The title is a little grandiose and melodramatic, but it still holds the crux of what I’m talking about. This post relates to two previous posts of mine: this one, in which I review a book that is needlessly mean to fanfiction and its writers, and this one in which I review a book that is basically Divergent. (I’d be very grateful if you read them, but give this a read first, eh?)
This is to expand on a point I made briefly in my review of Banded, as it was one of the books on the dystopia bandwagon. And I realised while I was writing this that what I was saying could be misinterpreted so I thought I’d say some more on the topic.
Okay, yes. Banded is Divergent. And in my opinion, it is a lack of originality capitalising on the popularity of dystopian fiction. But that’s not the problem. The problem is that the book also has a lack of effort. It’s doing what’s been done before because that’s easy, and the book has minimal editing as far as I can tell anyway.