When the Hunger Games trilogy ignited a passionate fan base for Young Adult dystopian fiction, who would have thought this new trend would still be going strong this summer? If you or a young reader you know is one of the millions of dystopian lit fans out there, you won’t want to miss these new summer releases.
Lord of the Flies meets The Walking Dead
This fourth book in Charlie Higson’s Enemy series finds Small Sam and The Kid hiding out at the Tower of London. While they find safety and friendship there, they’re still drawn to the dangerous world outside—where a devastating disease is killing anyone over the age of 16 —and Sam won’t rest until he’s reunited with his sister Ella. As they venture into the battle zone, Sam and The Kid gain some insight into exactly what the disease is and if it has a cure, but must fend off enemies at almost every turn.
A Complex Morality Tale
Knox was born into one of the City's wealthiest families. A Patron, he has everything a boy could possibly want—the latest tech, the coolest clothes, and a Proxy to take all his punishments. When Knox breaks a vase, Syd is beaten. When Knox plays a practical joke, Syd is forced to haul rocks. And when Knox crashes a car, killing one of his friends, Syd is branded and sentenced to death.
What happens when you can buy your freedom at the cost of another’s life?
One Boy Fights Back
They came from the sky, parachuting out of military helicopters to invade Tucker Pierce’s idyllic hometown on Pemberwick Island, Maine.
They call themselves SYLO and they are a secret branch of the U.S. Navy. SYLO’s commander, Captain Granger, informs Pemberwick residents that the island has been hit by a lethal virus and must be quarantined. Now Pemberwick is cut off from the outside world, and Tucker doesn’t believe the official story. What happens next will have you on the edge of your seat.
Star-crossed Love in a Crumbling World
Tavia Michaels is the sole survivor of the plane crash that killed her parents, and now she has good reason to believe that she was the intended target. Now she’s having visions of a boy she’s never spoken to in real life, and sets out to find out where he is, and what these visions mean. As Tavia and Benson, her best friend and longtime crush, seek out the mysterious boy, the world around them is literally falling apart. To save mankind, Tavia may have to hurt the one person she cares about most, her constant companion, Benson.
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