Saturday, May 28, 2011

The Prole Poll Results!


The next book Diva Schuyler will be reviewing is...ENCLAVE by ANN AGUIRRE

A big thank you to everyone who voted! The Marbury Lens by Andrew Smith was only one vote behind, so the Divas will be sure to feature it soon as well.

As they say, WATCH THIS SPACE for the upcoming review. Since "they" are watching you...and so are your Divas. MUAHAHAHA!

Want a taste of Enclave before the review? Read an excerpt on GoodReads! Just click under the book cover image.


  1. So awesome. A general question. I want to add a dystopian book to my summer reading list. Which one do you suggest?

  2. So, Tanya, do you have an hour? ;D Here are a few YA suggestions: Delirium by Lauren Oliver, reviewed on this blog (love is a disease that must be physically removed from the body); Divergent by Veronica Roth, reviewed on this blog (factions separate all people, and the protagonist faces whether or not to choose her own faction or one she admires); and the slim but interesting novel Memento Nora by Angie Smibert, reviewed by me (a pill to erase bad memories exists, but three teens choose to remember).

    Some YA dystopias (again, not stand-alone titles) that look at female sexuality might be of interest: XVI by Julia Karr, Bumped by Megan McCafferty (hilarious satire, yet sobering as well), and Wither by Lauren DeStefano are excellent in this regard.

    Looking for a love story that celebrates poetry and the arts, and is so beautifully and lyrically written it stays with you long afterward? Matched by Ally Condie is YOUR dystopian match. It's going to be a trilogy. This was my favorite read of 2010. The next installment, Crossed, comes out this fall.

    In the mood for and adult dystopian read? Jennifer Government by Max Barry is laugh-out-loud satire, and is a stand-alone title. Orxy and Crake by Margaret Atwood was reviewed on this blog, and though I haven't read it yet, it looks fantastic; it's a part of a trilogy as well.

    There are, of course, the classics: 1984 by George Orwell is my favorite of all time, but I also love and treasure Brave New World by Aldous Huxley.

    Like a bit of zombie/monster apocalypse with your dystopian fiction? Try Enclave by Ann Aguirre, the winner of the Prole Poll. It will be reviewed very soon.

    There are so many others, but these are the ones that come to mind. I wish I could point you to one, but I hope the little tidbits from each will help you choose. Will you let me know which one you decide on? Would love to discuss sometime. :D