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The Invaders (The Visitors Saga, #1) by Jay Ford


aliens
science-fiction
young-adult
post-apocalyptic

A Path to Utopia


Jacqueline Druga - 2011
    Within hours, another 20 percent succumb leaving only a speck of human life remaining. Believing they are victims of a preliminary act of war and eventual invasion, a group of survivors trek across a barren United States following a radio signal. The simple plan was to band with others to fight and defend their homeland. However, their journey not only brings them together with other survivors but also brings them a chilling truth. What had happened to their country was not a prelude to invasion, but rather the groundwork of global extermination. The enemy is not what they expect.

The Girl Who Called the Stars


Heather Hildenbrand - 2018
    Human. I can’t remember my life before Earth, but I’ve grown up hearing the stories of a planet ravaged by war and a people in need of a leader who will bring them out of the darkness. I’m supposed to be their light. My future terrifies me. But I’m done waiting to have a real life. If I ever want a chance to live free of the Shadows, I’ll need to fight for it because freedom is never free. No matter what galaxy you call home. (This is book 1 in The Starlight Duology. Previously published as Across the Galaxy, now revised & rewritten with brand new content. This is a full-length Upper YA Fantasy Romance.)

Mr. Fahrenheit


T. Michael Martin - 2016
    One night, it looked back.Benji’s lived his whole life in the same sleepy midwestern town—the same town his father grew up in, and his grandfather. But he wants nothing more than to put his past in the rearview mirror as soon as he graduates high school. Benji yearns for a Moment—the Moment that will redeem and transform his ordinary life. The Moment that will propel him into a new, star-bright future. Then one night, the Moment happens:Benji and his tight group of friends—CR, Ellie, and Zeeko—accidentally shoot down a flying saucer in the local quarry. At Benji’s urging, they decide to keep it a secret and solve its mysteries on their own. But as they face threats both earthly and alien and old tensions among the friends surface, Benji begins to question whether this Moment is the miracle he’s always dreamed of—or a curse that could destroy them all.

When They Came


Kody Boye - 2017
     Now They're in our skies, on our streets, always watching, forever waiting. At seventeen, I'm just about to graduate from the Juvenile Education System and declare my career of choice. The Midnight Guard—who protect our community from the vicious things that lie outside our walls—calls to me. It’s hard, dangerous work, with grueling hours that offer little sleep, but it’s the one thing I know will help make a difference in our ever-changing world.

The Last Disaster


Kellee L. Greene - 2018
    She and her family had kept themselves hidden and isolated from the dangers of the outside world.When the storms returned, everything her parents had built over the years was destroyed. Even though she was afraid of what waited outside, she was left with no choice but to venture out and survive the brutal winter in an attempt to find a new home.Now, with nothing but a few supplies and the clothes on her back, she must figure out a way to get safe again.Alone.Afraid.Nothing will ever be the same.---The Last Disaster is the first book in a new series set in the Ravaged Land world. You do not need to have read the Ravaged Land series to enjoy this one, but each book within a series must be read in order.

The Rot Ruin Collection: Rot Ruin; Dust Decay; Flesh Bone; Fire Ash


Jonathan Maberry - 2013
    Benny isn’t interested in the family business, but he reluctantly agrees to train as a zombie killer with his big brother Tom. He expects a dull job, whacking zoms for cash. What he discovers is a vocation that will teach him what it really means to be human. This boxed set contains the complete series: Rot & Ruin, Dust & Decay, Flesh & Bone, and Fire & Ash.

Claimed by the Hunter


Lynnea Lee - 2021
    But spring is here. And that’s bad news! With warm weather comes the endless swarms of deadly bugs.Natalie is injured, and it’s up to me to forage for food. But there’s just one little problem. Okay, so “little” isn’t the best word to describe the fierce Xarc’n warrior who is obsessed with me. Kaj’k is freakin’ HUGE! And his sharp claws, pointy fangs, and massive horns are scary AF. I reject his gift of food and flowers, but my massively muscled alien hunter doesn’t get the hint. He tosses me over his shoulders and carries me to his shuttle. I expect the worse, but all he does is purr at me. Kaj’k I’ve spent my entire life fighting the swarm. Genetically engineered to hunt the scourge across the galaxy, Xarc’n hunters are the ultimate predator. It takes a lot to take one of us down. Then, I meet the little human female who brings me to my knees.My Alice is full of fire, and I have no doubt she could survive on her own. But she’s my mate, and she’s mine to protect. When cannibals and scourge threaten my female, I toss her over my shoulder and carry her to my ship. Now that I have my mate in my arms, I’m never letting her go!

Hatred Day


T.S. Pettibone - 2016
    Humanity is unified against the Inborns, an extraterrestrial species with godlike intelligence and abilities whose arrival on earth caused an environmental and biological crisis. Enslaved and despised even by her own Inbornkind, 18-year-old Snofrid Yagami reawakens to the world after having her memories stolen and is certain of only one thing: she will do anything to ensure her freedom. But her resolution is soon tested when the son of a high-ranking human official is murdered and her home city becomes the center of the interspecies war, one that might see the Inborns purged. Desperate to find a way out of the city for herself and her family, Snofrid risks making a deal with the manipulative Inborn Commander, Hadrian, and his brutal cadre of soldiers. Her task is simple: take part in a historic hunt that will bring wealth and fame to all who survive. Unfortunately, Snofrid’s role is one in which survival is rarely seen—the bait.

