I love a good politically-relevant, dystopian science fiction novel — and had read 1984, Brave New World, and the like. But, as a woman, reading The Handmaid's Tale impacted me deeply. Not only is the writing dramatically beautiful and wry, it cut to the core of the experience of what it means to be powerless over your own body. It left me feeling haunted in a way no book ever has.—Jessica Rouzan, San Francisco
"The Silenced" by James DeVita. This is a book that I randomly picked up at a library book sale, and it was a great read. It's a dystopian novel, which is a genre I love, and it's loosely based on the experiences of Sophie Scholl and the organization of the White Rose in Nazi Germany.
Voting for the Queen City Indie Con 2014 Awards is now OPEN TO THE FANS!!!! You can vote for your favorite authors! Under Different Stars is nominated for 4 QCIC AWARDS!! Here are the categories: Fan Favorite - Best Editor Fan Favorite - Best Cover Best all around YA Book Best ‘out-of-this-world’ experience - Sci-Fi/Dystopian/PN (YA-NA-A)