I have these ARCS:
WITCH AND WIZARD: THE GIFT
It seems like Dystopian stories can be split into some sub-categories:
Strong Fantasy feel with or without magic (like Incarceron)
Strong sci-fi feel (like Uglies)
Victim(s) of the society turned hero(es)- (Witch and Wizard, Unwind, Maze Runner, Hunger Games, Incarceron)
Product of a supposedly Utopian society having second thoughts/learning truths- (Uglies, The Adoration of Jenna Fox)
Tell me which kind of dystopian story you like best and why. I'll try to match the right ARC to the right comment and draw names if I get more than one match.
As for my audiobook review, the two things I find most unique about the Life As We Knew It series are that we’re there (as readers) from the day everything changes, and the protags are normal teens with no special gifts or role in the overall future of their new world other than personal survival.
This World We Live In-Susan Beth Pfeffer
This third book in the series (Life As We Knew It and The Dead And Gone) brings together the characters from the first two books as they continue to survive after an asteroid has changed the orbit of the moon, bringing it closer to us.
As a Reader:
I enjoyed the first two books, especially how they occurred in the same timeline, only with different settings and characters. I also liked how this book brought the two sets of characters together and added new. I thought the book dealt well with the issues of survivor guilt and adding new members of a group when individual survival is so precarious.
As a Writer:
The author has the protag, Miranda, make a questionable choice toward the end. Though I see how keeping that choice a secret moves things forward nicely into the next book, I still have problems with the character motivation. It seems like the author could have easily built in stronger reasons for Miranda to do what she did that would keep readers more firmly in sympathy with her. But maybe the author was aiming for the shades of gray.
If you like this, you might also like:
Uglies series- Scott Westerfeld
Incarceron- Catherine Fisher
Witch and Wizard- James Patterson
Unwind- Neal Shusterman
Hunger Games series- Suzanne Collins
Maze Runner-James Dashner
The Adoration of Jenna Fox-Mary E. Pearson
Remember. Tell me what kind of Dystopian you like, and you might get one of the FREE ARCs shown above.