Taken by Erin Bowman

April 10th, 2013 Kimberly Review 5 Comments

10th Apr
Taken by Erin Bowman

I featured Taken on a Waiting on Wednesday post when I stumbled across it and was intrigued by the synopsis. I really enjoy dystopian novels and was curious about the world Bowman had created. While not without flaws, as Bowman’s debut novel I was thoroughly entertained and slipped easily into the world she created.

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Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

April 3rd, 2013 Kimberly Review 5 Comments

3rd Apr
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Cinder earned a spot on my top ten young adult reads in 2012 making Scarlet one of my most anticipated reads for 2013. The dystopian world and characters she created in Cinder captured my heart. Scarlet hailed as a companion book offers a retelling of Red Riding Hood and drops her right into Cinder’s world; it was captivating, original, filled with danger and I loved every minute of it.

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Requiem by Lauren Oliver

March 4th, 2013 Kimberly Review 49 Comments

4th Mar
Requiem by Lauren Oliver

I enjoyed Delirium, was sickened by the cliffhanger ending that Oliver left us with in Pandemonium and found Hana fascinating. As you can imagine I was very anxious to step back into Oliver’s final book of the series Requiem. Fans are either going to adore this one or loathe it. The author ends this series without a lot of closer. I thought it was perfect and if you read my reviews you already know I loathe endings forced into a happy little bow. Filled with battles, death, suspense and unrequited love I consumed this in a single day.

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Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

February 22nd, 2013 Kimberly Review 76 Comments

22nd Feb
Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

Unravel Me was one of my most anticipated reads for 2013 and Mafi gave me exactly what I craved from her lyrical writing style to the way she captures Juliette’s fears and thoughts. I was completely swept up in the second installment of the Shatter Me series. A few twist, a messy, wonderful, rip-your-heart-out-love triangle and a fight for the oppressed kept me spellbound.

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Breaking Point by Kristen Simmons

February 2nd, 2013 Kimberly Review 4 Comments

2nd Feb
Breaking Point by Kristen Simmons

I loved Simmons’ debut novel Article 5 and was excited about returning to the world she created in this gripping, post-apocalyptic dystopian. Breaking Point brought us deeper into this world as Ember and Chase struggle to save friends and join the Resistance. Once again I was captivated by the characters and the stark, government controlled world they live in.

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