Friday, February 12, 2010

Dystopian Digest Issue #3

Dystopian reviews:

Nicholas Morine reviewed Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood: 'Bound tightly together by a cast of intelligently written characters led by an empathetic and tragic protagonist, Atwood's intrepid and touching story stands shoulder to shoulder with literary giants within the canon of dystopic literature."

Lizzy of Cornucopia of Reviews reviewed The Line by Teri Hall: "The Line was an intriguing, and suspenseful book focusing on the dystopian society that was once the U.S. (the Unified States). After winning a nuclear war, borders aren't to be crossed, and the government bears down on citizens by enforcing harsh laws."

Lenore of Presenting Lenore reviewed The Resistance by Gemma Malley: "
While these are certainly interesting ideas to explore, the execution is very uneven. Every adult not in the resistance (with one notable exception) is
portrayed as irredeemably selfish and heartless."

Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell
reviewed The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness:"
What can I say, if you liked the Hunger Games then I am sure you will like this one too. Anyone can read and and enjoy it. And it sure has some suspense, and the secrets, oh the secrets. For fans of dystopian like fiction, read this."

Dystopian news and articles:

Will there be an Uglies series movie? Read the full article here.

Two big book covers were revealed this week. One for
Zombies vs. Unicorns and the other for the third Hunger Games book:

While you're at it go to that Zombies vs. Unicorn site and vote for zombies!

Lauren Oliver
announced the title of her second book "a dystopian Romeo-and-Juliet story."

Carrie Ryan
blogged about how to get autographed copies of her book The Dead Tossed Waves: "Hey y'all! I've had a few people ask about how to get an autographed copy of The Dead-Tossed Waves when it comes out March 9, 2010 (yay so soon!). Here are three ways!"

Dystopian contests:

Lenore is giving away The Knife of Never Letting Go and The Ask and the Answer by Patrick Ness.


  1. When I joked on my post on Tuesday that there would be an Uglies movie, I thought I was joking. Of course it won't star cats...(too bad!)

  2. As fans of your site and reviews, the HarperCollins Children's Books publicity team would love to get direct contact information and work with you in the future. We understand that the site reviews a lot of dystopian YA novels. Can you confirm what types of books you are interested in so that we can send you ones that are suited for your site?