Friday, October 2, 2009

Plotting and Planning *Dystopian YA Week*

A few weeks ago, when Bart posted a Dystopian YA book list and I realized that I actually hadn't read A LOT of the titles listed, I tut-tutted myself and decided to sit down and read them all at once. And other dystopian YA titles that I hadn't gotten around to. I keep claiming it's my favourite genre, but can it be if I haven't yet read The Giver?

So, I'm going to have a Dystopian Week around Hallowe'en. During this week there will be reviews aplenty, author interviews, book giveaways (a must!), and anything else I have the time to post. The books I'll be reading during that week will be revealed as I read. I hope you will check back as I take this dystopian odyssey.

I would also love any dystopian teen book recommendations you have! Send them along. If you've reviewed any titles on your blog, send along the link and I'll read it and make it part of my dystopian week later in the month.

If you're wondering about my official Dystopian Teen Week picture, it is a scene from one of the greatest video games ever: Final Fantasy VII. This street scene put me exactly in the right mindframe for a week of themed reading.

Mandy

Bart's Dystopian Reading Challenge

Best Dystopian YA Novels Redux

8 comments:

Kate said...

Sent you an email about this. Look like a lot of fun. FFVII is a great game and the movie was really good too :)

celi.a said...

If you haven't checked out Rhiannon Hart's blog, you should. She's got the YA dystopian market covered. I get my rec's from her.

Is this going to be a collaborative week-type thing? I have a couple dystopian novels stacked under the bed, and it would be a good motivator for me to get them, you know, READ. Best!

brizmus said...

I LOVE novels about dystopias!!!! Good luck reading them all! Unfortunately, I don't know much about YA Dystopia, and I will look forward to seeing what you have to read.
I recently reviewed " We" and "the City and the Stars," which are both non-YA dystopian novels, if you'd be interested in checking them out:
http://brizmusblogsbooks.blogspot.com/2009/09/we-by-yevgeny-zamyatin.html

http://brizmusblogsbooks.blogspot.com/2009/09/city-and-stars-arthur-c-clarke-being.html

Juju from Tales of Whimsy said...

Dystopian week? Hark? How COOOL! I LOVE The Giver.

Juju from Tales of Whimsy said...

Excellent picture btw :)

Mandy (Edge) said...

Yeah, I'm SO excited that there seems to be interest in Dystopian Teen Week.
Celia: I would LOVE if you would consider reading and blogging with me during this time. We can link to each other's posts during the week, see what we're reading, etc.

Brizmus: Thanks for the links! I will use them as part of that week in posts on my blog! I loved We.

Juju: Your comments make my day. You're the coolest.

Jen - devourer of books said...

Oh my gosh, you MUST read "The Giver!"

Rhiannon Hart said...

Hey, thanks for the link to Bart's blog, he's got a great list! I can't recommend Patrick Ness's Chaos Walking books enough, if you haven't read them already.

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