Monday, September 23, 2013

Genre Definition & Recommendation #33

Genre Definition and Recommendation is a feature where I will define a genre and a sub-genre definition and the make some recommendations.  

Science Fiction - Definition found on Wikipedia

Science Fiction- is a genre of fiction dealing with imaginary but more or less plausible (or at least non-supernatural) content such as future settings, futuristic science and technology, space travel, aliens, and paranormal abilities. 

Definition found on Wikipedia 

Apocalyptic fiction -  a sub-genre of science fiction that is concerned with the end of civilization due to an existential catastrophe such as nuclear warfare, pandemic, extraterrestrial attack, impact event, cybernetic revolt, technological singularity,dysgenics, supernatural phenomena, divine judgement, climate change, resource depletion, or some other general disaster. 

My Recommendations: 

Gone (Gone, #1)Gone By Michael Grant



In the blink of an eye. Everyone disappears. GONE.

Except for the young. Teens. Middle schoolers. Toddlers. But not one single adult. No teachers, no cops, no doctors, no parents. Just as suddenly, there are no phones, no internet, no television. No way to get help. And no way to figure out what's happened.

Hunger threatens. Bullies rule. A sinister creature lurks. Animals are mutating. And the teens themselves are changing, developing new talents—unimaginable, dangerous, deadly powers—that grow stronger by the day.

It's a terrifying new world. Sides are being chosen, a fight is shaping up. Townies against rich kids. Bullies against the weak. Powerful against powerless. And time is running out: On your birthday, you disappear just like everyone else...

Ashes (Ashes Trilogy, #1)

Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick



It could happen tomorrow . . .

An electromagnetic pulse flashes across the sky, destroying every electronic device, wiping out every computerized system, and killing billions.

Alex hiked into the woods to say good-bye to her dead parents and her personal demons. Now desperate to find out what happened after the pulse crushes her to the ground, Alex meets up with Tom—a young soldier—and Ellie, a girl whose grandfather was killed by the EMP. 

For this improvised family and the others who are spared, it’s now a question of who can be trusted and who is no longer human.

Author Ilsa J. Bick crafts a terrifying and thrilling novel about a world that could be ours at any moment, where those left standing must learn what it means not just to survive, but to live amidst the devastation.

What Do you Recommend?


  1. I have read Ashes and thought it was pretty good, and need to continue the series. I haven't had the chance to read Gone yet, but I would like to, it sounds like a great series.

  2. I read Ashes but I wasn't really thrilled by it, I'm hoping the sequel turns out much better. Gone also seems really good but I haven't read it yet! I would totally recommend Monument 14 as an apocalyptic book, it's one of my favourite book series! Great post :)


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