Stephanie is reading…

(Diary of a bookworm)

Allegiant – Veronica Roth

This is the third and final book in the Divergent trilogy. In case of any spoilers, don’t read this review until you’ve read Divergent and Insurgent, both of which I re-read just before reading … Continue reading

April 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Noughts & Crosses – Malorie Blackman

I signed up to be a World Book Night giver this year when I saw Noughts & Crosses on the list. I first read this a few years ago when my … Continue reading

April 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Little Brother – Cory Doctorow

I have to confess that I’ve never read Nineteen Eighty-Four – though I obviously recognised the allusion to it in the title of Little Brother – and most of my expectations come … Continue reading

February 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Declaration – Gemma Malley

Although enjoying a recent surge in popularity this year, The Declaration was published in 2008 (the same year as The Hunger Games) and so pre-dates many of the young adult dystopia currently ruling … Continue reading

September 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Insurgent – Veronica Roth

This is the second in Veronica Roth’s trilogy, so don’t read this review unless you’ve already read Divergent! But I would recommend you read the two books in close succession; … Continue reading

August 27, 2012 · 2 Comments

Divergent – Veronica Roth

Divergent has many of the characteristics associated with dystopian fiction, particularly that aimed at the young adult market: a female teenage protagonist, a romantic interest who has to take second … Continue reading

August 26, 2012 · 3 Comments

Unwind – Neal Shusterman

It’s funny: the review I thought I’d be writing after a few chapters is not at all the one I’m writing now. For me, Unwind is a slow burner. Admittedly … Continue reading

June 7, 2012 · 4 Comments

Crossed – Ally Condie

Crossed is the second in the Matched trilogy and, if I’m honest, this sequel fell a little short of my expectations. I really wanted to like it – and I … Continue reading

May 13, 2012 · 1 Comment

Matched – Ally Condie

This is the first in yet another young adult dystopian fiction trilogy. It’s not clear whether Matched is set in a future version of America, or elsewhere. What we do … Continue reading

May 6, 2012 · 3 Comments