Young adult dystopian and post-apocalyptic books that will be published this month:
Glitch by Heather Anastasiu
In the Community, there is no more pain or war. Implanted computer chips have wiped humanity clean of destructive emotions, and thoughts are replaced by a feed from the Link network. When Zoe starts to malfunction (or “glitch”), she suddenly begins having her own thoughts, feelings, and identity. Any anomalies must be immediately reported and repaired, but Zoe has a secret so dark it will mean certain deactivation if she is caught.
Island of Silence by Lisa McMann (moved to September pub.)
The sequel to The Unwanteds: Every year in Quill, thirteen-year-olds are sorted into categories: the strong, intelligent Wanteds go to university, and the artistic Unwanteds are sent to their deaths.
The Kill Order by James Dashner
A prequel to The Maze Runner: When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he’s not alone. When the lift’s doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade—a large, open expanse enclosed by stone walls.
Shadows by Ilsa J. Bick (moved to September pub.)
The sequel to Ashes: An electromagnetic pulse flashes across the sky, destroying every electronic device, wiping out every computerized system, and killing billions. It’s now a question of who can be trusted and who is no longer human.
Unwholly by Neal Shusterman
The sequel to Unwind: The Second Civil War was fought over reproductive rights. The chilling resolution: Life is inviolable from the moment of conception until age thirteen. Between the ages of thirteen and eighteen, however, parents can have their child “unwound,” whereby all of the child’s organs are transplanted into different donors, so life doesn’t technically end.
I’ve also started adding 2013 titles to my list of YA dystopian books, so go and check that out!