BEST OF 3: Emma Pullar, Author

1) Divergent by Veronica Roth Society is divided up into five factions which are Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), Erudite (the intelligent), Abnegation (the selfless), and Candor (the honest). We follow Tris Priory; a young woman who takes a test to see which faction she is suited to and the test comes back as Divergent,…

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The Ultimate YA Quiz

Following the success of last year’s Dystopian November, I’ve decided this month is YA MAY! It may surprise you, but when I’m not reading – or writing! – crime fiction, I love me a bit of YA fiction! I tend to prefer teen lit set in the real world, dealing with real issues and real…

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Top 10 Deplorable Dystopian Worlds

Many thanks to Emma Pullar, who’s done a BRILLIANT and in-depth rundown of the top 10 dystopian worlds you simply must read if you want to really chuck yourself in the deep end of this fab genre. Enjoy! I often read blogs where people have insisted ‘dystopia is dead’ or the dystopian trend has passed….

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Book Versus Film: 8 Reasons DIVERGENT Works As Both

Book Versus Film: 8 Reasons DIVERGENT Works As Both

THE STORY DIVERGENT is  set in a future world where society has been divided into five distinct factions. But Tris will never fit into any one group – she is Divergent, and what makes her different makes her dangerous. Targeted by a faction leader determined to eliminate all Divergents, Tris turn to the one person…

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DYSTOPIAN NOVEMBER: 6 MUSTS In YA Dystopian Novels

This post originally appeared on Bang2write, my writing tips site and was written by the talented Olivia Brennan. There’s a certain formula that goes into creating a successful bestselling book series and franchise such as The Hunger Games, Divergent or The Maze Runner series. Not everybody has the secret recipe for “Creating Katniss”, but with…

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