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

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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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