End of Gray Skies


B.R. Spangler - 2016
    Historians claim it was an accident that spilled the clouds out of the sky, leaving humanity under a relentless veil of gray. For young Declan and Sammi, all they’ve ever known is a world of gray skies. Now, at odds about the past and uncertain of their future, they’re of age, and it’s time to build their lives together. Yet the coming of the End of Gray Skies has been declared. For a world shrouded in the mysterious fog, the promise to fix a centuries-old accident brings new hope that they might one day see and feel the warmth of the sun on their faces. But questions begin to surface. Questions of whether there ever was an accident. Questions asking what really happened that changed the Earth and what will happen if their world once again sits under the sun. End of Gray Skies is book two in the Gray Series.

The Variant Saga Boxed Set


J.N. Chaney - 2017
    The surviving humans take refuge in an underground city, determined to return home. But after generations of failures and botched attempts, hope is beginning to dwindle. That is, until a young scientist makes a unique discovery--and everything changes. Suddenly, there's reason to hope again, and it rests within a group of genetically engineered children that are both human and Variant. Terry is one of these children, modified and trained to endure the harsh conditions of a planet he cannot begin to understand. After years of preparation, Terry thinks he knows what to expect. But the reality is far stranger than anything he can imagine--and what he will become is far more dangerous.

Mayfly


Jeff Sweat - 2018
    Now she’s a teen, and old enough to become a Mama. Making babies is how her people survive—in Jemma’s world, life ends at age seventeen.Survival has eclipsed love ever since the Parents died of a mysterious plague. But Jemma’s connection to a boy named Apple is stronger than her duty as a Mama. Forced to leave, Jemma and Apple are joined in exile by a mysterious boy who claims to know what is causing them to die. The world is crumbling around them, and their time is running out. Is this truly the End?

Pandemia


Johnathan Rand - 2006
    The last great flu epidemic kelled millions. Now the bird flu has mutated into the super flu and spreading fast. Four teenagers are caught in a world gone wild. They head north.

Oasis


Eilis Barrett - 2016
    WITH THE ILLNESS SPREADING FASTER THAN ATTEMPTS TO CONTROL IT, AND SOCIETY COLLAPSING, THE LAST SURVIVING CITY WILL BECOME A BEACON OF HOPE FOR SURVIVORS.Walled off from the outside world, this city is christened Oasis.Governing on a promise to protect its citizens from infection at all costs, the government of Oasis begins to impose its vision of the perfect society. Every aspect of life is controlled, and the city begins to take on a new, sinister shape.Born into this world is Quincy Emerson, a resident of the Outer Sector Dorms, brutal housing institutions reserved for those judged at risk of infection. Beyond the walls of Oasis, however, something is stirring, and events are about to overtake Quincy. Her fate, it turns out, may not be written in her genes.

Impact Earth: Symbiosis


Timothy W. Long - 2016
    Long's newest take on the apocalypse"Timothy W. Long injects a stark degree of realism into everything he writes. His horror is more horrific, his heroics more heroic, I love reading his stuff." --Peter Clines, bestselling author of the Ex-Heroes series, 14, and The Fold*Second Edition copy edited by Dominion Editorial ServicesIt was a quiet Seattle morning until the skies filled with fire: without warning, a catastrophic meteor shower caused buildings to crumble and the lights to go out. Out of the rubble, five ordinary people arose to find themselves manifesting undreamed-of abilities.Will they be enough to do what the military cannot — stop a massive alien invasion before the entire West Coast is destroyed?"Reading Timothy W. Long is like being in a knife fight that doesn't end until the last page." --Nicholas Sansbury Smith, bestselling author of The Extinction CycleWhat readers are saying about Timothy's other work: "Very believable, very nice mix of humor and seriousness, great characters.", "Big thanks to the author for keeping it realistic.", "Any fans of Joseph Talluto or John O'Brien's series would surely enjoy this.", "...highly recommend it to any fans of the Zombie Apocalypse genre.", "Non-stop action.", "Five stars are rare from me...""LONG WRITES WITH GRAPHIC GLEE!" --Tacoma News Tribune "...witty humor and lots of jam packed action." --Audiobookreviewer.com “Definitely a writer to watch.” --HorrorNews.net on AMONG THE LIVING “One of my favorite zombie novels.” --BuyZombie.com on AMONG THE LIVING

Untaken


J.E. Anckorn - 2015
    Not when it’s your own family who are swallowed whole by those big silver ships. Not if it could be you next.In her search for her family, Gracie meets Brandon, a high school dropout who would never have been caught dead hanging out with a dork like Gracie before the world ended. Gracie isn’t too crazy about Brandon either, but he has one thing she doesn’t: A plan.Brandon’s uncle has a cabin up in Maine, and If Gracie and Brandon can survive long enough to get there they can hide out until the Space Men pack up their ships and leave.Until the army guys come to rescue them, says Brandon.Brandon is big into army guys.Gracie has to admit that Brandon’s Awesome Plan probably would have worked out great if wasn't for Jake.They found 5-year-old Jake, laying half-dead under the remains of someone’s ranch house. He’s a good kid, even if he won’t-or can’t- talk.But Jake has a secret, and when Gracie finds out what it is, the fragile new life they’ve started to forge looks set to break apart.When the people you’ve been counting on to put the world back together start hunting you down, alien invaders are the least of your worries.