Petra – A Book about a Child, but not for Children

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Petra is unique in the apocalyptic genre, in that it details the apocalyptic events of a future society set on a distant planet. It follows the journeys of people who get introduced slowly over the course of the book, starting with the Bot. As we listen in on its private calculations about the human race (or Allendian race), we learn that the Bot has no name, but a mission. A mission that involves extermination of […]

“The Atlantis Grail” is Hogwarts in Space meets The Hunger Games

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For some inscrutable reason, I delight in books where teenagers go to class. The Atlantis Grail feeds this hunger of mine, while serving up a delicious platter of “go to class to learn how to not die”. Best of all, the nickname given to the main character is superhero gold.   “Listen to her!” Laronda picks up. “She is Shoelace Girl!”   The Atlantis Grail is an epic read, crossing different genres. It is a […]

“Scurry” Webcomic Review – Apocalypse for Talking Animals

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Mice! Adorable, semi-realistic, beautifully illustrated mice. Mac Smith put the first page of Scurry up on the 17th of January 2016 and it doesn’t disappoint. In fact, the community loved it so much that Scurry raised over $100,000 on Kickstarter in October 2016 for a print run of the first book. Scurry is now 5 episodes in, and updates twice a week. Scurry Webcomic Review: Scurry is set in a dystopian future, where the humans have all disappeared. […]

Saving Mars Series

“Saving Mars” is a 6-Book Binge Session

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Finishing the Saving Mars 6-book series this morning was bittersweet. I have to admit that I put off the last 50 or so pages of the book for a few days just because I didn’t want it to be over. But it is, and so here I am, presenting my Saving Mars book review. “You’ve made my life immeasurably better by not barbecuing my dog.” The Saving Mars series follows 17-year-old Jessamyn Jaarda on her […]

7 Best Dystopian Novel Series

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I realised that I had become a dystopian novel addict after The Hunger Games. I’d read His Dark Materials a few years back, and was waiting on my sister to pass me Extras from the Uglies series when I decided to pick it up. Afterwards, my google searches consisted of “you’ve finished the hunger games, now what?” That hunger has yet to wane. So here’s my list of the 7 best Dystopian novel series out there right now. (in […]