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Invisible Monsters by Joshua McCune


young-adult
science-fiction
dystopia
adventure

Waypoint


Deborah Adams - 2018
    No transportation. No power.Well... almost none. Somehow, a group of gamers are the only ones hanging onto the last remnants of power three months after a mysterious worldwide outage. Society has fallen into complete chaos. After weeks of digging, teenage tech-genius Simon Harper thinks he finally has the key. There’s only one problem. He has to get it to Waypoint, which is 500 miles away, and he has zero survival skills. To save the world, he must partner with one of his least favorite people. His perfect, all-American twin brother West.Their plans go out the window. When their house is raided by military-style agents looking for the key, the brothers are forced to take separate routes. And, when two girls with secrets of their own tag along, the brothers must decide if trusting them is worth their lives. Can Simon survive the journey if the girl he’s falling for is actually the enemy he’s running from?**Gold Medal Winner in the 2019 Readers' Favorite International Book Awards**

The Circle: Taken


Sage Sask - 2019
    Under the new government's regime, sixteen year-olds are evaluated for their desire to harm others. Throughout the test, Alexia struggles to conceal her psychic ability to read the past and future of anyone she touches. When her secret is revealed, Alexia is taken to an island where other highly skilled agents and readers like her train to survive. As Alexia gains more control over her abilities, she desperately tries to piece together her elusive past. In her quest for the truth, Alexia's loyalties are tested when forced to make an impossible choice between those she loves and the family she can't remember. A spell-binding adventure of friendship, love, unforeseen twists and learning that our most dangerous enemies are often the people we trust the most. A captivating novel filled with forbidden romance and shocking betrayals that demands the question - Can One Decision Determine Your Destiny?

The Nature of Ash


Mandy Hager - 2012
    But life takes a devastating turn when two police officers knock on his door. Their news forces him to return home and impels him into a shady world of political intrigue, corruption, terrorism and lies ...so many lies. As if this isn't bad enough, the whole country is imploding. While trying to protect his brother, and strangers Travis and Jiao, Ash's fight to uncover the truth turns into a nightmare race to save their lives. The Nature of Ash is a fast-paced thriller that explores love and loss assumptions and prejudices, truth and fiction, and the many faces of 'family'.

Cybernetic


Laura Riken
    Cybernetic is the first in a young adult dystopian series about a 16-year-old girl who lives in a walled-off city surrounded by bloodthirsty beasts, also threatened by rival armies of cybernetic soldiers who want to enslave all of humanity.

The 100: The Complete Boxed Set #1-4


Kass Morgan - 2017
    As far as anyone knows, no one has stepped foot on Earth in centuries--that is, until one hundred juvenile delinquents are sentenced to return and recolonize the hostile land. The future of the human race rests in their hands, but nothing can prepare the 100 for what they find on this strange and savage planet. Read the series that inspired the hit TV show. The 100, Day 21, Homecoming, and Rebellion are gathered together for the first time in this striking box set, perfect for fans and series newcomers alike.

The Hunted


Alex Shearer - 2005
    Children have become a commodity: they are bought and sold, won and lost, and worst of all, are hunted by the "kiddernappers" keen to make a quick buck on a big sale.When Deet wins Tarrin in a card game he rents him out to childless couples. They pay for Tarrin to play in their houses, and they pretend he's their child for an hour or two. But as Tarrin gets older, Deet is keen to secure his future, and his interest in "The Peter Pan" operation grows. By having "The Peter Pan," Tarrin would stay a boy forever. He would grow old inside the body of a young boy.While Tarrin faces a difficult dilemma, someone is watching him. Someone who has plans of his own.

No. 6 Beyond


Atsuko Asano - 2012
    6 after its destruction -- Nezumi, who wanders like the wind. And finally, the secret of Shion's father. Vivid fragments are cut out from the lives of each, instilling spirit back into the story whose end was a sore parting for many.

Blackout


Sam Mills - 2010
    It inspired a terrorist attack on London. That's why it's a BANNED book.We live in dangerous times. The state says books have to be sweet and pleasant, so they don't inspire teenagers to commit violent crime. Get caught reading a banned book and you go to jail.I thought the state was wrong.How much harm can a book do?Then I read one.Now I'm about to commit murder.Now I know better.

Fearless


Tim Lott - 2007
    Behind its walls, 1000 girls are forced to labour in the city's laundry, separated from their families and deprived of their freedom. One of these girls is Little Fearless who never gives up hope that one day she will be rescued.

Rex Rising


Chrystalla Thoma - 2011
    Pursued for a secret he does not possess and with the fleet at his heels, he has but one thought: to stay alive. His pursuers aren’t inclined to sit down and talk, although that’s not the end of Elei’s troubles. The two powerful parasites inhabiting his body, at a balance until now, choose this moment to bring him down, leaving Elei with no choice but to trust in people he hardly knows. It won’t be long before he realizes he must find out this deadly secret — a secret that might change the fate of his world and everything he has ever known — or die trying.

The World of Mortal Engines (Mortal Engines #1-4)


Philip Reeve
    Mortal Engines Quartet: 4 books - Mortal Engines / Predators Gold / Infernal Devices / A Darkling Plain

Animorphs Boxset: The Predator / The Capture / The Stranger / The Alien


K.A. Applegate - 1997
    Get books 5-8 in one boxed set. Great for collectors!

The Initiation


Chris Babu - 2018
    But no one is safe.In a ruined world, Manhattan is now New America, a walled-in society based on equality. But the perfect facade hides a dark truth.A timid math geek, sixteen-year-old Drayden watches his life crumble when his beloved mother is exiled. The mystery of her banishment leads him to a sinister secret: New America is in trouble, and every one of its citizens is in jeopardy.With time running out, he enters the Initiation. It’s a test within the empty subway tunnels—a perilous journey of puzzles and deadly physical trials. Winners join the ruling Bureau and move to its safe haven. But failure means death. Can Drayden conquer the Initiation, or is salvation out of his grasp?

The Brass Dragon


Marion Zimmer Bradley - 1969
    But when a creepy stranger claiming to be his father tried to remove him from the hospital, his adventure was just beginning -- unless, of course, the adventure had already happened.

The Rule of Claw


John Brindley - 2008
    We enter a futuristic world and meet a band of sixteen year olds who were dumped in isolation at an early age. They're educated partly by gleaning facts from the few books in their possession, but primarily through their experiences of survival which features death and danger. A new threat emerges when the teens transcend their own rules and eat animal flesh. Ash is kidnapped and becomes a pawn in the power struggles between the formidable raptors. In these beautiful beasts, she glimpses new forms of evolution which make her consider her own humanity. Soon she learns the frightening truth of their origins. And realizes the dangerous implications for herself and her friends.