Young adult science fiction, dystopian and post-apocalyptic books that will be published this month:
After: Nineteen Stories of Apocalypse and Dystopia by Various
If the melt-down, flood, plague, the third World War, new Ice Age, Rapture, alien invasion, clamp-down, meteor, or something else entirely hit today, what would tomorrow look like? Some of the biggest names in YA and adult literature answer that very question in this short story anthology.
Ashen Winter by Mike Mullin
The sequel to Ashfall: 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.
Breathe by Sarah Crossan
The world is dead. The survivors live under the protection of Breathe, the corporation that found a way to manufacture oxygen-rich air.
Eve and Adam by Michael Grant & Katherine Applegate
Sixteen-year-old Evening Spiker lives an affluent life in San Francisco with her mother, EmmaRose, a successful geneticist and owner of Spiker Biotech, until she’s struck by a car and is exposed to extensive injuries. Injuries that seem to be healing faster than physically possible.
Feedback by Robinson Wells
The sequel to Variant: 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.
Promised by Caragh M. O’Brien
The third book in the Birthmarked trilogy: In the future, in a world baked dry by the harsh sun, there are those who live inside the wall and those, like sixteen-year-old midwife, Gaia Stone, who live outside. But when Gaia’s mother and father are arrested by the very people they so dutifully serve, Gaia is forced to question everything she has been taught to believe.
Son by Lois Lowry
The fourth book in The Giver series: Jonas’s world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear or pain. There are no choices. When Jonas turns twelve, he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now, it is time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back.