Books by Lisa M. Stasse

THE DEFIANT by Lisa M. Stasse
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 8, 2014

"In this dumbed-down dystopia, noble ends, vague notions of 'freedom,' trump any amount of collateral damage, excruciatingly detailed, in human lives. (Dystopian adventure. 12-18)"
This uneven trilogy ends with plenty of violent action, leaving tough questions on the table. Read full book review >
THE UPRISING by Lisa M. Stasse
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 6, 2013

"The weak worldbuilding strains credulity, but the nifty technology and exciting battle scenes should engage fans of the genre. (Science fiction. 12 & up)"
The second installment of the near-future dystopia series begun in The Forsaken (2012) revisits familiar narrative territory, exhibiting the opener's strengths and weaknesses. Read full book review >
THE FORSAKEN by Lisa M. Stasse
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 21, 2012

"Mostly generic, but flashes of originality raise expectations for future installments. (Dystopian romance. 12 & up)"
In this debut series opener set 20 years in the future, teens identified as future criminals are exiled to "the wheel," a remote island wilderness (metaphorical and real) where few live past 18. Read full book review >