Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Reading Red Queen was like receiving sour candy when you were expecting some glorious sugary sweets. I just felt so much disappointment after turning the last page, since I was expecting a fresh new story out of this one. This book had so much potential, but after a few chapters of reading, I got this sense […]

ARC Review: The Jewel by Amy Ewing

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, DystopiaRelease Date:  September 1st 2014Publisher: HarperTeenCheck out on GOODREADS The Jewel means wealth. The Jewel means beauty. The Jewel means royalty. But for girls like Violet, the Jewel means servitude. Not just any kind of servitude. Violet, born and raised in the Marsh, has been trained as a surrogate for the royalty—because in […]

ARC Review: In The End by Demitria Lunetta – RANT ALERT!

Genre: Young Adult, Post-Apocalyptic, Dystopian Release Date: June 24, 2014 Publishing House: Harperteen Number of pages: 448 Source: ARC from Edelweiss Check out on GOODREADS It’s been three months since Amy escaped New Hope, and she’s been surviving on her own, like she did in the After. Until one day, her former fellow Guardian’s voice […]

ARC Review: The Treatment by Suzanne Young

Rating: 3/5 Series: The Program #2 Genres: Young Adult, Dystopia, Romance Release Date: April 29th 2014 Publisher: Simon Pulse Check out on GOODREADS Pre-Order on AMAZON | THE BOOK DEPOSITORY Can Sloane and James survive the lies and secrets surrounding them, or will The Program claim them in the end? Find out in this sequel to The Program, which Publishers Weekly called “chilling and […]

Recaps, Rants, Raves: The 100, Episode 2 – “To Survive, Be Idiots”

Recaps, Rants, Raves is a new feature here at The Social Potato where we’ll share a recap as well as a rant/rave of a few TV shows every Saturday! For now, we have the first season of The 100! Disclaimer: Ahead are spoilers for the first episode of the show, The 100. Please don’t proceed […]

Review: Vitro by Jessica Khoury

Rating: 2.5/5 Genres: Young Adult, Dystopia, Science Fiction Release Date: January 14th 2014 Publication House: Razorbill Source: Purchased Check out on GOODREADS Buy on AMAZON | THE BOOK DEPOSITORY On Skin Island, even the laws of creation can be broken. On a remote island in the Pacific, Corpus scientists have taken test tube embryos and given them life. These beings—the Vitros—have […]

Review: Cress by Marissa Meyer

Rating: 5/5 Genre: Young Adult, Action, Science Fiction, Fantasy Release Date: February 4, 2014 Publisher: Feiwel and Friends Number of pages: 550 Check on on GOODREADS Buy on AMAZON | THE BOOK DEPOSITORY In this third book in the bestselling Lunar Chronicles series, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. […]

ARC Review: Panic by Lauren Oliver

Rating: 2 / 5 Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Dystopia, Romance Release Date: March 4th, 2014 Publisher: HarperCollins Check out on GOODREADS Buy: AMAZON | BOOK DEPOSITORY Panic began as so many things do in Carp, a dead-end town of 12,000 people in the middle of nowhere: because it was summer, and there was nothing else to do. Heather never thought […]

Review and Giveaway (PH only): Not A Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis

  Rating: 4 / 5 stars Genres: Young Adult, Post-Apocalyptic, Dystopia, Suspense Release Date: September 24, 2013 Author: Mindy McGinnis Number of Pages: 320 Source: Book from Publisher Check out on GOODREADS Check out on AMAZON Lynn knows every threat to her pond: drought, a snowless winter, coyotes, and, most importantly, people looking for a drink. She makes […]