genre: dystopian

Rereading: Station Eleven

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Station Eleven

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

★★★★★

Published: 2014

Format: eBook

Pages: 333

Genre: Literary Fiction, Dystopian

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Book Review: The Invasion of the Tearling

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The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen (The Queen of the Tearling #2) ★★★★☆

Published: 2015

Format: Paperback

Pages: 576

Genre: Fantasy, Dystopian, Young Adult

SPOILERS AHEAD for book 1 – The Queen of the Tearling

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Book Review: Monsters of Men

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  Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness (Chaos Walking Trilogy #3)

★★★★☆

Published: 2010

Format: Paperback

Pages: 603

Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian

**While this review is spoiler free for Monsters of Men, it does contain potential spoilers for The Knife of Never Letting Go and The Ask and The Answer**

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Book Review: Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

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Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

★★★☆☆

Published: 1949

Format: Paperback

Pages: 368

Genre: Classic, Dystopian

This novel follows Winston Smith, a worker in the Ministry of Truth. 1984 is set in a totalitarian society ruled by Big Brother and the Party. The Party dictates all aspects of life, and the Thought Police have a zero tolerance on the slightest hint of opposition. But Winston is beginning to question the society he lives in.

This is a great look at government, with some aspects of the society coming uncomfortably close to parts of society today. It is a clever ‘essay’ and definitely a must read for anyone with a keen interest into government and politics.  While it’s a good social commentary it’s not an amazing story. This isn’t a novel I’d go into expecting to enjoy as such but one I would recommend everybody should read.