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Bite-Size Corner -‘Anthem’ by Ayn Rand

ANTHEM is a dystopian fiction novella by Ayn Rand, written in 1937 and first published in 1938 in England. It takes place at some unspecified future date when mankind has entered another dark age. Technological advancement is now carefully planned and the concept of individuality has been eliminated. Equality 7-2521, writing by candlelight in a… Continue reading Bite-Size Corner -‘Anthem’ by Ayn Rand

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‘Blue Karma’ by J.K. Ullrich

Water. It covers almost three-quarters of the planet, comprises more than half the human body, and has become the most coveted resource on Earth. Amaya de los Santos survived the typhoon that left her an orphan. Now she scrapes by as an ice poacher, illegally harvesting fresh water for an always-thirsty market. But when she… Continue reading ‘Blue Karma’ by J.K. Ullrich

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‘The Maze Runner’ by James Dashner

When the doors of the lift crank open, the only thing Thomas can remember is his first name. But he’s not alone. He’s surrounded by boys who welcome him to the Glade, an encampment at the centre of a bizarre maze. Like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they came to be there,… Continue reading ‘The Maze Runner’ by James Dashner

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‘Uglies’ by Scott Westerfeld

Tally can’t wait to turn sixteen and become Pretty. Sixteen is the magic number that brings a transformation from a repellant Ugly into a stunningly attractive Pretty, and catapults you into a high-tech paradise where your only job is to have a really great time. In just a few weeks Tally will be there. But… Continue reading ‘Uglies’ by Scott Westerfeld

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‘The Book of Ivy’ by Amy Engel

After a brutal nuclear war, the United States was left decimated. A small group of survivors eventually banded together, but only after more conflict over which family would govern the new nation. The Westfalls lost. Fifty years later, peace and control are maintained by marrying the daughters of the losing side to the sons of… Continue reading ‘The Book of Ivy’ by Amy Engel

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‘Into the Still Blue’ by Veronica Rossi

Worlds kept them apart. Destiny brought them together. 4.75¬†Stars (Rounded to 5) I’ve finished a series already! In a year where I want to focus on completing some of those series that I have left unfinished, I wanted the first trilogy I complete in 2015 to be the ‘Under the Never Sky’ trilogy by Veronica… Continue reading ‘Into the Still Blue’ by Veronica Rossi

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‘Matched’ by Ally Condie

On her seventeenth birthday, Cassia meets her match. Society dictates he is her perfect partner for life. Except he’s not. 1.5 Stars (Rounded to 2) I went into the book with trepidation. It is very much a marmite book – everyone loves it or hates it. I have to say now that I hate marmite,… Continue reading ‘Matched’ by Ally Condie