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

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The giver Teen Book The giver

Lowry, Lois.
TEEN LOWRY

In the story of a seemingly utopian city in a futuristic world, Jonas is singled out to receive special training from The Giver, who alone holds memories of pain and pleasure in life.




The resistance Teen Book The resistance

Malley, Gemma.
TEEN MALLEY

Sequel to The Declaration. In a future England where young people, or "Surpluses," are heavily regulated and everyone takes a drug called Longevity+, a member of the Underground infiltrates the Pincent Pharma manufacturing plant, and uncovers horrific acts being committed in an attempt to create eternal youth.




The Unidentified Teen Book The Unidentified

Mariz, Rae.
TEEN MARIZ

In a futuristic alternative school set in a shopping mall where video game-playing students are observed and used by corporate sponsors for market research, Katey "Kid" Dade struggles to figure out where she fits in and whether she even wants to.




The road book The road

McCarthy, Cormac, 1933-
FIC MCCARTH

At once brutal and tender, despairing and rashly hopeful, "The Road" is a fierce and haunting meditation on the tenuous divide between civilization and savagery, and the sometimes terrifying power of filial love.




The aftermath Teen Book The aftermath

Michelle, Sara.
TEEN MICHELL

Survivors begin to accept their new reality seven days after "The End," which came with no warning except from the predictions of Nostradamus.




Winter's end Teen Book 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 Teen Book 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 Teen Book 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.




Birthmarked Teen Book Birthmarked

O'Brien, Caragh M.
TEEN OBRIEN

In a future world baked dry by the sun and divided into those who live inside the wall and those who live outside it, sixteen-year-old midwife Gaia Stone is forced into a difficult choice when her parents are arrested and taken into the city.




Z for Zachariah Teen Book Z for Zachariah

O'Brien, Robert C.
TEEN OBRIEN

Seemingly the only person left alive after a nuclear war, a sixteen-year-old girl is relieved to see a man arrive into her valley until she realizes that he is a tyrant and she must somehow escape.




Nineteen eighty-four book Nineteen eighty-four

Orwell, George, 1903-1950.
On Order

Winston Smith is a low-ranking member of the ruling Party in London, in the nation of Oceania. Everywhere Winston goes, even his own home, the Party watches him through telescreens; everywhere he looks he sees the face of the Party’s seemingly omniscient leader, a figure known only as Big Brother. The Party controls everything in Oceania, even the people’s history and language. Currently, the Party is forcing the implementation of an invented language called Newspeak, which attempts to prevent political rebellion by eliminating all words related to it. Even thinking rebellious thoughts is illegal. Such thoughtcrime is, in fact, the worst of all crimes.




Epitaph Road Teen Book Epitaph Road

Patneaude, David.
TEEN PATNEAU

In 2097, men are a small and controlled minority in a utopian world ruled by women, and fourteen-year-old Kellen must fight to save his father from an outbreak of the virus that killed ninety-seven percent of the male population thirty years earlier.




The adoration of Jenna Fox Teen Book The adoration of Jenna Fox

Pearson, Mary (Mary E.)
TEEN PEARSON

In the not-too-distant future, when biotechnological advances have made synthetic bodies and brains possible but illegal, a seventeen-year-old girl, recovering from a serious accident and suffering from memory lapses, learns a startling secret about her existence.




For darkness shows the stars Teen Book For darkness shows the stars

Peterfreund, Diana.
TEEN PETERFR

It's been several generations since a genetic experiment gone wrong caused the Reduction, decimating humanity and giving rise to a Luddite nobility who outlawed most technology. Elliot North has always known her place in this world. Four years ago Elliot refused to run away with her childhood sweetheart, the servant Kai, choosing duty to her family's estate over love. Since then the world has changed: a new class of Post-Reductionists is jumpstarting the wheel of progress, and Elliot's estate is foundering, forcing her to rent land to the mysterious Cloud Fleet, a group of shipbuilders that includes renowned explorer Captain Malakai Wentforth'an almost unrecognizable Kai. And while Elliot wonders if this could be their second chance, Kai seems determined to show Elliot exactly what she gave up when she let him go. But Elliot soon discovers her old friend carries a secret'one that could change their society...or bring it to its knees.




Life as we knew it Teen Book 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.




The dead and the gone Teen Book The dead and the gone

Pfeffer, Susan Beth, 1948-
TEEN PFEFFER

After a meteor hits the moon and sets off a series of horrific climate changes, seventeen-year-old Alex Morales must take care of his sisters alone in the chaos of New York City.




How I live now Teen Book How I live now

Rosoff, Meg.
TEEN ROSOFF

To get away from her pregnant stepmother in New York City, fifteen-year-old Daisy goes to England to stay with her aunt and cousins, with whom she instantly bonds, but soon war breaks out and rips apart the family while devastating the land.




The Forest of Hands and Teeth Teen Book The Forest of Hands and Teeth

Ryan, Carrie.
TEEN RYAN

Through twists and turns of fate, orphaned Mary seeks knowledge of life, love, and especially what lies beyond her walled village and the surrounding forest, where dwell the unconsecrated, aggressive flesh-eating people who were once dead.




Unwind Teen Book 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 Teen Book 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.




Inside out Teen Book Inside out

Snyder, Maria V.
TEEN SNYDER

"...I'm Trella. I'm a scrub. A nobody. One of thousands who work the lower levels, keeping inside clean for the Uppers. I've got one friend, do my job, and try to avoid the Pop Cops. So what if I occasionally use the pipes to sneak around the Upper levels. The only neck at risk is my own...until I accidentally start a rebellion and become the go-to-girl to lead a revolution."




The comet's curse :   a Galahad book Teen Book The comet's curse : a Galahad book

Testa, Dom.
TEEN TESTA

Desperate to save the human race after a comet's deadly particles devastate the adult population, scientists create a ship that will carry a crew of 251 teenagers to a home in a distant solar system.




Y: the last man.   Book one book Y: the last man. Book one

Vaughan, Brian K.
FIC VAUGHAN

Yorick Brown, an unemployed and unmotivated slacker discovers he is the only male left in the world after a plague instantly kills everyone with a Y chromosome. Accompanied by his mischievous monkey and the mysterious Agent 355, he embarks on a transcontinental journey to find his girlfriend and to discover why he is the last man in earth.




Partials Teen Book 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 Teen Book Uglies

Westerfeld, Scott.
TEEN WESTERF

Everybody gets to be supermodel gorgeous. What could be wrong with that? 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, Tally learns about a whole new side of the pretty world -- and it isn't very pretty. The authorities offer Tally the worst choice she can imagine: find her friend and turn her in, or never turn pretty at all. The choice Tally makes changes her world forever.




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