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FANTASY/SCIENCE FICTION/HORROR: Post-Apocalyptic and Dystopian Fiction

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Red queen

Aveyard, Victoria, author.

TEEN AVEYARD

In a world divided by blood--those with common, Red blood serve the Silver-blooded elite, who are gifted with superhuman abilities--seventeen-year-old Mare, a Red, discovers she has an ability of her own. To cover up this impossibility, the king forces her to play the role of a lost Silver princess and betroths her to one of his own sons. But Mare risks everything and uses her new position to help the Scarlet Guard --a growing Red rebellion--even as her heart tugs her in an impossible direction.

Also available as an Overdrive eBook and Overdrive eAudio.


Ship breaker

Bacigalupi, Paolo.

TEEN BACIGAL

In a futuristic world, teenaged Nailer scavenges copper wiring from grounded oil tankers for a living, but when he finds a beached clipper ship with a girl in the wreckage, he has to decide if he should strip the ship for its wealth or rescue the girl.


Genesis

Beckett, Bernard, 1968-

FIC BECKETT

Anax thinks she knows history. Her grueling all-day Examination has just begun, and if she passes, she'll be admitted into the Academy--the elite governing institution of her utopian society. But Anax is about to discover that for all her learning, the history she's been taught isn't the whole story. And the Academy isn't what she believes it to be. In this brilliant novel of dazzling ingenuity, Anax's examination leads us into a future where we are confronted with unresolved questions raised by science and philosophy. Centuries old, these questions have gained new urgency in the face of rapidly developing technology. What is consciousness? What makes us human? If artificial intelligence were developed to a high enough capability, what special status could humanity still claim?

Also available as an Overdrive eBook.


5 to 1 : a novel

Bodger, Holly, author.

TEEN BODGER

"In a dystopian future where gender selection has led to boys outnumbering girls 5 to 1 marriage is arranged based on a series of tests. It's Sudasa's turn to pick a husband through this 'fair' method, but she's not sure she wants to be a part of it"--


Fahrenheit 451

Bradbury, Ray, 1920-

FIC BRADBUR

Story of a society in which all books are to be burned.


Killer of enemies

Bruchac, Joseph, 1942-

TEEN BRUCHAC

"In a world that has barely survived an apocalypse that leaves it with pre-twentieth century technology, Lozen is a monster hunter for four tyrants who are holding her family hostage"--


The hunger games

Collins, Suzanne.

TEEN COLLINS

First in Hunger Games series (Hunger Games, Catching Fire). In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss's skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister's place.


The maze runner

Dashner, James, 1972-

TEEN DASHNER

Sixteen-year-old Thomas wakes up with no memory in the middle of a maze and realizes he must work with the community in which he finds himself if he is to escape.


The city of Ember

DuPrau, Jeanne.

J DUPRAU

First in the Ember series (City of Ember, People of Sparks, Prophet of Yonwood, Diamond of Darkhold). In the year 241, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions.


The other side of the island

Goodman, Allegra.

TEEN GOODMAN

Born in the eighteenth year of Enclosure, ten-year-old Honor lives in a highly regulated colony with her defiant parents, but when they have an illegal second child and are taken away, it is up to Honor and her friend Helix, another "unpredictable," to uncover a terrible secret about their island and the corporation that runs everything.


Gone

Grant, Michael, 1954-

TEEN GRANT

In a small town on the coast of California, everyone over the age of fourteen suddenly disappears, setting up a battle between the remaining town residents and the students from a local private school, as well as those who have "The Power" and are able to perform supernatural feats and those who do not.


Among the hidden

Haddix, Margaret Peterson.

TEEN HADDIX

First in the Shadow Children series (Among the Hidden, Among the Imposters, etc.). In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a family to only two children, Luke has lived all his twelve years in isolation and fear on his family's farm, until another "third" convinces him that the government is wrong.


Rash

Hautman, Pete, 1952-

TEEN HAUTMAN

In a future society that has decided it would "rather be safe than free," sixteen-year-old Bo's anger control problems land him in a tundra jail where he survives with the help of his running skills and an artificial intelligence program named Bork.


The eleventh plague

Hirsch, Jeff.

