Book Review: The One
book reviews / dystopia / fairy tale / fantasy

Book Review: The One

Series: The Selection Kiera Cass YA There’s a lot to like about this last installment of Kiera Cass’s The Selection series. To bring you up to speed, America Singer is in a reality-show style contest to wed Prince Maxon. But each of them has other romantic entanglements. And then there are the political rebellions, terrorist … Continue reading

Book Review: The Selection
book reviews / dystopia / fairy tale / fantasy

Book Review: The Selection

Kiera Cass It was bound to happen: Princesses +dystopias +reality TV _________ The Selection I made a feast of this odd little stew of a book, swallowing some sections whole, sometimes savoring a passage as I sorted it into its component ingredients. Oh, I’m on The Bachelor. Nope, I’m in The Hunger Games. The plot: … Continue reading

Oh No, Not Another Teen Dystopia?
dystopia / movies

Oh No, Not Another Teen Dystopia?

Gird your loins for the latest Young-Adult-dystopian-novel-turned-into-teen-dystopian-action-flic (YADNTITDAF). The Giver comes out in movie theaters tomorrow. Yup, I’m going to go see it. The professional critics’ reviews make me a little nervous. A number of them accuse The Giver of imitating other YADNTITDAFs to come out in the last year: Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Divergent, … Continue reading