2012-05-28

Kindred Reads {12}



Kindred Reads is my weekly feature highlighting YA book recommendations based on their similarities to each other. Each week a theme or idea is chosen, and a few books will be highlighted for dealing with that theme.
This week's theme: Revolutionary dystopian heroines
I LITERALLY mean revolutionary for this one. These girls all end up breaking out of society's expectations for them and end up fighting against the society for what they believe in.
Eve (Eve #1) by Anna Carey
The year is 2032, sixteen years after a deadly virus—and the vaccine intended to protect against it—wiped out most of the earth’s population. The night before eighteen-year-old Eve’s graduation from her all-girls school she discovers what really happens to new graduates, and the horrifying fate that awaits her.

Fleeing the only home she’s ever known, Eve sets off on a long, treacherous journey, searching for a place she can survive. Along the way she encounters Caleb, a rough, rebellious boy living in the wild. Separated from men her whole life, Eve has been taught to fear them, but Caleb slowly wins her trust...and her heart. He promises to protect her, but when soldiers begin hunting them, Eve must choose between true love and her life.


My review for Eve.

Delirium (Delirium #1) by Lauren Oliver
Before scientists found the cure, people thought love was a good thing. They didn’t understand that once love -- the deliria -- blooms in your blood, there is no escaping its hold. Things are different now. Scientists are able to eradicate love, and the government demands that all citizens receive the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Holoway has always looked forward to the day when she’ll be cured. A life without love is a life without pain: safe, measured, predictable, and happy.

But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena does the unthinkable: She falls in love.


My review for the audiobook of Delirium.
Matched (Matched #1) by Ally Condie
Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate... until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black.

The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she's destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can't stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path that no one else has dared to follow
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My review for Crossed (Matched #2).

All three of these books have strong lead female protaganists who ultimately make a decision that will not only change thier lives, but the future of their society altogether. If you're a fan of stories like this, then make sure to check out all three for more! (Although I have to say that Delirium is my favourite by far!) So, so good.

Let me know what you think of any or all of these books if you've read them!

7 comments:

Christa @ Hooked on Books said...

DELIRIUM!

<3

Melanie said...

I've read Delirium and Matched and really liked both. In fact, I read them both around the same time, so they're slightly blended together in my brain.

Lay Off The Books (Cathy) said...

I enjoyed all of these books. They really do go well together.

Anna @ Literary Exploration said...

I totes agree!!!! These books are all really similar, but I think they're different enough to stand on their own as well :)

Anna @ Literary Exploration

kimba88 said...

Ii loved Delirium and have Eve on my wishlist. I love dystopians and strong protagonists.

franchie15 said...

Yeeey! I've been waiting for this post, Brenna! <3 Seriously? I loved Delirium the most. I've read Matched but I didn't quite like it. I have Crossed but I don't want to read it yet! Haha. Haven't read Eve though. And your review is making me doubt. I hate it when I get to feel bad for a book. :(

Aneeqah said...

I really loved Delirium, and liked Matched. Eve definitely sounds like a book I would love, but I haven't gotten around to reading it yet! I will have to push it up on the list. =)

-Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life

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