For the Best Review for a Dystopian Book category, we asked for each reviewer's favorite portion of their review. If they didn't submit anything, we just have their link listed.
In the Forgotten Realm: Vampires: Revolution
The question this novel asks is what does it mean to be evolved? It doesn't give an answer, only demolishes answers. You may be a king, but you'll still want to satisfy your need for companionship before rising to a throne--that's why Daniel goes after his girlfriend, the princess instead of setting up an area of operations to coordinate the efforts of humans and vampires. You may be a princess who can use rhetoric and diplomacy to end conflict, but you are never above tearing and killing if diplomacy fails and the laws of the jungle dictate that you must surrender sexually to the strongest male. Have we truly evolved?
Growing Up YA: Insurgent
"...if you thought Divergent was a roller-coaster of emotions, please know that it has nothing on Insurgent. This book takes the form adrenaline and becomes a real-life thrill ride. It became very clear, very early on, that Roth would redraw any established lines and not just cross them. No, that would be too easy. She would catapult right over them. Friends, catapult she did."
Eleusinian Mysteries: Slated
Lili’s Reflections: Article 5
Article 5 was one of my very first attempts at venturing into the dystopian genre and it is the book that made me fall in love with dystopians. It would mean a lot if you could vote for me in my first ever Bloggy Awards! Thank you!
To describe Article 5 in just a few words…
The world-building in this novel is beyond unbelievable. It was so vivid and real, which made it all the more chilling. I can tell you one thing, while I admire Kristen Simmons for being able to create such a world, I am so thankful that I do not have to live in a world like it.
This is a wonderful debut that I highly recommend to all readers looking for a unique novel full of adventure!
Appraising Pages: Insurgent
Brooke Reports: Legend
The Reviews News: Insignia
Insignia is insane. It is beautifully simplistic and complicatedly evocative. Crushingly despairing and hilariously witty. Intelligently phrased and bluntly honest. […] I am completely, head-over-heels in love with it. This book is dominating my love right now. And I can't even pinpoint what it is I loved about the book so much. […] It's just so not fair to pick one amazing aspect and laud it, you know? That would be like staring at the rainbow and calling one particle the best of them all. Inefficiently vague and insufficiently degrading.
Once Upon a Twilight: Insurgent
GraveTells: The Last Vampire
“The Last Vampire is ballsy, well written, and has that feel of authenticity we’re all looking for in our
books. Any time I can nod and say “Crap that sucks, but that’s totally what would happen.”, especially in a horror novel, you’ve got me hooked.
For those of you out there that love to read about love, but occasionally just want to read a good
spooky story by an author that doesn’t believe in giving a cheat to make the story line easier on her
characters, The Last Vampire is for you. Griffith creates a world gone mad and sticks to it, riding it to
its inevitable conclusion with tight story telling and the guts to drag you along, squirming and wishing that there was a different possible outcome for the protagonist. The Last Vampire is a GraveTells Recommended Read!”
Catching Books: Delirium
Anna Reads: Divergent
I haven’t felt this desperate to finish a book in quite some time. It was bad. It led to this conversation:
Me: I wonder what’s happening in my book right now.
Hubby: What do you mean? You aren’t reading right now.
Me: Yeah. I wonder what the characters are doing.
Hubby: You know the characters don’t keep on doing things while you’re not reading, right?
Me: Hm…are you sure?
GraveTells: A Blood Seduction
“Pamela Palmer is a talented author with a knack for dropping her audience right into the characters’ heads. We see what they see and feel what they feel, even understand tiny nuances of their
personalities. The setting, Vamp City, is excruciatingly real-feeling. The cruelties, the suffering, the excesses, the decay… all is depicted efficiently and creatively, with a minimum of unnecessary excess flourish. The supernatural creatures were distinctly otherworldly in their morals and customs, and the depths of the suffering of the human slaves was agonizingly clear yet intriguingly complex. I imagine lovers of dystopian and dark fantasy will probably eat this up.”
GraveTells: The Immortal Rules
“With all the vampire books out there right now, it’s hard to find one that really stands out, but I honestly think The Immortal Rules does. It’s much darker and grittier than Julie’s Iron Fey series, and the two series aren’t that similar (aside from the fact that they’re both very good!) I’m definitely invested in the Blood of Edennovels, and this book was an amazing start to a new series!
The Immortal Rules was an addicting and enjoyable post-apocalyptic book. It has tons of action, and a good amount of romance. The ending definitely leaves you wanting more, but there’s no huge cliffhanger (thank God!) I’m anxiously awaiting the second book. The Immortal Rules is a GraveTells must-read!”
Voting has CLOSED!! The Winner is: GraveTells: The Immortal Rules