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If you crave more gripping dystopian adventures, try these stories of young people fighting for survival - for adults and teens.
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  Cover Art: Enclave Aguirre, Ann
Enclave
In a post-apocalyptic future, fifteen-year-old Deuce, a loyal Huntress, brings back meat while avoiding the Freaks outside her enclave, but when she is partnered with the mysterious outsider, Fade, she begins to see that the strict ways of the elders may be wrong-- and dangerous.
262 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Pure Baggott, Julianna
Pure
In a post-apocalyptic world, Pressia, a sixteen-year-old survivor with a doll's head fused onto her left hand meets Partridge, a "Pure" dome-dweller who is searching for his mother, sure that she has survived the cataclysm.
434 p. 2012
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Flood Baxter, Stephen
Flood
Four hostages are finally released, but they face a world suddenly inundated as vast amounts of water are released from the earth's mantle. As the world's cities and countries disappear under the rising seas, humanity faces unimaginable global disaster.
490 p. 2009
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Agenda 21 Beck, Glenn
Agenda 21
"Just a generation ago, this place was called America. Now, after the worldwide implementation of a UN-led program called Agenda 21, it's simply known as "the Republic." There is no president. No Congress. No Supreme Court. No freedom. There are only the Authorities. Citizens have two primary goals in the new Republic: to create clean energy and to create new human life. Those who cannot do either are of no use to society. This bleak and barren existence is all that eighteen-year-old Emmeline has ever known...Like most citizens, she keeps her head down and her eyes closed. Until the day they come for her mother."--Dust jacket.
295 p. 2012
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Red Rising Brown, Pierce
Red Rising
Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations. Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children. But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and sprawling parks spread across the planet. Darrow and Reds like him, are nothing more than slaves to a decadent ruling class. Inspired by a longing for justice, and driven by the memory of lost love, Darrow sacrifices everything to infiltrate the legendary Institute, a proving ground for the dominant Gold caste, where the next generation of humanity's overlords struggle for power. He will be forced to compete for his life and the very future of civilization against the best and most brutal of Society's ruling class. There, he will stop at nothing to bring down his enemies . . . even if it means he has to become one of them to do so.
382 p. 2014
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Things That Keep Us Here Buckley, Carla
The Things That Keep Us Here
When a deadly pandemic strikes, Ann Brooks's town is locked down and, as time passes, she is forced to confront her failing marriage and fight for survival as resources dwindle and neighbor turns against neighbor.
406 p. 2010
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Ender's Game Card, Orson Scott
Ender's Game
Child-hero Ender Wiggin must fight a desperate battle against a deadly alien race if mankind is to survive.
324 p. 2002
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Investigation Claudel, Philippe
The Investigation
The Investigator is a man quite like any other. He is balding, of medium build, dresses conservatively-in short, he is unremarkable in every way. He has been assigned to conduct an Investigation of a series of suicides (twenty-two in the past eighteen months) that have taken place at the Enterprise, a huge, sprawling complex located in an unnamed Town. The Investigator's train is delayed, and when he finally arrives, there's no one to pick him up at the station. It is alternating rain and snow, it's getting late, and there are no taxis to be seen. Off sets the Investigator, alone, into the night, unsure quite how to proceed. So begins the Investigator's series of increasingly frustrating attempts to fulfill his task. In the course of hours of wandering looking for the entrance to The Enterprise, he bumps into a stranger hurrying past and spills open his luggage, soaking his clothes. When he finally reaches the Enterprise, he is told he does not posses the proper authorization documents to enter after regular hours. Asking for directions to a hotel, he is informed "We're not the Tourist Office," and must set off to find one himself. Time and time again, regulations hamstring him, street layouts befuddle him, and all the while he senses someone watching him, recording his every movement."--Dust jacket.
221 p. 2012
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Matched Condie, Allyson Braithwaite
Matched
All her life, Cassia has never had a choice. The Society dictates everything: when and how to play, where to work, where to live, what to eat and wear, when to die, and most importantly to Cassia as she turns 17, who to marry. When she is Matched with her best friend Xander, things couldn't be more perfect. But why did her neighbor Ky's face show up on her match disk as well?