TEEN HIRSCH

Twenty years after the start of the war that caused the Collapse, fifteen-year-old Stephen, his father, and grandfather travel post-Collapse America scavenging, but when his grandfather dies and his father decides to risk everything to save the lives of two strangers, Stephen's life is turned upside down.


Brave new world and Brave new world revisited

Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963.

FIC HUXLEY

Through the most efficient scientific and psychological engineering, people are genetically designed to be passive and therefore consistently useful to the ruling class.


A matter of days : a novel

Kizer, Amber.

TEEN KIZER

On Day 56 of the pandemic called BluStar, sixteen-year-old Nadia's mother dies, leaving her responsible for her younger brother Rabbit. They secretly received antivirus vaccines from their uncle, but most people weren't as lucky. Their deceased father taught them to adapt and survive whatever comes their way. That's their plan as they trek from Seattle to their grandfather's survivalist compound in West Virginia. Using practical survival techniques, they make their way through a world of death and destruction until they encounter an injured dog; Zack, a street kid from Los Angeles; and other survivors who are seldom what they seem. Illness, infections, fatigue, and meager supplies have become a way of life. Still, it will be worth it once they arrive at the designated place on the map they have memorized. But what if no one is there to meet them?

Also available as an Overdrive eAudio.


Winter's end

Mourlevat, Jean-Claude.

TEEN MOURLEV

Fleeing across icy mountains from a pack of terrifying dog-men sent to hunt them down, four teenagers escape from their prison-like boarding schools to take up the fight against the tyrannical government that murdered their parents fifteen years earlier.


The knife of never letting go

Ness, Patrick, 1971-

TEEN NESS

First in the Chaos Walking series (Knife of Never Letting Go, The Ask and the Answer). Pursued by power-hungry Prentiss and mad minister Aaron, young Todd and Viola set out across New World searching for answers about his colony's true past and seeking a way to warn the ship bringing hopeful settlers from Old World.


Shade's children

Nix, Garth.

TEEN NIX

In a savage postnuclear world, four young fugitives attempt to overthrow the bloodthirsty rule of the Overlords with the help of Shade, their mysterious mentor.


Life as we knew it

Pfeffer, Susan Beth, 1948-

TEEN PFEFFER

Through journal entries sixteen-year-old Miranda describes her family's struggle to survive after a meteor hits the moon, causing worldwide tsunamis, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions. First of three related books.


Unwind

Shusterman, Neal.

TEEN SHUSTER

In a future world where those between the ages of thirteen and eighteen can have their lives "unwound" and their body parts harvested for use by others, three teens go to extreme lengths to uphold their beliefs--and, perhaps, save their own lives.


Lockdown

Smith, Alexander Gordon, 1979-

TEEN SMITH

When fourteen-year-old Alex is framed for murder, he becomes an inmate in the Furnace Penitentiary, where brutal inmates and sadistic guards reign, boys who disappear in the middle of the night sometimes return weirdly altered, and escape might just be possible. First in the Escape from the Furnace series.


The stars never rise

Vincent, Rachel, author.

TEEN VINCENT

In a world ruled by the brutally puritanical Church and its army of black-robed exorcists, sixteen-year-old Nina tries to save her pregnant younger sister from the Church's wrath and discovers that not only is the Church run by demons but that Nina herself is one of the very few who can genuinely exorcise them.

Also available as an Overdrive eBook.


Partials

Wells, Dan, 1977-

TEEN WELLS

In a post-apocalyptic eastern seaboard ravaged by disease and war with a man-made race of people called Partials, the chance at a future rests in the hands of Kira Walker, a sixteen-year-old medic in training.


Uglies

Westerfeld, Scott.

TEEN WESTERF

Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can't wait. Not for her license -- for turning pretty. In Tally's world, your sixteenth birthday brings an operation that turns you from a repellent ugly into a stunningly attractive pretty and catapults you into a high-tech paradise where your only job is to have a really great time. In just a few weeks Tally will be there. But Tally's new friend Shay isn't sure she wants to be pretty. She'd rather risk life on the outside. When Shay runs away, the authorities offer Tally a choice: find her friend and turn her in, or never turn pretty at all.


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