Another spectacular Top Ten Tuesday here for you! It's actually pretty open-ended subject for this week so I decided on my ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE genre, the mixture of Dystopian/Apocalyptic/Post-Apocalyptic.
I have no idea WHY these genres intrigue me so much, especially when it deals with so much death or hopelessness, but it does and that's why it has been chosen ;)
Here's my Top Ten Books For People Who Like [The] Dystopian/Apocalyptic/Post-Apocalyptic [Genre]
I've reviewed this book before, I've talked about it all the time, it is one of my favourite zombie-post-apocalyptic book I've read. I can safely say that without thinking, without wondering, or without having to umm and ahh about it. It's legit amazing. It started off as a weekly blog post that this guy started up with his brother, and soon enough it became such a hit online that they published a book. That's how amazing it is.
It's a fairly (What I personally reckon) realistic interpretation of a zombie apocalypse, and the way it would probably be dealt with. Everything from the characters and how they interact (Which honestly made me laugh so many times on so many different occasions and also be very serious and think, 'Yeeeeah...that guy IS UNTRUSTWORTHY!') all the way to how the gore is written and imagined. It's highly recommended for those who are interested in zombies or that whole genre.
Now I'm not usually a big fan of classics, either I think they're truly amazing and brilliant (Rarely) or they're some of the most boring these I've been made to read and I wonder why anybody would classify them as a CLASSIC.
But Fahrenheit 451 is real, guys. It scared me, it made me think about society and the government and I started becoming all Katniss-like in my thoughts of 'We must take down the government! VIVA LA REVOLUTION!'
And yes, the scene where the
woman decides to burn with her books really affected me because, let's be honest here, I'd probably burn with my books too if push came to shove and the government was telling me I wasn't allowed to have books. Legit witch-burning while I clutch my books to my bosom.
If you've read my review on this book, you're probably asking -
'Ash, why is this book on your Top Ten List for books to read in this genre? You couldn't give it enough critiques!'
Just because I give something a lot of critiques and tear it apart with my words, doesn't mean it isn't a good book. Books have this wonderful way of touching each of us individually through our experiences and feelings and all that stuff.
I didn't like The Road for many reasons, but that doesn't mean it didn't entertain me and it'd be a wonderful [And highly realistic, not the BOOM BAM POW DRAMA BOMBS EVERYWHERE DURING THE APOCALYPSE representation of an Apocalypse. It's not all drama and everyone knows how to fight and it's a power struggle; everybody would be dying slowly.] introduction into the world of Apocalypse for those who haven't read any forms of literature in that genre.
Just don't mind the lack of punctuation which is probably symbolic of something in the book but it gets on your nerves after awhile because it just tends to drag on and on and on and without any end in sight which leaves you kind of breathless in a way while you're reading this because there really ISN'T any real form of punctation for you to take a breath in this book but once you get past that it's a real work that makes you think and it's entertaining minus a few flaws here and there.
I still haven't finished this series, so excuse me if I judge it based only on its first book.
The Giver is this really bland, almost verging on sociopath-like way of living and thinking because of [SPOOOIIIIILLEEEEER] there's no colour and no experience or memories except for the old guy who holds it all in like a really prominent fart.
I loved it SOOOOO much more than the movie. It was almost like a Percy Jackson-like adaption which endly so poorly for everyone involved. Divergent often reminds me a lot of The Giver if you're into a society where everybody is given their jobs at a certain age, you're tested, and then that's how life works without anybody ever really questioning it. It just happens because it happens.
I surprisingly liked it a lot, and I can see why it's a classic for all to read and judge for themselves.
Ahh, my love-hate relationship with the Hunger Games Series returns on a fiery chariot and poor CGI effects.
In all honesty though, while I bad-mouth the series, I LOVED the first book so much. We still deal with a pre-PTSD Katniss, who is volunteering for the Games for her sister, and before any of this boring love-triangle stuff that makes me want to punch a cucumber in half.
We're introduced to the Arena, and all the other tributes, and the actual games, which was so intense I almost tore off the pages with my teeth. It's fast paced, intense, and I liked to imagine I was right beside Katniss, hopefully surviving alongside her and not touching something poisonous and then eating from it and then dying a very tragic death because I didn't actually end up finishing mah berries.
But it's honestly an amazing book, but slowly declines through the rest of the series. Hunger Games will always reign supreme, and then slowly trip over and smash its face onto the ground by the time it hits Mockingjay. I still love you though Katniss, no regrets.
*Shrieks and then collapses into my chair* This book is absolutely so amazing. It's been a few years since I've read it, but I can remember it chapter by chapter and how much it meant to me and just how FAST I read through the trilogy.
Basically, a town with all men who can hear each other's thoughts 24/7. None of your secrets are actually secret. Until one day, our main protagonist Todd, stumbles across a spot in town where he can only hear silence. Then he meets a girl named Viola. The rest is history and a lot of drama. A lot of drama.
It's absolutely perfection, and I have actually been thinking of re-reading it of late. It's an amazing trilogy! <3
I read this recently, and it's still stuck with me. It was a brilliant twist on zombies, because it's so easy to fall into tropes and just get back into the same old story of following the protagonist through a stereotypical apocalypse.
I love how it isn't around the start of the apocalypse, which most do.
I think if you're interested in dealing with a different take on Zombies, more so on the relationships between the characters and less on developing the surroundings, how it happened, and the science behind it, then you'll love this book <3
Ugggggggggggh. I love The Walking Dead. Everything The Walking Dead. All of it. I love the game, the comic books, the TV Show, and potential Spin-off that is coming now. It's honestly painful of just HOW much I love this series. I know that it isn't really a novel, but the comic books are amazing. There are so many layers and levels of complexity concerning the characters and their hope but also the fact that they're in a bloody apocalypse and everyone know they or love are dying and it's just so intense.
*Swoon* I love this series so much.
This book, just like The Girl With All The Gifts, wrecks all the tropes about zombies and what they're capable of doing. Instead, you get to follow through the perspective of R, a zombie in the apocalypse (There should be a count of how many times I have written down that world and it's starting to not look like a word to me anymore...)
It's so interesting, and I love both the movie AND the book <3
It's been a long long long time since I've read this book, but it still stands with me for some reason. Maybe it's because it's built on a Dystopian society where you can get a procedure done at a certain age (Iforget) to remove all your flaws; Pimples, freckles, curly hair, cellulite, whatever you think your flaw is it can be taken away, even your personality can be altered to be more desirable.
While it tells a story, its social commentary on Identity, Beauty, ruthless suppression of individual freedom, and humanity are some very positive messages by showing the extremes some people can go to to change themselves.
That, and if I was in an apocalypse I'd most likely be like Eugene from The Walking Dead - Useless, can't run for long periods of time, can be taken down by a small child, and likes to watch people.
But he is hilarious so they keep him around <3