5 is a game changer, and provokes a whole host of thoughts about what could happen in the world in the wake of a war and a change of government. We begin with an introduction to seventeen-year-old Ember Miller and her mother, a family struggling to cope in the aftermath of ‘the war’, although we are…


REVIEW: Fragments by Dan Wells


Fragments (Partials Sequence #2) by Dan Wells HarperCollins (Mar 2013) Ebook, 482 pages YA Dystopian Warning: contains spoilers for book one In Partials, Kira set out to find the cure for the RM virus and in finding it, she also found out that she was more than human. Fragments, starts out where Partials ended, with one viable cure procured and her best friend’s baby saved. Kira sets out to find the answer to why she was created, leaving a cure sample for her ex, Marcus, to work from and to…


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