Plague and Pestilence: Ashes, Ashes by Jo Treggiari (Blog Tour)

Stars: ****1/2 Scholastic (2011) YA Dystopian Fiction 343 pages *I received a copy of this book to evaluate for a review. All opinions are honest and are my own. Summary: Epidemics, floods, droughts–for sixteen-year-old Lucy, the end of the world came and went, taking 99% of the population with it. As the weather continues to… Read More »

The Unit by Ninni Holmqvist

Stars: **** ISBN: 978-1-59051-313-2Other Press (June 2009)272 pagesFiction, DystopianOriginally Pub 2006 in Sweden as Enhet by Norstedts Summary: In the world of The Unit by Ninni Holmqvist, men over sixty years old and women over fifty—who are not engaged in “useful” professions, or are childless—are categorized as “dispensable,” and will enter a “Reserve Bank Unit”… Read More »

The Giver by Lois Lowry

Stars: ***** This book was read during the Readathon for the Read It Again Challenge, Newbery Project and Book Awards Challenge. This has long been one of my favourite books, if not my absolute favourite book. I read it in grade school the first time and although I loved the book, I hated studying it.… Read More »