Hannah Recommends:Dystopians.

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I know, I know. Dystopians are very passé but I do have a soft spot for some. When done right, dystopians do have the potential to be amazing. So without further ado, here are five of my favourite dystopians.

  1. Unwind Dystology by Neal Shusterman

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Unwind takes place in this world in this world where parents are able to chose to have their children wound which basically means being harvested for organs.While I haven’t read the fourth book yet,the first three are horrifically creepy with amazing characters and thought provoking plot lines.

2.The Chaos Walking Trilogy by Patrick Ness

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Todd lives in a world where  there are only men and where everyone can hear each others thoughts.But one day he meets a girl whose thoughts he can’t hear.This is another series where I haven’t read the last one, but the first two are so amazing. The plot is so intricate, and the characters are so well developed. There are a lot of parallels to our world, and it’s just really well constructed.

3.The House of The Scorpion by Nancy Farmer.

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This book tells the story of a boy named Matt who is the clone of a drug lord named El Patron. Throughout the book, Matt  struggles to find his place in  a world where clones are seen as vermin. Yet another book that is so thought provoking.It raises so many questions about what it means to be human.There is a sequel but this can be read on its own, though the sequel is pretty good

4. Angelfall Series by Susan Ee

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Angelfall is set in a post-appocolyptic  world where angels ave descended to  destroy the earth.  It follows Penryn who is trying to get her sister back from the angels who captured her.I haven’t gotten around to reading the third book yet, but the first too are amazing. Penryn is such a kickass character, the storyline is fascinating, and plus the love interest is pretty awesome. It’s really worth the read.

5. Across The Universe by Beth Revis

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I don’t know if this would be classified as dystopian since it’s more sci-fi than anything, but it is set in the future so I’m going to go with it.Basically Across The Universe is about this ship where humans have been cryogenically frozen  for a very long period of time in preparation for this voyage to a new planet. The problem is that one of the girls  wakes up long before they’re set to land.  With awesome romance,mysteries and secrets, this series will keep you on the edge of your feet until the very end.

So what are some of your favourite dystopians?Let me know in the comments!

 

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Hannah Recommends:Historical Fiction

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  1. Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly 

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Revolution alternates between  present Paris, and a paris in the middle of a revolution. Revolution follows two girls Andi, and Alexandrine as their lives begin to intertwine despite the fact that they live almost two centuries apart. I really love this book , as I think it’s not only a good historical fiction book, but just a good book in general. There are some very important topics addressed such as substance abuse, and depression, while also being a very informative book about the French Revolution

2. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

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Life After Life tells the story of Ursula who is able to die but still live. Every time she dies, she goes back to the same moment  that made her die and she is able to  continue on her life. This book has such an unique concept, but it’s not the only thing going for it. It’s also a very character rich story, and  a very emotional one too. Life After Life takes place across two world wars, and it’s a really good read for people who are looking for a historical fiction novel that’s interesting and unique

3. Second Glance by Jodi Picoult

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This is another book that has two timelines.One is in modern day Vermont where an Indian Burial ground is being expropriated to build a strip mall, the another in the 30s during a time where the Eugenics program was going strong. Like any Picoult Book, Second Glance is a character rich novel filled with lots of twists and turns. The historical subject was very unique, and I learnt a lot about something I knew very little of. Here’s my Review if you’d like to know more about this book.

4.11/22/63 by Stephen King

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11/22/63 is a time travel novel that explores the possibility of being able to stop the Kennedy Assignation. I love a good time travel novel, and this is one is one of the very best. This book is very slow burning and long. It takes quite awhile to get to the main part of the story. Above all this isn’t just a story about the prevention of Kennedy’s assassination. it’s much more than that, and features a large variety of story arc. I really love this book, and if you’re looking to  get into Stephen King, I’d recommend this one to you. It’s not scary, though it is a little gorey and it’s really good.

5.In The Shadows of BlackBirds by Cat Winters

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This book is  takes place during early  1900s in a time where the Spanish Influenza was a huge issue. It’s a very creepy, supernatural kind of books mixed with an awesome set of characters. There’s a lot of sides to this book and it’s really perfect for anyone whether you like mystery, paranormal,historical fiction or romance. It’s really interesting and I really think it’s worth the read.

So there you have it. Some historical fiction novels that I highly recommend and that I think a lot of people would enjoy.

Is there any ones that you think I should read? I’m always open to recommendations!