These mini reviews are of books I read without the intention to review. However, it seems ALL the books I read deserve a review. So here goes my mini reviews of 2 books per post every Thursday! Both books reviewed will face each other and YOU will vote for which is better! To make it fair and not a battle of genres both books will be from the same genre! Are you ready to vote?
In this dystopian world, every teenager must go through a test to determine if they are pre-disposed to crimes of violence, rebellion or too much independent thinking. If they fail, they are sent to an Island called The Wheel, where life expectancy is barely 2 years. Our main character Alenna, mysteriously fails and is sent to the island.
Although it took me a while to read this book, it wasn’t because it was boring or strenuous. This book is reminiscent of Lord of The Flies (which I read twice in high-school) and a bit of a disorganized Hunger Games type concept. These kids are just dropped on the island with no training or ways to survive. It was intense and even violent at times. There were so many questions, most of which were answered. The whole book is a roller coaster. Never ending action with an edge of your seat feeling!
I gave it a 4 star rating!
This dystopia is more futuristic and Science-fiction but it’s still a dystopian on a smaller, spaceship sized scale. Int this book we have 2 ships who are on their way to inhabit a new planet. There is a whole eco-system, society, laws. Life is pretty simple on the ship. Until…. (read it and find out!) Anyhow, this book does feature a love triangle and the pacing is a bit slower. This book deals with a lot controversial issues and I was happy to see our heroine stand up for her rights! The book is very atmospheric. I almost felt claustrophobic while reading it. It was an very entertaining read and I recommend it for fans of Beth Revis’ Across The Universe series. It is not as good but it the same category! I gave it 3.5 stars!