369 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Maze Runner Dashner, James
The Maze Runner
Sixteen-year-old Thomas wakes up with no memory in the middle of a maze and realizes he must work with the community in which he finds himself if he is to escape.
375 p. 2009
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Wither DeStefano, Lauren
Wither
After modern science turns every human into a genetic time bomb with men dying at age twenty-five and women dying at age twenty, girls are kidnapped and married off in order to repopulate the world.
358 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Fatherless Dobson, James C.
Fatherless
The year is 2042, and a long-predicted tipping point has arrived: the feeble old now outnumber the vigorous young, which intensifies a battle between competing cultural agendas.
431 p. 2013
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Waking Engine Edison, David
The Waking Engine
"Welcome to the City Unspoken, where Gods and Mortals come to die. Contrary to popular wisdom, death is not the end, nor is it a passage to some transcendent afterlife. Those who die merely awake as themselves on one of a million worlds, where they are fated to live until they die again, and wake up somewhere new. All are born only once, but die many times. until they come at last to the City Unspoken, where the gateway to True Death can be found. Wayfarers and pilgrims are drawn to the City, which is home to murderous aristocrats, disguised gods and goddesses, a sadistic faerie princess, immortal prostitutes and queens, a captive angel, gangs of feral Death Boys and Charnel Girls. and one very confused New Yorker. Late of Manhattan, Cooper finds himself in a City that is not what it once was. The gateway to True Death is failing, so that the City is becoming overrun by the Dying, who clot its byzantine streets and alleys. and a spreading madness threatens to engulf the entire metaverse. Richly imaginative, David Edison's The Waking Engine is a stunning debut by a major new talent" --Provided by publisher.
396 p. 2014
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The House of the Scorpion Farmer, Nancy
The House of the Scorpion
In a future where humans despise clones, Matt enjoys special status as the young clone of El Patro´n, the 142-year-old leader of a corrupt drug empire nestled between Mexico and the United States.
380 p. 2002
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Incarceron Fisher, Catherine
Incarceron
To free herself from an upcoming arranged marriage, Claudia, the daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, a futuristic prison with a mind of its own, decides to help a young prisoner escape.
442 p. 2010
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: One Second After Forstchen, William R.
One Second After
One man struggles to save his family and his small North Carolina town after America loses a war, in one second, a war based upon an Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) weapon that will send America back to the Dark Ages.
350 p. 2009
Adult Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Gone Grant, Michael
Gone
In a small town on the coast of California, everyone over the age of fourteen suddenly disappears, setting up a battle between the remaining town residents and the students from a local private school, as well as those who have "The Power" and are able to perform supernatural feats and those who do not.
558 p. 2008
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: Girl in the Arena : a Novel Containing Intense Prolonged Sequences of Disaster and Peril Haines, Lise
Girl in the Arena : a Novel Containing Intense Prolonged Sequences of Disaster and Peril
In Massachusetts, eighteen-year-old Lyn, who has grown up in the public eye as the daughter of seven gladiators, wants nothing less than to follow her mother's path, but her only way of avoiding marriage to the warrior who killed her last stepfather may be to face him in the arena.
324 p. 2009
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Eleventh Plague Hirsch, Jeff
The Eleventh Plague
Twenty years after the start of the war that caused the Collapse, fifteen-year-old Stephen, his father, and grandfather travel post-Collapse America scavenging, but when his grandfather dies and his father decides to risk everything to save the lives of two strangers, Stephen's life is turned upside down.
278 p. 2011
Teen Fiction Book
  Cover Art: The Children of Men James, P. D.
The Children of Men
In 2021, with the human race becoming extinct because of the infertility of all males, Oxford historian Theodore Faron is drawn into the schemes of an unlikely group of revolutionaries out to save society.
241 p. 1993
Adult Fiction Book
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