Fuse by Julianna Baggott

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image_126Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Dystopian

Sequel to Pure

Spoilers for Pure may be contained.

The story starts right where it left off, with Pressia, Bradwell and El Capitan working together at OSR and Partridge and Lyda with the Mothers. Before long, Partridge is headed back into the Dome, leaving the others behind to deal with the Dome’s newest threats and try frantically to decipher the information contained in the black box they acquired in the last book. Continue reading »


The Kill Order by James Dashner

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The following review contains spoilers for the Maze Runner series.

Genre: Sci-Fi/Dystopian

The Kill Order is the fourth book in the Maze Runner series and a prequel to The Maze Runner itself. It could be read without reading the other books but I think there are slights spoilers just in the prologue.

The Kill Order takes place 13 years before The Maze Runner began. It tells the story of Mark, a teenage boy living through the aftermath of the sun flares (a phenomenon we found out about in The Scorch Trials, the second books in the series) which ravaged the earth.  When Mark and his friends are attacked by people wielding the darts laced with The Flare (a virus we also learned about in The Scorch Trials), they begin a quest to confront those who are behind the attacks. The story also tells in flashback about Mark’s experience surviving the flares. Continue reading »


Pure by Julianna Baggott

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Check out my review for Fuse, the sequel to Pure.

Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Dystopian

Winner 2013 Alex Award, the ALA’s award for “books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults.”

We’ve all read some version of this story. It’s yet another take on a dystopian/post-apocalyptic future, joining the countless others riding the coattails of The Hunger Games but never quite living up to it. It’s pretty similar in many ways to Hunger Games, Matched and Under the Never Sky, to name just a few. However…these books are totally my guilty pleasure, and this one didn’t disappoint. Continue reading »