Young adult dystopian and post-apocalyptic books that will be released in October:
Ashfall by Mile Mullin
“When the Yellowstone supervolcano erupts unexpectedly, Alex is determined to reach his parents. He must travel over a hundred miles in a landscape transformed by a foot of ash and the destruction of every modern convenience that he has ever known, and through a new world in which disaster has brought out both the best and worst in people desperate for food, water, and warmth.”
I originally posted this list on my Tumblr and I like to focus more on dystopian novels, which is why Ashfall is not pictured above. I received an eGalley and I love post-apocalyptic novels so I’m looking forward to reading it!
The Death Cure by James Dashner
The third book in the Maze Runner trilogy: “Thomas is the newest arrival to the Glade… A motley crew of half a dozen kids is all he has to guide him in this strange world.”
Eve by Anna Carey
”The year is 2032, sixteen years after a deadly virus—and the vaccine intended to protect against it—wiped out most of the earth’s population. The night before eighteen-year-old Eve’s graduation from her all-girls school she discovers what really happens to new graduates, and the horrifying fate that awaits her.”
I own this one; I’ve read mixed reviews but that makes me want to read it anyway so I can decide for myself.
Scored by Lauren McLaughlin
”Set in the future when teenagers are monitored via camera and their recorded actions and confessions plugged into a computer program that determines their ability to succeed. All kids given a “score” that determines their future potential.”
I love the premise!
Variant by Robinson Wells
“Benson Fisher is trapped in a school that’s surrounded by a razor-wire fence. A school where video cameras monitor his every move. Where there are no adults. Where the kids have split into groups in order to survive. Where breaking the rules equals death.”
I’m really looking forward to this one. Robinson Wells describes it as a “dystopian thriller”.
When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
”Hannah Payne is sentenced to sixteen years of melachroming for aborting her child. Hannah’s pigment is dyed a stop sign red, leading her to endure an ostracizing societal punishment as well.”
I won this in a giveaway and will hopefully be receiving it soon. It seems like a more serious and intelligent dystopian novel.